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Internet providers in Emporia, KS

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Emporia, KS internet providers

Provider
AT&T $49.99 10 - 18 MbpsDSL96%
Sparklight $45.00 100 - 1,000 MbpsCable100%
Valu-Net $59.95 150 - 1,000 MbpsFiber-optic94%
HughesNet $49.99 25 - 25 MbpsSatellite100%
Mercury Wireless Indiana . $39.95 -Wireless100%
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Emporia internet service at a glance

At 100%, broadband coverage in Emporia is comparable to the rest of Kansas - 94%, and comparable to broadband coverage across the U.S. - 95%.

The vast majority of those living in the Emporia area will have access to cable, which covers 100% of Emporia residents. DSL internet is also an option for many, offering service to 96% of the area. Fiber-optic is less available but still a popular internet option for roughly 94% of those living in Emporia.

There are six internet providers serving the Emporia area, and 99.14% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among Emporia's six internet providers, prices start at $45 and available download speeds reach up to 1,000 Mbps.

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Average internet speeds in Emporia

ProviderDownload speedUpload speedInternet type
HughesNet 13 Mbps 1 Mbps Satellite
Sparklight 108 Mbps 10 Mbps Cable
AT&T 308 Mbps 177 Mbps DSL

Top high-speed internet providers in Emporia

The largest internet providers in Emporia are AT&T, Sparklight, and Valu-Net bringing DSL, cable, and fiber-optic options to Emporia.

DSL internet from AT&T is available to nearly all Emporia residents, covering 96% of households. Many will also have the option of cable from Sparklight, which covers 100% of the area. Emporia’s third most-available internet provider, Valu-Net, offers fiber-optic to around 94% of Emporia residents.

AT&T DSL internet

Provider
AT&T
Starting price*
$49.99/mo.
Max download speed

18 Mbps

Max upload speed

0.768 Mbps

Average availability

96%

DSL from AT&T offers broadband to nearly all households in Emporia covering 96% of the area.

DSL internet from AT&T uses telephone lines in Emporia to deliver service, which often leads to lower prices and higher availability, though download speeds are likely to be slower than cable or fiber-optic internet.

Internet prices for AT&T start at $49.99/mo.*, which is about the same as the average starting price for internet in Emporia, $49.15.

AT&T customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 10 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $5.00 per Mbps, significantly higher than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Emporia, $0.83.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, AT&T offers download speeds up to 18 Mbps and upload speeds up to 0.768 Mbps in Emporia. These download speeds are available to 96% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Emporia's providers, 410 Mbps.

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Sparklight cable internet

Provider

Sparklight

Starting price*
$45/mo.
Max download speed

1,000 Mbps

Max upload speed

50 Mbps

Average availability

100%

Cable from Sparklight offers broadband to all households in Emporia covering 100% of the area.

Sparklight’s cable network is likely to offer faster speeds than DSL or satellite service, but Emporia residents in densely populated areas may experience slowed speeds during peak usage times.

Internet prices for Sparklight start at $45/mo.*, which is about the same as the average starting price for internet in Emporia, $49.15.

Sparklight customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 100 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $0.45 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Emporia, $0.83.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Sparklight offers download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps and upload speeds up to 50 Mbps in Emporia. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Emporia's providers, 410 Mbps.

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Valu-Net fiber-optic internet

Provider

Valu-Net

Starting price*
$59.95/mo.
Max download speed

1,000 Mbps

Max upload speed

1,000 Mbps

Average availability

94%

Fiber-optic from Valu-Net offers broadband to nearly all households in Emporia covering 94% of the area.

Fiber-optic service from Valu-Net is popular for its fast download and upload speeds, even during peak usage times, but may be less available throughout Emporia than other internet types.

Internet prices for Valu-Net start at $59.95/mo.*, which is significantly higher than the average starting price for internet in Emporia, $49.15.

Valu-Net customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 150 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $0.40 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Emporia, $0.83.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Valu-Net offers download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps and upload speeds up to 1,000 Mbps in Emporia. These download speeds are available to 94% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Emporia's providers, 410 Mbps.

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Internet coverage for rural areas

If you live in the heart of Emporia, you’ll likely have options from cable, DSL, and fiber-optic internet providers. For those in rural areas or just outside Emporia, however, satellite or fixed wireless internet may be the best internet option.

Satellite internet from HughesNet and Viasat offers 100% availability in Emporia and surrounding areas. HughesNet starting prices are about average in Emporia at $49.99/mo. for speeds up to 25 Mbps. Viasat starting prices are about average in Emporia at $50/mo. for speeds up to 5 Mbps. Satellite internet is a less appealing option for many Emporia residents, however, as service typically comes with high latency and low data allowances.

Fixed wireless is another popular internet option for those in rural areas. Those living in or just outside of Emporia may have access to fixed wireless internet service from HughesNet, with plans starting at $49.99 and available download speeds up to 25 Mbps. Fixed wireless service is less likely to come with the high latency of satellite internet, but monthly data limits can still be an issue compared to Emporia cable, DSL, and fiber-optic internet providers.

Internet provider frequently asked questions

Sparklight is the fastest internet provider in Emporia with download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps. These speeds are available to 100% of households in Emporia. The next fastest internet provider in Emporia is Valu-Net, offering download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps to 94% of the area.

Mercury Wireless Indiana . offers the cheapest internet in Emporia with plans starting at $39.95/mo. This is slightly less than the average starting price for internet in Emporia, $49.15.

Valu-Net is the largest fiber-optic internet service provider in Emporia, covering 94% of the city.

Take a speed test to see what download and upload speeds you are getting. For the best results, perform the test over a wired connection. View our speed test guide for a full breakdown of your results. If you want faster speeds, consider these tips for boosting internet speed, or shop for faster internet plans in your area.

Upgrading your internet plan or switching to a new provider that offers faster internet service is the best way to get significantly faster speeds, but that will likely also come with a price increase. To get faster internet without changing your plan or provider, upgrade your internet equipment or reduce the number of devices connected to your network.

Fiber and cable internet are similar internet service types, but fiber offers a few advantages over cable. Fiber internet can deliver faster upload and download speeds than cable in most areas, and is less vulnerable to slowed speeds during peak usage times. Cable does have the advantage over fiber in terms of availability, covering 89% of U.S. households compared to fiber’s 38%.