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Internet providers in Fort Scott, KS

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Fort Scott, KS internet providers

Provider
AT&T $55.00 10 - 5,000 MbpsDSL96%
Optimum $40.00 300 - 1,000 MbpsCable100%
HughesNet $64.99 25 - 25 MbpsSatellite100%
Viasat $69.99 12 - 150 MbpsSatellite100%
Pixius Communications $55.00 5 - 40 MbpsWireless100%
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Fort Scott internet service at a glance

At 100%, broadband coverage in Fort Scott 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 Fort Scott area will have access to DSL, which covers 99% of Fort Scott residents. Cable internet is also an option for many, offering service to 98% of the area. Fiber-optic is less available but still a popular internet option for roughly 56% of those living in Fort Scott.

There are six internet providers serving the Fort Scott area, and 96.25% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among Fort Scott's six internet providers, prices start at $40 and available download speeds reach up to 5,000 Mbps.

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Average internet speeds in Fort Scott

ProviderDownload speedUpload speedInternet type
HughesNet 20 Mbps 1 Mbps Satellite
Optimum 48 Mbps 3 Mbps Cable
AT&T 254 Mbps 154 Mbps DSL

Top high-speed internet providers in Fort Scott

The largest internet providers in Fort Scott are AT&T, Optimum, and HughesNet bringing DSL, cable, and satellite options to Fort Scott.

DSL internet from AT&T is available to nearly all Fort Scott residents, covering 96% of households. Many will also have the option of cable from Optimum, which covers 100% of the area. Fort Scott’s third most-available internet provider, HughesNet, offers satellite to around 100% of Fort Scott residents.

AT&T DSL internet

Provider
AT&T
Starting price*
$55/mo.
Max download speed

5,000 Mbps

Max upload speed

0.768 Mbps

Average availability

96%

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

DSL internet from AT&T uses telephone lines in Fort Scott 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 $55/mo.*, which is about the same as the average starting price for internet in Fort Scott, $57.00.

AT&T customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 10 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $5.50 per Mbps, significantly higher than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Fort Scott, $0.81.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, AT&T offers download speeds up to 5,000 Mbps and upload speeds up to 0.768 Mbps in Fort Scott. These download speeds are available to 96% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Fort Scott's providers, 24 Mbps.

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Optimum cable internet

Provider
Optimum
Starting price*
$40/mo.
Max download speed

1,000 Mbps

Max upload speed

5 Mbps

Average availability

100%

Cable from Optimum offers broadband to all households in Fort Scott covering 100% of the area.

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

Internet prices for Optimum start at $40/mo.*, which is significantly lower than the average starting price for internet in Fort Scott, $57.00.

Optimum customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 300 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $0.13 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Fort Scott, $0.81.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Optimum offers download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps and upload speeds up to 5 Mbps in Fort Scott. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Fort Scott's providers, 24 Mbps.

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HughesNet satellite internet

Provider
HughesNet
Starting price*
$64.99/mo.
Max download speed

25 Mbps

Max upload speed

3 Mbps

Average availability

100%

Satellite from HughesNet offers broadband to all households in Fort Scott covering 100% of the area.

HughesNet satellite internet offers reliable connection in areas of Fort Scott where other internet types may not be available, but service is likely to come with low monthly data allowances and high latency, making streaming binges and real-time online gaming impractical.

Internet prices for HughesNet start at $64.99/mo.*, which is higher than the average starting price for internet in Fort Scott, $57.00.

HughesNet customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 25 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $2.60 per Mbps, higher than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Fort Scott, $0.81.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, HughesNet offers download speeds up to 25 Mbps and upload speeds up to 3 Mbps in Fort Scott. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are about the same as the average max speeds from all Fort Scott's providers, 24 Mbps.

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Internet provider frequently asked questions

AT&T is the fastest internet provider in Fort Scott with download speeds up to 5,000 Mbps. These speeds are available to 96% of households in Fort Scott. The next fastest internet provider in Fort Scott is Optimum, offering download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps to 100% of the area.

Optimum offers the cheapest internet in Fort Scott with plans starting at $40/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in Fort Scott, $57.00.

Each video streaming service has varying recommended speeds, but speeds up to 10 Mbps will often handle streaming on one device. For HD and 4K streaming, consider faster speeds of at least 25 Mbps to reduce buffering and maintain optimal picture quality.

Downgrading services or cutting extras, such as Wi-Fi extenders or premium tech support, can lower your monthly internet bill. You can also try to negotiate with your internet provider for a lower rate. Switching internet providers and bundling internet with other services is another common way to lower internet costs.

Wi-Fi connects your device to a router, but that router needs to be connected to the internet for your device to also be connected to the internet. You need an internet service provider to get Wi-Fi.

Select internet providers including AT&T, Spectrum and Xfinity have thousands of Wi-Fi hotspots that customers can connect to at no extra cost. If your internet provider does not offer free Wi-Fi hotspots, you can find free public Wi-Fi at your local library or many restaurants and cafes. Consider these tips for using public Wi-Fi safely.