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Internet providers in Hays, KS

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Hays, KS internet providers

Provider
AT&T $30.00 10 - 18 MbpsDSL95%
Golden Belt Telephone $59.95 25 - 1,000 MbpsFiber-optic100%
Eagle Communications $25.00 25 - 100 MbpsCable76%
HughesNet $59.99 25 - 25 MbpsSatellite100%
Viasat $50.00 12 - 5 MbpsSatellite100%
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Hays internet service at a glance

At 100%, broadband coverage in Hays 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 Hays area will have access to fiber-optic, which covers 100% of Hays residents. DSL internet is also an option for many, offering service to 95% of the area. Cable is less available but still a popular internet option for roughly 76% of those living in Hays.

There are five internet providers serving the Hays area, and 97.97% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among Hays's five internet providers, prices start at $25 and available download speeds reach up to 1,000 Mbps.

Top high-speed internet providers in Hays

The largest internet providers in Hays are AT&T, Golden Belt Telephone, and Eagle Communications bringing DSL, fiber-optic, and cable options to Hays.

DSL internet from AT&T is available to nearly all Hays residents, covering 95% of households. Many will also have the option of fiber-optic from Golden Belt Telephone, which covers 100% of the area. Hays’s third most-available internet provider, Eagle Communications, offers cable to around 76% of Hays residents.

AT&T DSL internet

Provider
AT&T
Starting price*
$30/mo.
Max download speed

18 Mbps

Max upload speed

0.768 Mbps

Average availability

95%

DSL from AT&T offers broadband to nearly all households in Hays covering 95% of the area.

DSL internet from AT&T uses telephone lines in Hays 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 $30/mo.*, which is significantly lower than the average starting price for internet in Hays, $44.99.

AT&T customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 10 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $3.00 per Mbps, higher than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Hays, $1.87.

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 Hays. These download speeds are available to 95% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Hays's providers, 231 Mbps.

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Golden Belt Telephone fiber-optic internet

Provider

Golden Belt Telephone

Starting price*
$59.95/mo.
Max download speed

1,000 Mbps

Max upload speed

1,000 Mbps

Average availability

100%

Fiber-optic from Golden Belt Telephone offers broadband to all households in Hays covering 100% of the area.

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

Internet prices for Golden Belt Telephone start at $59.95/mo.*, which is significantly higher than the average starting price for internet in Hays, $44.99.

Golden Belt Telephone customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 25 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $2.40 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Hays, $1.87.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Golden Belt Telephone offers download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps and upload speeds up to 1,000 Mbps in Hays. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Hays's providers, 231 Mbps.

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Eagle Communications cable internet

Provider

Eagle Communications

Starting price*
$25/mo.
Max download speed

100 Mbps

Max upload speed

10 Mbps

Average availability

76%

Cable from Eagle Communications offers broadband to most households in Hays covering 76% of the area.

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

Internet prices for Eagle Communications start at $25/mo.*, which is significantly lower than the average starting price for internet in Hays, $44.99.

Eagle Communications customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 25 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $1.00 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Hays, $1.87.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Eagle Communications offers download speeds up to 100 Mbps and upload speeds up to 10 Mbps in Hays. These download speeds are available to 76% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Hays's providers, 231 Mbps.

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Internet coverage for rural areas

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

Satellite internet from HughesNet and Viasat offers 100% availability in Hays and surrounding areas. HughesNet starting prices are significantly higher than average in Hays at $59.99/mo. for speeds up to 25 Mbps. Viasat starting prices are higher than average in Hays at $50/mo. for speeds up to 5 Mbps. Satellite internet is a less appealing option for many Hays 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 Hays may have access to fixed wireless internet service from HughesNet, with plans starting at $59.99 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 Hays fiber-optic, DSL, and cable internet providers.

Internet provider frequently asked questions

Golden Belt Telephone is the fastest internet provider in Hays with download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps. These speeds are available to 100% of households in Hays. The next fastest internet provider in Hays is Eagle Communications, offering download speeds up to 100 Mbps to 76% of the area.

Eagle Communications offers the cheapest internet in Hays with plans starting at $25/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in Hays, $44.99.

Golden Belt Telephone is the largest fiber-optic internet service provider in Hays, covering 100% of the city.

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.

Yes. Fiber-optic internet is a completely different technology than DSL or cable internet, and therefore requires a different type of modem. In many cases, you can get the required modem from your internet provider at no extra cost.

There are many factors that can influence internet speed. In many cases, restarting your router will resolve speed and connectivity issues. Other factors, such as peak usage times and speed throttling can also cause temporary speed issues.