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Internet providers in Merriam, KS

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AT&T $40 100 - 1,000 MbpsFiber-optic18%
AT&T $30 100 - 75 MbpsDSL99%
Spectrum $44.99 60 - 300 MbpsCable100%
Google Fiber $50 100 - 1,000 MbpsFiber-optic100%
Consolidated Communications $25 10 - 1,000 MbpsFiber-optic72%
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Merriam internet service at a glance

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

There are nine internet providers serving the Merriam area, and 100% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among Merriam's nine internet providers, prices start at $25 and available download speeds reach up to 1,000 Mbps.

Top high-speed internet providers in Merriam

The largest internet providers in Merriam are AT&T and Spectrum bringing DSL, fiber-optic, and cable options to Merriam.

DSL internet from AT&T is available to nearly all Merriam residents, covering 99% of households. Some will also have the option of fiber-optic from AT&T, which covers 18% of the area. Merriam’s third most-available internet provider, Spectrum, offers cable to around 100% of Merriam residents.

AT&T DSL internet

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

75 Mbps

Max upload speed

20 Mbps

Average availability

99%

DSL from AT&T offers broadband to all households in Merriam covering 99% of the area.

DSL internet from AT&T uses telephone lines in Merriam 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 Merriam, $45.62.

AT&T customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 100 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $0.30 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Merriam, $0.83.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, AT&T offers download speeds up to 75 Mbps and upload speeds up to 20 Mbps in Merriam. These download speeds are available to 99% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Merriam's providers, 444 Mbps.

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AT&T fiber-optic internet

Provider
AT&T
Starting price*
$40/mo.
Max download speed

1,000 Mbps

Max upload speed

1,000 Mbps

Average availability

18%

Fiber-optic from AT&T offers broadband to a limited number of households in Merriam covering 18% of the area.

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

Internet prices for AT&T start at $40/mo.*, which is lower than the average starting price for internet in Merriam, $45.62.

AT&T customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 100 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 Merriam, $0.83.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, AT&T offers download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps and upload speeds up to 1,000 Mbps in Merriam. These download speeds are available to 18% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Merriam's providers, 444 Mbps.

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Spectrum cable internet

Provider
Spectrum
Starting price*
$44.99/mo.
Max download speed

300 Mbps

Max upload speed

20 Mbps

Average availability

100%

Cable from Spectrum offers broadband to all households in Merriam covering 100% of the area.

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

Internet prices for Spectrum start at $44.99/mo.*, which is about the same as the average starting price for internet in Merriam, $45.62.

Spectrum customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 60 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $0.75 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Merriam, $0.83.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Spectrum offers download speeds up to 300 Mbps and upload speeds up to 20 Mbps in Merriam. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Merriam's providers, 444 Mbps.

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Internet coverage for rural areas

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

Satellite internet from HughesNet and Viasat offers 100% availability in Merriam and surrounding areas. HughesNet starting prices are significantly higher than average in Merriam at $59.99/mo. for speeds up to 25 Mbps. Viasat starting prices are about average in Merriam at $50/mo. for speeds up to 12 Mbps. Satellite internet is a less appealing option for many Merriam 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 Merriam 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 Merriam cable, fiber-optic, and DSL internet providers.

Internet provider frequently asked questions

AT&T is the fastest internet provider in Merriam with download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps. These speeds are available to 18% of households in Merriam. The next fastest internet provider in Merriam is Google Fiber, offering download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps to 100% of the area.

Consolidated Communications offers the cheapest internet in Merriam with plans starting at $25/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in Merriam, $45.62.

Google Fiber is the largest fiber-optic internet service provider in Merriam, covering 100% of the city. Consolidated Communications also offers fiber internet in Merriam and is available to 72% of households.

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%.

No matter where you live, your address is likely serviceable for satellite internet from providers such as HughesNet and Viasat. You will probably also have the option of at least one cable provider, such as Cox, Spectrum and Xfinity, and DSL providers such as Frontier and Verizon. Roughly a third of households will be eligible for fiber internet from AT&T, CenturyLink, Windstream or other providers.

There are benefits to using your own router vs. buying or renting one from your internet provider, such as lower monthly costs and more product options. If you choose to use your own router, keep in mind that your internet provider’s tech support may not be able to fully assist you with your personal router. Select providers may not give you the option to use your own router.