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Forest internet service at a glance
Fastest advertised download speeds
Provider: C Spire
people have access to broadband internet of any type
1 provider - 99.58%
2 providers - 96.81%
3 providers - 35.13%
4+ providers - 0%
Most available internet technology
Cable - 97%
DSL - 100%
Fiber - 35%
At 100%, broadband coverage in Forest is comparable to the rest of Mississippi - 95%, and comparable to broadband coverage across the U.S. - 95%.
The vast majority of those living in the Forest area will have access to DSL, which covers 100% of Forest residents. Cable internet is also an option for many, offering service to 97% of the area. Fiber-optic is less available but still a popular internet option for roughly 35% of those living in Forest.
There are five internet providers serving the Forest area, and 96.81% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among Forest's five internet providers, prices start at $9.99 and available download speeds reach up to 1,000 Mbps.
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Top high-speed internet providers in Forest
The largest internet providers in Forest are AT&T, Buckeye Broadband, and C Spire bringing DSL, cable, and fiber-optic options to Forest.
DSL internet from AT&T is available to nearly all Forest residents, covering 98% of households. Many will also have the option of cable from Buckeye Broadband, which covers 97% of the area. Forest’s third most-available internet provider, C Spire, offers fiber-optic to around 35% of Forest residents.
AT&T DSL internet
DSL from AT&T offers broadband to nearly all households in Forest covering 98% of the area.
DSL internet from AT&T uses telephone lines in Forest 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 Forest, $44.00.
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 Forest, $1.07.
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 Forest. These download speeds are available to 98% of the area, and are about the same as the average max speeds from all Forest's providers, 53 Mbps.
Buckeye Broadband cable internet
Cable from Buckeye Broadband offers broadband to nearly all households in Forest covering 97% of the area.
Buckeye Broadband’s cable network is likely to offer faster speeds than DSL or satellite service, but Forest residents in densely populated areas may experience slowed speeds during peak usage times.
Internet prices for Buckeye Broadband start at $9.99/mo.*, which is significantly lower than the average starting price for internet in Forest, $44.00.
Buckeye Broadband customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 25 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 Forest, $1.07.
For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Buckeye Broadband offers download speeds up to 100 Mbps and upload speeds up to 5 Mbps in Forest. These download speeds are available to 97% of the area, and are slightly faster than the average max speeds from all Forest's providers, 53 Mbps.
C Spire fiber-optic internet
Fiber-optic from C Spire offers broadband to some, but not many households in Forest covering 35% of the area.
Fiber-optic service from C Spire is popular for its fast download and upload speeds, even during peak usage times, but may be less available throughout Forest than other internet types.
Internet prices for C Spire start at $70/mo.*, which is significantly higher than the average starting price for internet in Forest, $44.00.
For those who value internet speed as much as cost, C Spire offers download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps and upload speeds up to 1,000 Mbps in Forest. These download speeds are available to 35% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Forest's providers, 53 Mbps.
Internet coverage for rural areas
If you live in the heart of Forest, you’ll likely have options from DSL, cable, and fiber-optic internet providers. For those in rural areas or just outside Forest, however, satellite or fixed wireless internet may be the best internet option.
Satellite internet from HughesNet and Viasat offers 100% availability in Forest and surrounding areas. HughesNet starting prices are significantly higher than average in Forest at $59.99/mo. for speeds up to 25 Mbps. Viasat starting prices are higher than average in Forest at $50/mo. for speeds up to 12 Mbps. Satellite internet is a less appealing option for many Forest residents, however, as service typically comes with high latency and low data allowances.
Internet provider frequently asked questions
What’s the fastest internet provider in Forest?
C Spire is the fastest internet provider in Forest with download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps. These speeds are available to 35% of households in Forest. The next fastest internet provider in Forest is Buckeye Broadband, offering download speeds up to 100 Mbps to 97% of the area.
What’s the cheapest internet provider in Forest?
Buckeye Broadband offers the cheapest internet in Forest with plans starting at $9.99/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in Forest, $44.00.
Is fiber internet available in Forest?
C Spire is the largest fiber-optic internet service provider in Forest, covering 35% of the city.
Do I need Wi-Fi extenders?
Wi-Fi extenders are handy when your router can’t project a strong signal to everywhere in your home that you need it. Your internet provider may offer Wi-Fi extenders for an added monthly cost, or you can purchase one online or from most electronics retailers.
Where can I find free Wi-Fi near me?
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.
Is my internet speed being throttled?
If you suspect your slow speeds are the result of your internet provider throttling your connection, the easiest way to determine if you’re being throttled is to perform two speed tests. Run the first test on your regular network, then run the second one on a VPN. If the two speeds are drastically different (and the VPN test was higher), your internet provider may be throttling your speeds.