Internet providers in Amherst, OH

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Amherst internet service at a glance

At 100%, broadband coverage in Amherst is comparable to the rest of Ohio - 99%, and comparable to broadband coverage across the U.S. - 95%.

The vast majority of those living in the Amherst area will have access to cable, which covers 100% of Amherst residents. DSL internet is also an option for many, offering service to 99% of the area. Fiber-optic is less available but still a popular internet option for roughly 1.630% of those living in Amherst.

There are six internet providers serving the Amherst area, and 99.48% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among Amherst's six internet providers, prices start at $29.99 and available download speeds reach up to 1,000 Mbps.

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Top high-speed internet providers in Amherst

The largest internet providers in Amherst are Spectrum, CenturyLink, and HughesNet bringing cable, DSL, and satellite options to Amherst.

Cable internet from Spectrum is available to nearly all Amherst residents, covering 100% of households. Many will also have the option of DSL from CenturyLink, which covers 89% of the area. Amherst’s third most-available internet provider, HughesNet, offers satellite to around 100% of Amherst residents.

Spectrum cable internet

Provider
Spectrum
Starting price*
$49.99/mo.
Max download speed

100 Mbps

Max upload speed

10 Mbps

Average availability

100%

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

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

Internet prices for Spectrum start at $49.99/mo.*, which is about the same as the average starting price for internet in Amherst, $47.79.

Spectrum customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 60 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $0.83 per Mbps, lower than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Amherst, $2.17.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Spectrum offers download speeds up to 100 Mbps and upload speeds up to 10 Mbps in Amherst. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are about the same as the average max speeds from all Amherst's providers, 77 Mbps.

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CenturyLink DSL internet

Provider
CenturyLink
Starting price*
$49/mo.
Max download speed

80 Mbps

Max upload speed

10 Mbps

Average availability

89%

DSL from CenturyLink offers broadband to nearly all households in Amherst covering 89% of the area.

DSL internet from CenturyLink uses telephone lines in Amherst 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 CenturyLink start at $49/mo.*, which is about the same as the average starting price for internet in Amherst, $47.79.

CenturyLink customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 12 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $4.08 per Mbps, higher than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Amherst, $2.17.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, CenturyLink offers download speeds up to 80 Mbps and upload speeds up to 10 Mbps in Amherst. These download speeds are available to 89% of the area, and are about the same as the average max speeds from all Amherst's providers, 77 Mbps.

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HughesNet satellite internet

Provider
HughesNet
Starting price*
$59.99/mo.
Max download speed

25 Mbps

Max upload speed

3 Mbps

Average availability

100%

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

HughesNet satellite internet offers reliable connection in areas of Amherst 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 $59.99/mo.*, which is significantly higher than the average starting price for internet in Amherst, $47.79.

HughesNet customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 2 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $30.00 per Mbps, significantly higher than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Amherst, $2.17.

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 Amherst. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are slightly slower than the average max speeds from all Amherst's providers, 77 Mbps.

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Amherst, OH internet providers

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Provider
Spectrum $49.99/mo. 60 - 100 MbpsCable100%
CenturyLink $49/mo. 12 - 100 MbpsFiber-optic1.630%
CenturyLink $49/mo. 12 - 80 MbpsDSL89%
Windstream $29.99/mo. 10 - 75 MbpsDSL2.167%
Armstrong Holdings, Inc. - -Cable2.465%
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Internet provider frequently asked questions

Armstrong Holdings, Inc. is the fastest internet provider in Amherst with download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps. These speeds are available to 2.465% of households in Amherst. The next fastest internet provider in Amherst is Spectrum, offering download speeds up to 100 Mbps to 100% of the area.

Windstream offers the cheapest internet in Amherst with plans starting at $29.99/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in Amherst, $47.79.

CenturyLink is the largest fiber-optic internet service provider in Amherst, covering 1.630% of the city.

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.

Resetting your router and optimizing your router settings can give you an instant speed boost. Consider Wi-Fi extenders if your signal is weaker in certain areas of your home. Also, be sure to check your Wi-Fi network to see if there are any unknown devices or users connected that could be slowing your network.

According to the FCC, 93% of households have access to three or more providers. In many areas, a cable, DSL, satellite and possibly fiber-optic provider may be available. You are unlikely, however, to find multiple providers of the same internet type, such as two cable providers, in the same location because operating expenses in an area already served by another provider can be too high to be profitable.