Internet providers in Athens, OH

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Athens internet service at a glance

At 100%, broadband coverage in Athens 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 Athens area will have access to cable, which covers 100% of Athens residents. DSL internet is also an option for many, offering service to 95% of the area. No fiber-optic providers are currently available in Athens, but satellite or fixed-wireless providers may offer broadband options in your area.

There are five internet providers serving the Athens area, and 94.95% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among Athens's five internet providers, prices start at $24.99 and available download speeds reach up to 100 Mbps.

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Top high-speed internet providers in Athens

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

DSL internet from Frontier is available to nearly all Athens residents, covering 95% of households. Many will also have the option of cable from Spectrum, which covers 100% of the area. Athens’s third most-available internet provider, HughesNet, offers satellite to around 100% of Athens residents.

Frontier DSL internet

Provider
Frontier
Starting price*
$24.99/mo.
Max download speed

24 Mbps

Max upload speed

2 Mbps

Average availability

95%

DSL from Frontier offers broadband to nearly all households in Athens covering 95% of the area.

DSL internet from Frontier uses telephone lines in Athens 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 Frontier start at $24.99/mo.*, which is significantly lower than the average starting price for internet in Athens, $46.24.

Frontier customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 6 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $4.17 per Mbps, higher than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Athens, $2.31.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Frontier offers download speeds up to 24 Mbps and upload speeds up to 2 Mbps in Athens. These download speeds are available to 95% of the area, and are about the same as the average max speeds from all Athens's providers, 40 Mbps.

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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 Athens covering 100% of the area.

Spectrum’s cable network is likely to offer faster speeds than DSL or satellite service, but Athens 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 Athens, $46.24.

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 Athens, $2.31.

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 Athens. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are slightly faster than the average max speeds from all Athens's providers, 40 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 Athens covering 100% of the area.

HughesNet satellite internet offers reliable connection in areas of Athens 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 Athens, $46.24.

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 Athens, $2.31.

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 Athens. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are about the same as the average max speeds from all Athens's providers, 40 Mbps.

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Athens, OH internet providers

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Provider
Frontier $24.99/mo. 6 - 24 MbpsDSL95%
Spectrum $49.99/mo. 60 - 100 MbpsCable100%
HughesNet $59.99/mo. 2 - 25 MbpsSatellite100%
ViaSat, Inc. $50/mo. 12 - 12 MbpsSatellite100%
Intelliwave, LLC - -Wireless8.763%
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Internet provider frequently asked questions

Spectrum is the fastest internet provider in Athens with download speeds up to 100 Mbps. These speeds are available to 100% of households in Athens. The next fastest internet provider in Athens is HughesNet, offering download speeds up to 25 Mbps to 100% of the area.

Frontier offers the cheapest internet in Athens with plans starting at $24.99/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in Athens, $46.24.

Available providers vary by address, but your location is likely serviceable for cable and DSL internet. Fiber internet may also be an internet option, but this technology is typically found in larger cities. Those living in rural areas not serviceable for cable, DSL or fiber internet may find satellite or fixed wireless internet to be their only options.

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 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.

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.