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Internet providers in Lima, OH

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Lima, OH internet providers

Provider
Spectrum $49.99 300 - 1,000 Mbps **Cable100%
CenturyLink $50.00 *** 10 - 940 MbpsDSL89%
Clara City $49.95 25 - 100 MbpsFiber-optic21%
HughesNet $64.99 25 - 25 MbpsSatellite100%
Viasat $69.99 12 - 150 MbpsSatellite100%
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Lima internet service at a glance

At 100%, broadband coverage in Lima 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 Lima area will have access to cable, which covers 100% of Lima residents. DSL internet is also an option for many, offering service to 48% of the area. Fiber-optic is less available but still a popular internet option for roughly 43% of those living in Lima.

There are eight internet providers serving the Lima area, and 99.08% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among Lima's eight internet providers, prices start at $49.95 and available download speeds reach up to 1,000 Mbps.

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Average internet speeds in Lima

ProviderDownload speedUpload speedInternet type
Spectrum 106 Mbps 15 Mbps Cable
CenturyLink 7 Mbps 1 Mbps DSL

Top high-speed internet providers in Lima

The largest internet providers in Lima are Spectrum, CenturyLink, and Clara City bringing cable, DSL, and fiber-optic options to Lima.

Cable internet from Spectrum is available to nearly all Lima residents, covering 100% of households. Many will also have the option of DSL from CenturyLink, which covers 89% of the area. Lima’s third most-available internet provider, Clara City, offers fiber-optic to around 21% of Lima residents.

Spectrum cable internet

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

1,000 Mbps**

(wireless speeds may vary)

Max upload speed

10 Mbps

Average availability

100%

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

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

Internet prices for Spectrum start at $49.99/mo.*, which is lower than the average starting price for internet in Lima, $56.81.

Spectrum customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 300 Mbps**, which comes to an estimated $0.17 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Lima, $0.90.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Spectrum offers download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps** and upload speeds up to 10 Mbps in Lima. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Lima's providers, 106 Mbps.

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CenturyLink DSL internet

Provider
CenturyLink
Starting price*
$50/mo.
Max download speed

940 Mbps

Max upload speed

10 Mbps

Average availability

89%

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

DSL internet from CenturyLink uses telephone lines in Lima 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 $50/mo.*, which is lower than the average starting price for internet in Lima, $56.81.

CenturyLink customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 10 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $5.00 per Mbps, significantly higher than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Lima, $0.90.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, CenturyLink offers download speeds up to 940 Mbps and upload speeds up to 10 Mbps in Lima. These download speeds are available to 89% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Lima's providers, 106 Mbps.

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Clara City fiber-optic internet

Provider

Clara City

Starting price*
$49.95/mo.
Max download speed

100 Mbps

Max upload speed

100 Mbps

Average availability

21%

Fiber-optic from Clara City offers broadband to some, but not many households in Lima covering 21% of the area.

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

Internet prices for Clara City start at $49.95/mo.*, which is lower than the average starting price for internet in Lima, $56.81.

Clara City customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 25 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $2.00 per Mbps, higher than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Lima, $0.90.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Clara City offers download speeds up to 100 Mbps and upload speeds up to 100 Mbps in Lima. These download speeds are available to 21% of the area, and are about the same as the average max speeds from all Lima's providers, 106 Mbps.

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Internet coverage for rural areas

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

Satellite internet from HughesNet and Viasat offers 100% availability in Lima and surrounding areas. HughesNet starting prices are higher than average in Lima at $64.99/mo. for speeds up to 25 Mbps. Viasat starting prices are significantly higher than average in Lima at $69.99/mo. for speeds up to 150 Mbps. Satellite internet is a less appealing option for many Lima residents, however, as service typically comes with high latency and low data allowances.

Internet provider frequently asked questions

Spectrum is the fastest internet provider in Lima with download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps*. These speeds are available to 100% of households in Lima. The next fastest internet provider in Lima is NKTelco, offering download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps to 9.226% of the area.

Clara City offers the cheapest internet in Lima with plans starting at $49.95/mo. This is slightly less than the average starting price for internet in Lima, $56.81.

Clara City is the largest fiber-optic internet service provider in Lima, covering 21% of the city.

Speeds of 10 Mbps and higher are good for gaming, but what you really want to consider when choosing an internet service for gaming is latency, or ping. Latency is the measure of how long it takes for your device to communicate with the server and is the main contributor to lag. The higher the ping, the more likely you are to experience lagging. Shoot for an internet service with latency below 100 ms.

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.

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.