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Internet providers in 45801

Find internet providers serving the 45801 area. Compare plan pricing and speeds from fiber-optic, cable and DSL providers.

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45801 internet providers

Provider
Spectrum $49.99 300 - 1,000 Mbps **Cable99%
CenturyLink $50.00 *** 10 - 940 MbpsDSL84%
Clara City $49.95 25 - 100 MbpsFiber-optic11%
HughesNet $64.99 25 - 25 MbpsSatellite100%
Viasat $69.99 12 - 150 MbpsSatellite100%
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45801 internet service at a glance

At 100%, broadband coverage in the 45801 ZIP code 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 45801 ZIP will have access to cable, which covers 99% of households. DSL internet is also an option for many, offering service to 70% of the area. Fiber-optic is less available but still a popular internet option for roughly 26% of those living in the 45801 ZIP code.

There are eight internet providers serving the 45801 area, and 96.87% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among eight internet providers in 45801, 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 104 Mbps 15 Mbps Cable
CenturyLink 8 Mbps 2 Mbps DSL

Top high-speed internet providers in 45801

The largest internet providers serving the 45801 ZIP code are Spectrum, CenturyLink, and Clara City bringing cable, DSL, and fiber-optic options to the area.

Cable internet from Spectrum is available to nearly all in the 45801 ZIP code, covering 99% of households. Many will also have the option of DSL from CenturyLink, which covers 84% of the area. Lima’s third most-available internet provider, Clara City, offers fiber-optic to around 11% of residents in the 45801 ZIP code.

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

99%

Cable from Spectrum offers broadband to all households in the 45801 ZIP code, covering 99% of the area.

Spectrum’s cable network is likely to offer faster speeds than DSL or satellite service, but 45801 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 45801 ZIP code. These download speeds are available to 99% 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

40 Mbps

Average availability

84%

DSL from CenturyLink offers broadband to nearly all households in the 45801 ZIP code, covering 84% of the area.

DSL internet from CenturyLink uses telephone lines 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 40 Mbps in 45801 ZIP code. These download speeds are available to 84% 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

50 Mbps

Average availability

11%

Fiber-optic from Clara City offers broadband to a limited number of households in the 45801 ZIP code, covering 11% 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 45801 ZIP code 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 50 Mbps in 45801 ZIP code. These download speeds are available to 11% 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 have limited cable, DSL and fiber-optic internet options in the 45801 ZIP code, satellite and fixed wireless providers may be available.

Satellite internet from HughesNet and Viasat offers 100% availability in 45801 and the greater Lima area. 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 in the 45801 ZIP, however, as service typically comes with high latency and low data allowances.

Internet providers in 45801 frequently asked questions

Spectrum is the fastest internet provider in the 45801 ZIP code with download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps*. These speeds are available to 99% of households in 45801. The next fastest internet provider in the 45801 ZIP code is NKTelco, offering download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps to 21% of the area.

Clara City offers the cheapest internet in the 45801 ZIP with service 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 serving the 45801 ZIP code, covering 11% of the city.

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.

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.

Cable internet will nearly always offer faster speeds than DSL, but typically at a higher price point. So if you’re shopping for cheap internet plans, DSL may be your better option but if you want speed, consider cable internet.