Indianapolis Internet | Service Providers in Indianapolis

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About Internet Service in Indianapolis

Indianapolis, though it is a mid-size city, is the state capitol of Indiana. Its residents enjoy an economy that is largely driven by local government. While it has a full range of connectivity options, upload and download speeds are on the slow side. The lower speeds have created a slightly larger wireless provider market than other cities of similar size.

Indianapolis Quick Facts

  • Total Area (sq miles): 326
  • Population: 829,395
  • Housing Units: 837,318
Indianapolis Education Levels Overall U.S. Education Levels
H.S. Graduates 82.3% 80.0%
Bachelor’s Degree 25.9% 24.8%
Indianapolis Resident Incomes Overall U.S. Incomes
Median Income $47,527 $58,283
Poverty Rate 20.8% 15.8%
Below $25k 28.8% 24.1%
$25k-$50k 35.8% 30.0%
$50k-$100k 28.4% 30.6%
$100k-$200k 11.5% 16.5%
$200k or more 2.1% 4.2%

Source: BroadbandMap.gov

Internet Access in Indianapolis

City Connectivity

Indianapolis has a wide range of delivery options for wireless service. DSL and broadband cable is available in virtually all locations. Slightly more than half of Indianapolis residents may choose fiber optic cable; this is typical for a mid-size U.S. city.

City Accessibility Rates Overall U.S. Rates
DSL 100% 89.7%
Fiber 60.5% 23.3%
Cable 98.5% 88.6%
Wireless 100% 99.0%

Source: BroadbandMap.gov

Internet Speed in Indianapolis

Connectivity in Indiana is on the lower end of the scale, but the state of Indiana in general lags behind that of its neighbors.

  • Upload Speed: 4.35 Mbps
  • Download Speed: 17.40 Mbps
  • Source: NetIndex.com

Indianapolis-Area Providers

Four major providers serve a population of just over 800,000 in Indianapolis; this is somewhat generous for the size of the city. The busy wireless market is likely thriving in response to connectivity issues in general.

For Indianapolis, the final list of ISPs looks like this:

Verizon

  • Service Areas: city, metro area and surrounding
  • Service Tiers: Share Everything
  • Downstream Speeds: 500 Mbps, 1GB, 2GB, 4GB, 6GB
  • Monthly Price: $40, $50, $60, $70, $80
  • Features and Limitations: Verizon offers so many plans that it’s possible to truly customize them for a user’s unique needs. This flexibility is a bit pricey. Solid 4G LTE coverage is available throughout the extended area.

AT&T

  • Service Areas: city, metro area and surrounding
  • Service Tiers: Mobile Share Value No-Contract, Tablet Data Plan
  • Downstream Speeds: 6GB, 10GB
  • Monthly Price: $25, $14.99
  • Features and Limitations: AT&T offers fewer choices and much lower prices than its competitors. Coverage, however, is spotty in the metropolitan area and only moderate in the surrounding community.

T-Mobile

  • Service Areas: city, metro area and surrounding
  • Service Tiers: Nationwide
  • Downstream Speeds: 500 Mbps, 2.5 GB, Unlimited
  • Monthly Price: $50, $60, $70
  • Features and Limitations: T-Mobile is one of two providers that offer unlimited data usage in the area. It’s three plans are a bit pricey, however. 4G LTE Services is solid in the metropolitan area only, and spotty in surrounding areas.

Sprint Nextel

  • Service Areas: city, metro area and surrounding
  • Service Tiers: My All-In Unlimited, My Way
  • Downstream Speeds: Unlimited
  • Monthly Price: $110, $50
  • Features and Limitations: Sprint Nextel is the only carrier to offer all-unlimited data plan usage packages. The two price points, however, are quite high. There is solid coverage in the heart of the city and in all surrounding communities.

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