Las Vegas Internet | Service Providers in Las Vegas

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About Internet Service in Las Vegas

Las Vegas is different than most American cities for a variety of reasons, including its higher than average Internet connection speeds. Las Vegas’ 123 square miles are covered by approximately 97% DSL coverage and 100% cable and wireless. However, Las Vegas has no fiber coverage, which may seem strange, given the fact that Las Vegas thrives on the latest and greatest in resorts and entertainment.

Las Vegas Quick Facts

  • Total Area (sq miles): 123
  • Population: 597,087
  • Housing Units: 254,142
Las Vegas Education Levels Overall U.S. Education Levels
H.S. Graduates 78.7% 80.0%
Bachelor’s Degree 19.1% 24.8%
Las Vegas Resident Incomes Overall U.S. Incomes
Median Income $60,713 $58,283
Poverty Rate 15.0% 15.8%
Below $25k 20.9% 24.1%
$25k-$50k 29.7% 30.0%
$50k-$100k 33.6% 30.6%
$100k-$200k 17.2% 16.5%
$200k or more 3.7% 4.2%

Source: BroadbandMap.gov

Internet Access in Las Vegas

City Connectivity

Las Vegas’ hotels and casinos may have tens of thousands of miles of fiber optic lighting, but this fiber has yet to make an appearance in Las Vegas homes as means of Internet access. Still, with the limitations of copper only delivery, Las Vegas residents enjoy some of the highest Internet connection rates in the country.

City Accessibility Rates Overall U.S. Rates
DSL 97.4% 89.7%
Fiber 0.0% 23.3%
Cable 100% 88.6%
Wireless 100% 99.0%

Source: BroadbandMap.gov

Internet Speed in Las Vegas

As fast as Las Vegas residents Internet connections are when compared to the national averages, they are still ranked fourth in Nevada for download speeds. North Las Vegas tops them by about 1.5 Mbps on downloads. Of course, after Las Vegas, Nevada’s speeds drop off dramatically. The question for Las Vegas is what kinds of speeds can residents expect when fiber finally makes its debut on the Las Vegas stage?

  • Upload Speed: 9.67 Mbps
  • Download Speed: 24.58 Mbps
  • Source: NetIndex.com

Las Vegas-Area Providers

Las Vegas hotels and casinos are served by a large number of ISPs of various sizes and descriptions; however, residents can choose from only four providers. Each of the ISPs serving the Las Vegas residential market vary in the scope of their offerings, and some have only a limited service area within the city.

For Las Vegas, the final list of ISPs looks like this:

Cox Communications

  • Service Areas: Service levels and availability vary by address
  • Service Tiers: Essential, Preferred, Premier, and Ultimate
  • Downstream Speeds: 5 Mbps, 25 Mbps, 50 Mbps, and 150 Mbps
  • Monthly Price: $34.99 – $96.99
  • Features and Limitations: Cox offers subscribers savings for bundled services such as Internet, TV, and telephone services. The Essential service tier offers downstream speeds of 5 Mbps combined with upload speeds of only 1 Mbps, which are rather skimpy when compared to the city’s average download speed of 24.58 Mbps.

CenturyLink

  • Service Areas: Availability based on address
  • Service Tiers: 3 Levels of service
  • Downstream Speeds: 1.5 Mbps, 3 Mbps,and 10 Mbps
  • Monthly Price: $39.95
  • Features and Limitations: The website lists the same price for all three levels of service, which does not include a service activation charge.

Switch Communications

  • Service Areas: Availability based on address
  • Service Tiers: Residential and Residential 2
  • Downstream Speeds: 512 Kbps and 3 Mbps
  • Monthly Price: $33.95 and $43.95
  • Features and Limitations: This is a small regional ISP. There is an installation\activation fee that generally falls around $99.95. They do not require a monthly contract.

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