Best Ellijay Internet Service Providers
Broadband is defined as internet service with a minimum download speed of 25 Mbps. There are 3 choices for service in Ellijay, GA that meet this minimum speed threshold. Of course, many households will find this minimum speed is not sufficient for their needs, especially if they often have multiple downloads occurring simultaneously.
We aim to help you find the best choice when shopping for high speed internet service in Ellijay by using our ranking algorithm that takes into consideration the upload speed, download speed, coverage area and overall value. A summary of our results is as follows:
|Rank||Provider||Tech||Max Download Speed||Max Upload Speed||Availability|
|1||Ellijay||Cable, Fiber||600 Mbps||600 Mbps||86.1%|
|2||ViaSat||Satellite||100 Mbps||3 Mbps||100%|
|3||HughesNet||Satellite||25 Mbps||3 Mbps||100%|
Ellijay GA Internet Access Options
Studies have shown that the competition from having two or more broadband internet providers in a community leads to lower prices and better overall service.
The chart below graphs the segment of the population which has a choice of internet providers at four different ranges of download speeds.
Broadband Internet Speeds
For most users, the average download speed of their internet service is more important than their upload speed. However, upload speed plays at least some role for all users.
Average upload speeds in Ellijay of 3.21 Mbps are slower than the Gilmer County upload speeds and slower than the statewide average for Georgia.
Ellijay Internet Access Facts
The average upload speed in Ellijay is 3.21 Mbps. This is 4.2% slower than the Gilmer County average and 72.3% slower than the national average of 11.56 Mbps
Cable internet is available to 85.7% of Gilmer County residents
Fiber optic internet is available to 16.5% of Gilmer County residents
The average internet download speed in Gilmer County is 14.91 Mbps based upon 61256 samples taken in the past year
The average download speed in Ellijay is 46.1% slower than the average in Georgia and 50.5% slower than the national average of 32.4 Mbps
The average internet download speed in Ellijay is 16.05 Mbps based upon 60296 measurements taken in the last 12 months
Internet Access Technologies
DSL, Cable, Fiber and Fixed Wireless are four common types of technology used to provide internet access. The following chart shows the percentage of Ellijay residents who have access to each of these technology types.
Internet Service FAQs
Who has the best internet service near me?
Our proprietary algorithm that takes into consideration download speed, upload speed, availability and overall value ranks Ellijay as the top provider for Ellijay, Georgia.
Who has the fastest internet service in Ellijay?
Ellijay with a download speed of 600 Mbps provides the fastest internet service in Ellijay.
What locations were used in calculating broadband internet coverage for Ellijay, Georgia?
The following zip codes were used: 30536 and 30540
What is fiber internet service?
Fiber internet service transmits data by sending pulses of light over thin glass fiber optic cable. In most cases fiber internet service download speeds will be faster than cable or DSL, however, fiber service is limited with less than half of Americans living in an area with fiber coverage.
What internet download speed do I need?
Consider the following general rules of thumb when determining the download speed you need for your new Ellijay internet service.
|25+ Mbps||1-2 devices||Web browsing|
HD video streaming
|100+ Mbps||3-5 devices||Video conferencing|
4K video streaming
|1000+ Mbps||6+ devices||Multiple video or 4K streams|
Zero latency gaming
How do the internet speeds in Ellijay compare to other cities in Georgia?
Is there fiber internet service near me?
Yes, there is 1 fiber internet provider in Ellijay - Ellijay.
What is DSL internet service?
DSL provides internet service via phone lines but at speeds typically 100x or more than old fashioned dial-up service over those same phone lines. Download speeds are typically slower than cable, but DSL is more likely to be available in a remote location than cable.
Which internet service provider offers the most coverage in Ellijay, Georgia?
Ellijay provides broadband internet service to 86.1% of Ellijay.
Ellijay Cable TV, Satellite TV and Streaming Services
Our ranking of internet service plans can make choosing a new provider fairly easy. Selecting a TV provider is more difficult as additional variables are involved. If you are a heavy TV viewer and/or watch in multiple rooms at the same time, a traditional cable TV package or satellite TV provider may be the best option for you. However, if you live in a rental property or a heavily wooded area, satellite TV may not be a viable option. Streaming TV packages can be a good option for many, especially if your internet plan does not have a data limit. Read through the pros and cons of the various TV packages available to you and chose the best match to your viewing needs.
- 290+ channels
- Satellite coverage virtually anywhere
- 4 video package tiers
- Access to apps, Google assistant and 2000 hour smart DVR
Hulu Live TV
- 75+ channels
- Access to premium Hulu originals
- Includes Disney+ and ESPN+
- 2 simultaneous streams supported on a broad array of devices
- 140+ channels
- Unlimited cloud DVR
- Local network and sports coverage
- Unlimited streams in-home. TV to go with the DIRECTV app
- 180+ channels
- 1000 hours of cloud DVR
- Local network coverage
- Extensive sports coverage plus sports add-on packages