Best Hays Internet Service Providers
There are a total of 4 companies providing internet service to a significant portion of Hays, Kansas and meet the minimum accepted broadband definition of 25 Mbps download speed. Our proprietary ranking calculation takes into account different aspects of useable download speed, upload speed and coverage area. For example, an increase of 100 Mbps download speed from 200 Mbps to 300 Mbps is much more significant for users than an increase from 1000 Mbps to 1100Mpbs. Also, for nearly all users download speed is much more important than upload speed. Our ranked ordering of internet service providers in Hays:
|Rank||Provider||Tech||Max Download Speed||Max Upload Speed||Availability|
|1||Rural Telephone Service Co. dba Nex-Tech||Fiber||1000 Mbps||1000 Mbps||100.0%|
|2||Vyve Broadband Investments||Cable||100 Mbps||10 Mbps||96.1%|
|3||ViaSat||Satellite||100 Mbps||3 Mbps||100%|
|4||HughesNet||Satellite||25 Mbps||3 Mbps||100%|
Hays KS Internet Access Options
More internet service competition in a city encourages providers to continue to build out and improve their network in addition to keeping prices fair.
The following represents the percentage of population in Hays which have access to at least two internet service providers with a particular internet access speed:
Broadband Internet Speeds
How does the average download speed for broadband internet in Hays compare to Ellis County? The average speed in Hays is 24.62 Mbps which is faster than Ellis County overall.
On a statewide basis this download speed is slower than the Kansas average of 26.76 Mbps.
Hays Internet Access Facts
DSL internet is available to 0.0% of the Ellis County population
The average internet download speed in Hays is 24.62 Mbps based upon 69168 measurements taken in the last 12 months
Cable internet is available to 96.1% of the Hays population
Fiber optic internet is available to 100.0% of Hays residents
There are 4 residential internet providers in Hays, KS providing service to at least 15% of the city
The average download speed in Hays is 24.2% faster than the Ellis County average and 24% slower than the national average of 32.4 Mbps
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 Hays 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 Rural Telephone Service Co. dba Nex-Tech as the top provider for Hays, Kansas.
How do the internet speeds in Hays compare to other cities in Kansas?
What is cable internet service?
Cable internet service streams data through the same coaxial cables used for cable television. In nearly all instances cable internet will be faster than DSL. Cable internet is available to nearly 90% of Americans but does not have as much coverage in remote areas as DSL.
What is Mbps?
Mbps is an abbreviation for Megabits Per Second and represents the rate of data transmission. A larger value for download Mbps or upload Mbps means a file will take less time to be sent than it will with an internet connection with a lower Mbps.
What download speed do I need to stream movies?
For HD movies and shows Amazon Prime Video, Netflix, Disney+ and Hulu all recommend a minimum of 5 Mbps. Streaming 4K/UHD content requires a minimum of 25 Mbps for Amazon Prime Video, Netflix, Disney+ and Hulu.
What locations were used in calculating broadband internet coverage for Hays, Kansas?
The following zip codes were used: 67601
Who has the fastest internet service in Hays?
Rural Telephone Service Co. dba Nex-Tech with a download speed of 1000 Mbps provides the fastest internet service in Hays.
Is there DSL internet service near me?
Unlikely. Our records indicate there are no DSL providers that offer coverage to more than 15% of residents in Hays, Kansas.
Hays 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