Wells, Nevada Broadband Internet Service

There are a total of 5 companies providing internet service to a significant portion of Wells, Nevada 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 Wells:

Rank Provider Tech Max Download Speed Max Upload Speed Availability
1FrontierDSL, Fiber115 Mbps115 Mbps98.4%
2Wells Community Internet Projectwireless30 Mbps5 Mbps100.0%
3Rise Broadbandwireless25 Mbps5 Mbps100.0%
4ViaSatSatellite100 Mbps3 Mbps100%
5HughesNetSatellite25 Mbps3 Mbps100%
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Wells NV Internet Access Options

When it comes to high speed internet availability, download speeds and overall customer satisfaction, cities with more than a single provider more often than not lead in all of these categories.
Does Wells have more than a single option at 25 Mbps, 100 Mbps, 250 Mbps and 1000 Mbps? The diagram below shows a summary:

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Broadband Internet Speeds

How does the average download speed for broadband internet in Wells compare to Elko County? The average speed in Wells is 7.5 Mbps which is slower than Elko County overall.
On a statewide basis this download speed is slower than the Nevada average of 20.98 Mbps.

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Wells Internet Access Facts

  • Fiber optic internet is available to 8.5% of Elko County residents

  • DSL internet is available to 100.0% of Wells residents

  • There are 5 residential internet providers in Wells, NV providing service to at least 15% of the city

  • The average download speed in Wells is 64.3% slower than the average in Nevada and 76.9% slower than the national average of 32.4 Mbps

  • DSL internet is available to 36.8% of the Elko County population

  • The average internet download speed in Wells is 7.5 Mbps based upon 2432 measurements taken in the last 12 months

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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 Wells 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 Frontier as the top provider for Wells, Nevada.

How do the internet speeds in Wells compare to other cities in Nevada?

Click through to see how the Wells broadband speeds compare to these other cities throughout the state: Caliente, Carlin, Elko, Enterprise, Johnson Lane, Nellis Afb, Sun Valley

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 Wells, Nevada?

The following zip codes were used: 89835

Who has the fastest internet service in Wells?

Frontier with a download speed of 115 Mbps provides the fastest internet service in Wells.

Is there DSL internet service near me?

Yes, there is 1 DSL provider in Wells - Frontier.

What is an internet data cap?

Some internet providers on their lowest end plans limit the amount of data that can be downloaded in a month. Like cellular phone plans, when that usage limit is hit, an additional charge is added to the customer's bill. Data caps are typically 1TB or more. In a month you could send 40,000 emails, streaming music 24 hours a data, surf the web 24 hours a day plus stream HD video 12 hours a day and still not hit a 1TB limit. Fewer than 10% of customers hit their data caps in a month.




Wells 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.


DISH

  • 290+ channels
  • Satellite coverage virtually anywhere
  • 4 video package tiers
  • Access to apps, Google assistant and 2000 hour smart DVR
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Hulu Live TV

  • 75+ channels
  • Access to premium Hulu originals
  • Includes Disney+ and ESPN+
  • 2 simultaneous streams supported on a broad array of devices
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YouTube TV

  • 85+ channels
  • Unlimited cloud DVR
  • Local network coverage
  • Sports plus, Spanish plus and premium movie add-ons
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DIRECTV stream

  • 140+ channels
  • Unlimited cloud DVR
  • Local network and sports coverage
  • Unlimited streams in-home. TV to go with the DIRECTV app
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fuboTV

  • 180+ channels
  • 1000 hours of cloud DVR
  • Local network coverage
  • Extensive sports coverage plus sports add-on packages
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Sling

  • 50+ channels
  • 50 hours of DVR storage
  • No annual contracts
  • Up to 4 simultaneous streams across a wide variety of devices
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