Wichita is the largest city of Kansas, with more than 397 thousand people --but when it comes to the metropolitan area, ithas more 647 thousand people living in it.
You might have heard about Wichita as “The Air Capital of the World” too. That is because the city became an aircraft production hub, and companies such as Textron Aviation, Learjet, Airbus, and Boeing/Spirit AeroSystems still operate there.
In the 1860s, Wichita began as a trading post on the Chisholm Trail, and became a city ten years laters. It was a destination for those who were traveling from Texas to Kansas, and was known as “Cowtown'' for that.
Wichita is the 82nd most connected city in the state, behind cities like Andover, Derby and Valley Center. Still, it has 34 Internet Service Providers, with 18 of them offering residential service.
The city has a picture very similar to other cities in Kansas: most homes have access to few Internet provider options, but still, the city has strong access to cable and DSL.
Let's take a look at the top internet providers in the city.
As we can see, Viasat and HughesNet are two very popular options in the city, as they are theoretically available in all regions. Both, however, do not offer fiber optic service and also do not have the highest speeds in town.
Still, there are good options for those looking for higher internet speeds.
For example, you can find good plans from AT&T Internet, which offers fiber optics, with up to 940 Mbps. The company also has an availability of 91% of the territory, which makes it a possible option.
And if it's optical fiber you're looking for, EarthLink also offers services of this type, and it reaches speeds of 940 Mbps while it's available in 96.5% of the city.
Despite not having optical fiber available, Cox also has a good max download speed (1000 Mbps) and is available at 97.1%.
Even with these options, there are still 2.48% of Wichita residents who only have access to one Internet provider.