Who Controls The Internet? A State-by-State Look

At WebFX, we monitor about 1,500 different Google Analytics profiles across a large number of different industries. This allows us to do some in-depth analysis based on all the data we can bring in. We’ve already analyzed search engine usage and (not provided).

Upon seeing the recent buzz about Comcast buying out Time Warner Cable, we decided to examine how large of an impact this would have on the ISP landscape. Using more than 56 million visits from 2013, we took a look into the current ISP outlook. Below is what we learned about the ISP marketshare.

From the 56 million visits, we discovered the top ISP in every single state. In relation to the overall visits per state, we then determined the overall market share of each service provider. 카지노사이트

This revealed several different interesting areas that are important to note, especially while Comcast discusses the buyout of Time Warner Cable. Some states were broken up fairly evenly between ISPs, and others were completely dominated by one main service provider. Let’s lay out some more of the data.

Internet Service Provider Breakdown
Across the data we uncovered, several different companies were obviously busy trying to occupy market share especially as we saw data for certain companies randomly disappear throughout the year.

Mergers and acquisitions were occurring this way and that, only influencing the numbers even more. After sorting out who is who at the end of the year, we narrowed each state’s largest ISP down by overall market share. This in total came out to 12 different service providers across all 50 states: AT&T: Alabama, Mississippi, Texas Cablevision: Montana, Wyoming CenturyLink: Idaho, New Mexico Charter: Missouri Comcast: California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, New Hampshire, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Utah, Vermont, Washington Cox: Arizona, Arkansas, Kansas, Louisiana, Nebraska, Nevada, Oklahoma, Rhode Island Frontier: West Virginia GCI: Alaska Mediacom: Iowa Midcontinent Media: North and South Dakota Time Warner Cable (TWC): Hawaii, Kentucky, Maine, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, South Carolina, Wisconsin Verizon: Maryland, New Jersey, Virginia Each and every one of these different Internet service providers occupy a different amount of market share in each state though.

Some states are fairly balanced, but some certainly make you raise your eyebrows. Below we have provided a handy interactive map of the ISP market for you to check out. Each state is highlighted with increasingly intensified colors the more market share that top company occupies.

If you click on an individual state, the most prominent ISP is shown with it’s current market share. Feel free to zoom in and out and click around the map! 안전한카지노사이트

State Market Share by Most Prominent ISP

states are the least controlled by any one service provider. This allows more people to pick the ISP of their choice and means they quite possibly are offered better prices in a competitive market.

However, if you live in one of the darker red areas, this indicates that one company seems to have a stronger hold on the market. The state that is controlled the most by one company is, well, Alaska. While normally this might be an issue, Alaska doesn’t have nearly as many companies fighting over market share to begin with.

However, other states with a company occupying more than 40% market share demonstrate an ISP that might have some kind of influence over that market. By definition, this doesn’t at all present a monopoly, but it still might trigger some frustration from customers in those areas due to dominance from any one of these top ISPs. Some states that are occupied the most by any one ISP include: Alaska – GCI with 62.977% market share Maine – Time Warner Cable with 56.995% market share Wyoming – Cablevision with 56.262% market share New Hampshire – Comcast with 54.712% market share

After a Time Warner Cable buyout
Comcast recently announced the decision to purchase all Time Warner Cable stock for $45.2 billion.

Seeing that Comcast and TWC are already major ISPs in several states, this ISP map takes a look at the impact of a potential TWC Comcast buyout:

Things are looking… a bit more red. Not a huge difference, but Comcast as the most popular ISP has jumped from 18 states to 27; more than half of the United States.

To give you some perspective on this, we have a few more maps that might help:

Comcast Before Time Warner Cable Buyout

This map displays every state currently posting Comcast as the top United States ISP. They already have quite a bit as shown by states highlighted in the red. This is the original 18 states we have identified in our first graphic. 카지노사이트 추천

The 18 states currently occupied by the red company include: California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, New Hampshire, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Utah, Vermont, Washington As you can see, Comcast is already the largest ISP. However, when we add each state that TWC already dominated as well as the market share of TWC in other states, we have a whole different story.

Comcast After Time Warner Cable Buyout
Now you can see that nearly the entire East coast is dominated by Comcast.

In fact, only four out of the fourteen East coast states would keep their existing top ISP after this big deal goes through. The list of states is bumped up to 27 with the addition of Texas, South Carolina, Maine, Kentucky, Ohio, New York, Wisconsin, North Carolina, and Hawaii.

Here is another interactive map to browse. Note the % Change for any of the Comcast states (% Change is only shown for states posting Comcast as the top ISP).

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