Alliance’s new internet speeds

Alliance’s new internet speeds rank well above nationwide trends, according to Ooka, a web service that provides free analysis of internet access performance metrics.

Alliance’s new internet speeds rank high above nationwide trends.

“The national average internet speed in 2023 is 135 Mbps download and 25 Mbps upload,” said General Manager/CEO Ross Petrick. “Starting Aug. 1, even Alliance’s slowest internet speed is more than double the national average, and the slowest upload speed is 12 times faster.”

Alliance’s New Internet Speeds

Starting Aug. 1, most customers will be receiving a faster internet speed for no additional cost.

  • 300 x 300 Mbps for $49.95 (was 100 x 100)
  • 600 x 600 Mbps for $59.95 (was 200 x 200)
  • 800 x 800 Mbps for $69.96 (was 300 x 300)
  • Gig x Gig Mbps for $79.95 (was 500 x 500)
  • Double Play bundle now has 300 x 300 Mbps (was 100 x 100)
  • Basic Triple Play bundle now has 300 x 300 Mbps (was 100 x 100)
  • Ultimate Triple Play bundle now has 800 x 800 Mbps (was 300 x 300)

Bundle customers who need even more speed can add faster options onto their package for an additional charge. Customers who already had Alliance’s Gig x Gig speed will see a $20 price reduction on their Aug. 1 bill.

Will I need a new wireless router?

To take advantage of these new speeds wirelessly, you should have a router with the newest AX Wi-Fi 6 technology.

Routers with older technology will still connect your devices wirelessly, but they can’t process faster speeds. Alliance’s Ultimate Whole Home Wi-Fi plan for $9.95/month includes a powerful AX Wi-Fi 6 router along with content filters and protection from malware, viruses, phishing and more.

“With the combination of our new internet speeds and our AX Wi-Fi home router, your Alliance Internet will handle anything from 4K streaming, fast-paced Fortnite, and video conference calls,” Petrick said.

Homes with more connected devices need more speed

Customers’ internet usage patterns continue to change. As even more people start working from home and add more connected devices, such as security cameras, smart speakers, and smart appliances, they need more speed, Petrick said. Alliance wants to be proactive in ensuring you have a quality internet experience, he said.

According to a new Deloitte report, the average U.S. home now has 22 connected devices. In 2019, the number of devices in the average home was only 11. Deloitte defined connected devices to include laptops, tablets, smartphones, video streaming devices, smart TVs, wireless headphones, earbuds, gaming consoles, smart home devices, fitness trackers, and connected exercise machines.

“The more connected devices you have, the more internet speed you need,” Petrick said. “Our new speed speeds give customers greater flexibility now and into the future.”

Please don’t hesitate to call us if you have questions about Alliance’s new internet speeds. Send us a message or dial 611 from any phone with Alliance service or (605) 582-6311.

Internet speeds are based on hardwired devices. You may not see full speed capabilities when using Wi-Fi. To experience faster speeds wirelessly, your Wi-Fi router and your personal devices, such as your phones, tablets and laptops, should have the latest AX Wi-Fi 6 technology. Some of your devices might not be capable of obtaining faster speeds, so know your devices’ limitations.

Bundles aren’t available in all areas. Internet speed statistics are from Ookla, a web service that provides free analysis of internet access performance metrics.