Internet Service Providers in Jefferson, CO

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Residential Internet Statistics for Jefferson, CO
Wired Internet Providers: 3
Average Speed Test Result: 28.9 Mbps
Top Advertised Speed: 1,200 Mbps
No Broadband Access: 21.61%

Internet Access in Jefferson, Colorado

Jefferson currently has two widely available wired Internet service providers: Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) and HughesNet. Viasat mostly offers Satellite service. They have speeds up to 100 Mbps and availability for virtually one hundred percent of the population. HughesNet predominantly offers Satellite. They have availability in practically one hundred percent of Jefferson and advertise downstream speeds up to a maximum of 25 Mbps.

The data on this page is sourced via FCC reports. Data is cross-validated through privatized databases and direct provider reporting to output more accurate listings than is available from government websites. Information on pricing of individual Internet plans is generated thanks to our data analysis division, who gather tens of thousands of data points every year.

In terms of network technologies available around the area, the most prevalent physical wire broadband tech options are DSL (90.65 percent coverage) and Fiber (33.39 percent coverage). Fiber infrastructure is composed of newer fiber-optic cables made of tiny, thin glass or plastic strands which can transmit Internet data as light. Not all "Fiber" connections reach the subscriber address, however. Some switch to to copper cables in the "last mile." As a result, not all fiber connections offer true "gigabit" speeds. Telephone companies usually offer DSL Internet service, which makes technical sense because DSL sends data packets via phone lines. DSL is outperformed by all major wired Internet technologies except dial-up.

In terms of coverage options, the average Jefferson household will have 3 providers at their location, or precisely 3.17 providers in each census block. Still, 65.48 percent of the Jefferson population are stuck with one or fewer options for Internet.

While the main ISPs are HughesNet and Viasat, CenturyLink also serves Jefferson with a top speed of 100 Mbps. Providers like Choice Broadband can connect customers to as much as 9 Mbps using direct wireless links. See the map to compare how many options residents have at a granular level.

Internet Statistics 2021

400 People Only have access to 1 or fewer wired internet providers available at their address.

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Summary Of Fastest Internet Providers In Jefferson, Colorado

Provider Speed Type Time To Download 1 GB
XFINITY from Comcast 1,200 Mbps Cable 6s
CenturyLink 940 Mbps DSL and Fiber 8s
Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) 100 Mbps Satellite 1m 21s
HughesNet 25 Mbps Satellite 5m 27s

Summary of Internet Providers Availability in Jefferson, Colorado

  • CenturyLink - 90.7% Availability in Jefferson - Speeds up to 940 Mbps
  • Xfinity - 3.9% Availability in Jefferson - Speeds up to 1,200 Mbps
  • Viasat - 100.0% Availability in Jefferson - Speeds up to 100 Mbps
  • HughesNet - 100.0% Availability in Jefferson - Speeds up to 25 Mbps

Internet Provider Competition Map For Jefferson

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Jefferson is the 131st most connected city in Colorado ahead of Breckenridge, Bailey, Fairplay, and Frisco, but behind Dillon.

The “Connected” metric is a citywide average based on FCC data showing the density of broadband options at the census block level.

Approximately 4,000 people in Park County don't have access to any wired internet.

This statistic is drawn from the population in census blocks not served by at least one wired broadband provider.

Fiber Availability: 33% of people living in Jefferson have residential fiber service available to them.

Fiber coverage data is sourced from FCC Form 477 filings and cross-validated through BroadbandNow with private datasets and direct provider reporting.

Approximately 35% of Jefferson residents are serviced by multiple wired providers.

This coverage statistic is based on a mix of FCC and private provider reporting in the past two quarters.

In Park County, approximately 8,000 people do not have access to 25 Mbps wired broadband.

25 Mbps download and 3 Mbps upload is the minimum speed for an Internet connection to be classified as “Broadband” by the FCC.

Data Caps in Jefferson

Many Internet companies have been moving to add data caps to residential Internet plans recently. Some providers in the area — CenturyLink included — have plans with data caps. Data caps vary widely. They typically run from 250 Gigabytes up to a Terabyte. Most residential Internet caps will be very high, so they won't affect most users. CenturyLink customers in Jefferson should verify data limits while purchasing service. Don't presume the caps based on statements online.

Summary Of Internet Providers In Jefferson

Provider Type Coverage Speed
CenturyLink DSL and Fiber 90.7%+ 940 Mbps
Choice Broadband Fixed Wireless 99.0%+ 9 Mbps
RTC Fixed Wireless 87.4%+ 25 Mbps
XFINITY from Comcast Cable 3.9%+ 1,200 Mbps
Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) Satellite 100% 100 Mbps
HughesNet Satellite 100% 25 Mbps
CenturyLink Business DSL and Fiber 100% 940 Mbps
Comcast Business Cable 5.5%+ 987 Mbps

Compare Jefferson to the 5 largest cities in the US

City Average Download Speed Number of Providers Average Cost per Mbps
Jefferson 28.9 Mbps 7 $0.34 ( + $0.00 )
New York 349.1 Mbps ( +320.2 Mbps ) 15 ( +8 ) $0.46 ( + $0.00 )
Los Angeles 107.1 Mbps ( +78.2 Mbps ) 18 ( +11 ) $0.23 ( $0.00 )
Chicago 99.7 Mbps ( +70.8 Mbps ) 15 ( +8 ) $0.30 ( $0.00 )
Houston 111.7 Mbps ( +82.8 Mbps ) 21 ( +14 ) $0.24 ( $0.00 )
Philadelphia 115.3 Mbps ( +86.4 Mbps ) 9 ( +2 ) $0.34 ( + $0.00 )