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Internet Providers in Bloomfield, Connecticut
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Internet Access in Bloomfield, Connecticut
Coverage data shows two major Internet service types around Bloomfield: cable (close to one hundred percent coverage) and DSL (98.35% availability). Cable broadband is generally provided through TV corporations using their pre-existing coaxial TV lines on utility poles or buried along the road. DSL Internet is delivered over phone wires.  Most Bloomfield neighborhoods and addresses can subscribe to cable service or DSL service from two or more Internet providers.
Keep in mind, since FCC data is currently tallied up biannually and only published 6+ months after that, availability shown here may not be complete.
Xfinity is also a commonly available Internet choice in Bloomfield. They offer Cable service with coverage in close to one hundred percent of the area.
On a granular census block level, the number of Internet providers available at each address averages out to 1.98 per location.
Viasat Internet and HughesNet are the largest telecoms in Bloomfield in terms of coverage. As the interactive maps below illustrate, these ISPs often cover the same addresses in different neighborhoods around Bloomfield.
Internet Statistics 2021
1.8% of consumers in Bloomfield300 People Only have access to 1 or fewer wired internet providers available at their address.
This data is calculated from FCC datasets which providers are legally required to supply twice a year. We further validate this data for accuracy.
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Summary Of Fastest Internet Providers In Bloomfield, Connecticut
|Provider||Speed||Type||Time To Download 1 GB||Availability|
|Frontier Communications||Call For Speed Availability||DSL||1m 21s||98.4%|
|Viasat Internet||50 Mbps||Satellite||2m 43s||100.0%|
|T-Mobile Home Internet||100 Mbps||Fixed Wireless||1m 21s||77.3%|
|HughesNet||25 Mbps||Satellite||5m 27s||100.0%|
Internet Providers in Nearby Cities
Internet Provider Competition Map For Bloomfield
The “Connected” metric is a citywide average based on FCC data showing the density of broadband options at the census block level.
This statistic is drawn from the population in census blocks not served by at least one wired broadband provider.
This coverage statistic is based on a mix of FCC and private provider reporting in the past two quarters.
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 and Cord Cutting in Bloomfield
Data collected by our market research team shows that many of the common ISPs in Bloomfield currently place some sort of limit on streaming on residential broadband packages. Data caps are controversial since users view them as a tactic to discourage video streaming. Providers explain they are a necessary strategy for managing heavy network traffic. In either case, the culprit is over-the-top streaming services, which can use 1–7GB/hour.
Compare Bloomfield to the 5 largest cities in the US
|City||Average Download Speed||Number of Providers||Average Cost per Mbps|
|Bloomfield||324.7 Mbps||5||$0.37 ( + $0.00 )|
|New York||545.6 Mbps ( +220.9 Mbps )||19 ( +14 )||$0.33 ( $0.00 )|
|Los Angeles||161.3 Mbps ( -163.4 Mbps )||18 ( +13 )||$0.29 ( $0.00 )|
|Chicago||180.9 Mbps ( -143.8 Mbps )||17 ( +12 )||$0.24 ( $0.00 )|
|Houston||186.6 Mbps ( -138.1 Mbps )||24 ( +19 )||$0.23 ( $0.00 )|
|Philadelphia||179.1 Mbps ( -145.6 Mbps )||9 ( +4 )||$0.39 ( + $0.00 )|