Internet Providers in Darien, Connecticut

Most Popular Internet Providers in Darien, Connecticut:

Showing 1 to 7 Providers

  • 1. Optimum by Altice
    99.1% Available
    99.1%

    Available

    Price Range:

    $19.99 - $94.99

    Speeds up to:
    1000 Mbps
    Download
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    • Deal
    • Cable
    • Internet Plans: 4
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 10
    • Speed Range: 100-1000mbps
    • Connection: Cable
    • Installation: Includes standard installation.
    • Price Range: $19.99 - $94.99
    Deal
    There are 9 active deals on select plans from this provider
  • 2. T-Mobile Home Internet
    76.1% Available
    76.1%

    Available

    Price Range:

    $50 - $55

    Speeds up to:
    115 Mbps
    Download
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    • Deal
    • Fixed Wireless
    • Internet Plans: 2
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 0
    • Speed Range: 115-115mbps
    • Connection: Fixed Wireless
    • Price Range: $50 - $55
    • Contracts: None required
    Deal
    There are 1 active deals on select plans from this provider
  • 3. Frontier
    97% Available
    97%

    Available

    Price Range:

    $49.99 - $49.99

    Call For Speed Availability
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    • DSL
    • Internet Plans: 1
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 0
    • Speed Range: 30-100mbps
    • Connection: DSL
    • Price Range: $49.99 - $49.99
    • Contracts: None required
  • 4. 4. Optimum by Altice
    86.2% Available
    86.2%

    Available

    Price Range:

    $29.99 - $49.99

    Speeds up to:
    1000 Mbps
    Download
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    • Deal
    • Fiber
    • Internet Plans: 3
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 0
    • Speed Range: 300-1000mbps
    • Connection: Fiber
    • Installation: Free standard installation.
    • Price Range: $29.99 - $49.99
    Deal
    There are 3 active deals on select plans from this provider
  • 5. 5. Viasat
    100% Available
    100%

    Available

    Price Range:

    $49.99 - $199.99

    Speeds up to:
    50 Mbps
    Download
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    • Satellite
    • Internet Plans: 4
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 0
    • Speed Range: 12-50mbps
    • Connection: Satellite
    • Price Range: $49.99 - $199.99
    • Contracts: 2 Years required
    Deal
    There are 3 active deals on select plans from this provider
  • 6. 6. HughesNet
    100% Available
    100%

    Available

    Price Range:

    $39.99 - $149.99

    Speeds up to:
    25 Mbps
    Download
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    • Deal
    • Satellite
    • Internet Plans: 4
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 0
    • Speed Range: 25-25mbps
    • Connection: Satellite
    • Installation: Standard installation is free.
    • Price Range: $39.99 - $149.99
    • Contracts: 2 Years required
    Deal
    There are 4 active deals on select plans from this provider
  • 7. 7. Ultra Home Internet
    76.1% Available
    76.1%

    Available

    Price Range:

    $59.99 - $289.99

    Speeds up to:
    100 Mbps
    Download
    Set up new service: Order Online
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    • Fixed Wireless
    • Internet Plans: 5
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 0
    • Speed Range: 100-100mbps
    • Connection: Fixed Wireless
    • Price Range: $59.99 - $289.99
    • Contracts: None required
    Set up new service: Order Online
  • 1. AT&T Wireless
    100% Available
    100%

    Available

    Price Range:

    $50 - $75

    Speeds up to:
    10 Mbps
    Download
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    • Mobile Broadband
    • Internet Plans: 2
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 0
    • Speed Range: 0-10mbps
    • Connection: Mobile Broadband
    • Price Range: $50 - $75
  • 2. T-Mobile
    100% Available
    100%

    Available

    Price Range:

    $60 - $85

    Speeds up to:
    10 Mbps
    Download
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    • Deal
    • Mobile Broadband
    • Internet Plans: 3
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 0
    • Speed Range: 0-10mbps
    • Connection: Mobile Broadband
    • Price Range: $60 - $85
    Deal
    There are 3 active deals on select plans from this provider
  • 3. Verizon
    100% Available
    100%

    Available

    Price Range:

    $55 - $65

    Speeds up to:
    10 Mbps
    Download
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    • Deal
    • Mobile Broadband
    • Internet Plans: 2
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 0
    • Speed Range: 0-10mbps
    • Connection: Mobile Broadband
    • Price Range: $55 - $65
    Deal
    There are 2 active deals on select plans from this provider

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Internet Access in Darien, Connecticut

The average census block in Darien has coverage by 2.82 Internet providers. Consequently, most households in Darien have a minimum of 2 options so far as Internet, and residents can switch when dissatisfied by a company.

The packages shown above are manually collected through our data science and research team. The 42 Internet plans displayed above are the most relevant of 340 broadband packages we've seen in Darien to date.

Coverage from the biggest companies, Viasat Internet and HughesNet, generally, will overlap. As residents might expect, the decision between Viasat and HughesNet is a common one in Darien.

DSL and cable are the dominant network options around the Darien metro area. They are frequently overlapping and generally competing with each other. Cable speed is overall stronger, but overall performance found with either system are similar and which is "best" frequently varies depending on the network infrastructure in that neighborhood.

Aside from the Internet providers detailed above, Optimum by Altice is another option to consider. They have Internet in 99 percent of the Darien area.

Internet Statistics 2022

300 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 Darien, Connecticut

Provider Speed Type Time To Download 1 GB Availability
Optimum by Altice 1,000 Mbps Cable 8s 99.1%
Optimum by Altice 1,000 Mbps Fiber 8s 86.2%
Frontier Communications Call For Speed Availability DSL 1m 21s 97.0%
Viasat Internet 50 Mbps Satellite 2m 43s 100.0%
T-Mobile Home Internet 115 Mbps Fixed Wireless 1m 11s 76.1%
HughesNet 25 Mbps Satellite 5m 27s 100.0%
Ultra Home Internet 100 Mbps Fixed Wireless 1m 21s 76.1%

Internet Provider Competition Map For Darien

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Darien is the 28th most connected city in Connecticut ahead of Old Greenwich and Riverside, but behind Cos Cob, Stamford, and Norwalk.

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

Approximately 3,000 people in Fairfield 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: 86% of people living in Darien 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 99% of Darien 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 Fairfield County, approximately 9,000 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 Around Darien

Data collected by our market researchers suggests that many of the top providers in Darien currently use data caps on home Internet packages. Data caps are disliked because subscribers view caps as a tactic to limit video streaming. Providers maintain they are a reasonable strategy as they struggle to manage heavy network traffic. Either way, the issue is the same: video streaming, which can use anywhere from one to seven Gigabytes/hr.

Compare Darien to the 5 largest cities in the US

City Average Download Speed Number of Providers Average Cost per Mbps
Darien 111.8 Mbps 7 $0.33 ( + $0.00 )
New York 545.6 Mbps ( +433.8 Mbps ) 21 ( +14 ) $0.33 ( + $0.00 )
Los Angeles 161.3 Mbps ( +49.5 Mbps ) 20 ( +13 ) $0.33 ( + $0.00 )
Chicago 180.9 Mbps ( +69.1 Mbps ) 19 ( +12 ) $0.25 ( $0.00 )
Houston 186.6 Mbps ( +74.8 Mbps ) 26 ( +19 ) $0.23 ( $0.00 )
Philadelphia 179.1 Mbps ( +67.3 Mbps ) 10 ( +3 ) $0.39 ( + $0.00 )