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Internet Providers in Darien, Connecticut
Residential Internet Statistics for Darien, CT
|Fastest Speed Available:||1,000 Mbps|
|Average Plan Price:||$52.14|
Most Popular Internet Providers in Darien, Connecticut:
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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 34 Internet plans displayed above are the most relevant of 385 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 2021
1.5% of consumers in Darien300 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%|
|HughesNet||25 Mbps||Satellite||5m 27s||100.0%|
Internet Providers in Nearby Cities
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.
Fiber coverage data is sourced from FCC Form 477 filings and cross-validated through BroadbandNow with private datasets and direct provider reporting.
This coverage statistic is based on a mix of FCC and private provider reporting in the past two quarters.
Zip-based speed averages are calculated from M-Labs consumer speed tests run by IP addresses in the area.
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||113 Mbps||5||$0.33 ( + $0.00 )|
|New York||534.4 Mbps ( +421.4 Mbps )||17 ( +12 )||$0.89 ( + $0.00 )|
|Los Angeles||148.8 Mbps ( +35.8 Mbps )||17 ( +12 )||$0.24 ( $0.00 )|
|Chicago||160.6 Mbps ( +47.6 Mbps )||15 ( +10 )||$0.27 ( $0.00 )|
|Houston||169.5 Mbps ( +56.5 Mbps )||23 ( +18 )||$0.26 ( $0.00 )|
|Philadelphia||162.1 Mbps ( +49.1 Mbps )||8 ( +3 )||$0.38 ( + $0.00 )|