Internet Providers in Darien, CT

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Residential Internet Statistics for Darien, CT
Internet Providers: 10
Internet Plans: 9
Fastest Speed Available: 1,000 Mbps
Average Plan Price: $50.33

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 30 Internet plans displayed above are the most relevant of 377 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.

  • There are 10 internet providers in Darien with 5 of those offering residential service
  • Darien is the 26th most connected city in Connecticut ahead of Old Greenwich and Riverside, but behind Cos Cob, Stamford, and Norwalk.
  • The fastest zip code in Darien for April 2021 is 06820. (see all below).

Internet Statistics 2021

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
Optimum by Altice 1,000 Mbps Cable 8s
Optimum by Altice 1,000 Mbps Fiber 8s
Frontier Communications Call For Speed Availability DSL 1m 11s
Viasat Internet 50 Mbps Satellite 2m 43s
HughesNet 25 Mbps Satellite 5m 27s

Summary of Internet Providers Availability in Darien, Connecticut

  • Optimum by Altice - Cable - 99.1% Availability in Darien - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • Frontier - DSL - 97.0% Availability in Darien - Call For Speed Availability
  • Optimum by Altice - Fiber - 86.2% Availability in Darien - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • Viasat - Satellite - 100.0% Availability in Darien - Speeds up to 50 Mbps
  • HughesNet - Satellite - 100.0% Availability in Darien - Speeds up to 25 Mbps

Internet Provider Competition Map For Darien

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Darien is the 26th 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.

As of this month, 06820 is the zip code with the fastest average download speed in Darien.

Zip-based speed averages are calculated from M-Labs consumer speed tests run by IP addresses in the area.

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.

Summary Of Internet Providers In Darien

Provider Type Coverage Speed
Optimum by Altice Cable 99.1%+ 1,000 Mbps
Frontier Communications DSL 97.0%+ Call For Speed Availability
Optimum by Altice Fiber 86.2%+ 1,000 Mbps
Viasat Internet Satellite 100% 50 Mbps
HughesNet Satellite 100% 25 Mbps
Frontier Business DSL 100% Call For Speed Availability
Optimum Business Fiber 82.2%+ 1,000 Mbps
Crown Castle Fiber Fiber 58.8%+ 1,000 Mbps
GTT Communications DSL 2.7%+ 6 Mbps
Altice Business Fiber 2.6%+ 10,000 Mbps

Compare Darien to the 5 largest cities in the US

City Average Download Speed Number of Providers Average Cost per Mbps
Darien 101.6 Mbps 5 $0.36 ( + $0.00 )
New York 415.4 Mbps ( +313.8 Mbps ) 15 ( +10 ) $0.54 ( + $0.00 )
Los Angeles 118.9 Mbps ( +17.3 Mbps ) 17 ( +12 ) $0.23 ( $0.00 )
Chicago 116.2 Mbps ( +14.6 Mbps ) 14 ( +9 ) $0.26 ( $0.00 )
Houston 127.4 Mbps ( +25.8 Mbps ) 23 ( +18 ) $0.24 ( $0.00 )
Philadelphia 127.6 Mbps ( +26 Mbps ) 8 ( +3 ) $0.34 ( $0.00 )