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Internet Providers in Hartford, Connecticut
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Internet Access in Hartford, Connecticut
Government-sourced Form 477 data is the backbone for the Hartford-area Internet access data highlighted here. We've crunched 10,879 rows of FCC data on Internet access in Hartford. Speed analysis is calculated based on 24,352 M-Labs speed tests aggregated in a 12 month period.
DSL and cable are the dominant broadband network options around the Hartford area. They are fighting for the same potential customers at many addresses and generally competing on service quality. Coaxial cable speed is generally stronger and more consistent, but big-picture performance metrics seen with either network system are similar and which is "best" frequently varies from block to block based on the network quality in a given area. Hartford speed test records suggest that Internet performance in the area is above-average, coming in 30.94 percent higher than the state average when it comes to citywide download speeds.
2 Internet choices per block is a low amount of broadband competition, but it's sufficient to drive price and speed competition in neighborhoods where providers overlap. Choice can vary from block to block, as illustrated in the interactive map below.
Xfinity as well as Frontier Communications can also provide Internet service in Hartford, often competing for the same customers.
Viasat Internet is the most frequently available provider on the whole. They have Internet coverage for close to one hundred percent of the area. HughesNet is available to close to close to one hundred percent of local residents. The fastest speed recorded for Viasat is up to 35 Mbps. HughesNet advertised packages as high as 25 Mbps. Any speed over 10 megabits per second is sufficient for streaming lower-quality video over WiFi, but is likely to become problematic for multiple users or modern services like Google Hangouts, cloud apps, and etc. Explore our coverage maps on this page to see Internet options at the census block level.
Internet Statistics 2022
4.2% of consumers in Hartford5,000 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 Hartford, Connecticut
|Provider||Speed||Type||Time To Download 1 GB||Availability|
|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||64.3%|
|HughesNet||25 Mbps||Satellite||5m 27s||100.0%|
|Ultra Home Internet||100 Mbps||Fixed Wireless||1m 21s||64.3%|
Internet Providers in Nearby Cities
Internet Provider Competition Map For Hartford
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.
25 Mbps download and 3 Mbps upload is the minimum speed for an Internet connection to be classified as “Broadband” by the FCC.
ISP Coverage surrounding University Of Hartford and Trinity College
In the two-mile area around University Of Hartford, the average house will have 1 different choices for consumer internet access. The variety of internet service choices close to Trinity College is nearly the same. Both University Of Hartford and Trinity College have average internet connections that are more than capable of achieving student use cases like watching films, sharing sizable items, and playing games. Download speed records from within the zip code where University Of Hartford is located show an average speed of 183.32 Mbps download, as opposed to 87.73 Mbps around the Trinity College area. Plans in this range aren't guaranteed to be obtainable in every area surrounding campus, and could be unaccessible in apartment buildings. Remember that these averages are calculatedbased on performance tests, and actual performance will likely be closer to the advertised speeds shown here.
Compare Hartford to the 5 largest cities in the US
|City||Average Download Speed||Number of Providers||Average Cost per Mbps|
|Hartford||249.2 Mbps||7||$0.33 ( + $0.00 )|
|New York||545.6 Mbps ( +296.4 Mbps )||21 ( +14 )||$0.34 ( + $0.00 )|
|Los Angeles||161.3 Mbps ( -87.9 Mbps )||20 ( +13 )||$0.33 ( + $0.00 )|
|Chicago||180.9 Mbps ( -68.3 Mbps )||19 ( +12 )||$0.25 ( $0.00 )|
|Houston||186.6 Mbps ( -62.6 Mbps )||26 ( +19 )||$0.23 ( $0.00 )|
|Philadelphia||179.1 Mbps ( -70.1 Mbps )||10 ( +3 )||$0.41 ( + $0.00 )|