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Internet Providers in Plainfield, Connecticut
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Internet Access in Plainfield, Connecticut
Plainfield offers 5 residential Internet providers, and 12 when including business and mobile. Consumers have access to 5 choices for wired broadband like cable or DSL.
Averaged to account for all addresses in Plainfield, the average home has exactly 1.98 Internet providers to consider. 1.98 choices is low compared to the majority of cities.
The plans listed here are collected by hand by our research team.
DSL and cable are the two primary broadband network technologies within the Plainfield area, frequently overlapping and competing with each other. Performance from cable is overall stronger. That said, overall performance we've recorded with either Internet technology type are comparable and which is "best" frequently varies based on the network quality in a given neighborhood.
According to the latest FCC data, Viasat Internet and HughesNet are the strongest providers in Plainfield in terms of coverage area. These ISPs often cover the same addresses in most neighborhoods around Plainfield.
Internet Statistics 2021
4.5% of consumers in Plainfield300 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 Plainfield, Connecticut
|Provider||Speed||Type||Time To Download 1 GB||Availability|
|Atlantic Broadband||1,000 Mbps||Cable||8s||99.7%|
|Viasat Internet||100 Mbps||Satellite||1m 21s||100.0%|
|HughesNet||25 Mbps||Satellite||5m 27s||100.0%|
|Frontier Communications||Call For Speed Availability||DSL||4m 33s||95.6%|
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.
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 Plainfield
Data from our research team shows that common providers in the area use data caps on home broadband connections. Data caps are a public issue since consumers see caps as a strategy for limiting video streaming. Providers insist that data caps are a necessary tool for managing network traffic. In either case, the problem is the same: video streaming, which can eat up anywhere from 1–7GB/hr.
Compare Plainfield to the 5 largest cities in the US
|City||Average Download Speed||Number of Providers||Average Cost per Mbps|
|Plainfield||53.1 Mbps||5||$0.22 ( + $0.00 )|
|New York||534.4 Mbps ( +481.3 Mbps )||17 ( +12 )||$0.18 ( $0.00 )|
|Los Angeles||148.8 Mbps ( +95.7 Mbps )||17 ( +12 )||$0.16 ( $0.00 )|
|Chicago||160.6 Mbps ( +107.5 Mbps )||15 ( +10 )||$0.20 ( $0.00 )|
|Houston||169.5 Mbps ( +116.4 Mbps )||23 ( +18 )||$0.18 ( $0.00 )|
|Philadelphia||162.1 Mbps ( +109 Mbps )||8 ( +3 )||$0.19 ( $0.00 )|