Internet Providers in Plainfield, Connecticut

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Residential Internet Statistics for Plainfield, CT
Wired Internet Providers: 3
Average Speed Test Result: 44.09 Mbps
Top Advertised Speed: 1,000 Mbps
No Broadband Access: 0.31%

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 (formerly Exede) 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.

  • There are 11 internet providers in Plainfield with 5 of those offering residential service
  • Plainfield is the 16th most connected city in Connecticut ahead of Moosup, Sterling, Jewett City, Voluntown, and Canterbury.
  • The fastest zip code in Plainfield for February 2021 is 06374. (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 Plainfield, Connecticut

Provider Speed Type Time To Download 1 GB
Atlantic Broadband 1,000 Mbps Cable 8s
Spectrum 940 Mbps Cable 8s
Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) 100 Mbps Satellite 1m 21s
HughesNet 25 Mbps Satellite 5m 27s
Frontier Communications 115 Mbps DSL 1m 11s

Summary of Internet Providers Availability in Plainfield, Connecticut

  • Atlantic Broadband - 99.7% Availability in Plainfield - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • Frontier - 95.6% Availability in Plainfield - Speeds up to 115 Mbps
  • Spectrum - 2.7% Availability in Plainfield - Speeds up to 940 Mbps
  • Viasat - 100.0% Availability in Plainfield - Speeds up to 100 Mbps
  • HughesNet - 100.0% Availability in Plainfield - Speeds up to 25 Mbps

Internet Provider Competition Map For Plainfield

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Plainfield is the 16th most connected city in Connecticut ahead of Moosup, Sterling, Jewett City, Voluntown, and Canterbury.

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

Approximately 200 people in Windham 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.

Approximately 96% of Plainfield 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, 06374 is the zip code with the fastest average download speed in Plainfield.

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

In Windham County, approximately 500 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 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.

Summary Of Internet Providers In Plainfield

Provider Type Coverage Speed
Atlantic Broadband Cable 99.7%+ 1,000 Mbps
Frontier Communications DSL 95.6%+ 115 Mbps
Spectrum Cable 2.7%+ 940 Mbps
Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) Satellite 100% 100 Mbps
HughesNet Satellite 100% 25 Mbps
Atlantic Broadband Cable and Fiber 100% 1,000 Mbps
Frontier Business DSL 99.3%+ 115 Mbps
Crown Castle Fiber Fiber 65.4%+ 1,000 Mbps
Spectrum Business Cable 5.2%+ 940 Mbps
CenturyLink Business Copper 4.0%+ 45 Mbps

Compare Plainfield to the 5 largest cities in the US

City Average Download Speed Number of Providers Average Cost per Mbps
Plainfield 44.1 Mbps 5 $0.54 ( + $0.00 )
New York 349.1 Mbps ( +305 Mbps ) 15 ( +10 ) $0.46 ( $0.00 )
Los Angeles 107.1 Mbps ( +63 Mbps ) 18 ( +13 ) $0.25 ( $0.00 )
Chicago 99.7 Mbps ( +55.6 Mbps ) 15 ( +10 ) $0.29 ( $0.00 )
Houston 111.7 Mbps ( +67.6 Mbps ) 21 ( +16 ) $0.25 ( $0.00 )
Philadelphia 115.3 Mbps ( +71.2 Mbps ) 9 ( +4 ) $0.34 ( $0.00 )