Internet Providers in Plantsville, Connecticut

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Residential Internet Statistics for Plantsville, CT
Wired Internet Providers: 4
Average Speed Test Result: 90.94 Mbps
Top Advertised Speed: 1,200 Mbps
No Broadband Access: 0.41%

Internet Access in Plantsville, Connecticut

Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) has the strongest coverage footprint in Plantsville. HughesNet is also commonly available.

The Internet packages shown on this page are manually gathered by our research division.

In terms of network options, Plantsville features coverage for all three primary Internet technologies: fiber, cable, and/or DSL. Generally speaking, Fiber is the top performing medium for transmitting Internet connectivity. It's closely followed by cable, with DSL coming in last. Cable is accessible to 99.48 percent of Plantsville. Cable Internet is commonly seen as default choice that is a compromise between fiber's high speeds and DSL.

Cox Communications and Frontier Communications also offer Internet service in Plantsville, often competing for the same customers.

Overall, competition between providers in Plantsville isn't strong (2.02 providers available in the average census block). It isn't much, but it's enough to create competition around price and service quality, which is good for consumers in better connected parts of the city.

  • There are 12 internet providers in Plantsville with 6 of those offering residential service
  • Plantsville is the 168th most connected city in Connecticut ahead of Southington and Wolcott, but behind Meriden, Plainville, and Cheshire.
  • The fastest zip code in Plantsville for February 2021 is 06479. (see all below).

Internet Statistics 2021

400 People Only have access to 1 or fewer wired internet providers available at their address.

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Summary Of Fastest Internet Providers In Plantsville, Connecticut

Provider Speed Type Time To Download 1 GB
Cox Communications 1,000 Mbps Cable 8s
GoNetspeed 1,000 Mbps Fiber 8s
XFINITY from Comcast 1,200 Mbps Cable 6s
Frontier Communications 115 Mbps DSL 1m 11s
Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) 35 Mbps Satellite 3m 54s
HughesNet 25 Mbps Satellite 5m 27s

Summary of Internet Providers Availability in Plantsville, Connecticut

  • Cox - 99.5% Availability in Plantsville - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • Frontier - 95.5% Availability in Plantsville - Speeds up to 115 Mbps
  • GoNetspeed - 67.7% Availability in Plantsville - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • Xfinity - 6.9% Availability in Plantsville - Speeds up to 1,200 Mbps
  • Viasat - 100.0% Availability in Plantsville - Speeds up to 35 Mbps
  • HughesNet - 100.0% Availability in Plantsville - Speeds up to 25 Mbps

Internet Provider Competition Map For Plantsville

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Plantsville is the 168th most connected city in Connecticut ahead of Southington and Wolcott, but behind Meriden, Plainville, and Cheshire.

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 Hartford 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 95% of Plantsville 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, 06479 is the zip code with the fastest average download speed in Plantsville.

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

In Hartford County, approximately 11,000 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 Cap Issues and Cord Cutting in Plantsville

Data collected by our research team suggests that popular providers in the area place some sort of limit on data use for their residential broadband packages. Data caps are a public issue since consumers see them as a strategy for limiting video streaming, while providers insist that they are a necessary tool for managing network congestion. In either case, the problem is streaming video, which can consume anywhere from 1–7GB per hour.

Summary Of Internet Providers In Plantsville

Provider Type Coverage Speed
Cox Communications Cable 99.5%+ 1,000 Mbps
Frontier Communications DSL 95.5%+ 115 Mbps
GoNetspeed Fiber 67.7%+ 1,000 Mbps
XFINITY from Comcast Cable 6.9%+ 1,200 Mbps
Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) Satellite 100% 35 Mbps
HughesNet Satellite 100% 25 Mbps
Frontier Business DSL 100% 115 Mbps
Cox Business Cable 65.1%+ 1,000 Mbps
Crown Castle Fiber Fiber 61.0%+ 1,000 Mbps
Comcast Business Cable 5.5%+ 987 Mbps
Windstream Fiber 4.4%+ 100 Mbps
GTT Communications Copper 1.3%+ 1.5 Mbps

Compare Plantsville to the 5 largest cities in the US

City Average Download Speed Number of Providers Average Cost per Mbps
Plantsville 90.9 Mbps 6 $0.23 ( + $0.00 )
New York 349.1 Mbps ( +258.2 Mbps ) 15 ( +9 ) $0.18 ( $0.00 )
Los Angeles 107.1 Mbps ( +16.2 Mbps ) 18 ( +12 ) $0.20 ( $0.00 )
Chicago 99.7 Mbps ( +8.8 Mbps ) 15 ( +9 ) $0.33 ( + $0.00 )
Houston 111.7 Mbps ( +20.8 Mbps ) 21 ( +15 ) $0.21 ( $0.00 )
Philadelphia 115.3 Mbps ( +24.4 Mbps ) 9 ( +3 ) $0.26 ( + $0.00 )