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Internet Providers in West Haven, Connecticut
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Internet Access in West Haven, Connecticut
West Haven features a total of 4 Internet service providers (ISPs) offering residential connections. If you include business Internet, there are 11 serviceable providers overall, like Windstream. (Note that some might be "doubles", since many providers advertise home and enterprise services under separate branches.)
Taking a look now at network tech offered in the West Haven area, we see that the most frequently available physical wire Internet connection types are Cable (practically one hundred percent coverage) and DSL (96.45 percent coverage). Cable is marketed by former cable television companies, leveraging already-built coaxial cable networks.  West Haven-area subscribers to cable Internet service providers like XFINITY from Comcast usually pick it because of the reasonably low pricing for decent speeds. (At least, compared to DSL.) Telephone companies are the main source for DSL connections, which makes technical sense because DSL, or "Digital Subscriber Line," transmits Internet data over telephone lines. As copper wires go, the twisted copper construction of phone lines provides lower speeds and bandwidth compared to more modern techs like cable and several times less than fiber.
The information listed here comes via FCC filings specific to West Haven, and is confirmed using privatized databases and direct provider reporting to output more detailed resources than is available from government websites. Information on speeds and pricing of listed Internet plans is generated by manually collecting thousands of plans each year.
According to the latest FCC reports, 4.3 percent of West Haven households have only one option for wired Internet.
Viasat Internet is the most widespread Internet option on the whole. They offer coverage for close to one hundred percent of West Haven residents. HughesNet has registered coverage to approximately near one hundred percent of residents. The top download speed advertised for Viasat is up to 35 Mbps. HughesNet offers packages up to 25 Mbps. Anything above 10 megabits per second will be sufficient for streaming standard definition videos on WiFi, but becomes an issue for large households or modern applications like Skype, cloud apps, and multiplayer gaming. Refer to the coverage maps on this page to see broadband options on a granular level.
- There are 10 internet providers in West Haven with 4 of those offering residential service
- West Haven is the 83rd most connected city in Connecticut ahead of East Haven, but behind New Haven, Orange, Milford, and Woodbridge.
- The fastest zip code in West Haven for July 2021 is 06516. (see all below).
Internet Statistics 2021
4.3% of consumers in West Haven2,000 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 West Haven, Connecticut
|Provider||Speed||Type||Time To Download 1 GB||Availability|
|XFINITY from Comcast||1,200 Mbps||Cable||6s||99.6%|
|Frontier Communications||Call For Speed Availability||DSL||1m 21s||96.5%|
|Viasat Internet||50 Mbps||Satellite||2m 43s||100.0%|
|HughesNet||25 Mbps||Satellite||5m 27s||100.0%|
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.
Internet Service Availability Around University Of New Haven
Students living within two miles of University Of New Haven can expect to have a selection between 2 Internet providers. As elsewhere in West Haven, Viasat and HughesNet are the most prevalent options. Speed tests suggest that internet performance in the University Of New Haven area exceeds 25 Mbps, with averages in the zip code around (148.64 Mbps as of our latest data.) This speed should be enough for students in West Haven who need to stream high-definition video, split the cost of a router with roommates, and etc. Since these averages are calculated on public performance test data, they often trend lower than actual top speeds accessible in an area. Use the zip search box on this page to see more information on internet options at a specific address.
Compare West Haven to the 5 largest cities in the US
|City||Average Download Speed||Number of Providers||Average Cost per Mbps|
|West Haven||148.6 Mbps||4||$0.15 ( + $0.00 )|
|New York||534.4 Mbps ( +385.8 Mbps )||17 ( +13 )||$0.18 ( + $0.00 )|
|Los Angeles||148.8 Mbps ( +0.2 Mbps )||17 ( +13 )||$0.16 ( + $0.00 )|
|Chicago||160.6 Mbps ( +12 Mbps )||15 ( +11 )||$0.20 ( + $0.00 )|
|Houston||169.5 Mbps ( +20.9 Mbps )||23 ( +19 )||$0.18 ( + $0.00 )|
|Philadelphia||162.1 Mbps ( +13.5 Mbps )||8 ( +4 )||$0.19 ( + $0.00 )|