Internet Providers in Delaware City, Delaware

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Residential Internet Statistics for Delaware City, DE
Wired Internet Providers: 3
Average Speed Test Result: 36.74 Mbps
Top Advertised Speed: 1,000 Mbps
No Broadband Access: 9.55%

Internet Access in Delaware City, Delaware

The average Delaware City household has access to Internet service from 1.98 different companies.

Coverage from the two most common companies, Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) and HughesNet, generally, will overlap. As a result, the decision between Viasat and HughesNet is common in Delaware City.

The plans listed above are collected individually by our data analysis team.

Verizon Fios and Atlantic Broadband can also provide coverage in Delaware City, with significant shared coverage areas in some parts of town.

When it comes down to choosing an broadband provider, fiber is the best option around Delaware City. All Internet providers use fiber-optic cables to transmit data over long distances, but only true "Fiber to the Home" providers bring that fiber connection all the way to subscriber buildings. Other technologies in the listings above compete on pricing and flexibility rather than pure download and upload speeds.

Internet Statistics 2021



Delaware-City, DE

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 Delaware City, Delaware

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

Summary of Internet Providers Availability in Delaware City, Delaware

  • Atlantic Broadband - 73.8% Availability in Delaware City - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • Viasat - 100.0% Availability in Delaware City - Speeds up to 100 Mbps
  • HughesNet - 100.0% Availability in Delaware City - Speeds up to 25 Mbps

Internet Provider Competition Map For Delaware City

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Delaware City is the 8th most connected city in Delaware ahead of Bear, but behind New Castle, Pennsville, Salem, and Middletown.

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 New Castle 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.

Fiber Availability: 90% of people living in Delaware City have residential fiber service available to them.

Fiber coverage data is sourced from FCC Form 477 filings and cross-validated through BroadbandNow with private datasets and direct provider reporting.

Approximately 78% of Delaware City 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.

In New Castle County, approximately 9,000 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 Around Delaware City

Data collected by our market researchers shows that top providers in Delaware City currently use data caps for their residential Internet connections. Data caps are disliked because consumers see caps as a strategy for limiting "cord cutting". Providers maintain they are a necessary strategy as they struggle to manage network congestion. In either case, the issue is the same: streaming services, which easily consumes 1–7GB/hour.

Summary Of Internet Providers In Delaware City

Provider Type Coverage Speed
Atlantic Broadband Cable 73.8%+ 1,000 Mbps
Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) Satellite 100% 100 Mbps
HughesNet Satellite 100% 25 Mbps
Atlantic Broadband Cable and Fiber 72.6%+ 1,000 Mbps
Crown Castle Fiber Fiber 89.4%+ 1,000 Mbps
Telesystem Fiber 9.9%+ -- Mbps

Compare Delaware City to the 5 largest cities in the US

City Average Download Speed Number of Providers Average Cost per Mbps
Delaware City 36.7 Mbps 5 $0.56 ( + $0.00 )
New York 349.1 Mbps ( +312.4 Mbps ) 15 ( +10 ) $0.46 ( $0.00 )
Los Angeles 107.1 Mbps ( +70.4 Mbps ) 18 ( +13 ) $0.27 ( $0.00 )
Chicago 99.7 Mbps ( +63 Mbps ) 15 ( +10 ) $0.30 ( $0.00 )
Houston 111.7 Mbps ( +75 Mbps ) 21 ( +16 ) $0.26 ( $0.00 )
Philadelphia 115.3 Mbps ( +78.6 Mbps ) 9 ( +4 ) $0.34 ( $0.00 )