Internet Providers in Townsend, DE

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Residential Internet Statistics for Townsend, DE
Internet Providers: 7
Internet Plans: 9
Fastest Speed Available: 1,000 Mbps
Average Plan Price: $54.99

Internet Access in Townsend, Delaware

So far as Internet technology coverage, Townsend offers decent coverage by both cable Internet and fiber. Cable TV and broadband service can be purchased from television providers, and transmits data to subscribers over coax cable networks mounted on telephone poles.

Viasat Internet offers the largest coverage area for Townsend residents. near one hundred percent of Townsend census blocks can receive Internet service from them. HughesNet is also a common option, serving virtually one hundred percent of local addresses with Satellite service. The fastest plan listed by HughesNet in Townsend is 25 Mbps.

Verizon Fios provides a common alternative. They offer a maximum download speed of 950 Mbps. Wired broadband isn't actually the only choice for Internet service in Townsend. fixed wireless outfits such as Delmarva WiFi are able to deliver 100 Mbps using direct wireless technology. Aside from home broadband, there are 5 companies within Townsend offering enterprise-level products and services like T1 or custom fiber loops. Our search results include every local provider with explicit business plans advertised online, but keep in mind that home providers might have business plans as well.

Since the majority of buildings are only wired for one phone company and one cable TV provider, the average home in Townsend has 2-3 wired broadband options available. 14.7 percent of Townsend residents have one or fewer options. cable and DSL broadband generally offer the most agreeable price and data use packages for home use.

Broadband access statistics here and elsewhere on BroadbandNow are calculated from public government data and private data we collect directly from telecom industry sources or through unlisted sources. Statistics regarding speed averages is sourced via M-Labs, the speed test tool integrated into our site as well as Google and Chrome search results. Our researchers have hand-filed pricing and plan details on 191 Internet offerings in Townsend as of 2021.

  • There are 13 internet providers in Townsend with 7 of those offering residential service
  • Townsend is the 8th most connected city in Delaware ahead of Clayton, Chesapeake City, Galena, and Smyrna, but behind Middletown.
  • The fastest zip code in Townsend for July 2021 is 19734. (see all below).

Internet Statistics 2021



Townsend, DE

1,000 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 Townsend, Delaware

Provider Speed Type Time To Download 1 GB Availability
Atlantic Broadband 1,000 Mbps Cable 8s 83.8%
Viasat Internet 100 Mbps Satellite 1m 21s 100.0%
HughesNet 25 Mbps Satellite 5m 27s 100.0%

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Townsend is the 8th most connected city in Delaware ahead of Clayton, Chesapeake City, Galena, and Smyrna, but behind 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 Townsend 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 85% of Townsend 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, 19734 is the zip code with the fastest average download speed in Townsend.

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

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 and Cord Cutting in Townsend

Data from our market researchers shows that top ISPs in Townsend currently use data caps on home broadband plans. Data caps are a public issue since users see caps as a strategy for limiting video streaming, while providers maintain that data caps are a reasonable strategy for managing heavy network congestion. Either way, the problem is streaming video, which can eat up anywhere from one to seven Gigabytes per hour.

Compare Townsend to the 5 largest cities in the US

City Average Download Speed Number of Providers Average Cost per Mbps
Townsend 26.8 Mbps 7 $1.13 ( + $0.00 )
New York 534.4 Mbps ( +507.6 Mbps ) 17 ( +10 ) $0.89 ( $0.00 )
Los Angeles 148.8 Mbps ( +122 Mbps ) 17 ( +10 ) $0.24 ( $0.00 )
Chicago 160.6 Mbps ( +133.8 Mbps ) 15 ( +8 ) $0.27 ( $0.00 )
Houston 169.5 Mbps ( +142.7 Mbps ) 23 ( +16 ) $0.26 ( $0.00 )
Philadelphia 162.1 Mbps ( +135.3 Mbps ) 8 ( +1 ) $0.36 ( $0.00 )