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Internet Providers in Colrain, Massachusetts
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Internet Access in Colrain, Massachusetts
Viasat Internet has the strongest coverage footprint in Colrain. HughesNet is also widely available.
When we're looking at network tech available in the city, the most frequently available physical wire Internet connection types are DSL (95.77 percent coverage) and Satellite (virtually one hundred percent coverage). Telephone companies usually offer DSL connections, because DSL, or "Digital Subscriber Line," sends Internet data via telephone wires. Compared to other copper cables, the twisted copper construction of telephone lines outputs lower speeds and bandwidth compared to cable and significantly less than fiber.
Verizon High Speed Internet provides an alternative. They offer 95 percent availability and a top download speed of 15 Mbps. Wired broadband isn't the only choice for Internet for residents of Colrain. fixed wireless providers such as Hilltown Networks can achieve 25 Mbps via wireless links. Outside of home broadband, there are 3 companies in Colrain selling enterprise-level subscriptions like point-to-point connectivity or custom fiber loops. The small business providers listed on this page include all providers with business packages on their site, but consumer-focused companies sometimes have unlisted business packages as well.
As of the latest FCC reports, 99.94 percent of households have only one option for home broadband.
The broadband access statistics here and elsewhere on BroadbandNow are calculated from governmental data from the FCC and private data we collect from telecoms. Average statistics regarding speed averages is sourced via M-Labs. The BroadbandNow market researchers have hand-collected price and service data on 213 broadband offerings within Colrain to date.
Internet Statistics 2021
99.9% of consumers in Colrain1,000 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 Colrain, Massachusetts
|Provider||Speed||Type||Time To Download 1 GB||Availability|
|Viasat Internet||100 Mbps||Satellite||1m 21s||100.0%|
|HughesNet||25 Mbps||Satellite||5m 27s||100.0%|
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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.
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 Video Streaming in Colrain
Data from our research team suggests that some of the top ISPs in the area currently use data caps on home broadband connections. Data caps are controversial because users view caps as a strategy for limiting streaming services. Providers insist data caps are a reasonable strategy as they struggle to manage network traffic. In either case, the problem is video streaming, which easily uses anywhere from one to seven Gigabytes/hr.
Compare Colrain to the 5 largest cities in the US
|City||Average Download Speed||Number of Providers||Average Cost per Mbps|
|Colrain||10 Mbps||4||$0.37 ( + $0.00 )|
|New York||534.4 Mbps ( +524.4 Mbps )||17 ( +13 )||$0.48 ( + $0.00 )|
|Los Angeles||148.8 Mbps ( +138.8 Mbps )||17 ( +13 )||$0.24 ( $0.00 )|
|Chicago||160.6 Mbps ( +150.6 Mbps )||15 ( +11 )||$0.27 ( $0.00 )|
|Houston||169.5 Mbps ( +159.5 Mbps )||23 ( +19 )||$0.26 ( $0.00 )|
|Philadelphia||162.1 Mbps ( +152.1 Mbps )||8 ( +4 )||$0.34 ( $0.00 )|