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< 25 Mbps basic internet for checking e-mail, google searches 25-99 Mbps will handle streaming Netflix, FaceTime, Zoom calls 100-499 Mbps fast downloads, gaming online, streaming UHD on multiple screens 500-1,000 Mbps blazing fast for just about anything
Internet Providers in North Dartmouth, Massachusetts
Top Internet Providers in North Dartmouth, Massachusetts:
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Internet Access in North Dartmouth, Massachusetts
Data below is based on biannual FCC provider coverage reporting. We leverage direct provider coverage reports and other privatized datasets to enhance the information, down to the census block level. Plan, pricing, and other data is gathered manually by our market research division. We have found and verified 401 Internet plans for North Dartmouth since founding in 2014. Speed averages are calculated from 5,244 speed test recordings in the past 12 months.
Coverage from the two biggest companies, Viasat Internet and HughesNet, generally, will overlap. As residents might expect, the decision between Viasat and HughesNet is a common one in North Dartmouth.
Taking a look at less fortunate neighborhoods around North Dartmouth, as many as 4,000 people have only one or fewer options for broadband-level Internet service.
Cable and DSL are the primary broadband network options within North Dartmouth. They are frequently overlapping and generally competing with each other. Cable network speed is generally better. That said, the overall speeds seen with either system are comparable and which is "best" frequently varies from block to block based on the network quality in that neighborhood.
Aside from the Internet options detailed above, Verizon High Speed Internet is another option to consider. They have wired broadband in 85 percent of the North Dartmouth area.
Internet Statistics 2022
21.3% of consumers in North Dartmouth4,000 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 North Dartmouth, Massachusetts
|Provider||Speed||Type||Time To Download 1 GB||Availability|
|Viasat Internet||100 Mbps||Satellite||1m 21s||100.0%|
|T-Mobile Home Internet||115 Mbps||Fixed Wireless||1m 11s||42.4%|
|HughesNet||25 Mbps||Satellite||5m 27s||100.0%|
|Ultra Home Internet||100 Mbps||Fixed Wireless||1m 21s||42.4%|
Internet Providers in Nearby Cities
Internet Provider Competition Map For North Dartmouth
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.
25 Mbps download and 3 Mbps upload is the minimum speed for an Internet connection to be classified as “Broadband” by the FCC.
Broadband for Education in North Dartmouth
Economic development studies routinely find a increasing pattern between web availability and enhanced education. Broadband access is essentially a requirement as colleges like University Of Massachusetts-Dartmouth in North Dartmouth adapt online platforms to manage coursework. Looking at 5,244 speed tests recorded over the past year at addresses within two miles of University Of Massachusetts-Dartmouth campus, performance averages are close to 121.91 Mbps — considerably above the lowest connection speed needed for streaming video and operating hosted or communication platforms.
Data Cap Issues Around North Dartmouth
Data collected by our researchers suggests that many of the top providers in the area place some sort of limit on streaming for their home broadband plans. Data caps are controversial because customers see them as a strategy to stop streaming services. Providers insist that they are a necessary strategy for managing heavy network traffic. Either way, the issue is streaming services, which can eat up anywhere from 1–7GB/hour.
Compare North Dartmouth to the 5 largest cities in the US
|City||Average Download Speed||Number of Providers||Average Cost per Mbps|
|North Dartmouth||121.9 Mbps||7||$0.31 ( + $0.00 )|
|New York||545.6 Mbps ( +423.7 Mbps )||21 ( +14 )||$0.31 ( + $0.00 )|
|Los Angeles||161.3 Mbps ( +39.4 Mbps )||20 ( +13 )||$0.22 ( $0.00 )|
|Chicago||180.9 Mbps ( +59 Mbps )||19 ( +12 )||$0.22 ( $0.00 )|
|Houston||186.6 Mbps ( +64.7 Mbps )||26 ( +19 )||$0.20 ( $0.00 )|
|Philadelphia||179.1 Mbps ( +57.2 Mbps )||10 ( +3 )||$0.36 ( + $0.00 )|