Internet Providers in Andover, New Hampshire

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Residential Internet Statistics for Andover, NH
Wired Internet Providers: 4
Average Speed Test Result: 28.04 Mbps
Top Advertised Speed: 1,200 Mbps
No Broadband Access: 0.05%

Internet Access in Andover, New Hampshire

Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) has the strongest coverage footprint in Andover. HughesNet is also widely available.

2-3 providers for each address is a low level of choice, but it's enough to reduce pricing in Andover communities where providers overlap. Choice can vary from block to block.

In terms of Internet network options, cable or fiber are going to be the strongest network type for most residents. Fiber-Optic infrastructure is in many cases built on top of former DSL infrastructure in the area. Fiber leverages future-proofed optical-fiber cables to transmit digital data. Upstream rates benefit the most when using a fiber optics connection. Upstream speeds can often be the same as the download speed on fiber plans. (Compare with cable or DSL, which have uploads limited to as much as 1/10 of the downstream rate.)

TDS Telecom and XFINITY from Comcast also offer coverage in Andover, often competing for the same customers.

The broadband access statistics here and elsewhere on BroadbandNow are drawn from government data and private datasets collected from industry sources or through unlisted third parties. Statistics regarding speed and performance data is sourced from M-Labs, which is a speed test utility shown within BroadbandNow as well as Google queries. Our market researchers have hand-gathered price and service data for 243 broadband offerings for Andover to date.

  • There are 9 internet providers in Andover with 6 of those offering residential service
  • Andover is the 195th most connected city in New Hampshire ahead of Warner, but behind Tilton, Bristol, Franklin, and New London.
  • The fastest zip code in Andover for February 2021 is 03216. (see all below).



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Summary Of Fastest Internet Providers In Andover, New Hampshire

Provider Speed Type Time To Download 1 GB
TDS Telecom 1,000 Mbps Fiber and DSL 8s
XFINITY from Comcast 1,200 Mbps Cable 6s
Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) 35 Mbps Satellite 3m 54s
HughesNet 25 Mbps Satellite 5m 27s
Consolidated Communications (Formerly Fairpoint Communications) 20 Mbps DSL 6m 49s

Summary of Internet Providers Availability in Andover, New Hampshire

  • TDS Telecom - 99.1% Availability in Andover - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • Xfinity - 97.9% Availability in Andover - Speeds up to 1,200 Mbps
  • Consolidated - 5.1% Availability in Andover - Speeds up to 20 Mbps
  • Viasat - 100.0% Availability in Andover - Speeds up to 35 Mbps
  • HughesNet - 100.0% Availability in Andover - Speeds up to 25 Mbps

Internet Provider Competition Map For Andover

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Andover is the 195th most connected city in New Hampshire ahead of Warner, but behind Tilton, Bristol, Franklin, and New London.

The “Connected” metric is a citywide average based on FCC data showing the density of broadband options at the census block level.

Approximately 1,000 people in Merrimack 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: 99% of people living in Andover 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 98% of Andover 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, 03216 is the zip code with the fastest average download speed in Andover.

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

In Merrimack County, approximately 3,000 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 Video Streaming Around Andover

Data from our market researchers suggests that top providers use data caps on residential broadband packages. Data caps are a public issue since consumers view them as a tactic for limiting streaming. Providers explain they are a necessary tool for managing network traffic. Either way, the issue is video streaming, which easily eats up anywhere from 1–7GB/hr.

Summary Of Internet Providers In Andover

Provider Type Coverage Speed
TDS Telecom Fiber and DSL 99.1%+ 1,000 Mbps
XFINITY from Comcast Cable 97.9%+ 1,200 Mbps
Consolidated Communications (Formerly Fairpoint Communications) DSL 5.1%+ 20 Mbps
Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) Satellite 100% 35 Mbps
HughesNet Satellite 100% 25 Mbps
Comcast Business Cable 100% 987 Mbps
TDS Business Fiber 58.3%+ 1,000 Mbps

Compare Andover to the 5 largest cities in the US

City Average Download Speed Number of Providers Average Cost per Mbps
Andover 28 Mbps 6 $0.20 ( + $0.00 )
New York 349.1 Mbps ( +321.1 Mbps ) 15 ( +9 ) $0.18 ( $0.00 )
Los Angeles 107.1 Mbps ( +79.1 Mbps ) 18 ( +12 ) $0.20 ( + $0.00 )
Chicago 99.7 Mbps ( +71.7 Mbps ) 15 ( +9 ) $0.33 ( + $0.00 )
Houston 111.7 Mbps ( +83.7 Mbps ) 21 ( +15 ) $0.21 ( + $0.00 )
Philadelphia 115.3 Mbps ( +87.3 Mbps ) 9 ( +3 ) $0.26 ( + $0.00 )