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Internet Providers in Andover, New Hampshire
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Internet Access in Andover, New Hampshire
Viasat Internet 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.
As might be expected with a city of Andover's relatively low density of broadband service competitiveness, the average download speeds in Andover fall under the state average. (56.74 Mbps, in contrast to New Hampshire's 151.07 Mbps average in the past twelve months.)
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 280 broadband offerings for Andover to date.
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Summary Of Fastest Internet Providers In Andover, New Hampshire
|Provider||Speed||Type||Time To Download 1 GB||Availability|
|TDS Telecom||1,000 Mbps||DSL and Fiber||8s||99.1%|
|XFINITY from Comcast||1,200 Mbps||Cable||6s||97.9%|
|Viasat Internet||50 Mbps||Satellite||2m 43s||100.0%|
|HughesNet||25 Mbps||Satellite||5m 27s||100.0%|
|Consolidated Communications (Formerly Fairpoint Communications)||20 Mbps||DSL||6m 49s||5.1%|
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.
Fiber coverage data is sourced from FCC Form 477 filings and cross-validated through BroadbandNow with private datasets and direct provider reporting.
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.
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.
Compare Andover to the 5 largest cities in the US
|City||Average Download Speed||Number of Providers||Average Cost per Mbps|
|Andover||56.7 Mbps||6||$0.33 ( + $0.00 )|
|New York||534.4 Mbps ( +477.7 Mbps )||17 ( +11 )||$0.48 ( + $0.00 )|
|Los Angeles||148.8 Mbps ( +92.1 Mbps )||17 ( +11 )||$0.24 ( $0.00 )|
|Chicago||160.6 Mbps ( +103.9 Mbps )||15 ( +9 )||$0.27 ( $0.00 )|
|Houston||169.5 Mbps ( +112.8 Mbps )||23 ( +17 )||$0.26 ( $0.00 )|
|Philadelphia||162.1 Mbps ( +105.4 Mbps )||8 ( +2 )||$0.34 ( + $0.00 )|