Internet Providers in Andover, NH

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Residential Internet Statistics for Andover, NH
Internet Providers: 6
Internet Plans: 13
Fastest Speed Available: 1,000 Mbps
Average Plan Price: $49.35

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.

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 264 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
TDS Telecom 1,000 Mbps Fiber 8s
XFINITY from Comcast 1,000 Mbps Cable 8s
Viasat Internet 50 Mbps Satellite 2m 43s
HughesNet 25 Mbps Satellite 5m 27s
TDS Telecom 100 Mbps DSL 1m 21s
Consolidated Communications (Formerly Fairpoint Communications) 20 Mbps DSL 6m 49s

Summary of Internet Providers Availability in Andover, New Hampshire

  • TDS - DSL - 24.6% Availability in Andover - Speeds up to 100 Mbps
  • TDS Telecom - Fiber - 99.1% Availability in Andover - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • Xfinity - Cable - 97.9% Availability in Andover - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • Consolidated - DSL - 5.1% Availability in Andover - Speeds up to 20 Mbps
  • Viasat - Satellite - 100.0% Availability in Andover - Speeds up to 50 Mbps
  • HughesNet - Satellite - 100.0% Availability in Andover - Speeds up to 25 Mbps

Internet Provider Competition Map For Andover

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Andover is the 201st most connected city in New Hampshire behind Tilton, Bristol, Franklin, New London, and Warner.

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.

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 DSL 24.6%+ 100 Mbps
TDS Telecom Fiber 99.1%+ 1,000 Mbps
XFINITY from Comcast Cable 97.9%+ 1,000 Mbps
Consolidated Communications (Formerly Fairpoint Communications) DSL 5.1%+ 20 Mbps
Viasat Internet Satellite 100% 50 Mbps
HughesNet Satellite 100% 25 Mbps
Comcast Business Cable 100% 987 Mbps
TDS Business Fiber 51.4%+ 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 65.3 Mbps 6 $0.33 ( + $0.00 )
New York 415.4 Mbps ( +350.1 Mbps ) 15 ( +9 ) $0.54 ( + $0.00 )
Los Angeles 118.9 Mbps ( +53.6 Mbps ) 17 ( +11 ) $0.23 ( $0.00 )
Chicago 116.2 Mbps ( +50.9 Mbps ) 14 ( +8 ) $0.26 ( $0.00 )
Houston 127.4 Mbps ( +62.1 Mbps ) 23 ( +17 ) $0.24 ( $0.00 )
Philadelphia 127.6 Mbps ( +62.3 Mbps ) 8 ( +2 ) $0.34 ( + $0.00 )