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Internet Providers in Bedford, New Hampshire
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Internet Access in Bedford, New Hampshire
Information on BroadbandNow is calculated from the FCC's bi-annual provider territory reporting. We leverage direct provider reports and other privatized datasets to further validate and enhance that data. Plan and pricing information on BroadbandNow is collected manually by our data analysis team. We have analyzed and verified 389 broadband deals in Bedford. speed averages graphed below are calculated from 24,446 local speed tests. They are intended for general provider comparison purposes, not as an indicator of top Internet speedsin the area.
So far as the broadband technology types in Bedford, there are essentially two primary systems: cable (providers such as Xfinity) and DSL (providers like Consolidated Communications (Formerly Fairpoint Communications)).
Xfinity is also a common Internet choice in Bedford. They offer primarily Cable connections available to 99 percent of Bedford.
The average Bedford address has 2-3 providers to choose from. Averaged out across all census blocks in the city, the density of competition is exactly 2.68 providers per resident.
According to the latest FCC filings and direct provider reporting, Viasat Internet and HughesNet are the most commonly avialable providers in Bedford as measured by coverage area. The more common providers frequently overlap around Bedford.
Internet Statistics 2022
1.9% of consumers in Bedford400 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 Bedford, New Hampshire
|Provider||Speed||Type||Time To Download 1 GB||Availability|
|Consolidated Communications (Formerly Fairpoint Communications)||1,000 Mbps||DSL and Fiber||8s||98.1%|
|Viasat Internet||100 Mbps||Satellite||1m 21s||100.0%|
|T-Mobile Home Internet||115 Mbps||Fixed Wireless||1m 11s||30.9%|
|HughesNet||25 Mbps||Satellite||5m 27s||100.0%|
|Ultra Home Internet||100 Mbps||Fixed Wireless||1m 21s||30.9%|
Internet Providers in Nearby Cities
Internet Provider Competition Map For Bedford
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 Caps and Video Streaming in Bedford
Data collected by our researchers suggests that some of the top providers in Bedford currently use data caps for their residential Internet plans. Data caps are a public issue since subscribers see caps as a strategy for limiting streaming. Providers explain that they are a necessary strategy as they struggle to manage network congestion. In either case, the problem is over-the-top streaming, which easily uses anywhere from one to seven Gigabytes/hr.
Compare Bedford to the 5 largest cities in the US
|City||Average Download Speed||Number of Providers||Average Cost per Mbps|
|Bedford||229.7 Mbps||7||$0.37 ( + $0.00 )|
|New York||545.6 Mbps ( +315.9 Mbps )||21 ( +14 )||$0.31 ( $0.00 )|
|Los Angeles||161.3 Mbps ( -68.4 Mbps )||20 ( +13 )||$0.32 ( $0.00 )|
|Chicago||180.9 Mbps ( -48.8 Mbps )||19 ( +12 )||$0.25 ( $0.00 )|
|Houston||186.6 Mbps ( -43.1 Mbps )||26 ( +19 )||$0.23 ( $0.00 )|
|Philadelphia||179.1 Mbps ( -50.6 Mbps )||10 ( +3 )||$0.36 ( $0.00 )|