Internet Providers in Bedford, NH

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Residential Internet Statistics for Bedford, NH
Internet Providers: 5
Internet Plans: 11
Fastest Speed Available: 1,000 Mbps
Average Plan Price: $49.84

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 350 broadband deals in Bedford. speed averages graphed below are calculated from 44,622 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 from Comcast) and DSL (providers like Consolidated Communications (Formerly Fairpoint Communications)).

XFINITY from Comcast 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 2021

400 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
Consolidated Communications 1,000 Mbps Fiber 8s
XFINITY from Comcast 1,000 Mbps Cable 8s
Viasat Internet 100 Mbps Satellite 1m 21s
Consolidated Communications (Formerly Fairpoint Communications) 100 Mbps DSL 1m 21s
HughesNet 25 Mbps Satellite 5m 27s

Summary of Internet Providers Availability in Bedford, New Hampshire

  • Consolidated - DSL - 98.1% Availability in Bedford - Speeds up to 100 Mbps
  • Xfinity - Cable - 99.1% Availability in Bedford - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • Consolidated - Fiber - 70.4% Availability in Bedford - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • Viasat - Satellite - 100.0% Availability in Bedford - Speeds up to 100 Mbps
  • HughesNet - Satellite - 100.0% Availability in Bedford - Speeds up to 25 Mbps

Internet Provider Competition Map For Bedford

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Bedford is the 10th most connected city in New Hampshire ahead of Manchester, Merrimack, Litchfield, Goffstown, and Amherst.

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

Approximately 3,000 people in Hillsborough 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: 70% of people living in Bedford 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 Bedford 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, 03110 is the zip code with the fastest average download speed in Bedford.

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

In Hillsborough County, approximately 6,000 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 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.

Summary Of Internet Providers In Bedford

Provider Type Coverage Speed
Consolidated Communications (Formerly Fairpoint Communications) DSL 98.1%+ 100 Mbps
XFINITY from Comcast Cable 99.1%+ 1,000 Mbps
Consolidated Communications Fiber 70.4%+ 1,000 Mbps
Viasat Internet Satellite 100% 100 Mbps
HughesNet Satellite 100% 25 Mbps
Comcast Business Cable 100% 987 Mbps
Consolidated Communications (Formerly Fairpoint Communications) Fiber 80.5%+ 1,000 Mbps
Crown Castle Fiber Fiber 20.7%+ 1,000 Mbps
FirstLight Fiber 12.8%+ -- Mbps
Verizon Business Copper 4.4%+ 1.5 Mbps
Windstream Fiber 4.4%+ 1.5 Mbps
Telesystem Fiber 0.8%+ 1.5 Mbps

Compare Bedford to the 5 largest cities in the US

City Average Download Speed Number of Providers Average Cost per Mbps
Bedford 179.3 Mbps 5 $0.37 ( + $0.00 )
New York 415.4 Mbps ( +236.1 Mbps ) 15 ( +10 ) $0.54 ( + $0.00 )
Los Angeles 118.9 Mbps ( -60.4 Mbps ) 17 ( +12 ) $0.23 ( $0.00 )
Chicago 116.2 Mbps ( -63.1 Mbps ) 15 ( +10 ) $0.26 ( $0.00 )
Houston 127.4 Mbps ( -51.9 Mbps ) 23 ( +18 ) $0.24 ( $0.00 )
Philadelphia 127.6 Mbps ( -51.7 Mbps ) 8 ( +3 ) $0.34 ( $0.00 )