Internet Providers in Center Barnstead, New Hampshire

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Residential Internet Statistics for Center Barnstead, NH
Wired Internet Providers: 4
Average Speed Test Result: 74.14 Mbps
Top Advertised Speed: 1,000 Mbps
No Broadband Access: 1.07%

Internet Access in Center Barnstead, New Hampshire

There are an average of 2.01 ISPs per census block in Center Barnstead. Consequently, most houses within city limits have a minimum of 2 options for Internet.

Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) is currently the most commonly available option in Center Barnstead. near one hundred percent of the Center Barnstead area can get access to them. HughesNet is also a common option in the area, providing close to one hundred percent of residents with predominantly Satellite service. The fastest Internet package listed by HughesNet for Center Barnstead is 25 Mbps.

The data on this page is sourced via FCC reports, and is confirmed against private databases and direct provider reporting to create more detailed listings than governmental websites. Speed and pricing data is sourced by manually collecting tens of thousands of data points annually. We've gathered 247 Center Barnstead Internet plans since 2014. There are 24 Internet deals currently on the market in the area.

In terms of network technologies offered across the area, the most common physical wire Internet tech varieties are Satellite (near one hundred percent coverage) and Fiber (98.09 percent coverage). Fiber infrastructure is built on newer fiber-optic lines, which are composed of tiny, thin glass strands that send digital data using light. Fiber results in better downloads and reliability, but in some cases may switch to copper wires in the "last mile" near a subscriber. As a result, not all fiber connections offer "gigabit" speeds.

Outside of the Internet options listed above, TDS Telecom is another option to consider. They have wired broadband in 98 percent of the Center Barnstead area.

Internet Statistics 2021



Center-Barnstead, NH

200 People Only have access to 1 or fewer wired internet providers available at their address.

This data is calculated from FCC datasets which providers are legally required to supply twice a year. We further validate this data for accuracy.

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Summary Of Fastest Internet Providers In Center Barnstead, New Hampshire

Provider Speed Type Time To Download 1 GB
TDS Telecom 1,000 Mbps Fiber and DSL 8s
Atlantic Broadband 1,000 Mbps Cable 8s
Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) 50 Mbps Satellite 2m 43s
HughesNet 25 Mbps Satellite 5m 27s
Consolidated Communications (Formerly Fairpoint Communications) 25 Mbps DSL 5m 27s

Summary of Internet Providers Availability in Center Barnstead, New Hampshire

  • TDS Telecom - 98.1% Availability in Center Barnstead - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • Atlantic Broadband - 92.4% Availability in Center Barnstead - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • Consolidated - 1.6% Availability in Center Barnstead - Speeds up to 25 Mbps
  • Viasat - 100.0% Availability in Center Barnstead - Speeds up to 50 Mbps
  • HughesNet - 100.0% Availability in Center Barnstead - Speeds up to 25 Mbps

Internet Provider Competition Map For Center Barnstead

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Center Barnstead is the 80th most connected city in New Hampshire behind New Durham, Epsom, Strafford, Alton, and Pittsfield.

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 Belknap 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: 98% of people living in Center Barnstead 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 93% of Center Barnstead 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 Belknap County, approximately 1,000 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 Cord Cutting Around Center Barnstead

Data collected by our researchers suggests that popular providers in Center Barnstead currently place a limit on data use on residential Internet packages. Data caps are a public issue lately since consumers view them as a tactic for limiting streaming. Providers explain that they are a necessary tool for managing network congestion. Either way, the culprit is the same: video streaming, which easily consumes 1–7GB per hour.

Summary Of Internet Providers In Center Barnstead

Provider Type Coverage Speed
TDS Telecom Fiber and DSL 98.1%+ 1,000 Mbps
Atlantic Broadband Cable 92.4%+ 1,000 Mbps
Consolidated Communications (Formerly Fairpoint Communications) DSL 1.6%+ 25 Mbps
Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) Satellite 100% 50 Mbps
HughesNet Satellite 100% 25 Mbps
Atlantic Broadband Cable and Fiber 100% 1,000 Mbps
TDS Business Fiber 43.1%+ 1,000 Mbps

Compare Center Barnstead to the 5 largest cities in the US

City Average Download Speed Number of Providers Average Cost per Mbps
Center Barnstead 74.1 Mbps 6 $0.31 ( + $0.00 )
New York 349.1 Mbps ( +275 Mbps ) 15 ( +9 ) $0.46 ( + $0.00 )
Los Angeles 107.1 Mbps ( +33 Mbps ) 18 ( +12 ) $0.23 ( $0.00 )
Chicago 99.7 Mbps ( +25.6 Mbps ) 15 ( +9 ) $0.30 ( $0.00 )
Houston 111.7 Mbps ( +37.6 Mbps ) 21 ( +15 ) $0.24 ( $0.00 )
Philadelphia 115.3 Mbps ( +41.2 Mbps ) 9 ( +3 ) $0.34 ( + $0.00 )