Internet Providers in Charlestown, New Hampshire

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Residential Internet Statistics for Charlestown, NH
Wired Internet Providers: 2
Average Speed Test Result: 44.96 Mbps
Top Advertised Speed: 1,000 Mbps
No Broadband Access: 5.71%

Internet Access in Charlestown, New Hampshire

Data shown on this page is based on the FCC's bi-annual coverage reports. Our data also includes direct provider coverage reports to further validate and enhance the data. Plan, pricing, and other data on BroadbandNow is aggregated by our data division. Locally, we've aggregated 274 broadband plans for Charlestown since founding in 2014. Speed test data shown here for Charlestown is limited to the 2,706 speed tests analyzed in the listings below.

Consolidated Communications (Formerly Fairpoint Communications) is another common broadband option in Charlestown. They offer DSL connections with coverage in 98 percent of the area.

Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) and HughesNet are the main Internet choices in Charlestown.

The average Charlestown home has 2-3 Internet providers to choose from. Competition is desireable. It means most residents have at least two ISPs competing so far as prices. This high level of competition isn't distributed evenly, though. A surprising 8.91 of the local population still has only one or fewer choices for wired broadband Internet service.

To summarize, Charlestown's Internet situation follows a similar pattern to other US cities: strong coverage of cable and DSL, but limited options since a majority of residences are stuck with a single provider for setting up either service. The cable/DSL pattern has a simple reason. Internet providers are former cable television and telephone corporations, and use already connected wired networks on telephone poles for delivering broadband Internet service.

  • There are 12 internet providers in Charlestown with 6 of those offering residential service
  • Charlestown is the 157th most connected city in New Hampshire ahead of Walpole, but behind Springfield, Bellows Falls, Chester, and Alstead.
  • The fastest zip code in Charlestown for February 2021 is 03603. (see all below).

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 Charlestown, New Hampshire

Provider Speed Type Time To Download 1 GB
XFINITY from Comcast 1,000 Mbps Cable 8s
Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) 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 Charlestown, New Hampshire

  • Consolidated - 98.0% Availability in Charlestown - Speeds up to 100 Mbps
  • Xfinity - 91.9% Availability in Charlestown - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • Viasat - 100.0% Availability in Charlestown - Speeds up to 100 Mbps
  • HughesNet - 100.0% Availability in Charlestown - Speeds up to 25 Mbps

Internet Provider Competition Map For Charlestown

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Charlestown is the 157th most connected city in New Hampshire ahead of Walpole, but behind Springfield, Bellows Falls, Chester, and Alstead.

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

Approximately 600 people in Sullivan 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.

Approximately 91% of Charlestown 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, 03603 is the zip code with the fastest average download speed in Charlestown.

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

In Sullivan 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 Cap Issues Around Charlestown

Data collected by our research team suggests that common ISPs in Charlestown use data caps for their home Internet packages. Data caps are a public issue since users view them as a tactic for limiting streaming services. Providers insist that data caps are a reasonable strategy as they struggle to manage network traffic. In either case, the culprit is video streaming, which can use 1–7GB per hour.

Summary Of Internet Providers In Charlestown

Provider Type Coverage Speed
Consolidated Communications (Formerly Fairpoint Communications) DSL 98.0%+ 100 Mbps
XFINITY from Comcast Cable 91.9%+ 1,000 Mbps
VTel Wireless Fixed Wireless 44.9%+ 1.5 Mbps
WaveComm Fixed Wireless 14.6%+ 6 Mbps
HughesNet Satellite 100% 25 Mbps
Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) Satellite 100% 100 Mbps
Comcast Business Cable 80.7%+ 987 Mbps
FirstLight Fiber 0.4%+ -- Mbps

Compare Charlestown to the 5 largest cities in the US

City Average Download Speed Number of Providers Average Cost per Mbps
Charlestown 45 Mbps 6 $0.37 ( + $0.00 )
New York 349.1 Mbps ( +304.1 Mbps ) 15 ( +9 ) $0.46 ( + $0.00 )
Los Angeles 107.1 Mbps ( +62.1 Mbps ) 18 ( +12 ) $0.23 ( $0.00 )
Chicago 99.7 Mbps ( +54.7 Mbps ) 15 ( +9 ) $0.30 ( $0.00 )
Houston 111.7 Mbps ( +66.7 Mbps ) 21 ( +15 ) $0.24 ( $0.00 )
Philadelphia 115.3 Mbps ( +70.3 Mbps ) 9 ( +3 ) $0.34 ( $0.00 )