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Internet Providers in Charlestown, New Hampshire
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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 293 broadband plans for Charlestown since founding in 2014. Speed test data in the graph below is limited to 1,312 records as of 2021. This gives a snapshot of what some subscribers are getting in the area, but trends low since tests are usually run to diagnose home networking issues.
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 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 145th most connected city in New Hampshire ahead of Alstead and Walpole, but behind Springfield, Bellows Falls, and Chester.
- The fastest zip code in Charlestown for July 2021 is 03603. (see all below).
Internet Statistics 2021
8.9% of consumers in Charlestown400 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||Availability|
|XFINITY from Comcast||1,200 Mbps||Cable||6s||91.9%|
|Viasat Internet||100 Mbps||Satellite||1m 21s||100.0%|
|Consolidated Communications (Formerly Fairpoint Communications)||100 Mbps||DSL||1m 21s||98.0%|
|HughesNet||25 Mbps||Satellite||5m 27s||100.0%|
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.
This coverage statistic is based on a mix of FCC and private provider reporting in the past two quarters.
Zip-based speed averages are calculated from M-Labs consumer speed tests run by IP addresses in the area.
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.
Compare Charlestown to the 5 largest cities in the US
|City||Average Download Speed||Number of Providers||Average Cost per Mbps|
|Charlestown||27.5 Mbps||6||$3.80 ( + $0.00 )|
|New York||534.4 Mbps ( +506.9 Mbps )||17 ( +11 )||$0.48 ( $0.00 )|
|Los Angeles||148.8 Mbps ( +121.3 Mbps )||17 ( +11 )||$0.28 ( $0.00 )|
|Chicago||160.6 Mbps ( +133.1 Mbps )||15 ( +9 )||$0.32 ( $0.00 )|
|Houston||169.5 Mbps ( +142 Mbps )||23 ( +17 )||$0.31 ( $0.00 )|
|Philadelphia||162.1 Mbps ( +134.6 Mbps )||8 ( +2 )||$0.66 ( $0.00 )|