Internet Service Providers in Dover, New Hampshire

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Residential Internet Statistics for Dover, NH
Wired Internet Providers: 2
Average Speed Test Result: 126.15 Mbps
Top Advertised Speed: 1,000 Mbps
No Broadband Access: 2.33%

Internet Access in Dover, New Hampshire

Broadband coverage and competition in Dover is not strong compared with other parts of New Hampshire. 3.04 percent of the population are stuck with only one or fewer options forbroadband services at their location. So far as connectivity, Dover ranks at 76th of 236 cities in the state.

Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) and HughesNet are Dover's most widely available wired Internet choices.

Cable and DSL providers like Consolidated Communications (Formerly Fairpoint Communications) are the top network types available in Dover.

Remember that since FCC data is only processed twice annually and only released six or more months after that, data shown here may have minor inaccuracies.

While the main ISPs are Viasat and HughesNet, XFINITY from Comcast also serves the area with a maximum speed of 987 Mbps. There are also 3 providers in Dover with specialized enterprise service like T1 and MPLS. Explore the interactive map to see broadband coverage on the census block level, and our speed data to compare how Viasat compares with other local ISPs in consumer speed tests.

  • There are 11 internet providers in Dover with 4 of those offering residential service
  • Dover is the 76th most connected city in New Hampshire ahead of Somersworth, Madbury, and Rollinsford, but behind Eliot and South Berwick.
  • The fastest zip code in Dover for February 2021 is 03820. (see all below).

Internet Statistics 2021

900 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 Dover, New Hampshire

Provider Speed Type Time To Download 1 GB
XFINITY from Comcast 1,000 Mbps Cable 8s
Consolidated Communications (Formerly Fairpoint Communications) 80 Mbps DSL 1m 42s
Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) 50 Mbps Satellite 2m 43s
HughesNet 25 Mbps Satellite 5m 27s

Summary of Internet Providers Availability in Dover, New Hampshire

  • Xfinity - 97.5% Availability in Dover - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • Consolidated - 97.2% Availability in Dover - Speeds up to 80 Mbps
  • Viasat - 100.0% Availability in Dover - Speeds up to 50 Mbps
  • HughesNet - 100.0% Availability in Dover - Speeds up to 25 Mbps

Internet Provider Competition Map For Dover

Dover Internet Competition Map. Click for interactive map.
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Dover is the 76th most connected city in New Hampshire ahead of Somersworth, Madbury, and Rollinsford, but behind Eliot and South Berwick.

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 Strafford 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 97% of Dover 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, 03820 is the zip code with the fastest average download speed in Dover.

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

In Strafford County, approximately 2,000 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.

Summary Of Internet Providers In Dover

Provider Type Coverage Speed
XFINITY from Comcast Cable 97.5%+ 1,000 Mbps
Consolidated Communications (Formerly Fairpoint Communications) DSL 97.2%+ 80 Mbps
Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) Satellite 100% 50 Mbps
HughesNet Satellite 100% 25 Mbps
Comcast Business Cable 100% 987 Mbps
Crown Castle Fiber Fiber 18.6%+ 1,000 Mbps
Windstream Copper 0.9%+ 6 Mbps

Compare Dover to the 5 largest cities in the US

City Average Download Speed Number of Providers Average Cost per Mbps
Dover 126.2 Mbps 4 $0.37 ( + $0.00 )
New York 349.1 Mbps ( +222.9 Mbps ) 15 ( +11 ) $0.46 ( + $0.00 )
Los Angeles 107.1 Mbps ( -19.1 Mbps ) 18 ( +14 ) $0.25 ( $0.00 )
Chicago 99.7 Mbps ( -26.5 Mbps ) 15 ( +11 ) $0.29 ( $0.00 )
Houston 111.7 Mbps ( -14.5 Mbps ) 21 ( +17 ) $0.25 ( $0.00 )
Philadelphia 115.3 Mbps ( -10.9 Mbps ) 9 ( +5 ) $0.34 ( $0.00 )