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Internet Providers in Etna, New Hampshire
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Internet Access in Etna, New Hampshire
Data here is calculated based on the FCC's bi-annual provider territory reports. BroadbandNow also uses direct provider coverage reports and other private data to further validate and enhance the data on a census block or lit address level. Pricing and plan data is collected through our market research division. To date, we've found and verified 256 bundled broadband plans in Etna. Speed test data in the graph below is limited to 360 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.
Coverage from Viasat Internet and HughesNet, as a rule, will overlap. As a result, the decision between Viasat and HughesNet is common.
Consolidated Communications (Formerly Fairpoint Communications) and XFINITY from Comcast can also provide Internet service in Etna, with significant shared territory in some neighborhoods.
7.93 percent of the Etna area is still left with one or fewer choices for broadband-level Internet service. Outside these less connected blocks, the average address has at least 2 Internet providers available. Areas that have more competition usually will get lower prices, since providers will often upgrade service to win subscribers.
In summary, Etna's Internet situation conforms with a similar pattern to other US cities: strong coverage of cable and DSL, with the catch that a majority of residences are limited to a single option for either service.  This pattern has a simple reason. Broadband providers have their roots as cable television and landline telephone companies, and use these pre-existing copper networks to deliver their broadband bundles.
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Summary Of Fastest Internet Providers In Etna, New Hampshire
|Provider||Speed||Type||Time To Download 1 GB||Availability|
|XFINITY from Comcast||1,200 Mbps||Cable||6s||93.8%|
|Consolidated Communications (Formerly Fairpoint Communications)||80 Mbps||DSL||1m 42s||98.3%|
|Viasat Internet||50 Mbps||Satellite||2m 43s||100.0%|
|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.
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 in Etna
Data collected by our research team shows that popular providers in Etna place a limit on data use on home broadband connections. Data caps are disliked because customers view them as a tactic for limiting "cord cutting". Providers explain that they are a necessary strategy as they struggle to manage network congestion. In either case, the problem is the same: video streaming, which easily uses 1–7GB per hour.
Compare Etna to the 5 largest cities in the US
|City||Average Download Speed||Number of Providers||Average Cost per Mbps|
|Etna||18 Mbps||5||$0.37 ( + $0.00 )|
|New York||534.4 Mbps ( +516.4 Mbps )||17 ( +12 )||$0.48 ( + $0.00 )|
|Los Angeles||148.8 Mbps ( +130.8 Mbps )||17 ( +12 )||$0.24 ( $0.00 )|
|Chicago||160.6 Mbps ( +142.6 Mbps )||15 ( +10 )||$0.27 ( $0.00 )|
|Houston||169.5 Mbps ( +151.5 Mbps )||23 ( +18 )||$0.26 ( $0.00 )|
|Philadelphia||162.1 Mbps ( +144.1 Mbps )||8 ( +3 )||$0.34 ( $0.00 )|