Internet Providers in Manchester, NH

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Residential Internet Statistics for Manchester, NH
Internet Providers: 4
Internet Plans: 8
Fastest Speed Available: 1,000 Mbps
Average Plan Price: $45.23

Internet Access in Manchester, New Hampshire

Manchester broadband coverage data on this page is calculated from FCC Form 477 data submissions and cross-validated against private lit address databases. To date, we've processed 26,742 rows of governmental and privatized data on Internet availability within Manchester. Average speed data is based on 92,490 IP-verified speed tests collected in a 12 month rolling period.

2.51 percent of residents (2,000 residents total) have a single option for home residential broadband service, or in some cases, none.

XFINITY from Comcast is an alternative to the primary providers (Viasat and HughesNet). They offer 98 percent local coverage and a maximum download speed of 987 Mbps. Aside from home Internet, there are also 8 companies within Manchester selling enterprise and smb subscriptions like T1. We list all providers with explicit business packages online, although some providers sell both home and business-class Internet.

Taking a look now at network tech offered within Manchester, the most prevalent wired broadband technology types are Cable (98.78 percent coverage) and Satellite (close to one hundred percent coverage). Television corporations are where customers look for cable Internet, seeing as they can leverage existing TV wires — which have already been built out to homes in the area — to connect customers to Internet service. Cable can often make sense for local residents because of the strong mix of speed and value.

Viasat Internet is the most widespread Internet option overall, registered with coverage in near one hundred percent of Manchester residents. HughesNet, in contrast, is available for close to one hundred percent of local residents. The fastest speed advertised for Viasat is 100 Mbps, while HughesNet offers up to 25 Mbps. As a rule of thumb, anything over 10 Mbps will be sufficient to stream standard definition video over WiFi, but may become an issue for large households or high-bandwidth apps such as video conferencing, cloud apps, and multiplayer gaming. You can explore the coverage maps below to see how broadband coverage compares on a granular level.

  • There are 18 internet providers in Manchester with 4 of those offering residential service
  • Manchester is the 11th most connected city in New Hampshire ahead of Merrimack, Hooksett, Goffstown, and Auburn, but behind Bedford.
  • The fastest zip code in Manchester for April 2021 is 03102. (see all below).

Internet Statistics 2021

2,000 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 Manchester, New Hampshire

Provider Speed Type Time To Download 1 GB
XFINITY from Comcast 1,000 Mbps Cable 8s
Viasat Internet 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 Manchester, New Hampshire

  • Xfinity - Cable - 98.8% Availability in Manchester - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • Consolidated - DSL - 98.2% Availability in Manchester - Speeds up to 100 Mbps
  • Viasat - Satellite - 100.0% Availability in Manchester - Speeds up to 100 Mbps
  • HughesNet - Satellite - 100.0% Availability in Manchester - Speeds up to 25 Mbps

Internet Provider Competition Map For Manchester

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Manchester is the 11th most connected city in New Hampshire ahead of Merrimack, Hooksett, Goffstown, and Auburn, but behind Bedford.

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

Approximately 3,000 people in Hillsborough 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 Manchester 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, 03102 is the zip code with the fastest average download speed in Manchester.

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

In Hillsborough 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.

ISP Coverage around Southern New Hampshire University and Saint Anselm College

Within the two-mile area around Southern New Hampshire University, the average home or apartment building will have 1 options for an internet connection. Saint Anselm College currently shows 2 internet service options to pick from at homes within 2 miles of the university. Both universities currently have internet service connections that are more than capable of meeting students needs like streaming video, downloading large folders, and playing games. Internet connection records from within the zip where Southern New Hampshire University is located show an average recorded speed of 131.25 Mbps download, as compared with 97.49 Mbps within the Saint Anselm College area. Plans in this range aren't guaranteed to be obtainable in every area around campus, and could be unobtainable in apartment complexes. Remember that these averages are calculatedbased on download speed tests, and actual performance will likely be closer to the advertised speeds provided on this page.

Summary Of Internet Providers In Manchester

Provider Type Coverage Speed
XFINITY from Comcast Cable 98.8%+ 1,000 Mbps
Consolidated Communications (Formerly Fairpoint Communications) DSL 98.2%+ 100 Mbps
Viasat Internet Satellite 100% 100 Mbps
HughesNet Satellite 100% 25 Mbps
Comcast Business Cable 99.8%+ 987 Mbps
Crown Castle Fiber Fiber 48.2%+ 1,000 Mbps
FirstLight Fiber 24.8%+ -- Mbps
Verizon Business Copper 10.8%+ 1.5 Mbps
GTT Communications Copper 4.5%+ 6 Mbps
CenturyLink Business Copper 4.4%+ 1,000 Mbps
TPx Communications Copper 4.4%+ 1.5 Mbps
Windstream Fiber 1.8%+ 100 Mbps

Compare Manchester to the 5 largest cities in the US

City Average Download Speed Number of Providers Average Cost per Mbps
Manchester 107.9 Mbps 4 $0.37 ( + $0.00 )
New York 415.4 Mbps ( +307.5 Mbps ) 15 ( +11 ) $0.54 ( + $0.00 )
Los Angeles 118.9 Mbps ( +11 Mbps ) 17 ( +13 ) $0.23 ( $0.00 )
Chicago 116.2 Mbps ( +8.3 Mbps ) 15 ( +11 ) $0.26 ( $0.00 )
Houston 127.4 Mbps ( +19.5 Mbps ) 23 ( +19 ) $0.24 ( $0.00 )
Philadelphia 127.6 Mbps ( +19.7 Mbps ) 8 ( +4 ) $0.34 ( $0.00 )

Customer Reviews of Internet Providers in Manchester

Never any trouble

I get great reception throughout New England and download speed is fast.