Internet Providers in Nelson, New Hampshire

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Residential Internet Statistics for Nelson, NH
Wired Internet Providers: 1
Average Speed Test Result: 11.4 Mbps
Top Advertised Speed: 100 Mbps
No Broadband Access: 72.18%

Internet Access in Nelson, New Hampshire

The average Nelson location has access to Internet service through 1.14 different providers.

Consolidated Communications (Formerly Fairpoint Communications) provides an second choice. They offer 92 percent coverage and a maximum download speed of 100 Mbps. Wired broadband isn't the only option for Internet access in Nelson. fixed wireless outfits like WiValley are able to achieve 20 Mbps or more over direct wireless hardware. Aside from home broadband, there are 2 providers in the area with enterprise-level subscriptions like point-to-point connectivity. Our results include all providers with explicit business packages online, but consumer-focused companies might offer business packages as well.

Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) offers the largest coverage area for Nelson residents. virtually one hundred percent of Nelson census blocks can receive access to them. HughesNet is the most likely followup option, with coverage in practically one hundred percent of Nelson with Satellite service. HughesNet's fastest plan in Nelson is 25 megabits per second.

The data listed here comes from FCC reports. Listings here are with privatized data sources and direct provider reporting to create more detailed resources than governmental websites. Speeds and pricing data is generated through our data analysis experts, who collect thousands of plans each year. There are 161 plans in Nelson since 2014. There are 15 Internet packages currently marketed.

Satellite is the best-performing network type with coverage in Nelson worth considering. Low wired Internet service in Nelson is to blame for poor average download speeds. Nelson average download speeds rank 99.87% under the New Hampshire average. Still, 11.4 Mbps can handle most modern uses like Netflix. Plans with data caps from the providers within Nelson will pose more of an issue when it comes to video streaming than Internet speed alone.

  • There are 9 internet providers in Nelson with 4 of those offering residential service
  • Nelson is the 203rd most connected city in New Hampshire ahead of Troy, but behind Antrim, Keene, Hancock, and Marlborough.
  • The fastest zip code in Nelson for February 2021 is 03457. (see all below).

Internet Statistics 2021

800 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 Nelson, New Hampshire

Provider Speed Type Time To Download 1 GB
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 Nelson, New Hampshire

  • Consolidated - 92.0% Availability in Nelson - Speeds up to 100 Mbps
  • Viasat - 100.0% Availability in Nelson - Speeds up to 100 Mbps
  • HughesNet - 100.0% Availability in Nelson - Speeds up to 25 Mbps

Internet Provider Competition Map For Nelson

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Nelson is the 203rd most connected city in New Hampshire ahead of Troy, but behind Antrim, Keene, Hancock, and Marlborough.

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 Cheshire 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.

As of this month, 03457 is the zip code with the fastest average download speed in Nelson.

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

In Cheshire County, approximately 10,000 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 Nelson

Data from our research team shows that top ISPs use data caps on residential Internet connections. Data caps are disliked since subscribers see caps as a strategy for limiting "cord cutting". Providers insist that data caps are a reasonable strategy as they struggle to manage network traffic. In either case, the issue is the same: video streaming, which easily consumes anywhere from 1–7GB/hour.

Summary Of Internet Providers In Nelson

Provider Type Coverage Speed
Consolidated Communications (Formerly Fairpoint Communications) DSL 92.0%+ 100 Mbps
WiValley Fixed Wireless 21.5%+ 20 Mbps
Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) Satellite 100% 100 Mbps
HughesNet Satellite 100% 25 Mbps
Comcast Business Cable 31.3%+ 600 Mbps
Crown Castle Fiber Fiber 11.5%+ 1,000 Mbps

Compare Nelson to the 5 largest cities in the US

City Average Download Speed Number of Providers Average Cost per Mbps
0 Mbps 0
New York 349.1 Mbps ( +337.7 Mbps ) 15 ( +15 ) $0.18 ( + $0.00 )
Los Angeles 107.1 Mbps ( +95.7 Mbps ) 18 ( +18 ) $0.20 ( + $0.00 )
Chicago 99.7 Mbps ( +88.3 Mbps ) 15 ( +15 ) $0.33 ( + $0.00 )
Houston 111.7 Mbps ( +100.3 Mbps ) 21 ( +21 ) $0.21 ( + $0.00 )
Philadelphia 115.3 Mbps ( +103.9 Mbps ) 9 ( +9 ) $0.26 ( + $0.00 )