Internet Providers in Sunapee, New Hampshire

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Residential Internet Statistics for Sunapee, NH
Wired Internet Providers: 2
Average Speed Test Result: 31.11 Mbps
Top Advertised Speed: 1,000 Mbps
No Broadband Access: 0.37%

Internet Access in Sunapee, New Hampshire

Information here is based on biannual FCC provider coverage reporting. BroadbandNow leverages direct provider reports and other privatized datasets to validate that information, down to the census block or lit address level. Plane and pricing data is hand-gathered by our data analysis team. We have collected and verified 232 Internet deals in Sunapee in the past few years. Speed test data in the graph below is limited to 1,276 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.

3.53 percent of residents have only one option for wired broadband service.

Taking a look now at network technologies installed within the area, the most prevalent physical wire broadband tech types are Cable (close to one hundred percent coverage) and Satellite (practically one hundred percent coverage). Traditional cable TV companies are where customers look for cable Internet and Wifi service, seeing as they can re-purpose pre-existing coaxial TV wires — which have already been built out to homes in the area — to connect customers to the Internet. Cable can often make sense for local residents because of the strong speeds in an attainable price range.

XFINITY from Comcast is a common second choice to the primary providers (Viasat and HughesNet). They offer close to one hundred percent coverage and a top download speed of 987 Mbps.

According to the most recent FCC data, Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) and HughesNet are the most commonly avialable ISPs in Sunapee as measured by coverage area. As the map below demonstrates, these providers often compete at addresses around Sunapee.

Internet Statistics 2021

100 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 Sunapee, 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 Sunapee, New Hampshire

  • Xfinity - 99.6% Availability in Sunapee - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • Consolidated - 96.5% Availability in Sunapee - Speeds up to 80 Mbps
  • Viasat - 100.0% Availability in Sunapee - Speeds up to 50 Mbps
  • HughesNet - 100.0% Availability in Sunapee - Speeds up to 25 Mbps

Internet Provider Competition Map For Sunapee

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Sunapee is the 162nd most connected city in New Hampshire ahead of Newport, Newbury, and Bradford, but behind New London and Grantham.

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 Sullivan 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 96% of Sunapee 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.

In Sullivan 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.

Data Caps Around Sunapee

Data collected by our researchers suggests that some of the top providers in the area place some sort of limit on data use on home broadband connections. Data caps are controversial since subscribers see them as a tactic for limiting video streaming, while providers insist that data caps are a necessary strategy for managing heavy network traffic. Either way, the issue is over-the-top streaming, which can use anywhere from one to seven Gigabytes/hr.

Summary Of Internet Providers In Sunapee

Provider Type Coverage Speed
XFINITY from Comcast Cable 99.6%+ 1,000 Mbps
Consolidated Communications (Formerly Fairpoint Communications) DSL 96.5%+ 80 Mbps
Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) Satellite 100% 50 Mbps
HughesNet Satellite 100% 25 Mbps
Comcast Business Cable 100% 987 Mbps

Compare Sunapee to the 5 largest cities in the US

City Average Download Speed Number of Providers Average Cost per Mbps
Sunapee 31.1 Mbps 4 $0.37 ( + $0.00 )
New York 349.1 Mbps ( +318 Mbps ) 15 ( +11 ) $0.46 ( + $0.00 )
Los Angeles 107.1 Mbps ( +76 Mbps ) 18 ( +14 ) $0.23 ( $0.00 )
Chicago 99.7 Mbps ( +68.6 Mbps ) 15 ( +11 ) $0.30 ( $0.00 )
Houston 111.7 Mbps ( +80.6 Mbps ) 21 ( +17 ) $0.24 ( $0.00 )
Philadelphia 115.3 Mbps ( +84.2 Mbps ) 9 ( +5 ) $0.34 ( $0.00 )