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Internet Providers in Sunapee, New Hampshire
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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 294 Internet deals in Sunapee in the past few years. Speed test data in the graph below is limited to 244 records as of 2022. 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.
Since many houses come pre-wired for one telephone provider and cable networks don't generally overlap, the majority of Sunapee households have 2 wired Internet options to choose from. 3.53% of the Sunapee area — 100 people — have one or fewer choices. DSL and cable broadband almost always offer the most agreeable price and data packages for home use.
Taking a look now at network technologies installed within the area, the most prevalent physical wire broadband tech types are Cable and Fixed Wireless, with practically one hundred percent and 41.29% respectively. Cable Internet is sold by former cable television operators, who use preexisting coaxial cable TV networks.  Sunapee subscribers to cable providers like Xfinity often select cable thanks to the reasonably low pricing for decent speeds. (At least, compared to DSL.)
Xfinity 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 1,000 Mbps. There are also 3 providers in city limits selling enterprise and business technologies like T1 or custom fiber loops. We list all providers with business packages on their website.
According to the most recent FCC data, Viasat Internet 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 2022
3.5% of consumers in Sunapee100 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||Availability|
|Consolidated Communications (Formerly Fairpoint Communications)||1,000 Mbps||DSL and Fiber||8s||96.5%|
|Viasat Internet||50 Mbps||Satellite||2m 43s||100.0%|
|T-Mobile Home Internet||115 Mbps||Fixed Wireless||1m 11s||41.3%|
|HughesNet||25 Mbps||Satellite||5m 27s||100.0%|
|Ultra Home Internet||100 Mbps||Fixed Wireless||1m 21s||41.3%|
Internet Providers in Nearby Cities
Internet Provider Competition Map For Sunapee
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.
Fiber coverage data is sourced from FCC Form 477 filings and cross-validated through BroadbandNow with private datasets and direct provider reporting.
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 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.
Compare Sunapee to the 5 largest cities in the US
|City||Average Download Speed||Number of Providers||Average Cost per Mbps|
|Sunapee||29.6 Mbps||7||$0.37 ( + $0.00 )|
|New York||545.6 Mbps ( +516 Mbps )||21 ( +14 )||$0.31 ( $0.00 )|
|Los Angeles||161.3 Mbps ( +131.7 Mbps )||20 ( +13 )||$0.22 ( $0.00 )|
|Chicago||180.9 Mbps ( +151.3 Mbps )||19 ( +12 )||$0.22 ( $0.00 )|
|Houston||186.6 Mbps ( +157 Mbps )||26 ( +19 )||$0.20 ( $0.00 )|
|Philadelphia||179.1 Mbps ( +149.5 Mbps )||10 ( +3 )||$0.36 ( $0.00 )|