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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 243 Internet deals in Sunapee in the past few years. Speed test data in the graph below is limited to 338 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. There are also 2 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 2021
3.5% of consumers in Sunapee100 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 Sunapee, New Hampshire
|Provider||Speed||Type||Time To Download 1 GB||Availability|
|XFINITY from Comcast||1,200 Mbps||Cable||6s||99.6%|
|Consolidated Communications (Formerly Fairpoint Communications)||80 Mbps||DSL||1m 42s||96.5%|
|Viasat Internet||50 Mbps||Satellite||2m 43s||100.0%|
|HughesNet||25 Mbps||Satellite||5m 27s||100.0%|
Internet Providers in Nearby Cities
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.
Zip-based speed averages are calculated from M-Labs consumer speed tests run by IP addresses in the area.
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||33.4 Mbps||4||$3.80 ( + $0.00 )|
|New York||534.4 Mbps ( +501 Mbps )||17 ( +13 )||$0.48 ( $0.00 )|
|Los Angeles||148.8 Mbps ( +115.4 Mbps )||17 ( +13 )||$0.28 ( $0.00 )|
|Chicago||160.6 Mbps ( +127.2 Mbps )||15 ( +11 )||$0.32 ( $0.00 )|
|Houston||169.5 Mbps ( +136.1 Mbps )||23 ( +19 )||$0.31 ( $0.00 )|
|Philadelphia||162.1 Mbps ( +128.7 Mbps )||8 ( +4 )||$0.66 ( $0.00 )|