Internet Providers in Vieques, PR

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Residential Internet Statistics for Vieques, PR
Internet Providers: 5
Internet Plans: 8
Fastest Speed Available: 50 Mbps
Average Plan Price: $39.48

Internet Access in Vieques, Puerto Rico

HughesNet has the most coverage in Vieques. Claro Internet is also widely available.

Satellite provides backup Internet access choices for residents who don't have access to cable or DSL service.

Being trapped with one Internet company isn't a problem for Vieques residents, seeing as there aren't any wired broadband providers. (Defined as wired service offering speeds meeting the FCC 25 Mbps and 3 Mbps upload performance benchmark.)

We should note here that since FCC data is processed twice a year and only published six months later, availability shown here may not be complete.

Satellite is the main kind of broadband with coverage around Vieques worth considering. The lack of broadband Internet services in Vieques results in poor download speed averages in the area. Vieques average download speeds clock in 69.61% beneath the Puerto Rico average.

  • There are 8 internet providers in Vieques with 5 of those offering residential service

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Summary Of Fastest Internet Providers In Vieques, Puerto Rico

Provider Speed Type Time To Download 1 GB
Claro Internet 50 Mbps DSL 2m 43s
WorldNet 50 Mbps DSL 2m 43s
HughesNet 25 Mbps Satellite 5m 27s

Summary of Internet Providers Availability in Vieques, Puerto Rico

  • Claro Internet - DSL - 70.0% Availability in Vieques - Speeds up to 50 Mbps
  • WorldNet - DSL - 1.5% Availability in Vieques - Speeds up to 50 Mbps
  • HughesNet - Satellite - 96.5% Availability in Vieques - Speeds up to 25 Mbps

Internet Provider Competition Map For Vieques

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Approximately 14,000 people in Vieques 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 100% of Vieques 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 Vieques County, approximately 18,000 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 in Vieques

Data from our research team suggests that common ISPs place some sort of limit on streaming for their residential Internet packages. Data caps are controversial since users see them as a strategy to limit streaming. Providers explain that they are a reasonable strategy as they struggle to manage network congestion. In either case, the problem is streaming video, which easily eats up anywhere from 1–7GB/hr.

Summary Of Internet Providers In Vieques

Provider Type Coverage Speed
OSNET Wireless Fixed Wireless 77.3%+ 30 Mbps
Claro Internet DSL 70.0%+ 50 Mbps
AeroNet Fixed Wireless 67.7%+ 100 Mbps
WorldNet DSL 1.5%+ 50 Mbps
HughesNet Satellite 96.5%+ 25 Mbps
AeroNet Fixed Wireless 67.7%+ 100 Mbps
Neptuno Networks Fixed Wireless 41.2%+ 25 Mbps
Claro Internet Copper 41.1%+ 16 Mbps
WorldNet DSL 1.5%+ 50 Mbps

Compare Vieques to the 5 largest cities in the US

City Average Download Speed Number of Providers Average Cost per Mbps
Vieques 5 Mbps 5 $2.45 ( + $0.00 )
New York 415.4 Mbps ( +410.4 Mbps ) 16 ( +11 ) $0.21 ( $0.00 )
Los Angeles 118.9 Mbps ( +113.9 Mbps ) 17 ( +12 ) $0.16 ( $0.00 )
Chicago 116.2 Mbps ( +111.2 Mbps ) 15 ( +10 ) $0.19 ( $0.00 )
Houston 127.4 Mbps ( +122.4 Mbps ) 23 ( +18 ) $0.18 ( $0.00 )
Philadelphia 127.6 Mbps ( +122.6 Mbps ) 8 ( +3 ) $0.18 ( $0.00 )