Internet Providers in Boulder, UT

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Residential Internet Statistics for Boulder, UT
Internet Providers: 3
Internet Plans: 4
Fastest Speed Available: 1,000 Mbps
Average Plan Price: $58.96

Internet Access in Boulder, Utah

As it stands, DSL is the only high-speed wired network option with a meaningful level of availability within Boulder. According to the most current data, it can be accessed by around virtually one hundred percent of residents. DSL Internet reaches subscribers by landline phone wires on utility poles, which is why DSL comes from traditional phone companies, such as South Central Communications.

South Central Communications is an alternative, serving Boulder with virtually one hundred percent local coverage and a maximum speed of 50 Mbps. Outside of home Internet, there are 2 providers in the city selling specialized enterprise and business technologies like T1 and MPLS. We list every provider with explicit business services online.

The information listed here comes from FCC reports. Listings here are cross-validated with privatized data sources and direct provider reporting to output more useful listings than governmental websites. Address availability data isn't available for all providers, but every Internet provider is recorded down to the census block level. Data on pricing and speeds of individual broadband plans is sourced by our research team, who gather tens of thousands of data points annually. We've analyzed 81 Boulder Internet plans since 2014, with 15 Internet or bundled plans currently marketed.

Viasat Internet offers the widest availability for Boulder residents. practically one hundred percent of Boulder census blocks can receive access to them. HughesNet is the most likely second choice, serving close to one hundred percent of the area with predominantly Satellite Internet service. HughesNet's strongest package for Boulder is 25 megabits per second.

To get a detailed look at broadband competition throughout the area, activate the map below. You'll find that the average density of broadband availability is 1.08 companies per census block. This leaves 91.58% of residents with inadequate broadband coverage.

  • There are 6 internet providers in Boulder with 3 of those offering residential service
  • Boulder is the 138th most connected city in Utah ahead of Beaver, but behind Kanab, Richfield, Monroe, and Panguitch.

Internet Statistics 2021

200 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 Boulder, Utah

Provider Speed Type Time To Download 1 GB Availability
South Central Communications 1,000 Mbps DSL and Fiber 8s 100.0%
Viasat Internet 50 Mbps Satellite 2m 43s 100.0%
HughesNet 25 Mbps Satellite 5m 27s 100.0%

Internet Provider Competition Map For Boulder

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Boulder is the 138th most connected city in Utah ahead of Beaver, but behind Kanab, Richfield, Monroe, and Panguitch.

The “Connected” metric is a citywide average based on FCC data showing the density of broadband options at the census block level.

Approximately 99 people in Garfield 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.

Fiber Availability: 8% of people living in Boulder have residential fiber service available to them.

Fiber coverage data is sourced from FCC Form 477 filings and cross-validated through BroadbandNow with private datasets and direct provider reporting.

In Garfield County, approximately 99 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 and Video Streaming in Boulder

Data from our market research team shows that some of the popular ISPs use data caps on residential broadband packages. Data caps are controversial because subscribers see them as a tactic to stop streaming, while providers insist caps are a necessary strategy as they struggle to manage network traffic. Either way, the culprit is streaming video, which can eat up one to seven Gigabytes per hour.

Compare Boulder to the 5 largest cities in the US

City Average Download Speed Number of Providers Average Cost per Mbps
Boulder 6.3 Mbps 4 $1.30 ( + $0.00 )
New York 534.4 Mbps ( +528.1 Mbps ) 17 ( +13 ) $0.89 ( $0.00 )
Los Angeles 148.8 Mbps ( +142.5 Mbps ) 17 ( +13 ) $0.24 ( $0.00 )
Chicago 160.6 Mbps ( +154.3 Mbps ) 15 ( +11 ) $0.27 ( $0.00 )
Houston 169.5 Mbps ( +163.2 Mbps ) 23 ( +19 ) $0.26 ( $0.00 )
Philadelphia 162.1 Mbps ( +155.8 Mbps ) 8 ( +4 ) $0.38 ( $0.00 )