Vermont Internet Coverage & Availability in 2022

Vermont Internet Facts in 2022

  • Vermont currently ranks 26th among states in BroadbandNow’s annual rankings of internet coverage, speed and availability.

  • This means that roughly one in ten Vermont residents are not able to purchase an internet plan of at least 25Mbps download and 3Mbps upload.

  • This means that nearly eight in ten residents are not able to purchase broadband at a price of $60/month or less (excluding promotions and government programs).

  • This means that seven in ten residents are unable to purchase a fiber internet plan.

  • The U.S. has more than 2,891 internet service providers, with most covering very small areas. It is worth searching by zip code to see who is available in your town.

At BroadbandNow, we advocate for a definition of broadband internet to be at least 100Mbps, as opposed to the FCC definition of 25Mbps, which would be considered slow for many internet-intensive activities.

In Vermont, 88.3% of people have access to 100Mbps broadband, ranking 34th among all states.

Internet Availability by County

100 Mbps Coverage By County, Highest and Lowest

Highest
Chittenden 98.22%
Windsor 96.53%
Rutland 95.15%
Bennington 91.90%
Washington 88.17%
Windham 85.92%
Orleans 82.64%
Franklin 82.20%
Addison 78.17%
Caledonia 77.88%
Lowest
Essex 39.22%
Grand Isle 65.09%
Orange 74.81%
Lamoille 76.08%
Caledonia 77.88%
Addison 78.17%
Franklin 82.20%
Orleans 82.64%
Windham 85.92%
Washington 88.17%

In Vermont, 75.1% of people have access to 1G broadband, ranking 23rd among all states.

Internet Coverage by Demographic in Vermont

Individuals or households with no internet access by characteristic (includes broadband and non-broadband packages)

Percentage of households with and without any type of internet access

  • With: 84%
  • Without: 16%

Type of internet connection

  • Dialup only: 1%
  • Broadband of any type: 83%
  • Cellular data only: 8%
  • Satellite: 5%

Individuals or households with no internet access by characteristic

  • <18: 6%
  • 18-64: 8%
  • 65+ adults: 7%

  • <$20,000: 39%
  • $20,000-$74,999: 19%
  • $75,000+: 6%

  • Black: (Unavailable)
  • Native American/Alaska Native: 16%
  • Asian: (Unavailable)
  • Mixed race: 10%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 5%
  • White: 7%

  • Employed: 7%
  • Unemployed: 14%

  • Less than high school: 9%
  • Some college or associate degree: 9%
  • Bachelor’s degree: 5%

Internet Speed in Top Vermont Cities

City Avg. Download Speed No. of Providers
Burlington 202.7 MBPS 21 Providers
Rutland 191.7 MBPS 15 Providers
Essex Junction 317.4 MBPS 20 Providers
South Burlington 144.3 MBPS 22 Providers
Barre 98.3 MBPS 21 Providers

Fastest Major Providers in Vermont

Provider Avg. Download Speed
Burlington Telecom 283.4 MBPS
Vermont Telephone Company 270.6 MBPS
Xfinity 208.1 MBPS
Spectrum 138.0 MBPS
Consolidated Communications (Formerly Fairpoint Communications) 124.3 MBPS

Metro & Rural County Coverage

County Name % Broadband Coverage
Addison 89.4%
Bennington 96.3%
Caledonia 89.0%
Chittenden 98.9%
Essex 73.9%
Franklin 93.4%
Grand Isle 99.6%
Lamoille 92.3%
Orange 81.9%
Orleans 86.5%
Rutland 97.8%
Washington 96.2%
Windham 94.1%
Windsor 97.5%

Internet Providers By City in Vermont

Alburgh 99.0% 13 providers
Arlington 95.8% 18 providers
Barnet 74.2% 12 providers
Barre 98.3% 21 providers
Bellows Falls 99.8% 16 providers
Bennington 99.5% 16 providers
Bethel 98.1% 16 providers
Bondville 94.9% 13 providers
Bradford 89.0% 16 providers
Brandon 89.8% 13 providers
Brattleboro 97.7% 16 providers
Bridgewater Corners 100.0% 11 providers
Bristol 97.9% 13 providers
Brookfield 96.3% 17 providers
Brownsville 100.0% 14 providers
Burlington 99.6% 21 providers
Cabot 97.6% 14 providers
Cambridge 90.0% 17 providers
Castleton 95.6% 13 providers
Center Rutland 99.7% 12 providers
Charlotte 98.9% 17 providers
Chelsea 69.9% 12 providers
Chester 99.9% 11 providers
Chittenden 100.0% 11 providers
Colchester 97.5% 18 providers
Concord 84.7% 14 providers
Corinth 17.4% 11 providers
Craftsbury 95.8% 11 providers
Cuttingsville 99.3% 11 providers
Danby 100.0% 11 providers
Danville 89.1% 18 providers
Derby 89.6% 13 providers
Derby Line 67.2% 11 providers
Dorset 98.4% 15 providers
East Barre 87.3% 15 providers
East Burke 86.0% 13 providers
East Calais 79.3% 11 providers
East Fairfield 78.7% 12 providers
East Hardwick 80.2% 11 providers
East Montpelier 93.2% 15 providers
East Thetford 95.0% 10 providers
Eden 85.3% 12 providers
Enosburg Falls 72.6% 18 providers
Essex Junction 99.5% 20 providers
Fair Haven 88.0% 14 providers
Fairfax 91.8% 16 providers
Fairfield 58.1% 14 providers
Fairlee 83.7% 13 providers
Florence 97.6% 11 providers
Franklin 98.3% 15 providers
Glover 97.4% 12 providers
Grafton 100.0% 9 providers
Grand Isle 99.9% 16 providers
Groton 95.3% 10 providers
Hardwick 90.4% 15 providers
Hartland 99.8% 17 providers
Hinesburg 99.1% 17 providers
Huntington 97.0% 11 providers
Hyde Park 93.6% 9 providers
Irasburg 73.1% 13 providers
Island Pond 87.5% 12 providers
Jacksonville 66.6% 9 providers
Jamaica 88.6% 12 providers
Jeffersonville 91.5% 15 providers
Jericho 97.7% 17 providers
Johnson 93.6% 10 providers
Killington 100.0% 13 providers
Lowell 41.8% 12 providers
Ludlow 100.0% 13 providers
Lunenburg 67.2% 16 providers
Lyndonville 92.0% 15 providers
Manchester Center 99.8% 15 providers
Marshfield 89.0% 12 providers
Middlebury 96.9% 17 providers
Middletown Springs 100.0% 11 providers
Milton 99.5% 18 providers
Montgomery Center 99.3% 12 providers
Montpelier 98.2% 20 providers
Moretown 92.4% 15 providers
Morrisville 95.4% 17 providers
Mount Holly 100.0% 10 providers
New Haven 92.4% 11 providers
Newbury 93.6% 11 providers
Newport 96.0% 13 providers
North Clarendon 99.5% 15 providers
North Ferrisburgh 95.7% 14 providers
North Springfield 99.6% 11 providers
North Troy 96.5% 10 providers
Northfield 93.7% 20 providers
Norwich 97.5% 16 providers
Orleans 87.1% 13 providers
Pawlet 98.6% 12 providers
Perkinsville 99.6% 16 providers
Pittsfield 99.3% 9 providers
Pittsford 99.1% 12 providers
Plainfield 93.2% 14 providers
Plymouth 100.0% 12 providers
Proctor 99.9% 12 providers
Proctorsville 99.9% 14 providers
Putney 97.2% 15 providers
Randolph 96.2% 20 providers
Randolph Center 95.3% 17 providers
Richford 88.9% 13 providers
Richmond 99.3% 18 providers
Ripton 54.6% 9 providers
Rochester 99.0% 12 providers
Roxbury 82.3% 17 providers
Rutland 99.9% 15 providers
Saint Albans 99.7% 18 providers
Saint Johnsbury 93.8% 18 providers
Salisbury 81.3% 12 providers
Saxtons River 100.0% 10 providers
Shaftsbury 96.5% 15 providers
Sharon 75.2% 13 providers
Shelburne 99.4% 20 providers
Shoreham 66.3% 11 providers
South Burlington 97.7% 22 providers
South Hero 100.0% 18 providers
South Londonderry 95.8% 12 providers
South Royalton 89.6% 17 providers
Springfield 99.4% 17 providers
Starksboro 97.4% 10 providers
Stockbridge 99.4% 11 providers
Stowe 96.7% 20 providers
Strafford 97.3% 10 providers
Swanton 99.6% 16 providers
Thetford Center 90.9% 11 providers
Townshend 91.5% 13 providers
Tunbridge 87.8% 14 providers
Underhill 98.6% 15 providers
Vergennes 89.0% 15 providers
Vernon 98.5% 13 providers
Vershire 95.3% 13 providers
Waitsfield 90.8% 14 providers
Wallingford 99.9% 13 providers
Warren 94.2% 9 providers
Washington 60.0% 13 providers
Waterbury 97.0% 20 providers
Waterbury Center 99.7% 11 providers
Waterville 86.7% 9 providers
Wells River 93.3% 11 providers
West Burke 81.4% 12 providers
West Danville 99.1% 13 providers
West Dover 83.4% 11 providers
West Pawlet 95.8% 12 providers
West Rutland 99.4% 13 providers
West Topsham 6.1% 9 providers
Westford 99.0% 14 providers
Westminster 99.1% 11 providers
Weston 98.9% 12 providers
White River Junction 97.8% 19 providers
Whiting 69.9% 12 providers
Williamstown 85.5% 20 providers
Williston 99.6% 22 providers
Wilmington 83.9% 12 providers
Windsor 97.7% 18 providers
Winooski 100.0% 18 providers
Wolcott 82.7% 15 providers
Woodstock 97.6% 15 providers
Worcester 93.8% 12 providers