Internet Providers in Bakersfield, VT

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Residential Internet Statistics for Bakersfield, VT
Internet Providers: 9
Internet Plans: 11
Fastest Speed Available: 1,000 Mbps
Average Plan Price: $49.84

Internet Access in Bakersfield, Vermont

Information on this page is drawn from the FCC's bi-annual broadband coverage reports. We also use direct provider reports to enhance that data, down to the census block or lit address level. Pricing and plan data is collected through our research division. BroadbandNow has found and verified 238 bundled Internet deals in Bakersfield since 2014. FCC data is updated biannually, but often gets posted to BroadbandNow before governmental releases (for most providers, anyway).

Broadband competition in Bakersfield is overall strong, with the average household having 4 Internet service providers to choose from. This choice isn't distributed evenly, however — a notable 11.9 percent of addresses in the area still have only one or fewer options for true wired broadband services.

When considering the network technologies in Bakersfield, you have two options: cable (providers such as XFINITY from Comcast) and DSL (providers like Consolidated Communications (Formerly Fairpoint Communications)).

Consolidated Communications (Formerly Fairpoint Communications) is also a commonly available Internet option in Bakersfield, offering DSL service available to 99 percent of Bakersfield. VTel Wireless is another alternative wireless service to close to one hundred percent of local residents, although it requires roof access or line of site with a VTel Wireless access point.

Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) and HughesNet are the largest ISPs in Bakersfield in terms of coverage. As the interactive map below shows, these providers frequently compete at addresses in different blocks around Bakersfield.

Internet Statistics 2021

100 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 Bakersfield, Vermont

Provider Speed Type Time To Download 1 GB
XFINITY from Comcast 1,000 Mbps Cable 8s
Consolidated Communications (Formerly Fairpoint Communications) 80 Mbps DSL 1m 42s
Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) 50 Mbps Satellite 2m 43s
Consolidated Communications 1,000 Mbps Fiber 8s
HughesNet 25 Mbps Satellite 5m 27s

Summary of Internet Providers Availability in Bakersfield, Vermont

  • Consolidated - DSL - 99.3% Availability in Bakersfield - Speeds up to 80 Mbps
  • Xfinity - Cable - 77.6% Availability in Bakersfield - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • Consolidated - Fiber - 20.4% Availability in Bakersfield - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • Viasat - Satellite - 100.0% Availability in Bakersfield - Speeds up to 50 Mbps
  • HughesNet - Satellite - 100.0% Availability in Bakersfield - Speeds up to 25 Mbps

Internet Provider Competition Map For Bakersfield

Bakersfield Internet Competition Map. Click for interactive map.
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Bakersfield is the 93rd most connected city in Vermont ahead of Cambridge, Fairfax, Johnson, and Enosburg Falls, but behind Jeffersonville.

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

Approximately 300 people in Franklin 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: 20% of people living in Bakersfield 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.

Approximately 88% of Bakersfield 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 Franklin County, approximately 5,000 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 and Cord Cutting Around Bakersfield

Data collected by our research team shows that some of the common ISPs in Bakersfield currently place some sort of limit on data use on residential Internet plans. Data caps are disliked because users see caps as a tactic to discourage "cord cutting", while providers explain that they are a reasonable strategy for managing network traffic. In either case, the culprit is the same: video streaming, which can consume one to seven Gigabytes/hr.

Summary Of Internet Providers In Bakersfield

Provider Type Coverage Speed
Consolidated Communications (Formerly Fairpoint Communications) DSL 99.3%+ 80 Mbps
VTel Wireless Fixed Wireless 99.9%+ 1.5 Mbps
GlobalNet Fixed Wireless 99.2%+ 30 Mbps
King Street Wireless Fixed Wireless 97.3%+ 1.0 Mbps
XFINITY from Comcast Cable 77.6%+ 1,000 Mbps
Consolidated Communications Fiber 20.4%+ 1,000 Mbps
Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) Satellite 100% 50 Mbps
HughesNet Satellite 100% 25 Mbps
Consolidated Communications (Formerly Fairpoint Communications) Fiber 41.7%+ 1,000 Mbps
Comcast Business Cable 39.8%+ 987 Mbps