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Internet Providers in Bethel, Vermont
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Internet Access in Bethel, Vermont
Consumers will find 14 Internet service providers (ISPs) in Bethel. 3 of these are mobile companies.
Since FCC coverage data is collected twice a year and only published six or more months after, data shown here may have minor inaccuracies.
Bethel has a variety of high speed wired broadband types, specifically fiber, cable, and/or DSL. Fiber home broadband service has a coverage footprint of 72.90 percent. Cable and DSL Internet networks have 60.96 percent and 97.90 percent footprints respectively.
Competition between broadband providers in Bethel is overall strong. The average resident has 4-5 providers available in their area. Internet access isn't always spread out evenly, however — a surprising 8.11 percent of the population are limited to one option for true broadband service.
According to the latest FCC filings, Viasat Internet and HughesNet are the strongest providers in Bethel as measured by coverage area. The more common providers often compete at addresses in different blocks around Bethel.
Internet Statistics 2021
8.1% of consumers in Bethel200 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 Bethel, Vermont
|Provider||Speed||Type||Time To Download 1 GB||Availability|
|XFINITY from Comcast||1,200 Mbps||Cable||6s||61.5%|
|EC Fiber||800 Mbps||Fiber||10s||72.9%|
|Viasat Internet||100 Mbps||Satellite||1m 21s||100.0%|
|Consolidated Communications (Formerly Fairpoint Communications)||100 Mbps||DSL||1m 21s||97.9%|
|HughesNet||25 Mbps||Satellite||5m 27s||100.0%|
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.
Fiber coverage data is sourced from FCC Form 477 filings and cross-validated through BroadbandNow with private datasets and direct provider reporting.
This coverage statistic is based on a mix of FCC and private provider reporting in the past two quarters.
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 Bethel
Data collected by our researchers suggests that top providers in Bethel use data caps for their home Internet packages. Data caps are disliked because users view them as a tactic for limiting video streaming. Providers insist caps are a reasonable strategy for managing heavy network traffic. Either way, the culprit is the same: streaming video, which can consume 1–7GB/hour.
Compare Bethel to the 5 largest cities in the US
|City||Average Download Speed||Number of Providers||Average Cost per Mbps|
|Bethel||56.3 Mbps||8||$0.37 ( + $0.00 )|
|New York||534.4 Mbps ( +478.1 Mbps )||17 ( +9 )||$0.48 ( + $0.00 )|
|Los Angeles||148.8 Mbps ( +92.5 Mbps )||17 ( +9 )||$0.24 ( $0.00 )|
|Chicago||160.6 Mbps ( +104.3 Mbps )||15 ( +7 )||$0.27 ( $0.00 )|
|Houston||169.5 Mbps ( +113.2 Mbps )||23 ( +15 )||$0.26 ( $0.00 )|
|Philadelphia||162.1 Mbps ( +105.8 Mbps )||8||$0.34 ( $0.00 )|