Internet Providers in Bethel, Vermont

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Residential Internet Statistics for Bethel, VT
Wired Internet Providers: 3
Average Speed Test Result: 33.94 Mbps
Top Advertised Speed: 1,200 Mbps
No Broadband Access: 1.91%

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 65.58 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 (formerly Exede) 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

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 Bethel, Vermont

Provider Speed Type Time To Download 1 GB
XFINITY from Comcast 1,200 Mbps Cable 6s
EC Fiber 800 Mbps Fiber 10s
Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) 100 Mbps Satellite 1m 21s
Consolidated Communications (Formerly Fairpoint Communications) 100 Mbps DSL 1m 21s
HughesNet 25 Mbps Satellite 5m 27s

Summary of Internet Providers Availability in Bethel, Vermont

  • Consolidated - 97.9% Availability in Bethel - Speeds up to 100 Mbps
  • EC Fiber - 72.9% Availability in Bethel - Speeds up to 800 Mbps
  • Xfinity - 66.1% Availability in Bethel - Speeds up to 1,200 Mbps
  • Viasat - 100.0% Availability in Bethel - Speeds up to 100 Mbps
  • HughesNet - 100.0% Availability in Bethel - Speeds up to 25 Mbps

Internet Provider Competition Map For Bethel

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Bethel is the 95th most connected city in Vermont behind Woodstock, Norwich, Randolph Center, Randolph, and South Royalton.

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

Approximately 500 people in Windsor 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: 73% of people living in Bethel 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 92% of Bethel 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.

As of this month, 05032 is the zip code with the fastest average download speed in Bethel.

Zip-based speed averages are calculated from M-Labs consumer speed tests run by IP addresses in the area.

In Windsor County, approximately 2,000 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 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.

Summary Of Internet Providers In Bethel

Provider Type Coverage Speed
VTel Wireless Fixed Wireless 99.7%+ 1.5 Mbps
Consolidated Communications (Formerly Fairpoint Communications) DSL 97.9%+ 100 Mbps
EC Fiber Fiber 72.9%+ 800 Mbps
XFINITY from Comcast Cable 66.1%+ 1,200 Mbps
WaveComm Fixed Wireless 58.3%+ 3.0 Mbps
King Street Wireless Fixed Wireless 51.7%+ 1.0 Mbps
Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) Satellite 100% 100 Mbps
HughesNet Satellite 100% 25 Mbps
Comcast Business Cable 48.1%+ 987 Mbps
EC Fiber Fiber 71.0%+ 800 Mbps
CenturyLink Business Fiber and Copper 0.3%+ 1,000 Mbps
FirstLight Fiber 0.3%+ -- Mbps

Compare Bethel to the 5 largest cities in the US

City Average Download Speed Number of Providers Average Cost per Mbps
Bethel 33.9 Mbps 8 $0.27 ( + $0.00 )
New York 349.1 Mbps ( +315.2 Mbps ) 15 ( +7 ) $0.18 ( $0.00 )
Los Angeles 107.1 Mbps ( +73.2 Mbps ) 18 ( +10 ) $0.20 ( $0.00 )
Chicago 99.7 Mbps ( +65.8 Mbps ) 15 ( +7 ) $0.33 ( + $0.00 )
Houston 111.7 Mbps ( +77.8 Mbps ) 21 ( +13 ) $0.21 ( $0.00 )
Philadelphia 115.3 Mbps ( +81.4 Mbps ) 9 ( +1 ) $0.26 ( $0.00 )