Internet Providers in East Dorset, VT

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Residential Internet Statistics for East Dorset, VT
Internet Providers: 8
Internet Plans: 11
Fastest Speed Available: 10,000 Mbps
Average Plan Price: $78.88

Internet Access in East Dorset, Vermont

There are 14 Internet providers in East Dorset. There are 4 LTE providers, and 8 offer wired or wireless residential broadband.

Viasat Internet and HughesNet are currently East Dorset's most common wired broadband choices.

Looking at the Internet network technology types around East Dorset, there are essentially two primary choices: cable and DSL (providers like Consolidated Communications (Formerly Fairpoint Communications)).

Most East Dorset homes have 2 providers to choose from. This is a decent level of market competition. It tends to improve prices and service reliability. This competition isn't universal, however. In fact, a surprising 9.93 of residents still have only one or zero choices for broadband Internet services.

The broadband coverage statistics here and elsewhere on BroadbandNow are based on a mix of government data from the FCC and private data collected directly from industry sources, or through unlisted third parties. Averaged statistics regarding speed data is sourced via M-Labs, the speed test tool shown within our site as well as Google queries. Our market research team has hand-gathered package pricing and plan details for 289 broadband packages in East Dorset as of 2021.

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Summary Of Fastest Internet Providers In East Dorset, Vermont

Provider Speed Type Time To Download 1 GB
Vermont Telephone Company 10,000 Mbps Fiber 0s
XFINITY from Comcast 1,000 Mbps Cable 8s
Viasat Internet 100 Mbps Satellite 1m 21s
Consolidated Communications (Formerly Fairpoint Communications) 60 Mbps DSL 2m 16s
HughesNet 25 Mbps Satellite 5m 27s
Vermont Telephone Company 24 Mbps DSL 5m 41s

Summary of Internet Providers Availability in East Dorset, Vermont

  • Consolidated - DSL - 96.8% Availability in East Dorset - Speeds up to 60 Mbps
  • Xfinity - Cable - 89.8% Availability in East Dorset - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • VTel - Fiber - 1.6% Availability in East Dorset - Speeds up to 10,000 Mbps
  • Vermont Telephone Company - DSL - 1.6% Availability in East Dorset - Speeds up to 24 Mbps
  • Viasat - Satellite - 100.0% Availability in East Dorset - Speeds up to 100 Mbps
  • HughesNet - Satellite - 100.0% Availability in East Dorset - Speeds up to 25 Mbps

Internet Provider Competition Map For East Dorset

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East Dorset is the 120th most connected city in Vermont ahead of Arlington and Salem, but behind Manchester Center, Wallingford, and Granville.

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

Approximately 200 people in Bennington 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.

Approximately 90% of East Dorset 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 Bennington 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 Cap Issues and Video Streaming in East Dorset

Data from our researchers shows that many of the top ISPs in the area place some sort of limit on streaming on residential Internet packages. Data caps are controversial since users view caps as a tactic for limiting video streaming, while providers insist caps are a necessary tool for managing network traffic. Either way, the culprit is over-the-top streaming services, which easily eats up 1–7GB per hour.

Summary Of Internet Providers In East Dorset

Provider Type Coverage Speed
VTel Wireless Fixed Wireless 97.5%+ 1.5 Mbps
Consolidated Communications (Formerly Fairpoint Communications) DSL 96.8%+ 60 Mbps
XFINITY from Comcast Cable 89.8%+ 1,000 Mbps
King Street Wireless Fixed Wireless 6.6%+ 1.0 Mbps
Vermont Telephone Company Fiber 1.6%+ 10,000 Mbps
Vermont Telephone Company DSL 1.6%+ 24 Mbps
Viasat Internet Satellite 100% 100 Mbps
HughesNet Satellite 100% 25 Mbps
Comcast Business Cable 76.3%+ 987 Mbps
FirstLight Fiber 26.5%+ -- Mbps
Vermont Telephone Company Fiber 3.7%+ 1,000 Mbps
Vermont Telephone Company DSL 3.7%+ 25 Mbps
CenturyLink Business Fiber 3.7%+ 1,000 Mbps

Compare East Dorset to the 5 largest cities in the US

City Average Download Speed Number of Providers Average Cost per Mbps
East Dorset 42.7 Mbps 8 $0.33 ( + $0.00 )
New York 415.4 Mbps ( +372.7 Mbps ) 16 ( +8 ) $0.70 ( + $0.00 )
Los Angeles 118.9 Mbps ( +76.2 Mbps ) 17 ( +9 ) $0.25 ( $0.00 )
Chicago 116.2 Mbps ( +73.5 Mbps ) 15 ( +7 ) $0.27 ( $0.00 )
Houston 127.4 Mbps ( +84.7 Mbps ) 23 ( +15 ) $0.27 ( $0.00 )
Philadelphia 127.6 Mbps ( +84.9 Mbps ) 8 $0.37 ( + $0.00 )