Internet Service Providers in Groton, Vermont

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Residential Internet Statistics for Groton, VT
Wired Internet Providers: 3
Average Speed Test Result: 8.36 Mbps
Top Advertised Speed: 1,200 Mbps
No Broadband Access: 6.15%

Internet Access in Groton, Vermont

Cable and Satellite lines make up the most widely available wired broadband network types throughout Groton, showing 63.74 and near one hundred percent network reach within city limits.

Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) or HughesNet are the main Internet options in Groton.

Broadband competition in Groton is high. The average household has 3-4 providers available to them. Internet access isn't distributed fairly. A surprising 37.14 percent of area residents still have only one or fewer options for true broadband services.

Since FCC data is currently collected biannually and only published six months later, availability shown here may not be complete.

While the main ISPs are HughesNet and Viasat, Consolidated Communications (Formerly Fairpoint Communications) is also in the area with DSL availability for 96 percent of census blocks and a maximum speed of 50 Mbps. Fixed wireless plans from companies like VTel Wireless connect customers to as much as 2 Mbps via wireless hardware. See the map below to see how many options residents have at a granular level.

  • There are 11 internet providers in Groton with 9 of those offering residential service
  • Groton is the 112th most connected city in Vermont ahead of Woodsville, North Haverhill, and Lisbon, but behind Danville and Plainfield.
  • The fastest zip code in Groton for February 2021 is 05046. (see all below).

Internet Statistics 2021

400 People Only have access to 1 or fewer wired internet providers available at their address.

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Summary Of Fastest Internet Providers In Groton, Vermont

Provider Speed Type Time To Download 1 GB
XFINITY from Comcast 1,200 Mbps Cable 6s
Spectrum 940 Mbps Cable 8s
Consolidated Communications (Formerly Fairpoint Communications) 50 Mbps DSL 2m 43s
Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) 35 Mbps Satellite 3m 54s
HughesNet 25 Mbps Satellite 5m 27s

Summary of Internet Providers Availability in Groton, Vermont

  • Consolidated - 96.2% Availability in Groton - Speeds up to 50 Mbps
  • Spectrum - 63.7% Availability in Groton - Speeds up to 940 Mbps
  • Xfinity - 1.2% Availability in Groton - Speeds up to 1,200 Mbps
  • Viasat - 100.0% Availability in Groton - Speeds up to 35 Mbps
  • HughesNet - 100.0% Availability in Groton - Speeds up to 25 Mbps

Internet Provider Competition Map For Groton

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Groton is the 112th most connected city in Vermont ahead of Woodsville, North Haverhill, and Lisbon, but behind Danville and Plainfield.

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

Approximately 700 people in Caledonia 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 63% of Groton 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, 05046 is the zip code with the fastest average download speed in Groton.

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

In Caledonia County, approximately 4,000 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.

Summary Of Internet Providers In Groton

Provider Type Coverage Speed
Consolidated Communications (Formerly Fairpoint Communications) DSL 96.2%+ 50 Mbps
VTel Wireless Fixed Wireless 92.2%+ 1.5 Mbps
King Street Wireless Fixed Wireless 75.8%+ 1.0 Mbps
Spectrum Cable 63.7%+ 940 Mbps
Kingdom Connection Fixed Wireless 22.7%+ 10 Mbps
Cloud Alliance Fixed Wireless 5.4%+ 6 Mbps
XFINITY from Comcast Cable 1.2%+ 1,200 Mbps
Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) Satellite 100% 35 Mbps
HughesNet Satellite 100% 25 Mbps
Spectrum Business Cable 52.3%+ 940 Mbps
Comcast Business Cable 0.6%+ 987 Mbps

Compare Groton to the 5 largest cities in the US

City Average Download Speed Number of Providers Average Cost per Mbps
Groton 8.4 Mbps 9 $0.21 ( + $0.00 )
New York 349.1 Mbps ( +340.7 Mbps ) 15 ( +6 ) $0.18 ( $0.00 )
Los Angeles 107.1 Mbps ( +98.7 Mbps ) 18 ( +9 ) $0.20 ( $0.00 )
Chicago 99.7 Mbps ( +91.3 Mbps ) 15 ( +6 ) $0.33 ( + $0.00 )
Houston 111.7 Mbps ( +103.3 Mbps ) 21 ( +12 ) $0.21 ( + $0.00 )
Philadelphia 115.3 Mbps ( +106.9 Mbps ) 9 $0.26 ( + $0.00 )