Internet Service Providers in North Hero, Vermont

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Residential Internet Statistics for North Hero, VT
Wired Internet Providers: 2
Average Speed Test Result: 12.49 Mbps
Top Advertised Speed: 1,200 Mbps
No Broadband Access: 0.25%

Internet Access in North Hero, Vermont

North Hero currently has two widespread Internet providers: Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) and HughesNet. Viasat mostly offers Satellite service, with download speeds up to 35 Mbps and coverage for near one hundred percent of the city. HughesNet sells Satellite. Their Internet services have availability for close to one hundred percent of North Hero and advertise download speeds up to 25 Mbps.

In terms of network technologies offered in the city, we see that the most common wired Internet connection infrastructures are Cable (virtually one hundred percent coverage) and Satellite (close to one hundred percent coverage). Regular cable TV corporations are usually the source for cable home Internet service, because they can leverage their pre-existing TV wires — which have already been built out to homes in the area — to connect customers to the Internet. Cable can often make sense for North Hero residents because of the strong speeds in an attainable price range.

The average North Hero subscriber has 5 providers serving a given address, or exactly 5 ISPs per census block.

XFINITY from Comcast provides a common second choice, serving North Hero with near one hundred percent local coverage and a maximum speed of 987 Mbps. Wired Internet isn't the only way to get Internet service in North Hero. For example, fixed wireless companies like GlobalNet can deliver 2 Mbps via wireless links.

The coverage data analysis on this page comes from FCC data, which requires Internet companies in North Hero to submit deployment and subscriber data biannually. Using our relationships with telecom companies, we are able to cross-validate this data with privatized data including lit addresses submitted via Internet providers directly. Between 2014–2021 our data team has crunched 446 rows of data on broadband coverage in North Hero and 236,427 rows of availability data in Vermont as a whole. Our speed averages are calculated from actual speed tests originating in North Hero households in the M-Labs database, which is built into Google search and BroadbandNow.

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Summary Of Fastest Internet Providers In North Hero, Vermont

Provider Speed Type Time To Download 1 GB
XFINITY from Comcast 1,200 Mbps Cable 6s
Consolidated Communications (Formerly Fairpoint Communications) 80 Mbps DSL 1m 42s
Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) 35 Mbps Satellite 3m 54s
HughesNet 25 Mbps Satellite 5m 27s

Summary of Internet Providers Availability in North Hero, Vermont

  • Xfinity - 99.8% Availability in North Hero - Speeds up to 1,200 Mbps
  • Consolidated - 99.8% Availability in North Hero - Speeds up to 80 Mbps
  • Viasat - 100.0% Availability in North Hero - Speeds up to 35 Mbps
  • HughesNet - 100.0% Availability in North Hero - Speeds up to 25 Mbps

Internet Provider Competition Map For North Hero

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North Hero is the 66th most connected city in Vermont ahead of Swanton and Alburgh, but behind Chazy, Grand Isle, and Saint Albans.

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

Approximately 17 people in Grand Isle 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 100% of North Hero 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 Grand Isle County, approximately 28 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 North Hero

Provider Type Coverage Speed
GlobalNet Fixed Wireless 100% 30 Mbps
King Street Wireless Fixed Wireless 100% 1.0 Mbps
VTel Wireless Fixed Wireless 100% 1.5 Mbps
XFINITY from Comcast Cable 99.8%+ 1,200 Mbps
Consolidated Communications (Formerly Fairpoint Communications) DSL 99.8%+ 80 Mbps
Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) Satellite 100% 35 Mbps
HughesNet Satellite 100% 25 Mbps
Comcast Business Cable 100% 987 Mbps

Compare North Hero to the 5 largest cities in the US

City Average Download Speed Number of Providers Average Cost per Mbps
North Hero 12.5 Mbps 7 $0.19 ( + $0.00 )
New York 349.1 Mbps ( +336.6 Mbps ) 15 ( +8 ) $0.18 ( $0.00 )
Los Angeles 107.1 Mbps ( +94.6 Mbps ) 18 ( +11 ) $0.20 ( + $0.00 )
Chicago 99.7 Mbps ( +87.2 Mbps ) 15 ( +8 ) $0.33 ( + $0.00 )
Houston 111.7 Mbps ( +99.2 Mbps ) 21 ( +14 ) $0.21 ( + $0.00 )
Philadelphia 115.3 Mbps ( +102.8 Mbps ) 9 ( +2 ) $0.26 ( + $0.00 )