Internet Providers in Orleans, Vermont

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Residential Internet Statistics for Orleans, VT
Wired Internet Providers: 3
Average Speed Test Result: 7.2 Mbps
Top Advertised Speed: 1,200 Mbps
No Broadband Access: 13.38%

Internet Access in Orleans, Vermont

Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) has the most coverage in Orleans. HughesNet is also widely available.

Consolidated Communications (Formerly Fairpoint Communications) is another commonly available broadband choice for Orleans, offering DSL service available to 97 percent of Orleans. VTel Wireless offers an alternative wireless service to close to one hundred percent of local residents. Keep in mind this option requires roof access or proximity to a VTel Wireless access point.

Remember that since FCC data is collected biannually and only published 6+ months after, data shown here may have minor inaccuracies.

Cable TV and Internet providers like XFINITY from Comcast and DSL Internet service providers like Consolidated Communications (Formerly Fairpoint Communications) are the top Internet service systems available in Orleans.

View the map below for more insights on Internet service competition at a granular census block level. As illustrated, while most census blocks have 3-4 choices for service, others are less well-served or may be limited to one. Despite fiber growth, a notable 27.34 percent of local households are in exactly this predicament.

Internet Statistics 2021

600 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 Orleans, Vermont

Provider Speed Type Time To Download 1 GB
Consolidated Communications (Formerly Fairpoint Communications) 1,000 Mbps DSL and Fiber 8s
XFINITY from Comcast 1,200 Mbps Cable 6s
Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) 35 Mbps Satellite 3m 54s
HughesNet 25 Mbps Satellite 5m 27s

Summary of Internet Providers Availability in Orleans, Vermont

  • Consolidated - 97.0% Availability in Orleans - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • Xfinity - 78.2% Availability in Orleans - Speeds up to 1,200 Mbps
  • Viasat - 100.0% Availability in Orleans - Speeds up to 35 Mbps
  • HughesNet - 100.0% Availability in Orleans - Speeds up to 25 Mbps

Internet Provider Competition Map For Orleans

Orleans Internet Competition Map. Click for interactive map.
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Orleans is the 162nd most connected city in Vermont ahead of West Burke, but behind North Troy, Newport, Barton, and Derby.

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

Approximately 400 people in Orleans 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 73% of Orleans 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 Orleans 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.

Data Cap Issues in Orleans

Data from our research team shows that some of the top providers in Orleans currently use data caps for their residential Internet connections. Data caps are a public issue since subscribers see caps as a strategy for limiting streaming services, while providers insist they are a reasonable strategy for managing network traffic. Either way, the problem is the same: video streaming, which can consume anywhere from one to seven Gigabytes per hour.

Summary Of Internet Providers In Orleans

Provider Type Coverage Speed
Consolidated Communications (Formerly Fairpoint Communications) DSL and Fiber 97.0%+ 1,000 Mbps
VTel Wireless Fixed Wireless 100% 1.5 Mbps
King Street Wireless Fixed Wireless 80.3%+ 1.0 Mbps
XFINITY from Comcast Cable 78.2%+ 1,200 Mbps
Kingdom Connection Fixed Wireless 24.9%+ 10 Mbps
Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) Satellite 100% 35 Mbps
HughesNet Satellite 100% 25 Mbps
Comcast Business Cable 47.6%+ 987 Mbps
Consolidated Communications (Formerly Fairpoint Communications) Fiber 7.8%+ 1,000 Mbps

Compare Orleans to the 5 largest cities in the US

City Average Download Speed Number of Providers Average Cost per Mbps
Orleans 7.2 Mbps 8 $0.19 ( + $0.00 )
New York 349.1 Mbps ( +341.9 Mbps ) 15 ( +7 ) $0.18 ( $0.00 )
Los Angeles 107.1 Mbps ( +99.9 Mbps ) 18 ( +10 ) $0.20 ( + $0.00 )
Chicago 99.7 Mbps ( +92.5 Mbps ) 15 ( +7 ) $0.33 ( + $0.00 )
Houston 111.7 Mbps ( +104.5 Mbps ) 21 ( +13 ) $0.21 ( + $0.00 )
Philadelphia 115.3 Mbps ( +108.1 Mbps ) 9 ( +1 ) $0.26 ( + $0.00 )