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Internet Providers in Post Mills, Vermont
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Internet Access in Post Mills, Vermont
DSL Internet is the only wired broadband network choice with widespread availability in Post Mills proper. As of the most current data, it's available to virtually one hundred percent of the city. DSL is delivered through landline telephone wires you see on telephone poles, which is why it comes from traditional phone companies like Consolidated Communications (Formerly Fairpoint Communications).
There is a strong amount of competition between Internet providers in the Post Mills area, but 36 people in the area can't get access to more than one provider. If these subscribers aren't satisfied with their provider, they have to use a lower-grade wireless connection. However, this isn't the norm in Post Mills — the majority of households have 3-4 Internet choices.
Consolidated Communications (Formerly Fairpoint Communications) as well as EC Fiber also provide coverage in Post Mills, with overlap in some blocks.
Coverage from the biggest providers, Viasat Internet and HughesNet, in most cases, will overlap. As a result, the choice between Viasat and HughesNet is common in Post Mills.
The Internet coverage statistics here and elsewhere on BroadbandNow are based on a mix of public governmental data and private data we source directly from telecom industry sources. Averaged statistics shown below regarding speed and performance data comes from M-Labs. Our in-house research team has manually sourced price and service data for 94 broadband packages for Post Mills as of 2021.
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Summary Of Fastest Internet Providers In Post Mills, Vermont
|Provider||Speed||Type||Time To Download 1 GB||Availability|
|EC Fiber||800 Mbps||Fiber||10s||89.3%|
|Consolidated Communications (Formerly Fairpoint Communications)||80 Mbps||DSL||1m 42s||100.0%|
|Viasat Internet||50 Mbps||Satellite||2m 43s||100.0%|
|HughesNet||25 Mbps||Satellite||5m 27s||100.0%|
The “Connected” metric is a citywide average based on FCC data showing the density of broadband options at the census block level.
This statistic is drawn from the population in census blocks not served by at least one wired broadband provider.
Fiber coverage data is sourced from FCC Form 477 filings and cross-validated through BroadbandNow with private datasets and direct provider reporting.
This coverage statistic is based on a mix of FCC and private provider reporting in the past two quarters.
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 and Cord Cutting Around Post Mills
Data from our researchers shows that popular ISPs place some sort of limit on streaming for their home Internet connections. Data caps are controversial since consumers view them as a tactic for limiting streaming, while providers insist that they are a necessary strategy as they struggle to manage heavy network congestion. In either case, the culprit is the same: video streaming, which easily eats up 1–7GB per hour.
Compare Post Mills to the 5 largest cities in the US
|City||Average Download Speed||Number of Providers||Average Cost per Mbps|
|Post Mills||9.8 Mbps||6||$1.23 ( + $0.00 )|
|New York||534.4 Mbps ( +524.6 Mbps )||17 ( +11 )||$0.48 ( $0.00 )|
|Los Angeles||148.8 Mbps ( +139 Mbps )||17 ( +11 )||$0.28 ( $0.00 )|
|Chicago||160.6 Mbps ( +150.8 Mbps )||15 ( +9 )||$0.32 ( $0.00 )|
|Houston||169.5 Mbps ( +159.7 Mbps )||23 ( +17 )||$0.31 ( $0.00 )|
|Philadelphia||162.1 Mbps ( +152.3 Mbps )||8 ( +2 )||$0.66 ( $0.00 )|