Internet Providers in Readsboro, Vermont

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Residential Internet Statistics for Readsboro, VT
Wired Internet Providers: 1
Average Speed Test Result: 15.92 Mbps
Top Advertised Speed: 100 Mbps
No Broadband Access: 39.58%

Internet Access in Readsboro, Vermont

DSL service is the only major wired network option that has meaningful availability for residents of Readsboro. As of the latest data, it can be accessed by 97.38 percent of the population. DSL Internet reaches subscribers overtraditional landline telephone wires, which is why it often is provided by phone companies like Consolidated Communications (Formerly Fairpoint Communications).

As of recent FCC reporting, 100 percent of households (700 residents total) are limited to only one option for home Internet.

Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) offers the largest coverage area for Readsboro residents. They are available to virtually one hundred percent of Readsboro addresses. HughesNet is the most likely second option, with coverage in close to one hundred percent of the area with predominantly Satellite service. The fastest plan we've seen for HughesNet for Readsboro is 25 Mbps.

The Internet access data listed here comes from FCC coverage reports, and is cross-validated using privatized data sources and direct provider reporting to provide more accurate listings than is available from government websites. Information about pricing and speed of listed broadband plans is generated by our data experts, who collect tens of thousands of data points each year.

Outside of the Internet options listed above, Consolidated Communications (Formerly Fairpoint Communications) is another option to consider. They have coverage in 97 percent of Readsboro. Wireless providers like VTel Wireless are worth looking at, but the incumbent wired options usually offer a better value when it comes to performance and pricing.

Internet Statistics 2021

700 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 Readsboro, Vermont

Provider Speed Type Time To Download 1 GB
Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) 100 Mbps Satellite 1m 21s
Consolidated Communications (Formerly Fairpoint Communications) 100 Mbps DSL 1m 21s
HughesNet 25 Mbps Satellite 5m 27s

Summary of Internet Providers Availability in Readsboro, Vermont

  • Consolidated - 97.4% Availability in Readsboro - Speeds up to 100 Mbps
  • Viasat - 100.0% Availability in Readsboro - Speeds up to 100 Mbps
  • HughesNet - 100.0% Availability in Readsboro - Speeds up to 25 Mbps

Internet Provider Competition Map For Readsboro

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Readsboro is the 250th most connected city in Vermont behind Williamstown, North Adams, Bennington, Adams, and Wilmington.

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.

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 Cord Cutting Around Readsboro

Data from our research team shows that many of the top ISPs in the area use data caps on home Internet packages. Data caps are controversial since subscribers see them as a tactic for limiting streaming services. Providers maintain they are a necessary tool for managing network congestion. In either case, the issue is streaming services, which can eat up anywhere from one to seven Gigabytes/hr.

Summary Of Internet Providers In Readsboro

Provider Type Coverage Speed
Consolidated Communications (Formerly Fairpoint Communications) DSL 97.4%+ 100 Mbps
VTel Wireless Fixed Wireless 59.4%+ 1.5 Mbps
Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) Satellite 100% 100 Mbps
HughesNet Satellite 100% 25 Mbps

Compare Readsboro to the 5 largest cities in the US

City Average Download Speed Number of Providers Average Cost per Mbps
0 Mbps 0
New York 349.1 Mbps ( +333.2 Mbps ) 15 ( +15 ) $0.18 ( + $0.00 )
Los Angeles 107.1 Mbps ( +91.2 Mbps ) 18 ( +18 ) $0.20 ( + $0.00 )
Chicago 99.7 Mbps ( +83.8 Mbps ) 15 ( +15 ) $0.33 ( + $0.00 )
Houston 111.7 Mbps ( +95.8 Mbps ) 21 ( +21 ) $0.21 ( + $0.00 )
Philadelphia 115.3 Mbps ( +99.4 Mbps ) 9 ( +9 ) $0.26 ( + $0.00 )