Internet Providers in Ripton, Vermont

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Residential Internet Statistics for Ripton, VT
Wired Internet Providers: 1
Average Speed Test Result: 11.84 Mbps
Top Advertised Speed: 80 Mbps
No Broadband Access: 45.45%

Internet Access in Ripton, Vermont

Information on this page is based on biannual FCC provider coverage filings. We leverage direct reporting from providers and other private data to further validate that information. Pricing and plan data is hand-gathered by our market research team. We have found and verified 73 Internet plans in Ripton since 2014. Speed test data in the graph below is limited to 1,104 records as of 2021. This gives a snapshot of what some subscribers are getting in the area, but trends low since tests are usually run to diagnose home networking issues.

The majority of Ripton households have 2-3 wired Internet options available. 100 percent of the Ripton area — 500 people — are limited to one or fewer options. cable and DSL Internet almost always provide the best pricing and data policies for home use.

Taking a look at network technologies offered within the area, the most widespread physical wire Internet technology infrastructures are Satellite and DSL, with practically one hundred percent and close to one hundred percent respectively. DSL Internet service is delivered by twisted copper telephone wires on utility poles, and is sold by companies such as Consolidated Communications (Formerly Fairpoint Communications) that have existing phone networks. DSL is outperformed by all other major Internet technologies except dial-up.

Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) has the largest coverage area in Ripton. practically one hundred percent of Ripton census blocks can receive Internet service from them. HughesNet is the most likely second choice, with coverage in practically one hundred percent of local addresses with Satellite broadband service. HughesNet's fastest plan in Ripton is 25 Mbps.

Besides the Internet options listed above, Consolidated Communications (Formerly Fairpoint Communications) is another option to consider. They have Internet in virtually one hundred percent of Ripton. Wireless companies like North Branch Networks are worth considering. However, the incumbent wired providers usually offer a stronger value so far as speed and price.

  • There are 8 internet providers in Ripton with 6 of those offering residential service
  • Ripton is the 238th most connected city in Vermont behind Middlebury, New Haven, Vergennes, Bristol, and Brandon.
  • The fastest zip code in Ripton for February 2021 is 05766. (see all below).

Internet Statistics 2021

500 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 Ripton, Vermont

Provider Speed Type Time To Download 1 GB
Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) 100 Mbps Satellite 1m 21s
Consolidated Communications (Formerly Fairpoint Communications) 80 Mbps DSL 1m 42s
HughesNet 25 Mbps Satellite 5m 27s

Summary of Internet Providers Availability in Ripton, Vermont

  • Consolidated - 99.7% Availability in Ripton - Speeds up to 80 Mbps
  • Viasat - 100.0% Availability in Ripton - Speeds up to 100 Mbps
  • HughesNet - 100.0% Availability in Ripton - Speeds up to 25 Mbps

Internet Provider Competition Map For Ripton

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Ripton is the 238th most connected city in Vermont behind Middlebury, New Haven, Vergennes, Bristol, and Brandon.

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

Approximately 300 people in Addison 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.

As of this month, 05766 is the zip code with the fastest average download speed in Ripton.

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

In Addison County, approximately 5,000 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 Caps and Cord Cutting Around Ripton

Data collected by our market researchers suggests that common providers use data caps on home broadband connections. Data caps are controversial because users see caps as a strategy to discourage streaming. Providers insist they are a reasonable strategy as they struggle to manage network congestion. Either way, the culprit is streaming services, which easily eats up one to seven Gigabytes per hour.

Summary Of Internet Providers In Ripton

Provider Type Coverage Speed
North Branch Networks Fixed Wireless 99.8%+ 10 Mbps
Consolidated Communications (Formerly Fairpoint Communications) DSL 99.7%+ 80 Mbps
VTel Wireless Fixed Wireless 43.0%+ 1.5 Mbps
King Street Wireless Fixed Wireless 31.5%+ 1.0 Mbps
Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) Satellite 100% 100 Mbps
HughesNet Satellite 100% 25 Mbps
North Branch Networks Fixed Wireless 47.1%+ 10 Mbps

Compare Ripton to the 5 largest cities in the US

City Average Download Speed Number of Providers Average Cost per Mbps
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New York 349.1 Mbps ( +337.3 Mbps ) 15 ( +15 ) $0.18 ( + $0.00 )
Los Angeles 107.1 Mbps ( +95.3 Mbps ) 18 ( +18 ) $0.20 ( + $0.00 )
Chicago 99.7 Mbps ( +87.9 Mbps ) 15 ( +15 ) $0.33 ( + $0.00 )
Houston 111.7 Mbps ( +99.9 Mbps ) 21 ( +21 ) $0.21 ( + $0.00 )
Philadelphia 115.3 Mbps ( +103.5 Mbps ) 9 ( +9 ) $0.26 ( + $0.00 )