Internet Providers in Sheffield, Vermont
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Residential Internet Statistics for Sheffield, VT
|Wired Internet Providers:||2|
|Average Speed Test Result:||12.97 Mbps|
|Top Advertised Speed:||940 Mbps|
|No Broadband Access:||38.11%|
Most Popular Residential Internet Providers in Sheffield, Vermont
Internet Access in Sheffield, Vermont
Information on this page is calculated based on the FCC's bi-annual provider territory reporting. Our data also includes direct provider reports and other private data to validate that information. Plan and pricing information is gathered by our data analysis division. Locally, we've found and verified 122 Internet plans in Sheffield since 2014. Speed test data in the graph below is limited to 2 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.
As is expected with a city of Sheffield'ssomewhat low level of telecom competition, the average download speeds in Sheffield fall below the Vermont average. (12.97 Mbps, in contrast to Vermont's 78.5 Mbps average in the past twelve months.)
There is above-average market competition between Internet companies around the Sheffield area. However, 400 residents don't have service from multiple providers. If these customers aren't pleased with the quality of service, they are forced to rely on a lower-grade wireless backup. Luckily, this issue isn't widespread in Sheffield. The majority of households have 4 Internet options.
Consolidated Communications (Formerly Fairpoint Communications) as well as Spectrum also offer Internet service in Sheffield, with 98 percent and 45 percent penetration.
According to the most recent FCC filings and direct provider reporting, Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) and HughesNet are the strongest providers in Sheffield in terms of coverage area. The more common providers frequently compete at addresses in different blocks around Sheffield.
Internet Statistics 2021
54.9% of consumers in Sheffield400 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 Sheffield, Vermont
|Provider||Speed||Type||Time To Download 1 GB|
|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 Sheffield, Vermont
- Consolidated - 98.4% Availability in Sheffield - Speeds up to 80 Mbps
- Spectrum - 45.6% Availability in Sheffield - Speeds up to 940 Mbps
- Viasat - 100.0% Availability in Sheffield - Speeds up to 35 Mbps
- HughesNet - 100.0% Availability in Sheffield - Speeds up to 25 Mbps
Internet Providers in Nearby Cities
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.
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 in Sheffield
Data collected by our researchers suggests that common providers in the area use data caps for their residential broadband plans. Data caps are controversial because users view caps as a tactic for limiting video streaming. Providers insist that they are a reasonable strategy as they struggle to manage network traffic. Either way, the issue is streaming video, which easily consumes 1–7GB/hr.
Summary Of Internet Providers In Sheffield
|Consolidated Communications (Formerly Fairpoint Communications)||DSL||98.4%+||80 Mbps|
|VTel Wireless||Fixed Wireless||98.4%+||1.5 Mbps|
|Kingdom Connection||Fixed Wireless||94.3%+||10 Mbps|
|King Street Wireless||Fixed Wireless||58.5%+||1.0 Mbps|
|Cloud Alliance||Fixed Wireless||10.4%+||6 Mbps|
|Viasat Internet (formerly Exede)||Satellite||100%||35 Mbps|
|Spectrum Business||Cable||11.4%+||940 Mbps|
Compare Sheffield to the 5 largest cities in the US
|City||Average Download Speed||Number of Providers||Average Cost per Mbps|
|Sheffield||13 Mbps||8||$0.22 ( + $0.00 )|
|New York||349.1 Mbps ( +336.1 Mbps )||15 ( +7 )||$0.18 ( $0.00 )|
|Los Angeles||107.1 Mbps ( +94.1 Mbps )||18 ( +10 )||$0.20 ( $0.00 )|
|Chicago||99.7 Mbps ( +86.7 Mbps )||15 ( +7 )||$0.33 ( + $0.00 )|
|Houston||111.7 Mbps ( +98.7 Mbps )||21 ( +13 )||$0.21 ( $0.00 )|
|Philadelphia||115.3 Mbps ( +102.3 Mbps )||9 ( +1 )||$0.26 ( + $0.00 )|