Internet Providers in Sheffield, VT

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Residential Internet Statistics for Sheffield, VT
Internet Providers: 8
Internet Plans: 6
Fastest Speed Available: 1,000 Mbps
Average Plan Price: $52.8

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 135 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 92.02 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 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

400 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
Spectrum 1,000 Mbps Cable 8s
Consolidated Communications (Formerly Fairpoint Communications) 80 Mbps DSL 1m 42s
Viasat Internet 50 Mbps Satellite 2m 43s
HughesNet 25 Mbps Satellite 5m 27s

Summary of Internet Providers Availability in Sheffield, Vermont

  • Consolidated - DSL - 98.4% Availability in Sheffield - Speeds up to 80 Mbps
  • Spectrum - Cable - 45.6% Availability in Sheffield - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • Viasat - Satellite - 100.0% Availability in Sheffield - Speeds up to 50 Mbps
  • HughesNet - Satellite - 100.0% Availability in Sheffield - Speeds up to 25 Mbps

Internet Provider Competition Map For Sheffield

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Sheffield is the 212th most connected city in Vermont behind Danville, Hardwick, Lyndonville, Barton, and West Burke.

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

Approximately 600 people in Caledonia 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 45% of Sheffield 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 Caledonia 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 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

Provider Type Coverage Speed
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
Spectrum Cable 45.6%+ 1,000 Mbps
Cloud Alliance Fixed Wireless 10.4%+ 25 Mbps
Viasat Internet Satellite 100% 50 Mbps
HughesNet Satellite 100% 25 Mbps
Spectrum Business Cable 11.4%+ 1,000 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 $0.95 ( + $0.00 )
New York 415.4 Mbps ( +402.4 Mbps ) 16 ( +8 ) $0.70 ( $0.00 )
Los Angeles 118.9 Mbps ( +105.9 Mbps ) 17 ( +9 ) $0.25 ( $0.00 )
Chicago 116.2 Mbps ( +103.2 Mbps ) 15 ( +7 ) $0.27 ( $0.00 )
Houston 127.4 Mbps ( +114.4 Mbps ) 23 ( +15 ) $0.27 ( $0.00 )
Philadelphia 127.6 Mbps ( +114.6 Mbps ) 8 $0.37 ( $0.00 )