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Internet Providers in Starksboro, Vermont
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Internet Access in Starksboro, Vermont
There are two main broadband service choices within Starksboro: coaxial cable (93.12% availability) and DSL (94.33% availability). Coaxial cable Internet access is generally delivered by cable TV providers, using their pre-existing coaxial TV wires mounted on utility poles. DSL Internet is delivered over phone wires. The vast majority of Starksboro blocks can subscribe to both cable service and/or DSL from two or more companies.
Coverage from the two biggest providers, Viasat Internet and HughesNet, in most cases, will overlap. As a result, the decision between Viasat and HughesNet is common in Starksboro.
There's a strong amount of choice between providers around the Starksboro area, but 100 people in the area still don't have service from more than one provider. This means that if they aren't pleased with the quality of service, they are left with no option but to use a low-speed wireless option. However, this isn't the norm in Starksboro. The average household has 3-4 choices for Internet service.
Green Mountain Access and XFINITY from Comcast also offer coverage in Starksboro, with shared coverage areas in some blocks.
The broadband access insights here and elsewhere on BroadbandNow are drawn from a mix of government data and private data collected directly from ISPs or through unlisted third parties. Statistics about speed and performance data comes from M-Labs, which is a speed test utility integrated into BroadbandNow as well as Google and Chrome search results.  The BroadbandNow market research team has hand-aggregated price on 242 Internet offerings for Starksboro to date.
Internet Statistics 2021
7.9% of consumers in Starksboro100 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 Starksboro, Vermont
|Provider||Speed||Type||Time To Download 1 GB||Availability|
|XFINITY from Comcast||1,000 Mbps||Cable||8s||93.1%|
|Green Mountain Access||1,000 Mbps||DSL and Fiber||8s||94.3%|
|Viasat Internet||100 Mbps||Satellite||1m 21s||100.0%|
|HughesNet||25 Mbps||Satellite||5m 27s||100.0%|
Internet Provider Competition Map For Starksboro
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 Cap Issues and Cord Cutting Around Starksboro
Data from our researchers shows that popular ISPs in the area use data caps on home broadband plans. Data caps are a public issue since subscribers see them as a tactic for limiting "cord cutting". Providers explain that data caps are a reasonable strategy for managing network traffic. In either case, the problem is video streaming, which can use anywhere from 1–7GB/hr.
Compare Starksboro to the 5 largest cities in the US
|City||Average Download Speed||Number of Providers||Average Cost per Mbps|
|Starksboro||405.5 Mbps||7||$0.32 ( + $0.00 )|
|New York||545.6 Mbps ( +140.1 Mbps )||19 ( +12 )||$0.26 ( $0.00 )|
|Los Angeles||161.3 Mbps ( -244.2 Mbps )||17 ( +10 )||$0.23 ( $0.00 )|
|Chicago||180.9 Mbps ( -224.6 Mbps )||17 ( +10 )||$0.23 ( $0.00 )|
|Houston||186.6 Mbps ( -218.9 Mbps )||24 ( +17 )||$0.23 ( $0.00 )|
|Philadelphia||179.1 Mbps ( -226.4 Mbps )||9 ( +2 )||$0.30 ( $0.00 )|