Internet Providers in Waterville, Vermont

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Residential Internet Statistics for Waterville, VT
Wired Internet Providers: 2
Average Speed Test Result: 22.07 Mbps
Top Advertised Speed: 1,200 Mbps
No Broadband Access: 13.2%

Internet Access in Waterville, Vermont

DSL is the only wired network type with widespread coverage in Waterville. According to the latest data, it can be accessed by approximately 94.72 percent of the city. DSL Internet service is delivered via twisted copper telephone lines, which is the reason DSL comes from traditional phone companies like Consolidated Communications (Formerly Fairpoint Communications).

We should note that since FCC availability data is currently collected twice annually and only released 6+ months later, data shown here may have minor inaccuracies.

Consolidated Communications (Formerly Fairpoint Communications) is also a common Internet choice in Waterville. They offer primarily DSL connections in 94 percent of Waterville. VTel Wireless is another alternative wireless service for 83 percent of the local area. Keep in mind it needs roof access or line of site with a VTel Wireless tower or access point.

Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) and HughesNet are the main Internet choices in Waterville.

To summarize, broadband access could use improvement in Waterville. Activate the interactive map below to discover which neighborhoods in Waterville have decent competition. For now, a limited 600 Waterville residents have access to one or fewer options.

  • There are 9 internet providers in Waterville with 7 of those offering residential service
  • Waterville is the 227th most connected city in Vermont behind Jeffersonville, Cambridge, Johnson, Enosburg Falls, and Hyde Park.
  • The fastest zip code in Waterville for February 2021 is 05492. (see all below).

Internet Statistics 2021

600 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 Waterville, Vermont

Provider Speed Type Time To Download 1 GB
XFINITY from Comcast 1,200 Mbps Cable 6s
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 Waterville, Vermont

  • Consolidated - 94.7% Availability in Waterville - Speeds up to 80 Mbps
  • Xfinity - 4.4% Availability in Waterville - Speeds up to 1,200 Mbps
  • Viasat - 100.0% Availability in Waterville - Speeds up to 35 Mbps
  • HughesNet - 100.0% Availability in Waterville - Speeds up to 25 Mbps

Internet Provider Competition Map For Waterville

Waterville Internet Competition Map. Click for interactive map.
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Waterville is the 227th most connected city in Vermont behind Jeffersonville, Cambridge, Johnson, Enosburg Falls, and Hyde Park.

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

Approximately 100 people in Lamoille 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, 05492 is the zip code with the fastest average download speed in Waterville.

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

In Lamoille 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 Caps and Video Streaming in Waterville

Data collected by our researchers suggests that some of the common ISPs in the area use data caps for their residential broadband plans. Data caps are controversial because consumers see caps as a strategy to limit "cord cutting". Providers maintain caps are a reasonable strategy as they struggle to manage network traffic. Either way, the culprit is streaming services, which can consume 1–7GB per hour.

Summary Of Internet Providers In Waterville

Provider Type Coverage Speed
Consolidated Communications (Formerly Fairpoint Communications) DSL 94.7%+ 80 Mbps
VTel Wireless Fixed Wireless 83.1%+ 1.5 Mbps
King Street Wireless Fixed Wireless 36.5%+ 1.0 Mbps
GlobalNet Fixed Wireless 33.9%+ 30 Mbps
XFINITY from Comcast Cable 4.4%+ 1,200 Mbps
Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) Satellite 100% 35 Mbps
HughesNet Satellite 100% 25 Mbps
Comcast Business Cable 11.8%+ 987 Mbps

Compare Waterville to the 5 largest cities in the US

City Average Download Speed Number of Providers Average Cost per Mbps
Waterville 22.1 Mbps 7 $0.19 ( + $0.00 )
New York 349.1 Mbps ( +327 Mbps ) 15 ( +8 ) $0.19 ( + $0.00 )
Los Angeles 107.1 Mbps ( +85 Mbps ) 18 ( +11 ) $0.20 ( + $0.00 )
Chicago 99.7 Mbps ( +77.6 Mbps ) 15 ( +8 ) $0.33 ( + $0.00 )
Houston 111.7 Mbps ( +89.6 Mbps ) 21 ( +14 ) $0.21 ( + $0.00 )
Philadelphia 115.3 Mbps ( +93.2 Mbps ) 9 ( +2 ) $0.26 ( + $0.00 )