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%|
Most Popular Residential Internet Providers in Waterville, Vermont
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.
Internet Statistics 2021
95.6% of consumers in Waterville600 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 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.
Zip-based speed averages are calculated from M-Labs consumer speed tests run by IP addresses in the area.
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
|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|
|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 )|