Internet Providers in Wells River, VT

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

Internet Access in Wells River, Vermont

Currently, there are 6 broadband providers in Wells River with home service. Including business Internet, there are 8 Internet providers overall,.

Viasat Internet offers the largest coverage area for Wells River residents. The company is available to close to one hundred percent of Wells River. HughesNet is also a common option in the area, with coverage in virtually one hundred percent of Wells River with Satellite service. The fastest plan listed by HughesNet for Wells River is 25 Mbps download.

The information listed here comes from FCC coverage reports, and is using private databases to create more granular listings than is available from government websites. Speed and pricing data is sourced thanks to our research division, who collect thousands of plans each year. We've analyzed 130 Wells River Internet plans from 2014 to the present, with 23 Internet or bundled deals currently on the market.

The average home in Wells River will find 3-4 companies at their address. Only 13.45 percent of Wells River residents are stuck with one choice for residential Internet service.

In summary, Wells River's Internet situation conforms with a common pattern in Vermont cities and towns: widespread access to cable and DSL, with the caveat that the majority of houses or apartments are limited to a single company for setting up either type of service. The cable/DSL pattern results from the fact that most Broadband Internet outfits were started pre-Internet as cable TV and phone companies. So, they can use pre-existing copper networks on utility poles for delivering their Internet service. The local average downstream speed is 68.94 percent higher than the state average across all cities. Review the speed test results directly below to see how local providers compare long term.

  • There are 8 internet providers in Wells River with 6 of those offering residential service
  • Wells River is the 215th most connected city in Vermont ahead of Lisbon, but behind Bradford, Fairlee, Woodsville, and North Haverhill.
  • The fastest zip code in Wells River for April 2021 is 05081. (see all below).

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Summary Of Fastest Internet Providers In Wells River, 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 Wells River, Vermont

  • Consolidated - DSL - 98.0% Availability in Wells River - Speeds up to 80 Mbps
  • Spectrum - Cable - 88.6% Availability in Wells River - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • Viasat - Satellite - 100.0% Availability in Wells River - Speeds up to 50 Mbps
  • HughesNet - Satellite - 100.0% Availability in Wells River - Speeds up to 25 Mbps

Internet Provider Competition Map For Wells River

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Wells River is the 215th most connected city in Vermont ahead of Lisbon, but behind Bradford, Fairlee, Woodsville, and North Haverhill.

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

Approximately 1,000 people in Orange 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 87% of Wells River 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.

As of this month, 05081 is the zip code with the fastest average download speed in Wells River.

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

In Orange County, approximately 5,000 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 Cap Issues in Wells River

Data from our market researchers shows that common providers in Wells River place a limit on data use for their residential Internet packages. Data caps are disliked since consumers see caps as a strategy for limiting video streaming, while providers maintain that they are a necessary strategy for managing network congestion. Either way, the culprit is over-the-top streaming services, which easily uses one to seven Gigabytes per hour.

Summary Of Internet Providers In Wells River

Provider Type Coverage Speed
King Street Wireless Fixed Wireless 100% 1.0 Mbps
Consolidated Communications (Formerly Fairpoint Communications) DSL 98.0%+ 80 Mbps
Spectrum Cable 88.6%+ 1,000 Mbps
VTel Wireless Fixed Wireless 66.9%+ 1.5 Mbps
Viasat Internet Satellite 100% 50 Mbps
HughesNet Satellite 100% 25 Mbps
Spectrum Business Cable 45.0%+ 1,000 Mbps

Compare Wells River to the 5 largest cities in the US

City Average Download Speed Number of Providers Average Cost per Mbps
Wells River 296.3 Mbps 6 $0.95 ( + $0.00 )
New York 415.4 Mbps ( +119.1 Mbps ) 16 ( +10 ) $0.70 ( $0.00 )
Los Angeles 118.9 Mbps ( -177.4 Mbps ) 17 ( +11 ) $0.25 ( $0.00 )
Chicago 116.2 Mbps ( -180.1 Mbps ) 15 ( +9 ) $0.27 ( $0.00 )
Houston 127.4 Mbps ( -168.9 Mbps ) 23 ( +17 ) $0.27 ( $0.00 )
Philadelphia 127.6 Mbps ( -168.7 Mbps ) 8 ( +2 ) $0.37 ( $0.00 )