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Internet Providers in West Townshend, Vermont
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Internet Access in West Townshend, Vermont
There are an average of 2.33 broadband providers in each census block in West Townshend. This means that a majority of households in the area will have a minimum of 2-3 choices so far as Internet service, and many residents can switch service if they are dissatisfied with a particular company.
Viasat Internet is the most commonly available option for West Townshend residents. The company is accessible for practically one hundred percent of West Townshend. HughesNet is the most likely second option, with coverage in near one hundred percent of the area with Satellite service. The fastest package listed by HughesNet in West Townshend is 25 megabits per second.
The data on this page is primarily sourced from FCC coverage reports. Listings here are cross-validated using private databases to provide more useful listings than is available from the FCC directly. Speed and pricing data is sourced by manually collecting tens of thousands of data points each year. We've gathered 254 West Townshend Internet plans since 2014, with 30 Internet plans currently marketed.
When we're looking at network technologies available within the area, we see that the most prevalent wired broadband Internet technology varieties are Satellite and Cable, with virtually one hundred percent and 12.79% respectively. Cable internet connections are sold by traditional residential television operators, who use preexisting coaxial cable TV networks. West Townshend customers of cable providers such as often pick cable because of the reasonably low prices for workable speeds. (Compared to the alternatives, anyway.)
Outside of the Internet options listed above, Consolidated Communications (Formerly Fairpoint Communications) provides a third option for wired broadband in 94 percent of West Townshend. Wireless companies like VTel Wireless are also sometimes a good choice. However, the incumbent wired options usually offer a better value when it comes to performance and price.
Internet Statistics 2021
75.4% of consumers in West Townshend400 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 West Townshend, Vermont
|Provider||Speed||Type||Time To Download 1 GB||Availability|
|Vermont Telephone Company||10,000 Mbps||Fiber and DSL||0s||13.0%|
|XFINITY from Comcast||1,200 Mbps||Cable||6s||12.8%|
|Viasat Internet||100 Mbps||Satellite||1m 21s||100.0%|
|Consolidated Communications (Formerly Fairpoint Communications)||80 Mbps||DSL||1m 42s||94.6%|
|HughesNet||25 Mbps||Satellite||5m 27s||100.0%|
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 West Townshend
Data collected by our researchers shows that popular ISPs place a limit on data use for their home broadband packages. Data caps are controversial since customers see them as a tactic for limiting video streaming, while providers maintain that data caps are a reasonable strategy for managing network traffic. Either way, the issue is the same: video streaming, which easily eats up 1–7GB per hour.