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Internet providers in Bristol, CT

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Bristol, CT internet providers

Provider
Xfinity $29.99 50 - 3,000 MbpsCable100%
HughesNet $64.99 25 - 25 MbpsSatellite100%
Viasat $69.99 12 - 150 MbpsSatellite100%
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Bristol internet service at a glance

At 100%, broadband coverage in Bristol is comparable to the rest of Connecticut - 100%, and comparable to broadband coverage across the U.S. - 95%.

The vast majority of those living in the Bristol area will have access to DSL, which covers 100% of Bristol residents. Cable internet is also an option for many, offering service to 91% of the area. Fiber-optic is less available but still a popular internet option for roughly 51% of those living in Bristol.

There are four internet providers serving the Bristol area, and 91.92% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among Bristol's four internet providers, prices start at $29.99 and available download speeds reach up to 3,000 Mbps.

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Average internet speeds in Bristol

ProviderDownload speedUpload speedInternet type
Xfinity 162 Mbps 17 Mbps Cable

Top high-speed internet providers in Bristol

The largest internet providers in Bristol are Xfinity, HughesNet, and Viasat bringing cable and satellite options to Bristol.

Cable internet from Xfinity is available to nearly all Bristol residents, covering 100% of households. Many will also have the option of satellite from HughesNet, which covers 100% of the area. Bristol’s third most-available internet provider, Viasat, offers satellite to around 100% of Bristol residents.

Xfinity cable internet

Provider
Xfinity
Starting price*
$29.99/mo.
Max download speed

3,000 Mbps

Max upload speed

10 Mbps

Average availability

100%

Cable from Xfinity offers broadband to all households in Bristol covering 100% of the area.

Xfinity’s cable network is likely to offer faster speeds than DSL or satellite service, but Bristol residents in densely populated areas may experience slowed speeds during peak usage times.

Internet prices for Xfinity start at $29.99/mo.*, which is significantly lower than the average starting price for internet in Bristol, $54.99.

Xfinity customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 50 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $0.60 per Mbps, lower than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Bristol, $1.90.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Xfinity offers download speeds up to 3,000 Mbps and upload speeds up to 10 Mbps in Bristol. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Bristol's providers, 83 Mbps.

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HughesNet satellite internet

Provider
HughesNet
Starting price*
$64.99/mo.
Max download speed

25 Mbps

Max upload speed

3 Mbps

Average availability

100%

Satellite from HughesNet offers broadband to all households in Bristol covering 100% of the area.

HughesNet satellite internet offers reliable connection in areas of Bristol where other internet types may not be available, but service is likely to come with low monthly data allowances and high latency, making streaming binges and real-time online gaming impractical.

Internet prices for HughesNet start at $64.99/mo.*, which is higher than the average starting price for internet in Bristol, $54.99.

HughesNet customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 25 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $2.60 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Bristol, $1.90.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, HughesNet offers download speeds up to 25 Mbps and upload speeds up to 3 Mbps in Bristol. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are slightly slower than the average max speeds from all Bristol's providers, 83 Mbps.

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Viasat satellite internet

Provider
Viasat
Starting price*
$69.99/mo.
Max download speed

150 Mbps

Max upload speed

3 Mbps

Average availability

100%

Satellite from Viasat offers broadband to all households in Bristol covering 100% of the area.

Viasat satellite internet offers reliable connection in areas of Bristol where other internet types may not be available, but service is likely to come with low monthly data allowances and high latency, making streaming binges and real-time online gaming impractical.

Internet prices for Viasat start at $69.99/mo.*, which is significantly higher than the average starting price for internet in Bristol, $54.99.

Viasat customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 12 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $5.83 per Mbps, significantly higher than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Bristol, $1.90.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Viasat offers download speeds up to 150 Mbps and upload speeds up to 3 Mbps in Bristol. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are slightly faster than the average max speeds from all Bristol's providers, 83 Mbps.

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Internet provider frequently asked questions

Xfinity is the fastest internet provider in Bristol with download speeds up to 3,000 Mbps. These speeds are available to 100% of households in Bristol. The next fastest internet provider in Bristol is Viasat, offering download speeds up to 150 Mbps to 100% of the area.

Xfinity offers the cheapest internet in Bristol with plans starting at $29.99/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in Bristol, $54.99.

Yes. Fiber-optic internet is a completely different technology than DSL or cable internet, and therefore requires a different type of modem. In many cases, you can get the required modem from your internet provider at no extra cost.

Fiber and cable internet are similar internet service types, but fiber offers a few advantages over cable. Fiber internet can deliver faster upload and download speeds than cable in most areas, and is less vulnerable to slowed speeds during peak usage times. Cable does have the advantage over fiber in terms of availability, covering 89% of U.S. households compared to fiber’s 38%.

Monthly costs for internet can range from $20 to $60, depending on which providers are available in your area. Added fees for Wi-Fi service and equipment can add to that cost, but your internet provider may give you the option to use your own router, which can lower the monthly internet cost.

If you suspect your slow speeds are the result of your internet provider throttling your connection, the easiest way to determine if you’re being throttled is to perform two speed tests. Run the first test on your regular network, then run the second one on a VPN. If the two speeds are drastically different (and the VPN test was higher), your internet provider may be throttling your speeds.