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Internet providers in Darien, CT

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Darien, CT internet providers

Provider
Frontier $27.99 6 - 24 MbpsDSL94%
Optimum $30.00 300 - 400 MbpsCable100%
HughesNet $59.99 25 - 25 MbpsSatellite100%
Viasat $50.00 12 - 25 MbpsSatellite100%
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Darien internet service at a glance

At 100%, broadband coverage in Darien 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 Darien area will have access to cable, which covers 100% of Darien residents. DSL internet is also an option for many, offering service to 94% of the area. No fiber-optic providers are currently available in Darien, but satellite or fixed-wireless providers may offer broadband options in your area.

There are four internet providers serving the Darien area, and 93.86% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among Darien's four internet providers, prices start at $27.99 and available download speeds reach up to 400 Mbps.

Top high-speed internet providers in Darien

The largest internet providers in Darien are Frontier, Optimum, and HughesNet bringing DSL, cable, and satellite options to Darien.

DSL internet from Frontier is available to nearly all Darien residents, covering 94% of households. Many will also have the option of cable from Optimum, which covers 100% of the area. Darien’s third most-available internet provider, HughesNet, offers satellite to around 100% of Darien residents.

Frontier DSL internet

Provider
Frontier
Starting price*
$27.99/mo.
Max download speed

24 Mbps

Max upload speed

2 Mbps

Average availability

94%

DSL from Frontier offers broadband to nearly all households in Darien covering 94% of the area.

DSL internet from Frontier uses telephone lines in Darien to deliver service, which often leads to lower prices and higher availability, though download speeds are likely to be slower than cable or fiber-optic internet.

Internet prices for Frontier start at $27.99/mo.*, which is significantly lower than the average starting price for internet in Darien, $41.99.

Frontier customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 6 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $4.67 per Mbps, significantly higher than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Darien, $0.49.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Frontier offers download speeds up to 24 Mbps and upload speeds up to 2 Mbps in Darien. These download speeds are available to 94% of the area, and are slightly slower than the average max speeds from all Darien's providers, 119 Mbps.

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Optimum cable internet

Provider
Optimum
Starting price*
$30/mo.
Max download speed

400 Mbps

Max upload speed

35 Mbps

Average availability

100%

Cable from Optimum offers broadband to all households in Darien covering 100% of the area.

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

Internet prices for Optimum start at $30/mo.*, which is significantly lower than the average starting price for internet in Darien, $41.99.

Optimum customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 300 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $0.10 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Darien, $0.49.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Optimum offers download speeds up to 400 Mbps and upload speeds up to 35 Mbps in Darien. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Darien's providers, 119 Mbps.

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HughesNet satellite internet

Provider
HughesNet
Starting price*
$59.99/mo.
Max download speed

25 Mbps

Max upload speed

3 Mbps

Average availability

100%

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

HughesNet satellite internet offers reliable connection in areas of Darien 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 $59.99/mo.*, which is significantly higher than the average starting price for internet in Darien, $41.99.

HughesNet customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 25 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $2.40 per Mbps, higher than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Darien, $0.49.

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 Darien. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are slightly slower than the average max speeds from all Darien's providers, 119 Mbps.

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Internet provider frequently asked questions

Optimum is the fastest internet provider in Darien with download speeds up to 400 Mbps. These speeds are available to 100% of households in Darien. The next fastest internet provider in Darien is HughesNet, offering download speeds up to 25 Mbps to 100% of the area.

Frontier offers the cheapest internet in Darien with plans starting at $27.99/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in Darien, $41.99.

Cable internet will nearly always offer faster speeds than DSL, but typically at a higher price point. So if you’re shopping for cheap internet plans, DSL may be your better option but if you want speed, consider cable internet.

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.

Resetting your router and optimizing your router settings can give you an instant speed boost. Consider Wi-Fi extenders if your signal is weaker in certain areas of your home. Also, be sure to check your Wi-Fi network to see if there are any unknown devices or users connected that could be slowing your network.

Downgrading services or cutting extras, such as Wi-Fi extenders or premium tech support, can lower your monthly internet bill. You can also try to negotiate with your internet provider for a lower rate. Switching internet providers and bundling internet with other services is another common way to lower internet costs.