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Provider
Frontier $27.99 6 - 24 MbpsDSL95%
Xfinity $29.99 15 - 200 MbpsCable99%
Optimum $30 20 - 400 MbpsCable11%
HughesNet $59.99 25 - 25 MbpsSatellite100%
Viasat $50 12 - 25 MbpsSatellite100%
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Derby internet service at a glance

At 100%, broadband coverage in Derby 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 Derby area will have access to cable, which covers 99% of Derby residents. DSL internet is also an option for many, offering service to 95% of the area. No fiber-optic providers are currently available in Derby, but satellite or fixed-wireless providers may offer broadband options in your area.

There are five internet providers serving the Derby area, and 94.29% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among Derby's five internet providers, prices start at $27.99 and available download speeds reach up to 400 Mbps.

Top high-speed internet providers in Derby

The largest internet providers in Derby are Frontier, Xfinity, and Optimum bringing DSL and cable options to Derby.

DSL internet from Frontier is available to nearly all Derby residents, covering 95% of households. Many will also have the option of cable from Xfinity, which covers 99% of the area. Derby’s third most-available internet provider, Optimum, offers cable to around 11% of Derby residents.

Frontier DSL internet

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

24 Mbps

Max upload speed

2 Mbps

Average availability

95%

DSL from Frontier offers broadband to nearly all households in Derby covering 95% of the area.

DSL internet from Frontier uses telephone lines in Derby 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 Derby, $39.59.

Frontier customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 6 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $4.67 per Mbps, higher than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Derby, $2.47.

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 Derby. These download speeds are available to 95% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Derby's providers, 135 Mbps.

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Xfinity cable internet

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

200 Mbps

Max upload speed

10 Mbps

Average availability

99%

Cable from Xfinity offers broadband to all households in Derby covering 99% of the area.

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

Internet prices for Xfinity start at $29.99/mo.*, which is lower than the average starting price for internet in Derby, $39.59.

Xfinity customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 15 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $2.00 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Derby, $2.47.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Xfinity offers download speeds up to 200 Mbps and upload speeds up to 10 Mbps in Derby. These download speeds are available to 99% of the area, and are slightly faster than the average max speeds from all Derby's providers, 135 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

11%

Cable from Optimum offers broadband to a limited number of households in Derby covering 11% of the area.

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

Internet prices for Optimum start at $30/mo.*, which is lower than the average starting price for internet in Derby, $39.59.

Optimum customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 20 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $1.50 per Mbps, lower than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Derby, $2.47.

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 Derby. These download speeds are available to 11% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Derby's providers, 135 Mbps.

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Internet coverage for rural areas

If you live in the heart of Derby, you’ll likely have options from cable and DSL internet providers. For those in rural areas or just outside Derby, however, satellite or fixed wireless internet may be the best internet option.

Satellite internet from HughesNet and Viasat offers 100% availability in Derby and surrounding areas. HughesNet starting prices are significantly higher than average in Derby at $59.99/mo. for speeds up to 25 Mbps. Viasat starting prices are significantly higher than average in Derby at $50/mo. for speeds up to 25 Mbps. Satellite internet is a less appealing option for many Derby residents, however, as service typically comes with high latency and low data allowances.

Internet provider frequently asked questions

Optimum is the fastest internet provider in Derby with download speeds up to 400 Mbps. These speeds are available to 11% of households in Derby. The next fastest internet provider in Derby is Xfinity, offering download speeds up to 200 Mbps to 99% of the area.

Frontier offers the cheapest internet in Derby with plans starting at $27.99/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in Derby, $39.59.

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.

Wi-Fi connects your device to a router, but that router needs to be connected to the internet for your device to also be connected to the internet. You need an internet service provider to get Wi-Fi.

Speeds of 10 Mbps and higher are good for gaming, but what you really want to consider when choosing an internet service for gaming is latency, or ping. Latency is the measure of how long it takes for your device to communicate with the server and is the main contributor to lag. The higher the ping, the more likely you are to experience lagging. Shoot for an internet service with latency below 100 ms.

Fiber internet providers are likely to offer the fastest, most consistent speeds for the money. Cable internet providers can also deliver fast speeds, up to 100 Mbps and higher, but are more vulnerable to slowed speeds during peak usage times. If you’re shopping for cheap internet, a DSL provider may be the best option for your household.