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Internet providers in Durham, CT

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Durham, 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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Durham internet service at a glance

At 100%, broadband coverage in Durham 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 Durham area will have access to DSL, which covers 100% of Durham residents. Cable internet is also an option for many, offering service to 99% of the area. Fiber-optic is less available but still a popular internet option for roughly 1.290% of those living in Durham.

There are four internet providers serving the Durham area, and 97.85% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among Durham'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 Durham

ProviderDownload speedUpload speedInternet type
Xfinity 171 Mbps 13 Mbps Cable

Top high-speed internet providers in Durham

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

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

Xfinity’s cable network is likely to offer faster speeds than DSL or satellite service, but Durham 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 Durham, $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 Durham, $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 Durham. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Durham'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 Durham covering 100% of the area.

HughesNet satellite internet offers reliable connection in areas of Durham 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 Durham, $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 Durham, $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 Durham. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are slightly slower than the average max speeds from all Durham'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 Durham covering 100% of the area.

Viasat satellite internet offers reliable connection in areas of Durham 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 Durham, $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 Durham, $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 Durham. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are slightly faster than the average max speeds from all Durham's providers, 83 Mbps.

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Internet provider frequently asked questions

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

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

Each video streaming service has varying recommended speeds, but speeds up to 10 Mbps will often handle streaming on one device. For HD and 4K streaming, consider faster speeds of at least 25 Mbps to reduce buffering and maintain optimal picture quality.

There are benefits to using your own router vs. buying or renting one from your internet provider, such as lower monthly costs and more product options. If you choose to use your own router, keep in mind that your internet provider’s tech support may not be able to fully assist you with your personal router. Select providers may not give you the option to use your own router.

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.

The only broadband internet type that requires a phone line is DSL and dial-up, which use phone lines to deliver service. Other internet types, such as cable, fiber-optic and satellite, require no phone line for broadband service.