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Internet providers in Hartford, CT

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Hartford, CT internet providers

Provider
Frontier $27.99 6 - 24 MbpsDSL87%
Xfinity $29.99 25 - 200 MbpsCable100%
HughesNet $59.99 25 - 25 MbpsSatellite100%
Viasat $50.00 12 - 25 MbpsSatellite100%
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Hartford internet service at a glance

At 100%, broadband coverage in Hartford 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 Hartford area will have access to cable, which covers 100% of Hartford residents. DSL internet is also an option for many, offering service to 88% of the area. No fiber-optic providers are currently available in Hartford, but satellite or fixed-wireless providers may offer broadband options in your area.

There are four internet providers serving the Hartford area, and 87.37% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among Hartford's four internet providers, prices start at $27.99 and available download speeds reach up to 200 Mbps.

Top high-speed internet providers in Hartford

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

DSL internet from Frontier is available to nearly all Hartford residents, covering 87% of households. Many will also have the option of cable from Xfinity, which covers 100% of the area. Hartford’s third most-available internet provider, HughesNet, offers satellite to around 100% of Hartford residents.

Frontier DSL internet

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

24 Mbps

Max upload speed

2 Mbps

Average availability

87%

DSL from Frontier offers broadband to nearly all households in Hartford covering 87% of the area.

DSL internet from Frontier uses telephone lines in Hartford 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 Hartford, $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, higher than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Hartford, $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 Hartford. These download speeds are available to 87% of the area, and are slightly slower than the average max speeds from all Hartford's providers, 69 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

100%

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

Xfinity’s cable network is likely to offer faster speeds than DSL or satellite service, but Hartford 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 Hartford, $41.99.

Xfinity customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 25 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $1.20 per Mbps, lower than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Hartford, $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 Hartford. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Hartford's providers, 69 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 Hartford covering 100% of the area.

HughesNet satellite internet offers reliable connection in areas of Hartford 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 Hartford, $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, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Hartford, $2.47.

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 Hartford. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are slightly slower than the average max speeds from all Hartford's providers, 69 Mbps.

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Internet provider frequently asked questions

Xfinity is the fastest internet provider in Hartford with download speeds up to 200 Mbps. These speeds are available to 100% of households in Hartford. The next fastest internet provider in Hartford is HughesNet, offering download speeds up to 25 Mbps to 100% of the area.

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

Download speeds of 25 Mbps and above are considered broadband speeds, and can handle most online activities including streaming and gaming. For households with multiple devices using a Wi-Fi connection, speeds of 100 Mbps and higher are likely to offer a better online experience. Learn more about what speeds are best for your home.

Internet deals such as speed upgrades, promotional pricing, equipment perks and free installation are available from many internet providers. Bundling internet with TV and home phone is also a popular way to get a deal on internet.

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.

According to the FCC, 93% of households have access to three or more providers. In many areas, a cable, DSL, satellite and possibly fiber-optic provider may be available. You are unlikely, however, to find multiple providers of the same internet type, such as two cable providers, in the same location because operating expenses in an area already served by another provider can be too high to be profitable.