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Internet providers in Meriden, CT

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Meriden, CT internet providers

Provider
Xfinity $29.99 50 - 3,000 MbpsCable1.723%
Cox $29.99 25 - 1,000 MbpsCable99%
HughesNet $64.99 25 - 25 MbpsSatellite100%
Viasat $69.99 12 - 150 MbpsSatellite100%
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Meriden internet service at a glance

At 100%, broadband coverage in Meriden 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 Meriden area will have access to DSL, which covers 100% of Meriden residents. Cable internet is also an option for many, offering service to 100% of the area. Fiber-optic is less available but still a popular internet option for roughly 27% of those living in Meriden.

There are five internet providers serving the Meriden area, and 94.37% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among Meriden's five 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 Meriden

ProviderDownload speedUpload speedInternet type
Xfinity 130 Mbps 16 Mbps Cable
Cox 170 Mbps 11 Mbps Cable

Top high-speed internet providers in Meriden

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

Cable internet from Cox is available to nearly all Meriden residents, covering 99% of households. Many will also have the option of satellite from HughesNet, which covers 100% of the area. Meriden’s third most-available internet provider, Viasat, offers satellite to around 100% of Meriden residents.

Cox cable internet

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

1,000 Mbps

Max upload speed

30 Mbps

Average availability

99%

Cable from Cox offers broadband to all households in Meriden covering 99% of the area.

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

Internet prices for Cox start at $29.99/mo.*, which is significantly lower than the average starting price for internet in Meriden, $49.99.

Cox customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 25 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $1.20 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Meriden, $1.79.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Cox offers download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps and upload speeds up to 30 Mbps in Meriden. These download speeds are available to 99% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Meriden's providers, 138 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 Meriden covering 100% of the area.

HughesNet satellite internet offers reliable connection in areas of Meriden 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 significantly higher than the average starting price for internet in Meriden, $49.99.

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 Meriden, $1.79.

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 Meriden. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Meriden's providers, 138 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 Meriden covering 100% of the area.

Viasat satellite internet offers reliable connection in areas of Meriden 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 Meriden, $49.99.

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 Meriden, $1.79.

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 Meriden. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are about the same as the average max speeds from all Meriden's providers, 138 Mbps.

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Internet provider frequently asked questions

Xfinity is the fastest internet provider in Meriden with download speeds up to 3,000 Mbps. These speeds are available to 1.723% of households in Meriden. The next fastest internet provider in Meriden is Cox, offering download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps to 99% of the area.

Xfinity offers the cheapest internet in Meriden with plans starting at $29.99/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in Meriden, $49.99.

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.

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.

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.

Using your own router is a good way to cut internet costs without having to downgrade your internet plan. You can also try negotiating for a lower price with your current provider, or switch to another internet provider to take advantage of introductory pricing and special promotions.