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Internet providers in 06850

Find internet providers serving the 06850 area. Compare plan pricing and speeds from fiber-optic, cable and DSL providers.

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06850 internet providers

Provider
Optimum $40.00 300 - 1,000 MbpsCable100%
HughesNet $64.99 25 - 25 MbpsSatellite100%
Viasat $69.99 12 - 150 MbpsSatellite100%
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06850 internet service at a glance

At 100%, broadband coverage in the 06850 ZIP code 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 06850 ZIP will have access to DSL, which covers 100% of households. 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 4.800% of those living in the 06850 ZIP code.

There are four internet providers serving the 06850 area, and 96.72% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among four internet providers in 06850, prices start at $40 and available download speeds reach up to 1,000 Mbps.

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Average internet speeds in Norwalk

ProviderDownload speedUpload speedInternet type
Optimum 151 Mbps 50 Mbps Cable

Top high-speed internet providers in 06850

The largest internet providers serving the 06850 ZIP code are Optimum, HughesNet, and Viasat bringing cable and satellite options to the area.

Cable internet from Optimum is available to nearly all in the 06850 ZIP code, covering 100% of households. Many will also have the option of satellite from HughesNet, which covers 100% of the area. Norwalk’s third most-available internet provider, Viasat, offers satellite to around 100% of residents in the 06850 ZIP code.

Optimum cable internet

Provider
Optimum
Starting price*
$40/mo.
Max download speed

1,000 Mbps

Max upload speed

35 Mbps

Average availability

100%

Cable from Optimum offers broadband to all households in the 06850 ZIP code, covering 100% of the area.

Optimum’s cable network is likely to offer faster speeds than DSL or satellite service, but 06850 residents in densely populated areas may experience slowed speeds during peak usage times.

Internet prices for Optimum start at $40/mo.*, which is significantly lower than the average starting price for internet in Norwalk, $57.49.

Optimum customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 300 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $0.13 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Norwalk, $0.51.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Optimum offers download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps and upload speeds up to 35 Mbps in 06850 ZIP code. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Norwalk's providers, 150 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 the 06850 ZIP code, covering 100% of the area.

HughesNet satellite internet offers reliable connection throughout the 06850 ZIP 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 Norwalk, $57.49.

HughesNet customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 25 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $2.60 per Mbps, higher than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Norwalk, $0.51.

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 06850 ZIP code. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Norwalk's providers, 150 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 the 06850 ZIP code, covering 100% of the area.

Viasat satellite internet offers reliable connection throughout the 06850 ZIP 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 Norwalk, $57.49.

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 Norwalk, $0.51.

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 06850 ZIP code. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are about the same as the average max speeds from all Norwalk's providers, 150 Mbps.

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Internet providers in 06850 frequently asked questions

Optimum is the fastest internet provider in the 06850 ZIP code with download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps. These speeds are available to 100% of households in 06850. The next fastest internet provider in the 06850 ZIP code is Viasat, offering download speeds up to 150 Mbps to 100% of the area.

Optimum offers the cheapest internet in the 06850 ZIP with service starting at $40/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in Norwalk, $57.49.

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.

No matter where you live, your address is likely serviceable for satellite internet from providers such as HughesNet and Viasat. You will probably also have the option of at least one cable provider, such as Cox, Spectrum and Xfinity, and DSL providers such as Frontier and Verizon. Roughly a third of households will be eligible for fiber internet from AT&T, CenturyLink, Windstream or other providers.

Upgrading your internet plan or switching to a new provider that offers faster internet service is the best way to get significantly faster speeds, but that will likely also come with a price increase. To get faster internet without changing your plan or provider, upgrade your internet equipment or reduce the number of devices connected to your network.

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.