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Internet providers in Waterbury, CT

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Provider
Frontier $27.99 6 - 24 MbpsDSL92%
Xfinity $29.99 15 - 200 MbpsCable99%
Optimum $30 20 - 400 MbpsCable1.661%
HughesNet $59.99 25 - 25 MbpsSatellite100%
Viasat $50 12 - 25 MbpsSatellite100%
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Waterbury internet service at a glance

At 99%, broadband coverage in Waterbury 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 Waterbury area will have access to cable, which covers 99% of Waterbury residents. DSL internet is also an option for many, offering service to 92% of the area. No fiber-optic providers are currently available in Waterbury, but satellite or fixed-wireless providers may offer broadband options in your area.

There are five internet providers serving the Waterbury area, and 91.53% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among Waterbury's five internet providers, prices start at $27.99 and available download speeds reach up to 400 Mbps.

Top high-speed internet providers in Waterbury

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

DSL internet from Frontier is available to nearly all Waterbury residents, covering 92% of households. Many will also have the option of cable from Xfinity, which covers 99% of the area. Waterbury’s third most-available internet provider, HughesNet, offers satellite to around 100% of Waterbury residents.

Frontier DSL internet

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

24 Mbps

Max upload speed

2 Mbps

Average availability

92%

DSL from Frontier offers broadband to nearly all households in Waterbury covering 92% of the area.

DSL internet from Frontier uses telephone lines in Waterbury 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 Waterbury, $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 Waterbury, $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 Waterbury. These download speeds are available to 92% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Waterbury'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 Waterbury covering 99% of the area.

Xfinity’s cable network is likely to offer faster speeds than DSL or satellite service, but Waterbury 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 Waterbury, $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 Waterbury, $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 Waterbury. These download speeds are available to 99% of the area, and are slightly faster than the average max speeds from all Waterbury's providers, 135 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 Waterbury covering 100% of the area.

HughesNet satellite internet offers reliable connection in areas of Waterbury 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 Waterbury, $39.59.

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 Waterbury, $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 Waterbury. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Waterbury's providers, 135 Mbps.

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Internet provider frequently asked questions

Optimum is the fastest internet provider in Waterbury with download speeds up to 400 Mbps. These speeds are available to 1.661% of households in Waterbury. The next fastest internet provider in Waterbury is Xfinity, offering download speeds up to 200 Mbps to 99% of the area.

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

Take a speed test to see what download and upload speeds you are getting. For the best results, perform the test over a wired connection. View our speed test guide for a full breakdown of your results. If you want faster speeds, consider these tips for boosting internet speed, or shop for faster internet plans in your area.

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.

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.

Select internet providers including AT&T, Spectrum and Xfinity have thousands of Wi-Fi hotspots that customers can connect to at no extra cost. If your internet provider does not offer free Wi-Fi hotspots, you can find free public Wi-Fi at your local library or many restaurants and cafes. Consider these tips for using public Wi-Fi safely.