Internet providers in Alton, NH

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Alton internet service at a glance

At 99%, broadband coverage in Alton is comparable to the rest of New Hampshire - 98%, and comparable to broadband coverage across the U.S. - 95%.

The vast majority of those living in the Alton area will have access to cable, which covers 99% of Alton residents. Fiber-optic internet is also an option for many, offering service to 99% of the area. DSL is less available but still a popular internet option for roughly 78% of those living in Alton.

There are four internet providers serving the Alton area, and 98.88% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among Alton's four internet providers, prices start at $50 and available download speeds reach up to 1,000 Mbps.

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Top high-speed internet providers in Alton

The largest internet providers in Alton are HughesNet and ViaSat, Inc. bringing satellite options to Alton.

Satellite internet from HughesNet is available to nearly all Alton residents, covering 100% of households. Many will also have the option of satellite from ViaSat, Inc., which covers 100% of the area.

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 Alton covering 100% of the area.

HughesNet satellite internet offers reliable connection in areas of Alton 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 about the same as the average starting price for internet in Alton, $55.00.

HughesNet customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 2 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $30.00 per Mbps, significantly lower than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Alton, $7.86.

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 Alton. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are about the same as the average max speeds from all Alton's providers, 25 Mbps.

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ViaSat, Inc. satellite internet

Provider

ViaSat, Inc.

Starting price*
$50/mo.
Max download speed

25 Mbps

Max upload speed

3 Mbps

Average availability

100%

Satellite from ViaSat, Inc. offers broadband to all households in Alton covering 100% of the area.

ViaSat, Inc. satellite internet offers reliable connection in areas of Alton 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, Inc. start at $50/mo.*, which is lower than the average starting price for internet in Alton, $55.00.

ViaSat, Inc. customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 12 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $4.17 per Mbps, significantly lower than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Alton, $7.86.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, ViaSat, Inc. offers download speeds up to 25 Mbps and upload speeds up to 3 Mbps in Alton. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are about the same as the average max speeds from all Alton's providers, 25 Mbps.

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Alton, NH internet providers

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Provider
Telephone and Data Systems, Inc. - -Fiber-optic99%
Harron Communications LP - -Cable99%
Telephone and Data Systems, Inc. - -DSL78%
HughesNet $59.99/mo. 2 - 25 MbpsSatellite100%
ViaSat, Inc. $50/mo. 12 - 25 MbpsSatellite100%
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Internet provider frequently asked questions

Telephone and Data Systems, Inc. is the fastest internet provider in Alton with download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps. These speeds are available to 99% of households in Alton. The next fastest internet provider in Alton is Harron Communications LP, offering download speeds up to 150 Mbps to 99% of the area.

ViaSat, Inc. offers the cheapest internet in Alton with plans starting at $50/mo. This is slightly less than the average starting price for internet in Alton, $55.00.

Telephone and Data Systems, Inc. is the largest fiber-optic internet service provider in Alton, covering 99% of the city.

If you suspect your slow speeds are the result of your internet provider throttling your connection, the easiest way to determine if you’re being throttled is to perform two speed tests. Run the first test on your regular network, then run the second one on a VPN. If the two speeds are drastically different (and the VPN test was higher), your internet provider may be throttling your speeds.

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.