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Internet providers in Bristol, VT

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Bristol, VT internet providers

Provider
Xfinity $29.99 25 - 200 MbpsCable100%
Selectronics $46.95 10 - 50 MbpsDSL99%
Selectronics $46.95 10 - 1,000 MbpsFiber-optic24%
FirstLight Fiber - -DSL14%
HughesNet $59.99 25 - 25 MbpsSatellite100%
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Bristol internet service at a glance

At 100%, broadband coverage in Bristol is comparable to the rest of Vermont - 99%, and comparable to broadband coverage across the U.S. - 95%.

The vast majority of those living in the Bristol area will have access to cable, which covers 100% of Bristol residents. DSL internet is also an option for many, offering service to 99% of the area. Fiber-optic is less available but still a popular internet option for roughly 24% of those living in Bristol.

There are six internet providers serving the Bristol area, and 99.12% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among Bristol's six internet providers, prices start at $29.99 and available download speeds reach up to 1,000 Mbps.

Top high-speed internet providers in Bristol

The largest internet providers in Bristol are Xfinity and Selectronics bringing cable, DSL, and fiber-optic options to Bristol.

Cable internet from Xfinity is available to nearly all Bristol residents, covering 100% of households. Many will also have the option of DSL from Selectronics, which covers 99% of the area. Bristol’s third most-available internet provider, Selectronics, offers fiber-optic to around 24% of Bristol residents.

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 Bristol covering 100% of the area.

Xfinity’s cable network is likely to offer faster speeds than DSL or satellite service, but Bristol 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 Bristol, $46.73.

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 Bristol, $2.23.

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 Bristol. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Bristol's providers, 325 Mbps.

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Selectronics DSL internet

Provider

Selectronics

Starting price*
$46.95/mo.
Max download speed

50 Mbps

Max upload speed

25 Mbps

Average availability

99%

DSL from Selectronics offers broadband to all households in Bristol covering 99% of the area.

DSL internet from Selectronics uses telephone lines in Bristol 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 Selectronics start at $46.95/mo.*, which is about the same as the average starting price for internet in Bristol, $46.73.

Selectronics customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 10 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $4.70 per Mbps, higher than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Bristol, $2.23.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Selectronics offers download speeds up to 50 Mbps and upload speeds up to 25 Mbps in Bristol. These download speeds are available to 99% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Bristol's providers, 325 Mbps.

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Selectronics fiber-optic internet

Provider

Selectronics

Starting price*
$46.95/mo.
Max download speed

1,000 Mbps

Max upload speed

1,000 Mbps

Average availability

24%

Fiber-optic from Selectronics offers broadband to some, but not many households in Bristol covering 24% of the area.

Fiber-optic service from Selectronics is popular for its fast download and upload speeds, even during peak usage times, but may be less available throughout Bristol than other internet types.

Internet prices for Selectronics start at $46.95/mo.*, which is about the same as the average starting price for internet in Bristol, $46.73.

Selectronics customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 10 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $4.70 per Mbps, higher than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Bristol, $2.23.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Selectronics offers download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps and upload speeds up to 1,000 Mbps in Bristol. These download speeds are available to 24% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Bristol's providers, 325 Mbps.

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Internet coverage for rural areas

If you live in the heart of Bristol, you’ll likely have options from cable, DSL, and fiber-optic internet providers. For those in rural areas or just outside Bristol, however, satellite or fixed wireless internet may be the best internet option.

Satellite internet from HughesNet and Viasat offers 100% availability in Bristol and surrounding areas. HughesNet starting prices are significantly higher than average in Bristol at $59.99/mo. for speeds up to 25 Mbps. Viasat starting prices are about average in Bristol at $50/mo. for speeds up to 25 Mbps. Satellite internet is a less appealing option for many Bristol residents, however, as service typically comes with high latency and low data allowances.

Internet provider frequently asked questions

Selectronics is the fastest internet provider in Bristol with download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps. These speeds are available to 24% of households in Bristol. The next fastest internet provider in Bristol is Xfinity, offering download speeds up to 200 Mbps to 100% of the area.

Xfinity offers the cheapest internet in Bristol with plans starting at $29.99/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in Bristol, $46.73.

Selectronics is the largest fiber-optic internet service provider in Bristol, covering 24% of the city.

Monthly costs for internet can range from $20 to $60, depending on which providers are available in your area. Added fees for Wi-Fi service and equipment can add to that cost, but your internet provider may give you the option to use your own router, which can lower the monthly internet cost.

Wi-Fi connects your device to a router, but that router needs to be connected to the internet for your device to also be connected to the internet. You need an internet service provider to get Wi-Fi.

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.