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Overview of internet satisfaction and availability in Connecticut
Frontier and Xfinity are Connecticut’s primary wired internet suppliers. Frontier has fiber and DSL internet throughout most of the state, while Xfinity is your cable internet alternative. Optimum also has cable and fiber internet, but you’ll only see it in the western part of the state. Verizon offers a little fiber along the eastern and western borders, and Cox has some fiber and cable internet around Meriden and Hartford. T-Mobile’s fixed wireless internet has the most coverage, as does satellite internet.
Internet providers received an average satisfaction rating of 3.6 out of 5 stars from customers in Connecticut.
That ranks Connecticut 46th nationwide for internet customer satisfaction.Learn more about our methodology
Internet customer satisfaction in Connecticut
$72.47 average price per payment for internet, per household
88.8% of the time, advertised speeds meet household needs
3.4/5 average customer service rating of internet services
3.7/5 average reliability rating of services state-wide
2.45 average people per household
$94,796 average income per household
44 average age per household
61% of population employed
Fastest internet providers in Connecticut
|Provider||Avg download speed||Avg upload speed||Availability||Order online|
|GoNetspeed||201.57 Mbps||180.54 Mbps||59.44%||View Plans for GoNetspeed|
|Verizon Home Internet||182.93 Mbps||201.59 Mbps||98.68%|
|XFINITY||181.51 Mbps||23.28 Mbps||95.8%||View Plans for Xfinity|
|Cox Communications||167.67 Mbps||21.54 Mbps||95.98%||View Plans for Cox Communications|
|Optimum||158.91 Mbps||49.36 Mbps||68.59%||View Plans for Optimum|
Internet by tech type
|Internet tech type||Avg download speed||% of people with access||% availability||Learn more|
|5G Home||269.59 Mbps||100%||99.45%||See all providers|
|Cable||1099.49 Mbps||77.69%||91.38%||See all providers|
|DSL||50.89 Mbps||11.66%||84.68%||See all providers|
|Fiber||5107.8 Mbps||98.97%||89.52%||See all providers|
|Fixed Wireless||34.01 Mbps||27.24%||84.44%||See all providers|
|LTE Home||99 Mbps||13.15%||99%||See all providers|
|Satellite||98.35 Mbps||100%||100%||See all providers|
Best cities for internet in Connecticut
Cities in Connecticut with the fastest internet
Old Saybrook is the best city in Connecticut for internet, shooting to the top of the list thanks to a combination of record-setting average download speeds, wide fiber-optic internet availability, and the presence of a reliable and well-rated internet provider. Westport and Waterbury also earn top rankings, according to our data.
The most connected cities in Connecticut
Hartford is the most internet-connected city in Connecticut. Hartford makes it to the top of the list due to the high number of its residents who have access not only to high-speed internet, but also to fiber internet specifically. A large number of Hartford's residents also have access to three or more internet providers—an uncommon number of options compared to the rest of the state. New Haven and Waterbury also make it to the top of our list.
HighSpeedInternet.com relies on proprietary and exclusive data to analyze the customer and provider trends presented on this page. We analyze millions of results from our speed test tool to determine average statewide speeds, fastest speeds, and availability. Our annual customer satisfaction survey provides us with data for developing the satisfaction rating. We also draw from data provided to us directly by internet providers to determine available tech types and average speeds.