New Haven, CT High Speed Internet Service

New Haven, CT has a total of 5 options for high speed internet providers that meet the minimum broadband download speed of 25 Mbps. It can be understandably confusing when trying to determine which of these broadband providers to choose. Hopefully we can eliminate some of the guesswork for you by applying our ranking algorithm to those 5 internet service options in New Haven. The calculation we perform considers the download connection speed, upload connection speed, population covered and overall value provided by each company. Based upon that calculation, our top choice for New Haven is Xfinity. A summary of all the results:

Rank Provider Tech Max Download Speed Max Upload Speed Availability
1XfinityCable987 Mbps35 Mbps99.7%
2NetSpeedFiber1000 Mbps1000 Mbps27.3%
3FrontierDSL, Fiber115 Mbps115 Mbps99.9%
4ViaSatSatellite100 Mbps3 Mbps100%
5HughesNetSatellite25 Mbps3 Mbps100%
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New Haven CT Internet Access Options

Studies have shown that the competition from having two or more broadband internet providers in a community leads to lower prices and better overall service.
The chart below graphs the segment of the population which has a choice of internet providers at four different ranges of download speeds.

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Broadband Internet Speeds

How does the average download speed for broadband internet in New Haven compare to New Haven County? The average speed in New Haven is 41.02 Mbps which is faster than New Haven County overall.
On a statewide basis this download speed is faster than the Connecticut average of 39.79 Mbps.

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New Haven Internet Access Facts

  • DSL internet is available to 86.5% of the New Haven County population

  • The average internet download speed in New Haven is 41.02 Mbps based upon 681896 measurements taken in the last 12 months

  • Cable internet is available to 99.8% of the New Haven population

  • Fiber optic internet is available to 35.2% of New Haven residents

  • There are 5 residential internet providers in New Haven, CT providing service to at least 15% of the city

  • The average download speed in New Haven is 19.9% faster than the New Haven County average and 26.6% faster than the national average of 32.4 Mbps

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Internet Access Technologies

DSL, Cable, Fiber and Fixed Wireless are four common types of technology used to provide internet access. The following chart shows the percentage of New Haven residents who have access to each of these technology types.


Internet Service FAQs

Who has the best internet service near me?

Our proprietary algorithm that takes into consideration download speed, upload speed, availability and overall value ranks Xfinity as the top provider for New Haven, Connecticut.

What locations were used in calculating broadband internet coverage for New Haven, Connecticut?

The following zip codes were used: 06501, 06502, 06503, 06504, 06505, 06506, 06507, 06508, 06509, 06510, 06511, 06512, 06513, 06515, 06519, 06520, 06521, 06525, 06530, 06531, 06532, 06533, 06534, 06535, 06536, 06537, 06538 and 06540

How do the internet speeds in New Haven compare to other cities in Connecticut?

Click through to see how the New Haven broadband speeds compare to these other cities throughout the state: Blue Hills, Durham, Oakville, Old Saybrook Center, Riverside, Southwood Acres, West Hartford

What is an internet data cap?

Some internet providers on their lowest end plans limit the amount of data that can be downloaded in a month. Like cellular phone plans, when that usage limit is hit, an additional charge is added to the customer's bill. Data caps are typically 1TB or more. In a month you could send 40,000 emails, streaming music 24 hours a data, surf the web 24 hours a day plus stream HD video 12 hours a day and still not hit a 1TB limit. Fewer than 10% of customers hit their data caps in a month.

What is fixed wireless internet service?

Fixed wireless internet is typical used in rural areas where there are no buried telephone or cable lines. An antenna is attached to the home or business which transmits and receives data from access point towers. Download speeds are typically much better than with satellite.

How many broadband service providers are there near me?

Currently there are 5 companies that provide internet service to at least 15% of New Haven, CT residents.

What is Mbps?

Mbps is an abbreviation for Megabits Per Second and represents the rate of data transmission. A larger value for download Mbps or upload Mbps means a file will take less time to be sent than it will with an internet connection with a lower Mbps.

What is fiber internet service?

Fiber internet service transmits data by sending pulses of light over thin glass fiber optic cable. In most cases fiber internet service download speeds will be faster than cable or DSL, however, fiber service is limited with less than half of Americans living in an area with fiber coverage.

Who has the fastest internet service in New Haven?

NetSpeed with a download speed of 1000 Mbps provides the fastest internet service in New Haven.




New Haven Cable TV, Satellite TV and Streaming Services

Our ranking of internet service plans can make choosing a new provider fairly easy. Selecting a TV provider is more difficult as additional variables are involved. If you are a heavy TV viewer and/or watch in multiple rooms at the same time, a traditional cable TV package or satellite TV provider may be the best option for you. However, if you live in a rental property or a heavily wooded area, satellite TV may not be a viable option. Streaming TV packages can be a good option for many, especially if your internet plan does not have a data limit. Read through the pros and cons of the various TV packages available to you and chose the best match to your viewing needs.


Xfinity

  • 260+ channels
  • Award winning voice remote
  • Customize your plan
  • Watch TV, DVR and OnDemand anywhere with the Xfinity Stream app
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DISH

  • 290+ channels
  • Satellite coverage virtually anywhere
  • 4 video package tiers
  • Access to apps, Google assistant and 2000 hour smart DVR
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Hulu Live TV

  • 75+ channels
  • Access to premium Hulu originals
  • Includes Disney+ and ESPN+
  • 2 simultaneous streams supported on a broad array of devices
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YouTube TV

  • 85+ channels
  • Unlimited cloud DVR
  • Local network coverage
  • Sports plus, Spanish plus and premium movie add-ons
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DIRECTV stream

  • 140+ channels
  • Unlimited cloud DVR
  • Local network and sports coverage
  • Unlimited streams in-home. TV to go with the DIRECTV app
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fuboTV

  • 180+ channels
  • 1000 hours of cloud DVR
  • Local network coverage
  • Extensive sports coverage plus sports add-on packages
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