Best Burlington Internet Service Providers

Broadband is defined as internet service with a minimum download speed of 25 Mbps. There are 5 choices for service in Burlington, VT that meet this minimum speed threshold. Of course, many households will find this minimum speed is not sufficient for their needs, especially if they often have multiple downloads occurring simultaneously.
We aim to help you find the best choice when shopping for high speed internet service in Burlington by using our ranking algorithm that takes into consideration the upload speed, download speed, coverage area and overall value. A summary of our results is as follows:

Rank Provider Tech Max Download Speed Max Upload Speed Availability
1Burlington TelecomFiber1000 Mbps1000 Mbps98.5%
2XfinityCable987 Mbps35 Mbps99.5%
3ConsolidatedDSL100 Mbps40 Mbps93.4%
4ViaSatSatellite100 Mbps3 Mbps100%
5HughesNetSatellite25 Mbps3 Mbps100%
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Burlington VT Internet Access Options

When it comes to high speed internet availability, download speeds and overall customer satisfaction, cities with more than a single provider more often than not lead in all of these categories.
Does Burlington have more than a single option at 25 Mbps, 100 Mbps, 250 Mbps and 1000 Mbps? The diagram below shows a summary:

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Broadband Internet Speeds

Curious how fast the average internet speeds in Burlington are compared to Chittenden County? Also, curious how the speeds compare to Vermont overall?
Average download speeds in Burlington of 54.54 Mbps are faster than the Chittenden County average download speeds and faster than the statewide average for Vermont.

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Burlington Internet Access Facts

  • The average upload speed in Burlington is 15.66 Mbps. This is 110.2% faster than the Chittenden County average and 35% faster than the national average of 11.56 Mbps

  • Cable internet is available to 97.3% of Chittenden County residents

  • Fiber optic internet is available to 44.6% of Chittenden County residents

  • The average internet download speed in Chittenden County is 24.82 Mbps based upon 453584 samples taken in the past year

  • The average download speed in Burlington is 134.8% faster than the average in Vermont and 68.3% faster than the national average of 32.4 Mbps

  • The average internet download speed in Burlington is 54.54 Mbps based upon 97568 measurements taken in the last 12 months

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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 Burlington 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 Burlington Telecom as the top provider for Burlington, Vermont.

What locations were used in calculating broadband internet coverage for Burlington, Vermont?

The following zip codes were used: 05401, 05402, 05405, 05406 and 05408

How do the internet speeds in Burlington compare to other cities in Vermont?

Click through to see how the Burlington broadband speeds compare to these other cities throughout the state: Barre, Bristol, Castleton, Lyndonville, Putney, Randolph, Williamstown

Who has the fastest internet service in Burlington?

Burlington Telecom with a download speed of 1000 Mbps provides the fastest internet service in Burlington.

Is there DSL internet service near me?

Yes, there is 1 DSL provider in Burlington - Consolidated.

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 Burlington, VT 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.




Burlington 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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