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Overview of internet satisfaction and availability in Vermont

Vermont has access to both national and regional internet providers. Xfinity and Spectrum are available throughout most of the state, and Vermont Telephone Company and Consolidated Communications have a decent presence in areas too. The capital, Montpelier, is Vermonts most connected city with access to multiple internet providers. South Burlington has access to the nationwide provider Xfinity, so chances are Ben and Jerry's headquarters runs on Xfinity internet.

Internet providers received an average satisfaction rating of 3.7 out of 5 stars from customers in Vermont.

That ranks Vermont 28th nationwide for internet customer satisfaction.

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Internet customer satisfaction in Vermont

 3.7/5 average customer satisfaction rating
 28th national ranking for customer satisfaction

$82.78 average price per payment for internet, per household

87.3% of the time, advertised speeds meet household needs

3.7/5 average customer service rating of internet services

3.6/5 average reliability rating of services state-wide

622,882 people

2.31 average people per household

$63,636 average income per household

47 average age per household

60% of population employed


1% lower than national average

Ranked 36th nationally


21% higher than national average

Ranked 8th nationally


15% higher than national average

Ranked 5th nationally


1% lower than national average

Ranked 33rd nationally

Average download speed
102.1 Mbps

23.89% lower than national average
Ranks 44th nationally

Average upload speed
48.3 Mbps

27.86% lower than national average
Ranks 32nd nationally
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Fastest internet providers in Vermont

Provider Avg download speed Avg upload speed Availability Order online
XFINITY 148.83 Mbps 18.38 Mbps 95.78% View Plans for Xfinity
Spectrum 116.44 Mbps 12.22 Mbps 48.9% View Plans for Spectrum
Vermont Telephone Company 87.12 Mbps 133.38 Mbps 52.88% View Plans for Vermont Telephone Company
Consolidated Communications 61.29 Mbps 113.6 Mbps 79.99% View Plans for Consolidated Communications
GoNetspeed 45.17 Mbps 41.28 Mbps 59.44% View Plans for GoNetspeed
100% of people in Vermont have access to 100Mbps or faster broadband, ranking 5th nationally.

Internet by tech type

Internet tech type Avg download speed % of people with access % availability Learn more
5G Home 255.29 Mbps 80.87% 56.15% See all providers for 5G Home
Cable 1126.28 Mbps 96.92% 85.69% See all providers for Cable
DSL 125.73 Mbps 100% 90.74% See all providers for DSL
Fiber 780.98 Mbps 90.64% 84.88% See all providers for Fiber
Fixed Wireless 16.05 Mbps 75.2% 74.84% See all providers for Fixed Wireless
Satellite 150 Mbps 33.98% 96.84% See all providers for Satellite

Best cities for internet in Vermont

Cities in Vermont with the fastest internet

City Avg download speed Avg upload speed Fiber availability Fastest provider
Rutland 186.11 Mbps 49.02 Mbps 75% Consolidated Communications
Bennington 163.18 Mbps 72.54 Mbps 100% Consolidated Communications
South Burlington 158.09 Mbps 21.32 Mbps 94% XFINITY
Essex Junction 147 Mbps 29.57 Mbps 76% Verizon Home Internet
Milton 136.25 Mbps 23.44 Mbps 88% XFINITY
Burlington 127.32 Mbps 88.41 Mbps 100% Consolidated Communications
Colchester 119.14 Mbps 16.42 Mbps 95% XFINITY
Brattleboro 86.57 Mbps 46.99 Mbps 100% XFINITY

Rutland is the best city in Vermont 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. Bennington and South Burlington also earn top rankings, according to our data.

The most connected cities in Vermont

City Population Percent with access to high speed internet Percent with access to fiber internet Percent with access to 3+ providers
Montpelier 8,030 100% 100% 100%
Burlington 44,646 100% 100% 100%
South Burlington 20,241 100% 100% 100%
South Pomfret 181 100% 100% 100%
Reading 628 100% 100% 100%
Williston 10,073 100% 100% 100%
Randolph Center 1,446 100% 100% 100%

Montpelier is the most internet-connected city in Vermont. Montpelier 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 Montpelier's residents also have access to three or more internet providers—an uncommon number of options compared to the rest of the state. Burlington and South Burlington also make it to the top of our list.

Top cities in Vermont


Population: 44,646

Median income: $67,165

127.32 Mbps
avg. download speed

88.41 Mbps
avg. upload speed

100% have access to high speed internet

100% have access to fiber internet

100% have access to 3 or more providers

Fastest ISP
Consolidated Communications

South Burlington

Population: 20,241

Median income: $83,943

158.09 Mbps
avg. download speed

21.32 Mbps
avg. upload speed

100% have access to high speed internet

100% have access to fiber internet

100% have access to 3 or more providers

Fastest ISP


Population: 17,546

Median income: $84,111

119.14 Mbps
avg. download speed

16.42 Mbps
avg. upload speed

99.95% have access to high speed internet

91.66% have access to fiber internet

99.95% have access to 3 or more providers

Fastest ISP

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Methodology 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.

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