There are 6 residential cable providers in Connecticut covering 98.98% of the state. The largest cable company is XFINITY (Comcast), available to 51.25% of Connecticut homes. Call XFINITY (Comcast) first, and if they cannot help you they will direct you the the right provider.

 

All 6 Cable Providers in Connecticut

State ProviderAvailabilityConnecticut SpeedsGet Service
XFINITY (Comcast)51.25%

150 to 987 Mbps

203.08 Mbps Avg.

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Speed in Mbps

% of XFINITY (Comcast) customers who can get listed speeds

 

The chart above shows the maximum speeds for the 1,839,193 people who can get cable from XFINITY (Comcast) in Connecticut. The height of the line (y axis) is the percentage of XFINITY (Comcast) potential customers in Connecticut who can get the speed on the bottom of the chart (the x axis) in Mbps. XFINITY (Comcast) offers 3 different speeds throughout Connecticut. The fastest speed anyone in Connecticut can get from XFINITY (Comcast) is 987 Mpbs, and the city-wide average for all XFINITY (Comcast) Connecticut customers is 203.08 Mbps.

Optimum23.59%

400 to 400 Mbps

400 Mbps Avg.

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Speed in Mbps

% of Optimum customers who can get listed speeds

 

The chart above shows the maximum speeds for the 846,544 people who can get cable from Optimum in Connecticut. The height of the line (y axis) is the percentage of Optimum potential customers in Connecticut who can get the speed on the bottom of the chart (the x axis) in Mbps. Optimum offers no different speeds throughout Connecticut. The fastest speed anyone in Connecticut can get from Optimum is 400 Mpbs, and the city-wide average for all Optimum Connecticut customers is 400 Mbps.

Cox Communications12.47%

300 to 300 Mbps

300 Mbps Avg.

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Speed in Mbps

% of Cox Communications customers who can get listed speeds

 

The chart above shows the maximum speeds for the 447,391 people who can get cable from Cox Communications in Connecticut. The height of the line (y axis) is the percentage of Cox Communications potential customers in Connecticut who can get the speed on the bottom of the chart (the x axis) in Mbps. Cox Communications offers no different speeds throughout Connecticut. The fastest speed anyone in Connecticut can get from Cox Communications is 300 Mpbs, and the city-wide average for all Cox Communications Connecticut customers is 300 Mbps.

Spectrum9.87%

100 to 300 Mbps

277.59 Mbps Avg.

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Speed in Mbps

% of Spectrum customers who can get listed speeds

 

The chart above shows the maximum speeds for the 354,276 people who can get cable from Spectrum in Connecticut. The height of the line (y axis) is the percentage of Spectrum potential customers in Connecticut who can get the speed on the bottom of the chart (the x axis) in Mbps. Spectrum offers 3 different speeds throughout Connecticut. The fastest speed anyone in Connecticut can get from Spectrum is 300 Mpbs, and the city-wide average for all Spectrum Connecticut customers is 277.59 Mbps.

Atlantic Broadband3.82%

120 to 1000 Mbps

636.38 Mbps Avg.

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Speed in Mbps

% of Atlantic Broadband customers who can get listed speeds

 

The chart above shows the maximum speeds for the 137,155 people who can get cable from Atlantic Broadband in Connecticut. The height of the line (y axis) is the percentage of Atlantic Broadband potential customers in Connecticut who can get the speed on the bottom of the chart (the x axis) in Mbps. Atlantic Broadband offers 2 different speeds throughout Connecticut. The fastest speed anyone in Connecticut can get from Atlantic Broadband is 1000 Mpbs, and the city-wide average for all Atlantic Broadband Connecticut customers is 636.38 Mbps.

Thames Valley Communications1.74%

110 to 110 Mbps

110 Mbps Avg.

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Speed in Mbps

% of Thames Valley Communications customers who can get listed speeds

 

The chart above shows the maximum speeds for the 62,473 people who can get cable from Thames Valley Communications in Connecticut. The height of the line (y axis) is the percentage of Thames Valley Communications potential customers in Connecticut who can get the speed on the bottom of the chart (the x axis) in Mbps. Thames Valley Communications offers no different speeds throughout Connecticut. The fastest speed anyone in Connecticut can get from Thames Valley Communications is 110 Mpbs, and the city-wide average for all Thames Valley Communications Connecticut customers is 110 Mbps.

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* Note: “Avg. Speed” is a population-weighted average of the top speed in Connecticut. Our calculation gives a more accurate estimate of the speed you can actually expect to be available for purchase in your area.

Connecticut residents may also choose internet-only service from a brand like XFINITY (Comcast) and sign up for satellite TV, which is generally rated higher than TV delivered over cable.

Satellite TV and Internet Providers

Because competition is stronger for satellite television, DISH and DIRECTV are generally considered superior to cable TV service. You can choose a separate form of internet, and the providers below will actually help you set up home internet service, sometimes even with bundled savings. Call for pricing and bundling options.

Satellite internet is not an ideal choice, but allows people in rural areas to stay connected. Note that most satellite services require either a deposit for equipment installation or a decent credit score.

ProviderAvailabilityServicesGet Service
DIRECTV100%Satellite TV serviceView plans

More about DIRECTV

DIRECTV provides satellite TV service that consistently beats cable TV service in terms of programming, price, and customer service. Their packages have long been the favorite among sports fans, but their low-priced packages are also worth checking out for casual watchers. DIRECTV premium packages include many of the most popular channels in the world.

DISH100%Satellite TV serviceView plans

More about DISH

DISH was formerly known as (and sometimes still called) the Dish Network. DISH provides affordable package prices and is known for lower up-front pricing. DISH competes aggressively with AT&T-owned DIRECTV. DISH has worked hard in the last several years to improve sports programming to compete with the traditional leader, and is now a solid choice for savers and sports fans who know what they're looking for.

HuhgesNet100%

Satellite internet service

Speeds up to 15 Mbps

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More about HuhgesNet

Satellite internet should generally be your last option unless no other service is available in your area. The latency (lag) inherent to the technology makes it difficult to stream or browse, and online games that require a fast connection will not work. However, if you live in a rural area HughesNet is a good option. You'll just a need a little more patience while browsing or downloading movies to watch.


Cable Internet Speeds in Connecticut

Connecticut customers can get an average of 282.51 Mbps as their fastest speed. The fastest cable internet in the entire state is 1000 Mbps, which 2.24% of homes can purchase. Some residents, however, can only get 100 Mbps. Internet speeds tend to be faster in Southeast Connecticut, and slower in the neighborhoods to the North. Cable is the fastest internet in 2.41% of the state. For residents looking for alternatives to cable, fiber is the best alternative for most households.

Connecticut Map of Cable Internet Speeds

Cable Speed Key

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999 Mbps
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Cable Coverage and Availability in Connecticut

Cable internet is available to 98.98% of residents, which can be bundled with TV service for package savings. The map below shows where cable companies provide service by block.

Connecticut Map of Cable Internet Availability

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What zip codes have cable in Connecticut and nearby?

Zip CodeCable Coverage
0645199.75%
0649299.65%
0645098.81%
0605299.87%
0647299.22%
Zip CodeCable Coverage
0605396.78%
0603799.8%
0647399.79%
0603298.27%
0605199.97%

Cable in Your Connecticut Neighborhood

XFINITY (Comcast) is the primary cable provider for Connecticut's north, west, central, east, south and southeast neighborhoods. Optimum also has cable internet service in Connecticut's northwest and southwest regions. Cox Communications provides cable service to Connecticut in the northeast.

Compared with the rest of the county, Connecticut has much greater access to cable versus other states and much greater cable coverage compared to the rest of the United States.

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