In Vermont, approximately 84.80% of the state has internet service with speeds of 15 Mbps available for purchase through internet service providers; however, approximately 24.70% of the state’s residents have little to no internet connection readily available to them. Some of those with limited internet access have dial-up or legacy copper DSL internet service, but their internet is so slow that streaming, video conferencing, online gaming and other activities requiring high-speed internet are out of reach.
Wireless providers reach 96.60% of the state of Vermont, but other forms of internet technology are less widely available in Vermont than in other states. Only 92.60% of the population of Vermont has access to DSL internet service. Cable internet is available to 92.60%, while only 18.90% have access to fiber internet. Less than 41.30% of Vermont is served by three or more wired internet providers (DSL, cable and fiber internet).