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Internet Service in Massachusetts

99.3% of the population of Massachusetts has high speed wired or wireless Internet available to them at a speed of 10 Mbps for downloads. Over 60% of Massachusetts residents have the luxury of real choice with 3 or more providers to select from for Internet service.

The Bay State has a variety of tech Internet options available to consumers: DSL for 93.2% of the population, cable Internet for 98.6%, wireless Internet for 99.7%, and fiber Internet for 39.4% of the population.

Despite these impressive offerings, 25.6% of Massachusetts residents don’t have access to an Internet connection that they can use.

Broadband in Massachusetts

CityProvidersAvg. Landline Speeds (mbps)Avg. WiFi Speeds (mbps)State Availability Rank*Country Availability Rank*Broadband Score
Abington, MA9N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A14
Acton, MA13N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A30
Agawam, MA12N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A16
Amherst, MA11N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A14
Arlington, MA13N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A30
Ashland, MA13N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A30
Attleboro, MA108.70N/AN/A66.58N/AN/A16
Auburn, MA13N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A16
Belmont, MA13N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A30
Beverly, MA109.45N/AN/A2.44N/AN/A15
Billerica, MA13N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A30
Boston, MA1311.00N/AN/A1.881610830
Braintree, MA14N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A30
Brockton, MA95.72N/AN/A1.501010214
Brookline, MA14N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A30
Burlington, MA13N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A30
Cambridge, MA1311.11N/AN/A2.3669830
Canton, MA14N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A30
Chelmsford, MA13N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A30
Chelsea, MA1311.00N/AN/A1.88N/AN/A30
Chicopee, MA1210.38N/AN/A1.5229416
Concord, MA13N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A30
Danvers, MA10N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A15
Dartmouth, MA10N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A16
Dedham, MA14N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A30
Dracut, MA13N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A30
Easthampton, MA11N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A14
Easton, MA10N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A16
Everett, MA1311.11N/AN/A2.36N/AN/A30
Fairhaven, MA10N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A16
Fall River, MA108.70N/AN/A66.58810016
Fitchburg, MA1319.05N/AN/A1.47N/AN/A16
Framingham, MA13N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A30
Franklin, MA14N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A30
Gardner, MA1319.05N/AN/A1.47N/AN/A16
Gloucester, MA109.45N/AN/A2.44N/AN/A15
Grafton, MA13N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A16
Haverhill, MA109.45N/AN/A2.441410615
Holden, MA13N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A16
Holyoke, MA1210.38N/AN/A1.52N/AN/A16
Lawrence, MA109.45N/AN/A2.442111315
Leominster, MA1319.05N/AN/A1.47N/AN/A16
Lexington, MA13N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A30
Longmeadow, MA12N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A16
Lowell, MA1311.11N/AN/A2.361710930
Ludlow, MA12N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A16
Lynn, MA109.45N/AN/A2.441210415
Malden, MA1311.11N/AN/A2.361110330
Mansfield, MA10N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A16
Marblehead, MA10N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A15
Marlborough, MA1311.11N/AN/A2.36N/AN/A30
Medford, MA1311.11N/AN/A2.3639530
Melrose, MA1311.11N/AN/A2.36N/AN/A30
Methuen, MA10N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A15
Milford, MA13N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A16
Milton, MA14N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A30
Natick, MA13N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A30
Needham, MA14N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A30
New Bedford, MA108.70N/AN/A66.5859716
Newburyport, MA109.45N/AN/A2.44N/AN/A15
Newton, MA1311.11N/AN/A2.3679930
North Andover, MA10N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A15
Northampton, MA119.12N/AN/A0.43N/AN/A14
Norton, MA10N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A16
Norwood, MA14N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A30
Peabody, MA109.45N/AN/A2.4449615
Pembroke, MA9N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A14
Pittsfield, MA125.80N/AN/A1.72N/AN/A7
Quincy, MA1419.74N/AN/A3.35910130
Randolph, MA14N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A30
Reading, MA13N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A30
Revere, MA1311.00N/AN/A1.8819330
Rockland, MA9N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A14
Salem, MA109.45N/AN/A2.44N/AN/A15
Saugus, MA10N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A15
Shrewsbury, MA13N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A16
Somerset, MA10N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A16
Somerville, MA1311.11N/AN/A2.361510730
South Hadley, MA11N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A14
Springfield, MA1210.38N/AN/A1.521310516
Stoneham, MA13N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A30
Stoughton, MA14N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A30
Sudbury, MA13N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A30
Swansea, MA10N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A16
Taunton, MA108.70N/AN/A66.582011216
Tewksbury, MA13N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A30
Wakefield, MA13N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A30
Waltham, MA1311.11N/AN/A2.361911130
Wareham, MA9N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A14
Watertown, MA13N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A30
Wellesley, MA14N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A30
West Springfield, MA12N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A16
Westfield, MA1210.38N/AN/A1.52N/AN/A16
Westford, MA13N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A30
Weymouth, MA14N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A30
Wilmington, MA13N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A30
Winchester, MA13N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A30
Winthrop, MA13N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A30
Woburn, MA1311.11N/AN/A2.36N/AN/A30
Worcester, MA1319.05N/AN/A1.471811016
* availability only includes locations with greater than 50,000 residents
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Broadband Service in Massachusetts

Since 2009, the Massachusetts Broadband Institute has been awarded $6,162,554.00 in federal dollars for Massachusetts's "Massachusetts Broadband Institute" program. Massachusetts has awarded these monies to 10 organizations and departments within the state.

“WiredWest” effort is underway to create a regional $79 million fiber network in more than 30 towns.

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