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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.

11.00%

Population with faster than 1 gbps available.

3.30%

Population with only 100 mbps speeds or less available.

3.00%

Population with only 25 mbps speeds or less available.

40 mbps

Average internet download speed across the state

0.50%

Population with no wired internet access available.

99.50%

Population with wired internet access available.

2.00%

Population underserved with minimum service options available

28

Average broadband score for Massachusetts

Broadband in Massachusetts

Largest Cities in MassachusettsProvidersMax Speeds (mbps)Avg. Speeds (mbps)Broadband Score
Arlington, MA15500 mbps500 mbps61 mbps40 mbps60
Attleboro, MA13300 mbps100 mbps42 mbps4 mbps37
Beverly, MA15150 mbps100 mbps19 mbps2 mbps29
Boston, MA23500 mbps500 mbps42 mbps26 mbps66
Brockton, MA14150 mbps100 mbps17 mbps2 mbps24
Brookline, MA19500 mbps500 mbps47 mbps28 mbps60
Cambridge, MA20500 mbps500 mbps47 mbps30 mbps58
Chelsea, MA13500 mbps500 mbps57 mbps40 mbps63
Chicopee, MA18150 mbps10 mbps24 mbps2 mbps30
Danvers, MA14150 mbps100 mbps21 mbps5 mbps26
Everett, MA14500 mbps500 mbps53 mbps38 mbps55
Fall River, MA17300 mbps100 mbps43 mbps4 mbps42
Fitchburg, MA15150 mbps100 mbps19 mbps5 mbps29
Framingham, MA17155 mbps100 mbps37 mbps6 mbps43
Gloucester, MA15150 mbps50 mbps20 mbps6 mbps24
Haverhill, MA15150 mbps100 mbps16 mbps1 mbps22
Holyoke, MA16150 mbps10 mbps29 mbps2 mbps37
Lawrence, MA14150 mbps100 mbps20 mbps5 mbps26
Leominster, MA16150 mbps100 mbps18 mbps5 mbps25
Lexington, MA16155 mbps100 mbps29 mbps7 mbps41
Lowell, MA15150 mbps100 mbps16 mbps2 mbps22
Lynn, MA15150 mbps100 mbps19 mbps5 mbps29
Malden, MA15150 mbps100 mbps19 mbps5 mbps26
Marlborough, MA20155 mbps100 mbps31 mbps5 mbps43
Medford, MA17155 mbps100 mbps23 mbps5 mbps33
Melrose, MA14155 mbps100 mbps30 mbps7 mbps35
Milford, MA17150 mbps100 mbps29 mbps5 mbps33
Milton, MA17155 mbps100 mbps21 mbps2 mbps31
Needham, MA19155 mbps100 mbps23 mbps5 mbps36
New Bedford, MA15150 mbps100 mbps16 mbps1 mbps22
Newton, MA19155 mbps100 mbps24 mbps5 mbps42
Northampton, MA16150 mbps10 mbps27 mbps2 mbps32
Norwood, MA13150 mbps100 mbps23 mbps6 mbps27
Peabody, MA14150 mbps100 mbps17 mbps2 mbps22
Pittsfield, MA1850 mbps10 mbps12 mbps1 mbps31
Quincy, MA17155 mbps100 mbps23 mbps2 mbps30
Randolph, MA13150 mbps100 mbps22 mbps6 mbps27
Reading, MA15155 mbps100 mbps30 mbps6 mbps35
Revere, MA15150 mbps100 mbps16 mbps2 mbps24
Salem, MA12150 mbps100 mbps20 mbps2 mbps22
Saugus, MA15155 mbps100 mbps24 mbps3 mbps31
Somerville, MA19500 mbps500 mbps47 mbps29 mbps60
Springfield, MA20150 mbps10 mbps22 mbps2 mbps35
Taunton, MA15150 mbps100 mbps19 mbps5 mbps28
Wakefield, MA16155 mbps100 mbps27 mbps6 mbps35
Waltham, MA17155 mbps100 mbps24 mbps5 mbps34
Wellesley, MA16155 mbps100 mbps27 mbps6 mbps35
Westfield, MA161 gbps1 gbps90 mbps64 mbps100
Woburn, MA17155 mbps100 mbps25 mbps5 mbps34
Worcester, MA18100 mbps100 mbps16 mbps1 mbps23
* availability only includes locations with greater than 50,000 residents
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Top 10 Providers (by Coverage) in Massachusetts
ProviderAvg. Speeds
Viasat25 mbps
Exede25 mbps
HughesNet25 mbps
Verizon29 mbps
Xfinity by Comcast150 mbps
Spectrum90 mbps
Charter Spectrum100 mbps
RCN Telecom Services129 mbps
Time Warner is Now Spectrum50 mbps
Global Capacity3 mbps