Broadband Service in Massachusetts

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BROADBAND IN Massachusetts

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COVERAGE BY COUNTY

Massachusetts Interactive SVG Map showing broadband coverage by county.
97%
97% BROADBAND COVERAGE
4%
4% POPULATION UNDERSERVED

39.9

5th

BROADBAND SPEEDS

97.2%

of Massachusettsans have access to wired broadband 25mbps or faster.

94.7%

of Massachusettsans have access to broadband 100mbps or faster.

0.0%

of Massachusettsans have access to 1 gigabit broadband.

WIRED COVERAGE

98.9%

of Massachusettsans have access to wireline service.

38.8%

of Massachusettsans have access to fiber-optic service.

96.9%

of Massachusettsans have access to cable service.

89.9%

of Massachusettsans have access to DSL service.

WIRELESS COVERAGE

100.0%

of Massachusettsans have access to mobile broadband service.

14.8%

of Massachusettsans have access to fixed wireless service.

Top 5 Fastest Cities In Massachusetts

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1.
Norwell
185.9 MBPS
185.9">%
2.
Buzzards Bay
84.4 MBPS
84.4">%
3.
Sandwich
51.4 MBPS
51.4">%
4.
Duxbury
50.9 MBPS
50.9">%
5.
Mattapoisett
50.1 MBPS
50.1">%

Largest Competing Providers In Massachusetts

GOV'T FUNDING

  • Since 2010, Massachusetts Broadband Institute has been awarded $6,162,554 in federal grants for Massachusetts's Broadband Initiative.
  • Another $77,517,537, accounting for 2.2% of all federal infrastructure grants, was awarded to broadband infrastructure projects in Massachusetts.
  • Since 2011, access to a wired connection of at least 10mbps has improved from 97.0% to 98.1% of Massachusettsans.

QUICK STATS

  • In total there are 98 broadband providers in Massachusetts.
  • There are 189,000 people in Massachusetts without access to a wired connection capable of 25mbps download speeds.
  • There are 191,000 people in Massachusetts that have access to only one wired provider, leaving them no options to switch.
  • Another 73,000 people in Massachusetts don't have any wired internet providers available where they live.

Sources: Data collected via the FCC, NTIA, and other sources. For a full list of data sources please visit our data page.

Massachusetts CITIES

Amherst62.0%11 providers
Andover99.2%23 providers
Arlington100.0%18 providers
Attleboro98.9%18 providers
Beverly98.7%19 providers
Billerica99.5%20 providers
Boston94.4%42 providers
Braintree99.9%17 providers
Brighton98.3%23 providers
Brockton97.8%17 providers
Brookline98.4%25 providers
Cambridge95.6%34 providers
Chelsea98.7%13 providers
Chicopee99.6%18 providers
Dorchester98.8%22 providers
Dorchester Center98.8%19 providers
Everett99.9%15 providers
Fall River98.0%18 providers
Fitchburg99.5%16 providers
Framingham98.5%22 providers
Franklin99.4%18 providers
Haverhill98.7%21 providers
Holyoke97.2%16 providers
Jamaica Plain96.0%18 providers
Lawrence99.6%22 providers
Leominster97.2%14 providers
Lexington98.3%28 providers
Lowell96.6%23 providers
Lynn99.8%21 providers
Malden99.9%16 providers
Marlborough95.6%22 providers
Medford97.8%15 providers
Methuen99.1%20 providers
Natick100.0%24 providers
New Bedford99.5%16 providers
Peabody98.6%22 providers
Pittsfield97.6%17 providers
Plymouth97.1%16 providers
Quincy97.9%24 providers
Randolph99.2%18 providers
Revere98.9%12 providers
Salem99.2%18 providers
Shrewsbury100.0%19 providers
Somerville100.0%27 providers
Springfield99.0%25 providers
Taunton99.5%19 providers
Waltham93.7%31 providers
Watertown100.0%20 providers
Westfield94.3%14 providers
Woburn98.2%22 providers
Worcester99.9%28 providers
Last Updated on 4/18/2017.

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