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
2%
2% POPULATION UNDERSERVED

39.9

6th

BROADBAND SPEEDS

97.0%

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

96.7%

of Massachusettsans have access to broadband 100mbps or faster.

11.0%

of Massachusettsans have access to 1 gigabit broadband.

WIRED COVERAGE

99.5%

of Massachusettsans have access to wireline service.

39.4%

of Massachusettsans have access to fiber-optic service.

98.6%

of Massachusettsans have access to cable service.

93.2%

of Massachusettsans have access to DSL service.

WIRELESS COVERAGE

99.7%

of Massachusettsans have access to mobile broadband service.

21.8%

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 98.6% of Massachusettsans.

QUICK STATS

  • In total there are 90 broadband providers in Massachusetts.
  • There are 202,000 people in Massachusetts without access to a wired connection capable of 25mbps download speeds.
  • There are 123,000 people in Massachusetts that have access to only one wired provider, leaving them no options to switch.
  • Another 26,000 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

Amherst92.2%11 providers
Andover100.0%24 providers
Arlington100.0%18 providers
Attleboro99.9%18 providers
Beverly100.0%20 providers
Billerica99.6%22 providers
Boston99.0%41 providers
Braintree99.7%17 providers
Brighton99.1%24 providers
Brockton99.8%18 providers
Brookline99.4%27 providers
Cambridge99.6%35 providers
Chelsea99.9%15 providers
Chicopee100.0%18 providers
Dorchester99.1%24 providers
Dorchester Center99.1%20 providers
Everett100.0%17 providers
Fall River99.4%19 providers
Fitchburg100.0%16 providers
Framingham99.4%23 providers
Franklin99.7%19 providers
Haverhill99.8%21 providers
Holyoke99.3%17 providers
Jamaica Plain99.1%19 providers
Lawrence99.9%22 providers
Leominster99.8%15 providers
Lexington99.9%29 providers
Lowell99.3%22 providers
Lynn100.0%22 providers
Malden100.0%18 providers
Marlborough100.0%24 providers
Medford100.0%17 providers
Methuen99.8%20 providers
Natick99.6%26 providers
New Bedford99.9%18 providers
Peabody99.8%23 providers
Pittsfield0.1%16 providers
Plymouth99.8%18 providers
Quincy99.9%27 providers
Randolph100.0%19 providers
Revere99.7%13 providers
Salem100.0%19 providers
Shrewsbury98.2%18 providers
Somerville99.6%27 providers
Springfield99.8%25 providers
Taunton99.8%19 providers
Waltham100.0%33 providers
Watertown99.6%20 providers
Westfield99.5%14 providers
Woburn99.8%23 providers
Worcester100.0%30 providers
Last Updated on 10/26/2016.

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