Broadband Service in Massachusetts

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INTERNET ACCESS IN Massachusetts

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COVERAGE BY COUNTY

Massachusetts Interactive SVG Map showing broadband coverage by county.
98%
98% BROADBAND COVERAGE
5%
5% POPULATION UNDERSERVED

54.3

5th

BROADBAND SPEEDS

97.6%

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

95.1%

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.

39.7%

of Massachusettsans have access to fiber-optic service.

97.5%

of Massachusettsans have access to cable service.

85.4%

of Massachusettsans have access to DSL service.

WIRELESS COVERAGE

100.0%

of Massachusettsans have access to mobile broadband service.

17.0%

of Massachusettsans have access to fixed wireless service.

Largest Competing Providers In Massachusetts

Top 5 Fastest cities in Massachusetts

CityAvg. Download SpeedNo. of Providers
1.Carver99.4 MBPS9 Providers
2.Newburyport90.8 MBPS17 Providers
3.Waban86.4 MBPS14 Providers
4.Lunenburg85.2 MBPS10 Providers
5.Wayland84.7 MBPS11 Providers

Speeds for Major Providers in Massachusetts

ProviderAvg. Download Speed
Verizon Fios62.7 MBPS
XFINITY from Comcast58.5 MBPS
RCN55.6 MBPS
Lightower Fiber Networks35.6 MBPS
Verizon High Speed Internet31.8 MBPS

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 98.3% of Massachusettsans.

QUICK STATS

  • In total there are 107 internet providers in Massachusetts.
  • There are 161,000 people in Massachusetts without access to a wired connection capable of 25mbps download speeds.
  • There are 241,000 people in Massachusetts that have access to only one wired provider, leaving them no options to switch.
  • Another 74,000 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

Average speed over time
Amherst67.5%13 providers
Andover99.3%18 providers
Arlington100.0%17 providers
Attleboro99.2%15 providers
Beverly99.6%14 providers
Billerica99.9%16 providers
Boston95.8%36 providers
Braintree99.3%19 providers
Brighton98.5%21 providers
Brockton98.4%15 providers
Brookline98.3%22 providers
Cambridge93.3%25 providers
Chelsea99.1%14 providers
Chicopee99.6%14 providers
Dorchester98.9%20 providers
Dorchester Center99.2%17 providers
Everett99.8%15 providers
Fall River98.7%17 providers
Fitchburg99.8%14 providers
Framingham99.3%18 providers
Franklin99.8%18 providers
Haverhill99.2%17 providers
Holyoke98.5%14 providers
Jamaica Plain97.9%17 providers
Lawrence99.5%20 providers
Leominster98.7%13 providers
Lexington99.4%22 providers
Lowell97.8%16 providers
Lynn99.8%19 providers
Malden99.9%16 providers
Marlborough97.1%18 providers
Medford99.0%16 providers
Methuen99.2%17 providers
Natick100.0%18 providers
New Bedford99.8%15 providers
Peabody99.0%16 providers
Pittsfield97.6%14 providers
Plymouth97.1%14 providers
Quincy97.8%19 providers
Randolph99.7%15 providers
Revere99.4%12 providers
Salem99.4%17 providers
Shrewsbury100.0%14 providers
Somerville100.0%21 providers
Springfield99.2%19 providers
Taunton99.2%15 providers
Waltham94.2%25 providers
Watertown100.0%19 providers
Westfield95.6%11 providers
Woburn98.6%21 providers
Worcester99.9%22 providers
Last Updated on 11/30/2017.

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