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.

96.8%

of Massachusettsans have access to cable service.

89.8%

of Massachusettsans have access to DSL service.

WIRELESS COVERAGE

100.0%

of Massachusettsans have access to mobile broadband service.

14.7%

of Massachusettsans have access to fixed wireless service.

Top 5 Fastest Cities In Massachusetts

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1.
Carver
99.4 MBPS
99.4">%
2.
Newburyport
90.8 MBPS
90.8">%
3.
Waban
86.4 MBPS
86.4">%
4.
Lunenburg
85.2 MBPS
85.2">%
5.
Wayland
84.7 MBPS
84.7">%

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 105 broadband providers in Massachusetts.
  • There are 188,000 people in Massachusetts without access to a wired connection capable of 25mbps download speeds.
  • There are 190,000 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
Amherst61.7%13 providers
Andover99.2%23 providers
Arlington100.0%20 providers
Attleboro98.9%16 providers
Beverly98.7%17 providers
Billerica99.5%19 providers
Boston95.2%51 providers
Braintree99.9%18 providers
Brighton97.8%23 providers
Brockton97.6%17 providers
Brookline98.2%28 providers
Cambridge94.1%34 providers
Chelsea98.7%14 providers
Chicopee99.6%16 providers
Dorchester98.7%23 providers
Dorchester Center98.8%18 providers
Everett99.9%14 providers
Fall River98.0%17 providers
Fitchburg99.5%15 providers
Framingham98.4%25 providers
Franklin99.4%21 providers
Haverhill98.8%22 providers
Holyoke96.9%16 providers
Jamaica Plain96.2%16 providers
Lawrence99.6%22 providers
Leominster97.1%14 providers
Lexington99.4%27 providers
Lowell95.9%21 providers
Lynn99.5%20 providers
Malden99.9%17 providers
Marlborough95.6%25 providers
Medford97.8%16 providers
Methuen99.1%19 providers
Natick99.9%23 providers
New Bedford99.7%15 providers
Peabody98.7%22 providers
Pittsfield97.6%16 providers
Plymouth97.1%15 providers
Quincy98.0%26 providers
Randolph99.2%19 providers
Revere99.1%12 providers
Salem99.1%18 providers
Shrewsbury100.0%18 providers
Somerville100.0%26 providers
Springfield98.9%24 providers
Taunton99.5%17 providers
Waltham93.7%33 providers
Watertown100.0%21 providers
Westfield94.3%13 providers
Woburn98.5%23 providers
Worcester99.9%28 providers
Last Updated on 10/10/2017.

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