Massachusetts Internet Coverage & Availability in 2022

Massachusetts Internet Facts in 2022

  • Massachusetts currently ranks 5th among states in BroadbandNow’s annual rankings of internet coverage, speed and availability.

  • This means that roughly zero in ten Massachusetts residents are not able to purchase an internet plan of at least 25Mbps download and 3Mbps upload.

  • This means that nearly eight in ten residents are not able to purchase broadband at a price of $60/month or less (excluding promotions and government programs).

  • This means that five in ten residents are unable to purchase a fiber internet plan.

  • The U.S. has more than 2,874 internet service providers, with most covering very small areas. It is worth searching by zip code to see who is available in your town.

At BroadbandNow, we advocate for a definition of broadband internet to be at least 100Mbps, as opposed to the FCC definition of 25Mbps, which would be considered slow for many internet-intensive activities.

In Massachusetts, 97.8% of people have access to 100Mbps broadband, ranking 5th among all states.

Internet Availability by County

100 Mbps Coverage By County, Highest and Lowest

Highest
Nantucket 99.69%
Essex 99.33%
Barnstable 99.16%
Dukes 98.95%
Middlesex 98.92%
Bristol 98.73%
Norfolk 98.63%
Plymouth 98.61%
Hampden 98.52%
Suffolk 98.42%
Lowest
Franklin 84.71%
Hampshire 89.44%
Berkshire 93.12%
Worcester 94.80%
Suffolk 98.42%
Hampden 98.52%
Plymouth 98.61%
Norfolk 98.63%
Bristol 98.73%
Middlesex 98.92%

In Massachusetts, 84.9% of people have access to 1G broadband, ranking 10th among all states.

Internet Coverage by Demographic in Massachusetts

Individuals or households with no internet access by characteristic (includes broadband and non-broadband packages)

Percentage of households with and without any type of internet access

  • With: 89%
  • Without: 11%

Type of internet connection

  • Dialup only: <1%
  • Broadband of any type: 89%
  • Cellular data only: 9%
  • Satellite: 3%

Individuals or households with no internet access by characteristic

  • <18: 3%
  • 18-64: 4%
  • 65+ adults: 7%

  • <$20,000: 34%
  • $20,000-$74,999: 15%
  • $75,000+: 3%

  • Black: 9%
  • Native American/Alaska Native: 5%
  • Asian: 2%
  • Mixed race: 4%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 9%
  • White: 3%

  • Employed: 3%
  • Unemployed: 7%

  • Less than high school: 11%
  • Some college or associate degree: 6%
  • Bachelor’s degree: 2%

Internet Speed in Top Massachusetts Cities

City Avg. Download Speed No. of Providers
Boston 229.8 MBPS 39 Providers
Worcester 77.9 MBPS 22 Providers
Springfield 231.0 MBPS 22 Providers
Lowell 184.0 MBPS 19 Providers
Cambridge 222.0 MBPS 27 Providers

Fastest Major Providers in Massachusetts

Provider Avg. Download Speed
Xfinity 249.4 MBPS
Verizon Fios 249.0 MBPS
Astound Broadband Powered by RCN 191.7 MBPS
Verizon High Speed Internet 171.3 MBPS
Spectrum 125.9 MBPS

Metro & Rural County Coverage

County Name % Broadband Coverage
Barnstable 99.2%
Berkshire 93.1%
Bristol 98.7%
Dukes 99.0%
Essex 99.3%
Franklin 84.8%
Hampden 98.5%
Hampshire 89.4%
Middlesex 98.9%
Nantucket 99.7%
Norfolk 98.6%
Plymouth 98.6%
Suffolk 98.4%
Worcester 98.7%

Internet Providers By City in Massachusetts

Abington 99.1% 17 providers
Acton 99.6% 18 providers
Acushnet 99.9% 16 providers
Agawam 98.3% 19 providers
Allston 100.0% 19 providers
Amesbury 99.4% 16 providers
Amherst 71.0% 17 providers
Andover 99.3% 18 providers
Arlington 100.0% 18 providers
Ashland 99.6% 16 providers
Athol 99.9% 15 providers
Attleboro 99.4% 17 providers
Auburn 100.0% 15 providers
Bedford 96.3% 19 providers
Belchertown 100.0% 19 providers
Bellingham 100.0% 17 providers
Belmont 99.9% 17 providers
Beverly 99.9% 16 providers
Billerica 99.9% 21 providers
Boston 96.8% 39 providers
Braintree 99.8% 18 providers
Brewster 99.4% 14 providers
Bridgewater 89.2% 17 providers
Brighton 99.1% 22 providers
Brockton 98.8% 17 providers
Brookline 99.0% 22 providers
Burlington 99.9% 20 providers
Buzzards Bay 99.2% 15 providers
Cambridge 97.8% 27 providers
Canton 99.3% 21 providers
Carver 98.7% 15 providers
Centerville 99.8% 14 providers
Charlestown 99.0% 18 providers
Charlton 100.0% 16 providers
Chelmsford 98.0% 18 providers
Chelsea 99.8% 18 providers
Chestnut Hill 93.2% 18 providers
Chicopee 99.9% 19 providers
Clinton 99.9% 14 providers
Concord 100.0% 17 providers
Danvers 98.9% 19 providers
Dedham 97.3% 20 providers
Dorchester 98.9% 21 providers
Dorchester Center 99.8% 20 providers
Dracut 97.8% 17 providers
Dudley 100.0% 16 providers
Duxbury 99.8% 16 providers
East Bridgewater 99.7% 15 providers
East Falmouth 99.8% 14 providers
East Longmeadow 100.0% 19 providers
East Weymouth 98.8% 16 providers
Easthampton 99.9% 17 providers
Everett 99.8% 19 providers
Fairhaven 99.9% 14 providers
Fall River 99.3% 19 providers
Feeding Hills 99.8% 16 providers
Fitchburg 99.8% 18 providers
Florence 99.7% 14 providers
Foxboro 99.8% 17 providers
Framingham 99.4% 20 providers
Franklin 99.8% 17 providers
Gardner 94.7% 18 providers
Gloucester 99.9% 17 providers
Greenfield 98.4% 14 providers
Groton 100.0% 14 providers
Hanover 99.9% 19 providers
Hanson 99.5% 18 providers
Harwich 99.5% 17 providers
Haverhill 99.4% 19 providers
Hingham 99.1% 17 providers
Holbrook 100.0% 18 providers
Holden 100.0% 16 providers
Holliston 100.0% 16 providers
Holyoke 98.6% 18 providers
Hopkinton 100.0% 19 providers
Hudson 99.8% 16 providers
Hull 99.6% 12 providers
Hyannis 98.7% 17 providers
Hyde Park 99.6% 20 providers
Ipswich 99.5% 18 providers
Jamaica Plain 99.0% 20 providers
Kingston 99.3% 19 providers
Lakeville 99.7% 19 providers
Lawrence 99.6% 20 providers
Leominster 99.6% 17 providers
Lexington 99.6% 22 providers
Longmeadow 99.7% 17 providers
Lowell 99.5% 19 providers
Ludlow 100.0% 15 providers
Lunenburg 99.5% 13 providers
Lynn 99.8% 20 providers
Lynnfield 97.9% 22 providers
Malden 99.9% 20 providers
Mansfield 99.3% 18 providers
Marblehead 99.9% 14 providers
Marlborough 96.7% 20 providers
Marshfield 99.9% 18 providers
Mashpee 98.5% 15 providers
Mattapan 98.6% 18 providers
Maynard 99.8% 18 providers
Medfield 100.0% 16 providers
Medford 99.3% 20 providers
Medway 100.0% 14 providers
Melrose 100.0% 16 providers
Methuen 99.2% 19 providers
Middleboro 99.5% 16 providers
Milford 99.8% 18 providers
Millbury 100.0% 20 providers
Milton 98.0% 17 providers
Nantucket 99.7% 15 providers
Natick 100.0% 19 providers
Needham 98.3% 16 providers
New Bedford 99.7% 18 providers
Newburyport 99.3% 20 providers
Newton 99.8% 17 providers
Newton Center 97.5% 19 providers
Norfolk 98.3% 17 providers
North Adams 95.8% 15 providers
North Andover 98.4% 19 providers
North Attleboro 99.4% 18 providers
North Billerica 92.1% 19 providers
North Dartmouth 81.9% 19 providers
North Easton 97.4% 18 providers
North Reading 100.0% 18 providers
Northampton 95.2% 17 providers
Northborough 100.0% 17 providers
Norton 99.2% 18 providers
Norwell 99.4% 19 providers
Norwood 98.6% 19 providers
Oxford 100.0% 18 providers
Peabody 98.6% 20 providers
Pembroke 99.9% 18 providers
Pepperell 100.0% 16 providers
Pittsfield 99.9% 16 providers
Plymouth 97.2% 16 providers
Quincy 98.9% 22 providers
Randolph 99.7% 19 providers
Raynham 99.9% 17 providers
Reading 99.9% 14 providers
Rehoboth 100.0% 14 providers
Revere 99.6% 19 providers
Rockland 99.9% 17 providers
Roslindale 99.6% 18 providers
Roxbury 99.8% 22 providers
Roxbury Crossing 100.0% 22 providers
Salem 99.8% 19 providers
Sandwich 99.5% 13 providers
Saugus 99.6% 18 providers
Scituate 99.7% 14 providers
Seekonk 99.9% 17 providers
Sharon 99.5% 16 providers
Shrewsbury 100.0% 19 providers
Somerset 99.9% 16 providers
Somerville 99.7% 24 providers
South Dartmouth 99.8% 14 providers
South Hadley 93.2% 16 providers
South Weymouth 99.5% 17 providers
Southbridge 100.0% 13 providers
Southwick 99.9% 16 providers
Spencer 99.9% 15 providers
Springfield 99.3% 22 providers
Stoneham 99.2% 20 providers
Stoughton 99.5% 18 providers
Sudbury 100.0% 16 providers
Swampscott 99.9% 17 providers
Swansea 99.7% 14 providers
Taunton 99.3% 19 providers
Tewksbury 99.7% 19 providers
Tyngsboro 99.7% 16 providers
Uxbridge 100.0% 15 providers
Wakefield 99.4% 16 providers
Walpole 99.5% 18 providers
Waltham 94.0% 25 providers
Ware 98.9% 14 providers
Wareham 99.7% 14 providers
Watertown 99.9% 19 providers
Wayland 99.7% 15 providers
Webster 100.0% 16 providers
Wellesley 99.3% 17 providers
Wellesley Hills 91.0% 16 providers
West Newton 100.0% 16 providers
West Roxbury 98.9% 19 providers
West Springfield 99.6% 18 providers
Westborough 100.0% 22 providers
Westfield 97.9% 18 providers
Westford 99.4% 18 providers
Weston 99.8% 19 providers
Westport 99.7% 16 providers
Westwood 97.1% 21 providers
Weymouth 98.9% 17 providers
Whitinsville 99.9% 14 providers
Whitman 99.8% 16 providers
Wilbraham 100.0% 18 providers
Wilmington 100.0% 22 providers
Winchendon 98.0% 15 providers
Winchester 99.3% 17 providers
Winthrop 99.7% 14 providers
Woburn 98.4% 20 providers
Worcester 100.0% 22 providers
Wrentham 97.3% 15 providers