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
3%
3% POPULATION UNDERSERVED

47.9

5th

BROADBAND SPEEDS

97.7%

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

97.2%

of Massachusettsans have access to broadband 100mbps or faster.

0.9%

of Massachusettsans have access to 1 gigabit broadband.

WIRED COVERAGE

99.0%

of Massachusettsans have access to wireline service.

40.5%

of Massachusettsans have access to fiber-optic service.

97.6%

of Massachusettsans have access to cable service.

89.6%

of Massachusettsans have access to DSL service.

WIRELESS COVERAGE

100.0%

of Massachusettsans have access to mobile broadband service.

16.9%

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.Marion135.2 MBPS13 Providers
2.Savoy132.0 MBPS9 Providers
3.Ashburnham108.3 MBPS11 Providers
4.Abington106.0 MBPS14 Providers
5.Weston102.1 MBPS15 Providers

Speeds for Major Providers in Massachusetts

ProviderAvg. Download Speed
RCN62.2 MBPS
Verizon Fios61.7 MBPS
XFINITY from Comcast48.9 MBPS
Charter Spectrum42.3 MBPS
Verizon High Speed Internet26.9 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 116 internet providers in Massachusetts.
  • There are 154,000 people in Massachusetts without access to a wired connection capable of 25mbps download speeds.
  • There are 163,000 people in Massachusetts that have access to only one wired provider, leaving them no options to switch.
  • Another 68,000 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
Abington99.4%14 providers
Acton99.2%18 providers
Acushnet99.8%12 providers
Agawam97.3%16 providers
Allston100.0%19 providers
Amesbury99.4%16 providers
Amherst67.5%14 providers
Andover99.3%20 providers
Arlington100.0%18 providers
Ashland99.6%14 providers
Athol99.9%11 providers
Attleboro99.2%15 providers
Auburn99.9%16 providers
Bedford96.3%20 providers
Belchertown100.0%15 providers
Bellingham100.0%16 providers
Belmont99.9%14 providers
Beverly99.6%14 providers
Billerica99.9%18 providers
Boston96.0%40 providers
Braintree99.3%20 providers
Brewster99.3%11 providers
Bridgewater83.7%14 providers
Brighton98.5%21 providers
Brockton98.4%15 providers
Brookline98.6%23 providers
Burlington99.6%20 providers
Buzzards Bay88.0%13 providers
Cambridge93.3%26 providers
Canton99.3%21 providers
Carver98.6%10 providers
Centerville99.8%11 providers
Charlestown98.4%17 providers
Charlton100.0%13 providers
Chelmsford97.0%20 providers
Chelsea99.1%16 providers
Chestnut Hill84.7%17 providers
Chicopee99.6%16 providers
Clinton99.9%13 providers
Concord100.0%17 providers
Danvers98.7%20 providers
Dedham97.3%20 providers
Dorchester98.9%20 providers
Dorchester Center99.2%19 providers
Dracut97.4%15 providers
Dudley100.0%14 providers
Duxbury99.8%14 providers
East Bridgewater99.7%12 providers
East Falmouth99.7%11 providers
East Longmeadow100.0%15 providers
East Weymouth98.8%13 providers
Easthampton99.9%15 providers
Everett99.8%16 providers
Fairhaven99.8%11 providers
Fall River98.6%17 providers
Feeding Hills99.8%12 providers
Fitchburg99.8%15 providers
Florence97.1%12 providers
Foxboro99.8%15 providers
Framingham99.3%18 providers
Franklin99.8%17 providers
Gardner94.7%15 providers
Gloucester99.8%14 providers
Greenfield98.3%11 providers
Groton100.0%13 providers
Hanover99.9%16 providers
Hanson99.5%14 providers
Harwich99.5%14 providers
Haverhill99.3%17 providers
Hingham99.1%14 providers
Holbrook100.0%15 providers
Holden100.0%15 providers
Holliston100.0%15 providers
Holyoke98.5%15 providers
Hopkinton100.0%18 providers
Hudson99.9%16 providers
Hull99.6%11 providers
Hyannis98.1%15 providers
Hyde Park99.6%17 providers
Ipswich99.4%16 providers
Jamaica Plain97.9%18 providers
Kingston99.3%16 providers
Lakeville99.7%17 providers
Lawrence99.6%20 providers
Leominster99.3%14 providers
Lexington99.7%22 providers
Longmeadow99.6%15 providers
Lowell98.0%17 providers
Ludlow100.0%13 providers
Lunenburg99.4%12 providers
Lynn99.6%21 providers
Lynnfield97.1%22 providers
Malden99.9%17 providers
Mansfield99.3%15 providers
Marblehead99.9%12 providers
Marlborough97.1%18 providers
Marshfield99.9%15 providers
Mashpee98.3%12 providers
Mattapan98.5%17 providers
Maynard99.8%15 providers
Medfield100.0%13 providers
Medford99.0%18 providers
Medway100.0%13 providers
Melrose100.0%13 providers
Methuen99.2%18 providers
Middleboro99.5%16 providers
Milford98.0%17 providers
Millbury100.0%16 providers
Milton97.3%15 providers
Nantucket99.7%13 providers
Natick100.0%18 providers
Needham98.3%14 providers
New Bedford99.8%16 providers
Newburyport99.3%18 providers
Newton99.9%18 providers
Newton Center92.3%18 providers
Norfolk81.7%14 providers
North Adams95.8%13 providers
North Andover98.6%19 providers
North Attleboro99.3%18 providers
North Billerica92.1%19 providers
North Dartmouth83.6%18 providers
North Easton97.7%16 providers
North Reading100.0%16 providers
Northampton93.8%15 providers
Northborough100.0%17 providers
Norton98.8%16 providers
Norwell99.4%17 providers
Norwood98.9%19 providers
Oxford100.0%14 providers
Peabody99.0%19 providers
Pembroke99.9%15 providers
Pepperell100.0%12 providers
Pittsfield99.5%14 providers
Plymouth97.1%15 providers
Quincy97.8%20 providers
Randolph99.7%17 providers
Raynham99.9%15 providers
Reading99.9%15 providers
Rehoboth100.0%11 providers
Revere99.4%13 providers
Rockland99.9%16 providers
Roslindale99.3%17 providers
Roxbury99.8%22 providers
Roxbury Crossing92.5%21 providers
Salem99.4%19 providers
Sandwich99.5%11 providers
Saugus99.6%17 providers
Scituate99.6%12 providers
Seekonk99.9%15 providers
Sharon98.8%14 providers
Shrewsbury100.0%17 providers
Somerset99.8%12 providers
Somerville100.0%23 providers
South Dartmouth99.8%14 providers
South Hadley91.5%13 providers
South Weymouth98.6%13 providers
Southbridge100.0%12 providers
Southwick99.7%12 providers
Spencer99.9%12 providers
Springfield99.2%18 providers
Stoneham99.2%16 providers
Stoughton99.4%17 providers
Sudbury100.0%15 providers
Swampscott99.9%17 providers
Swansea99.7%11 providers
Taunton99.2%15 providers
Tewksbury99.7%19 providers
Tyngsboro98.9%15 providers
Uxbridge100.0%12 providers
Wakefield99.4%14 providers
Walpole99.5%19 providers
Waltham94.2%26 providers
Ware99.2%11 providers
Wareham99.6%12 providers
Watertown100.0%18 providers
Wayland99.7%12 providers
Webster100.0%12 providers
Wellesley99.3%17 providers
Wellesley Hills87.2%21 providers
West Newton100.0%15 providers
West Roxbury98.9%18 providers
West Springfield98.5%17 providers
Westborough100.0%21 providers
Westfield95.6%13 providers
Westford99.4%17 providers
Weston99.8%15 providers
Westport99.3%14 providers
Westwood97.0%20 providers
Weymouth98.8%17 providers
Whitinsville99.9%12 providers
Whitman99.6%14 providers
Wilbraham100.0%16 providers
Wilmington100.0%19 providers
Winchendon98.0%11 providers
Winchester99.3%15 providers
Winthrop99.5%12 providers
Woburn98.6%22 providers
Worcester100.0%21 providers
Wrentham97.4%13 providers
Last Updated on 11/13/2018.

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