Internet Providers in Amherst, MA

Residential Internet Statistics for Amherst, MA
Internet Service Providers: 4
Plans Start From: $39.99
Top Download Speed: 1.2 Gbps
Fastest Connection Type: Cable

Top Internet Providers in Amherst, Massachusetts:

Showing 1 to 6 Providers

  • 1. Xfinity
    71% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *1.2 Gbps
    • Cable
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • Cable
    71% Available
  • 2. T-Mobile 5G Home Internet
    56.4% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *182 Mbps
    • 5G Internet
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • 5G Internet
    56.4% Available
  • 3. Verizon
    85.6% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *15 Mbps
    • DSL
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • DSL
    85.6% Available
  • 4. Viasat
    100% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *100 Mbps
    • Satellite
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • Satellite
    100% Available
  • 5. 5. HughesNet
    100% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *25 Mbps
    • Satellite
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • Satellite
    100% Available
  • 6. 6. EarthLink 5G Home Internet
    56.4% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *100 Mbps
    • 5G Internet
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • 5G Internet
    56.4% Available
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Internet Access in Amherst, Massachusetts

Information below is calculated from the twice-annual FCC coverage filings. BroadbandNow leverages direct provider reports and other privatized data to enhance that data. Plan, pricing, and other data is collected by our research team. To date, we've analyzed 366 Internet deals for Amherst since 2014. speed averages graphed below are calculated from 65,588 local connections. They are intended for provider comparison purposes only.

According to recent government reports, 35.78 percent of Amherst households are limited to only one choice for home broadband, or in some cases none.

Taking a look now at network technologies with significant infrastructure already built in the Amherst area, we see that the most widespread physical wire broadband connection infrastructures are Cable (71.00 percent coverage) and 5G Internet (56.43 percent coverage). Regular cable TV corporations are the main source for cable home Internet, because they can re-purpose their pre-existing TV wires — which have already been built out to homes in the area — to connect customers to Internet service. Cable can often make sense for local residents due to the strong mix of speed and value.

Verizon is a common second choice, serving Amherst with a top speed of 15 Mbps. Aside from consumer Internet, there are 4 companies in Amherst selling specialized enterprise and smb subscriptions such as point-to-point connectivity. Our search results include every local provider with business packages online, although some providers offer both residential and business broadband.

Viasat Internet and HughesNet are the most commonly avialable providers in Amherst in terms of coverage area. The more common ISPs frequently cover the same addresses around Amherst.

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Summary Of Fastest Internet Providers In Amherst, Massachusetts

Provider Speed Type Time To Download 1 GB Availability
Xfinity 1,200 Mbps Cable 6s 71.0%
Viasat Internet 100 Mbps Satellite 1m 21s 100.0%
T-Mobile 5G Home Internet 182 Mbps 5G Internet 45s 56.4%
HughesNet 25 Mbps Satellite 5m 27s 100.0%
EarthLink 5G Home Internet 100 Mbps 5G Internet 1m 21s 56.4%
14,000 People Only have access to 1 or fewer wired internet providers available at their address.

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This data is calculated from FCC datasets which providers are legally required to supply twice a year. We further validate this data for accuracy.

Amherst is the 311th most connected city in Massachusetts ahead of Hatfield, but behind Granby, Hadley, Leverett, and Sunderland.

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The “Connected” metric is a citywide average based on FCC data showing the density of broadband options at the census block level.

Approximately 5,000 people in Hampshire County don't have access to any wired internet.

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This statistic is drawn from the population in census blocks not served by at least one wired broadband provider.

Approximately 64% of Amherst residents are serviced by multiple wired providers.

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This coverage statistic is based on a mix of FCC and private provider reporting in the past two quarters.

In Hampshire County, approximately 18,000 people do not have access to 25 Mbps wired broadband.

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25 Mbps download and 3 Mbps upload is the minimum speed for an Internet connection to be classified as “Broadband” by the FCC.

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Compare Amherst to the 5 largest cities in the US

City Average Download Speed Number of Providers Average Cost per Mbps
Amherst 99.2 Mbps 7 $1.03 ( + $0.00 )
New York 581.7 Mbps ( +482.5 Mbps ) 22 ( +15 ) $0.34 ( $0.00 )
Los Angeles 172.8 Mbps ( +73.6 Mbps ) 21 ( +14 ) $0.25 ( $0.00 )
Chicago 199.7 Mbps ( +100.5 Mbps ) 20 ( +13 ) $0.24 ( $0.00 )
Houston 202.2 Mbps ( +103 Mbps ) 27 ( +20 ) $0.25 ( $0.00 )
Philadelphia 196.5 Mbps ( +97.3 Mbps ) 11 ( +4 ) $0.39 ( $0.00 )