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Internet Providers in Amherst, Massachusetts
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Internet Access in Amherst, Massachusetts
The average download speed in Amherst is 122.59 Mbps. This is 28.4% slower than the average in Massachusetts and 16.1% faster than the national average.
- There are 13 internet providers in Amherst with 4 of those offering residential service
- Amherst is the 313th most connected city in Massachusetts ahead of Hatfield, but behind Granby, Hadley, Leverett, and Sunderland.
- Massachusetts is the 5th most connected state in the U.S.
- Almost 98% of consumers in Massachusetts have access to a wired connection with true broadband speeds faster than 25mbps.
- Fiber optic internet is available to just 1% of Hampshire County residents.
- Approximately 5,000 people in Hampshire County don't have access to any wired internet.
- The average internet download speed in Massachusetts is 171.11 mbps.
- In Hampshire County, approximately 19,000 people do not have access to 25mbps wired broadband.
- The fastest zip code in Amherst for July 2021 is 01002. (see all below).
Internet Statistics 2021
36.9% of consumers in Amherst14,000 People Only have access to 1 or fewer wired internet providers available at their address.
This data is calculated from FCC datasets which providers are legally required to supply twice a year. We further validate this data for accuracy.
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Summary Of Fastest Internet Providers In Amherst, Massachusetts
|Provider||Speed||Type||Time To Download 1 GB||Availability|
|XFINITY from Comcast||1,200 Mbps||Cable||6s||90.6%|
|Viasat Internet||100 Mbps||Satellite||1m 21s||100.0%|
|HughesNet||25 Mbps||Satellite||5m 27s||100.0%|