Internet Providers in Boston, Massachusetts

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Most Popular Internet Providers in Boston, Massachusetts:

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  • 1. Xfinity
    96.2% Available
    96.2%

    Available

    Speeds up to:
    1200 Mbps
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    35 Mbps
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    • Cable
    • Internet Plans: 5
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 0
    • Speed Range: 50-1200mbps
    • Connection: Cable
    • Price Range: $29.99 - $95.95
    • Contracts: 1 Year - 2 Years required
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    There are 14 active deals on select plans from this provider
  • 2. Verizon High Speed Internet
    98.8% Available
    98.8%

    Available

    Speeds up to:
    15 Mbps
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    1 Mbps
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    • DSL
    • Internet Plans: 2
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 0
    • Speed Range: 15-15mbps
    • Connection: DSL
    • Installation: Activation waived online. FREE self-installation kit.
    • Price Range: $40 - $74.99
    • Contracts: None required
  • 3. T-Mobile Home Internet
    30.4% Available
    30.4%

    Available

    Speeds up to:
    100 Mbps
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    3 Mbps
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    • Fixed Wireless
    • Internet Plans: 2
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 0
    • Speed Range: 100-100mbps
    • Connection: Fixed Wireless
    • Price Range: $50 - $55
    • Contracts: None required
    Deal
    There are 1 active deals on select plans from this provider
  • 4. 4. Viasat
    100% Available
    100%

    Available

    Speeds up to:
    100 Mbps
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    3 Mbps
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    • Satellite
    • Internet Plans: 4
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 0
    • Speed Range: 12-100mbps
    • Connection: Satellite
    • Price Range: $64.99 - $249.99
    • Contracts: 2 Years required
    Deal
    There are 3 active deals on select plans from this provider
  • 5. 5. HughesNet
    100% Available
    100%

    Available

    Speeds up to:
    25 Mbps
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    3 Mbps
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    • Satellite
    • Internet Plans: 4
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 0
    • Speed Range: 25-25mbps
    • Connection: Satellite
    • Installation: Standard installation is free.
    • Price Range: $39.99 - $149.99
    • Contracts: 2 Years required
    Deal
    There are 4 active deals on select plans from this provider
  • 6. Xfinity
    0.2% Available
    0.2%

    Available

    Speeds up to:
    3000 Mbps
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    2000 Mbps
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    • Fiber
    • Internet Plans: 1
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 0
    • Speed Range: 3000-3000mbps
    • Connection: Fiber
    • Price Range: $299.95 - $299.95
    • Contracts: 2 Years required
    Deal
    There are 1 active deals on select plans from this provider
  • 7. 6. Verizon Fios
    7% Available
    7%

    Available

    Speeds up to:
    940 Mbps
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    880 Mbps
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    • Fiber
    • Internet Plans: 3
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 1
    • Speed Range: 200-950mbps
    • Connection: Fiber
    • Price Range: $39.99 - $154.99
    • Contracts: None required
    Deal
    There are 4 active deals on select plans from this provider
  • 8. Cox
    0% Available
    0%

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    Speeds up to:
    1000 Mbps
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    35 Mbps
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    • Cable
    • Internet Plans: 5
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 8
    • Speed Range: 25-1000mbps
    • Connection: Cable
    • Price Range: $29.99 - $229.99
    • Contracts: 1 Year required
    Deal
    There are 8 active deals on select plans from this provider
  • 9. 7. netBlazr
    90.9% Available
    90.9%

    Available

    Speeds up to:
    1000 Mbps
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    1000 Mbps
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    • Fixed Wireless
    • Internet Plans: 1
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 0
    • Speed Range: 200-1000mbps
    • Connection: Fixed Wireless
    • Installation: Free installation.
    • Price Range: $39.95 - $39.95
    • Contracts: None required
  • 10. 8. Starry Internet
    86.1% Available
    86.1%

    Available

    Speeds up to:
    200 Mbps
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    200 Mbps
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    • Fixed Wireless
    • Internet Plans: 1
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 0
    • Speed Range: 200-200mbps
    • Connection: Fixed Wireless
    • Installation: Free installation.
    • Price Range: $50 - $50
    • Contracts: None required
  • 11. 9. RCN
    24.1% Available
    24.1%

    Available

    Speeds up to:
    1000 Mbps
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    20 Mbps
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    • Cable
    • Internet Plans: 4
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 10
    • Speed Range: 100-1000mbps
    • Connection: Cable
    • Installation: Free installation with promo code RCNOFFER when you order online.
    • Price Range: $29.99 - $125.06
    • Contracts: None required
  • 12. 10. Starry Internet
    4.3% Available
    4.3%

    Available

    Speeds up to:
    200 Mbps
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  • 13. netBlazr
    1.1% Available
    1.1%

    Available

    Speeds up to:
    500 Mbps
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  • 14. Windstream
    0.5% Available
    0.5%

    Available

    Speeds up to:
    1000 Mbps
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    • Fixed Wireless
    • Internet Plans: 4
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 0
    • Speed Range: 50-1000mbps
    • Connection: Fixed Wireless
    • Price Range: $45 - $90
    • Contracts: None required
    Deal
    There are 4 active deals on select plans from this provider
4 Residential internet providers are hidden due to low coverage in Boston. See All
9 Business internet providers are hidden due to low coverage in Boston. See All
  • 1. AT&T Wireless
    100% Available
    100%

    Available

    Speeds up to:
    10 Mbps
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    3 Mbps
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    • Mobile Broadband
    • Internet Plans: 2
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 0
    • Speed Range: 0-10mbps
    • Connection: Mobile Broadband
    • Price Range: $50 - $75
  • 2. Metro® by T-Mobile
    100% Available
    100%

    Available

    Speeds up to:
    0.768 Mbps
    Download
    0.2 Mbps
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    • Deal
    • Mobile Broadband
    • Internet Plans: 3
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 0
    • Speed Range: 0-0.768mbps
    • Connection: Mobile Broadband
    • Price Range: $40 - $60
    Deal
    There are 2 active deals on select plans from this provider
  • 3. T-Mobile
    100% Available
    100%

    Available

    Speeds up to:
    10 Mbps
    Download
    6 Mbps
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    • Deal
    • Mobile Broadband
    • Internet Plans: 3
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 0
    • Speed Range: 0-10mbps
    • Connection: Mobile Broadband
    • Price Range: $60 - $85
    Deal
    There are 3 active deals on select plans from this provider
  • 4. 4. Verizon
    100% Available
    100%

    Available

    Speeds up to:
    10 Mbps
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    3 Mbps
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    • Deal
    • Mobile Broadband
    • Internet Plans: 2
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 0
    • Speed Range: 0-10mbps
    • Connection: Mobile Broadband
    • Price Range: $55 - $65
    Deal
    There are 2 active deals on select plans from this provider

Dig in:

Internet Access in Boston, Massachusetts

As it stands, there are 14 Internet service providers in Boston with home service, and a total of 49 including business and mobile providers like GTT Communications. (Some may be "doubles", since many providers list home and smb service under separate branches.)

So far as Internet availability, the average location in Boston has 4 companies serving their location, or precisely 4.13 providers per census block. Still, 3.86 percent of Boston residents are stuck with one or fewer options for home Internet service.

The data listed here comes from FCC coverage reports. Data is cross-validated using private databases and direct provider reporting to output more useful listings than is available from the FCC directly. Data on pricing and speed of current Internet plans is generated by manually collecting thousands of plans annually. We've catalogued 682 Boston Internet plans since 2014. There are 78 Internet packages currently available in the area.

Viasat Internet offers the largest coverage area for Boston residents. They are accessible for close to one hundred percent of Boston. HughesNet is the most likely second option, serving practically one hundred percent of the area with Satellite service. The fastest plan we've found for HughesNet in Boston is 25 Mbps.

To summarize, Cable and DSL are the most commonly available kinds of broadband service available in the Boston area. The mapping and user speed test data below show how the actual speed test results differ between neighborhoods and ISPs in Boston.

Internet Statistics 2021

8,000 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 Boston, Massachusetts

Provider Speed Type Time To Download 1 GB Availability
Xfinity 3,000 Mbps Fiber 2s 0.2%
Xfinity 1,200 Mbps Cable 6s 96.2%
Cox Communications 1,000 Mbps Cable 8s 0.0%
RCN 1,000 Mbps Cable 8s 24.1%
netBlazr 500 Mbps Fiber 16s 1.1%
Starry Internet 200 Mbps Fiber 40s 4.3%
Viasat Internet 100 Mbps Satellite 1m 21s 100.0%
T-Mobile Home Internet 100 Mbps Fixed Wireless 1m 21s 30.4%
HughesNet 25 Mbps Satellite 5m 27s 100.0%

Internet Provider Competition Map For Boston

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Boston is the 9th most connected city in Massachusetts ahead of Roxbury Crossing, Dorchester Center, Roxbury, Dorchester, and Charlestown.

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

Approximately 6,000 people in Suffolk County don't have access to any wired internet.

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

Fiber Availability: 12% of people living in Boston have residential fiber service available to them.

Fiber coverage data is sourced from FCC Form 477 filings and cross-validated through BroadbandNow with private datasets and direct provider reporting.

Approximately 96% of Boston residents are serviced by multiple wired providers.

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

In Suffolk County, approximately 13,000 people do not have access to 25 Mbps wired broadband.

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

Internet Availability close to Boston University and Northeastern University

Within the 2 mile area around Boston University, the average house or apartment building has 3 different choices for consumer internet access. Northeastern University currently shows 3.69 internet service options to pick from for residential addresses in a two miles of campus. Both Boston University and Northeastern University have average download speeds that are appropriate for students needs like watching films, sending big folders, and video gaming. Speed test records from within the zip code where Boston University is based show an average speed of 224.26 Mbps download, as opposed with 176.88 Mbps within the Northeastern University area. Plans in this range aren't guaranteed to be accessible in every block around campus, and may be unaccessible in apartment buildings. Remember that these averages are calculatedbased on performance analysis', and performance will likely be closer to the advertised download speeds provided here.

Compare Boston to the 5 largest cities in the US

City Average Download Speed Number of Providers Average Cost per Mbps
Boston 215.5 Mbps 14 $0.39 ( + $0.00 )
New York 545.6 Mbps ( +330.1 Mbps ) 19 ( +5 ) $0.33 ( $0.00 )
Los Angeles 161.3 Mbps ( -54.2 Mbps ) 18 ( +4 ) $0.29 ( $0.00 )
Chicago 180.9 Mbps ( -34.6 Mbps ) 17 ( +3 ) $0.24 ( $0.00 )
Houston 186.6 Mbps ( -28.9 Mbps ) 24 ( +10 ) $0.23 ( $0.00 )
Philadelphia 179.1 Mbps ( -36.4 Mbps ) 9 ( -5 ) $0.39 ( + $0.00 )

Customer Reviews of Internet Providers in Boston

Terrible customer service

Xfinity has terrible customer service. They make it extremely hard to speak to a live agent on the phone when you have questions and concerns that are not directly addressed by the automated messages when you call their customer service line. They do not treat returning customers well and I think I spend way too much money a month on their internet and cable services to not be able to speak to a customer service agent when there is an issue with something on my bill. Truly disappointed by Xfinity and how they treat loyal customers. Also the service has gotten significantly worse over the years.

Solid but unexciting Internet service

We've used Verizon for Internet service for over five years. Positives: Very reliable - almost no down times. Customer service, on the few occasions where I've needed it, has been quick and helpful. Reasonable cost. Negatives: I just ran a speed test. Download -- 4.83 Mbps Upload -- .71 Mbps. That's pretty meh in a major metro area.