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Internet Providers in Bridgewater, Massachusetts
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Internet Access in Bridgewater, Massachusetts
Bridgewater offers 7 home Internet providers, or 15 if you include business and mobile. Consumers have access to 7 broadband choices such as DSL or cable.
DSL and cable are the primary broadband options in the Bridgewater area. They are fighting over customers at many addresses and generally competing on service quality. Cable network speed is overall stronger, but big-picture performance metrics seen with either system are similar and which is "best" frequently varies from block to block based on the network infrastructure in a given neighborhood. Local speed test records suggest that the area's infrastructure is above-average, coming in 17.40 percent above the state average so far as download rates.
Coverage from Viasat Internet and HughesNet, in most cases, will overlap. As you might predict, the decision between Viasat and HughesNet is common in Bridgewater.
Looking at less fortunate communities within Bridgewater, as many as 3,000 people have only one or fewer options for wired Internet service.
Coverage data found here comes from FCC provider-reported data, which compels providers in Bridgewater to submit availability data biannually. Using our relationships with telecom companies nationally, we are able to verify public data with private data including lit addresses submitted via Internet providers. Our speed averages are calculated from actual speed tests from the Bridgewater area from M-Labs, a tool integrated with Chrome search results and BroadbandNow. The rest of the datapoints and statistics included below come from NTIA and Census archives.
Internet Statistics 2022
12.9% of consumers in Bridgewater3,000 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 Bridgewater, Massachusetts
|Provider||Speed||Type||Time To Download 1 GB||Availability|
|Viasat Internet||100 Mbps||Satellite||1m 21s||100.0%|
|T-Mobile Home Internet||115 Mbps||Fixed Wireless||1m 11s||48.3%|
|HughesNet||25 Mbps||Satellite||5m 27s||100.0%|
|Ultra Home Internet||100 Mbps||Fixed Wireless||1m 21s||48.3%|
Internet Providers in Nearby Cities
Internet Provider Competition Map For Bridgewater
The “Connected” metric is a citywide average based on FCC data showing the density of broadband options at the census block level.
This statistic is drawn from the population in census blocks not served by at least one wired broadband provider.
This coverage statistic is based on a mix of FCC and private provider reporting in the past two quarters.
25 Mbps download and 3 Mbps upload is the minimum speed for an Internet connection to be classified as “Broadband” by the FCC.
Internet Service Coverage Near Bridgewater State University
Students living within two miles of Bridgewater State University can expect to have a selection of 1 Internet providers. As elsewhere in Bridgewater, Viasat and HughesNet are the most common options. Speed test data suggests that internet performance in the Bridgewater State University area exceeds 25 Mbps, with averages in the zip around (227.57 Mbps as of our latest data.) This speed should be enough for students in Bridgewater who want to stream HD video, split the cost of a connection with housemates, and etc. That said, since these averages are based on openly available speed test data, they often trend lower than actual top speeds obtainable in an area. Use the zip search field on this page to see more information on broadband internet options at a specific address.
Compare Bridgewater to the 5 largest cities in the US
|City||Average Download Speed||Number of Providers||Average Cost per Mbps|
|Bridgewater||225.6 Mbps||7||$0.33 ( + $0.00 )|
|New York||545.6 Mbps ( +320 Mbps )||21 ( +14 )||$0.31 ( $0.00 )|
|Los Angeles||161.3 Mbps ( -64.3 Mbps )||20 ( +13 )||$0.32 ( $0.00 )|
|Chicago||180.9 Mbps ( -44.7 Mbps )||19 ( +12 )||$0.25 ( $0.00 )|
|Houston||186.6 Mbps ( -39 Mbps )||26 ( +19 )||$0.23 ( $0.00 )|
|Philadelphia||179.1 Mbps ( -46.5 Mbps )||10 ( +3 )||$0.36 ( + $0.00 )|