Internet Providers in Brookline, MA

Residential Internet Statistics for Brookline, MA
Internet Service Providers: 6
Plans Start From: $20.99
Top Download Speed: 1.2 Gbps
Fastest Connection Type: Fiber

Top Internet Providers in Brookline, Massachusetts:

Showing 1 to 8 Providers

  • 1. Xfinity
    99% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *1.2 Gbps
    • Cable
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • Cable
    99% Available
  • 2. Verizon
    98.7% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *940 Mbps
    • Fiber
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • Fiber
    98.7% Available
  • 3. Viasat
    100% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *100 Mbps
    • Satellite
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • Satellite
    100% Available
  • 4. HughesNet
    100% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *25 Mbps
    • Satellite
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • Satellite
    100% Available
  • 5. 5. T-Mobile 5G Home Internet
    26.4% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *182 Mbps
    • 5G Internet
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • 5G Internet
    26.4% Available
  • 6. 6. Astound Broadband Powered by RCN
    95.2% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *1 Gbps
    • Cable
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • Cable
    95.2% Available
  • 7. 7. Starry Internet
    92.9% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *200 Mbps
    • Fixed Wireless
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • Fixed Wireless
    92.9% Available
  • 8. 8. netBlazr
    84.5% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *500 Mbps
    • Fixed Wireless
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • Fixed Wireless
    84.5% Available
3 Business internet providers are hidden due to low coverage in Brookline. See All

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Internet Access in Brookline, Massachusetts

4-5 Internet providers are available for the average Brookline resident. This is a good amount of choice contrasted with similar-sized cities. Competition of two or more ISPs in a city often results in lower pricing.

Xfinity is an second choice, serving Brookline with 99 percent local availability and a maximum speed of 1,000 Mbps. Wired Internet isn't the only option for Internet service for residents of Brookline. fixed wireless outfits such as Starry Internet can offer 200 Mbps via wireless technology. There are also 9 providers in Brookline selling enterprise and business services such as T1 or custom fiber loops. We list all providers with explicit business plans online, although some sell both residential and business broadband.

The data listed here is primarily sourced via FCC filings, and is through privatized data sources and direct provider reporting to provide more granular resources than can be accessed through the FCC directly. Address-level information is currently only available for select Internet providers. Data about pricing and speed of listed Internet plans is sourced by our research and analysis team, who collect thousands of plans annually.

Taking a look now at network technology installed across the Brookline area, we see that the most prevalent physical wire Internet technology infrastructures are Cable (99.01 percent coverage) and DSL and Fiber (98.68 percent coverage). Cable Internet is marketed by former television operators, using existing TV network connections. Local customers of cable ISPs like Xfinity generally select cable due to the combination of low prices for decent speeds. (At least, compared to DSL.)

According to the latest FCC data and direct provider reports, Viasat Internet and HughesNet are the strongest providers in Brookline in terms of coverage area. These providers often compete at addresses around Brookline.

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Summary Of Fastest Internet Providers In Brookline, Massachusetts

Provider Speed Type Time To Download 1 GB Availability
Xfinity 1,200 Mbps Cable 6s 99.0%
Astound Broadband Powered by RCN 1,000 Mbps Cable 8s 95.2%
Viasat Internet 100 Mbps Satellite 1m 21s 100.0%
HughesNet 25 Mbps Satellite 5m 27s 100.0%
T-Mobile 5G Home Internet 182 Mbps 5G Internet 45s 26.4%
900 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.

Brookline is the 13th most connected city in Massachusetts ahead of Allston, Chestnut Hill, Brighton, and Jamaica Plain, but behind Newton Center.

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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 8,000 people in Norfolk 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 98% of Brookline 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 Norfolk County, approximately 10,000 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 Brookline to the 5 largest cities in the US

City Average Download Speed Number of Providers Average Cost per Mbps
Brookline 281.9 Mbps 11 $0.37 ( + $0.00 )
New York 581.7 Mbps ( +299.8 Mbps ) 22 ( +11 ) $0.34 ( $0.00 )
Los Angeles 172.8 Mbps ( -109.1 Mbps ) 21 ( +10 ) $0.25 ( $0.00 )
Chicago 199.7 Mbps ( -82.2 Mbps ) 20 ( +9 ) $0.24 ( $0.00 )
Houston 202.2 Mbps ( -79.7 Mbps ) 27 ( +16 ) $0.25 ( $0.00 )
Philadelphia 196.5 Mbps ( -85.4 Mbps ) 11 $0.39 ( + $0.00 )