Internet Providers in Brookline, Massachusetts

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Most Popular Internet Providers in Brookline, Massachusetts:

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  • 1. Xfinity
    99% Available
    99%

    Available

    Speeds up to:
    1000 Mbps
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    35 Mbps
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    • Cable
    • Internet Plans: 4
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 0
    • Speed Range: 50-1000mbps
    • Connection: Cable
    • Price Range: $29.99 - $95.95
    • Contracts: 1 Year - None required
    Deal
    There are 13 active deals on select plans from this provider
  • 2. T-Mobile Home Internet
    Available
    26.4%

    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
  • 3. Verizon High Speed Internet
    98.7% Available
    98.7%

    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
  • 4. 4. Viasat
    100% Available
    100%

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    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%

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    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
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    There are 4 active deals on select plans from this provider
  • 6. 6. Verizon Fios
    2.5% Available
    2.5%

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    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
  • 7. 7. RCN
    95.2% Available
    95.2%

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    Speeds up to:
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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
  • 8. 8. Starry Internet
    92.9% Available
    92.9%

    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
  • 9. 9. netBlazr
    84.5% Available
    84.5%

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    Speeds up to:
    500 Mbps
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    500 Mbps
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    • Fixed Wireless
    • Internet Plans: 1
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 0
    • Speed Range: 200-500mbps
    • Connection: Fixed Wireless
    • Installation: Free installation.
    • Price Range: $39.95 - $39.95
    • Contracts: None required
2 Business internet providers are hidden due to low coverage in Brookline. See All
  • 1. AT&T Wireless
    100% Available
    100%

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    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
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    0.2 Mbps
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    • 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%

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    Speeds up to:
    10 Mbps
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    6 Mbps
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    • 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%

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    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

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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 from Comcast 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 T-Mobile Home Internet can offer 25 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 (98.68 percent coverage). Cable Internet is marketed by former television operators, using existing TV network connections. Local customers of cable ISPs like XFINITY from Comcast generally select cable due to the combination of low prices for decent speeds. (At least, compared to DSL.) Phone providers usually offer DSL Internet, because DSL, or "Digital Subscriber Line," sends Internet data over telephone lines. Compared to other copper-based networks, the twisted copper construction seen in telephone wires has lower speeds and bandwidth than newer wire types such as cable and fiber.

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.

Internet Statistics 2021

900 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 Brookline, Massachusetts

Provider Speed Type Time To Download 1 GB Availability
XFINITY from Comcast 1,000 Mbps Cable 8s 99.0%
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%

Internet Provider Competition Map For Brookline

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

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.

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.

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.

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 Access for Education in Brookline

Newbury College and The New England Institute Of Art are the biggest universities in Brookline. For the 1,429 combined students living in the area, strong internet access is a must for accessing educational materials and conducting research. Students living surrounding Newbury College and The New England Institute Of Art are likely to be choosing between the major providers outlined above. Speed test records from the zip code where both campuses are located show an average speed of 282.87 Mbps. Average speeds can be different due to the fact that they reflect residential networking issues, and the real speed you can achieve shouldn't be less than 10–30percent below the advertised speeds here.
FCC and US Government reports frequently cite the need to better broadband availability for college and high school attendees.

Data Caps Around Brookline

Data from our researchers suggests that common providers in the area use data caps on home Internet connections. Data caps are controversial because customers see them as a tactic to limit streaming. Providers explain they are a necessary tool for managing network congestion. Either way, the issue is the same: streaming services, which can consume 1–7GB per hour.

Compare Brookline to the 5 largest cities in the US

City Average Download Speed Number of Providers Average Cost per Mbps
Brookline 269 Mbps 9 $0.27 ( + $0.00 )
New York 545.6 Mbps ( +276.6 Mbps ) 19 ( +10 ) $0.26 ( $0.00 )
Los Angeles 161.3 Mbps ( -107.7 Mbps ) 17 ( +8 ) $0.23 ( $0.00 )
Chicago 180.9 Mbps ( -88.1 Mbps ) 17 ( +8 ) $0.23 ( $0.00 )
Houston 186.6 Mbps ( -82.4 Mbps ) 24 ( +15 ) $0.23 ( $0.00 )
Philadelphia 179.1 Mbps ( -89.9 Mbps ) 9 $0.30 ( + $0.00 )

Customer Reviews of Internet Providers in Brookline

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.

A refreshing change

Everything has gone smoothly since moving into our home a few months ago and activating RCN internet service. Customer service is very friendly on the phone. Internet packages are very reasonable prices compared to the competition.

Tolerable

Internet is ok, but not super fast. I was able to handle two laptops downloading movies etc. We have the 'basic' TV package - 40 channels of shopping, PBS and HBO. Not a good deal.