Internet Providers in Carlisle, MA

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Residential Internet Statistics for Carlisle, MA
Internet Providers: 4
Internet Plans: 7
Fastest Speed Available: 1,000 Mbps
Average Plan Price: $59.28

Internet Access in Carlisle, Massachusetts

Carlisle features only two dominent Internet technology choices to grapple with: coaxial cable (near one hundred percent coverage) and DSL (97.07% coverage). Cable Internet access is provided by cable TV corporations via their pre-existing coaxial television wires mounted on telephone poles. DSL Internet is sent over twisted copper phone lines. Most Carlisle neighborhoods and census blocks have access to cable service or DSL from two alternating Internet companies.

According to recent government reports, 2.93 percent of households (100 residents total) are limited to a single choice for wired broadband.

The information listed here comes from provider coverage reports, and is cross-validated with privatized data sources and direct provider reporting to output more accurate listings than governmental websites. Information on speed and pricing of individual broadband plans is generated by manually collecting tens of thousands of data points annually.

XFINITY from Comcast is a common second choice. They offer a maximum download speed of 987 Mbps. Aside from home Internet, there are 4 providers in Carlisle selling specialized enterprise and business technologies such as T1. Our results include all providers with explicit business packages advertised online, although some providers sell both home and business-class broadband.

Viasat Internet and HughesNet are the strongest providers in Carlisle so far as coverage area. These providers often overlap around Carlisle.

Internet Statistics 2021

100 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 Carlisle, Massachusetts

Provider Speed Type Time To Download 1 GB
XFINITY from Comcast 1,000 Mbps Cable 8s
Viasat Internet 100 Mbps Satellite 1m 21s
HughesNet 25 Mbps Satellite 5m 27s

Summary of Internet Providers Availability in Carlisle, Massachusetts

  • Xfinity - Cable - 99.9% Availability in Carlisle - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • Viasat - Satellite - 100.0% Availability in Carlisle - Speeds up to 100 Mbps
  • HughesNet - Satellite - 100.0% Availability in Carlisle - Speeds up to 25 Mbps

Internet Provider Competition Map For Carlisle

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Carlisle is the 236th most connected city in Massachusetts behind North Billerica, Billerica, Westford, Concord, and Chelmsford.

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

Approximately 12,000 people in Middlesex 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 97% of Carlisle 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 Middlesex County, approximately 23,000 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.

Data Caps in Carlisle

Data from our research team shows that popular providers in Carlisle use data caps on residential Internet packages. Data caps are disliked since subscribers view them as a strategy to stop streaming. Providers explain that they are a reasonable strategy for managing network congestion. In either case, the culprit is streaming video, which can eat up anywhere from one to seven Gigabytes/hour.

Summary Of Internet Providers In Carlisle

Provider Type Coverage Speed
XFINITY from Comcast Cable 99.9%+ 1,000 Mbps
Viasat Internet Satellite 100% 100 Mbps
HughesNet Satellite 100% 25 Mbps
Comcast Business Cable 97.8%+ 987 Mbps
North Atlantic Networks Fiber 100% 1,000 Mbps
TPx Communications Copper 8.4%+ 1.5 Mbps
Verizon Business Copper 4.3%+ 1.5 Mbps

Compare Carlisle to the 5 largest cities in the US

City Average Download Speed Number of Providers Average Cost per Mbps
Carlisle 55.2 Mbps 4 $0.11 ( + $0.00 )
New York 415.4 Mbps ( +360.2 Mbps ) 16 ( +12 ) $0.21 ( + $0.00 )
Los Angeles 118.9 Mbps ( +63.7 Mbps ) 17 ( +13 ) $0.15 ( + $0.00 )
Chicago 116.2 Mbps ( +61 Mbps ) 15 ( +11 ) $0.19 ( + $0.00 )
Houston 127.4 Mbps ( +72.2 Mbps ) 23 ( +19 ) $0.18 ( + $0.00 )
Philadelphia 127.6 Mbps ( +72.4 Mbps ) 8 ( +4 ) $0.18 ( + $0.00 )