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Internet Providers in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts
Residential Internet Statistics for Chestnut Hill, MA
|Fastest Speed Available:||1,200 Mbps|
|Average Plan Price:||$52.99|
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Internet Access in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts
There are 7 providers in Chestnut Hill with residential service, and a total of 17 including specialized smb, enterprise, and mobile providers like RCN Business Solutions and XFINITY from Comcast.
So far as Internet availability, the average Chestnut Hill home has 3 companies serving their address. Only 15.72 percent of the Chestnut Hill population are limited to one or fewer options for home Internet.
The data on this page is primarily sourced from provider coverage reports specific to Chestnut Hill, and is enhanced using privatized databases to create more useful resources than is available from government websites. Information about pricing and speeds of specific broadband plans is generated by our research experts, who gather tens of thousands of data points every year. There are 453 collected plans in Chestnut Hill from 2014 to the present. There are 52 Internet packages currently on the market.
Taking a look at network technology installed within Chestnut Hill, we see that the most prevalent wired broadband tech types are Cable (87.35 percent coverage) and Fiber (36.84 percent coverage). Cable is sold by television companies, who use their already-built TV network connections. Cable often makes sense for Chestnut Hill residents because of the strong speeds in an attainable price range. Fiber infrastructure is composed of more modern Fiber-optical lines, which are composed of hair-like glass strands which deliver binary data as light. Fiber network technology offers stronger speed, but may switch over to older copper cables in the "last mile" near a subscriber. Copper-based technology can hamper performance, but are still usually a grade higher than cable/DSL.
According to the latest FCC data and direct provider reporting, Viasat Internet and HughesNet are the largest providers in Chestnut Hill as measured by coverage area. As the interactive maps below show, the more common ISPs often overlap in different neighborhoods around Chestnut Hill.
Internet Statistics 2021
15.7% of consumers in Chestnut Hill3,000 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 Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts
|Provider||Speed||Type||Time To Download 1 GB||Availability|
|XFINITY from Comcast||1,200 Mbps||Cable||6s||87.4%|
|Viasat Internet||100 Mbps||Satellite||1m 21s||100.0%|
|HughesNet||25 Mbps||Satellite||5m 27s||100.0%|
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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.
This statistic is drawn from the population in census blocks not served by at least one wired broadband provider.
Fiber coverage data is sourced from FCC Form 477 filings and cross-validated through BroadbandNow with private datasets and direct provider reporting.
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 Access for Education in Chestnut Hill
Boston College and Pine Manor College are the biggest universities in Chestnut Hill. For the 14,759 combined students living in the area, strong internet access is a must for obtaining educational materials and conducting research. Students living near Boston College and Pine Manor College are likely to be choosing between the major providers outlined above. Speed test records from the zip where both campuses are located show an average speed of 87.2 Mbps. Average download speeds are often different due to the fact that they include home networking problems, and the actual download speed you can expect shouldn't be less than 10–30percent less than the advertised speeds on this page. FCC and US Government reports regularly cite the need to improve internet service availability for college and high school attendees.
Data Caps Around Chestnut Hill
Data collected by our researchers shows that many of the top providers in Chestnut Hill currently place a limit on streaming for their residential broadband connections. Data caps are disliked since consumers view caps as a tactic for limiting streaming, while providers maintain they are a necessary tool for managing heavy network traffic. In either case, the issue is the same: video streaming, which can eat up anywhere from 1–7GB/hr.
Compare Chestnut Hill to the 5 largest cities in the US
|City||Average Download Speed||Number of Providers||Average Cost per Mbps|
|Chestnut Hill||87.2 Mbps||7||$0.35 ( + $0.00 )|
|New York||534.4 Mbps ( +447.2 Mbps )||17 ( +10 )||$0.89 ( + $0.00 )|
|Los Angeles||148.8 Mbps ( +61.6 Mbps )||17 ( +10 )||$0.23 ( $0.00 )|
|Chicago||160.6 Mbps ( +73.4 Mbps )||15 ( +8 )||$0.26 ( $0.00 )|
|Houston||169.5 Mbps ( +82.3 Mbps )||23 ( +16 )||$0.25 ( $0.00 )|
|Philadelphia||162.1 Mbps ( +74.9 Mbps )||8 ( +1 )||$0.38 ( + $0.00 )|