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Internet Providers in Chicopee, Massachusetts
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Internet Access in Chicopee, Massachusetts
Chicopee has two major broadband network options to understand — cable (near one hundred percent availability) and DSL (97.93% availability). Cable Internet access is usually provided via TV companies via their pre-existing copper coaxial TV wires mounted on telephone poles. DSL, similarly, is sent via landline phone wires. The majority of Chicopee neighborhoods and census blocks can access coaxial cable or DSL service from at least two ISPs.
Viasat Internet is the most widely available Internet option for Chicopee residents. The provider is accessible for near one hundred percent of Chicopee. HughesNet is the most likely second option, providing virtually one hundred percent of the area with Satellite service. HughesNet's fastest plan for Chicopee is 25 megabits per second.
Since most buildings are only wired for one phone (DSL) provider and one cable company, the majority of Chicopee households have 3 wired broadband providers to choose from. 2.21% of the Chicopee area — 1,000 people in total — have one or fewer choices. Regardless of alternative technologies available, cable and DSL Internet services almost always provide the most agreeable pricing and data packages for home use.
Spectrum provides an alternative, serving Chicopee with a top speed of 940 Mbps. Wired broadband isn't the only way to get Internet access in Chicopee. fixed wireless providers like Omnipoint Technology are able to reach 50 Mbps or more via wireless hardware. There are also 8 companies in Chicopee selling specialized enterprise and business/smb subscriptions such as SD-WAN. We list all providers with business packages on their website.
The broadband availability insights on the page below are based on a mix of governmental data and private data we source directly from telecoms. Averaged statistics about speed data is sourced primarily from M-Labs.  Our market research team has hand-sourced price for 368 broadband plans and bundles within Chicopee as of 2021.
- There are 17 internet providers in Chicopee with 6 of those offering residential service
- Chicopee is the 130th most connected city in Massachusetts ahead of Ludlow, Indian Orchard, Holyoke, and West Springfield, but behind Springfield.
- The fastest zip code in Chicopee for July 2021 is 01013. (see all below).
Internet Statistics 2021
2.2% of consumers in Chicopee1,000 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 Chicopee, Massachusetts
|Provider||Speed||Type||Time To Download 1 GB||Availability|
|XFINITY from Comcast||1,200 Mbps||Cable||6s||2.2%|
|Viasat Internet||100 Mbps||Satellite||1m 21s||100.0%|
|HughesNet||25 Mbps||Satellite||5m 27s||100.0%|
Internet Providers in Nearby Cities
- Indian Orchard, MA
- Springfield, MA
- Holyoke, MA
- Ludlow, MA
- West Springfield, MA
- South Hadley, MA
- Granby, MA
- Wilbraham, MA
- Agawam, MA
- East Longmeadow, MA
- Easthampton, MA
- Longmeadow, MA
- Feeding Hills, MA
- Southampton, MA
- Westfield, MA
- Three Rivers, MA
- Belchertown, MA
- Hampden, MA
- Florence, MA
- Northampton, MA
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.
Zip-based speed averages are calculated from M-Labs consumer speed tests run by IP addresses in the area.
25 Mbps download and 3 Mbps upload is the minimum speed for an Internet connection to be classified as “Broadband” by the FCC.
Internet for Educational Purposes in Chicopee
Economic development reports regularly spot a large pattern between broadband access and improved education. At college, personal Internet access is almost a necessity as colleges including College Of Our Lady Of The Elms move online platforms to distribute coursework. Looking at 4,458 speed tests recorded over the past year at locations within 2 miles of College Of Our Lady Of The Elms campus, performance averages are around 74.05 Mbps — far above the lowest speeds needed for viewing video and operating hosted or communication platforms.
Data Cap Issues and Video Streaming Around Chicopee
Data from our research team shows that popular providers place some sort of limit on data use on home broadband connections. Data caps are controversial since customers view caps as a tactic to stop streaming. Providers maintain that data caps are a reasonable strategy as they struggle to manage network traffic. Either way, the problem is video streaming, which easily eats up one to seven Gigabytes per hour.
Compare Chicopee to the 5 largest cities in the US
|City||Average Download Speed||Number of Providers||Average Cost per Mbps|
|Chicopee||87.6 Mbps||6||$0.30 ( + $0.00 )|
|New York||534.4 Mbps ( +446.8 Mbps )||17 ( +11 )||$0.41 ( + $0.00 )|
|Los Angeles||148.8 Mbps ( +61.2 Mbps )||17 ( +11 )||$0.22 ( $0.00 )|
|Chicago||160.6 Mbps ( +73 Mbps )||15 ( +9 )||$0.25 ( $0.00 )|
|Houston||169.5 Mbps ( +81.9 Mbps )||23 ( +17 )||$0.24 ( $0.00 )|
|Philadelphia||162.1 Mbps ( +74.5 Mbps )||8 ( +2 )||$0.30 ( + $0.00 )|