Internet Providers in Colrain, Massachusetts

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Residential Internet Statistics for Colrain, MA
Wired Internet Providers: 1
Average Speed Test Result: 6.99 Mbps
Top Advertised Speed: 15 Mbps
No Broadband Access: 99.82%

Internet Access in Colrain, Massachusetts

Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) has the strongest coverage footprint in Colrain. HughesNet is also widely available.

When we're looking at network tech available in the city, the most frequently available physical wire Internet connection types are DSL (95.77 percent coverage) and Satellite (virtually one hundred percent coverage). Telephone companies usually offer DSL connections, because DSL, or "Digital Subscriber Line," sends Internet data via telephone wires. Compared to other copper cables, the twisted copper construction of telephone lines outputs lower speeds and bandwidth compared to cable and significantly less than fiber.

Verizon High Speed Internet provides an alternative. They offer 95 percent availability and a top download speed of 15 Mbps. Outside of consumer Internet, there are also 3 companies within the area offering enterprise-level subscriptions like point-to-point connectivity. Our listings include every provider with business services online.

As of the latest FCC reports, 4.23 percent of households have only one option for home broadband.

The broadband access statistics here and elsewhere on BroadbandNow are calculated from governmental data from the FCC and private data we collect from telecoms. Average statistics regarding speed averages is sourced via M-Labs. The BroadbandNow market researchers have hand-collected price and service data on 195 broadband offerings within Colrain to date.

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Summary Of Fastest Internet Providers In Colrain, Massachusetts

Provider Speed Type Time To Download 1 GB
Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) 100 Mbps Satellite 1m 21s
HughesNet 25 Mbps Satellite 5m 27s

Summary of Internet Providers Availability in Colrain, Massachusetts

  • Viasat - 100.0% Availability in Colrain - Speeds up to 100 Mbps
  • HughesNet - 100.0% Availability in Colrain - Speeds up to 25 Mbps

Internet Provider Competition Map For Colrain

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Colrain is the 426th most connected city in Massachusetts behind Conway, Shelburne Falls, Greenfield, Bernardston, and Turners Falls.

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

Approximately 2,000 people in Franklin 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 96% of Colrain 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 Franklin County, approximately 12,000 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 Cap Issues and Video Streaming in Colrain

Data from our research team suggests that some of the top ISPs in the area currently use data caps on home broadband connections. Data caps are controversial because users view caps as a strategy for limiting streaming services. Providers insist data caps are a reasonable strategy as they struggle to manage network traffic. In either case, the problem is video streaming, which easily uses anywhere from one to seven Gigabytes/hr.

Summary Of Internet Providers In Colrain

Provider Type Coverage Speed
Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) Satellite 100% 100 Mbps
HughesNet Satellite 100% 25 Mbps
North Atlantic Networks Fiber 100% 1,000 Mbps
Crown Castle Fiber Fiber 15.5%+ 1,000 Mbps
TPx Communications Copper 0.1%+ 100 Mbps

Compare Colrain to the 5 largest cities in the US

City Average Download Speed Number of Providers Average Cost per Mbps
Colrain 7 Mbps 4 $0.37 ( + $0.00 )
New York 349.1 Mbps ( +342.1 Mbps ) 15 ( +11 ) $0.46 ( + $0.00 )
Los Angeles 107.1 Mbps ( +100.1 Mbps ) 18 ( +14 ) $0.23 ( $0.00 )
Chicago 99.7 Mbps ( +92.7 Mbps ) 15 ( +11 ) $0.30 ( $0.00 )
Houston 111.7 Mbps ( +104.7 Mbps ) 21 ( +17 ) $0.24 ( $0.00 )
Philadelphia 115.3 Mbps ( +108.3 Mbps ) 9 ( +5 ) $0.34 ( $0.00 )