Internet Providers in Fitchburg, MA

Residential Internet Statistics for Fitchburg, MA
Internet Service Providers: 4
Plans Start From: $39.99
Top Download Speed: 1.2 Gbps
Fastest Connection Type: Fiber

Top Internet Providers in Fitchburg, Massachusetts:

Showing 1 to 6 Providers

  • 1. Xfinity
    99.7% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *1.2 Gbps
    • Cable
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • Cable
    99.7% Available
  • 2. Verizon
    98.5% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *940 Mbps
    • Fiber
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • Fiber
    98.5% Available
  • 3. Viasat
    100% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *100 Mbps
    • Satellite
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • Satellite
    100% Available
  • 4. HughesNet
    100% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *25 Mbps
    • Satellite
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • Satellite
    100% Available
  • 5. 5. T-Mobile 5G Home Internet
    16.3% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *182 Mbps
    • 5G Internet
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • 5G Internet
    16.3% Available
  • 6. 6. EarthLink 5G Home Internet
    16.3% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *100 Mbps
    • 5G Internet
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • 5G Internet
    16.3% Available

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Internet Access in Fitchburg, Massachusetts

Information on this page is based on the FCC's bi-annual provider territory reporting. We leverage direct reporting from providers to enhance that data on a census block level. Plane and pricing data is collected manually by our market research team. Locally, we've analyzed 345 broadband plans for Fitchburg since 2014. Speed averages are calculated from 3,816 speed test records in the past 12 months.

The average Fitchburg household has about 2 providers available. Accounting for all blocks, there are precisely 2.93 options for each location.

Xfinity is also a commonly available broadband option in Fitchburg. They offer mainly Cable connections in close to one hundred percent of the area.

Viasat Internet and HughesNet are the main Internet choices in Fitchburg.

In summary, Fitchburg's broadband situation follows a similar pattern to other US cities: wide availability of cable and DSL, but limited choice since a majority of houses or apartments are limited to one company for either Internet service. This pattern has a simple reason. Broadband Internet providers are former TV and phone companies. So, they use these conveniently pre-built wired networks for delivering Internet services. Fiber service has been slowly expanding as an alternative. While not all "Fiber" plans are 100% "Fiber to the Home" (FTTH) connections, 98.49 percent of the area is covered by fiber reaching at least as far as the street nearby. Thanks to market competition between providers around Fitchburg, the area's weighted average downstream speed is 3.70 percent ahead of the state average, accounting for all cities. View the speed test results below to see how local providers compare over time.

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Summary Of Fastest Internet Providers In Fitchburg, Massachusetts

Provider Speed Type Time To Download 1 GB Availability
Xfinity 1,200 Mbps Cable 6s 99.7%
Viasat Internet 100 Mbps Satellite 1m 21s 100.0%
HughesNet 25 Mbps Satellite 5m 27s 100.0%
T-Mobile 5G Home Internet 182 Mbps 5G Internet 45s 16.3%
EarthLink 5G Home Internet 100 Mbps 5G Internet 1m 21s 16.3%

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Fitchburg is the 103rd most connected city in Massachusetts ahead of Leominster, Lunenburg, Westminster, West Townsend, and Ashburnham.

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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.

Approximately 4,000 people in Worcester County don't have access to any wired internet.

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This statistic is drawn from the population in census blocks not served by at least one wired broadband provider.

Fiber Availability: 98% of people living in Fitchburg have residential fiber service available to them.

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Fiber coverage data is sourced from FCC Form 477 filings and cross-validated through BroadbandNow with private datasets and direct provider reporting.

Approximately 100% of Fitchburg residents are serviced by multiple wired providers.

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This coverage statistic is based on a mix of FCC and private provider reporting in the past two quarters.

In Worcester County, approximately 10,000 people do not have access to 25 Mbps wired broadband.

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25 Mbps download and 3 Mbps upload is the minimum speed for an Internet connection to be classified as “Broadband” by the FCC.

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Compare Fitchburg to the 5 largest cities in the US

City Average Download Speed Number of Providers Average Cost per Mbps
Fitchburg 206.1 Mbps 8 $0.71 ( + $0.00 )
New York 581.7 Mbps ( +375.6 Mbps ) 22 ( +14 ) $0.34 ( $0.00 )
Los Angeles 172.8 Mbps ( -33.3 Mbps ) 21 ( +13 ) $0.25 ( $0.00 )
Chicago 199.7 Mbps ( -6.4 Mbps ) 20 ( +12 ) $0.24 ( $0.00 )
Houston 202.2 Mbps ( -3.9 Mbps ) 27 ( +19 ) $0.25 ( $0.00 )
Philadelphia 196.5 Mbps ( -9.6 Mbps ) 11 ( +3 ) $0.39 ( $0.00 )