Internet Providers in Framingham, Massachusetts

Residential Internet Statistics for Framingham, MA
Internet Service Providers: 4
Plans Start From: $20.99
Top Download Speed: 1.2 Gbps
Fastest Connection Type: Fiber

Top Internet Providers in Framingham, Massachusetts:

Showing 1 to 6 Providers

  • 1. Xfinity
    98.6% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *1.2 Gbps
    • Cable
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • Cable
    98.6% Available
  • 2. Verizon
    96.8% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *940 Mbps
    • Fiber
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • Fiber
    96.8% 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
    24.2% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *182 Mbps
    • 5G Internet
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • 5G Internet
    24.2% Available
  • 6. 6. Astound Broadband Powered by RCN
    92.1% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *1 Gbps
    • Cable
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • Cable
    92.1% Available
  • 1. Comcast Business
    92.5% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *1 Gbps
    • Cable
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • Cable
    92.5% Available
  • 2. Astound Broadband Powered by RCN
    87.5% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *1 Gbps
    • Cable
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • Cable
    87.5% Available
  • 3. Verizon High Speed Internet
    65.1% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *15 Mbps
    • DSL
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • DSL
    65.1% Available
  • 4. Windstream
    4.5% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *100 Mbps
    • DSL
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • DSL
    4.5% Available
  • 5. 5. Windstream
    2.1% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *1 Gbps
    • Fiber
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • Fiber
    2.1% Available
  • 6. 6. North Atlantic Networks
    100% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *1 Gbps
    • Fiber
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • Fiber
    100% Available
  • 8. 7. Crown Castle
    25.5% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *N/A
    • Fiber
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • Fiber
    25.5% Available
  • 9. 8. Verizon Business
    5.6% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *N/A
    • Copper
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • Copper
    5.6% Available
  • 10. 9. GTT
    3.8% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *6 Mbps
    • DSL
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • DSL
    3.8% Available
  • 11. 10. Astound Broadband Powered by RCN
    3.3% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *1 Gbps
    • Copper
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • Copper
    3.3% Available

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Internet Access in Framingham, Massachusetts

The overall most common wired Internet types in Framingham are Cable networks and DSL and Fiber. FCC filings suggest Cable has a 98.64 percent spread in the area, in contrast with the 96.79 percent DSL and Fiber availability.

Xfinity provides an alternative to the primary providers (Viasat and HughesNet), serving Framingham with 98 percent coverage and a maximum download speed of 1,000 Mbps. Outside of home Internet, there are also 7 providers in the city selling specialized enterprise and business products and services such as T1. Our results include every provider with business packages online.

The Internet coverage data on this page comes from FCC reports specific to the area. Then, it is validated through private databases and direct provider reporting to output more accurate results than is available from government websites. Data on speeds and pricing of specific broadband plans is sourced by manually collecting thousands of plans every year.

In terms of coverage options, the average location in Framingham has 3-4 providers at a given location, or exactly 3.61 Internet providers per census block. Still, 1.71 percent of the Framingham population have one choice for residential Internet service.

Viasat Internet is the most widespread broadband option overall, covering near one hundred percent of Framingham residents. HughesNet is available for close to near one hundred percent of residents. The fastest download speed advertised for Viasat is up to 100 Mbps. HughesNet offers up to 25 Mbps. As a rule, any speed over 10 megabits per second will be sufficient to stream lower-quality SD video over WiFi, but becomes an issue when multiple people try to access modern applications like Skype, cloud apps, and multiplayer gaming. Explore the coverage maps below to see how Internet options compare on a granular level in Framingham.

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Summary Of Fastest Internet Providers In Framingham, Massachusetts

Provider Speed Type Time To Download 1 GB Availability
Xfinity 1,200 Mbps Cable 6s 98.6%
Astound Broadband Powered by RCN 1,000 Mbps Cable 8s 92.1%
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 24.2%

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1,000 People Only have access to 1 or fewer wired internet providers available at their address.

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This data is calculated from FCC datasets which providers are legally required to supply twice a year. We further validate this data for accuracy.

Framingham is the 26th most connected city in Massachusetts ahead of Southborough, Ashland, Wayland, and Sudbury, but behind Natick.

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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 11,000 people in Middlesex 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: 97% of people living in Framingham 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 98% of Framingham 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 Middlesex County, approximately 16,000 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.

Map of ISPs in Framingham

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Compare Framingham to the 5 largest cities in the US

City Average Download Speed Number of Providers Average Cost per Mbps
Framingham 268.1 Mbps 8 $0.34 ( + $0.00 )
New York 581.7 Mbps ( +313.6 Mbps ) 21 ( +13 ) $0.33 ( $0.00 )
Los Angeles 172.8 Mbps ( -95.3 Mbps ) 18 ( +10 ) $0.24 ( $0.00 )
Chicago 199.7 Mbps ( -68.4 Mbps ) 17 ( +9 ) $0.24 ( $0.00 )
Houston 202.2 Mbps ( -65.9 Mbps ) 24 ( +16 ) $0.24 ( $0.00 )
Philadelphia 196.5 Mbps ( -71.6 Mbps ) 10 ( +2 ) $0.37 ( + $0.00 )