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Internet Providers in Franklin, Massachusetts
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Internet Access in Franklin, Massachusetts
Viasat Internet has the most availability in Franklin. HughesNet is also widely available.
The average Franklin home has around 2-3 providers available to them. Averaged out across all blocks in the area, there are precisely 2.75 options per residence.
Xfinity is another common broadband option for Franklin. They offer mainly Cable connections in close to one hundred percent of the area.
Keep in mind that since FCC availability data is only collected twice annually and only released 6+ months later, availability shown here may not be complete.
In summary, Franklin's Internet infrastructure follows a common pattern in US cities: wide availability of cable and DSL, except that the majority of houses are stuck with only one company for either service. This pattern has a simple cause. Internet outfits have their roots as cable television and phone corporations. So, they already own these already connected networks on utility poles to deliver broadband services. Fiber has been slowly expanding as a third option, and while not all "Fiber" plans are 100% "Fiber to the Home" connections, 98.56 percent of the population has access to fiber Internet that reaches to the building property. Thanks to healthy provider competition within Franklin, the local average downstream rate is 18.29 percent above the state average across all cities. View the speed test results below to see how local Internet providers compare long term.
Internet Statistics 2022
0.4% of consumers in Franklin100 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 Franklin, Massachusetts
|Provider||Speed||Type||Time To Download 1 GB||Availability|
|Viasat Internet||100 Mbps||Satellite||1m 21s||100.0%|
|T-Mobile Home Internet||115 Mbps||Fixed Wireless||1m 11s||31.3%|
|HughesNet||25 Mbps||Satellite||5m 27s||100.0%|
|Ultra Home Internet||100 Mbps||Fixed Wireless||1m 21s||31.3%|
Internet Providers in Nearby Cities
Internet Provider Competition Map For Franklin
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.
Data Cap Issues Around Franklin
Data from our researchers suggests that some of the popular providers in the area place some sort of limit on streaming on home broadband plans. Data caps are disliked because users view them as a strategy for limiting video streaming, while providers explain they are a necessary strategy for managing heavy network traffic. Either way, the culprit is the same: streaming services, which can eat up anywhere from 1–7GB per hour.
Compare Franklin to the 5 largest cities in the US
|City||Average Download Speed||Number of Providers||Average Cost per Mbps|
|Franklin||228.1 Mbps||7||$0.33 ( + $0.00 )|
|New York||545.6 Mbps ( +317.5 Mbps )||21 ( +14 )||$0.31 ( $0.00 )|
|Los Angeles||161.3 Mbps ( -66.8 Mbps )||20 ( +13 )||$0.32 ( $0.00 )|
|Chicago||180.9 Mbps ( -47.2 Mbps )||19 ( +12 )||$0.25 ( $0.00 )|
|Houston||186.6 Mbps ( -41.5 Mbps )||26 ( +19 )||$0.23 ( $0.00 )|
|Philadelphia||179.1 Mbps ( -49 Mbps )||10 ( +3 )||$0.36 ( + $0.00 )|