Internet Providers in Grafton, MA

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Residential Internet Statistics for Grafton, MA
Internet Providers: 5
Internet Plans: 8
Fastest Speed Available: 1,000 Mbps
Average Plan Price: $68.74

Internet Access in Grafton, Massachusetts

There are 5 providers in Grafton offering home service. If you include business ISPs, there are 11 Internet providers in the local area, like Crown Castle Fiber. (Note that some might be "doubles" as many companies market residential and enterprise services separately.)

The information on this page is sourced from FCC coverage reports, and is cross-validated with privatized data sources to create more granular results than is available from government websites. Address-level statistical analysis is currently only available for select providers. Data about pricing and speeds of listed Internet plans is sourced by our data analysis division, who collect tens of thousands of data points every year.

Taking a look now at network technology offered in Grafton, the most prevalent wired broadband Internet connection options are Cable and Fiber, with close to one hundred percent and 97.29% respectively. TV providers are where customers look for cable home Internet service, seeing as they can leverage their pre-existing coaxial TV cables — which have already been built out to homes in the area — to connect subscribers to the Internet. Cable can often make sense for local residents because of the strong speeds in an attainable price range. Fiber infrastructure is built on newer, more modern fiber-optic transmission lines composed of tiny, thin glass or plastic strands that transmit binary data as light. Fiber Internet offers stronger speeds, but in some cases may switch over to older copper wiring in the "last mile" near a subscriber. Coaxial technology can slow speeds, but they are still a grade higher than regular cable or DSL.

The average home in Grafton has 2 wired Internet providers available (2.81 per census block). 2.18% of Grafton residents have one or fewer choices. cable and DSL Internet services usually provide the best pricing and data policies for home use.

Viasat Internet is the most common on the whole, registered with coverage in virtually one hundred percent of the area. HughesNet, in contrast, has registered availability to virtually one hundred percent of the population. The fastest download speed advertised for Viasat is up to 100 Mbps. HughesNet offers packages as high as 25 Mbps. As a rule, anything above 10 megabits per second will be enough to view SD video on WiFi, but becomes problematic when multiple users try to access high-bandwidth apps such as video conferencing and etc. Refer to the Internet availability maps below to see how Internet options compare on a granular level in Grafton.

Internet Statistics 2021

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Grafton, MA

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

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Summary Of Fastest Internet Providers In Grafton, Massachusetts

Provider Speed Type Time To Download 1 GB
Spectrum 1,000 Mbps Cable 8s
Viasat Internet 100 Mbps Satellite 1m 21s
HughesNet 25 Mbps Satellite 5m 27s

Summary of Internet Providers Availability in Grafton, Massachusetts

  • Spectrum - Cable - 100.0% Availability in Grafton - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • Viasat - Satellite - 100.0% Availability in Grafton - Speeds up to 100 Mbps
  • HughesNet - Satellite - 100.0% Availability in Grafton - Speeds up to 25 Mbps

Internet Provider Competition Map For Grafton

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Grafton is the 76th most connected city in Massachusetts ahead of Upton, South Grafton, and Northbridge, but behind Millbury and North Grafton.

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.

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 Grafton have residential fiber service available to them.

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 Grafton 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 Worcester County, approximately 10,000 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.

Summary Of Internet Providers In Grafton

Provider Type Coverage Speed
Spectrum Cable 100% 1,000 Mbps
Viasat Internet Satellite 100% 100 Mbps
HughesNet Satellite 100% 25 Mbps
Spectrum Business Cable 100% 1,000 Mbps
North Atlantic Networks Fiber 100% 1,000 Mbps
Crown Castle Fiber Fiber 31.9%+ 1,000 Mbps

Compare Grafton to the 5 largest cities in the US

City Average Download Speed Number of Providers Average Cost per Mbps
Grafton 78.4 Mbps 5 $0.70 ( + $0.00 )
New York 415.4 Mbps ( +337 Mbps ) 16 ( +11 ) $0.70 ( + $0.00 )
Los Angeles 118.9 Mbps ( +40.5 Mbps ) 17 ( +12 ) $0.25 ( $0.00 )
Chicago 116.2 Mbps ( +37.8 Mbps ) 15 ( +10 ) $0.27 ( $0.00 )
Houston 127.4 Mbps ( +49 Mbps ) 23 ( +18 ) $0.27 ( $0.00 )
Philadelphia 127.6 Mbps ( +49.2 Mbps ) 8 ( +3 ) $0.37 ( $0.00 )

Customer Reviews of Internet Providers in Grafton

Horrible company

Been a good customer for over a year. I wanted to change my service to my husband’s name, same apartment and everything, but they still charge me a cancellation fee of almost $300! Been without the new service for over a week and the payment date is in less than 3 weeks!