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Internet Providers in Grafton, Massachusetts
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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
2.2% of consumers in Grafton100 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||Availability|
|Viasat Internet||100 Mbps||Satellite||1m 21s||100.0%|
|HughesNet||25 Mbps||Satellite||5m 27s||100.0%|
Internet Providers in Nearby Cities
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.
Compare Grafton to the 5 largest cities in the US
|City||Average Download Speed||Number of Providers||Average Cost per Mbps|
|Grafton||86.5 Mbps||5||$0.18 ( + $0.00 )|
|New York||534.4 Mbps ( +447.9 Mbps )||17 ( +12 )||$0.18 ( + $0.00 )|
|Los Angeles||148.8 Mbps ( +62.3 Mbps )||17 ( +12 )||$0.16 ( $0.00 )|
|Chicago||160.6 Mbps ( +74.1 Mbps )||15 ( +10 )||$0.20 ( + $0.00 )|
|Houston||169.5 Mbps ( +83 Mbps )||23 ( +18 )||$0.18 ( + $0.00 )|
|Philadelphia||162.1 Mbps ( +75.6 Mbps )||8 ( +3 )||$0.19 ( + $0.00 )|
Customer Reviews of Internet Providers in Grafton
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!