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Internet Providers in Holyoke, Massachusetts
Most Popular Internet Providers in Holyoke, Massachusetts:
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Internet Access in Holyoke, Massachusetts
Holyoke has a total of 5 broadband providers with residential connections, and a total of 16 including specialized business and mobile providers such as HG&E Telecom.
Viasat Internet offers the widest availability for Holyoke residents. The provider is available to practically one hundred percent of Holyoke addresses. HughesNet is the most likely followup choice, serving virtually one hundred percent of local addresses with predominantly Satellite Internet service. The fastest plan we've found for HughesNet in Holyoke is 25 Mbps download.
The information listed here comes from FCC reports, and is cross-validated using privatized databases to output more accurate resources than governmental websites. Address-level data is currently limited to select providers. Data about pricing and speeds of listed Internet plans is sourced by our research and analysis team, who collect thousands of plans each year.
Looking at network technology with significant infrastructure already built the Holyoke area, we see that the most widespread wired broadband tech varieties are Cable and DSL, with 98.58% and 98.25% respectively. Cable Internet is marketed by former television providers, who use existing TV network connections. Holyoke-area customers of cable companies like XFINITY from Comcast usually select it due to the combination of low prices for decent speeds. (Compared to the alternatives, anyway.) Telephone companies usually offer DSL service, because DSL, or "Digital Subscriber Line," sends Internet data via telephone lines. DSL underperforms when compared with all major wired broadband infrastructures.
In summary, the average Holyoke resident has 2 choices for Internet. Holyoke ranks 222nd as measured by the amount of broadband availability at local addresses.
- There are 15 internet providers in Holyoke with 5 of those offering residential service
- Holyoke is the 222nd most connected city in Massachusetts ahead of West Springfield, Easthampton, and Southampton, but behind Chicopee and South Hadley.
- The fastest zip code in Holyoke for July 2021 is 01040. (see all below).
Internet Statistics 2021
2.2% of consumers in Holyoke800 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 Holyoke, Massachusetts
|Provider||Speed||Type||Time To Download 1 GB||Availability|
|XFINITY from Comcast||1,200 Mbps||Cable||6s||98.6%|
|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.
This coverage statistic is based on a mix of FCC and private provider reporting in the past two quarters.
Zip-based speed averages are calculated from M-Labs consumer speed tests run by IP addresses in the area.
25 Mbps download and 3 Mbps upload is the minimum speed for an Internet connection to be classified as “Broadband” by the FCC.
Compare Holyoke to the 5 largest cities in the US
|City||Average Download Speed||Number of Providers||Average Cost per Mbps|
|Holyoke||128.7 Mbps||5||$0.30 ( + $0.00 )|
|New York||534.4 Mbps ( +405.7 Mbps )||17 ( +12 )||$0.41 ( + $0.00 )|
|Los Angeles||148.8 Mbps ( +20.1 Mbps )||17 ( +12 )||$0.22 ( $0.00 )|
|Chicago||160.6 Mbps ( +31.9 Mbps )||15 ( +10 )||$0.25 ( $0.00 )|
|Houston||169.5 Mbps ( +40.8 Mbps )||23 ( +18 )||$0.24 ( $0.00 )|
|Philadelphia||162.1 Mbps ( +33.4 Mbps )||8 ( +3 )||$0.30 ( + $0.00 )|