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Internet Providers in Hopkinton, Massachusetts
Most Popular Internet Providers in Hopkinton, Massachusetts:
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Internet Access in Hopkinton, Massachusetts
Viasat Internet has the most coverage in Hopkinton. HughesNet is also a common option.
The packages listed here are manually gathered through our research team. Our team has aggregated 397 Internet plans in Hopkinton, in total.
2-3 Internet options per block may be a low level of choice, but it's enough to improve performance and pricing in communities with provider overlap. Choice often varies from block to block, as illustrated in the map below.
XFINITY from Comcast and Verizon Fios can also provide coverage in Hopkinton, often competing for the same customers.
Fiber Internet is the top-performing Internet option in Hopkinton. All broadband Internet providers use fiber-optic cables to transmit data over long distances, but only true "Fiber to the Home" providers bring that fiber connection all the way to subscriber buildings. Other technologies in the listings above compete on pricing and flexibility rather than pure download and upload speeds.
- There are 16 internet providers in Hopkinton with 5 of those offering residential service
- Hopkinton is the 102nd most connected city in Massachusetts ahead of Ashland and Holliston, but behind Westborough, Milford, and Southborough.
- The fastest zip code in Hopkinton for July 2021 is 01748. (see all below).
Internet Statistics 2021
1.1% of consumers in Hopkinton100 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 Hopkinton, Massachusetts
|Provider||Speed||Type||Time To Download 1 GB||Availability|
|XFINITY from Comcast||1,200 Mbps||Cable||6s||99.8%|
|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.
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.
Data Cap Issues Around Hopkinton
Data collected by our researchers suggests that popular providers in the area use data caps for their home Internet plans. Data caps are a public issue since subscribers see them as a strategy for limiting streaming services, while providers explain that they are a reasonable strategy as they struggle to manage heavy network traffic. In either case, the culprit is the same: over-the-top streaming services, which easily consumes one to seven Gigabytes per hour.
Compare Hopkinton to the 5 largest cities in the US
|City||Average Download Speed||Number of Providers||Average Cost per Mbps|
|Hopkinton||210.5 Mbps||5||$0.16 ( + $0.00 )|
|New York||534.4 Mbps ( +323.9 Mbps )||17 ( +12 )||$0.18 ( + $0.00 )|
|Los Angeles||148.8 Mbps ( -61.7 Mbps )||17 ( +12 )||$0.16 ( + $0.00 )|
|Chicago||160.6 Mbps ( -49.9 Mbps )||15 ( +10 )||$0.20 ( + $0.00 )|
|Houston||169.5 Mbps ( -41 Mbps )||23 ( +18 )||$0.18 ( + $0.00 )|
|Philadelphia||162.1 Mbps ( -48.4 Mbps )||8 ( +3 )||$0.19 ( + $0.00 )|