Internet Providers in Lancaster, MA
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Residential Internet Statistics for Lancaster, MA
|Fastest Speed Available:||1,000 Mbps|
|Average Plan Price:||$59.49|
Most Popular Residential Internet Providers in Lancaster, Massachusetts
Internet Access in Lancaster, Massachusetts
Data on this page is based on the FCC's bi-annual broadband coverage filings. BroadbandNow leverages direct provider coverage reports and other privatized data to further validate and enhance that data. Plan and pricing information on this page is collected manually by our data science division. BroadbandNow has collected and verified 297 bundled Internet deals in Lancaster since 2014. Speed averages are drawn from 7,156 browser-based speed test records in the past 12 months.
Viasat Internet has the largest coverage area in Lancaster. They are available to near one hundred percent of Lancaster census blocks. HughesNet is also a common option, with coverage in close to one hundred percent of the area with Satellite service. The fastest plan listed by HughesNet for Lancaster is 25 megabits per second.
19.27 percent of households are limited to only one choice for wired broadband.
When we're looking at network tech installed within Lancaster, the most frequently available physical wire broadband Internet connection infrastructures are Fiber (23.96 percent coverage) and Cable (83.13 percent coverage). TV companies are usually the source for cable Internet, because they can utilize their existing TV wires — which have already been built out to homes in the area — to connect customers to Internet service. Cable often makes sense for Lancaster residents due to the strong speeds in an attainable price range. Fiber uses future-proofed fiber-optic lines made of tiny, thin glass strands which can transmit Internet data using light. Thanks in part to fiber, broadband speeds in Lancaster rank 46.52% above the Massachusetts average. Not all "Fiber" connections reach the subscriber address, however. Some switch to copper once in the "last mile." Copper-based technology can downgrade performance, but they are almost always faster than cable or DSL.
Outside of the Internet providers detailed above, XFINITY from Comcast is another option to consider. They have Internet in 83 percent of the Lancaster area.
Internet Statistics 2021
19.3% of consumers in Lancaster1,000 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 Lancaster, Massachusetts
|Provider||Speed||Type||Time To Download 1 GB|
|XFINITY from Comcast||1,000 Mbps||Cable||8s|
|Viasat Internet||100 Mbps||Satellite||1m 21s|
|HughesNet||25 Mbps||Satellite||5m 27s|
Summary of Internet Providers Availability in Lancaster, Massachusetts
- Xfinity - Cable - 83.1% Availability in Lancaster - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
- Viasat - Satellite - 100.0% Availability in Lancaster - Speeds up to 100 Mbps
- HughesNet - Satellite - 100.0% Availability in Lancaster - Speeds up to 25 Mbps
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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 Lancaster
Data collected by our market researchers suggests that many of the common providers in Lancaster currently use data caps for their residential Internet connections. Data caps are a public issue since customers see them as a tactic for limiting "cord cutting", while providers insist that they are a reasonable strategy for managing network traffic. Either way, the issue is the same: streaming services, which can consume anywhere from one to seven Gigabytes/hr.
Summary Of Internet Providers In Lancaster
|XFINITY from Comcast||Cable||83.1%+||1,000 Mbps|
|Viasat Internet||Satellite||100%||100 Mbps|
|Comcast Business||Cable||66.3%+||987 Mbps|
|North Atlantic Networks||Fiber||100%||1,000 Mbps|
|Crown Castle Fiber||Fiber||27.0%+||1,000 Mbps|
Compare Lancaster to the 5 largest cities in the US
|City||Average Download Speed||Number of Providers||Average Cost per Mbps|
|Lancaster||260.9 Mbps||5||$0.31 ( + $0.00 )|
|New York||415.4 Mbps ( +154.5 Mbps )||15 ( +10 )||$0.54 ( + $0.00 )|
|Los Angeles||118.9 Mbps ( -142 Mbps )||17 ( +12 )||$0.23 ( $0.00 )|
|Chicago||116.2 Mbps ( -144.7 Mbps )||14 ( +9 )||$0.26 ( $0.00 )|
|Houston||127.4 Mbps ( -133.5 Mbps )||23 ( +18 )||$0.24 ( $0.00 )|
|Philadelphia||127.6 Mbps ( -133.3 Mbps )||8 ( +3 )||$0.34 ( + $0.00 )|