Internet Providers in Linwood, MA

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Residential Internet Statistics for Linwood, MA
Internet Providers: 9
Internet Plans: 5
Fastest Speed Available: 1,000 Mbps
Average Plan Price: $73.99

Internet Access in Linwood, Massachusetts

Linwood features a total of 4 Internet service providers (ISPs) with residential service. Including business Internet, that's a total of 9 companies overall,.

Taking a look now at network technology installed in the city, the most frequently available physical wire Internet tech types are Cable (close to one hundred percent coverage) and DSL (close to one hundred percent coverage). Regular cable TV providers are the main source for cable Internet, seeing as they can utilize their pre-existing coaxial TV wires — which already connect to most homes — to connect customers to Internet service. Local customers of cable providers like Spectrum often select it because of the combination of low pricing for workable speeds. (At least, compared to DSL.) Phone companies usually offer DSL Internet service, since DSL, or "Digital Subscriber Line," transmits data over telephone lines. The twisted copper makeup of telephone wires provides a lower bandwidth ceiling compared to newer wire types such as cable and several times less than fiber.

The information listed here comes via FCC filings specific to the area, and is enhanced with private databases and direct provider reporting to provide more useful resources than is available from government websites. Data on pricing of current Internet plans is generated by manually collecting thousands of plans annually.

Spectrum is the most common on the whole. They have Internet coverage for close to one hundred percent of Linwood residents. Verizon High Speed Internet, in contrast, has registered coverage for approximately near one hundred percent of residents. The top download speed advertised for Spectrum reaches 940 Mbps, while Verizon High Speed Internet advertised up to 5 Mbps. As a rule of thumb, anything over 10 megabits per second will be enough for streaming lower-quality video on WiFi. However, it may become problematic for multiple users or high-bandwidth applications like Google Hangouts, cloud apps, and etc. Spectrum also provides business broadband. Explore the availability map on this page to compare Internet options on a granular level in Linwood.

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Summary Of Fastest Internet Providers In Linwood, Massachusetts

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

Summary of Internet Providers Availability in Linwood, Massachusetts

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

Internet Provider Competition Map For Linwood

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Linwood is the 283rd most connected city in Massachusetts ahead of Uxbridge and Douglas, but behind Mendon, Millville, and Whitinsville.

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.

Approximately 100% of Linwood 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 Linwood

Provider Type Coverage Speed
Spectrum Cable 100% 1,000 Mbps
Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) Satellite 100% 100 Mbps
HughesNet Satellite 100% 25 Mbps
Spectrum Business Cable 100% 940 Mbps
North Atlantic Networks Fiber 100% 1,000 Mbps