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Internet Providers in Maynard, Massachusetts
Most Popular Internet Providers in Maynard, Massachusetts:
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Internet Access in Maynard, Massachusetts
There are 5 providers in Maynard with home service. Including business Internet, that's a total of 14 serviceable providers available locally, like XFINITY from Comcast.
Viasat Internet is the most likely provider for Maynard residents. near one hundred percent of Maynard census blocks can get Internet service from them. HughesNet is also a common option, with coverage in close to one hundred percent of local addresses with Satellite service. HughesNet's fastest package in Maynard is 25 megabits per second.
When we're looking at network technology available in the area, the most prevalent wired broadband Internet tech infrastructures are Cable (99.28 percent coverage) and Fiber (98.58 percent coverage). Cable internet connections are sold by former cable TV companies, using preexisting TV network connections. Cable can often make sense for local residents because of the strong speeds in an attainable price range. Fiber infrastructure is composed of newer, more modern fiber-optic lines, which are made of tiny, thin glass or plastic strands which deliver Internet data as light. Some fiber connections switch to coaxial cables in the "last mile." Consequently, some fiber connections might not offer true "gigabit" performance.
The information on this page is sourced from FCC coverage reports. Coverage data is validated through private databases and direct provider reporting to provide more accurate resources than can be accessed through the FCC directly. Address-level information isn't available for all providers. Speed and pricing data is sourced by our research team, who gather thousands of plans annually. We've analyzed 302 Maynard Internet plans since 2014. There are 29 Internet deals currently on the market in the area.
Overall, the competition between Internet providers in Maynard isn't strong (2.81 companies available in the average census block). 2 companies per resident isn't much, but it's enough to drive competition on price, which is good for consumer living in better connected parts of the city.
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Summary Of Fastest Internet Providers In Maynard, Massachusetts
|Provider||Speed||Type||Time To Download 1 GB||Availability|
|XFINITY from Comcast||1,200 Mbps||Cable||6s||99.3%|
|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 and Video Streaming in Maynard
Data collected by our researchers shows that common providers place some sort of limit on data use on home Internet connections. Data caps are a public issue since subscribers see them as a strategy for limiting streaming. Providers explain caps are a necessary tool as they struggle to manage network traffic. Either way, the problem is streaming services, which easily eats up 1–7GB/hr.
Compare Maynard to the 5 largest cities in the US
|City||Average Download Speed||Number of Providers||Average Cost per Mbps|
|Maynard||152 Mbps||5||$0.65 ( + $0.00 )|
|New York||534.4 Mbps ( +382.4 Mbps )||17 ( +12 )||$0.48 ( $0.00 )|
|Los Angeles||148.8 Mbps ( -3.2 Mbps )||17 ( +12 )||$0.28 ( $0.00 )|
|Chicago||160.6 Mbps ( +8.6 Mbps )||15 ( +10 )||$0.32 ( $0.00 )|
|Houston||169.5 Mbps ( +17.5 Mbps )||23 ( +18 )||$0.31 ( $0.00 )|
|Philadelphia||162.1 Mbps ( +10.1 Mbps )||8 ( +3 )||$0.66 ( + $0.00 )|