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Internet Providers in Medford, Massachusetts
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Internet Access in Medford, Massachusetts
Consumers will find 20 Internet service providers (ISPs) operating in Medford. 4 of these are mobile LTE companies and 10 offer wired or wireless residential broadband.
Competition between broadband companies is reasonably robust for Medford. The average Medford resident is served by 3 Internet providers. (3.92 per census block, to be exact.)
Keep in mind, since FCC coverage data is only tallied up biannually and only published six months later, provider availability listed may not include the latest network upgrades. We aggregate availability data directly from some companies to help fix this issue.
Each major broadband network technology has coverage in Medford, including fiber, cable, and DSL. Wide availability of high-bandwidth network types such as fiber and cable is correlated with strong broadband Internet speeds. Medford speed test records outperform the state average by 21.55 percent. If you're among the Medford residents who can't access fiber service, cable has 99.19 percent availability within city limits, while DSL has a coverage footprint of 89.02 percent.
Viasat Internet is the most common overall, covering virtually one hundred percent of the area. HughesNet is available for close to one hundred percent of the population. The top download speed advertised for Viasat is up to 100 Mbps. HughesNet advertised as high as 25 Mbps. As a rule, anything above 10 Mbps will be sufficient to view SD video over WiFi, but is likely to become challenging when multiple users try to use bandwidth-intensive apps like video chat and etc. Explore the availability map below to see how Internet options compare on a granular level.
Internet Statistics 2022
0.9% of consumers in Medford400 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 Medford, Massachusetts
|Provider||Speed||Type||Time To Download 1 GB||Availability|
|Starry Internet||200 Mbps||Fiber||40s||2.0%|
|Viasat Internet||100 Mbps||Satellite||1m 21s||100.0%|
|T-Mobile Home Internet||115 Mbps||Fixed Wireless||1m 11s||40.8%|
|HughesNet||25 Mbps||Satellite||5m 27s||100.0%|
|Ultra Home Internet||100 Mbps||Fixed Wireless||1m 21s||40.8%|
Internet Providers in Nearby Cities
Internet Provider Competition Map For Medford
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.
25 Mbps download and 3 Mbps upload is the minimum speed for an Internet connection to be classified as “Broadband” by the FCC.
Internet Service Availability Near Tufts University
Students residing within 2 miles of Tufts University can expect to have a selection between 3-4 ISPs providers. As elsewhere in Medford, Viasat and HughesNet are the most common options. Speed test data suggests that internet download speeds in the Tufts University area exceeds 25 Mbps, with averages in the zip around (238.72 Mbps as of our latest data.) This speed should be sufficient for students in Medford who want to watch HD video, split the cost of a router with housemates, and etc. Since these averages are calculated on public performance test data, they often trend lower than actual top speeds obtainable in an area. Use the zip search tool above to see the latest information on broadband internet options at a specific address.
Compare Medford to the 5 largest cities in the US
|City||Average Download Speed||Number of Providers||Average Cost per Mbps|
|Medford||237.6 Mbps||10||$0.33 ( + $0.00 )|
|New York||545.6 Mbps ( +308 Mbps )||21 ( +11 )||$0.31 ( $0.00 )|
|Los Angeles||161.3 Mbps ( -76.3 Mbps )||20 ( +10 )||$0.33 ( + $0.00 )|
|Chicago||180.9 Mbps ( -56.7 Mbps )||19 ( +9 )||$0.25 ( $0.00 )|
|Houston||186.6 Mbps ( -51 Mbps )||26 ( +16 )||$0.23 ( $0.00 )|
|Philadelphia||179.1 Mbps ( -58.5 Mbps )||10||$0.36 ( + $0.00 )|