Internet Providers in Newton Center, MA

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Residential Internet Statistics for Newton Center, MA
Internet Providers: 6
Internet Plans: 14
Fastest Speed Available: 1,000 Mbps
Average Plan Price: $54.28

Internet Access in Newton Center, Massachusetts

Viasat Internet has the most coverage in Newton Center. HughesNet is also widely available.

Each major wired Internet technology can be found in Newton Center, including fiber and cable/DSL. Wide availability of fiber and cable is correlated with robust broadband Internet performance and increased bandwidth. Unsurprisingly, Newton Center outperforms the Massachusetts average by 22.84% over the past 12 months. As you can see in the speed test data here, providers that offer fiber or cable tend to show better performance than alternate choices, like DSL. cable currently has 94.85 percent coverage, and DSL has a coverage footprint of 69.43 percent.

Broadband competition available for Newton Center is strong. The majority of households have about 3-4 Internet service providers available to them. Internet access isn't spread out evenly — as a notable 8.08 percent of the population still only have one or zero options.

We should note here that since FCC data is processed twice a year and only released 6+ months after that, data shown here may have minor inaccuracies.

Aside from the Internet options detailed above, RCN is another option to consider. They have coverage in 94 percent of Newton Center.

Internet Statistics 2021



Newton-Center, MA

1,000 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 Newton Center, Massachusetts

Provider Speed Type Time To Download 1 GB
RCN 1,000 Mbps Cable 8s
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 Newton Center, Massachusetts

  • RCN - Cable - 94.3% Availability in Newton Center - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • Xfinity - Cable - 92.7% Availability in Newton Center - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • Viasat - Satellite - 100.0% Availability in Newton Center - Speeds up to 100 Mbps
  • HughesNet - Satellite - 100.0% Availability in Newton Center - Speeds up to 25 Mbps

Internet Provider Competition Map For Newton Center

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Newton Center is the 5th most connected city in Massachusetts ahead of Newton Upper Falls, Newton Highlands, Newton, Chestnut Hill, and Waban.

The “Connected” metric is a citywide average based on FCC data showing the density of broadband options at the census block level.

Approximately 12,000 people in Middlesex 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.

Fiber Availability: 92% of people living in Newton Center have residential fiber service available to them.

Fiber coverage data is sourced from FCC Form 477 filings and cross-validated through BroadbandNow with private datasets and direct provider reporting.

Approximately 92% of Newton Center 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.

As of this month, 02459 is the zip code with the fastest average download speed in Newton Center.

Zip-based speed averages are calculated from M-Labs consumer speed tests run by IP addresses in the area.

In Middlesex County, approximately 23,000 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.

Broadband Access for Education in Newton Center

Mount Ida College and William James College are the largest universities in Newton Center. For the 2,020 combined students living in the area, strong internet service access is a must for accessing online course materials and conducting research. Students living near Mount Ida College and William James College are likely to be choosing between the major providers outlined above. Speed test records from the zip code where both campuses are located show an average speed of 180.85 Mbps. Average download speeds can be different since they include home network problems, and the actual speed you can achieve shouldn't be less than 10–30percent below the advertised speeds above. FCC and US Government reports regularly cite the need to improve broadband availability for college and high school students. [1] There is a positive correlation between improved high-speed internet access and increased education/employment opportunities, especially in small cities and rural areas.

Data Caps in Newton Center

Data from our research team shows that some of the common providers currently place a limit on data use for their home broadband packages. Data caps are a public issue since consumers view them as a tactic for limiting streaming services, while providers maintain that caps are a reasonable strategy as they struggle to manage heavy network traffic. In either case, the culprit is the same: video streaming, which can consume 1–7GB/hr.

Summary Of Internet Providers In Newton Center

Provider Type Coverage Speed
RCN Cable 94.3%+ 1,000 Mbps
XFINITY from Comcast Cable 92.7%+ 1,000 Mbps
Viasat Internet Satellite 100% 100 Mbps
HughesNet Satellite 100% 25 Mbps
Comcast Business Cable 96.1%+ 987 Mbps
North Atlantic Networks Fiber 100% 1,000 Mbps
Crown Castle Fiber Fiber 39.8%+ 1,000 Mbps
Verizon Business Copper 21.1%+ 50 Mbps Fixed Wireless 21.1%+ 0.768 Mbps
RCN Business Copper 13.8%+ 1,000 Mbps
TPx Communications Copper 1.2%+ 1.5 Mbps

Compare Newton Center to the 5 largest cities in the US

City Average Download Speed Number of Providers Average Cost per Mbps
Newton Center 180.9 Mbps 6 $0.12 ( + $0.00 )
New York 415.4 Mbps ( +234.5 Mbps ) 16 ( +10 ) $0.21 ( + $0.00 )
Los Angeles 118.9 Mbps ( -62 Mbps ) 17 ( +11 ) $0.15 ( + $0.00 )
Chicago 116.2 Mbps ( -64.7 Mbps ) 15 ( +9 ) $0.19 ( + $0.00 )
Houston 127.4 Mbps ( -53.5 Mbps ) 23 ( +17 ) $0.18 ( + $0.00 )
Philadelphia 127.6 Mbps ( -53.3 Mbps ) 8 ( +2 ) $0.18 ( + $0.00 )