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Internet Providers in Norfolk, Massachusetts
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Internet Access in Norfolk, Massachusetts
Norfolk has a total of 7 Internet service providers (ISPs) with residential service. Including business Internet, that's a total of 15 serviceable providers available locally, such as North Atlantic Networks and Verizon Business.
Viasat Internet offers the widest availability in Norfolk. virtually one hundred percent of the Norfolk area can get Internet service from them. HughesNet is also a common choice in the area, with coverage in near one hundred percent of residents with Satellite service. HughesNet's fastest package in Norfolk is 25 Mbps download.
Since the majority of houses come pre-wired for one phone (DSL) company and cable networks don't generally overlap, the average home in Norfolk has 2-3 wired Internet service providers to choose from. 5.26 percent of Norfolk residents are limited to one or fewer options. DSL and cable Internet usually provide the most reasonable pricing and data policies for home use.
Looking at network technology installed around the city, we see that the most widespread hardwired broadband tech varieties are Cable (95.28 percent coverage) and Fiber (81.27 percent coverage). TV providers are usually the source for cable Internet service, seeing as they can utilize pre-existing coaxial TV wires — which already connect to most homes — to connect subscribers to Internet service. Cable can often make sense for Norfolk residents because of the strong speeds in an attainable price range. Fiber uses more modern Fiber-optical cables, which are made of tiny, thin glass strands that deliver binary data using light. Fiber Internet outputs better downloads and uptime, although it may switch to older copper wiring in the "last mile" near subscribers. Copper-based last mile connections slow speeds, but are still usually faster than regular cable or DSL.
Coverage data on this page comes from FCC data. Providers in Norfolk must agree to submit there coverage area data biannually. Leveraging our relationships with telecom companies, we are able to verify public data against privatized data reported via Internet providers. Our speed averages are calculated based on actual speed tests originating from Norfolk addresses. Some of the other statistics and data included here originate from NTIA (National Telecommunications and Information Administration) andnational Census databases.
Internet Statistics 2022
5.3% of consumers in Norfolk500 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 Norfolk, Massachusetts
|Provider||Speed||Type||Time To Download 1 GB||Availability|
|Viasat Internet||100 Mbps||Satellite||1m 21s||100.0%|
|HughesNet||25 Mbps||Satellite||5m 27s||100.0%|
|T-Mobile Home Internet||115 Mbps||Fixed Wireless||1m 11s||26.8%|
|Ultra Home Internet||100 Mbps||Fixed Wireless||1m 21s||26.8%|
Internet Providers in Nearby Cities
Internet Provider Competition Map For Norfolk
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.
Compare Norfolk to the 5 largest cities in the US
|City||Average Download Speed||Number of Providers||Average Cost per Mbps|
|Norfolk||174 Mbps||7||$0.36 ( + $0.00 )|
|New York||545.6 Mbps ( +371.6 Mbps )||21 ( +14 )||$0.33 ( $0.00 )|
|Los Angeles||161.3 Mbps ( -12.7 Mbps )||20 ( +13 )||$0.33 ( $0.00 )|
|Chicago||180.9 Mbps ( +6.9 Mbps )||19 ( +12 )||$0.25 ( $0.00 )|
|Houston||186.6 Mbps ( +12.6 Mbps )||26 ( +19 )||$0.23 ( $0.00 )|
|Philadelphia||179.1 Mbps ( +5.1 Mbps )||10 ( +3 )||$0.39 ( + $0.00 )|