Internet Providers in Norton, MA

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Residential Internet Statistics for Norton, MA
Internet Providers: 5
Internet Plans: 10
Fastest Speed Available: 1,200 Mbps
Average Plan Price: $59.49

Internet Access in Norton, Massachusetts

The average Norton location can get Internet service from 1.96 different providers.

Viasat Internet is the most commonly available choice for Norton residents. They are available to near one hundred percent of Norton. HughesNet is also a common choice, with coverage in virtually one hundred percent of Norton with predominantly Satellite service. HughesNet's strongest package for Norton is 25 Mbps.

Looking at network technologies installed within the city, the most common wired Internet connection varieties are Cable (99.18 percent coverage) and DSL (94.59 percent coverage). Regular cable TV providers are usually the source for cable home Internet service, thanks to the fact that they can use pre-existing coaxial TV cables — which have already been built out to homes in the area — to connect subscribers to the Internet. Cable can often make sense for local residents due to the strong mix of speed and value. DSL service is transmitted by twisted copper telephone wires by providers such as Verizon High Speed Internet that build or own copper phone lines. Compared to other copper cables, the twisted and bundled copper construction seen in telephone wires outputs a lower bandwidth ceiling compared to newer wire types such as cable and significantly less than fiber.

The data listed here is sourced from FCC filings. Coverage data is confirmed using private databases and direct provider reporting to create more useful results than is available from the FCC directly. Lit address information is currently limited to select providers. Speeds and pricing data is sourced by our research and analysis team, who gather tens of thousands of data points every year. We've catalogued 340 Norton Internet plans from 2014 to the present. There are 38 Internet or bundled deals currently on the market in the area.

Aside from the Internet options detailed above, XFINITY from Comcast is another option to consider. They have wired broadband in 99 percent of Norton.

Internet Statistics 2021

900 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 Norton, Massachusetts

Provider Speed Type Time To Download 1 GB Availability
XFINITY from Comcast 1,200 Mbps Cable 6s 99.2%
Viasat Internet 100 Mbps Satellite 1m 21s 100.0%
HughesNet 25 Mbps Satellite 5m 27s 100.0%

Internet Provider Competition Map For Norton

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Norton is the 166th most connected city in Massachusetts behind South Easton, Mansfield, Taunton, Attleboro Falls, and Attleboro.

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

Approximately 5,000 people in Bristol 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 95% of Norton 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 Bristol County, approximately 8,000 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 for Education in Norton

Economic development studies routinely highlight a increasing pattern between broadband access and enhanced education. [1] Internet access is increasingly required as universities like Wheaton College adapt digital platforms to share student work. Looking at 966 speed tests reported in the past annum at areas within two miles of Wheaton College campus, performance averages are close to 128.79 Mbps — far higher than the minimum connection speed needed for streaming video and operating hosted or communication platforms.

Data Cap Issues Around Norton

Data from our researchers shows that some of the top providers currently place some sort of limit on data use on residential broadband plans. Data caps are disliked because consumers see caps as a strategy to limit video streaming. Providers explain they are a necessary strategy as they struggle to manage network congestion. In either case, the issue is streaming services, which easily consumes one to seven Gigabytes/hr.

Compare Norton to the 5 largest cities in the US

City Average Download Speed Number of Providers Average Cost per Mbps
Norton 128.8 Mbps 5 $0.35 ( + $0.00 )
New York 534.4 Mbps ( +405.6 Mbps ) 17 ( +12 ) $0.89 ( + $0.00 )
Los Angeles 148.8 Mbps ( +20 Mbps ) 17 ( +12 ) $0.24 ( $0.00 )
Chicago 160.6 Mbps ( +31.8 Mbps ) 15 ( +10 ) $0.27 ( $0.00 )
Houston 169.5 Mbps ( +40.7 Mbps ) 23 ( +18 ) $0.26 ( $0.00 )
Philadelphia 162.1 Mbps ( +33.3 Mbps ) 8 ( +3 ) $0.38 ( + $0.00 )