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Internet Providers in Paxton, Massachusetts
Residential Internet Statistics for Paxton, MA
|Fastest Speed Available:||1,000 Mbps|
|Average Plan Price:||$73.99|
Most Popular Internet Providers in Paxton, Massachusetts:
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Internet Access in Paxton, Massachusetts
Paxton offers 4 residential Internet providers, and 14 if you include business and mobile service. Consumers have access to 4 choices for wired broadband such as DSL or cable.
Averaged to account for all residences in Paxton, the average home has exactly 1.95 Internet companies to choose from. 1.95 choices is low when compared to the majority of communities in Massachusetts.
The plans listed here are manually collected by our research staff.
DSL and cable are the two primary broadband network technologies around the Paxton metro area. They are fighting for subscribers at most addresses and generally competing on service quality. Cable speed is generally stronger, but big-picture metrics seen with either Internet technology system are comparable and which is "best" frequently varies from block to block depending on the network infrastructure in that neighborhood.
Viasat Internet and HughesNet are the strongest providers in Paxton in terms of coverage area. As the maps below show, these companies often compete at addresses around Paxton.
Internet Statistics 2021
5.0% of consumers in Paxton200 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 Paxton, 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%|
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.
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 for Educational Purposes in Paxton
Economic development studies routinely spot a strong correlation between internet service access and performance in schooling. For education, home Internet access is virtually a necessity as colleges like Anna Maria College in Paxton migrate to digital platforms to manage coursework. Looking at 1,166 speed tests reported over the past year at addresses within 2 miles of Anna Maria College campus, performance averages are close to 42.09 Mbps — far higher than the lowest speeds needed for viewing video and interfacing with hosted or communication platforms.
Data Caps Around Paxton
Data from our market researchers suggests that common providers place a limit on streaming on home Internet connections. Data caps are controversial since customers see them as a tactic to limit streaming services. Providers explain they are a reasonable strategy as they struggle to manage network congestion. Either way, the issue is the same: streaming video, which easily eats up 1–7GB per hour.
Compare Paxton to the 5 largest cities in the US
|City||Average Download Speed||Number of Providers||Average Cost per Mbps|
|Paxton||42.1 Mbps||4||$0.95 ( + $0.00 )|
|New York||534.4 Mbps ( +492.3 Mbps )||17 ( +13 )||$0.89 ( $0.00 )|
|Los Angeles||148.8 Mbps ( +106.7 Mbps )||17 ( +13 )||$0.24 ( $0.00 )|
|Chicago||160.6 Mbps ( +118.5 Mbps )||15 ( +11 )||$0.27 ( $0.00 )|
|Houston||169.5 Mbps ( +127.4 Mbps )||23 ( +19 )||$0.26 ( $0.00 )|
|Philadelphia||162.1 Mbps ( +120 Mbps )||8 ( +4 )||$0.38 ( $0.00 )|
Customer Reviews of Internet Providers in Paxton
Great service in Solvay
We have had New Visions for 3 years and have been very pleased with the speed and value of the broadband and landline service. The prices are very competitive and haven't increased like Spectrum always does.