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Internet Providers in Quincy, Massachusetts
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Internet Access in Quincy, Massachusetts
Quincy features two major network choices: cable (98.88% coverage) and DSL (98.67% coverage). Coaxial cable Internet service is usually delivered through cable TV providers via coaxial copper television wires strung up on utility poles or buried along the street. DSL, similarly, is delivered via phone lines.  The vast majority of Quincy neighborhoods and census blocks can access coaxial cable and/or DSL service from at least two ISPs.
Since many buildings are only wired for one landline phone company and cable networks don't generally overlap, the average home in Quincy has 2-3 wired broadband service providers available. 1.52% of the Quincy area are limited to one or fewer options. DSL and cable broadband usually provide the best price for home use.
Xfinity is an alternative. They offer a top download speed of 1,000 Mbps. Wired Internet isn't actually the only choice for Internet in Quincy. fixed wireless providers like Starry Internet can achieve 200 Mbps using wireless links. Aside from home Internet, there are 11 companies within the area selling specialized enterprise and smb services like point-to-point connectivity. BroadbandNow includes every provider with business packages online.
The broadband coverage data listed here comes via provider coverage reports specific to Quincy, and is enhanced through privatized data sources to output more granular listings than is available from government websites. Speed and pricing data is sourced by manually collecting thousands of plans every year. There are a total of 527 collected plans in Quincy since 2014. There are 27 Internet or bundled plans currently available in the area.
Viasat Internet and HughesNet are the most commonly avialable providers in Quincy as measured by coverage area. The more common providers often cover the same addresses in most blocks around Quincy.
- There are 20 internet providers in Quincy with 6 of those offering residential service
- Quincy is the 219th most connected city in Massachusetts ahead of North Weymouth, but behind Mattapan, Braintree, Milton, and East Weymouth.
- Explore internet access for communities within Quincy: Squantum and North Quincy
Internet Statistics 2021
1.5% of consumers in Quincy1,000 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 Quincy, Massachusetts
|Provider||Speed||Type||Time To Download 1 GB||Availability|
|Viasat Internet||100 Mbps||Satellite||1m 21s||100.0%|
|T-Mobile Home Internet||100 Mbps||Fixed Wireless||1m 21s||56.5%|
|HughesNet||25 Mbps||Satellite||5m 27s||100.0%|
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Internet Provider Competition Map For Quincy
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 Quincy
Economic development reports regularly highlight a strong correlation between internet service availability and enhanced education. Internet access is basically essential as universities like Eastern Nazarene College migrate to web-based systems to share out-of-class work. Looking at 360 speed tests reported in the past annum at areas within two miles of Eastern Nazarene College campus, performance averages are in the region of 81.68 Mbps — considerably above the minimum speeds needed for streaming video and interfacing with cloud or communication platforms.
Data Caps and Video Streaming Around Quincy
Data from our market researchers suggests that many of the top providers in Quincy currently use data caps for their residential Internet packages. Data caps are a public issue because consumers see caps as a tactic for limiting video streaming, while providers insist they are a necessary strategy for managing heavy network traffic. In either case, the issue is the same: over-the-top streaming, which easily uses 1–7GB/hour.
Compare Quincy to the 5 largest cities in the US
|City||Average Download Speed||Number of Providers||Average Cost per Mbps|
|Quincy||152.8 Mbps||6||$0.37 ( + $0.00 )|
|New York||545.6 Mbps ( +392.8 Mbps )||19 ( +13 )||$0.33 ( $0.00 )|
|Los Angeles||161.3 Mbps ( +8.5 Mbps )||18 ( +12 )||$0.29 ( $0.00 )|
|Chicago||180.9 Mbps ( +28.1 Mbps )||17 ( +11 )||$0.24 ( $0.00 )|
|Houston||186.6 Mbps ( +33.8 Mbps )||24 ( +18 )||$0.23 ( $0.00 )|
|Philadelphia||179.1 Mbps ( +26.3 Mbps )||9 ( +3 )||$0.39 ( + $0.00 )|