Internet Providers in Roslindale, MA

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

Internet Access in Roslindale, Massachusetts

Information here is calculated from the twice-annual FCC provider coverage reports. We leverage direct reporting from providers and other privatized datasets to further validate that data. Plane and pricing information on BroadbandNow is aggregated manually by our data science team. We've aggregated 406 Internet plans in Roslindale. Real-world speed test data listed for Roslindale is based on the 13,512 speed tests shown in the listings below.

Each major wired Internet option is available in Roslindale, including fiber, cable, and DSL. Fiber has availability for 95.31 percent of the city. Cable and DSL networks have 98.92 percent and 93.50 percent availability respectively within city limits.

Competition among Internet companies is decent for households in Roslindale, and the average census block can access 3-4 ISPs. Averaged out across all census blocks in the city, there are exactly 3.76 service options per block.

XFINITY from Comcast is also a commonly available broadband choice for Roslindale, offering Cable service in near one hundred percent of Roslindale.

Viasat Internet and HughesNet are the largest Internet providers in Roslindale as measured by coverage area. These providers often overlap around Roslindale.

Internet Statistics 2021



Roslindale, MA

300 People Only have access to 1 or fewer wired internet providers available at their address.

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Summary Of Fastest Internet Providers In Roslindale, 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 Roslindale, Massachusetts

  • Xfinity - Cable - 99.6% Availability in Roslindale - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • RCN - Cable - 88.2% Availability in Roslindale - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • Viasat - Satellite - 100.0% Availability in Roslindale - Speeds up to 100 Mbps
  • HughesNet - Satellite - 100.0% Availability in Roslindale - Speeds up to 25 Mbps

Internet Provider Competition Map For Roslindale

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Roslindale is the 12th most connected city in Massachusetts ahead of Hyde Park, Chestnut Hill, and Jamaica Plain, but behind West Roxbury and Mattapan.

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

Approximately 8,000 people in Suffolk 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: 95% of people living in Roslindale 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 99% of Roslindale 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, 02131 is the zip code with the fastest average download speed in Roslindale.

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

In Suffolk County, approximately 21,000 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.

Data Caps in Roslindale

Data from our research team shows that some of the top providers use data caps on home Internet packages. Data caps are controversial since subscribers see them as a tactic for limiting streaming services. Providers explain that caps are a necessary strategy as they struggle to manage network traffic. Either way, the problem is video streaming, which can eat up one to seven Gigabytes/hour.

Summary Of Internet Providers In Roslindale

Provider Type Coverage Speed
XFINITY from Comcast Cable 99.6%+ 1,000 Mbps
RCN Cable 88.2%+ 1,000 Mbps
Viasat Internet Satellite 100% 100 Mbps
HughesNet Satellite 100% 25 Mbps
Comcast Business Cable 90.3%+ 987 Mbps
North Atlantic Networks Fiber 100% 1,000 Mbps Fixed Wireless 86.5%+ 0.768 Mbps
Crown Castle Fiber Fiber 52.8%+ 1,000 Mbps
GTT Communications DSL 1.0%+ 6 Mbps
RCN Business Copper 0.0%+ 1,000 Mbps

Compare Roslindale to the 5 largest cities in the US

City Average Download Speed Number of Providers Average Cost per Mbps
Roslindale 100.9 Mbps 6 $0.12 ( + $0.00 )
New York 415.4 Mbps ( +314.5 Mbps ) 16 ( +10 ) $0.21 ( + $0.00 )
Los Angeles 118.9 Mbps ( +18 Mbps ) 17 ( +11 ) $0.15 ( + $0.00 )
Chicago 116.2 Mbps ( +15.3 Mbps ) 15 ( +9 ) $0.19 ( + $0.00 )
Houston 127.4 Mbps ( +26.5 Mbps ) 23 ( +17 ) $0.18 ( + $0.00 )
Philadelphia 127.6 Mbps ( +26.7 Mbps ) 8 ( +2 ) $0.18 ( + $0.00 )

Customer Reviews of Internet Providers in Roslindale

Still the best customer service!

I choose RCN because of the customer service. The speed and technology are good, not the best but the customer service is 10 times better. There will always be an issue with internet and cable but customer service and great techs are worth their weight in gold.