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Internet Providers in Roslindale, Massachusetts
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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 432 Internet plans in Roslindale. Real-world speed test data listed for Roslindale is based on the 4,030 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.
- There are 15 internet providers in Roslindale with 6 of those offering residential service
- 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 fastest zip code in Roslindale for July 2021 is 02131. (see all below).
Internet Statistics 2021
1.1% of consumers in Roslindale300 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||Availability|
|XFINITY from Comcast||1,200 Mbps||Cable||6s||99.6%|
|Viasat Internet||100 Mbps||Satellite||1m 21s||100.0%|
|HughesNet||25 Mbps||Satellite||5m 27s||100.0%|
Internet Providers in Nearby Cities
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.
Zip-based speed averages are calculated from M-Labs consumer speed tests run by IP addresses in the area.
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.
Compare Roslindale to the 5 largest cities in the US
|City||Average Download Speed||Number of Providers||Average Cost per Mbps|
|Roslindale||82.9 Mbps||6||$0.14 ( + $0.00 )|
|New York||534.4 Mbps ( +451.5 Mbps )||17 ( +11 )||$0.18 ( + $0.00 )|
|Los Angeles||148.8 Mbps ( +65.9 Mbps )||17 ( +11 )||$0.16 ( + $0.00 )|
|Chicago||160.6 Mbps ( +77.7 Mbps )||15 ( +9 )||$0.20 ( + $0.00 )|
|Houston||169.5 Mbps ( +86.6 Mbps )||23 ( +17 )||$0.18 ( + $0.00 )|
|Philadelphia||162.1 Mbps ( +79.2 Mbps )||8 ( +2 )||$0.19 ( + $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.