Internet Providers in Salem, MA

Residential Internet Statistics for Salem, MA
Internet Service Providers: 4
Plans Start From: $39.99
Top Download Speed: 1.2 Gbps
Fastest Connection Type: Cable

Top Internet Providers in Salem, Massachusetts:

Showing 1 to 6 Providers

  • 1. Xfinity
    99.8% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *1.2 Gbps
    • Cable
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • Cable
    99.8% Available
  • 2. T-Mobile 5G Home Internet
    63.4% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *182 Mbps
    • 5G Internet
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • 5G Internet
    63.4% Available
  • 3. Verizon
    99.1% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *15 Mbps
    • DSL
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • DSL
    99.1% Available
  • 4. Viasat
    100% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *100 Mbps
    • Satellite
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • Satellite
    100% Available
  • 5. 5. HughesNet
    100% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *25 Mbps
    • Satellite
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • Satellite
    100% Available
  • 6. 6. EarthLink 5G Home Internet
    63.4% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *100 Mbps
    • 5G Internet
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • 5G Internet
    63.4% Available
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Internet Access in Salem, Massachusetts

Salem features a total of 6 Internet service providers (ISPs) with residential service, and a total of 19 including smb, enterprise, and mobile providers such as TPx Communications and Verizon Business. (Take note that some might be "double entries", since many providers market residential and smb services under separate branches.)

Considering network technology available the Salem area, the most widespread hardwired Internet tech varieties are Cable (close to one hundred percent coverage) and 5G Internet (63.38 percent coverage). Cable connections are sold by former television operators, leveraging existing coaxial cable TV networks. Cable can often make sense for Salem residents due to the strong speeds in an attainable price range.

Viasat Internet offers the largest coverage area in Salem. near one hundred percent of the Salem area can get Internet service from them. HughesNet is the most likely second choice, providing close to one hundred percent of Salem with predominantly Satellite service. The fastest package listed by HughesNet for Salem is 25 Mbps.

The information listed here comes via FCC reports. Data is confirmed through private databases to provide more accurate listings than governmental websites. Speeds and pricing data is generated by our research team, who collect tens of thousands of data points each year.

To summarize, Salem's broadband access is not high — most blocks in the area have around 1 provider available. A total of 400 Salem residents have one of fewer options for broadband. This is verifiable in the coverage map below. So, that leaves 1.01 percent of the population stuck with only one way to get WiFi. Explore the map to understand how coverage varies in Salem.

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Summary Of Fastest Internet Providers In Salem, Massachusetts

Provider Speed Type Time To Download 1 GB Availability
Xfinity 1,200 Mbps Cable 6s 99.8%
Viasat Internet 100 Mbps Satellite 1m 21s 100.0%
T-Mobile 5G Home Internet 182 Mbps 5G Internet 45s 63.4%
HughesNet 25 Mbps Satellite 5m 27s 100.0%
EarthLink 5G Home Internet 100 Mbps 5G Internet 1m 21s 63.4%
400 People Only have access to 1 or fewer wired internet providers available at their address.

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This data is calculated from FCC datasets which providers are legally required to supply twice a year. We further validate this data for accuracy.

Salem is the 377th most connected city in Massachusetts behind Lynn, Peabody, Swampscott, Beverly, and Marblehead.

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

Approximately 4,000 people in Essex County don't have access to any wired internet.

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This statistic is drawn from the population in census blocks not served by at least one wired broadband provider.

Approximately 99% of Salem residents are serviced by multiple wired providers.

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This coverage statistic is based on a mix of FCC and private provider reporting in the past two quarters.

In Essex County, approximately 5,000 people do not have access to 25 Mbps wired broadband.

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25 Mbps download and 3 Mbps upload is the minimum speed for an Internet connection to be classified as “Broadband” by the FCC.

Map of ISPs in Salem

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Compare Salem to the 5 largest cities in the US

City Average Download Speed Number of Providers Average Cost per Mbps
Salem 177.2 Mbps 7 $0.71 ( + $0.00 )
New York 581.7 Mbps ( +404.5 Mbps ) 22 ( +15 ) $0.34 ( $0.00 )
Los Angeles 172.8 Mbps ( -4.4 Mbps ) 21 ( +14 ) $0.25 ( $0.00 )
Chicago 199.7 Mbps ( +22.5 Mbps ) 20 ( +13 ) $0.24 ( $0.00 )
Houston 202.2 Mbps ( +25 Mbps ) 27 ( +20 ) $0.25 ( $0.00 )
Philadelphia 196.5 Mbps ( +19.3 Mbps ) 11 ( +4 ) $0.39 ( $0.00 )