Internet Providers in Saugus, MA

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Residential Internet Statistics for Saugus, MA
Internet Providers: 5
Internet Plans: 10
Fastest Speed Available: 1,000 Mbps
Average Plan Price: $59.49

Internet Access in Saugus, Massachusetts

Viasat Internet has the strongest coverage footprint in Saugus. HughesNet is also commonly available.

The information on this page comes from FCC filings, and is using private data sources and direct provider reporting to provide more accurate listings than is available from the FCC directly. Address-level information isn't always available. Speed and pricing data is sourced by manually collecting thousands of plans every year.

XFINITY from Comcast provides an alternative to the primary providers, serving Saugus with a maximum speed of 987 Mbps. There are 5 providers in Saugus offering enterprise-level products and services like point-to-point connectivity and MPLS. We list all providers with explicit business plans on their site, although some offer both residential and business broadband.

In terms of network technology available around Saugus, we see that the most widespread wired Internet technology options are Fiber and Cable, with 11.10% and near one hundred percent respectively. Television corporations are the main source for cable Internet, since they can utilize pre-existing TV wires — which already connect to most homes — to connect customers to the Internet. Saugus customers of cable ISPs such as XFINITY from Comcast usually pick it thanks to the combination of low pricing for workable speeds. (Compared to the alternatives, anyway.) Fiber technology is built on newer Fiber-optical cables made of thousands of glass strands that send digital data as light. Fiber network technology results in stronger speeds, but in some cases may switch to coaxial wires in the "last mile" near a subscriber. Consequently, not all fiber connections offer "gigabit" speeds.

Overall, the competition between providers in Saugus isn't high (2.09 companies registered in the average census block). It isn't a lot, but it's sufficient to drive competition on price that benefits those who live in well-wired parts of the city.

  • There are 14 internet providers in Saugus with 5 of those offering residential service
  • Saugus is the 191st most connected city in Massachusetts behind Wakefield, Lynn, Malden, Melrose, and Revere.
  • The fastest zip code in Saugus for April 2021 is 01906. (see all below).

Internet Statistics 2021

300 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 Saugus, Massachusetts

Provider Speed Type Time To Download 1 GB
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 Saugus, Massachusetts

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

Internet Provider Competition Map For Saugus

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Saugus is the 191st most connected city in Massachusetts behind Wakefield, Lynn, Malden, Melrose, and Revere.

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.

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

Fiber Availability: 11% of people living in Saugus 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 Saugus 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, 01906 is the zip code with the fastest average download speed in Saugus.

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

In Essex County, approximately 6,000 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 Cap Issues and Video Streaming in Saugus

Data collected by our market research team shows that popular ISPs in the area use data caps on home Internet packages. Data caps are disliked since users see caps as a tactic for limiting video streaming, while providers insist that they are a reasonable strategy as they struggle to manage network traffic. In either case, the issue is the same: over-the-top streaming services, which easily eats up one to seven Gigabytes per hour.

Summary Of Internet Providers In Saugus

Provider Type Coverage Speed
XFINITY from Comcast Cable 99.6%+ 1,000 Mbps
Viasat Internet Satellite 100% 100 Mbps
HughesNet Satellite 100% 25 Mbps
Comcast Business Cable 84.5%+ 987 Mbps
North Atlantic Networks Fiber 100% 1,000 Mbps
Crown Castle Fiber Fiber 24.1%+ 1,000 Mbps
GTT Communications Copper 6.0%+ 6 Mbps
Verizon Business Copper 2.4%+ 50 Mbps

Compare Saugus to the 5 largest cities in the US

City Average Download Speed Number of Providers Average Cost per Mbps
Saugus 131.8 Mbps 5 $0.12 ( + $0.00 )
New York 415.4 Mbps ( +283.6 Mbps ) 16 ( +11 ) $0.21 ( + $0.00 )
Los Angeles 118.9 Mbps ( -12.9 Mbps ) 17 ( +12 ) $0.15 ( + $0.00 )
Chicago 116.2 Mbps ( -15.6 Mbps ) 15 ( +10 ) $0.19 ( + $0.00 )
Houston 127.4 Mbps ( -4.4 Mbps ) 23 ( +18 ) $0.18 ( + $0.00 )
Philadelphia 127.6 Mbps ( -4.2 Mbps ) 8 ( +3 ) $0.18 ( + $0.00 )