Internet Providers in Somerville, Massachusetts

Most Popular Internet Providers in Somerville, Massachusetts:

Showing 1 to 8 Providers

  • 1. 1. Xfinity
    99.6% Available
    99.6%

    Available

    Speeds up to:
    1200 Mbps
    Download
    35 Mbps
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    • Cable
    • Internet Plans: 5
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 0
    • Speed Range: 50-1200mbps
    • Connection: Cable
    • Price Range: $29.99 - $95.95
    • Contracts: 2 Years - None required
  • 2. 2. Verizon High Speed Internet
    99.5% Available
    99.5%

    Available

    Speeds up to:
    15 Mbps
    Download
    1 Mbps
    Upload
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    • DSL
    • Internet Plans: 2
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 0
    • Speed Range: 15-15mbps
    • Connection: DSL
    • Price Range: $40 - $74.99
    • Contracts: None - None required
  • 3. 3. Viasat
    100% Available
    100%

    Available

    Speeds up to:
    100 Mbps
    Download
    3 Mbps
    Upload
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    • Satellite
    • Internet Plans: 4
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 0
    • Speed Range: 12-100mbps
    • Connection: Satellite
    • Price Range: $64.99 - $249.99
    • Contracts: 2 Years - 2 Years required
  • 4. 4. HughesNet
    100% Available
    100%

    Available

    Speeds up to:
    25 Mbps
    Download
    3 Mbps
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    • Deal
    • Satellite
    • Internet Plans: 4
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 0
    • Speed Range: 25-25mbps
    • Connection: Satellite
    • Installation: Standard installation is free.
    • Price Range: $39.99 - $149.99
    • Contracts: 2 Years - 2 Years required
    Deal
    There are 4 active deals on select plans from this provider
  • 5. 5. Verizon Fios
    2% Available
    2%

    Available

    Speeds up to:
    940 Mbps
    Download
    880 Mbps
    Upload
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    • Deal
    • Fiber
    • Internet Plans: 3
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 1
    • Speed Range: 200-950mbps
    • Connection: Fiber
    • Price Range: $39.99 - $154.99
    • Contracts: None - None required
    Deal
    There are 4 active deals on select plans from this provider
  • 6. 6. Starry Internet
    99.2% Available
    99.2%

    Available

    Speeds up to:
    200 Mbps
    Download
    200 Mbps
    Upload
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    • Fixed Wireless
    • Internet Plans: 1
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 0
    • Speed Range: 200-200mbps
    • Connection: Fixed Wireless
    • Installation: Free installation.
    • Price Range: $50 - $50
    • Contracts: None - None required
  • 7. 7. RCN
    98.6% Available
    98.6%

    Available

    Speeds up to:
    1000 Mbps
    Download
    20 Mbps
    Upload
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    • Cable
    • Internet Plans: 4
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 10
    • Speed Range: 100-1000mbps
    • Connection: Cable
    • Installation: Free installation with promo code RCNOFFER when you order online.
    • Price Range: $29.99 - $125.06
    • Contracts: None - None required
  • 8. 8. netBlazr
    83.1% Available
    83.1%

    Available

    Speeds up to:
    500 Mbps
    Download
    500 Mbps
    Upload
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    • Fixed Wireless
    • Internet Plans: 1
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 0
    • Speed Range: 200-500mbps
    • Connection: Fixed Wireless
    • Installation: Free installation.
    • Price Range: $39.95 - $39.95
    • Contracts: None - None required
1 Business internet providers are hidden due to low coverage in Somerville. See All
  • 1. 1. AT&T Wireless
    100% Available
    100%

    Available

    Speeds up to:
    10 Mbps
    Download
    3 Mbps
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    • Mobile Broadband
    • Internet Plans: 2
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 0
    • Speed Range: 0-10mbps
    • Connection: Mobile Broadband
    • Price Range: $50 - $75
  • 2. 2. Metro® by T-Mobile
    100% Available
    100%

    Available

    Speeds up to:
    0.768 Mbps
    Download
    0.2 Mbps
    Upload
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    • Deal
    • Mobile Broadband
    • Internet Plans: 3
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 0
    • Speed Range: 0-0.768mbps
    • Connection: Mobile Broadband
    • Price Range: $40 - $60
    Deal
    There are 2 active deals on select plans from this provider
  • 3. 3. T-Mobile
    100% Available
    100%

    Available

    Speeds up to:
    10 Mbps
    Download
    6 Mbps
    Upload
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    • Deal
    • Mobile Broadband
    • Internet Plans: 3
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 0
    • Speed Range: 0-10mbps
    • Connection: Mobile Broadband
    • Price Range: $60 - $85
    Deal
    There are 2 active deals on select plans from this provider
  • 4. 4. Verizon
    100% Available
    100%

    Available

    Speeds up to:
    10 Mbps
    Download
    3 Mbps
    Upload
    View Verizon Details
    • Deal
    • Mobile Broadband
    • Internet Plans: 2
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 0
    • Speed Range: 0-10mbps
    • Connection: Mobile Broadband
    • Price Range: $55 - $65
    Deal
    There are 2 active deals on select plans from this provider

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Internet Access in Somerville, Massachusetts

The average address in the Somerville area is serviceable by 4 Internet providers In context, this is a good amount of competition contrasted with other cities. Competition of two or more broadband providers in a city often results in lower regional pricing.

When we're looking at network tech available across the area, we see that the most widespread hardwired broadband tech types are Cable and DSL, with near one hundred percent and virtually one hundred percent respectively. Cable internet connections are sold by traditional residential television corporations, using their preexisting coaxial cable networks. Somerville customers of cable providers like XFINITY from Comcast overwhelmingly pick it because of the combination of low pricing for workable speeds. (Compared to the alternatives, anyway.) Telephone companies are the main source for DSL service, since DSL, or "Digital Subscriber Line," sends digital data via telephone wires. Compared to other copper-based networks, the twisted copper makeup of telephone lines outputs lower performance compared to cable and several times less than fiber.

Viasat Internet has the widest availability for Somerville residents. near one hundred percent of the Somerville area can receive Internet service from them. HughesNet is the most likely second choice, providing near one hundred percent of residents with Satellite service. The fastest package we've found for HughesNet for Somerville is 25 Mbps download.

The data on this page comes from FCC reports specific to Somerville, and is confirmed through privatized data sources and direct provider reporting to output more detailed resources than governmental websites. Data on pricing of individual broadband plans is generated by our research and analysis experts, who collect thousands of plans every year. There are 546 plans in Somerville since 2014. There are 51 Internet packages currently marketed in the area.

Outside of the Internet providers listed above, XFINITY from Comcast provides a third option for Internet in near one hundred percent of Somerville. Fixed wireless providers like Starry Internet are sometimes a good choice. However, the incumbent wired providers are usually a stronger value when it comes to performance and price.

  • There are 22 internet providers in Somerville with 8 of those offering residential service
  • Somerville is the 14th most connected city in Massachusetts ahead of Allston, Everett, Cambridge, Medford, and Charlestown.
  • Explore internet access for communities within Somerville: Winter Hill
  • The fastest zip code in Somerville for July 2021 is 02145. (see all below).

Internet Statistics 2021

200 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 Somerville, Massachusetts

Provider Speed Type Time To Download 1 GB Availability
RCN 1,000 Mbps Cable 8s 98.6%
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 Provider Competition Map For Somerville

Somerville Internet Competition Map. Click for interactive map.
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Somerville is the 14th most connected city in Massachusetts ahead of Allston, Everett, Cambridge, Medford, and Charlestown.

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

Approximately 12,000 people in Middlesex 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.

Approximately 100% of Somerville 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, 02145 is the zip code with the fastest average download speed in Somerville.

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

In Middlesex County, approximately 23,000 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 Cord Cutting Around Somerville

Data collected by our market research team shows that some of the top providers in Somerville currently use data caps on home Internet connections. Data caps are controversial because users view them as a tactic for limiting "cord cutting". Providers insist that they are a reasonable strategy for managing network congestion. Either way, the culprit is the same: streaming video, which can eat up anywhere from one to seven Gigabytes/hour.

Compare Somerville to the 5 largest cities in the US

City Average Download Speed Number of Providers Average Cost per Mbps
Somerville 174.8 Mbps 8 $0.27 ( + $0.00 )
New York 534.4 Mbps ( +359.6 Mbps ) 17 ( +9 ) $0.41 ( + $0.00 )
Los Angeles 148.8 Mbps ( -26 Mbps ) 17 ( +9 ) $0.22 ( $0.00 )
Chicago 160.6 Mbps ( -14.2 Mbps ) 15 ( +7 ) $0.25 ( $0.00 )
Houston 169.5 Mbps ( -5.3 Mbps ) 23 ( +15 ) $0.24 ( $0.00 )
Philadelphia 162.1 Mbps ( -12.7 Mbps ) 8 $0.30 ( + $0.00 )

Customer Reviews of Internet Providers in Somerville

No problems, easy set up.

Had DSL, was unsatisfied, so I called RCN purely to shop around. I switched in one phone call. Besides the intermittent outages (internet will cut out and I need to restart the router) I have been satisfied.

Highly recommend

I'm moving away from where RCN services and I never thought I'd be sad about leaving a cable company before. Setup and cancellation were an absolute breeze, the internet never went out, and we had an incredible package for a great price. Customer service agents were very friendly and helpful, even though I rarely ever had to interact with them because our service always worked! They even have an iPhone app to pay your bill on. Would highly recommend over any other company.