Internet Providers in Somerville, MA

Residential Internet Statistics for Somerville, MA
Internet Service Providers: 6
Plans Start From: $14.99
Top Download Speed: 1.2 Gbps
Fastest Connection Type: Fiber

Top Internet Providers in Somerville, Massachusetts:

Showing 1 to 8 Providers

  • 1. Xfinity
    99.5% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *1.2 Gbps
    • Cable
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • Cable
    99.5% Available
  • 2. Verizon High Speed Internet
    99.5% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *940 Mbps
    • Fiber
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • Fiber
    99.5% Available
  • 3. Viasat
    100% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *100 Mbps
    • Satellite
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • Satellite
    100% Available
  • 4. HughesNet
    100% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *25 Mbps
    • Satellite
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • Satellite
    100% Available
  • 5. 5. T-Mobile 5G Home Internet
    13.7% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *182 Mbps
    • 5G Internet
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • 5G Internet
    13.7% Available
  • 6. 6. Starry Internet
    99.2% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *200 Mbps
    • Fixed Wireless
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • Fixed Wireless
    99.2% Available
  • 7. 7. Astound Broadband Powered by RCN
    98.6% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *1 Gbps
    • Cable
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • Cable
    98.6% Available
  • 8. 8. netBlazr
    83.1% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *500 Mbps
    • Fixed Wireless
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • Fixed Wireless
    83.1% Available
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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 (99.47 percent coverage) and DSL and Fiber (near one hundred percent coverage). Cable internet connections are marketed by cable television corporations, leveraging existing coaxial cable TV networks. Cable can often make sense for local residents due to the strong speeds in an attainable price range.

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 621 plans in Somerville since 2014. There are 71 Internet packages currently marketed in the area.

Outside of the Internet providers listed above, Verizon High Speed Internet 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.

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Summary Of Fastest Internet Providers In Somerville, Massachusetts

Provider Speed Type Time To Download 1 GB Availability
Xfinity 1,200 Mbps Cable 6s 99.5%
Astound Broadband Powered by RCN 1,000 Mbps Cable 8s 98.6%
Viasat Internet 100 Mbps Satellite 1m 21s 100.0%
HughesNet 25 Mbps Satellite 5m 27s 100.0%
T-Mobile 5G Home Internet 182 Mbps 5G Internet 45s 13.7%
200 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.

Somerville is the 17th most connected city in Massachusetts ahead of Allston, Everett, Cambridge, Medford, and Charlestown.

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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 11,000 people in Middlesex 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 100% of Somerville 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 Middlesex County, approximately 16,000 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.

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Compare Somerville to the 5 largest cities in the US

City Average Download Speed Number of Providers Average Cost per Mbps
Somerville 238 Mbps 11 $0.37 ( + $0.00 )
New York 581.7 Mbps ( +343.7 Mbps ) 22 ( +11 ) $0.34 ( $0.00 )
Los Angeles 172.8 Mbps ( -65.2 Mbps ) 21 ( +10 ) $0.25 ( $0.00 )
Chicago 199.7 Mbps ( -38.3 Mbps ) 20 ( +9 ) $0.24 ( $0.00 )
Houston 202.2 Mbps ( -35.8 Mbps ) 27 ( +16 ) $0.25 ( $0.00 )
Philadelphia 196.5 Mbps ( -41.5 Mbps ) 11 $0.39 ( + $0.00 )