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Internet Providers in Southwick, Massachusetts
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Internet Access in Southwick, Massachusetts
Information here is calculated based on the twice-annual FCC provider coverage filings. We leverage direct reporting from providers to further validate and enhance that data. Pricing and plan information is collected by our data analysis team. We've collected and verified 267 Internet deals in the area around Southwick since founding in 2014. The speed averages shown here are calculated from 11,526 IP-verified speed test recordings in the past 12 months.
XFINITY from Comcast as well as Verizon High Speed Internet can also provide Internet service in Southwick, with shared territory in some streets.
Coverage from Viasat Internet and HughesNet, in general, will overlap. As a result, the choice between Viasat and HughesNet is common in Southwick.
2 Internet choices per address isn't a strong amount of choice in comparison to to other areas, but it's enough to reduce pricing in neighborhoods where providers overlap. As is evident in the interactive map below, Internet availability often varies depending on area.
The takeaway here is that Southwick's broadband situation conforms with a common pattern in Massachusetts communities: widespread availability of bundled cable and DSL Internet service, with the problem being that most houses or apartments are limited to one company for either type of Internet service. This pattern is normal because Internet outfits used to be TV and landline telephone corporations. So, they use these legacy wired networks to deliver their broadband Internet bundles.
- There are 13 internet providers in Southwick with 5 of those offering residential service
- Southwick is the 224th most connected city in Massachusetts ahead of Granville, West Suffield, and North Granby, but behind Feeding Hills and Westfield.
- The fastest zip code in Southwick for July 2021 is 01077. (see all below).
Internet Statistics 2021
3.8% of consumers in Southwick300 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 Southwick, Massachusetts
|Provider||Speed||Type||Time To Download 1 GB||Availability|
|XFINITY from Comcast||1,200 Mbps||Cable||6s||99.9%|
|Viasat Internet||50 Mbps||Satellite||2m 43s||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.
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 Southwick
Data from our market researchers shows that top ISPs in Southwick use data caps on residential broadband plans. Data caps are controversial because subscribers see them as a strategy to discourage streaming. Providers explain caps are a reasonable strategy for managing network congestion. In either case, the culprit is streaming services, which can consume anywhere from 1–7GB/hr.
Compare Southwick to the 5 largest cities in the US
|City||Average Download Speed||Number of Providers||Average Cost per Mbps|
|Southwick||116.6 Mbps||5||$3.80 ( + $0.00 )|
|New York||534.4 Mbps ( +417.8 Mbps )||17 ( +12 )||$0.48 ( $0.00 )|
|Los Angeles||148.8 Mbps ( +32.2 Mbps )||17 ( +12 )||$0.28 ( $0.00 )|
|Chicago||160.6 Mbps ( +44 Mbps )||15 ( +10 )||$0.32 ( $0.00 )|
|Houston||169.5 Mbps ( +52.9 Mbps )||23 ( +18 )||$0.31 ( $0.00 )|
|Philadelphia||162.1 Mbps ( +45.5 Mbps )||8 ( +3 )||$0.66 ( $0.00 )|