Internet Providers in Southwick, MA

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Residential Internet Statistics for Southwick, MA
Internet Providers: 5
Internet Plans: 7
Fastest Speed Available: 1,000 Mbps
Average Plan Price: $59.28

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 264 Internet deals in the area around Southwick since founding in 2014. The speed averages shown here are calculated from 12,236 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.

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 Southwick, Massachusetts

Provider Speed Type Time To Download 1 GB
XFINITY from Comcast 1,000 Mbps Cable 8s
Viasat Internet 50 Mbps Satellite 2m 43s
HughesNet 25 Mbps Satellite 5m 27s

Summary of Internet Providers Availability in Southwick, Massachusetts

  • Xfinity - Cable - 99.9% Availability in Southwick - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • Viasat - Satellite - 100.0% Availability in Southwick - Speeds up to 50 Mbps
  • HughesNet - Satellite - 100.0% Availability in Southwick - Speeds up to 25 Mbps

Internet Provider Competition Map For Southwick

Southwick Internet Competition Map. Click for interactive map.
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Southwick is the 224th most connected city in Massachusetts ahead of Granville, West Suffield, and North Granby, but behind Feeding Hills and Westfield.

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

Approximately 3,000 people in Hampden 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 96% of Southwick 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, 01077 is the zip code with the fastest average download speed in Southwick.

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

In Hampden County, approximately 7,000 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 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.

Summary Of Internet Providers In Southwick

Provider Type Coverage Speed
Omnipoint Technology Fixed Wireless 100% 300 Mbps
XFINITY from Comcast Cable 99.9%+ 1,000 Mbps
Viasat Internet Satellite 100% 50 Mbps
HughesNet Satellite 100% 25 Mbps
Comcast Business Cable 94.9%+ 987 Mbps
Omnipoint Technology Fixed Wireless 100% 300 Mbps
North Atlantic Networks Fiber 100% 1,000 Mbps
TPx Communications Copper 0.9%+ 1.5 Mbps

Compare Southwick to the 5 largest cities in the US

City Average Download Speed Number of Providers Average Cost per Mbps
Southwick 114 Mbps 5 $0.37 ( + $0.00 )
New York 415.4 Mbps ( +301.4 Mbps ) 16 ( +11 ) $0.70 ( + $0.00 )
Los Angeles 118.9 Mbps ( +4.9 Mbps ) 17 ( +12 ) $0.25 ( $0.00 )
Chicago 116.2 Mbps ( +2.2 Mbps ) 15 ( +10 ) $0.27 ( $0.00 )
Houston 127.4 Mbps ( +13.4 Mbps ) 23 ( +18 ) $0.27 ( $0.00 )
Philadelphia 127.6 Mbps ( +13.6 Mbps ) 8 ( +3 ) $0.37 ( + $0.00 )