Internet Providers in Stow, MA
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Residential Internet Statistics for Stow, MA
|Fastest Speed Available:||1,000 Mbps|
|Average Plan Price:||$59.49|
Most Popular Residential Internet Providers in Stow, Massachusetts
Internet Access in Stow, Massachusetts
Information on this page is based on the FCC's bi-annual provider coverage filings. We also use direct provider coverage reports to enhance that data, down to the census block level. Pricing and plan information shown here is collected by our data analysis team. We have analyzed 317 broadband plans in the area around Stow in the past few years. The speed averages shown here are drawn from 3,994 speed test recordings in the past 12 months.
Looking closer at technology options, Fiber, cable, and DSL have strong coverage in Stow. Among the local options, Fiber is generally the better option, and offers near one hundred percent coverage around Stow. Widespread Fiber availability is responsible for establishing the unusually high average speed around Stow, which is currently 30.84 percent above the state–wide average.
2-3 Internet choices per block isn't an overly strong level of broadband competition, but it's sufficient to reduce pricing in Stow neighborhoods where providers overlap. Internet choice can vary depending on location.
XFINITY from Comcast as well as Verizon Fios also offer coverage in Stow, with significant shared territory in some streets.
Viasat Internet and HughesNet are the strongest providers in Stow so far as coverage. As the interactive maps below illustrate, these providers frequently compete at addresses around Stow.
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Summary Of Fastest Internet Providers In Stow, 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 Stow, Massachusetts
- Xfinity - Cable - 99.7% Availability in Stow - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
- Viasat - Satellite - 100.0% Availability in Stow - Speeds up to 100 Mbps
- HughesNet - Satellite - 100.0% Availability in Stow - Speeds up to 25 Mbps
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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.
This statistic is drawn from the population in census blocks not served by at least one wired broadband provider.
Fiber coverage data is sourced from FCC Form 477 filings and cross-validated through BroadbandNow with private datasets and direct provider reporting.
This coverage statistic is based on a mix of FCC and private provider reporting in the past two quarters.
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 and Cord Cutting Around Stow
Data collected by our market researchers shows that popular ISPs in Stow currently place some sort of limit on streaming on residential Internet plans. Data caps are controversial because subscribers see caps as a strategy to stop streaming, while providers insist that caps are a necessary tool as they struggle to manage network congestion. In either case, the issue is over-the-top streaming services, which can eat up anywhere from 1–7GB per hour.
Summary Of Internet Providers In Stow
|XFINITY from Comcast||Cable||99.7%+||1,000 Mbps|
|Viasat Internet||Satellite||100%||100 Mbps|
|Comcast Business||Cable||87.4%+||987 Mbps|
|North Atlantic Networks||Fiber||100%||1,000 Mbps|
|Crown Castle Fiber||Fiber||31.6%+||1,000 Mbps|
|TPx Communications||Copper||1.2%+||1.5 Mbps|
Compare Stow to the 5 largest cities in the US
|City||Average Download Speed||Number of Providers||Average Cost per Mbps|
|Stow||201.8 Mbps||5||$0.29 ( + $0.00 )|
|New York||415.4 Mbps ( +213.6 Mbps )||15 ( +10 )||$0.54 ( + $0.00 )|
|Los Angeles||118.9 Mbps ( -82.9 Mbps )||17 ( +12 )||$0.23 ( $0.00 )|
|Chicago||116.2 Mbps ( -85.6 Mbps )||14 ( +9 )||$0.26 ( $0.00 )|
|Houston||127.4 Mbps ( -74.4 Mbps )||23 ( +18 )||$0.24 ( $0.00 )|
|Philadelphia||127.6 Mbps ( -74.2 Mbps )||8 ( +3 )||$0.34 ( + $0.00 )|