Internet Providers in Stow, MA

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Residential Internet Statistics for Stow, MA
Internet Providers: 5
Internet Plans: 10
Fastest Speed Available: 1,000 Mbps
Average Plan Price: $59.49

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

Internet Provider Competition Map For Stow

Stow Internet Competition Map. Click for interactive map.
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Stow is the 159th most connected city in Massachusetts behind Boxborough, Acton, Hudson, Bolton, and Maynard.

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.

Fiber Availability: 100% of people living in Stow have residential fiber service available to them.

Fiber coverage data is sourced from FCC Form 477 filings and cross-validated through BroadbandNow with private datasets and direct provider reporting.

Approximately 100% of Stow 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.

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 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

Provider Type Coverage Speed
XFINITY from Comcast Cable 99.7%+ 1,000 Mbps
Viasat Internet Satellite 100% 100 Mbps
HughesNet Satellite 100% 25 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 )