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Internet Providers in Thorndike, Massachusetts
Residential Internet Statistics for Thorndike, MA
|Fastest Speed Available:||1,200 Mbps|
|Average Plan Price:||$59.28|
Most Popular Internet Providers in Thorndike, Massachusetts:
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Internet Access in Thorndike, Massachusetts
Viasat Internet has the most availability in Thorndike. HughesNet is also widely available.
Verizon High Speed Internet is another common broadband option for Thorndike, offering DSL connections in practically one hundred percent of Thorndike. Omnipoint Technology offers an alternative wireless service worth taking note of to close to one hundred percent of local residents. Keep in mind this option needs roof access and proximity to a Omnipoint Technology tower or access point.
The average Thorndike home has 2 providers to choose from. Competition is desireable. It means most customers have at least two companies butting heads on prices and service reliability at a given address. This choice isn't universal, though. A surprising 7.8 of residents still have only one or fewer options for wired broadband access.
Keep in mind that since FCC availability data is only processed twice a year and only released six or more months after filing, availability shown here may not be complete. This page incorporates direct provider reporting to help reduce this delay.
To summarize, Thorndike's broadband infrastructure follows a pattern seen in many Massachusetts cities: strong availability of cable and DSL service, except that a majority of residences are stuck with a single company for subscribing to either Internet service. This pattern is normal because Broadband companies are former cable television and phone companies. So, they already own these legacy wired networks on telephone poles to deliver broadband Internet services.
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Summary Of Fastest Internet Providers In Thorndike, Massachusetts
|Provider||Speed||Type||Time To Download 1 GB||Availability|
|XFINITY from Comcast||1,200 Mbps||Cable||6s||92.6%|
|Viasat Internet||100 Mbps||Satellite||1m 21s||100.0%|
|HughesNet||25 Mbps||Satellite||5m 27s||100.0%|
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.
25 Mbps download and 3 Mbps upload is the minimum speed for an Internet connection to be classified as “Broadband” by the FCC.
Data Cap Issues Around Thorndike
Data from our research team suggests that top providers in Thorndike use data caps for their home broadband packages. Data caps are controversial because users see caps as a strategy for limiting video streaming, while providers maintain they are a reasonable strategy as they struggle to manage heavy network traffic. In either case, the culprit is streaming services, which can use anywhere from 1–7GB/hr.