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Internet Providers in Upton, Massachusetts
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Internet Access in Upton, Massachusetts
Information below is based on the FCC's bi-annual provider coverage reports. We also use direct provider coverage reports and other private datasets to validate the information on a census block level. Pricing and plan data is hand-gathered manually by our research team. To date, we've analyzed and verified 294 broadband deals in Upton in the past few years. Speed test averages shown here for Upton is currently based on the 3,902 user speed tests analyzed in the tools below.
Spectrum is an second choice to the primary providers (Viasat and HughesNet). They offer a top download speed of 940 Mbps. Outside of consumer Internet, there are also 4 providers in Upton selling enterprise and business services such as point-to-point connectivity. We list every provider with business services online.
Since many houses come pre-wired for one telephone company and one cable television provider, the majority of Upton households have 2 wired broadband providers to choose from. 2.09 percent of the Upton area — 100 people in total — are limited to one or fewer options for their broadband service provider. Regardless of alternative networks on the market, DSL and cable broadband services usually provide the best price for home use.
Viasat Internet has the largest coverage area for Upton residents. near one hundred percent of Upton census blocks can receive Internet service from them. HughesNet is the most likely second choice, providing virtually one hundred percent of Upton with predominantly Satellite service. The fastest plan advertised by HughesNet for Upton is 25 Mbps download.
The takeaway is that Upton's Internet infrastructure follows a similar pattern to other Massachusetts towns and cities: widespread access to cable and DSL Internet service, with the caveat that most residences are stuck with one option for either Internet service. This pattern has a simple reason. Broadband Internet companies started as cable TV and phone corporations. So, they already own legacy networks for delivering their Internet service.
- There are 12 internet providers in Upton with 6 of those offering residential service
- Upton is the 142nd most connected city in Massachusetts ahead of South Grafton, Northbridge, and Whitinsville, but behind Hopedale and Grafton.
- The fastest zip code in Upton for July 2021 is 01568. (see all below).
Internet Statistics 2021
2.1% of consumers in Upton100 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 Upton, Massachusetts
|Provider||Speed||Type||Time To Download 1 GB||Availability|
|XFINITY from Comcast||987 Mbps||Cable||8s||1.2%|
|Viasat Internet||100 Mbps||Satellite||1m 21s||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.
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.
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 Around Upton
Data collected by our research team shows that top providers place some sort of limit on streaming on home Internet connections. Data caps are controversial because consumers view caps as a strategy for limiting video streaming, while providers insist data caps are a necessary tool for managing network congestion. Either way, the issue is the same: streaming video, which easily eats up anywhere from 1–7GB/hr.
Compare Upton to the 5 largest cities in the US
|City||Average Download Speed||Number of Providers||Average Cost per Mbps|
|Upton||141.6 Mbps||6||$0.48 ( + $0.00 )|
|New York||534.4 Mbps ( +392.8 Mbps )||17 ( +11 )||$0.48 ( + $0.00 )|
|Los Angeles||148.8 Mbps ( +7.2 Mbps )||17 ( +11 )||$0.28 ( $0.00 )|
|Chicago||160.6 Mbps ( +19 Mbps )||15 ( +9 )||$0.32 ( $0.00 )|
|Houston||169.5 Mbps ( +27.9 Mbps )||23 ( +17 )||$0.31 ( $0.00 )|
|Philadelphia||162.1 Mbps ( +20.5 Mbps )||8 ( +2 )||$0.66 ( + $0.00 )|