Internet Providers in Upton, MA

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Residential Internet Statistics for Upton, MA
Internet Providers: 6
Internet Plans: 13
Fastest Speed Available: 1,000 Mbps
Average Plan Price: $63.45

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 296 broadband deals in Upton in the past few years. Speed test averages shown here for Upton is currently based on the 4,764 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. Thanks to healthy provider competition around Upton, the area's average download speed is currently 13.78 percent higher than the Massachusetts average, accounting for all cities. Take a look at the user speed test results below to see how providers compare long term.

Internet Statistics 2021

100 People Only have access to 1 or fewer wired internet providers available at their address.

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Summary Of Fastest Internet Providers In Upton, Massachusetts

Provider Speed Type Time To Download 1 GB
XFINITY from Comcast 1,000 Mbps Cable 8s
Spectrum 1,000 Mbps Cable 8s
Viasat Internet 100 Mbps Satellite 1m 21s
HughesNet 25 Mbps Satellite 5m 27s

Summary of Internet Providers Availability in Upton, Massachusetts

  • Spectrum - Cable - 99.7% Availability in Upton - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • Xfinity - Cable - 1.2% Availability in Upton - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • Viasat - Satellite - 100.0% Availability in Upton - Speeds up to 100 Mbps
  • HughesNet - Satellite - 100.0% Availability in Upton - Speeds up to 25 Mbps

Internet Provider Competition Map For Upton

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Upton is the 142nd most connected city in Massachusetts ahead of South Grafton, Northbridge, and Whitinsville, but behind Hopedale and Grafton.

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

Approximately 4,000 people in Worcester 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: 16% of people living in Upton 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 98% of Upton 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, 01568 is the zip code with the fastest average download speed in Upton.

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

In Worcester County, approximately 10,000 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 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.

Summary Of Internet Providers In Upton

Provider Type Coverage Speed
Spectrum Cable 99.7%+ 1,000 Mbps
XFINITY from Comcast Cable 1.2%+ 1,000 Mbps
Viasat Internet Satellite 100% 100 Mbps
HughesNet Satellite 100% 25 Mbps
Spectrum Business Cable 99.9%+ 1,000 Mbps
North Atlantic Networks Fiber 100% 1,000 Mbps
Crown Castle Fiber Fiber 41.9%+ 1,000 Mbps
Comcast Business Cable 3.3%+ 987 Mbps
Spectrum Business Fiber 2.6%+ 940 Mbps

Compare Upton to the 5 largest cities in the US

City Average Download Speed Number of Providers Average Cost per Mbps
Upton 161.8 Mbps 6 $0.32 ( + $0.00 )
New York 415.4 Mbps ( +253.6 Mbps ) 16 ( +10 ) $0.70 ( + $0.00 )
Los Angeles 118.9 Mbps ( -42.9 Mbps ) 17 ( +11 ) $0.26 ( $0.00 )
Chicago 116.2 Mbps ( -45.6 Mbps ) 15 ( +9 ) $0.27 ( $0.00 )
Houston 127.4 Mbps ( -34.4 Mbps ) 23 ( +17 ) $0.26 ( $0.00 )
Philadelphia 127.6 Mbps ( -34.2 Mbps ) 8 ( +2 ) $0.37 ( + $0.00 )