Internet Providers in Wakefield, MA
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Residential Internet Statistics for Wakefield, MA
|Fastest Speed Available:||1,000 Mbps|
|Average Plan Price:||$54.28|
Most Popular Residential Internet Providers in Wakefield, Massachusetts
Internet Access in Wakefield, Massachusetts
Consumers have access to 13 Internet providers in Wakefield. 4 of these are mobile companies, and 6 offer wired or wireless residential broadband.
Wakefield has a variety of high speed broadband connection types, namely fiber, cable, and DSL. Fiber, the more desireable network type around Wakefield, is available to 99.12 percent of residential addresses. Cable Internet, meanwhile, is a service option for 99.37 percent of the population. DSL is available to 85.48 percent of local addresses.
We should note here that since FCC coverage data is tallied up biannually and only made public six or more months after, providers shown in the results above might not reflect the latest network expansions.
Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) and HughesNet are the main Internet options in Wakefield.
Explore our custom maps below to analyze broadband provider competition in neighborhoods at the census block level. As of this quarter, our data shows that the average census block has 4.67+ serviceable Internet companies.
Internet Statistics 2021
0.9% of consumers in Wakefield200 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 Wakefield, Massachusetts
|Provider||Speed||Type||Time To Download 1 GB|
|XFINITY from Comcast||1,000 Mbps||Cable||8s|
|Viasat Internet (formerly Exede)||100 Mbps||Satellite||1m 21s|
|HughesNet||25 Mbps||Satellite||5m 27s|
Summary of Internet Providers Availability in Wakefield, Massachusetts
- Xfinity - Cable - 99.4% Availability in Wakefield - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
- RCN - Cable - 98.0% Availability in Wakefield - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
- Viasat - Satellite - 100.0% Availability in Wakefield - Speeds up to 100 Mbps
- HughesNet - Satellite - 100.0% Availability in Wakefield - 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.
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 and Video Streaming in Wakefield
Data collected by our market research team suggests that popular ISPs in the area currently place some sort of limit on streaming on residential Internet connections. Data caps are disliked because customers see caps as a strategy for limiting video streaming, while providers maintain that they are a reasonable strategy as they struggle to manage network congestion. In either case, the culprit is the same: streaming video, which easily uses anywhere from 1–7GB per hour.
Summary Of Internet Providers In Wakefield
|XFINITY from Comcast||Cable||99.4%+||1,000 Mbps|
|Viasat Internet (formerly Exede)||Satellite||100%||100 Mbps|
|Comcast Business||Cable||90.1%+||987 Mbps|
|North Atlantic Networks||Fiber||100%||1,000 Mbps|
|Verizon Business||Copper||3.0%+||6 Mbps|
|RCN Business||Copper||0.0%+||1,000 Mbps|
Compare Wakefield to the 5 largest cities in the US
|City||Average Download Speed||Number of Providers||Average Cost per Mbps|
|Wakefield||130.1 Mbps||6||$0.30 ( + $0.00 )|
|New York||415.4 Mbps ( +285.3 Mbps )||14 ( +8 )||$0.54 ( + $0.00 )|
|Los Angeles||118.9 Mbps ( -11.2 Mbps )||18 ( +12 )||$0.25 ( $0.00 )|
|Chicago||116.2 Mbps ( -13.9 Mbps )||15 ( +9 )||$0.38 ( + $0.00 )|
|Houston||127.4 Mbps ( -2.7 Mbps )||21 ( +15 )||$0.25 ( $0.00 )|
|Philadelphia||127.6 Mbps ( -2.5 Mbps )||8 ( +2 )||$0.33 ( + $0.00 )|