Internet Providers in Waltham, Massachusetts

Residential Internet Statistics for Waltham, MA
Internet Service Providers: 4
Plans Start From: $20.99
Top Download Speed: 1.2 Gbps
Fastest Connection Type: Fiber

Top Internet Providers in Waltham, Massachusetts:

Showing 1 to 6 Providers

  • 1. Xfinity
    93.5% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *1.2 Gbps
    • Cable
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • Cable
    93.5% Available
  • 2. Verizon
    86.7% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *940 Mbps
    • Fiber
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • Fiber
    86.7% Available
  • 3. Viasat
    100% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *100 Mbps
    • Satellite
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • Satellite
    100% Available
  • 4. HughesNet
    100% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *25 Mbps
    • Satellite
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • Satellite
    100% Available
  • 5. 5. T-Mobile 5G Home Internet
    14.8% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *182 Mbps
    • 5G Internet
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • 5G Internet
    14.8% Available
  • 6. 6. Astound Broadband Powered by RCN
    88.6% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *1 Gbps
    • Cable
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • Cable
    88.6% Available
  • 1. Comcast Business
    83.7% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *1 Gbps
    • Cable
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • Cable
    83.7% Available
  • 2. Verizon High Speed Internet
    76.1% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *15 Mbps
    • DSL
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • DSL
    76.1% Available
  • 3. Astound Broadband Powered by RCN
    73.5% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *1 Gbps
    • Cable
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • Cable
    73.5% Available
  • 4. CenturyLink Business
    20.7% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *940 Mbps
    • Fiber
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • Fiber
    20.7% Available
  • 5. 5. Windstream
    11.1% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *1 Gbps
    • Fiber
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • Fiber
    11.1% Available
  • 6. 6. Windstream
    18.5% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *100 Mbps
    • DSL
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • DSL
    18.5% Available
  • 7. 7. North Atlantic Networks
    100% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *1 Gbps
    • Fiber
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • Fiber
    100% Available
  • 9. 8. Crown Castle
    49.9% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *N/A
    • Fiber
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • Fiber
    49.9% Available
  • 10. 9. Verizon Business
    22.9% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *N/A
    • Copper
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • Copper
    22.9% Available
  • 12. 10. Astound Broadband Powered by RCN
    18.3% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *1 Gbps
    • Copper
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • Copper
    18.3% Available
  • 13. 11. GTT
    18% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *6 Mbps
    • Copper
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • Copper
    18% Available
  • 14. 12. TPx Communications
    15.4% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *N/A
    • Copper
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • Copper
    15.4% Available
  • 16. 13. Zayo
    10% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *N/A
    • Fiber
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • Fiber
    10% Available
  • 17. 14. Cogent
    8.8% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *N/A
    • Fiber
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • Fiber
    8.8% Available
  • 18. 15. FirstLight
    3.6% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *N/A
    • Fiber
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • Fiber
    3.6% Available

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Internet Access in Waltham, Massachusetts

The average house in the Waltham area can get service from about 3-4 Internet providers In context, this is a high amount of choice in comparison to other cities. Competition is correlated with lower pricing.

Xfinity is another common broadband option for Waltham, offering Cable service available to 93 percent of Waltham.

Viasat Internet and HughesNet are Waltham's most widely available wired Internet choices.

Looking closer at the broadband network technologies around Waltham, there are basically two primary choices: cable (providers such as Xfinity) and DSL (providers like Verizon). So, broadband competition is low compared to denser cities around the state, like Waltham. Still, residents can expect substantial cable Internet availability in 94.01 percent of Waltham addresses.

Broadband availability insights here and elsewhere on BroadbandNow are calculated from a mix of government data from the FCC and private data we collect from ISPs or through private sources. Averaged statistics regarding speed and performance averages is sourced via M-Labs. The BroadbandNow researchers have manually gathered package pricing and plan details on 590 broadband plans within Waltham to date.

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Summary Of Fastest Internet Providers In Waltham, Massachusetts

Provider Speed Type Time To Download 1 GB Availability
Xfinity 1,200 Mbps Cable 6s 93.5%
Astound Broadband Powered by RCN 1,000 Mbps Cable 8s 88.6%
Viasat Internet 100 Mbps Satellite 1m 21s 100.0%
HughesNet 25 Mbps Satellite 5m 27s 100.0%
T-Mobile 5G Home Internet 182 Mbps 5G Internet 45s 14.8%
4,000 People Only have access to 1 or fewer wired internet providers available at their address.

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This data is calculated from FCC datasets which providers are legally required to supply twice a year. We further validate this data for accuracy.

Waltham is the 1st most connected city in Massachusetts ahead of Auburndale, Newtonville, West Newton, Weston, and Belmont.

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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.

Approximately 11,000 people in Middlesex County don't have access to any wired internet.

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This statistic is drawn from the population in census blocks not served by at least one wired broadband provider.

Fiber Availability: 87% of people living in Waltham have residential fiber service available to them.

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

Approximately 93% of Waltham residents are serviced by multiple wired providers.

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This coverage statistic is based on a mix of FCC and private provider reporting in the past two quarters.

In Middlesex County, approximately 16,000 people do not have access to 25 Mbps wired broadband.

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25 Mbps download and 3 Mbps upload is the minimum speed for an Internet connection to be classified as “Broadband” by the FCC.

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Compare Waltham to the 5 largest cities in the US

City Average Download Speed Number of Providers Average Cost per Mbps
Waltham 282 Mbps 8 $0.36 ( + $0.00 )
New York 581.7 Mbps ( +299.7 Mbps ) 21 ( +13 ) $0.33 ( $0.00 )
Los Angeles 172.8 Mbps ( -109.2 Mbps ) 18 ( +10 ) $0.24 ( $0.00 )
Chicago 199.7 Mbps ( -82.3 Mbps ) 17 ( +9 ) $0.24 ( $0.00 )
Houston 202.2 Mbps ( -79.8 Mbps ) 24 ( +16 ) $0.24 ( $0.00 )
Philadelphia 196.5 Mbps ( -85.5 Mbps ) 10 ( +2 ) $0.37 ( + $0.00 )