Internet Providers in Westfield, MA

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Residential Internet Statistics for Westfield, MA
Internet Providers: 6
Internet Plans: 8
Fastest Speed Available: 1,000 Mbps
Average Plan Price: $60.61

Internet Access in Westfield, Massachusetts

Information here is calculated from the twice-annual FCC broadband coverage reports. BroadbandNow leverages direct provider reports and other privatized data to validate that data. Plane and pricing data is hand-gathered manually by our data analysis team. We have collected and verified 376 Internet plans in Westfield since 2014. Average speed data is based on 47,954 local connections. They are meant for provider comparison purposes only.

Coverage from Viasat Internet and HughesNet, in general, will overlap. As residents might predict, the decision between Viasat and HughesNet is a common one.

Looking closer at technology choices, Cable, DSL, and even fiber have coverage in the area. Fiber-based service is overall the stronger network type. Fiber service has 81.46 percent availability in Westfield. Fiber coverage is partly to thank for keeping up the high average speed in Westfield — 157.72 Mbps according to aggregate speed test results — which is currently 11.53 percent ahead of the state–wide average.

XFINITY from Comcast as well as Verizon High Speed Internet can also provide Internet service in Westfield, often competing for the same customers.

View our maps on this page for insights about coverage differences in individual parts of Westfield at the census block level. Our latest data shows that the average census block has 3.76+ serviceable Internet providers.

Internet Statistics 2021

1,000 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 Westfield, Massachusetts

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

Summary of Internet Providers Availability in Westfield, Massachusetts

  • Xfinity - Cable - 97.8% Availability in Westfield - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • Whip City Fiber - Fiber - 81.0% Availability in Westfield - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • Viasat - Satellite - 100.0% Availability in Westfield - Speeds up to 100 Mbps
  • HughesNet - Satellite - 100.0% Availability in Westfield - Speeds up to 25 Mbps

Internet Provider Competition Map For Westfield

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Westfield is the 134th most connected city in Massachusetts ahead of Southwick, West Springfield, Southampton, and Granville, but behind Feeding Hills.

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

Approximately 3,000 people in Hampden 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: 81% of people living in Westfield 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 97% of Westfield 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, 01085 is the zip code with the fastest average download speed in Westfield.

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

In Hampden County, approximately 7,000 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.

Broadband for Education in Westfield

Economic development studies often spot a strong pattern between web availability and performance in schooling. At college, home Internet access is virtually a necessity as colleges like Westfield State University in Westfield switch to web-based platforms to manage out-of-class work. Looking at 47,936 speed tests recorded in the past annum at locations within 2 miles of Westfield State University campus, performance averages are around 157.71 Mbps — considerably above the minimum speeds needed for viewing video and interfacing with cloud or communication platforms.

Data Caps in Westfield

Data from our research team suggests that many of the popular providers in the area currently use data caps on home broadband connections. Data caps are a public issue lately since subscribers see them as a strategy to discourage video streaming, while providers explain that they are a reasonable strategy as they struggle to manage heavy network traffic. In either case, the issue is the same: video streaming, which easily consumes anywhere from one to seven Gigabytes per hour.

Summary Of Internet Providers In Westfield

Provider Type Coverage Speed
Omnipoint Technology Fixed Wireless 100% 300 Mbps
XFINITY from Comcast Cable 97.8%+ 1,000 Mbps
Whip City Fiber Fiber 81.0%+ 1,000 Mbps
Viasat Internet Satellite 100% 100 Mbps
HughesNet Satellite 100% 25 Mbps
Comcast Business Cable 89.5%+ 987 Mbps
Omnipoint Technology Fixed Wireless 100% 300 Mbps
North Atlantic Networks Fiber 100% 1,000 Mbps
Whip City Fiber Fiber 51.2%+ 1,000 Mbps
Crown Castle Fiber Fiber 1.5%+ 1,000 Mbps
Windstream Fiber 0.3%+ -- Mbps

Compare Westfield to the 5 largest cities in the US

City Average Download Speed Number of Providers Average Cost per Mbps
Westfield 157.7 Mbps 6 $0.14 ( + $0.00 )
New York 415.4 Mbps ( +257.7 Mbps ) 16 ( +10 ) $0.21 ( + $0.00 )
Los Angeles 118.9 Mbps ( -38.8 Mbps ) 17 ( +11 ) $0.15 ( + $0.00 )
Chicago 116.2 Mbps ( -41.5 Mbps ) 15 ( +9 ) $0.19 ( + $0.00 )
Houston 127.4 Mbps ( -30.3 Mbps ) 23 ( +17 ) $0.18 ( + $0.00 )
Philadelphia 127.6 Mbps ( -30.1 Mbps ) 8 ( +2 ) $0.18 ( + $0.00 )

Customer Reviews of Internet Providers in Westfield

Well done!

Best investment I ever made. No more issues with phone. Keep up the good work.

It's unimaginable!!!

Great customer service, amazing technicians that will answer all of your questions. They even have classes to teach everyone how to stream! We're so lucky to have this in Westfield!