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Internet Providers in Westfield, Massachusetts
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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 400 Internet plans in Westfield since 2014. Average speed data is based on 33,724 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 — 188.4 Mbps according to aggregate speed test results — which is currently 9.18 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.
- There are 14 internet providers in Westfield with 6 of those offering residential service
- Westfield is the 134th most connected city in Massachusetts ahead of Southwick, West Springfield, Southampton, and Granville, but behind Feeding Hills.
- The fastest zip code in Westfield for July 2021 is 01085. (see all below).
Internet Statistics 2021
3.0% of consumers in Westfield1,000 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 Westfield, Massachusetts
|Provider||Speed||Type||Time To Download 1 GB||Availability|
|Whip City Fiber||1,000 Mbps||Fiber||8s||81.0%|
|XFINITY from Comcast||1,200 Mbps||Cable||6s||97.8%|
|Viasat Internet||100 Mbps||Satellite||1m 21s||100.0%|
|HughesNet||25 Mbps||Satellite||5m 27s||100.0%|
Internet Providers in Nearby Cities
- West Springfield, MA
- Southwick, MA
- Russell, MA
- Feeding Hills, MA
- Southampton, MA
- Granville, MA
- Holyoke, MA
- Agawam, MA
- Huntington, MA
- Chicopee, MA
- Easthampton, MA
- Blandford, MA
- Springfield, MA
- Longmeadow, MA
- Suffield, MA
- Indian Orchard, MA
- Granby, MA
- East Longmeadow, MA
- South Hadley, MA
- West Granby, MA
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.
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 33,706 speed tests recorded in the past annum at locations within 2 miles of Westfield State University campus, performance averages are around 188.4 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.
Compare Westfield to the 5 largest cities in the US
|City||Average Download Speed||Number of Providers||Average Cost per Mbps|
|Westfield||188.4 Mbps||6||$0.17 ( + $0.00 )|
|New York||534.4 Mbps ( +346 Mbps )||17 ( +11 )||$0.18 ( + $0.00 )|
|Los Angeles||148.8 Mbps ( -39.6 Mbps )||17 ( +11 )||$0.16 ( $0.00 )|
|Chicago||160.6 Mbps ( -27.8 Mbps )||15 ( +9 )||$0.20 ( + $0.00 )|
|Houston||169.5 Mbps ( -18.9 Mbps )||23 ( +17 )||$0.18 ( + $0.00 )|
|Philadelphia||162.1 Mbps ( -26.3 Mbps )||8 ( +2 )||$0.19 ( + $0.00 )|
Customer Reviews of Internet Providers in Westfield
Best investment I ever made. No more issues with phone. Keep up the good work.
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!