Internet Providers in Winthrop, MA

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Residential Internet Statistics for Winthrop, MA
Internet Providers: 4
Internet Plans: 7
Fastest Speed Available: 1,000 Mbps
Average Plan Price: $59.28

Internet Access in Winthrop, Massachusetts

Winthrop has only two major Internet service types to understand: coaxial cable (practically one hundred percent availability) and DSL (virtually one hundred percent availability). Cable broadband service is delivered from traditional cable TV corporations, using coaxial copper TV cables on utility poles. DSL Internet, similarly, is delivered via phone wires. The majority of Winthrop neighborhoods and street addresses have access to coaxial cable and/or DSL from two or more telecom companies.

The Internet access information on this page comes from FCC coverage reports specific to Winthrop, and is cross-validated against private data sources and direct provider reporting to create more detailed results than governmental websites. Speed and pricing data is sourced by manually collecting thousands of plans each year. There are a total of 269 plans in Winthrop since 2014. There are 34 Internet packages currently available.

Viasat Internet has the widest availability for Winthrop residents. practically one hundred percent of the Winthrop area can get access to them. HughesNet is also a common choice, serving close to one hundred percent of local addresses with predominantly Satellite broadband service. HughesNet's fastest plan for Winthrop is 25 Mbps.

XFINITY from Comcast provides a common alternative to the primary providers, serving Winthrop with practically one hundred percent local availability and a top download speed of 987 Mbps. There are 3 providers in the area with specialized enterprise and smb subscriptions like T1 or custom fiber loops. BroadbandNow includes all providers with explicit business plans online, but keep in mind that residential companies might have business packages as well.

1 providers are available at the majority of households in Winthrop. See the mapping tool below to analyze how coverage changes between neighborhoods.

  • There are 10 internet providers in Winthrop with 4 of those offering residential service
  • Winthrop is the 410th most connected city in Massachusetts behind Boston, Everett, Revere, Chelsea, and Charlestown.
  • The fastest zip code in Winthrop for April 2021 is 02152. (see all below).

Internet Statistics 2021

100 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 Winthrop, Massachusetts

Provider Speed Type Time To Download 1 GB
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 Winthrop, Massachusetts

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

Internet Provider Competition Map For Winthrop

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Winthrop is the 410th most connected city in Massachusetts behind Boston, Everett, Revere, Chelsea, and Charlestown.

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

Approximately 8,000 people in Suffolk 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.

Approximately 99% of Winthrop 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, 02152 is the zip code with the fastest average download speed in Winthrop.

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

In Suffolk County, approximately 21,000 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 Cap Issues and Cord Cutting in Winthrop

Data collected by our market research team shows that many of the top providers in Winthrop use data caps on residential Internet plans. Data caps are a public issue lately because customers see them as a strategy to stop streaming. Providers insist that caps are a reasonable strategy as they struggle to manage network congestion. In either case, the issue is over-the-top streaming, which easily uses 1–7GB/hr.

Summary Of Internet Providers In Winthrop

Provider Type Coverage Speed
XFINITY from Comcast Cable 99.7%+ 1,000 Mbps
Viasat Internet Satellite 100% 100 Mbps
HughesNet Satellite 100% 25 Mbps
Comcast Business Cable 62.3%+ 987 Mbps
North Atlantic Networks Fiber 100% 1,000 Mbps
Windstream Fixed Wireless 8.9%+ -- Mbps

Compare Winthrop to the 5 largest cities in the US

City Average Download Speed Number of Providers Average Cost per Mbps
Winthrop 145.9 Mbps 4 $0.11 ( + $0.00 )
New York 415.4 Mbps ( +269.5 Mbps ) 16 ( +12 ) $0.21 ( + $0.00 )
Los Angeles 118.9 Mbps ( -27 Mbps ) 17 ( +13 ) $0.15 ( + $0.00 )
Chicago 116.2 Mbps ( -29.7 Mbps ) 15 ( +11 ) $0.19 ( + $0.00 )
Houston 127.4 Mbps ( -18.5 Mbps ) 23 ( +19 ) $0.18 ( + $0.00 )
Philadelphia 127.6 Mbps ( -18.3 Mbps ) 8 ( +4 ) $0.18 ( + $0.00 )