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Internet Providers in Winthrop, Massachusetts
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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 291 plans in Winthrop since 2014. There are 29 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. Wired Internet isn't the only way to get Internet service in Winthrop. fixed wireless outfits such as Windstream can deliver 0 Mbps using wireless links. There are also 3 companies in city limits offering specialized enterprise and business/smb technologies like point-to-point connectivity. Our listings include every provider with business packages advertised online.
1 providers are available at the majority of households in Winthrop. See the mapping tool below to analyze how coverage changes between neighborhoods.
Internet Statistics 2021
0.6% of consumers in Winthrop100 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||Availability|
|XFINITY from Comcast||1,200 Mbps||Cable||6s||99.7%|
|Viasat Internet||100 Mbps||Satellite||1m 21s||100.0%|
|HughesNet||25 Mbps||Satellite||5m 27s||100.0%|
Internet Providers in Nearby Cities
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.
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 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.
Compare Winthrop to the 5 largest cities in the US
|City||Average Download Speed||Number of Providers||Average Cost per Mbps|
|Winthrop||149.8 Mbps||5||$0.14 ( + $0.00 )|
|New York||534.4 Mbps ( +384.6 Mbps )||17 ( +12 )||$0.18 ( + $0.00 )|
|Los Angeles||148.8 Mbps ( -1 Mbps )||17 ( +12 )||$0.16 ( + $0.00 )|
|Chicago||160.6 Mbps ( +10.8 Mbps )||15 ( +10 )||$0.20 ( + $0.00 )|
|Houston||169.5 Mbps ( +19.7 Mbps )||23 ( +18 )||$0.18 ( + $0.00 )|
|Philadelphia||162.1 Mbps ( +12.3 Mbps )||8 ( +3 )||$0.19 ( + $0.00 )|