Internet providers in
Boston, MA

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5+ Mbps
  • Regular browsing
  • Music streaming
  • Ideal for 1 person
10+ Mbps
  • HD video streaming
  • Casual gaming
  • Ideal for 1-2 people
20+ Mbps
  • Ultra HD streaming
  • Frequent gaming
  • Ideal for 2-4 people
40+ Mbps
  • Simultaneous HD streaming
  • Simultaneous gaming
  • Ideal for 4+

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Technology Type

DSL:

DSL provides internet service via phone cables and is up to ten times faster than dial-up service.

Cable:

Cable provides internet speeds faster than DSL through the same cables used for cable TV.

Satellite:

Satellite internet is widely available, but offers slower speeds due to a far-traveling signal.

Fiber:

Fiber relies on glass strands to relay digital code and is much faster than both DSL and cable.

 
1. Verizon
Available in Boston
Connection:
Fiber
Download/Upload
speeds up to

940/880Mbps
2. Xfinity
Available in Boston
Connection:
Cable
Download speeds up to
100Mbps
3. RCN
Available in Boston
Connection:
Fiber
Download speeds up to
330Mbps
4. Viasat
Available in Boston
Connection:
Satellite
Download speeds up to
25Mbps
5. Atlantic Broadband
Available in Boston
Connection:
Cable & Other Copper Wireline
Download speeds up to
1000Mbps
1. Xfinity
Available in Boston
Connection:
Cable
Download speeds up to
100Mbps
2. Viasat
Available in Boston
Connection:
Satellite
Download speeds up to
25Mbps
3. Megapath
Available in Boston
Connection:
DSL & Other Copper Wireline
Download speeds up to
25Mbps
4. Cogent Communication
Available in Boston
Connection:
Fiber
Download speeds up to
1000Mbps
5. Level 3 Communications
Available in Boston
Connection:
Fiber
Download speeds up to
1000Mbps
6. Atlantic Broadband
Available in Boston
Connection:
Cable & Other Copper Wireline
Download speeds up to
1000Mbps
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1. AT&T
Available in Boston
Connection:
Mobile
AT&T
4GLTE
2. Sprint
Available in Boston
Connection:
Mobile
Sprint
4GLTE
3. T-Mobile
Available in Boston
Connection:
Mobile
T-Mobile
4GLTE

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What is the best internet provider in Boston?

Boston Residential Internet Coverage

The coastal city of Boston is home to both residential and commercial areas, creating a need for diverse internet service plans of different speed ranges and price points.

Through Verizon, a large part of Boston has access to high-speed fiber internet. Verizon Fios is available in some central neighborhoods, including Back Bay and Beacon Hill. In the north, Verizon Fios serves Charlestown and Allston. Southern neighborhoods in the Verizon Fios service area include South Dorchester and Mattapan. The Verizon DSL network is slightly larger, expanding to cover the entirety of Boston.

Cable service provider Xfinity has a significant presence in Boston, bringing high-speed coverage to neighborhoods as far north as Charlestown and as far south as Hyde Park.

Throughout all of Boston, RCN service is available, ensuring that residential and business customers have options to match any needs.

Local provider Atlantic Broadband is available in most of Boston, although central neighborhoods near the Massachusetts Institute of Technology are not covered. In the south, the network does not quite reach Roslindale.

Internet Provider types in Boston


Cable

99%
Coverage

DSL

98%
Coverage

Fiber

5%
Coverage

Internet Provider availability in Boston,MA


3 Mbps
100%
availability

10 Mbps
100%
availability

25 Mbps
99%
availability
Broadband internet availability
(Internet faster than 25 Mbps)
99%
Boston
79%
USA

Summary of Boston Internet Providers

ProviderTypeDownload speeds up toUser Rating
VerizonFiber940 MbpsN/A
XfinityCable100 Mbps3.5/5
RCNFiber330 Mbps3.5/5
ViasatSatellite25 MbpsN/A
Atlantic BroadbandCable & Other Copper Wireline1000 Mbps3.0/5
Availability and speeds displayed are not guaranteed and are subject to change.

Customer Reviews of Internet Providers in Boston

Verizon

Overall:
Service:
Speed:

Diana Smith Hill|2015-08-15

I would love to win a years worth of free internet! I have verizon and I think they are the best! Always great customer service, they don't cut you off like some companies if your late paying and they are always there to fix your problems! They are the best!

Was this review helpful? Yes 11 No 6

XFINITY

Overall:
Service:
Speed:

Frank Ventresca |2015-07-03

Comcast has a great quality and reliability of service however their price point is lacking.

Was this review helpful? Yes 17 No 13

Verizon

Overall:
Service:
Speed:

Diana Smith Hill|2014-05-08

I love verizon corporation. Speed is not as fast as other providers but for the money and the service I like them the best.

Was this review helpful? Yes 12 No 5
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