Internet providers in
Cambridge, 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 Cambridge
Connection:
Fiber
Download/Upload
speeds up to

500/500Mbps
2. Xfinity
Available in Cambridge
Connection:
Cable
Download speeds up to
100Mbps
3. RCN
Available in Cambridge
Connection:
Fiber
Download speeds up to
330Mbps
4. Viasat
Available in Cambridge
Connection:
Satellite
Download speeds up to
25Mbps
5. Atlantic Broadband
Available in Cambridge
Connection:
Cable & Other Copper Wireline
Download speeds up to
1000Mbps
1. Xfinity
Available in Cambridge
Connection:
Cable
Download speeds up to
100Mbps
2. Viasat
Available in Cambridge
Connection:
Satellite
Download speeds up to
25Mbps
3. Megapath
Available in Cambridge
Connection:
DSL & Other Copper Wireline
Download speeds up to
25Mbps
4. Atlantic Broadband
Available in Cambridge
Connection:
Cable & Other Copper Wireline
Download speeds up to
1000Mbps
5. Cogent Communication
Available in Cambridge
Connection:
Fiber
Download speeds up to
1000Mbps
6. Level 3 Communications
Available in Cambridge
Connection:
Fiber
Download speeds up to
1000Mbps
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1. AT&T
Available in Cambridge
Connection:
Mobile
AT&T
4GLTE
2. Sprint
Available in Cambridge
Connection:
Mobile
Sprint
4GLTE
3. T-Mobile
Available in Cambridge
Connection:
Mobile
T-Mobile
4GLTE

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What is the best internet provider in Cambridge?

Cambridge Residential Internet Coverage

Cambridge is the fifth largest community in Massachusetts. Situated right outside Boston, Cambridge homes are considered historic and rank among some of the most expensive in America. Many of the residents are scientists and a large percentage of them work in teaching. The high percentage of artists who call Cambridge add flair to the community. In addition, 27% of the wealthy residents were born overseas. This diverse city depends on high-speed internet as an educational and professional resource.

Verizon Fios has a monopoly on the DSL market and reaches 99% of Cambridge residents. Cable internet is provided to 99% of Cambridge homes by Xfinity and to 1% of residents east of Yankee Division Hwy by Atlantic Broadband. Fiber optics is beginning to enter the area with Verizon Fios offering the service to 3% of homes. Atlantic Broadband also offers cooper wire to 1% of residents.

Businesses have additional options. Megapath offers DSL and copper wire. Level 3 Communications is beginning to roll out fiber optics, currently reaching 6% of Cambridge businesses.

Internet Provider types in Cambridge


Cable

99%
Coverage

DSL

99%
Coverage

Fiber

3%
Coverage

Internet Provider availability in Cambridge,MA


3 Mbps
100%
availability

10 Mbps
100%
availability

25 Mbps
100%
availability
Broadband internet availability
(Internet faster than 25 Mbps)
100%
Cambridge
79%
USA

Summary of Cambridge Internet Providers

ProviderTypeDownload speeds up toUser Rating
VerizonFiber500 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 Cambridge


Although the service I have received has been very good and I have experienced only a few hours of down time, I would like to see better pricing and faster service

Mary DiGiovanni Cambridge, MA2015-03-03

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