Compare Internet Services in Massachusetts (MA)

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Internet Speed and Connection in Massachusetts


Percentage with access to 100 Mbps download or faster


Percentage with access to
1 Gbps download or faster


18 Mbps

Average Speed

Average Mbps download speed

Top 3 Metro Locations in Massachusetts

Being close to a metro area means that you might have access to a larger pool of fast internet options. Below are the top 3 metro locations per state.

Boston-Cambridge-Newton – Population 4,875,390

Cambridge-Newton-Framingham – Population 2,405,352

Providence-Warwick – Population 1,621,337

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Massachusetts breakdown of Internet coverage

The largest metro area in Massachusetts is Boston-Cambridge-Newton with a population of 4,875,390.00. This is followed by the Cambridge-Newton-Framingham metro area, with a population of 2,405,352.00. This matters because according to the FCC data, areas with the highest population density tend to offer higher speeds and have access to more Internet providers.

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Data from FCC Broadband Deployment

Number of fixed residential broadband providers


Coverage by Internet type

89% get DSL

97% get Cable

44% get Fiber

100% get Satellite

Broadband government information

In partnership with the Red Sox Foundation and the Massachusetts General Hospital and others, the Massachusetts Broadband Institute (MBI) will create a Gov 2.0 portal for veterans and their families to fully access the services, information, and opportunities available to them in the state of Massachusetts.

MA Internet news

As part of a longstanding project to connect essential community anchor institutions across the country, and facilitate closer collaboration and long-term benefits for education, research, healthcare, public safety, and government services, the University Corporation for Advanced Internet Development (UCAID) proposes a comprehensive 50-state network benefitting approximately 121,000 community anchors.

Most popular cities with Internet around Massachusetts

Internet Access in MA by City

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