Percentage with access to 100 Mbps download or faster
Percentage with access to
1 Gbps download or faster
Average Mbps download speed
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
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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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.