Best Internet Providers in Boston, MA & TV Companies

Internet Providers >> Massachusetts >> Boston, MA

The main internet providers in Boston, MA are:

Internet service provider (ISP) competition in Boston, MA is above average compared to the rest of the United States. With 14 home internet service companies, nearly all residents (96%) can choose between cable and DSL, but fiber options are available in some cases. Maximum speeds in Boston, MA are above average. RCN, for example, advertises speeds up to 1 Gbps+, which about 4% of Boston, MA homes can purchase.

TV & Internet Providers Boston, MA

XFINITY (Comcast) Cable in Boston, MA

XFINITY (Comcast)

Call 1-844-681-9078

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Download Speeds Homes Covered
101 to 250 Mbps 0%
251 to 500 Mbps 0%
501 to 999 Mbps 96.1%
   
Total (Any Speed) 96.1%

XFINITY (Comcast) cable is an option for 96.1% of homes in this city. The highest advertised speed of 987 Mbps is available to about 96.1% of homes. That speed means XFINITY (Comcast) is #2 out of 10 for top speeds in Boston, MA. The most common speed in this area is 501 to 999 Mbps, which 96.1% of residents can purchase. XFINITY (Comcast)’s cable service is #2 out of 10 in this area for overall coverage.

 

XFINITY (Comcast) Fiber in Boston, MA

XFINITY (Comcast)

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1 Gbps or more 0.1%
   
Total (Any Speed) 0.1%

XFINITY (Comcast) fiber is an option for 0.1% of homes in this city. The highest advertised speed of 1 Gbps+ is available to about 0.1% of homes. That speed means XFINITY (Comcast) is tied for #1 out of 10 for top speeds in Boston, MA. The most common speed in this area is 1 Gbps or more, which 0.1% of residents can purchase. XFINITY (Comcast)’s fiber service is tied for #10 out of 10 in this area for overall coverage.

 

RCN Cable in Boston, MA

RCN

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Download Speeds Homes Covered
251 to 500 Mbps 19.8%
1 Gbps or more 1.5%
   
Total (Any Speed) 21.3%

RCN cable is an option for 21.3% of homes in this city. The highest advertised speed of 1 Gbps+ is available to about 1.5% of homes. That speed means RCN is tied for #1 out of 10 for top speeds in Boston, MA. The most common speed in this area is 251 to 500 Mbps, which 19.7% of residents can purchase. RCN’s cable service is #4 out of 10 in this area for overall coverage.

 

RCN Fiber in Boston, MA

RCN

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1 Gbps or more 4.2%
   
Total (Any Speed) 4.2%

RCN fiber is an option for 4.2% of homes in this city. The highest advertised speed of 1 Gbps+ is available to about 4.2% of homes. That speed means RCN is tied for #1 out of 10 for top speeds in Boston, MA. The most common speed in this area is 1 Gbps or more, which 4.2% of residents can purchase. RCN’s fiber service is #7 out of 10 in this area for overall coverage.

 

Verizon DSL in Boston, MA

Verizon

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Download Speeds Homes Covered
.1 to 5 Mbps 6.4%
6 to 10 Mbps 29.4%
11 to 20 Mbps 62.8%
   
Total (Any Speed) 98.5%

Verizon DSL is an option for 98.5% of homes in this city. The highest advertised speed of 15 Mbps is available to about 62.8% of homes. That speed means Verizon is #7 out of 10 for top speeds in Boston, MA. The most common speed in this area is 11 to 20 Mbps, which 62.8% of residents can purchase. Verizon’s DSL service is #1 out of 10 in this area for overall coverage.

 

Verizon Fiber in Boston, MA

Verizon

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Download Speeds Homes Covered
101 to 250 Mbps 0.7%
501 to 999 Mbps 19.4%
   
Total (Any Speed) 20.1%

Verizon fiber is an option for 20.1% of homes in this city. The highest advertised speed of 940 Mbps is available to about 19.4% of homes. That speed means Verizon is #3 out of 10 for top speeds in Boston, MA. The most common speed in this area is 501 to 999 Mbps, which 19.4% of residents can purchase. Verizon’s fiber service is #5 out of 10 in this area for overall coverage.

 

netBlazr Inc Fixed Wireless in Boston, MA

netBlazr Inc

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Download Speeds Homes Covered
31 to 75 Mbps 54.1%
251 to 500 Mbps 1.8%
   
Total (Any Speed) 55.9%

netBlazr Inc fixed wireless is an option for 55.9% of homes in this city. The highest advertised speed of 500 Mbps is available to about 0.1% of homes. That speed means netBlazr Inc is tied for #4 out of 10 for top speeds in Boston, MA. The most common speed in this area is 31 to 75 Mbps, which 54.1% of residents can purchase. netBlazr Inc’s fixed wireless service is #3 out of 10 in this area for overall coverage.

 

GTT DSL in Boston, MA

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Download Speeds Homes Covered
.1 to 5 Mbps 2.2%
6 to 10 Mbps 3.3%
   
Total (Any Speed) 5.5%

GTT DSL is an option for 5.5% of homes in this city. The highest advertised speed of 8 Mbps is available to about 0.1% of homes. That speed means GTT is #8 out of 10 for top speeds in Boston, MA. The most common speed in this area is 6 to 10 Mbps, which 3.3% of residents can purchase. GTT’s DSL service is #6 out of 10 in this area for overall coverage.

 

Webpass Copper in Boston, MA

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Download Speeds Homes Covered
101 to 250 Mbps 0.7%
251 to 500 Mbps 0.2%
1 Gbps or more 0.1%
   
Total (Any Speed) 1%

Webpass copper is an option for 1.0% of homes in this city. The highest advertised speed of 1 Gbps+ is available to about 0.1% of homes. That speed means Webpass is tied for #1 out of 10 for top speeds in Boston, MA. The most common speed in this area is 101 to 250 Mbps, which 0.7% of residents can purchase. Webpass’s copper service is #8 out of 10 in this area for overall coverage.

 

netBlazr Inc Fiber in Boston, MA

netBlazr Inc

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Download Speeds Homes Covered
251 to 500 Mbps 0.6%
   
Total (Any Speed) 0.6%

netBlazr Inc fiber is an option for 0.6% of homes in this city. The highest advertised speed of 500 Mbps is available to about 0.6% of homes. That speed means netBlazr Inc is tied for #4 out of 10 for top speeds in Boston, MA. The most common speed in this area is 251 to 500 Mbps, which 0.6% of residents can purchase. netBlazr Inc’s fiber service is #9 out of 10 in this area for overall coverage.

 

GeoLinks Fiber in Boston, MA

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Download Speeds Homes Covered
75 to 100 Mbps 0%
   
Total (Any Speed) 0.1%

GeoLinks fiber is an option for 0.1% of homes in this city. The highest advertised speed of 100 Mbps is available to about 0.1% of homes. That speed means GeoLinks is #5 out of 10 for top speeds in Boston, MA. The most common speed in this area is 76 to 100 Mbps, which 0.1% of residents can purchase. GeoLinks’s fiber service is tied for #10 out of 10 in this area for overall coverage.

 

ALTIUS Broadband Fixed Wireless in Boston, MA

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Download Speeds Homes Covered
31 to 75 Mbps 0%
   
Total (Any Speed) 0.1%

ALTIUS Broadband fixed wireless is an option for 0.1% of homes in this city. The highest advertised speed of 50 Mbps is available to about 0.1% of homes. That speed means ALTIUS Broadband is #6 out of 10 for top speeds in Boston, MA. The most common speed in this area is 31 to 75 Mbps, which 0.1% of residents can purchase. ALTIUS Broadband’s fixed wireless service is tied for #10 out of 10 in this area for overall coverage.

 

Birch Communications Copper in Boston, MA

Birch Communications

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Download Speeds Homes Covered
.1 to 5 Mbps 0.1%
   
Total (Any Speed) 0.1%

Birch Communications copper is an option for 0.1% of homes in this city. The highest advertised speed of 1.4 Mbps is available to about 0.1% of homes. That speed means Birch Communications is #9 out of 10 for top speeds in Boston, MA. The most common speed in this area is .1 to 5 Mbps, which 0.1% of residents can purchase. Birch Communications’s copper service is tied for #10 out of 10 in this area for overall coverage.

 

FirstLight Fiber DSL in Boston, MA

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Download Speeds Homes Covered
.1 to 5 Mbps 0.1%
   
Total (Any Speed) 0.1%

FirstLight Fiber DSL is an option for 0.1% of homes in this city. The highest advertised speed of 1 Mbps is available to about 0.1% of homes. That speed means FirstLight Fiber is #10 out of 10 for top speeds in Boston, MA. The most common speed in this area is .1 to 5 Mbps, which 0.1% of residents can purchase. FirstLight Fiber’s DSL service is tied for #10 out of 10 in this area for overall coverage.

 

Satellite Internet & TV Providers

DIRECTV Satellite TV

DIRECTV (DTV)

Call 1-855-695-8279

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DIRECTV, now owned by AT&T, has excellent bundled options throughout the country. While there is slightly less customization, prices are comparable to DISH and generally much better than cable TV. DIRECTV is a good option for the TV watcher looking for sports packages or plenty of channels to flip through. DIRECTV Now is also a good option for cord cutters.



DISH Satellite TV

Dish Network

Call 1-888-434-0112

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DISH satellite TV is the best option for TV service for most people. Not only does the company offer packages with better channels at lower prices compared to cable companies, but cord cutters can also choose Sling TV for more customized packages if none of the DISH packages are appealing or if a satellite dish is undesirable.



HughesNet Satellite Internet

HughesNet

Call 1-855-207-0742

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HughesNet primarily serves rural locations in the US where no other internet options are available. HughesNet is also a good choice for RVs and other units where internet cannot be installed. Satellite internet can be frustrating with long lag times to get anything done, but recent updates to many streaming services allow for pre-downloading shows and movies to watch.

 

 

Types of Internet Service in Boston, MA

Service Type Coverage Max Speed
Cable 96.9% 1 Gbps
Fiber 24.3% 1 Gbps
DSL 98.5% 15 Mbps
Satellite 100% 15 Mbps

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