Internet providers in Amherst, MA

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Amherst internet service at a glance

At 93%, broadband coverage in Amherst is comparable to the rest of Massachusetts - 100%, and comparable to broadband coverage across the U.S. - 95%.

The vast majority of those living in the Amherst area will have access to cable, which covers 93% of Amherst residents. DSL internet is also an option for many, offering service to 76% of the area. No fiber-optic providers are currently available in Amherst, but satellite or fixed-wireless providers may offer broadband options in your area.

There are four internet providers serving the Amherst area, and 75.52% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among Amherst's four internet providers, prices start at $29.99 and available download speeds reach up to 200 Mbps.

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Top high-speed internet providers in Amherst

The largest internet providers in Amherst are Verizon, Xfinity, and HughesNet bringing DSL, cable, and satellite options to Amherst.

DSL internet from Verizon is available to most Amherst residents, covering 76% of households. Many will also have the option of cable from Xfinity, which covers 93% of the area. Amherst’s third most-available internet provider, HughesNet, offers satellite to around 100% of Amherst residents.

Verizon DSL internet

Provider
Verizon
Starting price*
$39.99/mo.
Max download speed

15 Mbps

Max upload speed

1 Mbps

Average availability

76%

DSL from Verizon offers broadband to most households in Amherst covering 76% of the area.

DSL internet from Verizon uses telephone lines in Amherst to deliver service, which often leads to lower prices and higher availability, though download speeds are likely to be slower than cable or fiber-optic internet.

Internet prices for Verizon start at $39.99/mo.*, which is lower than the average starting price for internet in Amherst, $44.99.

Verizon customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 200 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $0.20 per Mbps, significantly lower than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Amherst, $4.09.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Verizon offers download speeds up to 15 Mbps and upload speeds up to 1 Mbps in Amherst. These download speeds are available to 76% of the area, and are slightly slower than the average max speeds from all Amherst's providers, 66 Mbps.

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Xfinity cable internet

Provider
Xfinity
Starting price*
$29.99/mo.
Max download speed

200 Mbps

Max upload speed

10 Mbps

Average availability

93%

Cable from Xfinity offers broadband to nearly all households in Amherst covering 93% of the area.

Xfinity’s cable network is likely to offer faster speeds than DSL or satellite service, but Amherst residents in densely populated areas may experience slowed speeds during peak usage times.

Internet prices for Xfinity start at $29.99/mo.*, which is significantly lower than the average starting price for internet in Amherst, $44.99.

Xfinity customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 15 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $2.00 per Mbps, lower than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Amherst, $4.09.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Xfinity offers download speeds up to 200 Mbps and upload speeds up to 10 Mbps in Amherst. These download speeds are available to 93% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Amherst's providers, 66 Mbps.

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HughesNet satellite internet

Provider
HughesNet
Starting price*
$59.99/mo.
Max download speed

25 Mbps

Max upload speed

3 Mbps

Average availability

100%

Satellite from HughesNet offers broadband to all households in Amherst covering 100% of the area.

HughesNet satellite internet offers reliable connection in areas of Amherst where other internet types may not be available, but service is likely to come with low monthly data allowances and high latency, making streaming binges and real-time online gaming impractical.

Internet prices for HughesNet start at $59.99/mo.*, which is significantly higher than the average starting price for internet in Amherst, $44.99.

HughesNet customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 2 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $30.00 per Mbps, significantly lower than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Amherst, $4.09.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, HughesNet offers download speeds up to 25 Mbps and upload speeds up to 3 Mbps in Amherst. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are slightly slower than the average max speeds from all Amherst's providers, 66 Mbps.

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Amherst, MA internet providers

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Provider
Verizon $39.99/mo. 15 - 15 Mbps DSL 76%
Xfinity $29.99/mo. 15 - 200 Mbps Cable 93%
HughesNet $59.99/mo. 2 - 25 Mbps Satellite 100%
ViaSat, Inc. $50/mo. 12 - 25 Mbps Satellite 100%
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Internet provider frequently asked questions

Xfinity is the fastest internet provider in Amherst with download speeds up to 200 Mbps. These speeds are available to 93% of households in Amherst. The next fastest internet provider in Amherst is HughesNet, offering download speeds up to 25 Mbps to 100% of the area.

Xfinity offers the cheapest internet in Amherst with plans starting at $29.99/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in Amherst, $44.99.

There are many factors that can influence internet speed. In many cases, restarting your router will resolve speed and connectivity issues. Other factors, such as peak usage times and speed throttling can also cause temporary speed issues.

There are benefits to using your own router vs. buying or renting one from your internet provider, such as lower monthly costs and more product options. If you choose to use your own router, keep in mind that your internet provider’s tech support may not be able to fully assist you with your personal router. Select providers may not give you the option to use your own router.

Learn the penalty, if any, of canceling service with your current provider. Find other internet providers in your area and compare plans and pricing. Choose the internet provider and plan that best meets your needs. Order your new services and get your installation/activation date. Call your current internet provider and cancel service by the activation date of your new service.

Cable internet will nearly always offer faster speeds than DSL, but typically at a higher price point. So if you’re shopping for cheap internet plans, DSL may be your better option but if you want speed, consider cable internet.