Internet providers in Arlington, MA

Shop the best Arlington internet providers. Compare internet plan pricing and speeds from cable, fiber-optic and DSL providers in your area.

Shop local providers
Arlington City Map

Searching for deals in your area

Arlington internet service at a glance

At 100%, broadband coverage in Arlington 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 Arlington area will have access to cable, which covers 100% of Arlington residents. Fiber-optic internet is also an option for many, offering service to 97% of the area. DSL is less available but still a popular internet option for roughly 80% of those living in Arlington.

There are six internet providers serving the Arlington area, and 99.39% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among Arlington's six internet providers, prices start at $29.99 and available download speeds reach up to 1,000 Mbps.

See all providers

Top high-speed internet providers in Arlington

The largest internet providers in Arlington are Verizon and Xfinity bringing fiber-optic, DSL, and cable options to Arlington.

Fiber-optic internet from Verizon is available to nearly all Arlington residents, covering 97% of households. Many will also have the option of DSL from Verizon, which covers 80% of the area. Arlington’s third most-available internet provider, Xfinity, offers cable to around 99% of Arlington residents.

Verizon fiber-optic internet

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

940 Mbps

Max upload speed

880 Mbps

Average availability

97%

Fiber-optic from Verizon offers broadband to nearly all households in Arlington covering 97% of the area.

Fiber-optic service from Verizon is popular for its fast download and upload speeds, even during peak usage times, but may be less available throughout Arlington than other internet types.

Internet prices for Verizon start at $39.99/mo.*, which is lower than the average starting price for internet in Arlington, $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, lower than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Arlington, $3.00.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Verizon offers download speeds up to 940 Mbps and upload speeds up to 880 Mbps in Arlington. These download speeds are available to 97% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Arlington's providers, 351 Mbps.

Check availability

or call us today: (844) 451-2720

Call us: (844) 512-2720

Verizon DSL internet

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

15 Mbps

Max upload speed

1 Mbps

Average availability

80%

DSL from Verizon offers broadband to nearly all households in Arlington covering 80% of the area.

DSL internet from Verizon uses telephone lines in Arlington 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 Arlington, $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, lower than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Arlington, $3.00.

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 Arlington. These download speeds are available to 80% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Arlington's providers, 351 Mbps.

Check availability

or call us today: (844) 451-2720

Call us: (844) 512-2720

Xfinity cable internet

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

400 Mbps

Max upload speed

10 Mbps

Average availability

99%

Cable from Xfinity offers broadband to all households in Arlington covering 99% of the area.

Xfinity’s cable network is likely to offer faster speeds than DSL or satellite service, but Arlington 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 Arlington, $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 Arlington, $3.00.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Xfinity offers download speeds up to 400 Mbps and upload speeds up to 10 Mbps in Arlington. These download speeds are available to 99% of the area, and are slightly faster than the average max speeds from all Arlington's providers, 351 Mbps.

Check availability

or call us today: (844) 451-2720

Call us: (844) 512-2720

Internet coverage for rural areas

If you live in the heart of Arlington, you’ll likely have options from cable, fiber-optic, and DSL internet providers. For those in rural areas or just outside Arlington, however, satellite or fixed wireless internet may be the best internet option.

Satellite internet from HughesNet and ViaSat, Inc. offers 100% availability in Arlington and surrounding areas. HughesNet starting prices are significantly higher than average in Arlington at $59.99/mo. for speeds up to 25 Mbps. The starting price for ViaSat, Inc. plans is higher than average for Arlington at $50/mo. for speeds up to 25 Mbps. Satellite internet is a less appealing option for many Arlington residents, however, as service typically comes with high latency and low data allowances.

Arlington, MA internet providers

Need help? Call (844) 451-2720

Provider
Verizon $39.99/mo. 200 - 940 Mbps Fiber-optic 97%
Verizon $39.99/mo. 15 - 15 Mbps DSL 80%
Xfinity $29.99/mo. 15 - 400 Mbps Cable 99%
Radiate Holdings, LP - - Cable 100%
Radiate Holdings, LP - - Fiber-optic 3.945%
Shop providers Need help? Call: (844) 512-2720

Internet provider frequently asked questions

Radiate Holdings, LP is the fastest internet provider in Arlington with download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps. These speeds are available to 100% of households in Arlington. The next fastest internet provider in Arlington is Radiate Holdings, LP, offering download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps to 3.945% of the area.

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

Verizon is the largest fiber-optic internet service provider in Arlington, covering 97% of the city. Radiate Holdings, LP also offers fiber internet in Arlington and is available to 3.945% of households.

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.

The only broadband internet type that requires a phone line is DSL and dial-up, which use phone lines to deliver service. Other internet types, such as cable, fiber-optic and satellite, require no phone line for broadband service.

Available providers vary by address, but your location is likely serviceable for cable and DSL internet. Fiber internet may also be an internet option, but this technology is typically found in larger cities. Those living in rural areas not serviceable for cable, DSL or fiber internet may find satellite or fixed wireless internet to be their only options.