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Internet providers in Arlington, MA

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Arlington, MA internet providers

Provider
Verizon $49.99 300 - 940 MbpsFiber-optic97%
Verizon $49.99 300 - 940 MbpsDSL80%
Xfinity $29.99 50 - 3,000 MbpsCable99%
Astound $25.99 300 - 1,200 MbpsCable100%
Astound $25.99 300 - 1,200 MbpsFiber-optic3.945%
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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 $25.99 and available download speeds reach up to 3,000 Mbps.

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Average internet speeds in Arlington

ProviderDownload speedUpload speedInternet type
Xfinity 170 Mbps 16 Mbps Cable
Verizon 200 Mbps 38 Mbps Fiber-optic

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*
$49.99/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 $49.99/mo.*, which is about the same as the average starting price for internet in Arlington, $46.82.

Verizon customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 300 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $0.17 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Arlington, $0.19.

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, 576 Mbps.

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Verizon DSL internet

Provider
Verizon
Starting price*
$49.99/mo.
Max download speed

940 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 $49.99/mo.*, which is about the same as the average starting price for internet in Arlington, $46.82.

Verizon customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 300 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $0.17 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Arlington, $0.19.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Verizon offers download speeds up to 940 Mbps and upload speeds up to 1 Mbps in Arlington. These download speeds are available to 80% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Arlington's providers, 576 Mbps.

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Xfinity cable internet

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

3,000 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, $46.82.

Xfinity customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 50 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $0.60 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Arlington, $0.19.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Xfinity offers download speeds up to 3,000 Mbps and upload speeds up to 10 Mbps in Arlington. These download speeds are available to 99% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Arlington's providers, 576 Mbps.

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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 offers 100% availability in Arlington and surrounding areas. HughesNet starting prices are significantly higher than average in Arlington at $64.99/mo. for speeds up to 25 Mbps. Viasat starting prices are significantly higher than average in Arlington at $69.99/mo. for speeds up to 150 Mbps. Satellite internet is a less appealing option for many Arlington residents, however, as service typically comes with high latency and low data allowances.

Fixed wireless is another popular internet option for those in rural areas. Those living in or just outside of Arlington may have access to fixed wireless internet service from HughesNet, with plans starting at $64.99 and available download speeds up to 25 Mbps. Fixed wireless service is less likely to come with the high latency of satellite internet, but monthly data limits can still be an issue compared to Arlington cable, fiber-optic, and DSL internet providers.

Internet provider frequently asked questions

Xfinity is the fastest internet provider in Arlington with download speeds up to 3,000 Mbps. These speeds are available to 99% of households in Arlington. The next fastest internet provider in Arlington is Astound, offering download speeds up to 1,200 Mbps to 100% of the area.

Astound offers the cheapest internet in Arlington with plans starting at $25.99/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in Arlington, $46.82.

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

Downgrading services or cutting extras, such as Wi-Fi extenders or premium tech support, can lower your monthly internet bill. You can also try to negotiate with your internet provider for a lower rate. Switching internet providers and bundling internet with other services is another common way to lower internet costs.

Wi-Fi extenders are handy when your router can’t project a strong signal to everywhere in your home that you need it. Your internet provider may offer Wi-Fi extenders for an added monthly cost, or you can purchase one online or from most electronics retailers.

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.