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Internet providers in Athol, MA

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Athol, MA internet providers

Provider
Verizon $49.99 300 - 940 MbpsDSL100%
Xfinity $29.99 50 - 3,000 MbpsCable32%
Spectrum $49.99 300 - 1,000 Mbps **Cable100%
HughesNet $64.99 25 - 25 MbpsSatellite100%
Viasat $69.99 12 - 150 MbpsSatellite100%
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Athol internet service at a glance

At 100%, broadband coverage in Athol 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 Athol area will have access to DSL, which covers 100% of Athol residents. Cable internet is also an option for many, offering service to 100% of the area. No fiber-optic providers are currently available in Athol, but satellite or fixed-wireless providers may offer broadband options in your area.

There are five internet providers serving the Athol area, and 99.87% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among Athol's five internet providers, prices start at $29.99 and available download speeds reach up to 3,000 Mbps.

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Average internet speeds in Athol

ProviderDownload speedUpload speedInternet type
Spectrum 119 Mbps 10 Mbps Cable
Xfinity 147 Mbps 20 Mbps Cable
Verizon 19 Mbps 2 Mbps DSL

Top high-speed internet providers in Athol

The largest internet providers in Athol are Verizon, Xfinity, and Spectrum bringing DSL and cable options to Athol.

DSL internet from Verizon is available to nearly all Athol residents, covering 100% of households. Some will also have the option of cable from Xfinity, which covers 32% of the area. Athol’s third most-available internet provider, Spectrum, offers cable to around 100% of Athol residents.

Verizon DSL internet

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

940 Mbps

Max upload speed

1 Mbps

Average availability

100%

DSL from Verizon offers broadband to all households in Athol covering 100% of the area.

DSL internet from Verizon uses telephone lines in Athol 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 Athol, $52.99.

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 Athol, $0.39.

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 Athol. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Athol's providers, 63 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

32%

Cable from Xfinity offers broadband to some, but not many households in Athol covering 32% of the area.

Xfinity’s cable network is likely to offer faster speeds than DSL or satellite service, but Athol 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 Athol, $52.99.

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 Athol, $0.39.

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 Athol. These download speeds are available to 32% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Athol's providers, 63 Mbps.

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Spectrum cable internet

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

1,000 Mbps**

(wireless speeds may vary)

Max upload speed

10 Mbps

Average availability

100%

Cable from Spectrum offers broadband to all households in Athol covering 100% of the area.

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

Internet prices for Spectrum start at $49.99/mo.*, which is about the same as the average starting price for internet in Athol, $52.99.

Spectrum 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 Athol, $0.39.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Spectrum offers download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps** and upload speeds up to 10 Mbps in Athol. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Athol's providers, 63 Mbps.

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Internet coverage for rural areas

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

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

Internet provider frequently asked questions

Xfinity is the fastest internet provider in Athol with download speeds up to 3,000 Mbps. These speeds are available to 32% of households in Athol. The next fastest internet provider in Athol is Spectrum, offering download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps* to 100% of the area.

Xfinity offers the cheapest internet in Athol with plans starting at $29.99/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in Athol, $52.99.

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.

Download speeds of 25 Mbps and above are considered broadband speeds, and can handle most online activities including streaming and gaming. For households with multiple devices using a Wi-Fi connection, speeds of 100 Mbps and higher are likely to offer a better online experience. Learn more about what speeds are best for your home.

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.

Fiber internet providers are likely to offer the fastest, most consistent speeds for the money. Cable internet providers can also deliver fast speeds, up to 100 Mbps and higher, but are more vulnerable to slowed speeds during peak usage times. If you’re shopping for cheap internet, a DSL provider may be the best option for your household.