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Internet providers in 02478

Find internet providers serving the 02478 area. Compare plan pricing and speeds from fiber-optic, cable and DSL providers.

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02478 internet providers

Provider
Verizon $49.99 300 - 940 MbpsFiber-optic98%
Verizon $49.99 300 - 940 MbpsDSL80%
Xfinity $29.99 50 - 3,000 MbpsCable100%
HughesNet $64.99 25 - 25 MbpsSatellite100%
Viasat $69.99 12 - 150 MbpsSatellite100%
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02478 internet service at a glance

At 100%, broadband coverage in the 02478 ZIP code 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 02478 ZIP will have access to fiber-optic, which covers 99% of households. Cable internet is also an option for many, offering service to 98% of the area. DSL is less available but still a popular internet option for roughly 80% of those living in the 02478 ZIP code.

There are five internet providers serving the 02478 area, and 99.98% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among five internet providers in 02478, prices start at $29.99 and available download speeds reach up to 3,000 Mbps.

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Average internet speeds in Belmont

ProviderDownload speedUpload speedInternet type
Verizon 79 Mbps 56 Mbps Fiber-optic
Xfinity 187 Mbps 136 Mbps Cable

Top high-speed internet providers in 02478

The largest internet providers serving the 02478 ZIP code are Verizon and Xfinity bringing fiber-optic, DSL, and cable options to the area.

Fiber-optic internet from Verizon is available to nearly all in the 02478 ZIP code, covering 98% of households. Many will also have the option of DSL from Verizon, which covers 80% of the area. Belmont’s third most-available internet provider, Xfinity, offers cable to around 100% of residents in the 02478 ZIP code.

Verizon fiber-optic internet

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

940 Mbps

Max upload speed

880 Mbps

Average availability

98%

Fiber-optic from Verizon offers broadband to nearly all households in the 02478 ZIP code, covering 98% 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 02478 ZIP code 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 Belmont, $50.98.

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 Belmont, $0.29.

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 02478 ZIP code. These download speeds are available to 98% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Belmont's providers, 291 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 the 02478 ZIP code, covering 80% of the area.

DSL internet from Verizon uses telephone lines 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 Belmont, $50.98.

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 Belmont, $0.29.

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 02478 ZIP code. These download speeds are available to 80% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Belmont's providers, 291 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

100%

Cable from Xfinity offers broadband to all households in the 02478 ZIP code, covering 100% of the area.

Xfinity’s cable network is likely to offer faster speeds than DSL or satellite service, but 02478 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 Belmont, $50.98.

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 Belmont, $0.29.

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 02478 ZIP code. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Belmont's providers, 291 Mbps.

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Internet coverage for rural areas

If you have limited cable, DSL and fiber-optic internet options in the 02478 ZIP code, satellite and fixed wireless providers may be available.

Satellite internet from HughesNet and Viasat offers 100% availability in 02478 and the greater Belmont area. HughesNet starting prices are significantly higher than average in Belmont at $64.99/mo. for speeds up to 25 Mbps. Viasat starting prices are significantly higher than average in Belmont at $69.99/mo. for speeds up to 150 Mbps. Satellite internet is a less appealing option for many in the 02478 ZIP, 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 Belmont 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 Belmont cable, fiber-optic, and DSL internet providers.

Internet providers in 02478 frequently asked questions

Xfinity is the fastest internet provider in the 02478 ZIP code with download speeds up to 3,000 Mbps. These speeds are available to 100% of households in 02478. The next fastest internet provider in the 02478 ZIP code is netBlazr, offering download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps to 6.760% of the area.

Xfinity offers the cheapest internet in the 02478 ZIP with service starting at $29.99/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in Belmont, $50.98.

Verizon is the largest fiber-optic internet service provider serving the 02478 ZIP code, covering 98% of the city.

No matter where you live, your address is likely serviceable for satellite internet from providers such as HughesNet and Viasat. You will probably also have the option of at least one cable provider, such as Cox, Spectrum and Xfinity, and DSL providers such as Frontier and Verizon. Roughly a third of households will be eligible for fiber internet from AT&T, CenturyLink, Windstream or other providers.

Select internet providers including AT&T, Spectrum and Xfinity have thousands of Wi-Fi hotspots that customers can connect to at no extra cost. If your internet provider does not offer free Wi-Fi hotspots, you can find free public Wi-Fi at your local library or many restaurants and cafes. Consider these tips for using public Wi-Fi safely.

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.