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Internet providers in 02116

Find internet providers serving the 02116 area. Compare plan pricing and speeds from fiber-optic, cable and DSL providers.

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02116 internet providers

Provider
Verizon $49.99 300 - 940 MbpsDSL100%
Verizon $49.99 300 - 940 MbpsFiber-optic6.320%
Xfinity $29.99 50 - 3,000 MbpsCable100%
Astound $25.99 300 - 1,200 MbpsCable22%
Google Fiber $70.00 1,000 - 2,000 MbpsWired2.450%
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02116 internet service at a glance

At 100%, broadband coverage in the 02116 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 02116 ZIP will have access to cable, which covers 88% of households. DSL internet is also an option for many, offering service to 81% of the area. Fiber-optic is less available but still a popular internet option for roughly 70% of those living in the 02116 ZIP code.

There are seven internet providers serving the 02116 area, and 99.62% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among seven internet providers in 02116, prices start at $25.99 and available download speeds reach up to 3,000 Mbps.

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Average internet speeds in Boston

ProviderDownload speedUpload speedInternet type
Verizon 104 Mbps 47 Mbps DSL
netBlazr 374 Mbps 415 Mbps Wireless
Xfinity 185 Mbps 22 Mbps Cable

Top high-speed internet providers in 02116

The largest internet providers serving the 02116 ZIP code are Verizon, Xfinity, and Astound bringing DSL and cable options to the area.

DSL internet from Verizon is available to nearly all in the 02116 ZIP code, covering 100% of households. Many will also have the option of cable from Xfinity, which covers 100% of the area. Boston’s third most-available internet provider, Astound, offers cable to around 22% of residents in the 02116 ZIP code.

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 the 02116 ZIP code, covering 100% 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 Boston, $50.13.

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 Boston, $0.16.

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 02116 ZIP code. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Boston's providers, 386 Mbps.

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Xfinity cable internet

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

3,000 Mbps

Max upload speed

35 Mbps

Average availability

100%

Cable from Xfinity offers broadband to all households in the 02116 ZIP code, covering 100% of the area.

Xfinity’s cable network is likely to offer faster speeds than DSL or satellite service, but 02116 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 Boston, $50.13.

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 Boston, $0.16.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Xfinity offers download speeds up to 3,000 Mbps and upload speeds up to 35 Mbps in 02116 ZIP code. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Boston's providers, 386 Mbps.

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Astound cable internet

Provider

Astound

Starting price*
$25.99/mo.
Max download speed

1,200 Mbps

Max upload speed

20 Mbps

Average availability

22%

Cable from Astound offers broadband to some, but not many households in the 02116 ZIP code, covering 22% of the area.

Astound’s cable network is likely to offer faster speeds than DSL or satellite service, but 02116 residents in densely populated areas may experience slowed speeds during peak usage times.

Internet prices for Astound start at $25.99/mo.*, which is significantly lower than the average starting price for internet in Boston, $50.13.

Astound customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 300 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $0.09 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Boston, $0.16.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Astound offers download speeds up to 1,200 Mbps and upload speeds up to 20 Mbps in 02116 ZIP code. These download speeds are available to 22% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Boston's providers, 386 Mbps.

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Internet coverage for rural areas

If you have limited cable, DSL and fiber-optic internet options in the 02116 ZIP code, satellite and fixed wireless providers may be available.

Satellite internet from HughesNet and Viasat offers 100% availability in 02116 and the greater Boston area. HughesNet starting prices are significantly higher than average in Boston at $64.99/mo. for speeds up to 25 Mbps. Viasat starting prices are significantly higher than average in Boston at $69.99/mo. for speeds up to 150 Mbps. Satellite internet is a less appealing option for many in the 02116 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 Boston 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 Boston DSL, cable, and fiber-optic internet providers.

Internet providers in 02116 frequently asked questions

Xfinity is the fastest internet provider in the 02116 ZIP code with download speeds up to 3,000 Mbps. These speeds are available to 100% of households in 02116. The next fastest internet provider in the 02116 ZIP code is Google Fiber, offering download speeds up to 2,000 Mbps to 2.450% of the area.

Astound offers the cheapest internet in the 02116 ZIP with service starting at $25.99/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in Boston, $50.13.

Verizon is the largest fiber-optic internet service provider serving the 02116 ZIP code, covering 6.320% of the city.

According to the FCC, 93% of households have access to three or more providers. In many areas, a cable, DSL, satellite and possibly fiber-optic provider may be available. You are unlikely, however, to find multiple providers of the same internet type, such as two cable providers, in the same location because operating expenses in an area already served by another provider can be too high to be profitable.

Speeds of 10 Mbps and higher are good for gaming, but what you really want to consider when choosing an internet service for gaming is latency, or ping. Latency is the measure of how long it takes for your device to communicate with the server and is the main contributor to lag. The higher the ping, the more likely you are to experience lagging. Shoot for an internet service with latency below 100 ms.

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.