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Internet providers in Brookline, MA

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Brookline, MA internet providers

Provider
Verizon $49.99 300 - 940 MbpsDSL98%
Verizon $49.99 300 - 940 MbpsFiber-optic2.091%
Xfinity $29.99 50 - 3,000 MbpsCable98%
Astound $25.99 300 - 1,200 MbpsCable94%
Astound $25.99 300 - 1,200 MbpsFiber-optic17%
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Brookline internet service at a glance

At 99%, broadband coverage in Brookline 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 Brookline area will have access to cable, which covers 99% of Brookline residents. DSL internet is also an option for many, offering service to 97% of the area. Fiber-optic is less available but still a popular internet option for roughly 26% of those living in Brookline.

There are six internet providers serving the Brookline area, and 97.91% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among Brookline'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 Brookline

ProviderDownload speedUpload speedInternet type
Xfinity 197 Mbps 18 Mbps Cable
Verizon 45 Mbps 14 Mbps DSL

Top high-speed internet providers in Brookline

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

DSL internet from Verizon is available to nearly all Brookline residents, covering 98% of households. Many will also have the option of cable from Xfinity, which covers 98% of the area. Brookline’s third most-available internet provider, Astound, offers cable to around 94% of Brookline residents.

Verizon DSL internet

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

940 Mbps

Max upload speed

1 Mbps

Average availability

98%

DSL from Verizon offers broadband to nearly all households in Brookline covering 98% of the area.

DSL internet from Verizon uses telephone lines in Brookline 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 Brookline, $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 Brookline, $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 Brookline. These download speeds are available to 98% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Brookline's providers, 715 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

98%

Cable from Xfinity offers broadband to nearly all households in Brookline covering 98% of the area.

Xfinity’s cable network is likely to offer faster speeds than DSL or satellite service, but Brookline 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 Brookline, $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 Brookline, $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 35 Mbps in Brookline. These download speeds are available to 98% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Brookline's providers, 715 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

94%

Cable from Astound offers broadband to nearly all households in Brookline covering 94% of the area.

Astound’s cable network is likely to offer faster speeds than DSL or satellite service, but Brookline 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 Brookline, $46.82.

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 Brookline, $0.19.

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 Brookline. These download speeds are available to 94% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Brookline's providers, 715 Mbps.

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Internet coverage for rural areas

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

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

Internet provider frequently asked questions

Xfinity is the fastest internet provider in Brookline with download speeds up to 3,000 Mbps. These speeds are available to 98% of households in Brookline. The next fastest internet provider in Brookline is Astound, offering download speeds up to 1,200 Mbps to 94% of the area.

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

Astound is the largest fiber-optic internet service provider in Brookline, covering 17% of the city. Verizon also offers fiber internet in Brookline and is available to 2.091% of households.

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.

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.

Wi-Fi connects your device to a router, but that router needs to be connected to the internet for your device to also be connected to the internet. You need an internet service provider to get Wi-Fi.