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Internet providers in Brookline, MA

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Brookline, MA internet providers

Provider
Verizon $39.99 -Fiber-optic2.091%
Verizon $39.99 -DSL98%
Xfinity $29.99 25 - 987 MbpsCable98%
RCN $19.99 25 - 1,000 MbpsCable94%
RCN $19.99 25 - 1,000 MbpsFiber-optic17%
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Brookline internet service at a glance

At 98%, 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 DSL, which covers 98% of Brookline residents. Cable internet is also an option for many, offering service to 98% of the area. Fiber-optic is less available but still a popular internet option for roughly 18% 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 $19.99 and available download speeds reach up to 1,000 Mbps.

Top high-speed internet providers in Brookline

The largest internet providers in Brookline are Verizon, Xfinity, and RCN 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, RCN, offers cable to around 94% of Brookline residents.

Verizon DSL internet

Provider
Verizon
Starting price*
$39.99/mo.
Max download speed

15 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 $39.99/mo.*, which is about the same as the average starting price for internet in Brookline, $39.99.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Verizon offers download speeds up to 15 Mbps and upload speeds up to 1 Mbps in Brookline. These download speeds are available to 98% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Brookline's providers, 667 Mbps.

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Xfinity cable internet

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

987 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, $39.99.

Xfinity customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 25 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $1.20 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Brookline, $0.65.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Xfinity offers download speeds up to 987 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, 667 Mbps.

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RCN cable internet

Provider

RCN

Starting price*
$19.99/mo.
Max download speed

1,000 Mbps

Max upload speed

20 Mbps

Average availability

94%

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

RCN’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 RCN start at $19.99/mo.*, which is significantly lower than the average starting price for internet in Brookline, $39.99.

RCN customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 25 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $0.80 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Brookline, $0.65.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, RCN offers download speeds up to 1,000 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, 667 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 $59.99/mo. for speeds up to 25 Mbps. Viasat starting prices are significantly higher than average in Brookline at $50/mo. for speeds up to 25 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 $59.99 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

RCN is the fastest internet provider in Brookline with download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps. These speeds are available to 94% of households in Brookline. The next fastest internet provider in Brookline is RCN, offering download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps to 17% of the area.

RCN offers the cheapest internet in Brookline with plans starting at $19.99/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in Brookline, $39.99.

RCN 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.

There are many factors that can influence internet speed. In many cases, restarting your router will resolve speed and connectivity issues. Other factors, such as peak usage times and speed throttling can also cause temporary speed issues.

If you suspect your slow speeds are the result of your internet provider throttling your connection, the easiest way to determine if you’re being throttled is to perform two speed tests. Run the first test on your regular network, then run the second one on a VPN. If the two speeds are drastically different (and the VPN test was higher), your internet provider may be throttling your speeds.

Internet deals such as speed upgrades, promotional pricing, equipment perks and free installation are available from many internet providers. Bundling internet with TV and home phone is also a popular way to get a deal on internet.