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Internet providers in Cambridge, MA

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Cambridge, MA internet providers

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Provider
Verizon $39.99 200 - 940 MbpsFiber-optic5.396%
Verizon $39.99 15 - 15 MbpsDSL99%
Xfinity $29.99 15 - 987 MbpsCable99%
GTT Communications - -DSL6.802%
Google Fiber $50 100 - 500 MbpsWired3.284%
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Cambridge internet service at a glance

At 100%, broadband coverage in Cambridge 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 Cambridge area will have access to DSL, which covers 99% of Cambridge residents. Cable internet is also an option for many, offering service to 99% of the area. Fiber-optic is less available but still a popular internet option for roughly 5.400% of those living in Cambridge.

There are seven internet providers serving the Cambridge area, and 97.58% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among Cambridge's seven internet providers, prices start at $29.99 and available download speeds reach up to 987 Mbps.

Top high-speed internet providers in Cambridge

The largest internet providers in Cambridge are Verizon, Xfinity, and HughesNet bringing DSL, cable, and satellite options to Cambridge.

DSL internet from Verizon is available to nearly all Cambridge residents, covering 99% of households. Many will also have the option of cable from Xfinity, which covers 99% of the area. Cambridge’s third most-available internet provider, HughesNet, offers satellite to around 100% of Cambridge residents.

Verizon DSL internet

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

15 Mbps

Max upload speed

1 Mbps

Average availability

99%

DSL from Verizon offers broadband to all households in Cambridge covering 99% of the area.

DSL internet from Verizon uses telephone lines in Cambridge 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 lower than the average starting price for internet in Cambridge, $45.99.

Verizon customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 200 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $0.20 per Mbps, lower than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Cambridge, $1.28.

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 Cambridge. These download speeds are available to 99% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Cambridge's providers, 498 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

99%

Cable from Xfinity offers broadband to all households in Cambridge covering 99% of the area.

Xfinity’s cable network is likely to offer faster speeds than DSL or satellite service, but Cambridge 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 Cambridge, $45.99.

Xfinity customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 15 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $2.00 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Cambridge, $1.28.

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 Cambridge. These download speeds are available to 99% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Cambridge's providers, 498 Mbps.

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HughesNet satellite internet

Provider
HughesNet
Starting price*
$59.99/mo.
Max download speed

25 Mbps

Max upload speed

3 Mbps

Average availability

100%

Satellite from HughesNet offers broadband to all households in Cambridge covering 100% of the area.

HughesNet satellite internet offers reliable connection in areas of Cambridge where other internet types may not be available, but service is likely to come with low monthly data allowances and high latency, making streaming binges and real-time online gaming impractical.

Internet prices for HughesNet start at $59.99/mo.*, which is significantly higher than the average starting price for internet in Cambridge, $45.99.

HughesNet customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 25 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $2.40 per Mbps, higher than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Cambridge, $1.28.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, HughesNet offers download speeds up to 25 Mbps and upload speeds up to 3 Mbps in Cambridge. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Cambridge's providers, 498 Mbps.

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Internet provider frequently asked questions

Xfinity is the fastest internet provider in Cambridge with download speeds up to 987 Mbps. These speeds are available to 99% of households in Cambridge. The next fastest internet provider in Cambridge is Verizon, offering download speeds up to 940 Mbps to 5.396% of the area.

Xfinity offers the cheapest internet in Cambridge with plans starting at $29.99/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in Cambridge, $45.99.

Verizon is the largest fiber-optic internet service provider in Cambridge, covering 5.396% 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.

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.