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Internet providers in 02142

Find internet providers serving the 02142 area. Compare plan pricing and speeds from fiber-optic, cable and DSL providers.

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02142 internet providers

Provider
Verizon $49.99 300 - 940 MbpsDSL100%
Verizon $49.99 300 - 940 MbpsFiber-optic72%
Xfinity $29.99 50 - 3,000 MbpsCable100%
HughesNet $64.99 25 - 25 MbpsSatellite100%
netBlazr $39.95 200 - 1,000 MbpsWireless100%
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02142 internet service at a glance

At 100%, broadband coverage in the 02142 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 02142 ZIP will have access to DSL, which covers 100% of households. 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 73% of those living in the 02142 ZIP code.

There are five internet providers serving the 02142 area, and 100% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among five internet providers in 02142, prices start at $29.99 and available download speeds reach up to 3,000 Mbps.

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Average internet speeds in Cambridge

ProviderDownload speedUpload speedInternet type
Xfinity 401 Mbps 35 Mbps Cable
Verizon 134 Mbps 23 Mbps DSL

Top high-speed internet providers in 02142

The largest internet providers serving the 02142 ZIP code are Verizon and Xfinity bringing DSL, fiber-optic, and cable options to the area.

DSL internet from Verizon is available to nearly all in the 02142 ZIP code, covering 100% of households. Many will also have the option of fiber-optic from Verizon, which covers 72% of the area. Cambridge’s third most-available internet provider, Xfinity, offers cable to around 100% of residents in the 02142 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 02142 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 Cambridge, $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 Cambridge, $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 02142 ZIP code. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Cambridge's providers, 93 Mbps.

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Verizon fiber-optic internet

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

940 Mbps

Max upload speed

150 Mbps

Average availability

72%

Fiber-optic from Verizon offers broadband to most households in the 02142 ZIP code, covering 72% 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 02142 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 Cambridge, $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 Cambridge, $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 150 Mbps in 02142 ZIP code. These download speeds are available to 72% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Cambridge's providers, 93 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 02142 ZIP code, covering 100% of the area.

Xfinity’s cable network is likely to offer faster speeds than DSL or satellite service, but 02142 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, $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 Cambridge, $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 02142 ZIP code. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Cambridge's providers, 93 Mbps.

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Internet coverage for rural areas

If you have limited cable, DSL and fiber-optic internet options in the 02142 ZIP code, satellite and fixed wireless providers may be available.

Satellite internet from HughesNet and Viasat offers 100% availability in 02142 and the greater Cambridge area. HughesNet starting prices are significantly higher than average in Cambridge at $64.99/mo. for speeds up to 25 Mbps. Viasat starting prices are significantly higher than average in Cambridge at $69.99/mo. for speeds up to 150 Mbps. Satellite internet is a less appealing option for many in the 02142 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 Cambridge 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 Cambridge DSL, cable, and fiber-optic internet providers.

Internet providers in 02142 frequently asked questions

Xfinity is the fastest internet provider in the 02142 ZIP code with download speeds up to 3,000 Mbps. These speeds are available to 100% of households in 02142. The next fastest internet provider in the 02142 ZIP code is netBlazr, offering download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps to 100% of the area.

Xfinity offers the cheapest internet in the 02142 ZIP with service starting at $29.99/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in Cambridge, $50.98.

Verizon is the largest fiber-optic internet service provider serving the 02142 ZIP code, covering 72% of the city.

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.

Available providers vary by address, but your location is likely serviceable for cable and DSL internet. Fiber internet may also be an internet option, but this technology is typically found in larger cities. Those living in rural areas not serviceable for cable, DSL or fiber internet may find satellite or fixed wireless internet to be their only options.

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.