Internet providers in Chelsea, MA

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Chelsea internet service at a glance

At 100%, broadband coverage in Chelsea 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 Chelsea area will have access to DSL, which covers 100% of Chelsea residents. Cable internet is also an option for many, offering service to 99% of the area. No fiber-optic providers are currently available in Chelsea, but satellite or fixed-wireless providers may offer broadband options in your area.

There are five internet providers serving the Chelsea area, and 98.19% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among Chelsea's five internet providers, prices start at $29.99 and available download speeds reach up to 987 Mbps.

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Top high-speed internet providers in Chelsea

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

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

Verizon DSL internet

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

15 Mbps

Max upload speed

1 Mbps

Average availability

100%

DSL from Verizon offers broadband to all households in Chelsea covering 100% of the area.

DSL internet from Verizon uses telephone lines in Chelsea 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 Chelsea, $44.99.

Verizon customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 200 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $0.20 per Mbps, significantly lower than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Chelsea, $4.09.

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 Chelsea. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Chelsea's providers, 263 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 Chelsea covering 99% of the area.

Xfinity’s cable network is likely to offer faster speeds than DSL or satellite service, but Chelsea 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 Chelsea, $44.99.

Xfinity customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 15 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $2.00 per Mbps, lower than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Chelsea, $4.09.

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 Chelsea. These download speeds are available to 99% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Chelsea's providers, 263 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 Chelsea covering 100% of the area.

HughesNet satellite internet offers reliable connection in areas of Chelsea 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 Chelsea, $44.99.

HughesNet customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 2 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $30.00 per Mbps, significantly lower than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Chelsea, $4.09.

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 Chelsea. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Chelsea's providers, 263 Mbps.

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Chelsea, MA internet providers

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Provider
Verizon $39.99/mo. 15 - 15 Mbps DSL 100%
Xfinity $29.99/mo. 15 - 987 Mbps Cable 99%
HughesNet $59.99/mo. 2 - 25 Mbps Satellite 100%
ViaSat, Inc. $50/mo. 12 - 25 Mbps Satellite 100%
netBlazr Inc. - - Wireless 52%
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Internet provider frequently asked questions

Xfinity is the fastest internet provider in Chelsea with download speeds up to 987 Mbps. These speeds are available to 99% of households in Chelsea. The next fastest internet provider in Chelsea is netBlazr Inc., offering download speeds up to 50 Mbps to 52% of the area.

Xfinity offers the cheapest internet in Chelsea with plans starting at $29.99/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in Chelsea, $44.99.

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.

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.

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.

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.