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Internet providers in Gloucester, MA

Shop the best Gloucester internet providers. Compare internet plan pricing and speeds from cable, DSL and fiber-optic providers in your area.

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Gloucester, MA internet providers

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Provider
Verizon $39.99 15 - 15 MbpsDSL97%
Xfinity $29.99 15 - 400 MbpsCable100%
HughesNet $59.99 25 - 25 MbpsSatellite100%
Viasat $50 12 - 25 MbpsSatellite100%
Cape Ann Communications, Inc. - -Wireless6.203%
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Gloucester internet service at a glance

At 100%, broadband coverage in Gloucester 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 Gloucester area will have access to cable, which covers 100% of Gloucester residents. DSL internet is also an option for many, offering service to 97% of the area. No fiber-optic providers are currently available in Gloucester, but satellite or fixed-wireless providers may offer broadband options in your area.

There are five internet providers serving the Gloucester area, and 96.70% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among Gloucester's five internet providers, prices start at $29.99 and available download speeds reach up to 400 Mbps.

Top high-speed internet providers in Gloucester

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

DSL internet from Verizon is available to nearly all Gloucester residents, covering 97% of households. Many will also have the option of cable from Xfinity, which covers 100% of the area. Gloucester’s third most-available internet provider, HughesNet, offers satellite to around 100% of Gloucester residents.

Verizon DSL internet

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

15 Mbps

Max upload speed

1 Mbps

Average availability

97%

DSL from Verizon offers broadband to nearly all households in Gloucester covering 97% of the area.

DSL internet from Verizon uses telephone lines in Gloucester 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 Gloucester, $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, lower than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Gloucester, $2.65.

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 Gloucester. These download speeds are available to 97% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Gloucester's providers, 116 Mbps.

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Xfinity cable internet

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

400 Mbps

Max upload speed

10 Mbps

Average availability

100%

Cable from Xfinity offers broadband to all households in Gloucester covering 100% of the area.

Xfinity’s cable network is likely to offer faster speeds than DSL or satellite service, but Gloucester 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 Gloucester, $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, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Gloucester, $2.65.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Xfinity offers download speeds up to 400 Mbps and upload speeds up to 10 Mbps in Gloucester. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Gloucester's providers, 116 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 Gloucester covering 100% of the area.

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

HughesNet customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 25 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $2.40 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Gloucester, $2.65.

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 Gloucester. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are slightly slower than the average max speeds from all Gloucester's providers, 116 Mbps.

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Internet provider frequently asked questions

Xfinity is the fastest internet provider in Gloucester with download speeds up to 400 Mbps. These speeds are available to 100% of households in Gloucester. The next fastest internet provider in Gloucester is HughesNet, offering download speeds up to 25 Mbps to 100% of the area.

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

There are benefits to using your own router vs. buying or renting one from your internet provider, such as lower monthly costs and more product options. If you choose to use your own router, keep in mind that your internet provider’s tech support may not be able to fully assist you with your personal router. Select providers may not give you the option to use your own router.

Fiber internet providers are likely to offer the fastest, most consistent speeds for the money. Cable internet providers can also deliver fast speeds, up to 100 Mbps and higher, but are more vulnerable to slowed speeds during peak usage times. If you’re shopping for cheap internet, a DSL provider may be the best option for your household.

Download speeds of 25 Mbps and above are considered broadband speeds, and can handle most online activities including streaming and gaming. For households with multiple devices using a Wi-Fi connection, speeds of 100 Mbps and higher are likely to offer a better online experience. Learn more about what speeds are best for your home.

Speeds of 10 Mbps and higher are good for gaming, but what you really want to consider when choosing an internet service for gaming is latency, or ping. Latency is the measure of how long it takes for your device to communicate with the server and is the main contributor to lag. The higher the ping, the more likely you are to experience lagging. Shoot for an internet service with latency below 100 ms.