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Internet providers in Marlborough, MA

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Marlborough, MA internet providers

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Verizon $39.99 200 - 940 MbpsFiber-optic93%
Verizon $39.99 15 - 15 MbpsDSL84%
Xfinity $29.99 15 - 400 MbpsCable97%
GTT Communications - -DSL5.355%
HughesNet $59.99 25 - 25 MbpsSatellite100%
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Marlborough internet service at a glance

At 97%, broadband coverage in Marlborough 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 Marlborough area will have access to cable, which covers 97% of Marlborough residents. Fiber-optic internet is also an option for many, offering service to 93% of the area. DSL is less available but still a popular internet option for roughly 84% of those living in Marlborough.

There are five internet providers serving the Marlborough area, and 94.44% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among Marlborough's five internet providers, prices start at $29.99 and available download speeds reach up to 940 Mbps.

Top high-speed internet providers in Marlborough

The largest internet providers in Marlborough are Verizon and Xfinity bringing fiber-optic, DSL, and cable options to Marlborough.

Fiber-optic internet from Verizon is available to nearly all Marlborough residents, covering 93% of households. Many will also have the option of DSL from Verizon, which covers 84% of the area. Marlborough’s third most-available internet provider, Xfinity, offers cable to around 97% of Marlborough residents.

Verizon fiber-optic internet

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

940 Mbps

Max upload speed

880 Mbps

Average availability

93%

Fiber-optic from Verizon offers broadband to nearly all households in Marlborough covering 93% 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 Marlborough than other internet types.

Internet prices for Verizon start at $39.99/mo.*, which is lower than the average starting price for internet in Marlborough, $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 Marlborough, $2.14.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Verizon offers download speeds up to 940 Mbps and upload speeds up to 880 Mbps in Marlborough. These download speeds are available to 93% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Marlborough's providers, 351 Mbps.

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Verizon DSL internet

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

15 Mbps

Max upload speed

1 Mbps

Average availability

84%

DSL from Verizon offers broadband to nearly all households in Marlborough covering 84% of the area.

DSL internet from Verizon uses telephone lines in Marlborough 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 Marlborough, $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 Marlborough, $2.14.

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 Marlborough. These download speeds are available to 84% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Marlborough's providers, 351 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

97%

Cable from Xfinity offers broadband to nearly all households in Marlborough covering 97% of the area.

Xfinity’s cable network is likely to offer faster speeds than DSL or satellite service, but Marlborough 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 Marlborough, $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 Marlborough, $2.14.

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 Marlborough. These download speeds are available to 97% of the area, and are slightly faster than the average max speeds from all Marlborough's providers, 351 Mbps.

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Internet coverage for rural areas

If you live in the heart of Marlborough, you’ll likely have options from cable, fiber-optic, and DSL internet providers. For those in rural areas or just outside Marlborough, however, satellite or fixed wireless internet may be the best internet option.

Satellite internet from HughesNet and Viasat offers 100% availability in Marlborough and surrounding areas. HughesNet starting prices are significantly higher than average in Marlborough at $59.99/mo. for speeds up to 25 Mbps. Viasat starting prices are higher than average in Marlborough at $50/mo. for speeds up to 25 Mbps. Satellite internet is a less appealing option for many Marlborough residents, however, as service typically comes with high latency and low data allowances.

Internet provider frequently asked questions

Verizon is the fastest internet provider in Marlborough with download speeds up to 940 Mbps. These speeds are available to 93% of households in Marlborough. The next fastest internet provider in Marlborough is Xfinity, offering download speeds up to 400 Mbps to 97% of the area.

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

Verizon is the largest fiber-optic internet service provider in Marlborough, covering 93% of the city.

Downgrading services or cutting extras, such as Wi-Fi extenders or premium tech support, can lower your monthly internet bill. You can also try to negotiate with your internet provider for a lower rate. Switching internet providers and bundling internet with other services is another common way to lower internet costs.

Fiber and cable internet are similar internet service types, but fiber offers a few advantages over cable. Fiber internet can deliver faster upload and download speeds than cable in most areas, and is less vulnerable to slowed speeds during peak usage times. Cable does have the advantage over fiber in terms of availability, covering 89% of U.S. households compared to fiber’s 38%.

Cable internet will nearly always offer faster speeds than DSL, but typically at a higher price point. So if you’re shopping for cheap internet plans, DSL may be your better option but if you want speed, consider cable internet.