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Internet providers in Medford, MA

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Medford, MA internet providers

Provider
Verizon $49.99 300 - 940 MbpsFiber-optic97%
Verizon $49.99 300 - 940 MbpsDSL90%
Xfinity $29.99 50 - 3,000 MbpsCable99%
HughesNet $64.99 25 - 25 MbpsSatellite100%
Viasat $69.99 12 - 150 MbpsSatellite100%
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Medford internet service at a glance

At 100%, broadband coverage in Medford 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 Medford area will have access to fiber-optic, which covers 99% of Medford residents. Cable internet is also an option for many, offering service to 97% of the area. DSL is less available but still a popular internet option for roughly 90% of those living in Medford.

There are five internet providers serving the Medford area, and 98.59% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among Medford's five internet providers, prices start at $29.99 and available download speeds reach up to 3,000 Mbps.

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Average internet speeds in Medford

ProviderDownload speedUpload speedInternet type
Xfinity 166 Mbps 17 Mbps Cable
Verizon 43 Mbps 16 Mbps Fiber-optic

Top high-speed internet providers in Medford

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

Fiber-optic internet from Verizon is available to nearly all Medford residents, covering 97% of households. Many will also have the option of DSL from Verizon, which covers 90% of the area. Medford’s third most-available internet provider, Xfinity, offers cable to around 99% of Medford residents.

Verizon fiber-optic internet

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

940 Mbps

Max upload speed

880 Mbps

Average availability

97%

Fiber-optic from Verizon offers broadband to nearly all households in Medford covering 97% 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 Medford 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 Medford, $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 Medford, $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 880 Mbps in Medford. These download speeds are available to 97% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Medford's providers, 291 Mbps.

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Verizon DSL internet

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

940 Mbps

Max upload speed

1 Mbps

Average availability

90%

DSL from Verizon offers broadband to nearly all households in Medford covering 90% of the area.

DSL internet from Verizon uses telephone lines in Medford 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 Medford, $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 Medford, $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 Medford. These download speeds are available to 90% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Medford's providers, 291 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

99%

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

Xfinity’s cable network is likely to offer faster speeds than DSL or satellite service, but Medford 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 Medford, $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 Medford, $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 Medford. These download speeds are available to 99% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Medford's providers, 291 Mbps.

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Internet coverage for rural areas

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

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

Internet provider frequently asked questions

Xfinity is the fastest internet provider in Medford with download speeds up to 3,000 Mbps. These speeds are available to 99% of households in Medford. The next fastest internet provider in Medford is netBlazr, offering download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps to 18% of the area.

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

Verizon is the largest fiber-optic internet service provider in Medford, covering 97% of the city.

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.

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.

Upgrading your internet plan or switching to a new provider that offers faster internet service is the best way to get significantly faster speeds, but that will likely also come with a price increase. To get faster internet without changing your plan or provider, upgrade your internet equipment or reduce the number of devices connected to your network.