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Internet providers in Medford, MA

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Medford, MA internet providers

Provider
Verizon - -Fiber-optic97%
Verizon - -DSL90%
Xfinity $20.00 25 - 400 MbpsCable99%
HughesNet $49.99 25 - 25 MbpsSatellite100%
Viasat $50.00 12 - 25 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 cable, which covers 99% of Medford residents. Fiber-optic 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 $20 and available download speeds reach up to 940 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 Xfinity, HughesNet, and Viasat bringing cable and satellite options to Medford.

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

Xfinity cable internet

Provider
Xfinity
Starting price*
$20/mo.
Max download speed

400 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 $20/mo.*, which is significantly lower than the average starting price for internet in Medford, $39.98.

Xfinity customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 25 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $0.80 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Medford, $0.61.

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 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, 125 Mbps.

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HughesNet satellite internet

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

25 Mbps

Max upload speed

3 Mbps

Average availability

100%

Satellite from HughesNet offers broadband to all households in Medford covering 100% of the area.

HughesNet satellite internet offers reliable connection in areas of Medford 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 $49.99/mo.*, which is significantly higher than the average starting price for internet in Medford, $39.98.

HughesNet customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 25 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $2.00 per Mbps, higher than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Medford, $0.61.

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 Medford. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are slightly slower than the average max speeds from all Medford's providers, 125 Mbps.

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Viasat satellite internet

Provider
Viasat
Starting price*
$50/mo.
Max download speed

25 Mbps

Max upload speed

3 Mbps

Average availability

100%

Satellite from Viasat offers broadband to all households in Medford covering 100% of the area.

Viasat satellite internet offers reliable connection in areas of Medford 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 Viasat start at $50/mo.*, which is significantly higher than the average starting price for internet in Medford, $39.98.

Viasat customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 12 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $4.17 per Mbps, significantly higher than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Medford, $0.61.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Viasat offers download speeds up to 25 Mbps and upload speeds up to 3 Mbps in Medford. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are slightly slower than the average max speeds from all Medford's providers, 125 Mbps.

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Internet provider frequently asked questions

Verizon is the fastest internet provider in Medford with download speeds up to 940 Mbps. These speeds are available to 97% of households in Medford. The next fastest internet provider in Medford is Xfinity, offering download speeds up to 400 Mbps to 99% of the area.

Xfinity offers the cheapest internet in Medford with plans starting at $20/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in Medford, $39.98.

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

If you suspect your slow speeds are the result of your internet provider throttling your connection, the easiest way to determine if you’re being throttled is to perform two speed tests. Run the first test on your regular network, then run the second one on a VPN. If the two speeds are drastically different (and the VPN test was higher), your internet provider may be throttling your speeds.

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.

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.