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Internet providers in Medford, MA

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Medford, MA internet providers

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Verizon $39.99 200 - 940 MbpsFiber-optic97%
Verizon $39.99 15 - 15 MbpsDSL90%
Xfinity $29.99 15 - 400 MbpsCable99%
GTT Communications - -DSL1.314%
HughesNet $59.99 25 - 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 six internet providers serving the Medford area, and 98.59% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among Medford's six internet providers, prices start at $29.99 and available download speeds reach up to 940 Mbps.

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*
$39.99/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 $39.99/mo.*, which is lower than the average starting price for internet in Medford, $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 Medford, $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 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, 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

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 $39.99/mo.*, which is lower than the average starting price for internet in Medford, $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 Medford, $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 Medford. These download speeds are available to 90% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Medford'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

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, $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 Medford, $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 Medford. These download speeds are available to 99% of the area, and are slightly faster than the average max speeds from all Medford's providers, 351 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 $59.99/mo. for speeds up to 25 Mbps. Viasat starting prices are higher than average in Medford at $50/mo. for speeds up to 25 Mbps. Satellite internet is a less appealing option for many Medford 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 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 $29.99/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in Medford, $44.99.

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.

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.

Monthly costs for internet can range from $20 to $60, depending on which providers are available in your area. Added fees for Wi-Fi service and equipment can add to that cost, but your internet provider may give you the option to use your own router, which can lower the monthly internet cost.