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Internet providers in 02186

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02186 internet providers

Provider
Verizon $39.99 -Fiber-optic0.113%
Verizon $39.99 -DSL100%
Xfinity $29.99 25 - 400 MbpsCable100%
RCN $19.99 25 - 1,000 MbpsCable72%
HughesNet $59.99 25 - 25 MbpsSatellite100%
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02186 internet service at a glance

At 100%, broadband coverage in the 02186 ZIP code 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 02186 ZIP will have access to DSL, which covers 100% of households. Cable internet is also an option for many, offering service to 100% of the area. No fiber-optic providers are currently available in Milton, but satellite or fixed-wireless providers may offer broadband options in your area.

There are five internet providers serving the 02186 area, and 99.66% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among five internet providers in 02186, prices start at $19.99 and available download speeds reach up to 1,000 Mbps.

Top high-speed internet providers in 02186

The largest internet providers serving the 02186 ZIP code are Verizon, Xfinity, and RCN bringing DSL and cable options to the area.

DSL internet from Verizon is available to nearly all in the 02186 ZIP code, covering 100% of households. Many will also have the option of cable from Xfinity, which covers 100% of the area. Milton’s third most-available internet provider, RCN, offers cable to around 72% of residents in the 02186 ZIP code.

Verizon DSL internet

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

15 Mbps

Max upload speed

1 Mbps

Average availability

100%

DSL from Verizon offers broadband to all households in the 02186 ZIP code, covering 100% of the area.

DSL internet from Verizon uses telephone lines 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 about the same as the average starting price for internet in Milton, $39.99.

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 02186 ZIP code. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Milton's providers, 363 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 the 02186 ZIP code, covering 100% of the area.

Xfinity’s cable network is likely to offer faster speeds than DSL or satellite service, but 02186 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 Milton, $39.99.

Xfinity customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 25 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $1.20 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Milton, $1.82.

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 02186 ZIP code. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are about the same as the average max speeds from all Milton's providers, 363 Mbps.

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RCN cable internet

Provider

RCN

Starting price*
$19.99/mo.
Max download speed

1,000 Mbps

Max upload speed

20 Mbps

Average availability

72%

Cable from RCN offers broadband to most households in the 02186 ZIP code, covering 72% of the area.

RCN’s cable network is likely to offer faster speeds than DSL or satellite service, but 02186 residents in densely populated areas may experience slowed speeds during peak usage times.

Internet prices for RCN start at $19.99/mo.*, which is significantly lower than the average starting price for internet in Milton, $39.99.

RCN customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 25 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $0.80 per Mbps, lower than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Milton, $1.82.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, RCN offers download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps and upload speeds up to 20 Mbps in 02186 ZIP code. These download speeds are available to 72% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Milton's providers, 363 Mbps.

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Internet coverage for rural areas

If you have limited cable, DSL and fiber-optic internet options in the 02186 ZIP code, satellite and fixed wireless providers may be available.

Satellite internet from HughesNet and Viasat offers 100% availability in 02186 and the greater Milton area. HughesNet starting prices are significantly higher than average in Milton at $59.99/mo. for speeds up to 25 Mbps. Viasat starting prices are significantly higher than average in Milton at $50/mo. for speeds up to 25 Mbps. Satellite internet is a less appealing option for many in the 02186 ZIP, however, as service typically comes with high latency and low data allowances.

Internet providers in 02186 frequently asked questions

RCN is the fastest internet provider in the 02186 ZIP code with download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps. These speeds are available to 72% of households in 02186. The next fastest internet provider in the 02186 ZIP code is Verizon, offering download speeds up to 940 Mbps to 0.113% of the area.

RCN offers the cheapest internet in the 02186 ZIP with service starting at $19.99/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in Milton, $39.99.

Verizon is the largest fiber-optic internet service provider serving the 02186 ZIP code, covering 0.113% 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.

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.

No matter where you live, your address is likely serviceable for satellite internet from providers such as HughesNet and Viasat. You will probably also have the option of at least one cable provider, such as Cox, Spectrum and Xfinity, and DSL providers such as Frontier and Verizon. Roughly a third of households will be eligible for fiber internet from AT&T, CenturyLink, Windstream or other providers.