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Internet providers in Needham, MA

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Needham, MA internet providers

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Provider
Verizon $39.99 200 - 940 MbpsFiber-optic98%
Verizon $39.99 15 - 15 MbpsDSL62%
Xfinity $29.99 15 - 400 MbpsCable99%
RCN $19.99 25 - 1,000 MbpsCable95%
GTT Communications - -DSL2.012%
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Needham internet service at a glance

At 100%, broadband coverage in Needham 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 Needham area will have access to cable, which covers 99% of Needham residents. Fiber-optic internet is also an option for many, offering service to 98% of the area. DSL is less available but still a popular internet option for roughly 62% of those living in Needham.

There are six internet providers serving the Needham area, and 99.37% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among Needham's six internet providers, prices start at $19.99 and available download speeds reach up to 1,000 Mbps.

Top high-speed internet providers in Needham

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

Fiber-optic internet from Verizon is available to nearly all Needham residents, covering 98% of households. Many will also have the option of DSL from Verizon, which covers 62% of the area. Needham’s third most-available internet provider, Xfinity, offers cable to around 99% of Needham residents.

Verizon fiber-optic internet

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

940 Mbps

Max upload speed

880 Mbps

Average availability

98%

Fiber-optic from Verizon offers broadband to nearly all households in Needham covering 98% 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 Needham than other internet types.

Internet prices for Verizon start at $39.99/mo.*, which is about the same as the average starting price for internet in Needham, $39.99.

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 Needham, $1.54.

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 Needham. These download speeds are available to 98% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Needham's providers, 681 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

62%

DSL from Verizon offers broadband to most households in Needham covering 62% of the area.

DSL internet from Verizon uses telephone lines in Needham 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 Needham, $39.99.

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 Needham, $1.54.

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 Needham. These download speeds are available to 62% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Needham's providers, 681 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 Needham covering 99% of the area.

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

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 Needham, $1.54.

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 Needham. These download speeds are available to 99% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Needham's providers, 681 Mbps.

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Internet coverage for rural areas

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

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

Internet provider frequently asked questions

RCN is the fastest internet provider in Needham with download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps. These speeds are available to 95% of households in Needham. The next fastest internet provider in Needham is RCN, offering download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps to 0.764% of the area.

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

Verizon is the largest fiber-optic internet service provider in Needham, covering 98% of the city. RCN also offers fiber internet in Needham and is available to 0.764% of households.

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%.

Wi-Fi connects your device to a router, but that router needs to be connected to the internet for your device to also be connected to the internet. You need an internet service provider to get Wi-Fi.

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.