Internet providers in Northampton, MA

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Northampton internet service at a glance

At 99%, broadband coverage in Northampton 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 Northampton area will have access to cable, which covers 98% of Northampton residents. DSL internet is also an option for many, offering service to 97% of the area. No fiber-optic providers are currently available in Northampton, but satellite or fixed-wireless providers may offer broadband options in your area.

There are four internet providers serving the Northampton area, and 96.66% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among Northampton's four internet providers, prices start at $29.99 and available download speeds reach up to 200 Mbps.

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Top high-speed internet providers in Northampton

The largest internet providers in Northampton are Verizon, Xfinity, and HughesNet bringing DSL, cable, and satellite options to Northampton.

DSL internet from Verizon is available to nearly all Northampton residents, covering 97% of households. Many will also have the option of cable from Xfinity, which covers 98% of the area. Northampton’s third most-available internet provider, HughesNet, offers satellite to around 100% of Northampton residents.

Verizon DSL internet

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

15 Mbps

Max upload speed

1 Mbps

Average availability

97%

DSL from Verizon offers broadband to nearly all households in Northampton covering 97% of the area.

DSL internet from Verizon uses telephone lines in Northampton 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 Northampton, $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, significantly lower than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Northampton, $4.09.

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 Northampton. These download speeds are available to 97% of the area, and are slightly slower than the average max speeds from all Northampton's providers, 66 Mbps.

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Xfinity cable internet

Provider
Xfinity
Starting price*
$29.99/mo.
Max download speed

200 Mbps

Max upload speed

10 Mbps

Average availability

98%

Cable from Xfinity offers broadband to nearly all households in Northampton covering 98% of the area.

Xfinity’s cable network is likely to offer faster speeds than DSL or satellite service, but Northampton 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 Northampton, $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, lower than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Northampton, $4.09.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Xfinity offers download speeds up to 200 Mbps and upload speeds up to 10 Mbps in Northampton. These download speeds are available to 98% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Northampton's providers, 66 Mbps.

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HughesNet satellite internet

Provider
HughesNet
Starting price*
$59.99/mo.
Max download speed

25 Mbps

Max upload speed

3 Mbps

Average availability

100%

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

HughesNet satellite internet offers reliable connection in areas of Northampton 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 $59.99/mo.*, which is significantly higher than the average starting price for internet in Northampton, $44.99.

HughesNet customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 2 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $30.00 per Mbps, significantly lower than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Northampton, $4.09.

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 Northampton. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are slightly slower than the average max speeds from all Northampton's providers, 66 Mbps.

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Northampton, MA internet providers

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Provider
Verizon $39.99/mo. 15 - 15 MbpsDSL97%
Xfinity $29.99/mo. 15 - 200 MbpsCable98%
HughesNet $59.99/mo. 2 - 25 MbpsSatellite100%
ViaSat, Inc. $50/mo. 12 - 25 MbpsSatellite100%
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Internet provider frequently asked questions

Xfinity is the fastest internet provider in Northampton with download speeds up to 200 Mbps. These speeds are available to 98% of households in Northampton. The next fastest internet provider in Northampton is HughesNet, offering download speeds up to 25 Mbps to 100% of the area.

Xfinity offers the cheapest internet in Northampton with plans starting at $29.99/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in Northampton, $44.99.

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.

According to the FCC, 93% of households have access to three or more providers. In many areas, a cable, DSL, satellite and possibly fiber-optic provider may be available. You are unlikely, however, to find multiple providers of the same internet type, such as two cable providers, in the same location because operating expenses in an area already served by another provider can be too high to be profitable.

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.