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Verizon $39.99 200 - 940 MbpsFiber-optic2.343%
Verizon $39.99 15 - 15 MbpsDSL99%
Xfinity $29.99 15 - 200 MbpsCable99%
RCN $19.99 25 - 1,000 MbpsCable99%
RCN $19.99 25 - 1,000 MbpsFiber-optic11%
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Somerville internet service at a glance

At 100%, broadband coverage in Somerville 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 Somerville area will have access to cable, which covers 100% of Somerville residents. DSL internet is also an option for many, offering service to 99% of the area. Fiber-optic is less available but still a popular internet option for roughly 12% of those living in Somerville.

There are seven internet providers serving the Somerville area, and 99.47% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among Somerville's seven internet providers, prices start at $19.99 and available download speeds reach up to 1,000 Mbps.

Top high-speed internet providers in Somerville

The largest internet providers in Somerville are Verizon, Xfinity, and RCN bringing DSL and cable options to Somerville.

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

Verizon DSL internet

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

15 Mbps

Max upload speed

1 Mbps

Average availability

99%

DSL from Verizon offers broadband to all households in Somerville covering 99% of the area.

DSL internet from Verizon uses telephone lines in Somerville 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 Somerville, $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 Somerville, $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 Somerville. These download speeds are available to 99% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Somerville's providers, 641 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

99%

Cable from Xfinity offers broadband to all households in Somerville covering 99% of the area.

Xfinity’s cable network is likely to offer faster speeds than DSL or satellite service, but Somerville 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 Somerville, $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 Somerville, $1.54.

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 Somerville. These download speeds are available to 99% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Somerville's providers, 641 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

99%

Cable from RCN offers broadband to all households in Somerville covering 99% of the area.

RCN’s cable network is likely to offer faster speeds than DSL or satellite service, but Somerville 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 Somerville, $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, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Somerville, $1.54.

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 Somerville. These download speeds are available to 99% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Somerville's providers, 641 Mbps.

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Internet coverage for rural areas

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

Satellite internet from HughesNet and Viasat offers 100% availability in Somerville and surrounding areas. HughesNet starting prices are significantly higher than average in Somerville at $59.99/mo. for speeds up to 25 Mbps. Viasat starting prices are significantly higher than average in Somerville at $50/mo. for speeds up to 25 Mbps. Satellite internet is a less appealing option for many Somerville 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 Somerville with download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps. These speeds are available to 99% of households in Somerville. The next fastest internet provider in Somerville is RCN, offering download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps to 11% of the area.

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

RCN is the largest fiber-optic internet service provider in Somerville, covering 11% of the city. Verizon also offers fiber internet in Somerville and is available to 2.343% of households.

Take a speed test to see what download and upload speeds you are getting. For the best results, perform the test over a wired connection. View our speed test guide for a full breakdown of your results. If you want faster speeds, consider these tips for boosting internet speed, or shop for faster internet plans in your area.

The only broadband internet type that requires a phone line is DSL and dial-up, which use phone lines to deliver service. Other internet types, such as cable, fiber-optic and satellite, require no phone line for broadband service.

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%.