Internet providers in 02143

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Provider
Verizon $39.99 -Fiber-optic1.206%
Verizon $39.99 -DSL100%
Xfinity $29.99 25 - 200 MbpsCable100%
RCN $19.99 25 - 1,000 MbpsCable98%
RCN $19.99 25 - 1,000 MbpsFiber-optic11%
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02143 internet service at a glance

At 100%, broadband coverage in the 02143 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 02143 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. Fiber-optic is less available but still a popular internet option for roughly 13% of those living in the 02143 ZIP code.

There are six internet providers serving the 02143 area, and 100.00% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among six internet providers in 02143, prices start at $19.99 and available download speeds reach up to 1,000 Mbps.

Top high-speed internet providers in 02143

The largest internet providers serving the 02143 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 02143 ZIP code, covering 100% of households. Many will also have the option of cable from Xfinity, which covers 100% of the area. Somerville’s third most-available internet provider, RCN, offers cable to around 98% of residents in the 02143 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 02143 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 Somerville, $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 02143 ZIP code. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Somerville's providers, 460 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

100%

Cable from Xfinity offers broadband to all households in the 02143 ZIP code, covering 100% of the area.

Xfinity’s cable network is likely to offer faster speeds than DSL or satellite service, but 02143 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 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 Somerville, $0.65.

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 02143 ZIP code. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Somerville's providers, 460 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

98%

Cable from RCN offers broadband to nearly all households in the 02143 ZIP code, covering 98% of the area.

RCN’s cable network is likely to offer faster speeds than DSL or satellite service, but 02143 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, $0.65.

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 02143 ZIP code. These download speeds are available to 98% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Somerville's providers, 460 Mbps.

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Internet coverage for rural areas

If you have limited cable, DSL and fiber-optic internet options in the 02143 ZIP code, satellite and fixed wireless providers may be available.

Satellite internet from HughesNet and Viasat offers 100% availability in 02143 and the greater Somerville area. 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 in the 02143 ZIP, however, as service typically comes with high latency and low data allowances.

Fixed wireless is another popular internet option for those in rural areas. Those living in or just outside of Somerville may have access to fixed wireless internet service from HughesNet, with plans starting at $59.99 and available download speeds up to 25 Mbps. Fixed wireless service is less likely to come with the high latency of satellite internet, but monthly data limits can still be an issue compared to Somerville DSL, cable, and fiber-optic internet providers.

Internet providers in 02143 frequently asked questions

RCN is the fastest internet provider in the 02143 ZIP code with download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps. These speeds are available to 98% of households in 02143. The next fastest internet provider in the 02143 ZIP code is RCN, offering download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps to 11% of the area.

RCN offers the cheapest internet in the 02143 ZIP with service 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 serving the 02143 ZIP code, covering 11% of the city. Verizon also offers fiber internet in 02143 and is available to 1.206% of households.

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.

Internet deals such as speed upgrades, promotional pricing, equipment perks and free installation are available from many internet providers. Bundling internet with TV and home phone is also a popular way to get a deal on internet.

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.