Internet providers in Waltham, MA

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Waltham, MA internet providers

Provider
Verizon $39.99 -Fiber-optic93%
Verizon $39.99 -DSL88%
Xfinity $29.99 25 - 400 MbpsCable98%
RCN $19.99 25 - 1,000 MbpsCable95%
RCN $19.99 25 - 1,000 MbpsFiber-optic9.380%
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Waltham internet service at a glance

At 99%, broadband coverage in Waltham 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 Waltham area will have access to cable, which covers 99% of Waltham residents. Fiber-optic internet is also an option for many, offering service to 94% of the area. DSL is less available but still a popular internet option for roughly 88% of those living in Waltham.

There are five internet providers serving the Waltham area, and 98.09% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among Waltham's five internet providers, prices start at $19.99 and available download speeds reach up to 1,000 Mbps.

Top high-speed internet providers in Waltham

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

Fiber-optic internet from Verizon is available to nearly all Waltham residents, covering 93% of households. Many will also have the option of DSL from Verizon, which covers 88% of the area. Waltham’s third most-available internet provider, Xfinity, offers cable to around 98% of Waltham residents.

Verizon fiber-optic internet

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

940 Mbps

Max upload speed

880 Mbps

Average availability

93%

Fiber-optic from Verizon offers broadband to nearly all households in Waltham covering 93% 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 Waltham 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 Waltham, $39.99.

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 Waltham. These download speeds are available to 93% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Waltham's providers, 613 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

88%

DSL from Verizon offers broadband to nearly all households in Waltham covering 88% of the area.

DSL internet from Verizon uses telephone lines in Waltham 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 Waltham, $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 Waltham. These download speeds are available to 88% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Waltham's providers, 613 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

98%

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

Xfinity’s cable network is likely to offer faster speeds than DSL or satellite service, but Waltham 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 Waltham, $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 Waltham, $1.43.

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 Waltham. These download speeds are available to 98% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Waltham's providers, 613 Mbps.

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Internet coverage for rural areas

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

Satellite internet from HughesNet and Viasat offers 100% availability in Waltham and surrounding areas. HughesNet starting prices are significantly higher than average in Waltham at $59.99/mo. for speeds up to 25 Mbps. Viasat starting prices are significantly higher than average in Waltham at $50/mo. for speeds up to 25 Mbps. Satellite internet is a less appealing option for many Waltham 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 Waltham with download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps. These speeds are available to 95% of households in Waltham. The next fastest internet provider in Waltham is RCN, offering download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps to 9.380% of the area.

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

Verizon is the largest fiber-optic internet service provider in Waltham, covering 93% of the city. RCN also offers fiber internet in Waltham and is available to 9.380% 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.

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.

Fiber internet providers are likely to offer the fastest, most consistent speeds for the money. Cable internet providers can also deliver fast speeds, up to 100 Mbps and higher, but are more vulnerable to slowed speeds during peak usage times. If you’re shopping for cheap internet, a DSL provider may be the best option for your household.