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Internet providers in 02451

Find internet providers serving the 02451 area. Compare plan pricing and speeds from fiber-optic, cable and DSL providers.

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02451 internet providers

Provider
Verizon $49.99 300 - 940 MbpsFiber-optic99%
Verizon $49.99 300 - 940 MbpsDSL90%
Xfinity $29.99 50 - 3,000 MbpsCable100%
Astound $25.99 300 - 1,200 MbpsCable99%
Astound $25.99 300 - 1,200 MbpsFiber-optic13%
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02451 internet service at a glance

At 100%, broadband coverage in the 02451 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 02451 ZIP will have access to cable, which covers 99% of households. Fiber-optic internet is also an option for many, offering service to 80% of the area. DSL is less available but still a popular internet option for roughly 44% of those living in the 02451 ZIP code.

There are five internet providers serving the 02451 area, and 99.87% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among five internet providers in 02451, prices start at $25.99 and available download speeds reach up to 3,000 Mbps.

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Average internet speeds in Waltham

ProviderDownload speedUpload speedInternet type
Xfinity 173 Mbps 16 Mbps Cable
Verizon 157 Mbps 89 Mbps Fiber-optic

Top high-speed internet providers in 02451

The largest internet providers serving the 02451 ZIP code are Verizon and Xfinity bringing fiber-optic, DSL, and cable options to the area.

Fiber-optic internet from Verizon is available to nearly all in the 02451 ZIP code, covering 99% of households. Many will also have the option of DSL from Verizon, which covers 90% of the area. Waltham’s third most-available internet provider, Xfinity, offers cable to around 100% of residents in the 02451 ZIP code.

Verizon fiber-optic internet

Provider
Verizon
Starting price*
$49.99/mo.
Max download speed

940 Mbps

Max upload speed

880 Mbps

Average availability

99%

Fiber-optic from Verizon offers broadband to all households in the 02451 ZIP code, covering 99% 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 02451 ZIP code than other internet types.

Internet prices for Verizon start at $49.99/mo.*, which is about the same as the average starting price for internet in Waltham, $48.19.

Verizon customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 300 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $0.17 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Waltham, $0.19.

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 02451 ZIP code. These download speeds are available to 99% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Waltham's providers, 547 Mbps.

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Verizon DSL internet

Provider
Verizon
Starting price*
$49.99/mo.
Max download speed

940 Mbps

Max upload speed

1 Mbps

Average availability

90%

DSL from Verizon offers broadband to nearly all households in the 02451 ZIP code, covering 90% 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 $49.99/mo.*, which is about the same as the average starting price for internet in Waltham, $48.19.

Verizon customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 300 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $0.17 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Waltham, $0.19.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Verizon offers download speeds up to 940 Mbps and upload speeds up to 1 Mbps in 02451 ZIP code. These download speeds are available to 90% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Waltham's providers, 547 Mbps.

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Xfinity cable internet

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

3,000 Mbps

Max upload speed

10 Mbps

Average availability

100%

Cable from Xfinity offers broadband to all households in the 02451 ZIP code, covering 100% of the area.

Xfinity’s cable network is likely to offer faster speeds than DSL or satellite service, but 02451 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, $48.19.

Xfinity customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 50 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $0.60 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Waltham, $0.19.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Xfinity offers download speeds up to 3,000 Mbps and upload speeds up to 10 Mbps in 02451 ZIP code. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Waltham's providers, 547 Mbps.

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Internet coverage for rural areas

If you have limited cable, DSL and fiber-optic internet options in the 02451 ZIP code, satellite and fixed wireless providers may be available.

Satellite internet from HughesNet and Viasat offers 100% availability in 02451 and the greater Waltham area. HughesNet starting prices are significantly higher than average in Waltham at $64.99/mo. for speeds up to 25 Mbps. Viasat starting prices are significantly higher than average in Waltham at $69.99/mo. for speeds up to 150 Mbps. Satellite internet is a less appealing option for many in the 02451 ZIP, however, as service typically comes with high latency and low data allowances.

Internet providers in 02451 frequently asked questions

Xfinity is the fastest internet provider in the 02451 ZIP code with download speeds up to 3,000 Mbps. These speeds are available to 100% of households in 02451. The next fastest internet provider in the 02451 ZIP code is Astound, offering download speeds up to 1,200 Mbps to 99% of the area.

Astound offers the cheapest internet in the 02451 ZIP with service starting at $25.99/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in Waltham, $48.19.

Verizon is the largest fiber-optic internet service provider serving the 02451 ZIP code, covering 99% of the city. Astound also offers fiber internet in 02451 and is available to 13% of households.

There are many factors that can influence internet speed. In many cases, restarting your router will resolve speed and connectivity issues. Other factors, such as peak usage times and speed throttling can also cause temporary speed issues.

Wi-Fi extenders are handy when your router can’t project a strong signal to everywhere in your home that you need it. Your internet provider may offer Wi-Fi extenders for an added monthly cost, or you can purchase one online or from most electronics retailers.

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.