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Verizon $39.99 200 - 940 MbpsFiber-optic98%
Verizon $39.99 15 - 15 MbpsDSL62%
Xfinity $29.99 15 - 400 MbpsCable99%
HughesNet $59.99 25 - 25 MbpsSatellite100%
Viasat $50 12 - 25 MbpsSatellite100%
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Wellesley internet service at a glance

At 99%, broadband coverage in Wellesley 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 Wellesley area will have access to cable, which covers 99% of Wellesley residents. Fiber-optic internet is also an option for many, offering service to 98% of the area. DSL is less available but still a popular internet option for roughly 62% of those living in Wellesley.

There are four internet providers serving the Wellesley area, and 98.60% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among Wellesley's four internet providers, prices start at $29.99 and available download speeds reach up to 940 Mbps.

Top high-speed internet providers in Wellesley

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

Fiber-optic internet from Verizon is available to nearly all Wellesley residents, covering 98% of households. Many will also have the option of DSL from Verizon, which covers 62% of the area. Wellesley’s third most-available internet provider, Xfinity, offers cable to around 99% of Wellesley residents.

Verizon fiber-optic internet

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

940 Mbps

Max upload speed

880 Mbps

Average availability

98%

Fiber-optic from Verizon offers broadband to nearly all households in Wellesley covering 98% 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 Wellesley than other internet types.

Internet prices for Verizon start at $39.99/mo.*, which is lower than the average starting price for internet in Wellesley, $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, lower than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Wellesley, $2.14.

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 Wellesley. These download speeds are available to 98% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Wellesley's providers, 351 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

62%

DSL from Verizon offers broadband to most households in Wellesley covering 62% of the area.

DSL internet from Verizon uses telephone lines in Wellesley 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 Wellesley, $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, lower than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Wellesley, $2.14.

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 Wellesley. These download speeds are available to 62% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Wellesley's providers, 351 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

99%

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

Xfinity’s cable network is likely to offer faster speeds than DSL or satellite service, but Wellesley 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 Wellesley, $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, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Wellesley, $2.14.

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 Wellesley. These download speeds are available to 99% of the area, and are slightly faster than the average max speeds from all Wellesley's providers, 351 Mbps.

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Internet coverage for rural areas

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

Satellite internet from HughesNet and Viasat offers 100% availability in Wellesley and surrounding areas. HughesNet starting prices are significantly higher than average in Wellesley at $59.99/mo. for speeds up to 25 Mbps. Viasat starting prices are higher than average in Wellesley at $50/mo. for speeds up to 25 Mbps. Satellite internet is a less appealing option for many Wellesley residents, however, as service typically comes with high latency and low data allowances.

Internet provider frequently asked questions

Verizon is the fastest internet provider in Wellesley with download speeds up to 940 Mbps. These speeds are available to 98% of households in Wellesley. The next fastest internet provider in Wellesley is Xfinity, offering download speeds up to 400 Mbps to 99% of the area.

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

Verizon is the largest fiber-optic internet service provider in Wellesley, covering 98% of the city.

Select internet providers including AT&T, Spectrum and Xfinity have thousands of Wi-Fi hotspots that customers can connect to at no extra cost. If your internet provider does not offer free Wi-Fi hotspots, you can find free public Wi-Fi at your local library or many restaurants and cafes. Consider these tips for using public Wi-Fi safely.

Each video streaming service has varying recommended speeds, but speeds up to 10 Mbps will often handle streaming on one device. For HD and 4K streaming, consider faster speeds of at least 25 Mbps to reduce buffering and maintain optimal picture quality.

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%.