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Internet providers in Wellesley, MA

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Wellesley, MA internet providers

Provider
Verizon $49.99 300 - 940 MbpsFiber-optic98%
Verizon $49.99 300 - 940 MbpsDSL62%
Xfinity $29.99 50 - 3,000 MbpsCable99%
HughesNet $64.99 25 - 25 MbpsSatellite100%
Viasat $69.99 12 - 150 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 fiber-optic, which covers 98% of Wellesley residents. Cable internet is also an option for many, offering service to 96% 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 3,000 Mbps.

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Average internet speeds in Wellesley

ProviderDownload speedUpload speedInternet type
Xfinity 160 Mbps 40 Mbps Cable
Verizon 134 Mbps 101 Mbps Fiber-optic

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*
$49.99/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 $49.99/mo.*, which is about the same as the average starting price for internet in Wellesley, $53.74.

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 Wellesley, $0.31.

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*
$49.99/mo.
Max download speed

940 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 $49.99/mo.*, which is about the same as the average starting price for internet in Wellesley, $53.74.

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 Wellesley, $0.31.

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 Wellesley. These download speeds are available to 62% of the area, and are much faster 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

3,000 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, $53.74.

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 Wellesley, $0.31.

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 Wellesley. These download speeds are available to 99% of the area, and are much 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 $64.99/mo. for speeds up to 25 Mbps. Viasat starting prices are significantly higher than average in Wellesley at $69.99/mo. for speeds up to 150 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

Xfinity is the fastest internet provider in Wellesley with download speeds up to 3,000 Mbps. These speeds are available to 99% of households in Wellesley. The next fastest internet provider in Wellesley is Verizon, offering download speeds up to 940 Mbps to 98% 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, $53.74.

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

Wi-Fi connects your device to a router, but that router needs to be connected to the internet for your device to also be connected to the internet. You need an internet service provider to get Wi-Fi.

Using your own router is a good way to cut internet costs without having to downgrade your internet plan. You can also try negotiating for a lower price with your current provider, or switch to another internet provider to take advantage of introductory pricing and special promotions.

Yes. Fiber-optic internet is a completely different technology than DSL or cable internet, and therefore requires a different type of modem. In many cases, you can get the required modem from your internet provider at no extra cost.