Internet providers in Boston, NY

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Provider
Verizon $39.99 200 - 940 MbpsFiber-optic96%
Verizon $39.99 15 - 5 MbpsDSL69%
Spectrum $44.99 60 - 100 MbpsCable100%
HughesNet $59.99 25 - 25 MbpsSatellite100%
Viasat $50 12 - 5 MbpsSatellite100%
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Boston internet service at a glance

At 100%, broadband coverage in Boston is comparable to the rest of New York - 100%, and comparable to broadband coverage across the U.S. - 95%.

The vast majority of those living in the Boston area will have access to cable, which covers 100% of Boston residents. Fiber-optic 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 69% of those living in Boston.

There are four internet providers serving the Boston area. Among Boston's four internet providers, prices start at $39.99 and available download speeds reach up to 940 Mbps.

Top high-speed internet providers in Boston

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

Fiber-optic internet from Verizon is available to nearly all Boston residents, covering 96% of households. Many will also have the option of DSL from Verizon, which covers 69% of the area. Boston’s third most-available internet provider, Spectrum, offers cable to around 100% of Boston residents.

Verizon fiber-optic internet

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

940 Mbps

Max upload speed

880 Mbps

Average availability

96%

Fiber-optic from Verizon offers broadband to nearly all households in Boston covering 96% 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 Boston than other internet types.

Internet prices for Verizon start at $39.99/mo.*, which is lower than the average starting price for internet in Boston, $48.74.

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 Boston, $1.52.

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 Boston. These download speeds are available to 96% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Boston's providers, 269 Mbps.

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Verizon DSL internet

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

5 Mbps

Max upload speed

0.768 Mbps

Average availability

69%

DSL from Verizon offers broadband to most households in Boston covering 69% of the area.

DSL internet from Verizon uses telephone lines in Boston 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 Boston, $48.74.

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 Boston, $1.52.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Verizon offers download speeds up to 5 Mbps and upload speeds up to 0.768 Mbps in Boston. These download speeds are available to 69% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Boston's providers, 269 Mbps.

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Spectrum cable internet

Provider
Spectrum
Starting price*
$44.99/mo.
Max download speed

100 Mbps

Max upload speed

10 Mbps

Average availability

100%

Cable from Spectrum offers broadband to all households in Boston covering 100% of the area.

Spectrum’s cable network is likely to offer faster speeds than DSL or satellite service, but Boston residents in densely populated areas may experience slowed speeds during peak usage times.

Internet prices for Spectrum start at $44.99/mo.*, which is about the same as the average starting price for internet in Boston, $48.74.

Spectrum customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 60 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $0.75 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Boston, $1.52.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Spectrum offers download speeds up to 100 Mbps and upload speeds up to 10 Mbps in Boston. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Boston's providers, 269 Mbps.

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Internet coverage for rural areas

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

Satellite internet from HughesNet and Viasat offers 100% availability in Boston and surrounding areas. HughesNet starting prices are significantly higher than average in Boston at $59.99/mo. for speeds up to 25 Mbps. Viasat starting prices are about average in Boston at $50/mo. for speeds up to 5 Mbps. Satellite internet is a less appealing option for many Boston 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 Boston with download speeds up to 940 Mbps. These speeds are available to 96% of households in Boston. The next fastest internet provider in Boston is Spectrum, offering download speeds up to 100 Mbps to 100% of the area.

Verizon offers the cheapest internet in Boston with plans starting at $39.99/mo. This is slightly less than the average starting price for internet in Boston, $48.74.

Verizon is the largest fiber-optic internet service provider in Boston, covering 96% of the city.

Available providers vary by address, but your location is likely serviceable for cable and DSL internet. Fiber internet may also be an internet option, but this technology is typically found in larger cities. Those living in rural areas not serviceable for cable, DSL or fiber internet may find satellite or fixed wireless internet to be their only options.

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.

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.