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Massachusetts Internet Access

Internet Connectivity in MA

^ An estimated 4,871,436 Massachusetts residents are connected to the Internet either at home, work, elsewhere or at multiple locations [1].

Internet Info in MA by City

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Internet Availability in MA

^ Collectively (all cities), 83.5% of all Massachusetts residents live in a household where Internet is available, which ranks 6th in the nation [2].

MA Internet Access

Massachusetts Internet Speeds

Landline Internet Speed in Massachusetts

  • Median Landline Internet speeds in MA [3]
    • Median download speed: 9.36 Mb/s
    • Median upload speed: 2.92 Mb/s
    • Maximum download speed: 21.99 Mb/s
    • Maximum upload speed: 5.96 Mb/s

Landline Internet Speed: Massachusetts vs. the U.S.

How Massachusetts landline Internet speeds compare to the rest of the nation [4].


Wireless Internet Speed in Massachusetts

  • Median Wireless Internet speeds in MA [3]
    • Median download speed: 3.26 Mb/s
    • Median upload speed: 1.54 Mb/s
    • Maximum download speed: 9.73 Mb/s
    • Maximum upload speed: 4.32 Mb/s

Wireless Internet Speed: Massachusetts vs. the U.S.

How Massachusetts wireless Internet speeds compare to the rest of the nation [4].


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Internet Service Providers (ISPs) in Massachusetts

Landline Internet Service Providers (ISPs) in MA

Internet Service Provider (ISP)Type of Internet Service OfferedMaximum advertised download speedMaximum advertised upload speed
Cable Modem100 Mb/s - 1 Gb/s50 Mb/s - 100 Mb/s
Asymmetric DSL3 Mb/s - 6 Mb/s768 Kb/s - 1.5 Mb/s
Optical Carrier1 Gb/s1 Gb/s

Wireless Internet Service Providers (ISPs) in MA

Internet Service Provider (ISP)Type of Internet Service OfferedMaximum advertised download speedMaximum advertised upload speed
Wireless3 Mb/s - 6 Mb/s768 Kb/s - 1.5 Mb/s
Wireless10 Mb/s - 25 Mb/s3 Mb/s - 6 Mb/s
Wireless6 Mb/s - 10 Mb/s768 Kb/s - 1.5 Mb/s

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Massachusetts Internet Statistics

Massachusetts Internet Connectivity

Massachusetts: 74.4% of residents are connected, with 28.9% of the population connected on multiple devices [1].


Connected to the Internet in Massachusetts


  • Massachusetts Internet Connectivity [1]
    • It is estimated that 4,871,436 Massachusetts residents are connected to the Internet either at home, work, or elsewhere, or they are connected at multiple locations.
    • It is estimated that 1,676,193 Massachusetts residents are not connected to the Internet at all. This includes not being connected at home, work, or elsewhere.

  • Massachusetts Internet Availability [2]
    • It is estimated that 5,467,270 Massachusetts residents live in a household where Internet is available.

Household Income in Massachusetts

Massachusetts: The median household income is $71,021; and 12% of households are below poverty level [6].


Massachusetts Internet Access Facts & ISP Statistics

Massachusetts Home Internet Speed

  • When comparing home (landline) and mobile Internet speeds in MA, median download speeds are 1.68 times higher for home (landline) & median upload speeds are 3.6 times higher for home (landline).
  • Home Internet Speeds in MA [5]
    • Median Home Download Speed: 11.72 Mb/s
    • Download Speed Range: 4.11 Mb/s - 20.07 Mb/s
    • Median Home Upload Speed: 2.58 Mb/s
    • Upload Speed Range: 0.95 Mb/s - 4.48 Mb/s
  • Mobile Internet Speeds in MA [5]
    • Median Mobile Download Speed: 3.26 Mb/s
    • Download Speed Range: 1.06 Mb/s - 9.73 Mb/s
    • Median Mobile Upload Speed: 1.54 Mb/s
    • Upload Speed Range: 0.51 Mb/s - 4.32 Mb/s

Massachusetts Internet Connectivity


  • Connected to the Internet in the state of Massachusetts [1]: 74.4% of MA residents are connected to the Internet in one or more locations on one or more devices.
    • The 74.4% mark ranks Massachusetts 12th in the nation in total Internet connectivity.
    • 29.2% of residents are connected to the Internet only at home.
    • 4% are not connected at home, but are connected elsewhere.
    • 12.3% are connected at home and elsewhere on one device.
    • 28.9% are connected at home and elsewhere on more than one device.
    • 25.6% are not connected to the Internet at all.

  • Massachusetts Internet Availability [2]
    • 83.5% of MA residents have access to the Internet at home.
    • This ranks Massachusetts 6th in the country.

Massachusetts Business Internet Speed Data

  • When comparing home and business Internet speeds in MA, median download speeds are 1.61 times higher for business & median upload speeds are 0.84 times higher for business.
  • Business Internet Speeds in MA [5]
    • Median Business Download Speed: 9.82 Mb/s
    • Download Speed Range: 2.98 Mb/s - 26.88 Mb/s
    • Median Business Upload Speed: 4.16 Mb/s
    • Upload Speed Range: 1.79 Mb/s - 8.37 Mb/s
  • Small Business Internet Speeds in MA [5]
    • Median Small Business Download Speed: 6.55 Mb/s
    • Download Speed Range: 2.14 Mb/s - 19.02 Mb/s
    • Median Small Business Upload Speed: 2.02 Mb/s
    • Upload Speed Range: 0.69 Mb/s - 5.04 Mb/s

Additional information about Massachusetts

About Massachusetts

Massachusetts has a population of approximately 6,547,629, which ranks 16th in the U.S. among all states. [6]

MA Internet Access

More about Massachusetts Internet Access

For more information about Massachusetts Internet Service Providers, or for additional resources regarding MA Internet service overall, visit Massachusetts Broadband Institute.

More About Massachusetts

Of all residents in Massachusetts, 84% have a high school diploma or higher, and 33% have a bachelor's degree or higher [6].

Massachusetts Cities

ZIP Codes in MA


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References

1. ^ Bureau of Labor Statistics & Bureau of Census

2. ^ United States Census Bureau

3. ^ Federal Communications Commission (FCC)

4. ^ FCC & National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA)

5. ^ National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA)

6. ^ NTIA & U.S. Census Bureau