|Fall River, MA||6|
|New Bedford, MA||6|
|North Andover, MA||6|
|South Hadley, MA||7|
|West Springfield, MA||8|
|* availability only includes locations with greater than 50,000 residents|
With 37 Internet service providers and an average download speed of 39.90 MBPS, Massachusetts is ranked as the 6 most connected state in the U.S. Regarding Internet competition within the state, 98% of the population of Massachusetts has access to two or more ISPs. This means that about 2% of the population lives still in an under served area (where there is no provider or only one provider).
Gigabit speed Internet service has become the aspiration of Americans everywhere. Only 11.00% of the people of Massachusetts have access to Gigabit service. At least 3.30% of the people here do not have access to 100 MBPS Internet service.
In 2014 the FCC designated 25 MBPS as the minimum download speed for an Internet provider to call their service "broadband" speed Internet. 3.00% of the Massachusetts's population does not have access to broadband Internet service.
Wired access includes technologies such as DSL, Cable, Copper and Fiber Optic Internet services. Most people here have access to one or more of these technologies, but 0.50% still do not have access to any type of wired Internet access technology.
Mobile broadband is defined as accessing the Internet via cell phone towers. Speeds vary depending upon the type of technology (3G, 4G, LTE, etc...). 99.70% of Massachusetts's population has access to one or more mobile broadband providers.
Fixed wireless internet is internet from an Internet service tower. Usually these services are set up to provide broadband service in more rural areas. 21.80% of the population here has access to one or more fixed wireless providers.