There are 7 residential cable providers in Massachusetts covering 97.54% of the state. The largest cable company is XFINITY (Comcast), available to 84.41% of Massachusetts homes. Call XFINITY (Comcast) first, and if they cannot help you they will direct you the the right provider.

 

All 7 Cable Providers in Massachusetts

State ProviderAvailabilityMassachusetts SpeedsGet Service
XFINITY (Comcast)84.41%

16 to 987 Mbps

915.2 Mbps Avg.

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Speed in Mbps

% of XFINITY (Comcast) customers who can get listed speeds

 

The chart above shows the maximum speeds for the 5,691,266 people who can get cable from XFINITY (Comcast) in Massachusetts. The height of the line (y axis) is the percentage of XFINITY (Comcast) potential customers in Massachusetts who can get the speed on the bottom of the chart (the x axis) in Mbps. XFINITY (Comcast) offers 5 different speeds throughout Massachusetts. The fastest speed anyone in Massachusetts can get from XFINITY (Comcast) is 987 Mpbs, and the city-wide average for all XFINITY (Comcast) Massachusetts customers is 915.2 Mbps.

RCN14.2%

25 to 1000 Mbps

686.23 Mbps Avg.

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Speed in Mbps

% of RCN customers who can get listed speeds

 

The chart above shows the maximum speeds for the 957,311 people who can get cable from RCN in Massachusetts. The height of the line (y axis) is the percentage of RCN potential customers in Massachusetts who can get the speed on the bottom of the chart (the x axis) in Mbps. RCN offers 3 different speeds throughout Massachusetts. The fastest speed anyone in Massachusetts can get from RCN is 1000 Mpbs, and the city-wide average for all RCN Massachusetts customers is 686.23 Mbps.

Spectrum12.91%

100 to 300 Mbps

269.05 Mbps Avg.

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Speed in Mbps

% of Spectrum customers who can get listed speeds

 

The chart above shows the maximum speeds for the 870,431 people who can get cable from Spectrum in Massachusetts. The height of the line (y axis) is the percentage of Spectrum potential customers in Massachusetts who can get the speed on the bottom of the chart (the x axis) in Mbps. Spectrum offers 3 different speeds throughout Massachusetts. The fastest speed anyone in Massachusetts can get from Spectrum is 300 Mpbs, and the city-wide average for all Spectrum Massachusetts customers is 269.05 Mbps.

Shrewsbury Community Cablevision0.54%

50 to 50 Mbps

50 Mbps Avg.

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Speed in Mbps

% of Shrewsbury Community Cablevision customers who can get listed speeds

 

The chart above shows the maximum speeds for the 36,494 people who can get cable from Shrewsbury Community Cablevision in Massachusetts. The height of the line (y axis) is the percentage of Shrewsbury Community Cablevision potential customers in Massachusetts who can get the speed on the bottom of the chart (the x axis) in Mbps. Shrewsbury Community Cablevision offers no different speeds throughout Massachusetts. The fastest speed anyone in Massachusetts can get from Shrewsbury Community Cablevision is 50 Mpbs, and the city-wide average for all Shrewsbury Community Cablevision Massachusetts customers is 50 Mbps.

BELD Broadband0.52%

300 to 300 Mbps

300 Mbps Avg.

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Speed in Mbps

% of BELD Broadband customers who can get listed speeds

 

The chart above shows the maximum speeds for the 35,052 people who can get cable from BELD Broadband in Massachusetts. The height of the line (y axis) is the percentage of BELD Broadband potential customers in Massachusetts who can get the speed on the bottom of the chart (the x axis) in Mbps. BELD Broadband offers no different speeds throughout Massachusetts. The fastest speed anyone in Massachusetts can get from BELD Broadband is 300 Mpbs, and the city-wide average for all BELD Broadband Massachusetts customers is 300 Mbps.

Cox Communications0.05%

300 to 300 Mbps

300 Mbps Avg.

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Speed in Mbps

% of Cox Communications customers who can get listed speeds

 

The chart above shows the maximum speeds for the 3,140 people who can get cable from Cox Communications in Massachusetts. The height of the line (y axis) is the percentage of Cox Communications potential customers in Massachusetts who can get the speed on the bottom of the chart (the x axis) in Mbps. Cox Communications offers no different speeds throughout Massachusetts. The fastest speed anyone in Massachusetts can get from Cox Communications is 300 Mpbs, and the city-wide average for all Cox Communications Massachusetts customers is 300 Mbps.

Dimension40%

50 to 50 Mbps

50 Mbps Avg.

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Speed in Mbps

% of Dimension4 customers who can get listed speeds

 

The chart above shows the maximum speeds for the 5 people who can get cable from Dimension4 in Massachusetts. The height of the line (y axis) is the percentage of Dimension4 potential customers in Massachusetts who can get the speed on the bottom of the chart (the x axis) in Mbps. Dimension4 offers no different speeds throughout Massachusetts. The fastest speed anyone in Massachusetts can get from Dimension4 is 50 Mpbs, and the city-wide average for all Dimension4 Massachusetts customers is 50 Mbps.

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* Note: “Avg. Speed” is a population-weighted average of the top speed in Massachusetts. Our calculation gives a more accurate estimate of the speed you can actually expect to be available for purchase in your area.

Massachusetts residents may also choose internet-only service from a brand like XFINITY (Comcast) and sign up for satellite TV, which is generally rated higher than TV delivered over cable.

Satellite TV and Internet Providers

Because competition is stronger for satellite television, DISH and DIRECTV are generally considered superior to cable TV service. You can choose a separate form of internet, and the providers below will actually help you set up home internet service, sometimes even with bundled savings. Call for pricing and bundling options.

Satellite internet is not an ideal choice, but allows people in rural areas to stay connected. Note that most satellite services require either a deposit for equipment installation or a decent credit score.

ProviderAvailabilityServicesGet Service
DIRECTV100%Satellite TV serviceView plans

More about DIRECTV

DIRECTV provides satellite TV service that consistently beats cable TV service in terms of programming, price, and customer service. Their packages have long been the favorite among sports fans, but their low-priced packages are also worth checking out for casual watchers. DIRECTV premium packages include many of the most popular channels in the world.

DISH100%Satellite TV serviceView plans

More about DISH

DISH was formerly known as (and sometimes still called) the Dish Network. DISH provides affordable package prices and is known for lower up-front pricing. DISH competes aggressively with AT&T-owned DIRECTV. DISH has worked hard in the last several years to improve sports programming to compete with the traditional leader, and is now a solid choice for savers and sports fans who know what they're looking for.

HuhgesNet100%

Satellite internet service

Speeds up to 15 Mbps

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More about HuhgesNet

Satellite internet should generally be your last option unless no other service is available in your area. The latency (lag) inherent to the technology makes it difficult to stream or browse, and online games that require a fast connection will not work. However, if you live in a rural area HughesNet is a good option. You'll just a need a little more patience while browsing or downloading movies to watch.


Cable Internet Speeds in Massachusetts

Massachusetts customers can get an average of 805.36 Mbps as their fastest speed. The fastest cable internet in the entire state is 1000 Mbps, which 5.29% of homes can purchase. Some residents, however, can only get 16 Mbps. Internet speeds tend to be faster in Northeast Massachusetts, and slower in the neighborhoods to the Southwest. Cable is the fastest internet in 95.92% of the state. For residents looking for alternatives to cable, fiber is the best alternative for most households.

Massachusetts Map of Cable Internet Speeds

Cable Speed Key

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Cable Coverage and Availability in Massachusetts

Cable internet is available to 97.54% of residents, which can be bundled with TV service for package savings. The map below shows where cable companies provide service by block.

Massachusetts Map of Cable Internet Availability

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What zip codes have cable in Massachusetts and nearby?

Zip CodeCable Coverage
0205399.98%
0170297.89%
0177099.85%
0174699.81%
0170199.24%
Zip CodeCable Coverage
0203899.63%
0205499.48%
0176099.91%
0172199.59%
0177699.88%

Cable in Your Massachusetts Neighborhood

XFINITY (Comcast) is the primary cable provider for Massachusetts's northwest, north, northeast, central, east, southwest, south and southeast neighborhoods. Spectrum also has cable internet service in Massachusetts's west regions.

Compared with the rest of the county, Massachusetts has much greater access to cable versus other states and much greater cable coverage compared to the rest of the United States.

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