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List of wired multiple-system broadband providers in Massachusetts (by municipality)

This is a list of municipalities with available wired multiple-system ("triple play") broadband providers, often commonly known as cable franchise holders, or fiber to the premises providers. As of 2015 Massachusetts had ten registered providers which served 308 communities (out of 351), with those 308 having at least one franchise provider.[1] It is estimated that these ten providers alone contributed roughly $3.5 billion dollars to the Commonwealth's economy in 2011.[2][3]

A handful of municipal owned providers in the state also form a collective known as the Massachusetts Alliance for Municipal Electric Choice (MAMEC).

Municipality Providers Type[4] County[5] Population
(2010)[5]
Year
established[6]
Abington Comcast[7] · Verizon[8] Town Plymouth 15,985 1712
Acton Comcast · Verizon Town Middlesex 21,924 1735
Acushnet Comcast Town Bristol 10,303 1860
Adams Spectrum Town Berkshire 8,485 1778
Agawam Comcast City[9] Hampden 28,438 1855
Alford Whip City Fiber Town Berkshire 494 1773
Amesbury Comcast City Essex 16,283 1668
Amherst Comcast Town Hampshire 37,819 1775
Andover Comcast · Verizon Town Essex 33,201 1646
Aquinnah Comcast Town Dukes 311 1870
Arlington Comcast · RCN · Verizon Town Middlesex 42,844 1807
Ashburnham Comcast Town Worcester 6,081 1765
Ashby Comcast Town Middlesex 3,074 1767
Ashfield Whip City Fiber Town Franklin 1,737 1765
Ashland Comcast · Verizon Town Middlesex 16,593 1846
Athol Spectrum Town Worcester 11,584 1762
Attleboro Comcast City Bristol 43,593 1694
Auburn Spectrum Town Worcester 16,188 1778
Avon Comcast Town Norfolk 4,356 1888
Ayer Comcast Town Middlesex 7,427 1871
Barnstable Comcast City[9] Barnstable 45,193 1639
Barre Spectrum Town Worcester 5,398 1774
Becket Vacant Town Berkshire 1,779 1765
Bedford Comcast · Verizon Town Middlesex 13,320 1729
Belchertown Spectrum Town Hampshire 14,649 1761
Bellingham Comcast · Verizon Town Norfolk 16,332 1719
Belmont Comcast · Verizon Town Middlesex 24,729 1859
Berkley Comcast Town Bristol 6,411 1735
Berlin Spectrum Town Worcester 2,866 1812
Bernardston Comcast Town Franklin 2,129 1762
Beverly Comcast City Essex 39,502 1668
Billerica Comcast · Verizon Town Middlesex 40,243 1655
Blackstone Comcast Town Worcester 9,026 1845
Blandford Vacant Town Hampden 1,233 1741
Bolton Comcast Town Worcester 4,897 1738
Boston Comcast · RCN · Verizon City Suffolk 617,660 1630
Bourne Comcast Town Barnstable 19,754 1884
Boxborough Comcast · Verizon Town Middlesex 4,996 1835
Boxford Comcast · Verizon Town Essex 7,965 1685
Boylston Spectrum Town Worcester 4,355 1785
Braintree BELD · Comcast · Verizon
(BELD does not provide television service[10])
City[9] Norfolk 35,744 1640
Brewster Comcast Town Barnstable 9,820 1803
Bridgewater Comcast City[9] Plymouth 26,563 1656
Brimfield Spectrum Town Hampden 3,609 1731
Brockton Comcast City Plymouth 93,810 1821
Brookfield Spectrum Town Worcester 3,390 1718
Brookline Comcast · RCN Town Norfolk 58,732 1705
Buckland Comcast Town Franklin 1,902 1779
Burlington Comcast · RCN · Verizon Town Middlesex 24,498 1799
Cambridge Comcast City Middlesex 105,162 1636
Canton Comcast · Verizon Town Norfolk 21,561 1797
Carlisle Comcast Town Middlesex 4,852 1780
Carver Comcast Town Plymouth 11,509 1790
Charlemont Vacant Town Franklin 1,266 1765
Charlton Spectrum Town Worcester 12,981 1755[11]
Chatham Comcast Town Barnstable 6,125 1712
Chelmsford Comcast · Verizon Town Middlesex 33,802 1655
Chelsea Comcast City Suffolk 35,177 1739
Cheshire Spectrum Town Berkshire 3,235 1793
Chester Comcast Town Hampden 1,337 1765
Chesterfield Vacant Town Hampshire 1,222 1762
Chicopee Spectrum City Hampden 55,298 1848
Chilmark Comcast Town Dukes 866 1714
Clarksburg Spectrum Town Berkshire 1,702 1798
Clinton Comcast Town Worcester 13,606 1850
Cohasset Comcast · Verizon Town Norfolk 7,542 1775
Colrain Vacant Town Franklin 1,671 1761
Concord Comcast Town Middlesex 17,668 1635
Conway Comcast Town Franklin 1,897 1775
Cummington Whip City Fiber Town Hampshire 872 1779
Dalton Spectrum Town Berkshire 6,756 1784
Danvers Comcast · Verizon Town Essex 26,493 1775
Dartmouth Comcast Town Bristol 34,032 1664
Dedham Comcast · RCN · Verizon Town Norfolk 24,729 1636
Deerfield Comcast Town Franklin 5,125 1677
Dennis Comcast Town Barnstable 14,207 1793
Dighton Comcast Town Bristol 7,086 1712
Douglas Spectrum Town Worcester 8,471 1775
Dover Comcast · Verizon Town Norfolk 5,589 1836
Dracut Comcast Town Middlesex 29,457 1701
Dudley Spectrum Town Worcester 11,390 1732
Dunstable Spectrum · Verizon Town Middlesex 3,179 1673
Duxbury Comcast · Verizon Town Plymouth 15,059 1637
East Bridgewater Comcast Town Plymouth 13,794 1823
East Brookfield Spectrum Town Worcester 2,183 1920
East Longmeadow Spectrum Town Hampden 15,720 1894
Eastham Comcast Town Barnstable 4,956 1646
Easthampton Spectrum City Hampshire 16,053 1809
Easton Comcast · Verizon Town Bristol 23,112 1725
Edgartown Comcast Town Dukes 4,067 1671
Egremont Vacant Town Berkshire 1,225 1775
Erving Comcast Town Franklin 1,800 1838
Essex Comcast Town Essex 3,504 1819
Everett Comcast · RCN City Middlesex 41,667 1870
Fairhaven Comcast Town Bristol 15,873 1812
Fall River Comcast City Bristol 88,857 1803
Falmouth Comcast Town Barnstable 31,531 1686
Fitchburg Comcast · Verizon City Worcester 40,318 1764
Florida Vacant Town Berkshire 752 1805
Foxborough Comcast · Verizon Town Norfolk 16,865 1778
Framingham Comcast · RCN · Verizon Town Middlesex 68,318 1700
Franklin Comcast · Verizon City[9] Norfolk 31,635 1778
Freetown Comcast Town Bristol 8,870 1683
Gardner Comcast City Worcester 20,228 1785
Georgetown Comcast · Verizon Town Essex 8,183 1838
Gill Comcast Town Franklin 1,500 1793
Gloucester Comcast City Essex 28,789 1623
Goshen Vacant Town Hampshire 1,054 1781
Gosnold Vacant Town Dukes 75 1864
Grafton Spectrum · Verizon Town Worcester 17,765 1735
Granby Comcast Town Hampshire 6,240 1768
Granville Comcast Town Hampden 1,566 1775
Great Barrington Spectrum Town Berkshire 7,104 1761
Greenfield Comcast City[9] Franklin 17,456 1775
Groton Spectrum · Verizon Town Middlesex 10,646 1655
Groveland Comcast Town Essex 6,459 1850
Hadley Spectrum Town Hampshire 5,250 1661
Halifax Comcast Town Plymouth 7,518 1734
Hamilton Comcast · Verizon Town Essex 7,764 1793
Hampden Spectrum Town Hampden 5,139 1878
Hancock Vacant Town Berkshire 717 1776
Hanover Comcast · Verizon Town Plymouth 13,879 1727
Hanson Comcast Town Plymouth 10,209 1820
Hardwick Comcast Town Worcester 2,990 1739
Harvard Spectrum Town Worcester 6,520 1732
Harwich Comcast Town Barnstable 12,243 1694
Hatfield Comcast Town Hampshire 3,279 1670
Haverhill Comcast City Essex 60,879 1641
Hawley Vacant Town Franklin 337 1792
Heath Vacant Town Franklin 706 1785
Hingham Comcast · Verizon Town Plymouth 22,157 1635
Hinsdale Spectrum Town Berkshire 2,032 1804
Holbrook Comcast · Verizon Town Norfolk 10,791 1872
Holden Spectrum Town Worcester 17,346 1741
Holland Cox Town Hampden 2,481 1835
Holliston Comcast · Verizon Town Middlesex 13,547 1724
Holyoke Comcast City Hampden 39,880 1850
Hopedale Comcast · Verizon Town Worcester 5,911 1886
Hopkinton Comcast · Verizon Town Middlesex 14,925 1715
Hubbardston Spectrum Town Worcester 4,382 1775
Hudson Comcast · Verizon Town Middlesex 19,063 1866
Hull Comcast · Verizon Town Plymouth 10,293 1644
Huntington Comcast Town Hampshire 2,180 1775
Ipswich Comcast · Verizon Town Essex 13,175 1634
Kingston Comcast · Verizon Town Plymouth 12,629 1726
Lakeville Comcast · Verizon Town Plymouth 10,602 1853
Lancaster Comcast Town Worcester 8,055 1653
Lanesborough Spectrum Town Berkshire 3,091 1765
Lawrence Comcast · Verizon City Essex 76,377 1847
Lee Spectrum Town Berkshire 5,943 1777
Leicester Spectrum Town Worcester 10,970 1714
Lenox Spectrum Town Berkshire 5,025 1775
Leominster Comcast · Verizon City Worcester 40,759 1740
Leverett Vacant Town Franklin 1,851 1774
Lexington Comcast · RCN · Verizon Town Middlesex 31,394 1713
Leyden Vacant Town Franklin 711 1809
Lincoln Comcast · Verizon Town Middlesex 6,362 1754
Littleton Comcast · Verizon Town Middlesex 8,924 1715
Longmeadow Comcast Town Hampden 15,784 1783
Lowell Comcast City Middlesex 106,519 1826
Ludlow Spectrum Town Hampden 21,103 1775
Lunenburg Comcast Town Worcester 10,086 1728
Lynn Comcast · Verizon City Essex 90,329 1629
Lynnfield Comcast · Verizon Town Essex 11,596 1814
Malden Comcast · Verizon City Middlesex 59,450 1649
Manchester-by-the-Sea Comcast Town Essex 5,136 1645
Mansfield Comcast · Verizon Town Bristol 23,184 1775
Marblehead Comcast · Verizon Town Essex 19,808 1649
Marion Comcast · Verizon Town Plymouth 4,907 1852
Marlborough Comcast · Verizon City Middlesex 38,499 1660
Marshfield Comcast · Verizon Town Plymouth 25,132 1640
Mashpee Comcast Town Barnstable 14,006 1870
Mattapoisett Comcast · Verizon Town Plymouth 6,045 1857
Maynard Comcast · Verizon Town Middlesex 10,106 1871
Medfield Comcast · Verizon Town Norfolk 12,024 1651
Medford Comcast · Verizon City Middlesex 56,173 1630
Medway Comcast · Verizon Town Norfolk 12,752 1713
Melrose Comcast · Verizon City Middlesex 26,983 1850
Mendon Comcast · Verizon Town Worcester 5,839 1667
Merrimac Comcast Town Essex 6,338 1876
Methuen Comcast · Verizon City[9] Essex 47,255 1725
Middleborough Comcast · Verizon Town Plymouth 23,116 1669
Middlefield Vacant Town Hampshire 521 1783
Middleton Comcast · Verizon Town Essex 8,987 1728
Milford Comcast · Verizon Town Worcester 27,999 1780
Millbury Spectrum · Verizon Town Worcester 13,261 1813
Millis Comcast · Verizon Town Norfolk 7,891 1885
Millville Spectrum Town Worcester 3,190 1916
Milton Comcast · RCN Town Norfolk 27,003 1662
Monroe Vacant Town Franklin 121 1822
Monson Comcast Town Hampden 8,560 1775
Montague Comcast Town Franklin 8,437 1775
Monterey Vacant Town Berkshire 961 1847
Montgomery Vacant Town Hampden 838 1780
Mount Washington Vacant Town Berkshire 167 1779
Nahant Comcast · Verizon Town Essex 3,410 1853
Nantucket Comcast Town Nantucket 10,172 1671
Natick Comcast · RCN · Verizon Town Middlesex 33,006 1781
Needham Comcast · RCN · Verizon Town Norfolk 28,886 1711
New Ashford Whip City Fiber Town Berkshire 228 1835
New Bedford Comcast City Bristol 95,072 1787
New Braintree Vacant Town Worcester 999 1775
New Marlborough Vacant Town Berkshire 1,509 1775
New Salem Whip City Fiber Town Franklin 990 1775
Newbury Comcast Town Essex 6,666 1635
Newburyport Comcast City Essex 17,416 1764
Newton Comcast · RCN · Verizon City Middlesex 85,146 1688
Norfolk Comcast · Verizon Town Norfolk 11,227 1870
North Adams Spectrum City Berkshire 13,708 1878
North Andover Comcast · Verizon Town Essex 28,352 1855
North Attleborough Comcast · Verizon Town Bristol 28,712 1887
North Brookfield Spectrum Town Worcester 4,680 1812
North Reading Comcast · Verizon Town Middlesex 14,892 1853
Northampton Comcast City Hampshire 28,549 1656
Northborough Comcast · Verizon Town Worcester 14,155 1775
Northbridge Spectrum Town Worcester 15,707 1775
Northfield Comcast Town Franklin 3,032 1723
Norton Comcast Town Bristol 19,031 1711
Norwell Comcast · Verizon Town Plymouth 10,506 1849
Norwood Comcast · Norwood Municipal · Verizon Town Norfolk 28,602 1872
Oak Bluffs Comcast Town Dukes 4,527 1880
Oakham Spectrum Town Worcester 1,902 1775
Orange Spectrum Town Franklin 7,839 1810
Orleans Comcast Town Barnstable 5,890 1797
Otis Whip City Fiber Town Berkshire 1,612 1773
Oxford Spectrum Town Worcester 13,709 1713
Palmer Comcast City[9] Hampden 12,140 1775
Paxton Spectrum Town Worcester 4,806 1775
Peabody Comcast City Essex 51,251 1868
Pelham Comcast Town Hampshire 1,321 1743
Pembroke Comcast Town Plymouth 17,837 1712
Pepperell Spectrum Town Middlesex 11,497 1775
Peru Vacant Town Berkshire 847 1771
Petersham Vacant Town Worcester 1,234 1754
Phillipston Comcast Town Worcester 1,682 1786
Pittsfield Spectrum City Berkshire 44,737 1761
Plainfield Whip City Fiber Town Hampshire 648 1807
Plainville Comcast Town Norfolk 8,264 1905
Plymouth Comcast · Verizon Town Plymouth 56,468 1620
Plympton Comcast Town Plymouth 2,820 1707
Princeton Spectrum Town Worcester 3,413 1771
Provincetown Comcast Town Barnstable 2,942 1727
Quincy Comcast City Norfolk 92,271 1792
Randolph Comcast · Verizon City[9] Norfolk 32,112 1793
Raynham Comcast · Verizon Town Bristol 13,383 1731
Reading Comcast · Verizon Town Middlesex 24,747 1644
Rehoboth Comcast Town Bristol 11,608 1645
Revere Comcast City Suffolk 51,755 1846
Richmond Spectrum Town Berkshire 1,475 1765
Rochester Comcast · Verizon Town Plymouth 5,232 1686
Rockland Comcast · Verizon Town Plymouth 17,489 1874
Rockport Comcast Town Essex 6,952 1840
Rowe Whip City Fiber Town Franklin 393 1785
Rowley Comcast · Verizon Town Essex 5,856 1639
Royalston Vacant Town Worcester 1,258 1765
Russell Russell Municipal Town Hampden 1,775 1792
Rutland Spectrum Town Worcester 7,973 1713
Salem Comcast City Essex 41,340 1626
Salisbury Comcast Town Essex 8,283 1639
Sandisfield Vacant Town Berkshire 915 1762
Sandwich Comcast Town Barnstable 20,675 1638
Saugus Comcast Town Essex 26,628 1815
Savoy Vacant Town Berkshire 692 1797
Scituate Comcast Town Plymouth 18,133 1636
Seekonk Comcast Town Bristol 13,722 1812
Sharon Comcast Town Norfolk 17,612 1775
Sheffield Spectrum Town Berkshire 3,257 1733
Shelburne Comcast Town Franklin 1,893 1775
Sherborn Comcast · Verizon Town Middlesex 4,119 1674
Shirley Comcast Town Middlesex 7,211 1775
Shrewsbury Shrewsbury Municipal Town Worcester 35,608 1727
Shutesbury Vacant Town Franklin 1,771 1761
Somerset Comcast Town Bristol 18,165 1790
Somerville Comcast · RCN City Middlesex 75,754 1842
South Hadley Comcast Town Hampshire 17,514 1775
Southampton Spectrum Town Hampshire 5,792 1775
Southborough Spectrum · Verizon Town Worcester 9,767 1727
Southbridge Spectrum City[9] Worcester 16,719 1816
Southwick Comcast Town Hampden 9,502 1775
Spencer Spectrum Town Worcester 11,688 1775
Springfield Comcast City Hampden 153,060 1636
Sterling Comcast Town Worcester 7,808 1781
Stockbridge Spectrum Town Berkshire 1,947 1739
Stoneham Comcast · RCN · Verizon Town Middlesex 21,437 1725
Stoughton Comcast · Verizon Town Norfolk 26,962 1726
Stow Comcast · Verizon Town Middlesex 6,590 1683
Sturbridge Spectrum Town Worcester 9,268 1738
Sudbury Comcast · Verizon Town Middlesex 17,659 1639
Sunderland Comcast Town Franklin 3,684 1714
Sutton Spectrum · Verizon Town Worcester 8,963 1714
Swampscott Comcast · Verizon Town Essex 13,787 1852
Swansea Comcast Town Bristol 15,865 1667
Taunton Comcast · Verizon City Bristol 55,874 1639
Templeton Comcast Town Worcester 8,013 1762
Tewksbury Comcast · Verizon Town Middlesex 28,961 1734
Tisbury Comcast Town Dukes 3,949 1671
Tolland Vacant Town Hampden 485 1810
Topsfield Comcast · Verizon Town Essex 6,085 1650
Townsend Comcast Town Middlesex 8,926 1732
Truro Comcast Town Barnstable 2,003 1709
Tyngsborough Comcast · Verizon Town Middlesex 11,292 1809
Tyringham Vacant Town Berkshire 327 1762
Upton Spectrum Town Worcester 7,542 1735
Uxbridge Spectrum Town Worcester 13,457 1727
Wakefield Comcast · RCN · Verizon Town Middlesex 24,932 1812
Wales Spectrum Town Hampden 1,838 1762
Walpole Comcast · Verizon Town Norfolk 24,070 1724
Waltham Comcast · RCN · Verizon City Middlesex 60,632 1738
Ware Comcast Town Hampshire 9,872 1775
Wareham Comcast · Verizon Town Plymouth 21,822 1739
Warren Comcast Town Worcester 5,135 1742
Warwick Vacant Town Franklin 780 1763
Washington Whip City Fiber Town Berkshire 538 1777
Watertown Comcast · RCN City[9] Middlesex 31,915 1630
Wayland Comcast · Verizon Town Middlesex 12,994 1780
Webster Spectrum Town Worcester 16,767 1832
Wellesley Comcast · Verizon Town Norfolk 27,982 1881
Wellfleet Comcast Town Barnstable 2,750 1775
Wendell Vacant Town Franklin 848 1781
Wenham Comcast · Verizon Town Essex 4,875 1643
West Boylston Spectrum Town Worcester 7,669 1808
West Bridgewater Comcast Town Plymouth 6,916 1822
West Brookfield Spectrum Town Worcester 3,701 1848
West Newbury Comcast · Verizon Town Essex 4,235 1819
West Springfield Comcast City[9] Hampden 28,391 1774
West Stockbridge Spectrum Town Berkshire 1,306 1775
West Tisbury Comcast Town Dukes 2,740 1892
Westborough Spectrum · Verizon Town Worcester 18,272 1717
Westfield Comcast · Whip City Fiber City Hampden 41,094 1669
Westford Comcast · Verizon Town Middlesex 21,951 1729
Westhampton Comcast Town Hampshire 1,607 1778
Westminster Comcast Town Worcester 7,277 1770
Weston Comcast · Verizon Town Middlesex 11,261 1713
Westport Spectrum Town Bristol 15,532 1787
Westwood Comcast · Verizon Town Norfolk 14,618 1897
Weymouth Comcast City[9] Norfolk 53,743 1635
Whately Comcast Town Franklin 1,496 1771
Whitman Comcast Town Plymouth 14,489 1875
Wilbraham Spectrum Town Hampden 14,219 1763
Williamsburg Comcast Town Hampshire 2,482 1775
Williamstown Spectrum Town Berkshire 7,754 1765
Wilmington Comcast · Verizon Town Middlesex 22,325 1730
Winchendon Comcast Town Worcester 10,300 1764
Winchester Comcast · Verizon Town Middlesex 21,374 1850
Windsor Vacant Town Berkshire 899 1771
Winthrop Comcast City[9] Suffolk 17,497 1852
Woburn Comcast · RCN · Verizon City Middlesex 38,120 1642
Worcester Spectrum City Worcester 181,045 1684
Worthington Vacant Town Hampshire 1,156 1768
Wrentham Comcast · Verizon Town Norfolk 10,955 1673
Yarmouth Comcast Town Barnstable 23,793 1639
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  2. ^ Study shows economic impact of cable industry, By Johnny Diaz; October 5, 2011, Globe Staff
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  8. ^ Abington - Verizon February 2008
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