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How to Speed Up Your Internet

Doing it all from home these days? Read our step-by-step guide to:

Learn the #1 reason for slow Internet
Troubleshoot and solve problems
Boost your WiFi network
Upgrade or switch to BELD Internet

BELD Internet now offers the power of Gig speed!

Surf and stream faster than ever while enjoying the best customer service in town.

Internet speeds up to

0 mbps


Stream to Save


per year

It’s true, replacing cable can cut your bills by 100 bucks or more each month. (Talk about a prize fight.)

Check out BELD’s guides How Much Can I Save? and What Can I Watch? — with info on streaming Braintree’s favorites like Boston sports and news, national networks, Hallmark Channel, HGTV and more.

Let’s get in the ring

Want to replace cable? BELD will coach you through it.

  • 1

    Sign up for BELD High-Speed Internet

Stream like a middleweight, heavyweight or somewhere in between.

The Hometown Special

$39.95 / mo

  • 100 Mbps download/30 Mbps upload
  • Free installation of one streaming device per home*
  • Great for up to 6 devices
  • Add phone for just $10

*Customer must provide their own streaming device at the time of installation.

Need more speed?
See plans & pricing »

  • 2

    Prepare your television to stream

Put cable boxes (and their rental fees) down for the count.

  • If you own a SMART TV,

    it probably has Internet connectivity and can stream right now.

  • Otherwise, connect your TV to a STREAMING DEVICE

    BELD will even install one for free. Some good contenders are:

    • Roku Streaming
    • Amazon Fire TV
    • Apple TV
    • Google Chromecast
    • Gaming consoles like PlayStation or Xbox
  • For a non-streaming option, purchase an ANTENNA

    Enjoy free, over-the-air channels (2, 4, 5, 7, 25, 38, 44, 68) in high definition.

  • 3

    Choose a streaming provider

Now the fun part—decide what to watch and what you want to pay.

To replace LIVE TV, choose from:

  • YouTube TV
  • Hulu + Live TV
  • Philo
  • Sling TV
  • and others

Some options come with unlimited DVR and on-demand content.

For specialty ON-DEMAND movies, shows and original programs, look at:

  • Netflix
  • Amazon Prime
  • Disney+
  • and many more

Need more coaching?
Learn how to stream »

Braintree Family

Bridget, Garrett & Baby Luke, Braintree residents
Streaming since 2015


is in your corner

BELD is a not-for-profit, locally-owned electric utility and Internet provider, exclusively serving the town of Braintree, MA. Customer service is our top priority because we live and work right here alongside you.

Contact us with any questions about cutting the cord or Internet service. Our HelpDesk is available 24/7, and we will send a technician to your home if needed.

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Deana, Braintree resident

Deana, Braintree resident
Streaming since 2016