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Braintree Electric Light Department (BELD) is one of 41 municipal light departments organized under Massachusetts General Laws chapter 164, and one of more than 2,200 municipally owned light departments in the country. BELD is recognized locally and nationally as an innovator in technology and new services. In 2000, after running a new hybrid fiber coax network throughout the town, the department began offering High-Speed Internet service to Braintree residents. Over the following years, that was expanded to include phone services to both residents and businesses in town.

High Speed Internet $39.95

BELD's 100 Mbps Internet service gives you the speed you need for your entire family to stream movies and play online games without any arguments or data caps! 

Braintree Drives Electric

Plug-in electric cars are fast, fun, affordable, and efficient. Compared to gas vehicles, EV maintenance is cheaper and simpler, and cost less to operate. More information.

Bright Ideas, inserts & notices

BI Newsletter, AR, notices, communityClick to see recent Bright Ideas newsletters, Annual Reports or any of our community notices (billing inserts, Internet and phone promotions, etc.).

Use space heaters with caution this winter

People often rely on electric space heaters to stay warm during the winter months. If used incorrectly, space heaters can pose serious risks.
Use space heaters only as a supplementary source of heat—they are not intended to replace your home’s heating system. They do provide heat quickly and run on electricity but they do come at a cost, you will notice a hike in your electric bills if you use one regularly to heat an area. If you are going to use one we recommend a thermostatically controlled unit or putting it on a separate timer and do not use one while you are out of the room.

Wireless problems? Check our WiFi Guide for help.

Doing it all from home these days? Feel like your wireless is slow or always losing connection? Here's a step-by-step guide to speed up your Internet!

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


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Report an outage

link to report an outage

If you need to report an issue with any of your BELD services, please call us at 781.348.BELD (2353). In case of an emergency (life-threatening situation, downed line, or imminent danger) please call 911.

Online Billpay/Paperless

Link to our BillPay/Paperless

Our online payment system allows you to pay your BELD electric and broadband bills even faster, easier and more securely. As a registered account user, you’ll be able to see your payment history and past billing statements. Step-by-step instructions.