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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.).

BELD awarded APPA Certificate of Excellence in Reliability Award

We want to congratulate all our folks working in Engineering & Operations for receiving the 2019 APPA Certificate of Excellence in Reliability Award! This is the third year in a row we have received this award from APPA!

As a customer of Braintree Electric Light Department you lose electricity less often than most people across the country do. We’re out for less than 12 minutes a year, excluding any major events.

Free speed upgrade for BELD Internet customers

With many Braintree residents working from home, adopting these new social-distancing behaviors, teaching and entertaining children who are home from school due to closures. We want to make sure you have the speed you need to support this temporary new way of living and working. With that said we have upgraded our download speeds at no additional cost to you.

BELD remains closed to the public until further notice.

Effective Monday, March 16, 2020, Braintree Electric Light Department is closed to the public. We will continue to run operations as usual, our BELD staff is on site and available by phone or email cservice@beld.com to provide information and answer questions regarding your BELD services; 781.348.BELD (2353). Please note our office hours have also been changed until further notice; our current hours of operation for all business conducted over the phone is 7:30  a.m. until 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. 

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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.