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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.).

1G is coming! 1G is coming!

We are excited to announce the launch of 1 gigabit per second (1 Gbps or 1 Gig) internet service. This new service will be 10 times faster than our popular 100 Mbps Internet, which means you can connect more devices, stream more shows and download more music—all faster than ever.

We’re ranked #4 nationally in SEPA Power’s Top 10 Utility Energy Storage Rankings

BELD has been named as one of a select group of utilities that connected the most energy storage capacity to the grid in 2018, earning it a spot on the annual Top 10 utility industry list compiled by the Smart Electric Power Alliance (SEPA).

In survey results released August 6, BELD ranked No. #4 nationally on the utility energy storage list, with 240.5 Watt-hours Per Customer installed in 2018.

Do you use an antenna to get your local channels? You will need to rescan.

If you rely on an antenna to watch free, over-the-air television, you'll need to rescan your TV anytime local stations make frequency changes. Rescanning finds the available channels accessible in Braintree over the air. If you are a BELD cable TV subscriber you do not need to take action—we will do that for you.

By law, TV stations will be moving at different times through at least the spring of 2020. To determine when stations are moving in Braintree, enter our zip code 02184 here.

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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.