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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.).

Is an electric vehicle right for you?

Everyone who drives is very familiar with the task of pulling into a gas station to fuel up their vehicle; it has been a longstanding part of car ownership for decades. However, just because something has been done a certain way for decades, does not mean it’s the best way to go about it. With electric cars, the way you “fuel” or recharge your car leads to a much better “fueling” experience! Not sure if going electric is right for you?

We’re back at it; we are scheduling free Internet installs again!

We are very pleased to announce that we have resumed our free installs, we are now scheduling new Internet and phone installs! If you have been patiently waiting for us to install your new service, now is the time.

We are working through our backlog and are currently contacting residents who showed interested during quarantine, to get on the schedule now—call us today 781.348.BELD (2353).

Solar "special offers" in Braintree

We have had some recent questions regarding solar installations and current ”special  offers" residents are seeing.

If you get calls, see advertisements online, in the mail or at a table stand somewhere regarding the installation of solar on your property/roof, please don’t deal with those people. Most of/if not all of those “special offers” are not offered in Municipal Light Plant territories, such as Braintree. Besides the fact, there are many companies just trying to make a profit and the results may not be what you expect.

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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.