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Overview of internet satisfaction and availability in New Jersey

Verizon and Xfinity are the most available internet providers in New Jersey. For now, Verizon's fastest fiber plan is limited to Glassboro, while the most you'll get from Xfinity's cable internet is 2,000Mbps. Optimum has cable internet where Xfinity doesn't and some fiber internet with speeds up to 5,000Mbps. Spectrum and Brightspeed bleed in from New York and Pennsylvania but claim just a small northern part of the state. Fixed wireless and satellite internet are your only options if you can't get wired internet.

Internet providers received an average satisfaction rating of 3.6 out of 5 stars from customers in New Jersey.

That ranks New Jersey 44th nationwide for internet customer satisfaction.

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Internet customer satisfaction in New Jersey

 3.6/5 average customer satisfaction rating
 44th national ranking for customer satisfaction

$82.79 average price per payment for internet, per household

91.6% of the time, advertised speeds meet household needs

3.5/5 average customer service rating of internet services

3.7/5 average reliability rating of services state-wide

8,870,685 people

2.66 average people per household

$98,916 average income per household

43 average age per household

60% of population employed


7% higher than national average

Ranked 4th nationally


29% higher than national average

Ranked 3rd nationally


15% higher than national average

Ranked 1st nationally


12% higher than national average

Ranked 3rd nationally

Average download speed
182.4 Mbps

33.21% higher than national average
Ranks 2nd nationally

Average upload speed
63.8 Mbps

8.58% higher than national average
Ranks 15th nationally
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Fastest internet providers in New Jersey

Provider Avg download speed Avg upload speed Availability Order online
Verizon Home Internet 213.41 Mbps 137.22 Mbps 98.68%
Spectrum 203.61 Mbps 16.94 Mbps 93.9% View Plans for Spectrum
XFINITY 188.32 Mbps 20.59 Mbps 95.78% View Plans for Xfinity
Planet Connect 183.8 Mbps 177.01 Mbps 70.34% View Plans for Planet Connect
Optimum 166.56 Mbps 49.33 Mbps 88.26% View Plans for Optimum
100% of people in New Jersey have access to 100Mbps or faster broadband, ranking 1st nationally.

Internet by tech type

Internet tech type Avg download speed % of people with access % availability Learn more
5G Home 285.99 Mbps 100% 94.35% See all providers for 5G Home
Cable 1166.81 Mbps 68.95% 95.34% See all providers for Cable
DSL 19.48 Mbps 97.82% 98.16% See all providers for DSL
Fiber 2749.12 Mbps 98.42% 87.22% See all providers for Fiber
Fixed Wireless 181.85 Mbps 10.67% 62.25% See all providers for Fixed Wireless
Satellite 99.74 Mbps 100% 100% See all providers for Satellite

Best cities for internet in New Jersey

Cities in New Jersey with the fastest internet

City Avg download speed Avg upload speed Fiber availability Fastest provider
Ridgefield Park 364.83 Mbps 122.34 Mbps 63% Verizon Home Internet
Paramus 321.31 Mbps 89.9 Mbps 62% Optimum
Martinsville 308.26 Mbps 53.24 Mbps 90% Optimum
Short Hills 283.53 Mbps 134.75 Mbps 81% Verizon Home Internet
Tenafly 278.87 Mbps 159.08 Mbps 86% Optimum
Williamstown 277.03 Mbps 41.2 Mbps 100% XFINITY
Berlin 270.28 Mbps 178.85 Mbps 100% Verizon Home Internet
Passaic 268.66 Mbps 161.28 Mbps 63% Verizon Wireless

Ridgefield Park is the best city in New Jersey for internet, shooting to the top of the list thanks to a combination of record-setting average download speeds, wide fiber-optic internet availability, and the presence of a reliable and well-rated internet provider. Paramus and Martinsville also earn top rankings, according to our data.

The most connected cities in New Jersey

City Population Percent with access to high speed internet Percent with access to fiber internet Percent with access to 3+ providers
Trenton 206,942 100% 100% 100%
Newark 281,162 100% 100% 100%
Jersey City 261,910 100% 100% 100%
Paterson 146,199 100% 100% 100%
Clifton 84,375 100% 100% 100%
Camden 77,394 100% 100% 100%
Tinton Falls 17,909 100% 100% 100%

Trenton is the most internet-connected city in New Jersey. Trenton makes it to the top of the list due to the high number of its residents who have access not only to high-speed internet, but also to fiber internet specifically. A large number of Trenton's residents also have access to three or more internet providers—an uncommon number of options compared to the rest of the state. Newark and Jersey City also make it to the top of our list.

Top cities in New Jersey


Population: 281,162

Median income: $44,179

166.94 Mbps
avg. download speed

85.58 Mbps
avg. upload speed

100% have access to high speed internet

100% have access to fiber internet

100% have access to 3 or more providers

Fastest ISP
Cogent Communication

Jersey City

Population: 261,910

Median income: $69,124

154.91 Mbps
avg. download speed

81.6 Mbps
avg. upload speed

100% have access to high speed internet

100% have access to fiber internet

100% have access to 3 or more providers

Fastest ISP
Starry Internet


Population: 206,942

Median income: $75,493

121.38 Mbps
avg. download speed

67.26 Mbps
avg. upload speed

100% have access to high speed internet

100% have access to fiber internet

100% have access to 3 or more providers

Fastest ISP

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Methodology relies on proprietary and exclusive data to analyze the customer and provider trends presented on this page. We analyze millions of results from our speed test tool to determine average statewide speeds, fastest speeds, and availability. Our annual customer satisfaction survey provides us with data for developing the satisfaction rating. We also draw from data provided to us directly by internet providers to determine available tech types and average speeds.

New Jersey FAQs

What is a good internet speed?

A good internet speed is 100Mbps per person. We get that number based on a household of five using a 500Mbps cable internet plan with ease. But you may only need a little speed, especially if all you do online is browse websites occasionally and check your email. Our 100Mbps-per-person estimate ensures everyone has enough bandwidth to stream movies and download console games quickly without buffering and slowdowns.

What is the best Verizon package deal in New Jersey?

You can get a $25 monthly discount if you pair an existing Verizon Unlimited Plus phone plan with a new 5G Home Internet, LTE Home Internet, or fiber internet plan.

What are the best internet providers in New Jersey?

In our latest customer satisfaction survey, T-Mobile takes the top spot for overall satisfaction. Verizon ranks the second highest out of 15 internet providers, followed by Xfinity, so you can't go wrong with either of these providers.

Spectrum ranks in the top half of four out of five categories, with price satisfaction as its lowest score due to its $25 price increase after a year. Cable and fiber internet rival Optimum ranks rock bottom for pricing satisfaction and falls within the bottom half of every other category. Brightspeed also has some of the lowest scores in our survey.

What is the best Xfinity package in New Jersey?

Xfinity has great prices for the speeds you get. Its 200Mbps plan costs just $25 per month, while its 1,200Mbps plan is a decent $80 per month. But there's a catch: Xfinity has a 1.2TB data cap on every cable internet plan. If you want unlimited data, expect to pay $30 more monthly.

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