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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

$98,765 average income per household

43 average age per household

60% of population employed


6% higher than national average

Ranked 4th nationally


25% higher than national average

Ranked 4th nationally


21% higher than national average

Ranked 12th nationally


12% higher than national average

Ranked 3rd nationally

Average download speed
175.9 Mbps

31.4% higher than national average
Ranks 2nd nationally

Average upload speed
61.1 Mbps

8.77% lower 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 208.11 Mbps 134.81 Mbps 98.68%
Spectrum 195.18 Mbps 24.43 Mbps 92.27% View Plans for Spectrum
Planet Connect 180.6 Mbps 182.95 Mbps 70.34% View Plans for Planet Connect
XFINITY 180.13 Mbps 20.28 Mbps 95.8% View Plans for Xfinity
Optimum 160.62 Mbps 48.07 Mbps 68.59% View Plans for Optimum
99% of people in New Jersey have access to 100Mbps or faster broadband, ranking 12th nationally.

Internet by tech type

Internet tech type Avg download speed % of people with access % availability Learn more
5G Home 269.16 Mbps 99.26% 99.44% See all providers
Cable 1103.24 Mbps 94.66% 95.18% See all providers
DSL 26.99 Mbps 92.89% 97.76% See all providers
Fiber 3403.94 Mbps 93.31% 61.19% See all providers
Fixed Wireless 150.06 Mbps 10.58% 64.27% See all providers
LTE Home 99 Mbps 21.41% 99% See all providers
Satellite 99.62 Mbps 99.27% 100% See all providers

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 319.19 Mbps 116.63 Mbps 50% Verizon Home Internet
Paramus 299.37 Mbps 128.35 Mbps 46% Optimum
Martinsville 298.29 Mbps 44.13 Mbps 67% Optimum
Passaic 265.76 Mbps 158.07 Mbps 41% Verizon Wireless
Haledon 264.09 Mbps 187.06 Mbps 80% Verizon Home Internet
Kinnelon 250.83 Mbps 175.32 Mbps 54% Optimum
Berlin 249.35 Mbps 160.36 Mbps 100% Verizon Home Internet
Hasbrouck Heights 245.65 Mbps 84.98 Mbps 51% Verizon Home Internet

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

148.11 Mbps
avg. download speed

79.2 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

Jersey City

Population: 261,910

Median income: $69,124

150.43 Mbps
avg. download speed

77.86 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

131.5 Mbps
avg. download speed

66.87 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
Johnson Telephone Co.

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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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