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Internet providers in Rochester, NH

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Rochester, NH internet providers

Provider
MetroCast Communications $19.99 100 - 150 MbpsCable99%
Telephone Operating Company of Vermont $39.95 -DSL99%
FirstLight Fiber - -DSL1.184%
HughesNet $64.99 25 - 25 MbpsSatellite100%
Viasat $64.99 12 - 25 MbpsSatellite100%
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Rochester internet service at a glance

At 100%, broadband coverage in Rochester is comparable to the rest of New Hampshire - 98%, and comparable to broadband coverage across the U.S. - 95%.

The vast majority of those living in the Rochester area will have access to DSL, which covers 99% of Rochester residents. Cable internet is also an option for many, offering service to 99% of the area. No fiber-optic providers are currently available in Rochester, but satellite or fixed-wireless providers may offer broadband options in your area.

There are five internet providers serving the Rochester area, and 98.85% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among Rochester's five internet providers, prices start at $19.99 and available download speeds reach up to 150 Mbps.

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Average internet speeds in Rochester

ProviderDownload speedUpload speedInternet type
Telephone Operating Company of Vermont 41 Mbps 29 Mbps DSL
HughesNet 21 Mbps 1 Mbps Satellite

Top high-speed internet providers in Rochester

The largest internet providers in Rochester are Telephone Operating Company of Vermont, MetroCast Communications, and HughesNet bringing DSL, cable, and satellite options to Rochester.

DSL internet from Telephone Operating Company of Vermont is available to nearly all Rochester residents, covering 99% of households. Many will also have the option of cable from MetroCast Communications, which covers 99% of the area. Rochester’s third most-available internet provider, HughesNet, offers satellite to around 100% of Rochester residents.

Telephone Operating Company of Vermont DSL internet

Provider

Telephone Operating Company of Vermont

Starting price*
$39.95/mo.
Max download speed

25 Mbps

Max upload speed

2 Mbps

Average availability

99%

DSL from Telephone Operating Company of Vermont offers broadband to all households in Rochester covering 99% of the area.

DSL internet from Telephone Operating Company of Vermont uses telephone lines in Rochester to deliver service, which often leads to lower prices and higher availability, though download speeds are likely to be slower than cable or fiber-optic internet.

Internet prices for Telephone Operating Company of Vermont start at $39.95/mo.*, which is lower than the average starting price for internet in Rochester, $47.48.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Telephone Operating Company of Vermont offers download speeds up to 25 Mbps and upload speeds up to 2 Mbps in Rochester. These download speeds are available to 99% of the area, and are slightly slower than the average max speeds from all Rochester's providers, 67 Mbps.

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MetroCast Communications cable internet

Provider

MetroCast Communications

Starting price*
$19.99/mo.
Max download speed

150 Mbps

Max upload speed

15 Mbps

Average availability

99%

Cable from MetroCast Communications offers broadband to all households in Rochester covering 99% of the area.

MetroCast Communications’s cable network is likely to offer faster speeds than DSL or satellite service, but Rochester residents in densely populated areas may experience slowed speeds during peak usage times.

Internet prices for MetroCast Communications start at $19.99/mo.*, which is significantly lower than the average starting price for internet in Rochester, $47.48.

MetroCast Communications customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 100 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $0.20 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Rochester, $1.03.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, MetroCast Communications offers download speeds up to 150 Mbps and upload speeds up to 15 Mbps in Rochester. These download speeds are available to 99% of the area, and are slightly faster than the average max speeds from all Rochester's providers, 67 Mbps.

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HughesNet satellite internet

Provider
HughesNet
Starting price*
$64.99/mo.
Max download speed

25 Mbps

Max upload speed

3 Mbps

Average availability

100%

Satellite from HughesNet offers broadband to all households in Rochester covering 100% of the area.

HughesNet satellite internet offers reliable connection in areas of Rochester where other internet types may not be available, but service is likely to come with low monthly data allowances and high latency, making streaming binges and real-time online gaming impractical.

Internet prices for HughesNet start at $64.99/mo.*, which is significantly higher than the average starting price for internet in Rochester, $47.48.

HughesNet customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 25 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $2.60 per Mbps, higher than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Rochester, $1.03.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, HughesNet offers download speeds up to 25 Mbps and upload speeds up to 3 Mbps in Rochester. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are slightly slower than the average max speeds from all Rochester's providers, 67 Mbps.

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Internet provider frequently asked questions

MetroCast Communications is the fastest internet provider in Rochester with download speeds up to 150 Mbps. These speeds are available to 99% of households in Rochester. The next fastest internet provider in Rochester is HughesNet, offering download speeds up to 25 Mbps to 100% of the area.

MetroCast Communications offers the cheapest internet in Rochester with plans starting at $19.99/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in Rochester, $47.48.

There are many factors that can influence internet speed. In many cases, restarting your router will resolve speed and connectivity issues. Other factors, such as peak usage times and speed throttling can also cause temporary speed issues.

Speeds of 10 Mbps and higher are good for gaming, but what you really want to consider when choosing an internet service for gaming is latency, or ping. Latency is the measure of how long it takes for your device to communicate with the server and is the main contributor to lag. The higher the ping, the more likely you are to experience lagging. Shoot for an internet service with latency below 100 ms.

There are benefits to using your own router vs. buying or renting one from your internet provider, such as lower monthly costs and more product options. If you choose to use your own router, keep in mind that your internet provider’s tech support may not be able to fully assist you with your personal router. Select providers may not give you the option to use your own router.

Each video streaming service has varying recommended speeds, but speeds up to 10 Mbps will often handle streaming on one device. For HD and 4K streaming, consider faster speeds of at least 25 Mbps to reduce buffering and maintain optimal picture quality.