Internet providers in Rochester, NH

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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 $50 and available download speeds reach up to 150 Mbps.

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Top high-speed internet providers in Rochester

The largest internet providers in Rochester are HughesNet and ViaSat, Inc. bringing satellite options to Rochester.

Satellite internet from HughesNet is available to nearly all Rochester residents, covering 100% of households. Many will also have the option of satellite from ViaSat, Inc., which covers 100% of the area.

HughesNet satellite internet

Provider
HughesNet
Starting price*
$59.99/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 $59.99/mo.*, which is about the same as the average starting price for internet in Rochester, $55.00.

HughesNet customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 2 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $30.00 per Mbps, significantly lower than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Rochester, $7.86.

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 about the same as the average max speeds from all Rochester's providers, 25 Mbps.

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ViaSat, Inc. satellite internet

Provider

ViaSat, Inc.

Starting price*
$50/mo.
Max download speed

25 Mbps

Max upload speed

3 Mbps

Average availability

100%

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

ViaSat, Inc. 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 ViaSat, Inc. start at $50/mo.*, which is lower than the average starting price for internet in Rochester, $55.00.

ViaSat, Inc. customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 12 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $4.17 per Mbps, significantly lower than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Rochester, $7.86.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, ViaSat, Inc. 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 about the same as the average max speeds from all Rochester's providers, 25 Mbps.

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Rochester, NH internet providers

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Provider
Harron Communications LP - - Cable 99%
FairPoint Communications, Inc. - - DSL 99%
segTEL, Inc. - - DSL 1.184%
HughesNet $59.99/mo. 2 - 25 Mbps Satellite 100%
ViaSat, Inc. $50/mo. 12 - 25 Mbps Satellite 100%
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Internet provider frequently asked questions

Harron Communications LP 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.

ViaSat, Inc. offers the cheapest internet in Rochester with plans starting at $50/mo. This is slightly less than the average starting price for internet in Rochester, $55.00.

If you suspect your slow speeds are the result of your internet provider throttling your connection, the easiest way to determine if you’re being throttled is to perform two speed tests. Run the first test on your regular network, then run the second one on a VPN. If the two speeds are drastically different (and the VPN test was higher), your internet provider may be throttling your speeds.

No matter where you live, your address is likely serviceable for satellite internet from providers such as HughesNet and Viasat. You will probably also have the option of at least one cable provider, such as Cox, Spectrum and Xfinity, and DSL providers such as Frontier and Verizon. Roughly a third of households will be eligible for fiber internet from AT&T, CenturyLink, Windstream or other providers.

Select internet providers including AT&T, Spectrum and Xfinity have thousands of Wi-Fi hotspots that customers can connect to at no extra cost. If your internet provider does not offer free Wi-Fi hotspots, you can find free public Wi-Fi at your local library or many restaurants and cafes. Consider these tips for using public Wi-Fi safely.

The only broadband internet type that requires a phone line is DSL and dial-up, which use phone lines to deliver service. Other internet types, such as cable, fiber-optic and satellite, require no phone line for broadband service.