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Internet providers in Rochester, NH

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Rochester, NH internet providers

Provider
MetroCast Communications - -Cable99%
Telephone Operating Company of Vermont $34.95 24 - 25 MbpsDSL99%
FirstLight Fiber - -DSL1.184%
HughesNet $59.99 25 - 25 MbpsSatellite100%
Viasat $50.00 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 $34.95 and available download speeds reach up to 150 Mbps.

Top high-speed internet providers in Rochester

The largest internet providers in Rochester are Telephone Operating Company of Vermont, HughesNet, and Viasat bringing DSL 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 satellite from HughesNet, which covers 100% of the area. Rochester’s third most-available internet provider, Viasat, offers satellite to around 100% of Rochester residents.

Telephone Operating Company of Vermont DSL internet

Provider

Telephone Operating Company of Vermont

Starting price*
$34.95/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 $34.95/mo.*, which is significantly lower than the average starting price for internet in Rochester, $48.31.

Telephone Operating Company of Vermont customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 24 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $1.46 per Mbps, lower than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Rochester, $2.42.

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

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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 significantly higher than the average starting price for internet in Rochester, $48.31.

HughesNet customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 25 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $2.40 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Rochester, $2.42.

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 satellite internet

Provider
Viasat
Starting price*
$50/mo.
Max download speed

25 Mbps

Max upload speed

3 Mbps

Average availability

100%

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

Viasat 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 start at $50/mo.*, which is about the same as the average starting price for internet in Rochester, $48.31.

Viasat customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 12 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $4.17 per Mbps, higher than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Rochester, $2.42.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Viasat 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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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.

Telephone Operating Company of Vermont offers the cheapest internet in Rochester with plans starting at $34.95/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in Rochester, $48.31.

Fiber internet providers are likely to offer the fastest, most consistent speeds for the money. Cable internet providers can also deliver fast speeds, up to 100 Mbps and higher, but are more vulnerable to slowed speeds during peak usage times. If you’re shopping for cheap internet, a DSL provider may be the best option for your household.

Download speeds of 25 Mbps and above are considered broadband speeds, and can handle most online activities including streaming and gaming. For households with multiple devices using a Wi-Fi connection, speeds of 100 Mbps and higher are likely to offer a better online experience. Learn more about what speeds are best for your home.

Fiber and cable internet are similar internet service types, but fiber offers a few advantages over cable. Fiber internet can deliver faster upload and download speeds than cable in most areas, and is less vulnerable to slowed speeds during peak usage times. Cable does have the advantage over fiber in terms of availability, covering 89% of U.S. households compared to fiber’s 38%.

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.