Internet providers in Elizabeth, NJ

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Elizabeth, NJ internet providers

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Provider
Verizon $39.99 200 - 940 MbpsFiber-optic99%
Verizon $39.99 15 - 15 MbpsDSL99%
Xfinity $29.99 15 - 200 MbpsCable1.615%
Optimum $30 20 - 400 MbpsCable100%
GTT Communications - -DSL4.576%
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Elizabeth internet service at a glance

At 100%, broadband coverage in Elizabeth is comparable to the rest of New Jersey - 99%, and comparable to broadband coverage across the U.S. - 95%.

The vast majority of those living in the Elizabeth area will have access to cable, which covers 100% of Elizabeth residents. DSL internet is also an option for many, offering service to 99% of the area. Fiber-optic is less available but still a popular internet option for roughly 99% of those living in Elizabeth.

There are six internet providers serving the Elizabeth area, and 99.97% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among Elizabeth's six internet providers, prices start at $29.99 and available download speeds reach up to 940 Mbps.

Top high-speed internet providers in Elizabeth

The largest internet providers in Elizabeth are Verizon and Optimum bringing DSL, fiber-optic, and cable options to Elizabeth.

DSL internet from Verizon is available to nearly all Elizabeth residents, covering 99% of households. Many will also have the option of fiber-optic from Verizon, which covers 99% of the area. Elizabeth’s third most-available internet provider, Optimum, offers cable to around 100% of Elizabeth residents.

Verizon DSL internet

Provider
Verizon
Starting price*
$39.99/mo.
Max download speed

15 Mbps

Max upload speed

1 Mbps

Average availability

99%

DSL from Verizon offers broadband to all households in Elizabeth covering 99% of the area.

DSL internet from Verizon uses telephone lines in Elizabeth 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 Verizon start at $39.99/mo.*, which is about the same as the average starting price for internet in Elizabeth, $41.99.

Verizon customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 200 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $0.20 per Mbps, lower than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Elizabeth, $2.10.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Verizon offers download speeds up to 15 Mbps and upload speeds up to 1 Mbps in Elizabeth. These download speeds are available to 99% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Elizabeth's providers, 321 Mbps.

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Verizon fiber-optic internet

Provider
Verizon
Starting price*
$39.99/mo.
Max download speed

940 Mbps

Max upload speed

880 Mbps

Average availability

99%

Fiber-optic from Verizon offers broadband to all households in Elizabeth covering 99% of the area.

Fiber-optic service from Verizon is popular for its fast download and upload speeds, even during peak usage times, but may be less available throughout Elizabeth than other internet types.

Internet prices for Verizon start at $39.99/mo.*, which is about the same as the average starting price for internet in Elizabeth, $41.99.

Verizon customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 200 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $0.20 per Mbps, lower than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Elizabeth, $2.10.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Verizon offers download speeds up to 940 Mbps and upload speeds up to 880 Mbps in Elizabeth. These download speeds are available to 99% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Elizabeth's providers, 321 Mbps.

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Optimum cable internet

Provider
Optimum
Starting price*
$30/mo.
Max download speed

400 Mbps

Max upload speed

35 Mbps

Average availability

100%

Cable from Optimum offers broadband to all households in Elizabeth covering 100% of the area.

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

Internet prices for Optimum start at $30/mo.*, which is significantly lower than the average starting price for internet in Elizabeth, $41.99.

Optimum customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 20 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $1.50 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Elizabeth, $2.10.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Optimum offers download speeds up to 400 Mbps and upload speeds up to 35 Mbps in Elizabeth. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are slightly faster than the average max speeds from all Elizabeth's providers, 321 Mbps.

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Internet coverage for rural areas

If you live in the heart of Elizabeth, you’ll likely have options from cable, DSL, and fiber-optic internet providers. For those in rural areas or just outside Elizabeth, however, satellite or fixed wireless internet may be the best internet option.

Satellite internet from HughesNet and Viasat offers 100% availability in Elizabeth and surrounding areas. HughesNet starting prices are significantly higher than average in Elizabeth at $59.99/mo. for speeds up to 25 Mbps. Viasat starting prices are higher than average in Elizabeth at $50/mo. for speeds up to 25 Mbps. Satellite internet is a less appealing option for many Elizabeth residents, however, as service typically comes with high latency and low data allowances.

Internet provider frequently asked questions

Verizon is the fastest internet provider in Elizabeth with download speeds up to 940 Mbps. These speeds are available to 99% of households in Elizabeth. The next fastest internet provider in Elizabeth is Optimum, offering download speeds up to 400 Mbps to 100% of the area.

Xfinity offers the cheapest internet in Elizabeth with plans starting at $29.99/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in Elizabeth, $41.99.

Verizon is the largest fiber-optic internet service provider in Elizabeth, covering 99% of the city.

Internet deals such as speed upgrades, promotional pricing, equipment perks and free installation are available from many internet providers. Bundling internet with TV and home phone is also a popular way to get a deal on internet.

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.

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.