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Internet providers in Jersey City, NJ

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Jersey City, NJ internet providers

Provider
Verizon $39.99 -Fiber-optic94%
Verizon $39.99 -DSL98%
Xfinity $29.99 25 - 400 MbpsCable98%
Optimum $30.00 300 - 400 MbpsCable2.340%
HughesNet $59.99 25 - 25 MbpsSatellite100%
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Jersey City internet service at a glance

At 100%, broadband coverage in Jersey City 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 Jersey City area will have access to cable, which covers 99% of Jersey City residents. DSL internet is also an option for many, offering service to 98% of the area. Fiber-optic is less available but still a popular internet option for roughly 94% of those living in Jersey City.

There are five internet providers serving the Jersey City area, and 97.50% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among Jersey City's five internet providers, prices start at $29.99 and available download speeds reach up to 940 Mbps.

Top high-speed internet providers in Jersey City

The largest internet providers in Jersey City are Verizon and Xfinity bringing DSL, fiber-optic, and cable options to Jersey City.

DSL internet from Verizon is available to nearly all Jersey City residents, covering 98% of households. Many will also have the option of fiber-optic from Verizon, which covers 94% of the area. Jersey City’s third most-available internet provider, Xfinity, offers cable to around 98% of Jersey City residents.

Verizon DSL internet

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

15 Mbps

Max upload speed

1 Mbps

Average availability

98%

DSL from Verizon offers broadband to nearly all households in Jersey City covering 98% of the area.

DSL internet from Verizon uses telephone lines in Jersey City 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 Jersey City, $41.99.

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 Jersey City. These download speeds are available to 98% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Jersey City's providers, 213 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

94%

Fiber-optic from Verizon offers broadband to nearly all households in Jersey City covering 94% 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 Jersey City 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 Jersey City, $41.99.

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 Jersey City. These download speeds are available to 94% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Jersey City's providers, 213 Mbps.

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Xfinity cable internet

Provider
Xfinity
Starting price*
$29.99/mo.
Max download speed

400 Mbps

Max upload speed

10 Mbps

Average availability

98%

Cable from Xfinity offers broadband to nearly all households in Jersey City covering 98% of the area.

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

Internet prices for Xfinity start at $29.99/mo.*, which is significantly lower than the average starting price for internet in Jersey City, $41.99.

Xfinity customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 25 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $1.20 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Jersey City, $0.46.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Xfinity offers download speeds up to 400 Mbps and upload speeds up to 10 Mbps in Jersey City. These download speeds are available to 98% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Jersey City's providers, 213 Mbps.

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Internet coverage for rural areas

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

Satellite internet from HughesNet and Viasat offers 100% availability in Jersey City and surrounding areas. HughesNet starting prices are significantly higher than average in Jersey City at $59.99/mo. for speeds up to 25 Mbps. Viasat starting prices are higher than average in Jersey City at $50/mo. for speeds up to 25 Mbps. Satellite internet is a less appealing option for many Jersey City 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 Jersey City with download speeds up to 940 Mbps. These speeds are available to 94% of households in Jersey City. The next fastest internet provider in Jersey City is Xfinity, offering download speeds up to 400 Mbps to 98% of the area.

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

Verizon is the largest fiber-optic internet service provider in Jersey City, covering 94% of the city.

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.

Downgrading services or cutting extras, such as Wi-Fi extenders or premium tech support, can lower your monthly internet bill. You can also try to negotiate with your internet provider for a lower rate. Switching internet providers and bundling internet with other services is another common way to lower internet costs.