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Internet providers in Madison, NJ

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Madison, NJ internet providers

Provider
Verizon $49.99 300 - 940 MbpsFiber-optic99%
Verizon $49.99 300 - 940 MbpsDSL88%
Optimum $40.00 300 - 1,000 MbpsCable100%
HughesNet $64.99 25 - 25 MbpsSatellite100%
Viasat $69.99 12 - 150 MbpsSatellite100%
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Madison internet service at a glance

At 85%, broadband coverage in Madison is slightly lower than the rest of New Jersey - 99%, and slightly lower than broadband coverage across the U.S. - 95%.

The vast majority of those living in the Madison area will have access to DSL, which covers 62% of Madison residents. Fiber-optic internet is also an option for many, offering service to 61% of the area. No cable providers are currently available in Madison, but satellite or fixed-wireless providers may offer broadband options in your area.

There are four internet providers serving the Madison area, and 99.93% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among Madison's four internet providers, prices start at $40 and available download speeds reach up to 1,000 Mbps.

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Average internet speeds in Madison

ProviderDownload speedUpload speedInternet type
Verizon 66 Mbps 19 Mbps Fiber-optic
Optimum 188 Mbps 30 Mbps Cable

Top high-speed internet providers in Madison

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

Fiber-optic internet from Verizon is available to nearly all Madison residents, covering 99% of households. Many will also have the option of DSL from Verizon, which covers 88% of the area. Madison’s third most-available internet provider, Optimum, offers cable to around 100% of Madison residents.

Verizon fiber-optic internet

Provider
Verizon
Starting price*
$49.99/mo.
Max download speed

940 Mbps

Max upload speed

880 Mbps

Average availability

99%

Fiber-optic from Verizon offers broadband to all households in Madison 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 Madison than other internet types.

Internet prices for Verizon start at $49.99/mo.*, which is lower than the average starting price for internet in Madison, $56.24.

Verizon customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 300 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $0.17 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Madison, $0.24.

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 Madison. These download speeds are available to 99% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Madison's providers, 348 Mbps.

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Verizon DSL internet

Provider
Verizon
Starting price*
$49.99/mo.
Max download speed

940 Mbps

Max upload speed

1 Mbps

Average availability

88%

DSL from Verizon offers broadband to nearly all households in Madison covering 88% of the area.

DSL internet from Verizon uses telephone lines in Madison 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 $49.99/mo.*, which is lower than the average starting price for internet in Madison, $56.24.

Verizon customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 300 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $0.17 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Madison, $0.24.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Verizon offers download speeds up to 940 Mbps and upload speeds up to 1 Mbps in Madison. These download speeds are available to 88% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Madison's providers, 348 Mbps.

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Optimum cable internet

Provider
Optimum
Starting price*
$40/mo.
Max download speed

1,000 Mbps

Max upload speed

35 Mbps

Average availability

100%

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

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

Internet prices for Optimum start at $40/mo.*, which is significantly lower than the average starting price for internet in Madison, $56.24.

Optimum customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 300 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $0.13 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Madison, $0.24.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Optimum offers download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps and upload speeds up to 35 Mbps in Madison. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Madison's providers, 348 Mbps.

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Internet coverage for rural areas

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

Satellite internet from HughesNet and Viasat offers 100% availability in Madison and surrounding areas. HughesNet starting prices are higher than average in Madison at $64.99/mo. for speeds up to 25 Mbps. Viasat starting prices are significantly higher than average in Madison at $69.99/mo. for speeds up to 150 Mbps. Satellite internet is a less appealing option for many Madison residents, however, as service typically comes with high latency and low data allowances.

Internet provider frequently asked questions

Optimum is the fastest internet provider in Madison with download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps. These speeds are available to 100% of households in Madison. The next fastest internet provider in Madison is Verizon, offering download speeds up to 940 Mbps to 99% of the area.

Optimum offers the cheapest internet in Madison with plans starting at $40/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in Madison, $56.24.

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

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 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.

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%.