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Internet providers in Madison, NJ

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Madison, NJ internet providers

Provider
Verizon $39.99 -Fiber-optic99%
Verizon $39.99 -DSL88%
Optimum $30.00 300 - 400 MbpsCable100%
HughesNet $59.99 25 - 25 MbpsSatellite100%
Viasat $50.00 12 - 12 MbpsSatellite100%
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Madison internet service at a glance

At 100%, broadband coverage in Madison 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 Madison area will have access to cable, which covers 100% of Madison residents. Fiber-optic internet is also an option for many, offering service to 99% of the area. DSL is less available but still a popular internet option for roughly 89% of those living in Madison.

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 $30 and available download speeds reach up to 940 Mbps.

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*
$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 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 $39.99/mo.*, which is lower than the average starting price for internet in Madison, $45.00.

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, 146 Mbps.

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Verizon DSL internet

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

15 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 $39.99/mo.*, which is lower than the average starting price for internet in Madison, $45.00.

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 Madison. These download speeds are available to 88% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Madison's providers, 146 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 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 $30/mo.*, which is significantly lower than the average starting price for internet in Madison, $45.00.

Optimum customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 300 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $0.10 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Madison, $0.40.

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 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, 146 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 significantly higher than average in Madison at $59.99/mo. for speeds up to 25 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

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

Optimum offers the cheapest internet in Madison with plans starting at $30/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in Madison, $45.00.

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

Wi-Fi extenders are handy when your router can’t project a strong signal to everywhere in your home that you need it. Your internet provider may offer Wi-Fi extenders for an added monthly cost, or you can purchase one online or from most electronics retailers.

Available providers vary by address, but your location is likely serviceable for cable and DSL internet. Fiber internet may also be an internet option, but this technology is typically found in larger cities. Those living in rural areas not serviceable for cable, DSL or fiber internet may find satellite or fixed wireless internet to be their only options.

Speeds of 10 Mbps and higher are good for gaming, but what you really want to consider when choosing an internet service for gaming is latency, or ping. Latency is the measure of how long it takes for your device to communicate with the server and is the main contributor to lag. The higher the ping, the more likely you are to experience lagging. Shoot for an internet service with latency below 100 ms.