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Internet providers in Metuchen, NJ

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Metuchen, NJ internet providers

Provider
Verizon $49.99 300 - 940 MbpsDSL100%
Xfinity $29.99 50 - 3,000 MbpsCable2.922%
Optimum $40.00 300 - 1,000 MbpsCable100%
HughesNet $64.99 25 - 25 MbpsSatellite100%
Viasat $69.99 12 - 150 MbpsSatellite100%
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Metuchen internet service at a glance

At 100%, broadband coverage in Metuchen 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 Metuchen area will have access to DSL, which covers 100% of Metuchen residents. Cable internet is also an option for many, offering service to 2.740% of the area. No fiber-optic providers are currently available in Metuchen, but satellite or fixed-wireless providers may offer broadband options in your area.

There are five internet providers serving the Metuchen area, and 99.71% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among Metuchen's five internet providers, prices start at $29.99 and available download speeds reach up to 3,000 Mbps.

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Average internet speeds in Metuchen

ProviderDownload speedUpload speedInternet type
Optimum 168 Mbps 43 Mbps Cable
Xfinity 118 Mbps 11 Mbps Cable
Verizon 62 Mbps 15 Mbps DSL

Top high-speed internet providers in Metuchen

The largest internet providers in Metuchen are Verizon, Optimum, and HughesNet bringing DSL, cable, and satellite options to Metuchen.

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

Verizon DSL internet

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

940 Mbps

Max upload speed

1 Mbps

Average availability

100%

DSL from Verizon offers broadband to all households in Metuchen covering 100% of the area.

DSL internet from Verizon uses telephone lines in Metuchen 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 about the same as the average starting price for internet in Metuchen, $50.99.

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 Metuchen, $0.37.

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 Metuchen. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Metuchen's providers, 133 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 Metuchen covering 100% of the area.

Optimum’s cable network is likely to offer faster speeds than DSL or satellite service, but Metuchen 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 Metuchen, $50.99.

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 Metuchen, $0.37.

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 Metuchen. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Metuchen's providers, 133 Mbps.

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HughesNet satellite internet

Provider
HughesNet
Starting price*
$64.99/mo.
Max download speed

25 Mbps

Max upload speed

3 Mbps

Average availability

100%

Satellite from HughesNet offers broadband to all households in Metuchen covering 100% of the area.

HughesNet satellite internet offers reliable connection in areas of Metuchen 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 $64.99/mo.*, which is significantly higher than the average starting price for internet in Metuchen, $50.99.

HughesNet customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 25 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $2.60 per Mbps, higher than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Metuchen, $0.37.

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 Metuchen. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Metuchen's providers, 133 Mbps.

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Internet provider frequently asked questions

Xfinity is the fastest internet provider in Metuchen with download speeds up to 3,000 Mbps. These speeds are available to 2.922% of households in Metuchen. The next fastest internet provider in Metuchen is Optimum, offering download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps to 100% of the area.

Xfinity offers the cheapest internet in Metuchen with plans starting at $29.99/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in Metuchen, $50.99.

Cable internet will nearly always offer faster speeds than DSL, but typically at a higher price point. So if you’re shopping for cheap internet plans, DSL may be your better option but if you want speed, consider cable internet.

Resetting your router and optimizing your router settings can give you an instant speed boost. Consider Wi-Fi extenders if your signal is weaker in certain areas of your home. Also, be sure to check your Wi-Fi network to see if there are any unknown devices or users connected that could be slowing your network.

Upgrading your internet plan or switching to a new provider that offers faster internet service is the best way to get significantly faster speeds, but that will likely also come with a price increase. To get faster internet without changing your plan or provider, upgrade your internet equipment or reduce the number of devices connected to your network.

Learn the penalty, if any, of canceling service with your current provider. Find other internet providers in your area and compare plans and pricing. Choose the internet provider and plan that best meets your needs. Order your new services and get your installation/activation date. Call your current internet provider and cancel service by the activation date of your new service.