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Internet providers in 08840

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08840 internet providers

Provider
Verizon $39.99 -DSL100%
Xfinity $29.99 25 - 200 MbpsCable11%
Optimum $30.00 300 - 400 MbpsCable97%
HughesNet $59.99 25 - 25 MbpsSatellite100%
Viasat $50.00 12 - 25 MbpsSatellite100%
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08840 internet service at a glance

At 100%, broadband coverage in the 08840 ZIP code 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 08840 ZIP will have access to DSL, which covers 100% of households. Cable internet is also an option for many, offering service to 100% 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 08840 area, and 99.98% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among five internet providers in 08840, prices start at $29.99 and available download speeds reach up to 400 Mbps.

Top high-speed internet providers in 08840

The largest internet providers serving the 08840 ZIP code are Verizon, Xfinity, and Optimum bringing DSL and cable options to the area.

DSL internet from Verizon is available to nearly all in the 08840 ZIP code, covering 100% of households. Some will also have the option of cable from Xfinity, which covers 11% of the area. Metuchen’s third most-available internet provider, Optimum, offers cable to around 97% of residents in the 08840 ZIP code.

Verizon DSL internet

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

15 Mbps

Max upload speed

1 Mbps

Average availability

100%

DSL from Verizon offers broadband to all households in the 08840 ZIP code, covering 100% of the area.

DSL internet from Verizon uses telephone lines 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 Metuchen, $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 08840 ZIP code. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Metuchen's providers, 163 Mbps.

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Xfinity cable internet

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

200 Mbps

Max upload speed

10 Mbps

Average availability

11%

Cable from Xfinity offers broadband to a limited number of households in the 08840 ZIP code, covering 11% of the area.

Xfinity’s cable network is likely to offer faster speeds than DSL or satellite service, but 08840 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 Metuchen, $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 Metuchen, $0.46.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Xfinity offers download speeds up to 200 Mbps and upload speeds up to 10 Mbps in 08840 ZIP code. These download speeds are available to 11% of the area, and are about the same as the average max speeds from all Metuchen's providers, 163 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

97%

Cable from Optimum offers broadband to nearly all households in the 08840 ZIP code, covering 97% of the area.

Optimum’s cable network is likely to offer faster speeds than DSL or satellite service, but 08840 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 Metuchen, $41.99.

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 Metuchen, $0.46.

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 08840 ZIP code. These download speeds are available to 97% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Metuchen's providers, 163 Mbps.

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Internet coverage for rural areas

If you have limited cable, DSL and fiber-optic internet options in the 08840 ZIP code, satellite and fixed wireless providers may be available.

Satellite internet from HughesNet and Viasat offers 100% availability in 08840 and the greater Metuchen area. HughesNet starting prices are significantly higher than average in Metuchen at $59.99/mo. for speeds up to 25 Mbps. Viasat starting prices are higher than average in Metuchen at $50/mo. for speeds up to 25 Mbps. Satellite internet is a less appealing option for many in the 08840 ZIP, however, as service typically comes with high latency and low data allowances.

Internet providers in 08840 frequently asked questions

Optimum is the fastest internet provider in the 08840 ZIP code with download speeds up to 400 Mbps. These speeds are available to 97% of households in 08840. The next fastest internet provider in the 08840 ZIP code is Xfinity, offering download speeds up to 200 Mbps to 11% of the area.

Xfinity offers the cheapest internet in the 08840 ZIP with service starting at $29.99/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in Metuchen, $41.99.

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.

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.

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.

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.