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Internet providers in Plainfield, NJ

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Plainfield, NJ internet providers

Provider
Verizon $39.99 -Fiber-optic99%
Verizon $39.99 -DSL89%
Xfinity $29.99 25 - 400 MbpsCable100%
Optimum $30.00 300 - 400 MbpsCable7.613%
HughesNet $59.99 25 - 25 MbpsSatellite100%
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Plainfield internet service at a glance

At 100%, broadband coverage in Plainfield 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 Plainfield area will have access to cable, which covers 100% of Plainfield 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 Plainfield.

There are five internet providers serving the Plainfield area, and 99.84% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among Plainfield's five internet providers, prices start at $29.99 and available download speeds reach up to 940 Mbps.

Top high-speed internet providers in Plainfield

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

Fiber-optic internet from Verizon is available to nearly all Plainfield residents, covering 99% of households. Many will also have the option of DSL from Verizon, which covers 89% of the area. Plainfield’s third most-available internet provider, Xfinity, offers cable to around 100% of Plainfield 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 Plainfield 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 Plainfield 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 Plainfield, $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 Plainfield. These download speeds are available to 99% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Plainfield's providers, 209 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

89%

DSL from Verizon offers broadband to nearly all households in Plainfield covering 89% of the area.

DSL internet from Verizon uses telephone lines in Plainfield 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 Plainfield, $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 Plainfield. These download speeds are available to 89% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Plainfield's providers, 209 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

100%

Cable from Xfinity offers broadband to all households in Plainfield covering 100% of the area.

Xfinity’s cable network is likely to offer faster speeds than DSL or satellite service, but Plainfield 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 Plainfield, $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 Plainfield, $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 Plainfield. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Plainfield's providers, 209 Mbps.

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Internet coverage for rural areas

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

Satellite internet from HughesNet and Viasat offers 100% availability in Plainfield and surrounding areas. HughesNet starting prices are significantly higher than average in Plainfield at $59.99/mo. for speeds up to 25 Mbps. Viasat starting prices are higher than average in Plainfield at $50/mo. for speeds up to 12 Mbps. Satellite internet is a less appealing option for many Plainfield 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 Plainfield with download speeds up to 940 Mbps. These speeds are available to 99% of households in Plainfield. The next fastest internet provider in Plainfield is Xfinity, offering download speeds up to 400 Mbps to 100% of the area.

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

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

Each video streaming service has varying recommended speeds, but speeds up to 10 Mbps will often handle streaming on one device. For HD and 4K streaming, consider faster speeds of at least 25 Mbps to reduce buffering and maintain optimal picture quality.

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.

Wi-Fi connects your device to a router, but that router needs to be connected to the internet for your device to also be connected to the internet. You need an internet service provider to get Wi-Fi.