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Internet providers in Princeton, NJ

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Princeton, NJ internet providers

Provider
Verizon $49.99 300 - 940 MbpsFiber-optic92%
Verizon $49.99 300 - 940 MbpsDSL83%
Xfinity $29.99 50 - 3,000 MbpsCable100%
HughesNet $64.99 25 - 25 MbpsSatellite100%
Viasat $69.99 12 - 150 MbpsSatellite100%
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Princeton internet service at a glance

At 100%, broadband coverage in Princeton 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 Princeton area will have access to fiber-optic, which covers 93% of Princeton residents. Cable internet is also an option for many, offering service to 87% of the area. DSL is less available but still a popular internet option for roughly 82% of those living in Princeton.

There are four internet providers serving the Princeton area, and 97.85% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among Princeton's four 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 Princeton

ProviderDownload speedUpload speedInternet type
Verizon 142 Mbps 78 Mbps Fiber-optic
Xfinity 158 Mbps 84 Mbps Cable

Top high-speed internet providers in Princeton

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

Fiber-optic internet from Verizon is available to nearly all Princeton residents, covering 92% of households. Many will also have the option of DSL from Verizon, which covers 83% of the area. Princeton’s third most-available internet provider, Xfinity, offers cable to around 100% of Princeton residents.

Verizon fiber-optic internet

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

940 Mbps

Max upload speed

880 Mbps

Average availability

92%

Fiber-optic from Verizon offers broadband to nearly all households in Princeton covering 92% 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 Princeton than other internet types.

Internet prices for Verizon start at $49.99/mo.*, which is about the same as the average starting price for internet in Princeton, $53.74.

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 Princeton, $0.31.

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 Princeton. These download speeds are available to 92% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Princeton'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

83%

DSL from Verizon offers broadband to nearly all households in Princeton covering 83% of the area.

DSL internet from Verizon uses telephone lines in Princeton 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 Princeton, $53.74.

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 Princeton, $0.31.

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 Princeton. These download speeds are available to 83% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Princeton's providers, 348 Mbps.

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Xfinity cable internet

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

3,000 Mbps

Max upload speed

10 Mbps

Average availability

100%

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

Xfinity’s cable network is likely to offer faster speeds than DSL or satellite service, but Princeton 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 Princeton, $53.74.

Xfinity customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 50 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $0.60 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Princeton, $0.31.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Xfinity offers download speeds up to 3,000 Mbps and upload speeds up to 10 Mbps in Princeton. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Princeton's providers, 348 Mbps.

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Internet coverage for rural areas

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

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

Internet provider frequently asked questions

Xfinity is the fastest internet provider in Princeton with download speeds up to 3,000 Mbps. These speeds are available to 100% of households in Princeton. The next fastest internet provider in Princeton is Verizon, offering download speeds up to 940 Mbps to 92% of the area.

Xfinity offers the cheapest internet in Princeton with plans starting at $29.99/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in Princeton, $53.74.

Verizon is the largest fiber-optic internet service provider in Princeton, covering 92% of the city.

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.

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.

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.