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Internet providers in Somerset, NJ

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Somerset, NJ internet providers

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Provider
Verizon $39.99 200 - 940 MbpsFiber-optic86%
Verizon $39.99 15 - 15 MbpsDSL77%
Xfinity $29.99 15 - 200 MbpsCable99%
Optimum $30 20 - 400 MbpsCable4.232%
HughesNet $59.99 25 - 25 MbpsSatellite100%
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Somerset internet service at a glance

At 100%, broadband coverage in Somerset 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 Somerset area will have access to cable, which covers 99% of Somerset residents. Fiber-optic internet is also an option for many, offering service to 86% of the area. DSL is less available but still a popular internet option for roughly 77% of those living in Somerset.

There are five internet providers serving the Somerset area, and 99.02% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among Somerset's five internet providers, prices start at $29.99 and available download speeds reach up to 940 Mbps.

Top high-speed internet providers in Somerset

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

Fiber-optic internet from Verizon is available to nearly all Somerset residents, covering 86% of households. Many will also have the option of DSL from Verizon, which covers 77% of the area. Somerset’s third most-available internet provider, Xfinity, offers cable to around 99% of Somerset residents.

Verizon fiber-optic internet

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

940 Mbps

Max upload speed

880 Mbps

Average availability

86%

Fiber-optic from Verizon offers broadband to nearly all households in Somerset covering 86% 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 Somerset 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 Somerset, $41.99.

Verizon customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 200 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $0.20 per Mbps, lower than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Somerset, $2.10.

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 Somerset. These download speeds are available to 86% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Somerset's providers, 318 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

77%

DSL from Verizon offers broadband to most households in Somerset covering 77% of the area.

DSL internet from Verizon uses telephone lines in Somerset 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 Somerset, $41.99.

Verizon customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 200 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $0.20 per Mbps, lower than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Somerset, $2.10.

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 Somerset. These download speeds are available to 77% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Somerset's providers, 318 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

99%

Cable from Xfinity offers broadband to all households in Somerset covering 99% of the area.

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

Xfinity customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 15 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $2.00 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Somerset, $2.10.

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 Somerset. These download speeds are available to 99% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Somerset's providers, 318 Mbps.

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Internet coverage for rural areas

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

Satellite internet from HughesNet and Viasat offers 100% availability in Somerset and surrounding areas. HughesNet starting prices are significantly higher than average in Somerset at $59.99/mo. for speeds up to 25 Mbps. Viasat starting prices are higher than average in Somerset at $50/mo. for speeds up to 12 Mbps. Satellite internet is a less appealing option for many Somerset 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 Somerset with download speeds up to 940 Mbps. These speeds are available to 86% of households in Somerset. The next fastest internet provider in Somerset is Optimum, offering download speeds up to 400 Mbps to 4.232% of the area.

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

Verizon is the largest fiber-optic internet service provider in Somerset, covering 86% of the city.

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.

According to the FCC, 93% of households have access to three or more providers. In many areas, a cable, DSL, satellite and possibly fiber-optic provider may be available. You are unlikely, however, to find multiple providers of the same internet type, such as two cable providers, in the same location because operating expenses in an area already served by another provider can be too high to be profitable.

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.