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Verizon $39.99 200 - 940 MbpsFiber-optic98%
Verizon $39.99 15 - 15 MbpsDSL87%
Xfinity $29.99 15 - 200 MbpsCable4.585%
Optimum $30 20 - 400 MbpsCable100%
GTT Communications - -DSL1.434%
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Somerville internet service at a glance

At 100%, broadband coverage in Somerville 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 Somerville area will have access to cable, which covers 100% of Somerville residents. Fiber-optic internet is also an option for many, offering service to 98% of the area. DSL is less available but still a popular internet option for roughly 87% of those living in Somerville.

There are six internet providers serving the Somerville area, and 99.98% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among Somerville's six internet providers, prices start at $29.99 and available download speeds reach up to 940 Mbps.

Top high-speed internet providers in Somerville

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

Fiber-optic internet from Verizon is available to nearly all Somerville residents, covering 98% of households. Many will also have the option of DSL from Verizon, which covers 87% of the area. Somerville’s third most-available internet provider, Optimum, offers cable to around 100% of Somerville residents.

Verizon fiber-optic internet

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

940 Mbps

Max upload speed

880 Mbps

Average availability

98%

Fiber-optic from Verizon offers broadband to nearly all households in Somerville covering 98% 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 Somerville 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 Somerville, $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 Somerville, $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 Somerville. These download speeds are available to 98% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Somerville'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

87%

DSL from Verizon offers broadband to nearly all households in Somerville covering 87% of the area.

DSL internet from Verizon uses telephone lines in Somerville 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 Somerville, $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 Somerville, $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 Somerville. These download speeds are available to 87% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Somerville's providers, 318 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

100%

Cable from Optimum offers broadband to all households in Somerville covering 100% of the area.

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

Optimum customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 20 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $1.50 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Somerville, $2.10.

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 Somerville. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are slightly faster than the average max speeds from all Somerville's providers, 318 Mbps.

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Internet coverage for rural areas

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

Satellite internet from HughesNet and Viasat offers 100% availability in Somerville and surrounding areas. HughesNet starting prices are significantly higher than average in Somerville at $59.99/mo. for speeds up to 25 Mbps. Viasat starting prices are higher than average in Somerville at $50/mo. for speeds up to 12 Mbps. Satellite internet is a less appealing option for many Somerville 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 Somerville with download speeds up to 940 Mbps. These speeds are available to 98% of households in Somerville. The next fastest internet provider in Somerville is Optimum, offering download speeds up to 400 Mbps to 100% of the area.

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

Verizon is the largest fiber-optic internet service provider in Somerville, covering 98% of the city.

There are benefits to using your own router vs. buying or renting one from your internet provider, such as lower monthly costs and more product options. If you choose to use your own router, keep in mind that your internet provider’s tech support may not be able to fully assist you with your personal router. Select providers may not give you the option to use your own router.

Using your own router is a good way to cut internet costs without having to downgrade your internet plan. You can also try negotiating for a lower price with your current provider, or switch to another internet provider to take advantage of introductory pricing and special promotions.

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.