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Verizon $39.99 200 - 940 MbpsFiber-optic97%
Verizon $39.99 15 - 15 MbpsDSL86%
Xfinity $29.99 15 - 400 MbpsCable34%
Optimum $30 20 - 400 MbpsCable100%
HughesNet $59.99 25 - 25 MbpsSatellite100%
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Watchung internet service at a glance

At 100%, broadband coverage in Watchung 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 Watchung area will have access to cable, which covers 100% of Watchung residents. Fiber-optic internet is also an option for many, offering service to 97% of the area. DSL is less available but still a popular internet option for roughly 86% of those living in Watchung.

There are five internet providers serving the Watchung area, and 98.75% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among Watchung's five internet providers, prices start at $29.99 and available download speeds reach up to 940 Mbps.

Top high-speed internet providers in Watchung

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

Fiber-optic internet from Verizon is available to nearly all Watchung residents, covering 97% of households. Many will also have the option of DSL from Verizon, which covers 86% of the area. Watchung’s third most-available internet provider, Xfinity, offers cable to around 34% of Watchung residents.

Verizon fiber-optic internet

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

940 Mbps

Max upload speed

880 Mbps

Average availability

97%

Fiber-optic from Verizon offers broadband to nearly all households in Watchung covering 97% 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 Watchung 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 Watchung, $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 Watchung, $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 Watchung. These download speeds are available to 97% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Watchung's providers, 358 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

86%

DSL from Verizon offers broadband to nearly all households in Watchung covering 86% of the area.

DSL internet from Verizon uses telephone lines in Watchung 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 Watchung, $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 Watchung, $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 Watchung. These download speeds are available to 86% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Watchung's providers, 358 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

34%

Cable from Xfinity offers broadband to some, but not many households in Watchung covering 34% of the area.

Xfinity’s cable network is likely to offer faster speeds than DSL or satellite service, but Watchung 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 Watchung, $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 Watchung, $2.10.

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 Watchung. These download speeds are available to 34% of the area, and are slightly faster than the average max speeds from all Watchung's providers, 358 Mbps.

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Internet coverage for rural areas

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

Satellite internet from HughesNet and Viasat offers 100% availability in Watchung and surrounding areas. HughesNet starting prices are significantly higher than average in Watchung at $59.99/mo. for speeds up to 25 Mbps. Viasat starting prices are higher than average in Watchung at $50/mo. for speeds up to 12 Mbps. Satellite internet is a less appealing option for many Watchung 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 Watchung with download speeds up to 940 Mbps. These speeds are available to 97% of households in Watchung. The next fastest internet provider in Watchung is Xfinity, offering download speeds up to 400 Mbps to 34% of the area.

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

Verizon is the largest fiber-optic internet service provider in Watchung, covering 97% of the city.

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.

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.

The only broadband internet type that requires a phone line is DSL and dial-up, which use phone lines to deliver service. Other internet types, such as cable, fiber-optic and satellite, require no phone line for broadband service.