Internet Providers in Rochester, NH

Enter a zip code to find internet options in your area.

Residential Internet Statistics for Rochester, NH
Internet Providers: 6
Internet Plans: 15
Fastest Speed Available: 1,200 Mbps
Average Plan Price: $51.12

Internet Access in Rochester, New Hampshire

Information on this page is calculated based on the FCC's bi-annual coverage filings. We leverage direct provider reports to further validate the information down to the census block or lit address level. Plan, pricing, and other data is gathered by our research team. We've aggregated 352 broadband deals in Rochester since 2014. The speed averages shown here are drawn from 19,010 IP-verified speed test records in the past 12 months.

Consolidated Communications (Formerly Fairpoint Communications) is also a commonly available broadband choice in Rochester. They offer DSL service available to 99 percent of the area.

So far as the network technology options in Rochester, you essentially see two options: cable (providers such as Atlantic Broadband) and DSL (think Consolidated Communications (Formerly Fairpoint Communications)).

The average Rochester address has 2 Internet providers available. Accounting for all census blocks, there are exactly 2.97 providers for each location.

Viasat Internet and HughesNet are the strongest providers in Rochester in terms of coverage. As the map below shows, the more common companies frequently cover the same addresses in different blocks around Rochester.

  • There are 14 internet providers in Rochester with 6 of those offering residential service
  • Rochester is the 4th most connected city in New Hampshire ahead of Milton, Barrington, Farmington, Somersworth, and Berwick.
  • The fastest zip code in Rochester for July 2021 is 03867. (see all below).

Internet Statistics 2021

100 People Only have access to 1 or fewer wired internet providers available at their address.

This data is calculated from FCC datasets which providers are legally required to supply twice a year. We further validate this data for accuracy.

Are you a journalist or researcher writing about this topic?

Contact us and we'll connect you with a broadband market expert on our team who can provide insights and data to support your work.

Summary Of Fastest Internet Providers In Rochester, New Hampshire

Provider Speed Type Time To Download 1 GB Availability
Atlantic Broadband 1,000 Mbps Cable 8s 99.2%
XFINITY from Comcast 1,200 Mbps Cable 6s 98.1%
Spectrum 1,000 Mbps Cable 8s 0.7%
Consolidated Communications (Formerly Fairpoint Communications) 80 Mbps DSL 1m 42s 99.4%
Viasat Internet 50 Mbps Satellite 2m 43s 100.0%
HughesNet 25 Mbps Satellite 5m 27s 100.0%

Internet Provider Competition Map For Rochester

Rochester Internet Competition Map. Click for interactive map.
Click here to initialize interactive map
Rochester is the 4th most connected city in New Hampshire ahead of Milton, Barrington, Farmington, Somersworth, and Berwick.

The “Connected” metric is a citywide average based on FCC data showing the density of broadband options at the census block level.

Approximately 1,000 people in Strafford County don't have access to any wired internet.

This statistic is drawn from the population in census blocks not served by at least one wired broadband provider.

Approximately 99% of Rochester residents are serviced by multiple wired providers.

This coverage statistic is based on a mix of FCC and private provider reporting in the past two quarters.

As of this month, 03867 is the zip code with the fastest average download speed in Rochester.

Zip-based speed averages are calculated from M-Labs consumer speed tests run by IP addresses in the area.

In Strafford County, approximately 2,000 people do not have access to 25 Mbps wired broadband.

25 Mbps download and 3 Mbps upload is the minimum speed for an Internet connection to be classified as “Broadband” by the FCC.

Data Caps in Rochester

Data collected by our market research team shows that common ISPs place a limit on data use for their home Internet plans. Data caps are controversial because consumers see them as a strategy to stop "cord cutting", while providers maintain they are a necessary tool for managing network congestion. In either case, the issue is the same: streaming services, which easily uses anywhere from one to seven Gigabytes/hr.

Compare Rochester to the 5 largest cities in the US

City Average Download Speed Number of Providers Average Cost per Mbps
Rochester 117.9 Mbps 6 $0.32 ( + $0.00 )
New York 534.4 Mbps ( +416.5 Mbps ) 17 ( +11 ) $0.89 ( + $0.00 )
Los Angeles 148.8 Mbps ( +30.9 Mbps ) 17 ( +11 ) $0.24 ( $0.00 )
Chicago 160.6 Mbps ( +42.7 Mbps ) 15 ( +9 ) $0.27 ( $0.00 )
Houston 169.5 Mbps ( +51.6 Mbps ) 23 ( +17 ) $0.26 ( $0.00 )
Philadelphia 162.1 Mbps ( +44.2 Mbps ) 8 ( +2 ) $0.36 ( + $0.00 )