Internet Service in New Jersey

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Coverage by County

98.1%
78.4%

173.3

1st

Broadband Speeds

98.6%

of New Jerseyans have access to broadband 100mbps or faster.

14.7%

of New Jerseyans have access to 1 gigabit broadband.

Wired Coverage

99.2%

of New Jerseyans have access to wireline service

68.7%

of New Jerseyans have access to fiber-optic service

97.9%

of New Jerseyans have access to cable service

84.2%

of New Jerseyans have access to DSL service

Largest Competing Providers In New Jersey

  1. CenturyLink vs Xfinity
  2. Xfinity vs Consolidated

Coverage by County in New Jersey

County Name % Broadband Coverage
Atlantic 97.9%
Bergen 99.8%
Burlington 97.7%
Camden 98.5%
Cape May 98.5%
Cumberland 94.7%
Essex 98.3%
Gloucester 99.1%
Hudson 99.1%
Hunterdon 98.6%
Mercer 98.1%
Middlesex 97.1%
Monmouth 99.1%
Morris 97.1%
Ocean 99.1%
Passaic 99.6%
Salem 97.3%
Somerset 99.6%
Sussex 99.8%
Union 99.6%
Warren 99.0%

Internet Speed in Top New Jersey Cities

City Avg. Download Speed No. of Providers
1. Newark 87.3 MBPS 27 Providers
2. Jersey City 117.7 MBPS 25 Providers
3. Trenton 214.4 MBPS 22 Providers
4. Paterson 117.8 MBPS 16 Providers
5. Toms River 271.1 MBPS 16 Providers

Speeds for Major Providers in New Jersey

Provider Avg. download speed
Verizon Fios 220.4 MBPS
Verizon High Speed Internet 208.2 MBPS
XFINITY from Comcast 181.7 MBPS
Optimum by Altice 151.0 MBPS
CenturyLink 17.5 MBPS

The State of Broadband in New Jersey, 2021

Written by the BroadbandNow team. Last updated 6/7/2021.

New Jersey ranks number one in America for the best broadband access in the country. Due to its combination of broad coverage, high-speeds, and low pricing, New Jersey is the most well-connected state in the US. Over 99% of New Jerseyans have access to a wired connection with speeds of 100 Mbps or faster, and 67% of the state’s population has access to fiber-optic internet services, which is well over double the national average of 25% of Americans with access to fiber. Average download speeds in New Jersey hover around 174.3 Mbps.

The Digital Divide in New Jersey

The digital divide – the technological gap between those who have access to high-speed, low-priced internet and those who don’t – is increasingly slim in New Jersey. This is seen in the fact that every county in the state enjoys between 94 to 100% access to 25 Mbps high-speed broadband coverage. Additionally, affordability data reveals that 78.4% of New Jerseyans have access to a low-priced internet plan ($60/month or less), which is significantly higher than the nationwide average of 51.5% of consumers with access to the same.

However, some areas of New Jersey remain underserved. Studies show that 77,000 people in New Jersey do not have a wired connection capable of 25 Mbps speeds, and 46,000 people do not have access to a wired connection at all at their place of residence. Further, while 135 internet providers operate in New Jersey, 147,000 residents have access to only one provider at their home, making it impossible to switch should they be dissatisfied with their current provider.

Best-Connected Cities

New Jersey is the best-connected state in the country; that being said, there are a few cities with the most outstanding mix of internet speed, cost, and coverage. The five cities with the best internet in New Jersey are Paterson, Basking Ridge, Bayonne, Ridgewood, and Asbury Park, with Paterson topping the list as the highest ranking in the state and the second-highest-ranking city in the nation.

Worst-Connected Cities

While most of the state excels in the area of broadband services, there remain a few poorly connected cities within New Jersey. The five cities with the worst connection in New Jersey are Vienna, New Gretna, Juliustown, Leesburg, and Schooleys, with Vienna ranking lowest in the state.

See what makes New Jersey outrank the other states nationwide.

Governmental Initiatives

Since 2010, the New Jersey Office of Information Technology has been the grantee of nearly $5 million in federal grants to further broadband data mapping and development within the state.

Another $39,638,152 in federal grant funding has gone toward the expansion of broadband infrastructure throughout New Jersey.

The information above is taken from a mix of public and private datasets. More about our data here.

Sources: Data collected via the FCC, NTIA, and other sources. For a full list of data sources please visit our data page.

New Jersey Cities

Average speed over time
Absecon 97.5%
12 providers
Asbury Park 98.7%
14 providers
Atlantic City 99.6%
15 providers
Avenel 81.4%
13 providers
Barnegat 99.6%
10 providers
Basking Ridge 99.5%
14 providers
Bayonne 99.6%
14 providers
Bayville 99.2%
12 providers
Belleville 99.9%
10 providers
Belmar 98.8%
14 providers
Bergenfield 100.0%
12 providers
Blackwood 99.3%
15 providers
Bloomfield 100.0%
13 providers
Boonton 99.2%
14 providers
Bordentown 99.3%
13 providers
Brick 99.3%
13 providers
Bridgeton 98.5%
10 providers
Bridgewater 99.8%
17 providers
Browns Mills 98.5%
10 providers
Budd Lake 94.4%
14 providers
Burlington 98.3%
18 providers
Butler 98.1%
11 providers
Caldwell 98.2%
16 providers
Camden 96.3%
17 providers
Cape May 99.0%
13 providers
Cape May Court House 98.0%
17 providers
Carteret 98.8%
20 providers
Chatham 100.0%
13 providers
Cherry Hill 99.7%
17 providers
Clark 99.7%
14 providers
Clementon 95.0%
12 providers
Cliffside Park 100.0%
13 providers
Clifton 99.9%
20 providers
Collingswood 99.9%
13 providers
Colonia 99.8%
9 providers
Cranford 99.8%
14 providers
Denville 99.9%
19 providers
Dover 98.1%
11 providers
Dumont 100.0%
11 providers
Dunellen 100.0%
15 providers
East Brunswick 98.5%
15 providers
East Orange 99.2%
15 providers
Eatontown 99.7%
16 providers
Edison 96.1%
21 providers
Egg Harbor City 97.4%
11 providers
Egg Harbor Township 97.6%
16 providers
Elizabeth 98.9%
20 providers
Elizabethport 100.0%
14 providers
Elmwood Park 100.0%
15 providers
Englewood 100.0%
15 providers
Englishtown 99.1%
16 providers
Fair Lawn 99.2%
16 providers
Fairview 100.0%
16 providers
Flemington 99.0%
15 providers
Forked River 99.9%
10 providers
Fort Lee 100.0%
16 providers
Freehold 99.6%
16 providers
Garfield 100.0%
13 providers
Glassboro 99.1%
13 providers
Gloucester City 99.7%
12 providers
Hackensack 99.9%
18 providers
Hackettstown 99.8%
13 providers
Haddonfield 97.7%
15 providers
Haledon 98.6%
14 providers
Hammonton 96.3%
15 providers
Harrison 99.8%
11 providers
Hawthorne 100.0%
14 providers
Hazlet 99.6%
16 providers
Highland Park 97.4%
13 providers
Hightstown 98.8%
14 providers
Hillsborough 99.2%
16 providers
Hillside 100.0%
14 providers
Hoboken 99.4%
17 providers
Holmdel 99.7%
16 providers
Howell 99.7%
13 providers
Irvington 97.9%
13 providers
Iselin 100.0%
19 providers
Jackson 99.3%
13 providers
Jersey City 99.6%
25 providers
Keansburg 99.6%
12 providers
Kearny 94.0%
15 providers
Keyport 98.9%
12 providers
Lakewood 99.6%
17 providers
Lawrence Township 99.0%
17 providers
Linden 99.8%
15 providers
Little Falls 98.8%
16 providers
Livingston 99.9%
14 providers
Lodi 100.0%
13 providers
Long Branch 98.6%
13 providers
Long Valley 99.9%
10 providers
Lyndhurst 100.0%
15 providers
Madison 92.1%
16 providers
Mahwah 96.9%
14 providers
Manahawkin 99.4%
12 providers
Manchester Township 94.8%
9 providers
Maple Shade 100.0%
13 providers
Maplewood 99.9%
13 providers
Marlboro 99.6%
12 providers
Marlton 99.8%
16 providers
Matawan 98.9%
17 providers
Mays Landing 98.5%
16 providers
Medford 99.8%
14 providers
Merchantville 99.9%
16 providers
Metuchen 99.6%
14 providers
Middlesex 99.7%
15 providers
Middletown 99.6%
12 providers
Millville 98.6%
13 providers
Monmouth Junction 99.3%
15 providers
Monroe Township 99.2%
12 providers
Montclair 99.8%
13 providers
Moorestown 100.0%
17 providers
Morganville 98.1%
18 providers
Morris Plains 95.8%
18 providers
Morristown 98.3%
18 providers
Mount Holly 99.6%
16 providers
Mount Laurel 99.3%
15 providers
Mullica Hill 99.6%
14 providers
Neptune 99.0%
15 providers
New Brunswick 96.7%
17 providers
New Milford 99.9%
10 providers
Newark 96.7%
27 providers
Newton 100.0%
17 providers
North Arlington 100.0%
12 providers
North Bergen 99.4%
20 providers
North Brunswick 97.8%
18 providers
Nutley 100.0%
15 providers
Oaklyn 99.9%
11 providers
Old Bridge 97.4%
15 providers
Orange 99.6%
16 providers
Palisades Park 100.0%
13 providers
Paramus 99.9%
18 providers
Parlin 99.4%
16 providers
Parsippany 96.5%
19 providers
Passaic 99.8%
13 providers
Paterson 99.9%
16 providers
Penns Grove 98.4%
10 providers
Pennsauken 99.9%
16 providers
Perth Amboy 100.0%
12 providers
Phillipsburg 100.0%
17 providers
Piscataway 90.2%
17 providers
Plainfield 99.9%
18 providers
Plainsboro 98.1%
14 providers
Pleasantville 98.3%
11 providers
Point Pleasant Beach 100.0%
9 providers
Princeton 95.7%
21 providers
Princeton Junction 99.9%
14 providers
Rahway 99.7%
15 providers
Ramsey 98.7%
15 providers
Randolph 95.4%
15 providers
Red Bank 99.8%
15 providers
Ridgewood 100.0%
15 providers
Riverside 98.7%
15 providers
Riverton 99.7%
15 providers
Rockaway 99.8%
16 providers
Roselle 100.0%
13 providers
Roselle Park 99.2%
11 providers
Rutherford 100.0%
14 providers
Saddle Brook 100.0%
16 providers
Sayreville 83.5%
14 providers
Scotch Plains 99.3%
15 providers
Secaucus 100.0%
26 providers
Sewell 99.8%
16 providers
Short Hills 99.9%
14 providers
Sicklerville 99.2%
15 providers
Somerset 99.6%
17 providers
Somerville 99.5%
18 providers
South Amboy 99.6%
12 providers
South Orange 97.5%
16 providers
South Plainfield 99.3%
17 providers
South River 99.9%
12 providers
Sparta 100.0%
14 providers
Springfield 99.6%
19 providers
Summit 99.0%
14 providers
Sussex 100.0%
12 providers
Swedesboro 98.4%
16 providers
Teaneck 99.7%
15 providers
Tenafly 99.9%
15 providers
Toms River 99.2%
16 providers
Trenton 98.2%
22 providers
Tuckerton 99.7%
9 providers
Union 99.8%
13 providers
Union City 98.9%
15 providers
Verona 99.9%
13 providers
Vincentown 97.7%
10 providers
Vineland 97.9%
16 providers
Voorhees 98.7%
19 providers
Warren 99.9%
14 providers
Washington 99.6%
13 providers
Wayne 99.7%
17 providers
West Deptford 98.2%
15 providers
West Milford 99.7%
10 providers
West New York 99.7%
17 providers
West Orange 98.1%
17 providers
Westfield 99.9%
12 providers
Westwood 100.0%
17 providers
Wildwood 99.5%
12 providers
Williamstown 98.8%
14 providers
Willingboro 100.0%
12 providers
Woodbridge 97.5%
16 providers
Wyckoff 100.0%
15 providers