Internet Providers in Bloomfield, NJ

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Residential Internet Statistics for Bloomfield, NJ
Internet Providers: 5
Internet Plans: 10
Fastest Speed Available: 1,200 Mbps
Average Plan Price: $59.49

Internet Access in Bloomfield, New Jersey

Broadband Infrastructure in Bloomfield is robust, featuring a download average 6.90% faster than New Jersey overall.

The average home in Bloomfield has 2-3 wired broadband service providers available. DSL and cable Internet usually provide the best price for home use.

XFINITY from Comcast is an alternative, serving Bloomfield with practically one hundred percent availability and a maximum speed of 987 Mbps. Aside from consumer broadband, there are 5 providers in city limits with enterprise and business/smb products and services such as SD-WAN. BroadbandNow includes all providers with business plans on their site, although some offer both residential and business Internet.

Viasat Internet offers the widest availability in Bloomfield. They are available to practically one hundred percent of Bloomfield census blocks. HughesNet is the most common second choice, providing practically one hundred percent of local addresses with predominantly Satellite Internet service. HughesNet's fastest package in Bloomfield is 25 megabits per second.

The Internet availability insights on the page below are based on government data from the FCC and privatized data we collect from industry sources or through unlisted third parties. Averaged statistics regarding speed averages comes primarily via M-Labs. Our researchers have hand-filed package price and service data on 307 broadband deals in Bloomfield to date.

  • There are 13 internet providers in Bloomfield with 5 of those offering residential service
  • Bloomfield is the 163rd most connected city in New Jersey ahead of Belleville, North Arlington, Montclair, and Glen Ridge, but behind Nutley.
  • The fastest zip code in Bloomfield for July 2021 is 07003. (see all below).

Internet Statistics 2021



Bloomfield, NJ

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.

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Summary Of Fastest Internet Providers In Bloomfield, New Jersey

Provider Speed Type Time To Download 1 GB Availability
XFINITY from Comcast 1,200 Mbps Cable 6s 99.9%
Viasat Internet 50 Mbps Satellite 2m 43s 100.0%
HughesNet 25 Mbps Satellite 5m 27s 100.0%

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Bloomfield is the 163rd most connected city in New Jersey ahead of Belleville, North Arlington, Montclair, and Glen Ridge, but behind Nutley.

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

Approximately 3,000 people in Essex 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.

Fiber Availability: 100% of people living in Bloomfield have residential fiber service available to them.

Fiber coverage data is sourced from FCC Form 477 filings and cross-validated through BroadbandNow with private datasets and direct provider reporting.

Approximately 100% of Bloomfield 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, 07003 is the zip code with the fastest average download speed in Bloomfield.

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

In Essex County, approximately 13,000 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.

Broadband for Educational Purposes in Bloomfield

Economic development reports regularly spot a large correlation between web availability and enhanced schooling. Internet access is increasingly required as universities including Bloomfield College switch to digital platforms to manage student work. Luckily for students residing near campus, fiber has high availability with a 97.57 percent reported coverage in the zip around Bloomfield College. Fiber has wide coverage with a 97.57 percent footprint in the zip code. Looking at 48,334 speed tests reported over the past year at locations within 2 miles of Bloomfield College campus, performance averages are close to 186.14 Mbps — far higher than the minimum speeds needed for viewing video and interfacing with hosted or communication platforms.

Data Caps and Video Streaming Around Bloomfield

Data from our market research team suggests that many of the common ISPs in Bloomfield use data caps on residential Internet plans. Data caps are disliked because users view caps as a strategy to limit streaming services. Providers maintain that they are a necessary tool as they struggle to manage heavy network traffic. Either way, the problem is streaming services, which easily consumes 1–7GB/hour.

Compare Bloomfield to the 5 largest cities in the US

City Average Download Speed Number of Providers Average Cost per Mbps
Bloomfield 186.1 Mbps 5 $0.35 ( + $0.00 )
New York 534.4 Mbps ( +348.3 Mbps ) 17 ( +12 ) $0.89 ( + $0.00 )
Los Angeles 148.8 Mbps ( -37.3 Mbps ) 17 ( +12 ) $0.24 ( $0.00 )
Chicago 160.6 Mbps ( -25.5 Mbps ) 15 ( +10 ) $0.27 ( $0.00 )
Houston 169.5 Mbps ( -16.6 Mbps ) 23 ( +18 ) $0.26 ( $0.00 )
Philadelphia 162.1 Mbps ( -24 Mbps ) 8 ( +3 ) $0.38 ( + $0.00 )