Internet Providers in Edison, NJ

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Residential Internet Statistics for Edison, NJ
Internet Providers: 7
Internet Plans: 16
Fastest Speed Available: 1,000 Mbps
Average Plan Price: $56.87

Internet Access in Edison, New Jersey

Currently, there are 7 Internet service providers (ISPs) in the Edison area marketing home service, and a total of 29 including business and mobile providers like Monmouth Telephone & Telegraph and CenturyLink Fiber Gigabit. (Some might be "double entries" as many incumbent providers sell home and business service under separate branches.)

Viasat Internet offers the widest availability in Edison. The company is available to near one hundred percent of Edison. HughesNet is the most common second option, serving virtually one hundred percent of Edison with predominantly Satellite Internet service. HughesNet's fastest plan for Edison is 25 Mbps.

Looking at network technology offered in the city, we see that the most frequently available hardwired broadband Internet technology infrastructures are Fiber (71.90 percent coverage) and DSL (96.24 percent coverage). Fiber infrastructure is composed of more modern Fiber-optical cables composed of densely packed glass or plastic strands which can deliver digital data as light. Fiber network technology outputs better speeds and performance, but sometimes switch over to older copper wiring in the "last mile" near a subscriber. Copper-based last mile connections hamper performance, but are almost always better than cable or DSL. Phone providers usually offer DSL Internet, because DSL transmits digital information over telephone wires. The twisted copper construction seen in phone lines provides lower speeds and bandwidth compared to newer wire types such as cable and several times less than fiber.

The majority of Edison households have 2-3 wired Internet service providers available. 5.69% of Edison residents — 5,000 people in total — have one or fewer options for their Internet service provider. Regardless of other services on the market, such as wireless, cable and DSL Internet services almost always provide the best price for home use.

Coverage data on BroadbandNow comes from FCC reported data. Providers in Edison are legally required to submit availability data biannually. By using direct relationships with telecom companies, we are able to validate this data in comparison to privatized data submitted by Internet providers directly. This helps us to produce more accurate maps and availability data than government publications. The speed averages displayed here are calculated from browser-based speed tests from the Edison area. Some of the other data and statistics presented below come from NTIA and Census databases.

  • There are 21 internet providers in Edison with 7 of those offering residential service
  • Edison is the 15th most connected city in New Jersey ahead of Highland Park, Metuchen, Iselin, and Fords, but behind Keasbey.
  • The fastest zip code in Edison for April 2021 is 08837. (see all below).

Internet Statistics 2021

5,000 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 Edison, New Jersey

Provider Speed Type Time To Download 1 GB
Optimum by Altice 1,000 Mbps Fiber 8s
Optimum by Altice 1,000 Mbps Cable 8s
XFINITY from Comcast 1,000 Mbps Cable 8s
Viasat Internet 50 Mbps Satellite 2m 43s
HughesNet 25 Mbps Satellite 5m 27s

Summary of Internet Providers Availability in Edison, New Jersey

  • Optimum by Altice - Cable - 96.1% Availability in Edison - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • Optimum by Altice - Fiber - 71.9% Availability in Edison - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • Xfinity - Cable - 3.7% Availability in Edison - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • Viasat - Satellite - 100.0% Availability in Edison - Speeds up to 50 Mbps
  • HughesNet - Satellite - 100.0% Availability in Edison - Speeds up to 25 Mbps

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Edison is the 15th most connected city in New Jersey ahead of Highland Park, Metuchen, Iselin, and Fords, but behind Keasbey.

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

Approximately 12,000 people in Middlesex 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: 72% of people living in Edison 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 94% of Edison 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, 08837 is the zip code with the fastest average download speed in Edison.

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

In Middlesex County, approximately 24,000 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 Availability Around Rabbi Jacob Joseph School

Students living within two miles of Rabbi Jacob Joseph School can expect to have a selection between 2-3 Internet providers. As elsewhere in Edison, Viasat and HughesNet are the most common options. Speed test data suggests that internet download speeds in the Rabbi Jacob Joseph School area is over 25 Mbps, with averages in the zip around (97.75 Mbps as of our latest data.) This speed should be enough for students in Edison who want to stream HD video, split the cost of a connection with housemates, and etc. That said, since these averages are calculated on openly available performance test data, they often trend lower than actual top speeds available in an area. Use the zip search box above to see more information on broadband internet options at a specific address.

Summary Of Internet Providers In Edison

Provider Type Coverage Speed
Optimum by Altice Cable 96.1%+ 1,000 Mbps
Optimum by Altice Fiber 71.9%+ 1,000 Mbps
XFINITY from Comcast Cable 3.7%+ 1,000 Mbps
Viasat Internet Satellite 100% 50 Mbps
HughesNet Satellite 100% 25 Mbps
Optimum Business Cable 95.5%+ 1,000 Mbps
Monmouth Telephone & Telegraph Fiber 100% 1.5 Mbps
Optimum Business Fiber 64.8%+ 1,000 Mbps
Altice Business Fiber 40.5%+ 10,000 Mbps
Verizon Business Fiber 0.9%+ 950 Mbps
Crown Castle Fiber Fiber 32.8%+ 1,000 Mbps
Windstream Fiber 21.6%+ 100 Mbps
GTT Communications Copper 12.9%+ 9 Mbps
CenturyLink Business Fiber 11.8%+ 1,000 Mbps
Comcast Business Cable 4.4%+ 987 Mbps
Spectrotel Fiber 1.9%+ 60 Mbps
NetCarrier Telecom Fiber 1.3%+ 6 Mbps
TPx Communications Copper 1.0%+ 1.5 Mbps
InterGlobe Copper 0.3%+ 20 Mbps
Atlantic Metro Fiber 0.3%+ -- Mbps

Compare Edison to the 5 largest cities in the US

City Average Download Speed Number of Providers Average Cost per Mbps
Edison 91.3 Mbps 7 $0.32 ( + $0.00 )
New York 415.4 Mbps ( +324.1 Mbps ) 16 ( +9 ) $0.70 ( + $0.00 )
Los Angeles 118.9 Mbps ( +27.6 Mbps ) 17 ( +10 ) $0.26 ( $0.00 )
Chicago 116.2 Mbps ( +24.9 Mbps ) 15 ( +8 ) $0.27 ( $0.00 )
Houston 127.4 Mbps ( +36.1 Mbps ) 23 ( +16 ) $0.26 ( $0.00 )
Philadelphia 127.6 Mbps ( +36.3 Mbps ) 8 ( +1 ) $0.37 ( + $0.00 )