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Internet Providers in Edison, New Jersey
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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 Cable (96.05 percent coverage) and DSL (96.24 percent coverage). Cable internet connections are marketed by television corporations, who use already-built coaxial cable TV networks. Cable can often make sense for Edison residents because of the strong speeds in an attainable price range. 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.
Internet Statistics 2021
5.7% of consumers in Edison5,000 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||Availability|
|Optimum by Altice||1,000 Mbps||Cable||8s||96.1%|
|Optimum by Altice||1,000 Mbps||Fiber||8s||71.9%|
|XFINITY from Comcast||1,200 Mbps||Cable||6s||3.7%|
|Viasat Internet||50 Mbps||Satellite||2m 43s||100.0%|
|HughesNet||25 Mbps||Satellite||5m 27s||100.0%|
Internet Providers in Nearby Cities
The “Connected” metric is a citywide average based on FCC data showing the density of broadband options at the census block level.
This statistic is drawn from the population in census blocks not served by at least one wired broadband provider.
Fiber coverage data is sourced from FCC Form 477 filings and cross-validated through BroadbandNow with private datasets and direct provider reporting.
This coverage statistic is based on a mix of FCC and private provider reporting in the past two quarters.
Zip-based speed averages are calculated from M-Labs consumer speed tests run by IP addresses in the area.
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 (132.26 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.
Compare Edison to the 5 largest cities in the US
|City||Average Download Speed||Number of Providers||Average Cost per Mbps|
|Edison||117 Mbps||7||$0.36 ( + $0.00 )|
|New York||534.4 Mbps ( +417.4 Mbps )||17 ( +10 )||$0.48 ( + $0.00 )|
|Los Angeles||148.8 Mbps ( +31.8 Mbps )||17 ( +10 )||$0.28 ( $0.00 )|
|Chicago||160.6 Mbps ( +43.6 Mbps )||15 ( +8 )||$0.32 ( $0.00 )|
|Houston||169.5 Mbps ( +52.5 Mbps )||23 ( +16 )||$0.31 ( $0.00 )|
|Philadelphia||162.1 Mbps ( +45.1 Mbps )||8 ( +1 )||$0.66 ( + $0.00 )|