Internet Providers in Princeton, New Jersey

Most Popular Internet Providers in Princeton, New Jersey:

Showing 1 to 7 Providers

  • 1. 1. Xfinity
    95.3% Available
    95.3%

    Available

    Speeds up to:
    1200 Mbps
    Download
    35 Mbps
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    • Cable
    • Internet Plans: 5
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 0
    • Speed Range: 50-1200mbps
    • Connection: Cable
    • Price Range: $29.99 - $95.95
    • Contracts: 2 Years - None required
  • 2. 2. Verizon Fios
    77.5% Available
    77.5%

    Available

    Speeds up to:
    940 Mbps
    Download
    880 Mbps
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    • Deal
    • Fiber
    • Internet Plans: 3
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 1
    • Speed Range: 200-950mbps
    • Connection: Fiber
    • Price Range: $39.99 - $154.99
    • Contracts: None - None required
    Deal
    There are 4 active deals on select plans from this provider
  • 3. 3. Verizon High Speed Internet
    86.3% Available
    86.3%

    Available

    Speeds up to:
    15 Mbps
    Download
    1 Mbps
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    • DSL
    • Internet Plans: 2
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 0
    • Speed Range: 15-15mbps
    • Connection: DSL
    • Price Range: $40 - $74.99
    • Contracts: None - None required
  • 4. 4. Viasat
    100% Available
    100%

    Available

    Speeds up to:
    50 Mbps
    Download
    3 Mbps
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    • Satellite
    • Internet Plans: 4
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 0
    • Speed Range: 12-50mbps
    • Connection: Satellite
    • Price Range: $49.99 - $199.99
    • Contracts: 2 Years - 2 Years required
  • 5. 5. HughesNet
    100% Available
    100%

    Available

    Speeds up to:
    25 Mbps
    Download
    3 Mbps
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    • Deal
    • Satellite
    • Internet Plans: 4
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 0
    • Speed Range: 25-25mbps
    • Connection: Satellite
    • Installation: Standard installation is free.
    • Price Range: $39.99 - $149.99
    • Contracts: 2 Years - 2 Years required
    Deal
    There are 4 active deals on select plans from this provider
  • 6. 6. CenturyLink
    3.8% Available
    3.8%

    Available

    Speeds up to:
    100 Mbps
    Download
    0.896 Mbps
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    • DSL
    • Internet Plans: 1
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 0
    • Speed Range: 100-100mbps
    • Connection: DSL
    • Installation: Tech installation fee of up to $125 may apply. Self-installation, if available at your location, may also be selected.
    • Price Range: $50 - $50
    • Contracts: None - None required
  • 7. 7. Andrena
    2.5% Available
    2.5%

    Available

    Speeds up to:
    100 Mbps
    Download
    100 Mbps
    Upload
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    • Deal
    • Fixed Wireless
    • Internet Plans: 1
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 0
    • Speed Range: 50-100mbps
    • Connection: Fixed Wireless
    • Installation: No installation cost.
    • Price Range: $25 - $25
    • Contracts: None - None required
    Deal
    There are 1 active deals on select plans from this provider
3 Business internet providers are hidden due to low coverage in Princeton. See All
  • 1. 1. AT&T Wireless
    100% Available
    100%

    Available

    Speeds up to:
    10 Mbps
    Download
    3 Mbps
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    • Mobile Broadband
    • Internet Plans: 2
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 0
    • Speed Range: 0-10mbps
    • Connection: Mobile Broadband
    • Price Range: $50 - $75
  • 2. 2. T-Mobile
    100% Available
    100%

    Available

    Speeds up to:
    10 Mbps
    Download
    6 Mbps
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    • Deal
    • Mobile Broadband
    • Internet Plans: 3
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 0
    • Speed Range: 0-10mbps
    • Connection: Mobile Broadband
    • Price Range: $60 - $85
    Deal
    There are 2 active deals on select plans from this provider
  • 3. 3. Verizon
    100% Available
    100%

    Available

    Speeds up to:
    10 Mbps
    Download
    3 Mbps
    Upload
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    • Deal
    • Mobile Broadband
    • Internet Plans: 2
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 0
    • Speed Range: 0-10mbps
    • Connection: Mobile Broadband
    • Price Range: $55 - $65
    Deal
    There are 2 active deals on select plans from this provider
  • 4. 4. Cricket
    62.9% Available
    62.9%

    Available

    Speeds up to:
    0.768 Mbps
    Download
    0.2 Mbps
    Upload
    View Cricket Details
    • Mobile Broadband
    • Internet Plans: 2
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 0
    • Speed Range: 0-0.768mbps
    • Connection: Mobile Broadband
    • Price Range: $35 - $55

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Internet Access in Princeton, New Jersey

Data displayed on this page is drawn from the FCC's bi-annual coverage reports. We also use direct provider coverage reports to further validate and enhance the information. Plane and pricing information is collected manually through our data team. BroadbandNow has aggregated 447 Internet plans for Princeton since 2014. speed averages are calculated from 141,732 local connections and intended for general provider comparison purposes, not as an indicator of top Internet speedsin the area.

Since most houses come pre-wired for one landline telephone (DSL) company and one cable television provider, the average home in Princeton has 2-3 wired broadband providers available to them. 4.67% of the Princeton area have one or fewer choices. cable and DSL broadband services are likely to offer the most reasonable price and data packages for home use.

XFINITY from Comcast provides an second choice to the primary providers (Viasat and HughesNet), serving Princeton with a maximum download speed of 987 Mbps. Wired broadband isn't actually the only way to get Internet access in Princeton. fixed wireless outfits like Andrena can offer 100 Mbps or more over direct wireless hardware. Outside of consumer broadband, there are also 12 companies in city limits marketing enterprise-level products and services such as T1. BroadbandNow includes every provider with explicit business services on their site, although some providers sell both home and business broadband.

Viasat Internet has the widest availability for Princeton residents. The company is available to virtually one hundred percent of Princeton. HughesNet is also a common option, with coverage in near one hundred percent of local addresses with Satellite broadband service. The fastest package advertised by HughesNet for Princeton is 25 Mbps.

In summary, Princeton's Internet situation follows a similar pattern to other US towns and cities: widespread coverage of cable and DSL Internet service, with the problem being that a majority of residences are stuck with one provider for either type of service. The cable/DSL pattern has a logical cause. Broadband providers used to be TV and phone companies. So, they already own already connected wired infrastructures for delivering their broadband Internet services. Fiber Internet has been expanding as an alternative, and while not all "Fiber" plans are 100% "Fiber to the Home" connections, 78.23 percent of the population has access to fiber that reaches at least to the property. The area's average download speed is 4.29 percent ahead of the state average, accounting for all cities. Refer to the speed test results below to see how local providers compare over time.

Internet Statistics 2021

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2,000 People Only have access to 1 or fewer wired internet providers available at their address.

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Summary Of Fastest Internet Providers In Princeton, New Jersey

Provider Speed Type Time To Download 1 GB Availability
XFINITY from Comcast 1,200 Mbps Cable 6s 95.3%
Viasat Internet 50 Mbps Satellite 2m 43s 100.0%
HughesNet 25 Mbps Satellite 5m 27s 100.0%
CenturyLink 100 Mbps DSL 1m 21s 3.8%

Internet Provider Competition Map For Princeton

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Princeton is the 27th most connected city in New Jersey ahead of Monmouth Junction, Skillman, Princeton Junction, Plainsboro, and Hopewell.

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

Approximately 2,000 people in Mercer 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: 78% of people living in Princeton 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 95% of Princeton 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, 08540 is the zip code with the fastest average download speed in Princeton.

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

In Mercer County, approximately 7,000 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.

Internet Access for Education in Princeton

Princeton University and Princeton Theological Seminary are the biggest universities in Princeton. For the 8,611 combined students living in the area, strong internet access is a must for obtaining educational materials and viewing research. Both universities have 2-3 internet providers at the average address within two miles of each campus.
FCC and US Government reports regularly cite the need to better broadband availability for college and high school students.

Data Cap Issues Around Princeton

Data collected by our research team shows that top ISPs in Princeton use data caps on residential broadband connections. Data caps are disliked since subscribers view them as a strategy to discourage streaming services, while providers maintain data caps are a reasonable strategy for managing network congestion. In either case, the culprit is the same: streaming services, which can use one to seven Gigabytes per hour.

Compare Princeton to the 5 largest cities in the US

City Average Download Speed Number of Providers Average Cost per Mbps
Princeton 181.1 Mbps 7 $0.19 ( + $0.00 )
New York 534.4 Mbps ( +353.3 Mbps ) 17 ( +10 ) $0.18 ( $0.00 )
Los Angeles 148.8 Mbps ( -32.3 Mbps ) 17 ( +10 ) $0.16 ( $0.00 )
Chicago 160.6 Mbps ( -20.5 Mbps ) 15 ( +8 ) $0.20 ( + $0.00 )
Houston 169.5 Mbps ( -11.6 Mbps ) 23 ( +16 ) $0.18 ( $0.00 )
Philadelphia 162.1 Mbps ( -19 Mbps ) 8 ( +1 ) $0.19 ( + $0.00 )

Customer Reviews of Internet Providers in Princeton

Verizon Fios

We chose Verizon Fios as it was the only fiber optics provider in our area at the time. However, we have had quite good customer service and the cost is fairly reasonable.