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Internet Providers in Rockaway, New Jersey
Most Popular Internet Providers in Rockaway, New Jersey:
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Internet Access in Rockaway, New Jersey
Rockaway has a total of 5 Internet service providers (ISPs) with residential service, and a total of 18 including specialized smb, enterprise, and mobile providers like M2 nGage.
Viasat Internet offers the widest availability for Rockaway residents. They are available to near one hundred percent of Rockaway. HughesNet is the most common second option, providing practically one hundred percent of the area with Satellite service. HughesNet's fastest package for Rockaway is 25 megabits per second.
Looking at network tech installed in the city, we see that the most frequently available hardwired Internet tech types are Fiber (94.90 percent coverage) and Cable (99.27 percent coverage). TV corporations are the main source for cable home Internet, because they can re-purpose their pre-existing coaxial TV cables — which already connect to most homes — to connect customers to Internet service. Local customers of cable ISPs such as Optimum by Altice overwhelmingly pick cable because of the combination of low pricing for workable speeds. (Compared to DSL, anyway.) Fiber is composed of more modern Fiber-optical lines, which are composed of tiny, thin glass strands that send binary data as light. Largely thanks to the use of fiber lines, broadband average download rates around Rockaway are 26.70% higher than the state average in New Jersey. Not all "Fiber" connections reach the subscriber address, however. Some switch to coaxial cables in the "last mile." Copper technology can downgrade performance, but are almost always faster than cable/DSL.
Since the majority of buildings come pre-wired for one phone (DSL) company and cable networks don't generally overlap, the average home in Rockaway has 2-3 wired broadband providers available to them. DSL and cable broadband services are likely to offer the most reasonable price for home use.
Coverage statistics on this page comes from FCC data, which requires Internet providers in Rockaway to report deployment and subscriber data biannually. By using direct relationships with Internet providers, we are able to verify this data with private data reported by telecoms. Our speed averages are calculated from actual speed tests from Rockaway in the M-Labs database.
- There are 16 internet providers in Rockaway with 5 of those offering residential service
- Rockaway is the 176th most connected city in New Jersey ahead of Mountain Lakes, Wharton, and Dover, but behind Denville and Morris Plains.
- The fastest zip code in Rockaway for July 2021 is 07866. (see all below).
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Summary Of Fastest Internet Providers In Rockaway, New Jersey
|Provider||Speed||Type||Time To Download 1 GB||Availability|
|Optimum by Altice||940 Mbps||Cable||8s||99.3%|
|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.
Compare Rockaway to the 5 largest cities in the US
|City||Average Download Speed||Number of Providers||Average Cost per Mbps|
|Rockaway||236.4 Mbps||5||$0.33 ( + $0.00 )|
|New York||534.4 Mbps ( +298 Mbps )||17 ( +12 )||$0.41 ( + $0.00 )|
|Los Angeles||148.8 Mbps ( -87.6 Mbps )||17 ( +12 )||$0.22 ( $0.00 )|
|Chicago||160.6 Mbps ( -75.8 Mbps )||15 ( +10 )||$0.25 ( $0.00 )|
|Houston||169.5 Mbps ( -66.9 Mbps )||23 ( +18 )||$0.24 ( $0.00 )|
|Philadelphia||162.1 Mbps ( -74.3 Mbps )||8 ( +3 )||$0.30 ( $0.00 )|