Internet Providers in Sparta, NJ

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Residential Internet Statistics for Sparta, NJ
Internet Providers: 6
Internet Plans: 6
Fastest Speed Available: 10,000 Mbps
Average Plan Price: $64.16

Internet Access in Sparta, New Jersey

Consumers will find 18 Internet service providers (ISPs) in Sparta. 3 of these are mobile LTE providers.

We should note here that since FCC availability data is tallied up twice annually and only published six or more months after that, data shown here may have minor inaccuracies.

The average Sparta address has around 2-3 Internet providers available. Averaged out across all blocks, the density of competition is precisely 2.56 options per home.

Optimum by Altice and Viasat Internet are Sparta's most widely available wired broadband options.

The takeaway here is that Sparta's Internet infrastructure conforms with a similar pattern to other US cities: widespread coverage for bundled cable and DSL, with the caveat that the majority of houses or apartments are limited to one company for either service. [1] The cable/DSL pattern comes from the fact that most Broadband Internet providers were started pre-Internet as TV and phone companies. So, they use these pre-existing copper networks for delivering Internet service. Fiber Internet is slowly growing as an alternative, and while some "Fiber" services aren't actually 100% "Fiber to the Home" (FTTH) connections, 52.46 percent of the Sparta area has coverage by fiber reaching at least as far as the street outside.

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Summary Of Fastest Internet Providers In Sparta, New Jersey

Provider Speed Type Time To Download 1 GB
Planet Networks 10,000 Mbps Fiber 0s
Optimum by Altice 940 Mbps Cable 8s
CenturyLink 120 Mbps DSL 1m 8s
Viasat Internet 50 Mbps Satellite 2m 43s
HughesNet 25 Mbps Satellite 5m 27s

Summary of Internet Providers Availability in Sparta, New Jersey

  • Optimum by Altice - Cable - 100.0% Availability in Sparta - Speeds up to 940 Mbps
  • CenturyLink - DSL - 99.7% Availability in Sparta - Speeds up to 120 Mbps
  • Planet Networks - Fiber - 52.5% Availability in Sparta - Speeds up to 10,000 Mbps
  • Viasat - Satellite - 100.0% Availability in Sparta - Speeds up to 50 Mbps
  • HughesNet - Satellite - 100.0% Availability in Sparta - Speeds up to 25 Mbps

Internet Provider Competition Map For Sparta

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Sparta is the 26th most connected city in New Jersey ahead of Stockholm, Franklin, Lafayette, Ogdensburg, and Lake Hopatcong.

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

Approximately 100 people in Sussex 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: 52% of people living in Sparta 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 Sparta 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, 07871 is the zip code with the fastest average download speed in Sparta.

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

In Sussex County, approximately 400 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.

Summary Of Internet Providers In Sparta

Provider Type Coverage Speed
Optimum by Altice Cable 100% 940 Mbps
CenturyLink DSL 99.7%+ 120 Mbps
Planet Networks Fiber 52.5%+ 10,000 Mbps
Viasat Internet Satellite 100% 50 Mbps
HughesNet Satellite 100% 25 Mbps
CenturyLink Business DSL 94.2%+ 120 Mbps
CenturyLink Business Fiber 54.6%+ 1,000 Mbps
PenTeleData Fiber 100% -- Mbps
Monmouth Telephone & Telegraph Fiber 94.2%+ 1.5 Mbps
Planet Networks Fiber 43.0%+ 10,000 Mbps
Verizon Business Copper 18.6%+ 50 Mbps
Telesystem Fiber 5.8%+ 1.5 Mbps

Compare Sparta to the 5 largest cities in the US

City Average Download Speed Number of Providers Average Cost per Mbps
Sparta 72.5 Mbps 6 $1.65 ( + $0.00 )
New York 415.4 Mbps ( +342.9 Mbps ) 15 ( +9 ) $0.54 ( $0.00 )
Los Angeles 118.9 Mbps ( +46.4 Mbps ) 17 ( +11 ) $0.23 ( $0.00 )
Chicago 116.2 Mbps ( +43.7 Mbps ) 15 ( +9 ) $0.26 ( $0.00 )
Houston 127.4 Mbps ( +54.9 Mbps ) 23 ( +17 ) $0.24 ( $0.00 )
Philadelphia 127.6 Mbps ( +55.1 Mbps ) 8 ( +2 ) $0.34 ( $0.00 )

Customer Reviews of Internet Providers in Sparta

Service Electric Cable - Sparta NJ

Local Mom and Pop cable company. My only choice although they're not the best, they are not the worst. Customer service is really good, but wish I could have higher speeds at a lower price.