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Internet Providers in Trenton, New Jersey
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Internet Access in Trenton, New Jersey
Viasat Internet has the strongest coverage footprint in Trenton. HughesNet is also widely available.
In terms of network types, Trenton residents have a variety of high speed broadband connection options including fiber and cable/DSL. Wide availability of fiber and cable is strongly correlated with fast broadband Internet speeds. Trenton average speeds beat the New Jersey weighted average by 19.18%. As you can see in the speed test data below, ISPs offering fiber optics or even cable will often outperform alternate network choices like DSL. cable has 96.00 percent penetration within city limits, and DSL has a coverage footprint of 80.08 percent.
Since FCC data is collected twice annually and only published six or more months after that, availability shown in the results might not reflect the most recent network upgrades or regional changes. We source availability and plan data directly from some ISPs to help reduce the delay.
The average Trenton home has about 2-3 Internet providers available. Averaged out across all census blocks, there are exactly 2.76 providers per household.
Outside of the Internet options listed above, Verizon Fios is a third choice for wired broadband in 94 percent of Trenton. Wireless options are available in the area, but the wired providers detailed in the results above almost always offer better pricing and speed. The vast majority of residents can get service from some form of wired Internet.
- There are 22 internet providers in Trenton with 7 of those offering residential service
- Trenton is the 69th most connected city in New Jersey ahead of Bordentown, Fairless Hills, Fort Dix, and Morrisville, but behind Lawrence Township.
- Explore internet access for communities within Trenton: Mercerville, McGuire AFB, Robbinsville, and Hamilton Square
- The fastest zip code in Trenton for July 2021 is 08638. (see all below).
Internet Statistics 2021
2.8% of consumers in Trenton6,000 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 Trenton, New Jersey
|Provider||Speed||Type||Time To Download 1 GB||Availability|
|XFINITY from Comcast||1,200 Mbps||Cable||6s||59.1%|
|Optimum by Altice||940 Mbps||Cable||8s||43.8%|
|Viasat Internet||50 Mbps||Satellite||2m 43s||100.0%|
|HughesNet||25 Mbps||Satellite||5m 27s||100.0%|
Internet Providers in Nearby Cities
- Fort Dix, NJ
- Lawrence Township, NJ
- Morrisville, NJ
- Fairless Hills, NJ
- Bordentown, NJ
- Levittown, NJ
- Pennington, NJ
- Washington Crossing, NJ
- Florence, NJ
- Titusville, NJ
- Langhorne, NJ
- Newtown, NJ
- Bristol, NJ
- Allentown, NJ
- Princeton Junction, NJ
- Princeton, NJ
- Hopewell, NJ
- Croydon, NJ
- Burlington, NJ
- Plainsboro, NJ
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.
Internet Access for Education in Trenton
Thomas Edison State College and The College Of New Jersey are the largest universities in Trenton. For the 28,904 combined students living in the area, fast internet service access is a must for accessing educational materials and conducting research. Thomas Edison State College homes have 2 ISPs servicing the area on average, while The College Of New Jersey has nearer to 2-3. FCC and US Government reports regularly cite the need to improve broadband availability for college and high school students. There is a positive correlation between improved high-speed internet service access and increased education/employment opportunities, especially in small cities and rural areas.
Data Cap Issues and Cord Cutting in Trenton
Data from our researchers shows that common providers in Trenton currently place a limit on streaming for their residential broadband plans. Data caps are a public issue lately since subscribers see caps as a strategy to discourage streaming services. Providers maintain that they are a necessary tool as they struggle to manage network congestion. Either way, the issue is the same: streaming services, which can eat up anywhere from one to seven Gigabytes/hr.
Internet access in Trenton neighborhoods
We have collected information about Internet access in these neighborhoods within Trenton: Mercerville, McGuire AFB, Robbinsville, Hamilton Square.
Compare Trenton to the 5 largest cities in the US
|City||Average Download Speed||Number of Providers||Average Cost per Mbps|
|Trenton||214.4 Mbps||6||$0.36 ( + $0.00 )|
|New York||534.4 Mbps ( +320 Mbps )||17 ( +11 )||$0.48 ( + $0.00 )|
|Los Angeles||148.8 Mbps ( -65.6 Mbps )||17 ( +11 )||$0.28 ( $0.00 )|
|Chicago||160.6 Mbps ( -53.8 Mbps )||15 ( +9 )||$0.32 ( $0.00 )|
|Houston||169.5 Mbps ( -44.9 Mbps )||23 ( +17 )||$0.31 ( $0.00 )|
|Philadelphia||162.1 Mbps ( -52.3 Mbps )||8 ( +2 )||$0.66 ( + $0.00 )|