Internet Providers in Trenton, NJ

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Residential Internet Statistics for Trenton, NJ
Internet Providers: 6
Internet Plans: 13
Fastest Speed Available: 1,000 Mbps
Average Plan Price: $60.76

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 20.02%. 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.

Internet Statistics 2021

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Trenton, NJ

6,000 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
XFINITY from Comcast 1,000 Mbps Cable 8s
Optimum by Altice 940 Mbps Cable 8s
Viasat Internet 50 Mbps Satellite 2m 43s
HughesNet 25 Mbps Satellite 5m 27s

Summary of Internet Providers Availability in Trenton, New Jersey

  • Xfinity - Cable - 59.1% Availability in Trenton - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • Optimum by Altice - Cable - 43.8% Availability in Trenton - Speeds up to 940 Mbps
  • Viasat - Satellite - 100.0% Availability in Trenton - Speeds up to 50 Mbps
  • HughesNet - Satellite - 100.0% Availability in Trenton - Speeds up to 25 Mbps

Internet Provider Competition Map For Trenton

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Trenton is the 69th most connected city in New Jersey ahead of Bordentown, Fairless Hills, Fort Dix, and Morrisville, but behind Lawrence Township.

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: 94% of people living in Trenton 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 97% of Trenton 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, 08638 is the zip code with the fastest average download speed in Trenton.

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 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. Thomas Edison State College students that live near campus can expect to get download speeds of around 46.01 Mbps, according to speed test data in the Thomas Edison State College zip. Speeds surrounding The College Of New Jersey average out to 96.1 Mbps over 10,362 tests run in the past year. FCC and US Government reports often cite the need to better broadband availability for college and high school attendees. There is a strong 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.

Summary Of Internet Providers In Trenton

Provider Type Coverage Speed
XFINITY from Comcast Cable 59.1%+ 1,000 Mbps
Optimum by Altice Cable 43.8%+ 940 Mbps
Viasat Internet Satellite 100% 50 Mbps
HughesNet Satellite 100% 25 Mbps
Monmouth Telephone & Telegraph Fiber 99.9%+ 1.5 Mbps
Comcast Business Cable 49.7%+ 987 Mbps
Crown Castle Fiber Fiber 56.5%+ 1,000 Mbps
Optimum Business Cable 53.4%+ 1,000 Mbps
Verizon Business Copper 16.2%+ 50 Mbps
Altice Business Fiber 8.5%+ 10,000 Mbps
GTT Communications Copper 5.3%+ 8 Mbps
Windstream Fiber 4.7%+ 100 Mbps
Telesystem Fiber 4.4%+ 1.5 Mbps
CenturyLink Business Fiber 2.5%+ 1,000 Mbps
NetCarrier Telecom Fiber 0.7%+ 6 Mbps
Spectrotel Fiber 0.5%+ 500 Mbps
Princeton Hosted Solutions Fiber 0.2%+ 100 Mbps

Compare Trenton to the 5 largest cities in the US

City Average Download Speed Number of Providers Average Cost per Mbps
Trenton 170.6 Mbps 6 $0.14 ( + $0.00 )
New York 415.4 Mbps ( +244.8 Mbps ) 16 ( +10 ) $0.21 ( + $0.00 )
Los Angeles 118.9 Mbps ( -51.7 Mbps ) 17 ( +11 ) $0.16 ( + $0.00 )
Chicago 116.2 Mbps ( -54.4 Mbps ) 15 ( +9 ) $0.19 ( + $0.00 )
Houston 127.4 Mbps ( -43.2 Mbps ) 23 ( +17 ) $0.18 ( + $0.00 )
Philadelphia 127.6 Mbps ( -43 Mbps ) 8 ( +2 ) $0.18 ( + $0.00 )