Rochester, NH High Speed Internet Service
Broadband is defined as internet service with a minimum download speed of 25 Mbps. There are 5 choices for service in Rochester, NH that meet this minimum speed threshold. Of course, many households will find this minimum speed is not sufficient for their needs, especially if they often have multiple downloads occurring simultaneously.
We aim to help you find the best choice when shopping for high speed internet service in Rochester by using our ranking algorithm that takes into consideration the upload speed, download speed, coverage area and overall value. A summary of our results is as follows:
|Rank||Provider||Tech||Max Download Speed||Max Upload Speed||Availability|
|1||Acquisitions Cogeco Cable Holdings II||Cable||1000 Mbps||51 Mbps||99.2%|
|2||Xfinity||Cable||987 Mbps||35 Mbps||97.6%|
|3||Consolidated||DSL||80 Mbps||20 Mbps||83.0%|
|4||ViaSat||Satellite||100 Mbps||3 Mbps||100%|
|5||HughesNet||Satellite||25 Mbps||3 Mbps||100%|
Rochester NH Internet Access Options
Studies have shown that the competition from having two or more broadband internet providers in a community leads to lower prices and better overall service.
The chart below graphs the segment of the population which has a choice of internet providers at four different ranges of download speeds.
Broadband Internet Speeds
How does the average download speed for broadband internet in Rochester compare to Strafford County? The average speed in Rochester is 64.18 Mbps which is faster than Strafford County overall.
On a statewide basis this download speed is faster than the New Hampshire average of 31.79 Mbps.
Rochester Internet Access Facts
DSL internet is available to 40.8% of the Strafford County population
The average internet download speed in Rochester is 64.18 Mbps based upon 53896 measurements taken in the last 12 months
Cable internet is available to 99.6% of the Rochester population
Fiber optic internet is available to 0.0% of Rochester residents
There are 5 residential internet providers in Rochester, NH providing service to at least 15% of the city
The average download speed in Rochester is 85% faster than the Strafford County average and 98.1% faster than the national average of 32.4 Mbps
Internet Access Technologies
DSL, Cable, Fiber and Fixed Wireless are four common types of technology used to provide internet access. The following chart shows the percentage of Rochester residents who have access to each of these technology types.
Internet Service FAQs
Who has the best internet service near me?
Our proprietary algorithm that takes into consideration download speed, upload speed, availability and overall value ranks Acquisitions Cogeco Cable Holdings II as the top provider for Rochester, New Hampshire.
What locations were used in calculating broadband internet coverage for Rochester, New Hampshire?
The following zip codes were used: 03839, 03866, 03867 and 03868
How do the internet speeds in Rochester compare to other cities in New Hampshire?
What is fixed wireless internet service?
Fixed wireless internet is typical used in rural areas where there are no buried telephone or cable lines. An antenna is attached to the home or business which transmits and receives data from access point towers. Download speeds are typically much better than with satellite.
How many broadband service providers are there near me?
Currently there are 5 companies that provide internet service to at least 15% of Rochester, NH residents.
What is Mbps?
Mbps is an abbreviation for Megabits Per Second and represents the rate of data transmission. A larger value for download Mbps or upload Mbps means a file will take less time to be sent than it will with an internet connection with a lower Mbps.
What is fiber internet service?
Fiber internet service transmits data by sending pulses of light over thin glass fiber optic cable. In most cases fiber internet service download speeds will be faster than cable or DSL, however, fiber service is limited with less than half of Americans living in an area with fiber coverage.
Who has the fastest internet service in Rochester?
Acquisitions Cogeco Cable Holdings II with a download speed of 1000 Mbps provides the fastest internet service in Rochester.
Is there fiber internet service near me?
Most likely there is not. Our latest information shows there are no fiber internet providers offering coverage to more than 15% of the Rochester, New Hampshire population.
Rochester Cable TV, Satellite TV and Streaming Services
Our ranking of internet service plans can make choosing a new provider fairly easy. Selecting a TV provider is more difficult as additional variables are involved. If you are a heavy TV viewer and/or watch in multiple rooms at the same time, a traditional cable TV package or satellite TV provider may be the best option for you. However, if you live in a rental property or a heavily wooded area, satellite TV may not be a viable option. Streaming TV packages can be a good option for many, especially if your internet plan does not have a data limit. Read through the pros and cons of the various TV packages available to you and chose the best match to your viewing needs.
- 260+ channels
- Award winning voice remote
- Customize your plan
- Watch TV, DVR and OnDemand anywhere with the Xfinity Stream app
- 290+ channels
- Satellite coverage virtually anywhere
- 4 video package tiers
- Access to apps, Google assistant and 2000 hour smart DVR
- 85+ channels
- Unlimited cloud DVR
- Local network coverage
- Sports plus, Spanish plus and premium movie add-ons
- 140+ channels
- Unlimited cloud DVR
- Local network and sports coverage
- Unlimited streams in-home. TV to go with the DIRECTV app