Delaware, New Jersey Broadband Internet Service
Broadband is defined as internet service with a minimum download speed of 25 Mbps. There are 4 choices for service in Delaware, NJ 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 Delaware 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||Service Electric Cable TV||Cable||350 Mbps||30 Mbps||100.0%|
|2||CenturyLink||DSL||60 Mbps||5 Mbps||100.0%|
|3||ViaSat||Satellite||100 Mbps||3 Mbps||100%|
|4||HughesNet||Satellite||25 Mbps||3 Mbps||100%|
Delaware NJ 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
Curious how fast the average internet speeds in Delaware are compared to Hunterdon County? Also, curious how the speeds compare to New Jersey overall?
Average download speeds in Delaware of 26.61 Mbps are slower than the Hunterdon County average download speeds and slower than the statewide average for New Jersey.
Delaware Internet Access Facts
There are 4 residential internet providers in Delaware, NJ providing service to at least 15% of the city
The average download speed in Delaware is 7.6% slower than the average in New Jersey and 17.9% slower than the national average of 32.4 Mbps
DSL internet is available to 40.7% of the Hunterdon County population
The average internet download speed in Delaware is 26.61 Mbps based upon 176 measurements taken in the last 12 months
Cable internet is available to 0.0% of the Delaware population
Fiber optic internet is available to 0.0% of Delaware residents
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 Delaware 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 Service Electric Cable TV as the top provider for Delaware, New Jersey.
Who has the fastest internet service in Delaware?
Service Electric Cable TV with a download speed of 350 Mbps provides the fastest internet service in Delaware.
What locations were used in calculating broadband internet coverage for Delaware, New Jersey?
The following zip codes were used: 08530, 08551, 08556, 08557, 08559, 08822 and 7833
How do the internet speeds in Delaware compare to other cities in New Jersey?
What is DSL internet service?
DSL provides internet service via phone lines but at speeds typically 100x or more than old fashioned dial-up service over those same phone lines. Download speeds are typically slower than cable, but DSL is more likely to be available in a remote location than cable.
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.
Which internet service provider offers the most coverage in Delaware, New Jersey?
Service Electric Cable TV and CenturyLink provides broadband internet service to 100.0% of Delaware.
How many broadband service providers are there near me?
Currently there are 4 companies that provide internet service to at least 15% of Delaware, NJ residents.
What is cable internet service?
Cable internet service streams data through the same coaxial cables used for cable television. In nearly all instances cable internet will be faster than DSL. Cable internet is available to nearly 90% of Americans but does not have as much coverage in remote areas as DSL.
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.
Delaware 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.
- 290+ channels
- Satellite coverage virtually anywhere
- 4 video package tiers
- Access to apps, Google assistant and 2000 hour smart DVR
Hulu Live TV
- 75+ channels
- Access to premium Hulu originals
- Includes Disney+ and ESPN+
- 2 simultaneous streams supported on a broad array of devices
- 140+ channels
- Unlimited cloud DVR
- Local network and sports coverage
- Unlimited streams in-home. TV to go with the DIRECTV app
- 180+ channels
- 1000 hours of cloud DVR
- Local network coverage
- Extensive sports coverage plus sports add-on packages