Jersey City, New Jersey Broadband Internet Service

Broadband is defined as internet service with a minimum download speed of 25 Mbps. There are 5 choices for service in Jersey City, 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 Jersey City 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
1XfinityCable987 Mbps35 Mbps98.9%
2VerizonFiber940 Mbps880 Mbps96.5%
3ViaSatSatellite100 Mbps3 Mbps100%
4HughesNetSatellite25 Mbps3 Mbps100%
5Starrywireless200 Mbps200 Mbps17.6%
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Jersey City 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.

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Broadband Internet Speeds

Curious how fast the average internet speeds in Jersey City are compared to Hudson County? Also, curious how the speeds compare to New Jersey overall?
Average download speeds in Jersey City of 38.68 Mbps are faster than the Hudson County average download speeds and faster than the statewide average for New Jersey.

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Jersey City Internet Access Facts

  • The average upload speed in Jersey City is 10.36 Mbps. This is 18.7% faster than the average in New Jersey and 10.7% slower than the national average of 11.56 Mbps

  • The average download speed in Jersey City is 59.6% faster than the Hudson County average and 19.4% faster than the national average of 32.4 Mbps

  • The average upload speed in Jersey City is 10.36 Mbps. This is 51.5% faster than the Hudson County average and 10.7% slower than the national average of 11.56 Mbps

  • Cable internet is available to 98.0% of Hudson County residents

  • Fiber optic internet is available to 96.8% of Hudson County residents

  • The average internet download speed in Hudson County is 24.23 Mbps based upon 3178824 samples taken in the past year

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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 Jersey City 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 Xfinity as the top provider for Jersey City, New Jersey.

Who has the fastest internet service in Jersey City?

Xfinity with a download speed of 987 Mbps provides the fastest internet service in Jersey City.

What locations were used in calculating broadband internet coverage for Jersey City, New Jersey?

The following zip codes were used: 07097, 07302, 07303, 07304, 07305, 07306, 07307, 07308, 07309, 07310, 07311, 07395 and 07399

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.

What internet download speed do I need?

Consider the following general rules of thumb when determining the download speed you need for your new Jersey City internet service.

Speed Devices Typical Usage
25+ Mbps1-2 devicesWeb browsing
Music streaming
HD video streaming
100+ Mbps3-5 devicesVideo conferencing
4K video streaming
Online gaming
1000+ Mbps6+ devicesMultiple video or 4K streams
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How do the internet speeds in Jersey City compare to other cities in New Jersey?

Click through to see how the Jersey City broadband speeds compare to these other cities throughout the state: Allamuchy, Alloway, Boonton, Haledon, Middlesex, Ship Bottom, Twin Rivers

Is there fiber internet service near me?

Yes, there is 1 fiber internet provider in Jersey City - Verizon.

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.

Which internet service provider offers the most coverage in Jersey City, New Jersey?

Xfinity provides broadband internet service to 98.9% of Jersey City.




Jersey City 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.


Xfinity

  • 260+ channels
  • Award winning voice remote
  • Customize your plan
  • Watch TV, DVR and OnDemand anywhere with the Xfinity Stream app
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DISH

  • 290+ channels
  • Satellite coverage virtually anywhere
  • 4 video package tiers
  • Access to apps, Google assistant and 2000 hour smart DVR
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Hulu Live TV

  • 75+ channels
  • Access to premium Hulu originals
  • Includes Disney+ and ESPN+
  • 2 simultaneous streams supported on a broad array of devices
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YouTube TV

  • 85+ channels
  • Unlimited cloud DVR
  • Local network coverage
  • Sports plus, Spanish plus and premium movie add-ons
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DIRECTV stream

  • 140+ channels
  • Unlimited cloud DVR
  • Local network and sports coverage
  • Unlimited streams in-home. TV to go with the DIRECTV app
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fuboTV

  • 180+ channels
  • 1000 hours of cloud DVR
  • Local network coverage
  • Extensive sports coverage plus sports add-on packages
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