Lakewood, 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 Lakewood, 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 Lakewood 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
1OptimumCable, Fiber10000 Mbps10000 Mbps99.3%
2VerizonFiber940 Mbps880 Mbps59.6%
3ViaSatSatellite100 Mbps3 Mbps100%
4HughesNetSatellite25 Mbps3 Mbps100%
5Xchange TelecomDSL25 Mbps2 Mbps18.3%
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Lakewood NJ Internet Access Options

More internet service competition in a city encourages providers to continue to build out and improve their network in addition to keeping prices fair.
The following represents the percentage of population in Lakewood which have access to at least two internet service providers with a particular internet access speed:

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Broadband Internet Speeds

For most users, the average download speed of their internet service is more important than their upload speed. However, upload speed plays at least some role for all users.
Average upload speeds in Lakewood of 10.84 Mbps are faster than the Ocean County upload speeds and faster than the statewide average for New Jersey.

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Lakewood Internet Access Facts

  • Cable internet is available to 99.3% of the Lakewood population

  • Fiber optic internet is available to 41.7% of Ocean County residents

  • DSL internet is available to 3.3% of Lakewood residents

  • There are 5 residential internet providers in Lakewood, NJ providing service to at least 15% of the city

  • The average download speed in Lakewood is 86.1% faster than the average in New Jersey and 65.4% faster than the national average of 32.4 Mbps

  • DSL internet is available to 0.0% of the Ocean County population

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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 Lakewood 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 Optimum as the top provider for Lakewood, New Jersey.

How do the internet speeds in Lakewood compare to other cities in New Jersey?

Click through to see how the Lakewood broadband speeds compare to these other cities throughout the state: Clinton, Estell Manor, Fair Haven, Franklin Lakes, Harmony, Manahawkin, Mountainside

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 download speed do I need to stream movies?

For HD movies and shows Amazon Prime Video, Netflix, Disney+ and Hulu all recommend a minimum of 5 Mbps. Streaming 4K/UHD content requires a minimum of 25 Mbps for Amazon Prime Video, Netflix, Disney+ and Hulu.

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

The following zip codes were used: 8701

Who has the fastest internet service in Lakewood?

Optimum with a download speed of 10000 Mbps provides the fastest internet service in Lakewood.

Is there DSL internet service near me?

Yes, there is 1 DSL provider in Lakewood - Xchange Telecom.

What is an internet data cap?

Some internet providers on their lowest end plans limit the amount of data that can be downloaded in a month. Like cellular phone plans, when that usage limit is hit, an additional charge is added to the customer's bill. Data caps are typically 1TB or more. In a month you could send 40,000 emails, streaming music 24 hours a data, surf the web 24 hours a day plus stream HD video 12 hours a day and still not hit a 1TB limit. Fewer than 10% of customers hit their data caps in a month.




Lakewood 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.


Optimum

  • 410+ channels
  • Voice activated remote control
  • Customize your plan
  • Optimum entertainment experience available on the new Apple TV in 4K
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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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