Best North Plainfield Internet Service Providers
Broadband is defined as internet service with a minimum download speed of 25 Mbps. There are 4 choices for service in North Plainfield, 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 North Plainfield 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||Xfinity||Cable||987 Mbps||35 Mbps||99.9%|
|2||Verizon||Fiber||940 Mbps||880 Mbps||98.7%|
|3||ViaSat||Satellite||100 Mbps||3 Mbps||100%|
|4||HughesNet||Satellite||25 Mbps||3 Mbps||100%|
North Plainfield 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 North Plainfield which have access to at least two internet service providers with a particular internet access speed:
Broadband Internet Speeds
How does the average download speed for broadband internet in North Plainfield compare to Somerset County? The average speed in North Plainfield is 32.3 Mbps which is slower than Somerset County overall.
On a statewide basis this download speed is faster than the New Jersey average of 28.79 Mbps.
North Plainfield Internet Access Facts
The average internet download speed in Somerset County is 37.37 Mbps based upon 965848 samples taken in the past year
The average upload speed in North Plainfield is 7.19 Mbps. This is 17.6% slower than the average in New Jersey and 38% slower than the national average of 11.56 Mbps
The average download speed in North Plainfield is 13.6% slower than the Somerset County average and 0.3% slower than the national average of 32.4 Mbps
The average upload speed in North Plainfield is 7.19 Mbps. This is 41.2% slower than the Somerset County average and 38% slower than the national average of 11.56 Mbps
Cable internet is available to 98.8% of Somerset County residents
Fiber optic internet is available to 77.1% of Somerset County 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 North Plainfield 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 North Plainfield, New Jersey.
How do the internet speeds in North Plainfield compare to other cities in New Jersey?
What locations were used in calculating broadband internet coverage for North Plainfield, New Jersey?
The following zip codes were used: 07060, 07062 and 07063
Who has the fastest internet service in North Plainfield?
Xfinity with a download speed of 987 Mbps provides the fastest internet service in North Plainfield.
Is there DSL internet service near me?
Unlikely. Our records indicate there are no DSL providers that offer coverage to more than 15% of residents in North Plainfield, New Jersey.
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.
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 4 companies that provide internet service to at least 15% of North Plainfield, NJ residents.
North Plainfield 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