Paterson, 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 Paterson, 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 Paterson 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||Optimum||Cable, Fiber||10000 Mbps||10000 Mbps||99.7%|
|2||Verizon||Fiber||940 Mbps||880 Mbps||99.2%|
|3||ViaSat||Satellite||100 Mbps||3 Mbps||100%|
|4||HughesNet||Satellite||25 Mbps||3 Mbps||100%|
Paterson NJ Internet Access Options
When it comes to high speed internet availability, download speeds and overall customer satisfaction, cities with more than a single provider more often than not lead in all of these categories.
Does Paterson have more than a single option at 25 Mbps, 100 Mbps, 250 Mbps and 1000 Mbps? The diagram below shows a summary:
Broadband Internet Speeds
How does the average download speed for broadband internet in Paterson compare to Passaic County? The average speed in Paterson is 60.07 Mbps which is faster than Passaic County overall.
On a statewide basis this download speed is faster than the New Jersey average of 28.79 Mbps.
Paterson Internet Access Facts
DSL internet is available to 19.7% of Paterson residents
There are 4 residential internet providers in Paterson, NJ providing service to at least 15% of the city
The average download speed in Paterson is 108.6% faster than the average in New Jersey and 85.4% faster than the national average of 32.4 Mbps
DSL internet is available to 0.6% of the Passaic County population
The average internet download speed in Paterson is 60.07 Mbps based upon 207504 measurements taken in the last 12 months
Cable internet is available to 99.6% of the Paterson population
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 Paterson 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 Paterson, New Jersey.
Who has the fastest internet service in Paterson?
Optimum with a download speed of 10000 Mbps provides the fastest internet service in Paterson.
What locations were used in calculating broadband internet coverage for Paterson, New Jersey?
The following zip codes were used: 07501, 07502, 07503, 07504, 07505, 07508, 07509, 07510, 07513, 07514, 07522, 07524, 07533, 07538, 07543 and 07544
How do the internet speeds in Paterson 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 Paterson, New Jersey?
Optimum provides broadband internet service to 99.7% of Paterson.
How many broadband service providers are there near me?
Currently there are 4 companies that provide internet service to at least 15% of Paterson, 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.
Paterson 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.
- 410+ channels
- Voice activated remote control
- Customize your plan
- Optimum entertainment experience available on the new Apple TV in 4K
- 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