Best Trenton Internet Service Providers
Broadband is defined as internet service with a minimum download speed of 25 Mbps. There are 4 choices for service in Trenton, 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 Trenton 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||98.5%|
|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%|
Trenton 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
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 Trenton of 14.63 Mbps are faster than the Mercer County upload speeds and faster than the statewide average for New Jersey.
Trenton Internet Access Facts
Fiber optic internet is available to 98.4% of Trenton residents
The average internet download speed in Mercer County is 35.66 Mbps based upon 790600 samples taken in the past year
The average upload speed in Trenton is 14.63 Mbps. This is 67.6% faster than the average in New Jersey and 26.1% faster than the national average of 11.56 Mbps
The average download speed in Trenton is 57.5% faster than the Mercer County average and 73.3% faster than the national average of 32.4 Mbps
The average upload speed in Trenton is 14.63 Mbps. This is 17.3% faster than the Mercer County average and 26.1% faster than the national average of 11.56 Mbps
Cable internet is available to 98.0% of Mercer 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 Trenton 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 Trenton, New Jersey.
Who has the fastest internet service in Trenton?
Xfinity with a download speed of 987 Mbps provides the fastest internet service in Trenton.
What locations were used in calculating broadband internet coverage for Trenton, New Jersey?
The following zip codes were used: 08601, 08602, 08603, 08604, 08605, 08606, 08607, 08608, 08609, 08610, 08611, 08618, 08619, 08620, 08625, 08628, 08629, 08638, 08640, 08641, 08645, 08646, 08647, 08648, 08650, 08666, 08690, 08691 and 08695
How do the internet speeds in Trenton compare to other cities in 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 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 Trenton, New Jersey?
Verizon provides broadband internet service to 98.7% of Trenton.
How many broadband service providers are there near me?
Currently there are 4 companies that provide internet service to at least 15% of Trenton, 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.
Trenton 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