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Internet Access in New Jersey

New Jersey ranks number one in America for the best broadband access in the country, because of its combination of broad coverage, high-speeds, and low pricing. Over 99% of New Jerseyans have access to a wired connection with speeds of 100 Mbps or faster, and 67% of the state’s population has access to fiber-optic internet services. Average download speeds in New Jersey hover around 174.3 Mbps.

Speed for Major providers in New Jersey
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98.10%

Terrestrial Broadband Coverage

78.40%

Wired Low Price Plan Access

107.3

Mbps Average State Wide Speed

1st

State Broadband Access Ranking

99.2%

of New Jerseyans have access to broadband 100mbps or faster.

99.5%

of New Jerseyans have access to wireline service.

Internet Speed in Top New Jersey Cities
Top Cities
Avg Download Speed
No. Of Providers

Newark

58.9 MBPS

27 Providers

Jersey City

102.0 MBPS

31 Providers

Trenton

126.4 MBPS

25 Providers

Paterson

101.8 MBPS

18 Providers

Toms River

166.0 MBPS

18 Providers

The State of Broadband

New Jersey ranks number one in America for the best broadband access in the country, because of its combination of broad coverage, high-speeds, and low pricing. Over 99% of New Jerseyans have access to a wired connection with speeds of 100 Mbps or faster, and 67% of the state’s population has access to fiber-optic internet services. Average download speeds in New Jersey hover around 174.3 Mbps.

The Digital Divide

Every county in New Jersey has between 94 to 100% access to 25 Mbps high-speed broadband coverage. Additionally, affordability data reveals that 78.4% of New Jerseyans have access to a low-priced internet plan ($60/month or less). Although the numbers are low in relation to other states, 46,000 people do not have access to a wired connection at all at their place of residence.

Best-Connected Cities

New Jersey has a few cities with an outstanding mix of internet speed, cost, and coverage, namely: Paterson, Basking Ridge, Bayonne, Ridgewood, and Asbury Park.

Worst-Connected Cities

While most of the state excels in the area of broadband services, there remain a few poorly connected cities within New Jersey. The five cities with the worst connection in New Jersey are Vienna, New Gretna, Juliustown, Leesburg, and Schooleys.

Governmental Initiatives

Since 2010, the New Jersey Office of Information Technology has been the granted nearly $5 million in federal grants to further broadband data mapping and development within the state.