Internet Providers in Rochester NH & Cable/TV Companies

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There are 3 home internet options and 6 business internet options in Rochester, NH. 99.6% of homes can get fixed-line service. Competition in Rochester is about as competitive as the average US city. There are 3 home internet providers in the entire city, which is average. The majority of Rochester NH residents have three to five options for wired internet service at their homes.

DecisionData Team
April 24, 2020

Compare Home Internet Providers in Rochester NH:

Internet data in Rochester NH

0.0%

Fiber

0.0% of homes can get Fiber. Rochester NH has 0 Fiber provider.

99.3%

DSL

99.3% of homes can get DSL. Rochester NH has 2 DSL providers.

99.2%

Cable

99.2% of homes can get Cable. Rochester NH has 1 Cable providers.

99.6%

Wired internet

99.6% of homes can get Wired internet. Rochester NH has 3 Wired providers.

DecisionData Team
April 24, 2020

Home Internet Providers in Rochester, NH

All plans include

  • Speeds up to 115 Mbps
  • Equipment and rental fees may apply
  • Data caps may vary based on plan

Service type FairPoint Communications, Inc. DSL Internet

Availability in Rochester,NH 99.10%

Availability in Rochester,NH

99.10%

99.10%

Max download speed

25 Mbps

25 Mbps

About FairPoint Communications, Inc. Internet in Rochester,NH

99.1% of residents in this zip code can get FairPoint Communications, Inc. DSL. The fastest internet service the ISP offers here is 25 Mbps, which is way below average speed for Rochester,NH residential internet providers. 66.8% of local customers in Rochester,NH can get the fastest download speed with DSL offered by FairPoint Communications, Inc.. See FairPoint Communications, Inc. coverage.

FairPoint Communications, Inc. DSL Internet Speeds in Rochester,NH

The table below shows the percentage of customers who can get the speed in the left column.

Speed RangeDownload SpeedUpload Speed
.1 to 5 Mbps17.6%99.3%
6 to 10 Mbps10.5%0.0%
11 to 20 Mbps4.5%0.0%
21 to 30 Mbps66.8%0.0%

Harron Communications LP

All plans include

  • Speeds up to 940 Mbps
  • Flexible packages available
  • Installation and equipment fees may apply

Service type Harron Communications LP Cable Internet

Availability in Rochester,NH 99.20%

Availability in Rochester,NH

99.20%

99.20%

Max download speed

150 Mbps

150 Mbps

About Harron Communications LP Internet in Rochester,NH

99.2% of residents in this zip code can get Harron Communications LP Cable. The fastest internet service the ISP offers here is 150 Mbps, which is way above average speed for Rochester,NH residential internet providers. 99.2% of local customers in Rochester,NH can get the fastest download speed with Cable offered by Harron Communications LP. See Harron Communications LP coverage.

Harron Communications LP Cable Internet Speeds in Rochester,NH

The table below shows the percentage of customers who can get the speed in the left column.

Speed RangeDownload SpeedUpload Speed
11 to 20 Mbps0.0%99.2%
101 to 250 Mbps99.2%0.0%

segTEL, Inc.

All plans include

  • Speeds up to 115 Mbps
  • Equipment and rental fees may apply
  • Data caps may vary based on plan

Service type segTEL, Inc. DSL Internet

Availability in Rochester,NH 1.18%

Availability in Rochester,NH

1.18%

1.18%

Max download speed

3 Mbps

3 Mbps

About segTEL, Inc. Internet in Rochester,NH

1.2% of residents in this zip code can get segTEL, Inc. DSL. The fastest internet service the ISP offers here is 3 Mbps, which is way below average speed for Rochester,NH residential internet providers. 1.2% of local customers in Rochester,NH can get the fastest download speed with DSL offered by segTEL, Inc.. See segTEL, Inc. coverage.

segTEL, Inc. DSL Internet Speeds in Rochester,NH

The table below shows the percentage of customers who can get the speed in the left column.

Speed RangeDownload SpeedUpload Speed
.1 to 5 Mbps1.2%1.2%

Home Internet Summary

Summary of Internet Providers in Rochester, NH

Internet ProviderAvailabilityMaximum speedPrice
FairPoint Communications, Inc. DSL 99.10%25 Mbps
Harron Communications LP Cable 99.20%150 Mbps
segTEL, Inc. DSL 1.18%3 Mbps

Not every customer can get the maximum speeds. See the provider details above for reported speed distributions.

Summary of Internet Speeds in Rochester, NH

As mentioned, competition in Rochester, NH is is about as competitive as than the average area. The table below shows how many options you have in each speed range.

Residents withAny speedMin 25 MbpsMin 100 MbpsMin 500 Mbps
1 option0.4%0.0%0.3%0.0%
2 options9.9%35.2%52.0%0.0%
3 or more options0.0%1.2%0.5%0.0%

Speed and availability are calculated on a block level for the highest possible level of accuracy, but rarely only half of a block is wired. Click through or call providers for more info.

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Satellite TV and Internet Providers

Satellite TV is generally a good choice for customer service and channel selection. DIRECTV and DISH are ranked above traditional wired TV providers in almost every survey and study done. If you're not sure which provider is best, make sure to read our DISH vs. DIRECTV comparison.

Satellite Internet (like HughesNet) should be a last resort. Latency is often very high, making it impossible to live stream video or play games. For rural customers with no wired internet service, however, HughesNet is likely the best option.

All plans include

  • Internet bundles with AT&T, Frontier, Centurylink and Xfinity
  • Two-year TV price guarantee
  • On-Demand and On-the-go options included

Service type Dish Satellite TV

Availability in Rochester,NH

Anywhere with a clear view of the southern sky or wireless towers.

0.00%

Max download speed

No Internet service available.

Mbps

About Dish Internet in Rochester,NH

DISH TV is an excellent choice for TV service. DISH consistently beats cable providers for TV service satisfaction, especially in the North Central and Western US. Note that DISH does partner with other companies to offer internet service, potentially at a discount, if it is available in your area. You can find these deals by calling

All plans include

  • 99% signal reliability
  • Bundle with AT&T Internet
  • 40,000 shows and movies on demand

Service type DIRECTV Satellite TV

Availability in Rochester,NH

Anywhere with a clear view of the southern sky or wireless towers.

0.00%

Max download speed

No Internet service available.

Mbps

About DIRECTV Internet in Rochester,NH

DIRECTV is often ranked first in TV service. DIRECTV won JD Power's most recent survey in the East and South regions for customer satisfaction, beating cable companies by a wide margin. DIRECTV does not have an Internet option. If DSL or cable is available, we recommend choosing wired Internet and satellite TV. If no wired services are available, customers can set HughesNet and DIRECTV up separately.

All plans include

  • Speeds up to 25 Mpbs
  • No data limits
  • Flexibility to change your plan anytime

Service type HughesNet Satellite Internet

Availability in Rochester,NH

Anywhere with a clear view of the southern sky or wireless towers.

0.00%

Max download speed

25 Mbps

25 Mbps

About HughesNet Internet in Rochester,NH

HughesNet satellite internet is probably the best satellite internet-only option available. Remember that while speeds may reach 15 Mbps, the latency of satellite internet will make it feel like a significantly slower connection. HughesNet is primarily recommended for rural areas, and may require pre-downloading movies and music.

All plans include

  • Speeds up to 100 Mpbs
  • Unlimited data plans available
  • DSL or cable connection not required

Service type ViaSat, Inc. Satellite Internet

Availability in Rochester,NH

Anywhere with a clear view of the southern sky or wireless towers.

0.00%

Max download speed

100 Mbps

100 Mbps

About ViaSat, Inc. Internet in Rochester,NH

If you don't have wired providers or internet in your area Viasat is a good company to call. Not only do they have quality satellite internet, but Viasat can connect you with a faster and lower-latency fixed wireless provider if it's available. Viasat offers the best service in your area by default, making it an obvious call for those in rural areas.

Mobile (Cell) Internet Providers

Mobile/wireless data service is often marketed in a way that makes it hard to compare. We've included access charges and unlimited talk/text on cell phone plans as well as autopay/paper-free discounts to show what you'll actually pay for the listed data. Monthly payments will be higher if you choose a subsidized phone.

Consider mobile internet as your primary access if: (1) no wired providers are available; (2) your data usage is light (few videos); and, (3) your computer or main device can connect to 4G or connect wirelessly using your phone as a hot spot. 4G data is often faster and much lower in latency than satellite internet. You can connect using a hotspot, but it's generally a better idea to buy a cellular modem.

Service type AT&T Mobile Wireless

Starting prices at* $45/mo

Starting prices at* $45/mo for 1GB.

Highest Cap Unlimited available for DIRECTV/U-verse customers

Additional details

  • Prices include required device access charge of $20 on most data plans. Includes unlimited domestic calls and text.
  • Unlimited data available to DIRECTV, U-verse, or DIRECTV NOW customers. Call 1-855-701-1975 for details. $5/month discount for setting up automatic payments and paper-free statements.
  • Unlimited plans may be throttled at 22 GB during high usage.
  • No overage fees. AT&T throttles to 2G data speeds if you go over your plan

Service type Sprint Mobile Wireless

Starting prices at* $50/mo

Starting prices at* $50/mo for 2GB.

Highest Cap Unlimited for $55/mo

Additional details

  • Includes a $5/month discount for setting up automatic payments and paper-free statements.
  • Plans include unlimited domestic calls and text.
  • Unlimited data may be throttled at 23 GB during high usage.
  • Data overage fees apply to non-unlimited plans.

Service type Verizon Mobile Wireless

Starting prices at* $50/mo

Starting prices at* $50/mo for 2GB.

Highest Cap Unlimited for $80/mo

Additional details

  • Includes a $5/month discount for setting up automatic payments and paper-free statements.
  • Prices include mandatory access charge of $20 on most data plans. Includes unlimited domestic calls and text.
  • Unlimited data may be throttled at 22 GB during high usage.
  • No overage fees. Verizon simply alerts you and throttles LTE data if you go over your plan.

Service type T-Mobile Mobile Wireless

Highest Cap Unlimited for $70/mo

Additional details

  • T-mobile now sells primarily unlimited data. Pre-paid plans exist, but are generally a poor value.
  • Unlimited includes a $5/month discount for setting up automatic payments and paper-free statements.
  • Prices include device access charges. Plans include unlimited domestic calls and text.
  • Unlimited data may be throttled at 32GB during high usage.
  • No overage fees on unlimited. T-Mobile alerts you and throttles LTE data if you go over your plan.

Business and Government Internet Providers in Rochester, NH

Because there are so many business providers, they are hidden below by default for the convenience of residential internet customers. Business customers may choose from one of the providers below or contact neutral technology specialists for a free consultation at 1-877-415-4971. These specialists will guide you to the ideal solution based on the location, performance requirements and budget of your business or businesses today.

All Business Internet Providers in Rochester, NH

Service type FairPoint Communications, Inc. Business DSL

Availability in Rochester,NH

99.10%

99.10%

Max download speed

25 Mbps

25 Mbps

About FairPoint Communications, Inc. Internet in Rochester,NH

99.1% of residents in this zip code can get FairPoint Communications, Inc. DSL. The fastest internet service the ISP offers here is 25 Mbps, which is way below average speed for Rochester,NH business internet providers. 66.8% of local customers in Rochester,NH can get the fastest download speed with DSL offered by FairPoint Communications, Inc.. See FairPoint Communications, Inc. coverage.

FairPoint Communications, Inc. DSL Internet Speeds in Rochester,NH

The table below shows the percentage of customers who can get the speed in the left column.

Speed RangeDownload SpeedUpload Speed
.1 to 5 Mbps17.6%99.3%
6 to 10 Mbps10.5%0.0%
11 to 20 Mbps4.5%0.0%
21 to 30 Mbps66.8%0.0%

Harron Communications LP

Service type Harron Communications LP Business Cable

Availability in Rochester,NH

99.20%

99.20%

Max download speed

150 Mbps

150 Mbps

About Harron Communications LP Internet in Rochester,NH

99.2% of residents in this zip code can get Harron Communications LP Cable. The fastest internet service the ISP offers here is 150 Mbps, which is way above average speed for Rochester,NH business internet providers. 99.2% of local customers in Rochester,NH can get the fastest download speed with Cable offered by Harron Communications LP. See Harron Communications LP coverage.

Harron Communications LP Cable Internet Speeds in Rochester,NH

The table below shows the percentage of customers who can get the speed in the left column.

Speed RangeDownload SpeedUpload Speed
11 to 20 Mbps0.0%99.2%
101 to 250 Mbps99.2%0.0%

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Frequently Asked Questions About Internet in Rochester, NH

What internet speed do I need?

In Rochester, NH, you can get dsl and cable internet, with speeds ranging from 3 to 150 Mbps. The best internet speed depends on your activities and number of devices. For light internet usage in Rochester, NH (such as web browsing, email, and social media) you may need a minimum download speed of 1 Mbps. High use, such as video streaming or gaming, with more than one user or device, may require speeds of at least 25 Mbps. Additionally, for students and telecommuters in Rochester, NH, the FCC recommends speeds anywhere from 5-25 Mbps.

What is the fastest internet speed available in Rochester, NH?

Harron Communications LP offers the fastest internet service in Rochester, NH, with speeds of up to 150 Mbps. These speeds are available in 99.20% of the city. To find out which providers are available in your area, enter your Zip code or give us a call.

Which internet service provider offers the most coverage in Rochester, NH?

FairPoint Communications, Inc. is available to the most residents in Rochester, NH, covering 99.10% of the city.

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