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Best Internet Providers in Rochester, NY

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Internet Providers Overview for Rochester, NY
Total Internet Providers 10
Download Speeds Up To 5 Gbps
Cheapest Monthly Plan $29.99
Fiber Coverage 49%
Fastest Provider Frontier

Top 10 Internet Service Providers in Rochester, NY

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1. Spectrum

95.5% Available
Download speeds up to:
1 Gbps Cable
Prices Starting At 49.99/mo *
95.5% Available
Click here to see Spectrum's coverage map for Rochester, NY

Spectrum Internet Availability By Type

Cable Download speeds up to 1000 Mbps
Estimated coverage percentage by connection type based on total population served

Spectrum Deals for June 2024

Deal Includes Download speeds up to Monthly Price
Spectrum Internet® Internet 300 Mbps $49.99
Spectrum Internet® Ultra Internet 500 Mbps $69.99
Spectrum Internet® Gig Internet 1000 Mbps $79.99
Spectrum Internet® + TV Select Signature Internet 300 Mbps $114.98
Spectrum Internet® + TV Select Signature + Voice Internet 300 Mbps $129.97
Call To Order Spectrum Service 855-959-3083

2. EarthLink

67.5% Available
Download speeds from:
500 Mbps - 2 Gbps DSL, Fiber
Prices Starting At 59.95/mo
67.5% Available

EarthLink Internet Availability By Type

DSL Download speeds up to 115 Mbps
Fiber Download speeds up to 5000 Mbps
Estimated coverage percentage by connection type based on total population served

EarthLink Deals for June 2024

Deal Includes Download speeds up to Monthly Price
N/A $59.95
Call To Order EarthLink Service 844-722-8949

3. Frontier

58.9% Available
Download speeds from:
500 Mbps - 5 Gbps DSL, Fiber
Prices Starting At 29.99/mo *
**Not all internet speeds available in all areas. Real-world speeds are impacted by multiple factors and average speeds may be lower than advertised speeds.
58.9% Available
Click here to see Frontier's coverage map for Rochester, NY

Frontier Internet Availability By Type

Fiber Download speeds up to 5000 Mbps
DSL
Estimated coverage percentage by connection type based on total population served

Frontier Deals for June 2024

Deal Includes Download speeds up to Monthly Price
Fiber 200 Internet 200 Mbps $29.99 *
**Not all internet speeds available in all areas. Real-world speeds are impacted by multiple factors and average speeds may be lower than advertised speeds.
Fiber 500 Internet 500 Mbps $44.99 *
**Not all internet speeds available in all areas. Real-world speeds are impacted by multiple factors and average speeds may be lower than advertised speeds.
Fiber 1 Gig Internet 1000 Mbps $64.99 *
**Not all internet speeds available in all areas. Real-world speeds are impacted by multiple factors and average speeds may be lower than advertised speeds.
Frontier Internet Internet N/A $64.99 *
**Not all internet speeds available in all areas. Real-world speeds are impacted by multiple factors and average speeds may be lower than advertised speeds.
Fiber 2 Gig Internet 2000 Mbps $99.99 *
**Not all internet speeds available in all areas. Real-world speeds are impacted by multiple factors and average speeds may be lower than advertised speeds.
Fiber 5 Gig Internet 5000 Mbps $154.99 *
**Not all internet speeds available in all areas. Real-world speeds are impacted by multiple factors and average speeds may be lower than advertised speeds.
Call To Order Frontier Service 844-974-3041

4. Viasat

99.9% Available
Download speeds up to:
150 Mbps Satellite
Prices Starting At 99.99/mo
99.9% Available

Viasat Internet Availability By Type

Satellite Download speeds up to 150 Mbps
Estimated coverage percentage by connection type based on total population served

Viasat Deals for June 2024

Deal Includes Download speeds up to Monthly Price
Viasat Unleashed Internet 150 Mbps $99.99
Call To Order Viasat Service 844-983-3105

5. HughesNet

100% Available
Download speeds up to:
100 Mbps Satellite
Prices Starting At 49.99/mo
100% Available

HughesNet Internet Availability By Type

Satellite Download speeds up to 100 Mbps
Estimated coverage percentage by connection type based on total population served

HughesNet Deals for June 2024

Deal Includes Download speeds up to Monthly Price
Select Internet 50 Mbps $49.99
Elite Internet 100 Mbps $64.99
Fusion Internet 100 Mbps $94.99
Call To Order HughesNet Service 855-958-4319

6. Verizon

45.5% Available
Download speeds up to:
300 Mbps 5G Internet
Prices Starting At 60.00/mo
45.5% Available
Click here to see Verizon's coverage map for Rochester, NY

Verizon Internet Availability By Type

5G Internet Download speeds up to 1000 Mbps
  • 90%
Estimated coverage percentage by connection type based on total population served

Verizon Deals for June 2024

Deal Includes Download speeds up to Monthly Price
5G Home Internet 300 Mbps $60.00
5G Home Plus Internet 1000 Mbps $80.00
Call To Order Verizon Service 866-498-5878

7. Always ON

63.6% Available
Download speeds from:
25 - 150 Mbps Fixed Wireless
63.6% Available

Always ON Internet Availability By Type

Fixed Wireless
Estimated coverage percentage by connection type based on total population served

8. Greenlight Networks

42.2% Available
Download speeds up to:
5 Gbps Fiber
Prices Starting At 55.00/mo
42.2% Available

Greenlight Networks Internet Availability By Type

Fiber Download speeds up to 8000 Mbps
Estimated coverage percentage by connection type based on total population served

Greenlight Networks Deals for June 2024

Deal Includes Download speeds up to Monthly Price
Basic Internet 500 Mbps $55.00
Fast Internet 1000 Mbps $75.00
Faster Internet 2000 Mbps $100.00
Fastest Internet 8000 Mbps $150.00
Call To Order Greenlight Networks Service 585-351-6600

9. Starlink

100% Available
Download speeds from:
50 - 220 Mbps Satellite
Prices Starting At 120.00/mo
100% Available
Click here to see Starlink's coverage map for Rochester, NY

Starlink Internet Availability By Type

Satellite Download speeds up to 220 Mbps
Estimated coverage percentage by connection type based on total population served

Starlink Deals for June 2024

Deal Includes Download speeds up to Monthly Price
STANDARD Internet 150 Mbps $120.00
MOBILE - REGIONAL Internet 50 Mbps $150.00 *
*Unlimited Mobile Data Inland | Best for RVs, nomads, and campers.
MOBILE - GLOBAL Internet 50 Mbps $200.00 *
*Unlimited Mobile Data Inland | Best for RVs, nomads, and campers
MOBILE PRIORITY - 50GB Internet 220 Mbps $250.00 *
*Unlimited Mobile Global Data Inland | Best for maritime, emergency response, and mobile businesses
MOBILE PRIORITY - 5TB Internet 220 Mbps $5,000.00 *
*Unlimited Mobile Global Data Inland | Best for maritime, emergency response, and mobile businesses

10. T-Mobile Home Internet

61.7% Available
Download speeds from:
33 - 245 Mbps 5G Internet
Prices Starting At 60.00/mo *
*With AutoPay. Customers see typical download speeds between 72 – 245 Mbps and upload speeds between 15 – 31 Mbps.
61.7% Available
Click here to see T-Mobile Home Internet's coverage map for Rochester, NY

T-Mobile Home Internet Availability By Type

5G Internet Download speeds up to 245 Mbps
Estimated coverage percentage by connection type based on total population served

T-Mobile Home Internet Deals for June 2024

Deal Includes Download speeds up to Monthly Price
Home Internet w/ Autopay Internet 245 Mbps $60.00 *
*With AutoPay. Customers see typical download speeds between 72 – 245 Mbps and upload speeds between 15 – 31 Mbps.

Rochester Internet Resources for Low-Income Families

Over time, the digital divide has deepened to the point where many people are facing a lack of access to the digital resources they need to thrive in the modern age. For low-income families in Rochester, this inequity means not having the devices and internet connectivity they need for their children to succeed. We put together the following list of resources to help families in Rochester bridge these technological gaps:

Discounted Distance Learning Devices in Rochester

  • Rochester City School District: This school district provides digital devices directly to students in need.
  • The Shore Foundation: Founded by a computer security student at RIT, the Shore Foundation refurbishes and provides computers to those in need in the Rochester area. The Shore Foundation holds the Guinness World Record for the “Most Computers Donated in 24 Hours,” with 537 computers donated in one day.
  • PCs for People: PCs for People is an organization that offers free or heavily discounted computers to those who meet certain income qualifications. While there isn't a store in Rochester, you can apply for a computer via the online marketplace.

If none of the above options are viable, families might also consider purchasing a refurbished device. These devices are restored to like-new quality but available at deeply discounted rates. The following vendors are some good options to consider when looking for a refurbished laptop or tablet in Rochester:

Remote Learning Programs and Virtual Child Care Centers in Rochester

  • Urban League of Rochester: The Urban League of Rochester offers a range of afterschool academy programs and resources for underserved and disenfranchised families in the Rochester area.
  • ABC Child Development Center: Action for Better Community, or ABC, operates a Child Development Center on North Street in Rochester that is accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children and offers early education and recreation opportunities for Rochester youth.
  • EnCompass: EnCompass, a learning resource center in Rochester, offers online academic and community resources for students and families in the area.
  • Child Care Council: Rochester’s Child Care Council helps families find and finance child care throughout Monroe County. There are a variety of ways to apply, including sending them an email, filling out a referral form, using their online search or calling them directly at 1.585.654.4720.
  • Children's Center at Central Rochester Library: The Children’s Center at the Central Rochester Library conducts regular online events for children of all ages, including storytime hours and tech classes for teens.

Free Wireless Internet Access in Rochester

There are also various public and private places throughout Rochester that offer free Wi-Fi. While some businesses may require a small purchase to access their free Wi-Fi, the city’s libraries offer free internet access to all:

The school district has also distributed hotspot devices to students, and the city is looking into the cost and viability of providing city-wide free Wi-Fi. Until then, you can access more public Wi-Fi locations by perusing our free Wi-Fi map and listings below:

Free Wireless Internet Access in Rochester, NY

Hotspot
29 Broadway
Rochester, NY 14607
Hotspot
854 Long Pond Rd
Rochester, NY 14606
Hotspot
1225 Jefferson Road
Rochester, NY 14623
Hotspot
30 Church St
Rochester, NY 14614
Hotspot
1100 S Goodman Street
Rochester, NY 14620
Hotspot
39 W Main St
Rochester, NY 14614
Hotspot
625 Elmwood Ave
Rochester, NY 14620
Hotspot
100 Corporate Woods
Rochester, NY 14623
Hotspot
228 East Main Street
Rochester, NY 14604
Hotspot
1000 East Henrietta Road
Rochester, NY 14623

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Internet Provider Store Locations in Rochester

Fastest Rochester Internet Providers

Connection Type

Internet Providers

Download Speeds Up To

Upload Speeds Up To

Availability

Fiber
(Covering 49% of Rochester)

Frontier

Call For Details

Call For Details

28.5%

Greenlight Networks

5 Gbps

5 Gbps

42.2%

Cable
(Covering 96.5% of Rochester)

Spectrum

1 Gbps

35 Mbps

95.5%

DSL
(Covering 41.2% of Rochester)

Frontier

Call For Details

Call For Details

58.9%

EarthLink

115 Mbps

115 Mbps

67.5%

Fixed Wireless
(Covering 67% of Rochester)

Verizon 5G Home Internet

300 Mbps

10 Mbps

45.4%

T-Mobile 5G Home Internet

25 Mbps

3 Mbps

61.7%

Satellite
(Covering 100% of Rochester)

Viasat Internet

150 Mbps

3 Mbps

99.9%

Hughesnet

100 Mbps

3 Mbps

100%

Average download speed in Rochester:

105 Mbps

Based on 209,354 speed tests

Internet Values of Rochester Providers

Providers Connection Type Plan Price Download Speeds Up To Internet Value Contact
Greenlight Networks Fiber $150 per month 8 Gbps $0.02 per Mbps 585-351-6600
Frontier Fiber $154.99 per month Call For Details $0.03 per Mbps 844-974-3041
Spectrum Cable $79.99 per month 1 Gbps $0.08 per Mbps 855-959-3083
Verizon 5G Home Internet Fixed $80 per month 1 Gbps $0.08 per Mbps 866-498-5878
T-Mobile 5G Home Internet Fixed $60 per month 245 Mbps $0.24 per Mbps
Hughesnet Satellite $64.99 per month 100 Mbps $0.65 per Mbps 855-958-4319
Viasat Internet Satellite $99.99 per month 150 Mbps $0.67 per Mbps 844-983-3105
EarthLink DSL $59.95 per month 50 Mbps $1.20 per Mbps 844-722-8949

Best Internet Provider in Rochester

  1. Spectrum - No data caps and most Cable availability
  2. EarthLink - Most Fiber availability and most DSL availability
  3. Frontier - Budget friendly option and fast download speeds in Rochester
  4. Viasat - Most internet coverage in Rochester
  5. HughesNet - Another great satellite internet alternative for those who can't get Cable, Fiber, or DSL
  6. Verizon - 5g internet up to 300 Mbps
  7. Always ON - Fixed wireless up to 150 Mbps
  8. Greenlight Networks - Fast speeds
  9. Starlink - Widely available
  10. T-Mobile Home Internet - 5g internet up to 245 Mbps

Fastest Internet Providers in Rochester

Internet Fees in Rochester

Common Providers in Rochester Early Termination Fees Setup and Installation Fees Late Payment Fees Equipment Replacement Fees
EarthLink N/A $79.95 14 Days Then Deactivation $6.95 per month

How Much Speed Do I Need?

25+ Mbps

  • Web Surfing & Email
  • HD Streaming
  • Supports 1-2 Devices
  • Ideal for 1-2 people

100+ Mbps

  • Ultra HD (4K) Streaming
  • Low Lag Online Gaming
  • Supports 3-5 Devices
  • Ideal for 2-6 people

1 Gig

  • Multi 4K HD Streaming
  • No Lag Online Gaming
  • Supports more than 5 Devices
  • Ideal for 6+ people

An Overview of Internet Providers in Rochester By Connection

Provider Connection Download speeds up to Availability
Spectrum Cable 1 Gbps 95%
Frontier Fiber Call For Details 28%
Frontier DSL Call For Details 59%
HughesNet Satellite 100 Mbps 100%
Viasat Satellite 150 Mbps 100%
Greenlight Networks Fiber 8 Gbps 42%
EarthLink DSL 115 Mbps 68%
EarthLink Fiber 5 Gbps 17%
Starlink Satellite 220 Mbps 100%
T-Mobile Home Internet 5G Internet 245 Mbps 62%
Verizon 5G Internet 1 Gbps 45%
Always ON Fixed Wireless 25 Mbps 64%
Provider Connection Download speeds up to Availability
HughesNet Satellite 100 Mbps 100%
Starlink Satellite 220 Mbps 100%
Viasat Satellite 150 Mbps 100%
T-Mobile Home Internet 5G Internet 25 Mbps 62%
Greenlight Networks Fiber 5 Gbps 42%
Frontier Fiber Call For Details 28%
EarthLink Fiber 5 Gbps 17%
Spectrum Cable 1 Gbps 95%
Frontier DSL Call For Details 59%
EarthLink DSL 115 Mbps 68%
Verizon 5G Internet 300 Mbps 45%

Internet Availability by Connection Type in Rochester

Internet service providers in Rochester use different methods for connecting their customers to the web. Connection types matter, so choose wisely. Fiber is generally the fastest and most reliable option, followed by cable, DSL and 5G home internet.

Fiber - 97%
Cable - 42%
DSL - 42%

What is Mbps?

Mbps is the abbreviation for megabits per second, and it also appears written as Mbits/sec. Internet providers use megabits per second to measure speeds. Broadband speeds are 25 Mbps or faster. Learn more about Mbps.

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