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Internet providers in Rochester, NY

1. Frontier
99% available in Rochester
Connection:
DSL & Fiber
Download speeds up to
5000Mbps

Sign up for Fiber 2 Gig Internet and claim a $200 Visa Reward Card.

2. Spectrum
99% available in Rochester
Connection:
Cable
Download speeds up to
1000Mbps
(wireless speeds may vary)
3. Verizon Home Internet
31% available in Rochester
Connection:
5G Home, DSL & Fiber
Download speeds up to
2048Mbps

User Rating(14)
4. Hughesnet
99% available in Rochester
Connection:
Satellite
Download speeds up to
100Mbps

User Rating(417)

New customers get $25 off per month their first year. Terms apply.

5. Viasat
88% available in Rochester
Connection:
Satellite
Download speeds up to
150Mbps
6. Consolidated Communications
20% available in Rochester
Connection:
DSL
Download speeds up to
50Mbps
7. Greenlight Networks
52% available in Rochester
Connection:
Fiber
Download speeds up to
1000Mbps
8. Rock Port Telephone
99% available in Rochester
Connection:
Fixed Wireless
Download speeds up to
10Mbps
9. Northwest Missouri Cellular
99% available in Rochester
Connection:
Fixed Wireless
Download speeds up to
10Mbps
1. Frontier
99% available in Rochester
Connection:
DSL & Fiber
Download speeds up to
2000Mbps

Sign up for Fiber 2 Gig Internet and claim a $200 Visa Reward Card.

2. Spectrum
99% available in Rochester
Connection:
Cable
Download speeds up to
1000Mbps
(wireless speeds may vary)
3. Verizon Home Internet
31% available in Rochester
Connection:
DSL & Fiber
Download speeds up to
2048Mbps

User Rating(14)
4. Earthlink Business
31% available in Rochester
Connection:
Fiber
Download speeds up to
1000Mbps
5. Hughesnet
99% available in Rochester
Connection:
Satellite
Download speeds up to
100Mbps

User Rating(417)

New customers get $25 off per month their first year. Terms apply.

6. Viasat
88% available in Rochester
Connection:
Satellite
Download speeds up to
150Mbps
7. Ooma
50% available in Rochester
Ooma
Connection:
Wireless LTE
Download speeds up to
100Mbps
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8. Consolidated Communications
20% available in Rochester
Connection:
DSL
Download speeds up to
50Mbps
9. Greenlight Networks
52% available in Rochester
Connection:
Fiber
Download speeds up to
1000Mbps
10. Rock Port Telephone
99% available in Rochester
Connection:
Fixed Wireless
Download speeds up to
10Mbps
11. Northwest Missouri Cellular
99% available in Rochester
Connection:
Fixed Wireless
Download speeds up to
10Mbps
1. Mint
Available in Rochester
Connection:
Mobile
Mint
4GLTE Speeds may vary

User Rating
2. Visible
Available in Rochester
Connection:
Mobile
Visible
4GLTE Speeds may vary

User Rating
3. Verizon Wireless
63% available in Rochester
Connection:
Mobile
Verizon Wireless
4GLTE Speeds may vary

User Rating
4. AT&T Wireless
99% available in Rochester
Connection:
Mobile
AT&T Wireless
5G Speeds may vary

User Rating

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0–5 Mbps

Works for:

  • Checking email
  • Streaming music on one device
  • Searching on Google

5–40 Mbps

Works for:

  • Streaming video on one device
  • Video calling with Skype or FaceTime
  • Online gaming for one player

40–100 Mbps

Works for:

  • Streaming HD video on a few devices
  • Multiplayer online gaming
  • Downloading large files

100–500 Mbps

Works for:

  • Streaming video in UHD on multiple screens
  • Downloading files quickly
  • Gaming online for multiple players

500–1,000+ Mbps

Works for:

  • Doing a lot of almost anything

Internet in Rochester

Moving towns or switching internet providers can be confusing and stressful. Comparing internet providers against the averages in the Rochester area can help you choose the right internet and get back to your life.

Average starting price
$71.6/mo

Average speed
116.8 Mbps

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Rochester Residential Internet Coverage

The coastal city of Rochester offers several options for internet access, depending on your speed and budget needs.

Through Frontier Communications, all of Rochester has access to a high-speed internet network. The network covers a large area, from the northernmost point of Charlotte to Genesee Valley Park in the south. Service is available as far west as Lyell-Otis and Maplewood, reaching through central neighborhoods like South Wedge, Upper Falls, and Brown Square. In the eastern half of Rochester, service is available in the edge neighborhoods of Browncroft and Cobbs Hill.

Those who prefer a cable internet connection can get service through Time Warner Cable. The coverage area extends beyond the city limits. Western neighborhoods in the Time Warner Cable service area include Dutchtown and Maplewood. This company offers coverage to the southern neighborhoods of Highland and Strong, as well as the eastern communities of Culver, Cobbs Hill, and Browncroft.

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Data based on internet speed tests performed in Rochester

Average download speed
116.76 Mbps

Average upload speed
51.54 Mbps

Average latency (ping)
40.92 ms

Average jitter
25.69 ms

 

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Summary of Rochester internet providers

Provider Type Download speeds up to User rating Order online
Frontier DSL & Fiber 5000 Mbps 3.5/5 View Plans for Frontier
Spectrum Cable 1000 Mbps
(wireless speeds may vary)
3.5/5 View Plans for Spectrum
Verizon Home Internet 5G Home, DSL & Fiber 2048 Mbps 4/5 View Plans for Verizon Home Internet
Hughesnet Satellite 100 Mbps 3/5 View Plans for Hughesnet
Viasat Satellite 150 Mbps 3/5 View Plans for Viasat
Consolidated Communications DSL 50 Mbps 2.5/5 View Plans for Consolidated Communications
Greenlight Networks Fiber 1000 Mbps N/A View Plans for Greenlight Networks
Rock Port Telephone Fixed Wireless 10 Mbps N/A View Plans for Rock Port Telephone
Northwest Missouri Cellular Fixed Wireless 10 Mbps N/A View Plans for Northwest Missouri Cellular

Availability and speeds displayed are not guaranteed and are subject to change.

Technology Type

DSL:

DSL provides internet service via phone cables and is up to ten times faster than dial-up service.

Cable:

Cable provides internet speeds faster than DSL through the same cables used for cable TV.

Satellite:

Satellite internet is widely available, but offers slower speeds due to a far-traveling signal.

Fiber:

Fiber relies on glass strands to relay digital code and is much faster than both DSL and cable.

Customer reviews of internet providers in Rochester

Don't worry, you're not alone out there. Read some reviews from verified customers to get the real scoop
on internet providers in Rochester.

Spectrum

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TK L | 02-13-2024

1 gig service. Runs great. Download speed: 920-925. Upload: 35

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Spectrum

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Denise F | 10-07-2023

DO NOT GO WITH THIS COMPANY!!!!! RUN! All they want is your money! They DO NOT care about their customers. They offer NO payment plans nor allow payment arrangements! This is the very end of my road with them. NEVER AGAIN!

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Spectrum

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Jeff S | 03-13-2023

Verified User

The Internet service has been great over nearly 3 years. During that time, maximum promised speed went from 100 mbs to 300. It actually started at 89 but now is OVER the promised 300. I don't need that speed since I have only 1 device at a time streaming, and I would like to pay less for lower speed. There has been only one outage in this time and it lasted only a few hours. I knew that the introductory rate would go up in one year, but it went up $5 more than promised. When I called, they told me that it was their current rate and they never promised a lower one. When a competing service was installing fiber in the area, I asked Spectrum if they would match the lower basic rate for that company (which was for 500 mbs, that company's lowest tier). Spectrum said they do not care about competition. A few months later, Spectrum raised the monthly rate again. But after the fiber was actually installed, Spectrum was willing to give me a lower rate. It was $5 higher per month than the fiber but I decided to stay because service was good. But just two months after that, my bill went up another $5 per month. When I said they had raised the price only a few months earlier, they replied: "That was LAST year. This is for this year." I will likely take the deal from the fiber carrier.

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Frontier

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Chet O | 08-30-2015

We lose service at least once per month, and when it's something that can't be cured with a simple restart, things get ridiculous. The people who field phone calls claim that they write up repair tickets, but nothing seems to happen to those tickets. As I write this from a coffee shop, we've been without service at home for a week, despite having made numerous calls and having been promised that someone will show up or call the next day. Dreadful company.

Was this review helpful? Yes 75 No 8

CenturyLink

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Caroline S | 10-31-2018

If I could give a negative star I would Over charged me and sent too much of my time getting it straightened out. Run do not walk away from this company

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Spectrum

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Nishanth K | 01-14-2015

Has issues of spikes in the latency which are quiet frequent. Otherwise good speeds and decent service for the price.

Was this review helpful? Yes 25 No 8

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