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Internet providers in Rochester, NY

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1. Spectrum
99% available in Rochester
Connection:
Cable
Download speeds up to
1000Mbps
(wireless speeds may vary)

Speed based on wired connection and may vary by address. Wireless speeds may vary. Services subject to all applicable service terms and conditions, subject to change. Services not available in all areas. Restrictions apply.

2. T-Mobile Home Internet
99% available in Rochester
Connection:
5G Home
Download speeds up to
245Mbps

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3. EarthLink
99% available in Rochester
Connection:
Fiber
Download speeds up to
5000Mbps

User Rating(68)

Ranked #1 by highspeedinternet.com customer satisfaction for 2021 & 2022

4. Verizon Home Internet
31% available in Rochester
Connection:
5G Home, DSL & Fiber
Download speeds up to
2048Mbps

User Rating(9)
5. Frontier
99% available in Rochester
Connection:
DSL & Fiber
Download speeds up to
5000Mbps
6. HughesNet
99% available in Rochester
Connection:
Geo Satellite
Download speeds up to
25Mbps

User Rating(213)

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7. Viasat
99% available in Rochester
Connection:
Satellite
Download speeds up to
100Mbps
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. Spectrum
99% available in Rochester
Connection:
Cable
Download speeds up to
1000Mbps
(wireless speeds may vary)

Speed based on wired connection and may vary by address. Wireless speeds may vary. Services subject to all applicable service terms and conditions, subject to change. Services not available in all areas. Restrictions apply.

2. Verizon Home Internet
31% available in Rochester
Connection:
DSL & Fiber
Download speeds up to
2048Mbps

User Rating(9)
3. Frontier
99% available in Rochester
Connection:
DSL & Fiber
Download speeds up to
2000Mbps
4. HughesNet
99% available in Rochester
Connection:
Geo Satellite
Download speeds up to
25Mbps

User Rating(213)

Order now and receive a $100 Prepaid Mastercard® via rebate. offer expires 5/31/23.

5. Viasat
99% available in Rochester
Connection:
Satellite
Download speeds up to
100Mbps
6. Ooma
50% available in Rochester
Ooma
Connection:
Wireless LTE
Download speeds up to
100Mbps
Link not provided
7. Consolidated Communications
20% available in Rochester
Connection:
DSL
Download speeds up to
50Mbps
8. Greenlight Networks
52% available in Rochester
Connection:
Fiber
Download speeds up to
1000Mbps
9. Rock Port Telephone
99% available in Rochester
Connection:
Fixed Wireless
Download speeds up to
10Mbps
10. Northwest Missouri Cellular
99% available in Rochester
Connection:
Fixed Wireless
Download speeds up to
10Mbps
1. T-Mobile
Available in Rochester
Connection:
Mobile
T-Mobile
4GLTE

User Rating
2. Verizon Wireless
Available in Rochester
Connection:
Mobile
Verizon Wireless
4GLTE

User Rating
3. AT&T Wireless
Available in Rochester
Connection:
Mobile
AT&T Wireless
5G

User Rating
4. Mint
Available in Rochester
Connection:
Mobile
Mint
4GLTE

User Rating
5. Visible
Available in Rochester
Connection:
Mobile
Visible
4GLTE

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

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Learn more about Spectrum

Learn more about T-Mobile Home Internet

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Learn more about Verizon Home Internet

Learn more about Frontier

Learn more about HughesNet

Learn more about Viasat

Learn more about Consolidated Communications

Learn more about Greenlight Networks

Learn more about Rock Port Telephone

Learn more about Northwest Missouri Cellular

Learn more about EarthLink

What is the best internet provider in Rochester?

Internet Provider Types in Rochester


Cable

100%
Coverage


DSL

91%
Coverage


Fiber

83%
Coverage

Internet Speed Availability in Rochester


3 Mbps

71%
Availability


10 Mbps

71%
Availability


25 Mbps

71%
Availability

Broadband Internet Availability

(Internet faster than 25 Mbps)

71%
Rochester
100%
New York
79%
USA

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.

Fastest Internet Service Providers in Rochester

EarthLink offers internet at speeds up to 5000 Mbps

Frontier offers internet at speeds up to 5000 Mbps

Verizon Home Internet offers internet at speeds up to 2048 Mbps

Spectrum offers Internet at speeds up to 1000 Mbps (wireless speeds may vary)

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Summary of Rochester internet providers

Provider Type Download speeds up to User rating Order online
Spectrum Cable 1000 Mbps
(wireless speeds may vary)
3.5/5 View Plans for Spectrum
T-Mobile Home Internet 5G Home 245 Mbps 3.5/5 View Plans for T-Mobile Home Internet
EarthLink Fiber 5000 Mbps 4.0/5 View Plans for EarthLink
Verizon Home Internet 5G Home, DSL & Fiber 2048 Mbps 4/5 View Plans for Verizon Home Internet
Frontier DSL & Fiber 5000 Mbps 3.5/5 View Plans for Frontier
HughesNet Geo Satellite 25 Mbps 3/5 View Plans for HughesNet
Viasat Satellite 100 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

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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Bridget F | 11-28-2021

Verified User

The worst service paying for intermittent connection they wanna change full price Time Warner was a better company.

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Frontier

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Charles R | 07-03-2021

speed very slow. but you have to be careful how many devices are hooked up. Plus they will try to sell you more speed but your location dictates how much speed you can actually get. Frontier is probably putting all their effort into FIOS and not DSL. Landlines are not being maintained with the same vigor as before.

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