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Best internet providers in Newark, Ohio

Offering fast, reliable fiber access across Newark, Kinetic by Windstream is the best internet provider in the city. Those who live in the few pockets without fiber coverage or who don’t need fiber speeds should consider either Spectrum or T-Mobile 5G Home Internet. These three options cover all of Newark and the immediately surrounding areas.

Windstream Communications
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  • Plans starting at $39.99 - $89.99
  • Download speeds up to 100 Mbps
  • Upload speeds up to 500 Mbps

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  • Plans starting at $29.99 - $169.97
  • Download speeds up to 1 Gbps
  • Upload speeds up to 35 Mbps

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  • Plans starting at $50.00
  • Download speeds up to 182 Mbps
  • Upload speeds up to 23 Mbps

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How we rank internet providers
We have a robust rating system to score internet service providers overall, but the quality of service could vary city to city. When narrowing down the best providers specific to Newark, we considered factors like availability, value, performance, and customer experience. We source information directly from the ISP's themselves, the FCC, and first-hand insights from residents of Newark.
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Updated 5/8/23

Our top 3 ISP choices in Newark, OH

Our top recommendations for internet in Newark are Kinetic by Windstream, Spectrum, and T-Mobile 5G Home Internet.

#1: Kinetic by Windstream internet

If you want the fastest, most reliable internet in Newark, Kinetic by Windstream is your best bet. It has widespread fiber coverage across Newark. Windstream offers an extremely affordable 1 gig plan that costs just above 50% of the national benchmark for similar plans. (1) Windstream also offers DSL for those on a budget, but it will be slower and less reliable.

Read our full Windstream review.

#2: Spectrum internet

If you’re in an area in or around Newark that doesn’t have fiber coverage, we recommend Spectrum. It has some of the widest cable internet coverage in the area, and it offers speeds up to 1 Gbps as well as a well-priced plan with slower speeds.

Read our full Spectrum internet review.

#3: T-Mobile Home Internet

If you’re looking for a budget option, T-Mobile offers fixed wireless home internet with coverage across all of Newark. It won’t be as fast or reliable as Windstream or Spectrum, but if you’re already on certain T-Mobile cellular plans, you can save quite a bit by choosing T-Mobile for home internet as well.

Read our full T-Mobile 5G Home Internet review.

All internet providers in Newark

Options for internet in Newark will be somewhat limited. Outside of our top recommendations, Earthlink also has coverage in Newark, but Earthlink is a reseller for other providers and usually costs more for similar plans. If you don’t have access to a cable or fiber option at your address, we recommend going with a fixed wireless provider like T-Mobile or Verizon rather than satellite providers like HughesNet, Viasat, or Starlink since you’ll pay less for the speeds you get.

Fastest internet providers in Newark

Both Windstream and Spectrum offer internet plans with download speeds up to 1 Gbps, but Windstream’s fiber plans will have faster upload speeds than Spectrum’s cable plans.

How much speed do you need?

When choosing an internet plan, you want to keep all of your activities running smoothly without paying extra for speeds you don't need. At the bare minimum, you need 25 Mbps to do light browsing on one or two devices. Most households with multiple people and multiple devices will want to look for speeds in the 100–500 Mbps range. Learn how much speed your household needs in our guide to internet speed.
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Cheapest internet providers in Newark

Kinetic by Windstream offers the cheapest prices for gig-speed internet. If you’re looking for potentially slower budget plans, the fixed wireless options from T-Mobile and Verizon offer deals for bundling with specific mobile plans.

Internet options in nearby cities

If you’re looking for cable or fiber options, Spectrum has the most consistent coverage in Newark and surrounding areas. T-Mobile also offers fixed wireless internet almost everywhere in the region, and Verizon’s fixed wireless is decently widespread. Other wired providers will vary quite a bit depending on your city—see what the best internet options are in these areas.

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What Newark residents are saying on Reddit

Based on comments in local threads as well as broader threads about internet providers in Ohio, the consensus seems to be that Windstream DSL service will give you inconsistent speeds, but if you can get fiber, it’s much better.

Post by u/iamwiththebanned
Question about AT&T internet

We have AT&T as our internet provider and for the past year or so I’ve been inundated with texts, emails and mail saying they want to upgrade us to the new Fiber Optic internet at no additional charge. I’ve been ignoring it as I feel like there has to be a catch. Like the upgrade is free but suddenly our service price changes or something. Has anyone done this?

Most helpful response

They want to get rid of their copper lines. I don't blame them.

That being said, as much as I dislike at&t as a company, their fiber internet is the best I've ever used. You'll get symmetrical speeds vs what you have now with uverse.

Post by u/1ksassa
Any experiences with Kinetic/Windstream internet?

As I do every year, I am shopping around for home internet providers.

Kinetic currently has an introductory offer for &19.99/mo internet +&6.99/mo router/modem rental. That's $27/mo. (rate will increase to 39.99 after one year but I'm planning to switch again by then)

For extra incentive they are offering free internet and modem for 3mo (tho I still pay taxes) AND a $200 visa prepaid card.

The catch is that at my Zip code they can only offer 12Mbps. I wfh and from what I read Zoom/google/MS teams need only about 1-2 Mbps for HD video calls, so I think this should be fine?

Does anybody here have experience with this offer? Is this a scam? $27/mo after 3 free months with a $200 signup bonus sounds almost too good to be true.

What am I missing?

Most helpful response

We have 12Mbps right now and my husband works from home. He works, has YouTube playing in the background the whole time, does stuff on his phone and I stream Hulu or Disney+ as well as doing stuff on my phone too most the day. Sometimes our kid is also streaming videos. We never have a problem with getting anything to work as far as the speed goes.

We have Windstream. That price doesn't typically include extra taxes and fees that gets tacked on every month which makes our bill go up quite a bit.

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How much do you pay for your internet bill each month? Where are you in Ohio, and what company do you use?

I’m in the Dayton area and paying $79.99 monthly with spectrum. Had a promotional rate of $49.99 and has gone up each year since. I think it’s getting pretty ridiculous to pay that much, especially in my area.

Most helpful response

I’m in the Dayton area and have Spectrum. When we moved recently I called and asked to change our service to the new address. Once that was done I asked for any discounts I might qualify for. That knocked my bill from 79 to 39 a month. I think asked if there were any other discounts available, why not right? I was then offered a $30 a month credit for 24 months. Long story short, I now have a monthly bill for about $9. My advice? Call and ask for a discount. Don’t be afraid to ask!

Internet news and infrastructure in Newark, OH

Windstream hasn’t announced fiber expansion plans specific to Newark, but given that it already offers fiber across most of the city and has announced some major funding for continued fiber expansion (2), it’s likely that Newark and surrounding areas will see continued growth in fiber access.

In Newark, 99% of homes can get 100 Mbps, 98% can get 250 Mbps, and 67% can get 1 Gbps.

Frequently asked internet questions in Newark

Yes, Newark has fiber internet access through Kinetic by Windstream, which advertises upload and download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps (1 Gbps). Fiber internet is the fastest, most reliable internet type.

The easiest way to get free or low-cost internet is through the Affordable Connectivity Program, which offers internet assistance to low-income households and students. Many internet providers also have their own programs for affordable internet based on income level. Read our guide to free and low-cost internet to understand the options available to you.

  1. 2022 Urban Rate Survey – Fixed Broadband Service,” FCC. Accessed 13 February 2023.
  2. Comcast, Windstream announce broadband projects; AT&T expands multi-gig service,” RCR Wireless News. Accessed 13 February 2023.
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