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Internet Service in New York

The Empire State has incredible Internet connectivity. Wireless Internet is available to 99.7% of New Yorkers. Cable Internet is available to 97.8%, and DSL access is available to 94.1% of the population. Cutting edge Fiber Internet is offered to 61.5% of state residents, significantly higher than the national average of 25.4%.

More than 98.4% of New York residents have access to wired or wireless Internet with speeds of at least 10 Mbps. More than 69% of the state has at least 3 Internet service providers to choose from. Because of these levels of connectivity, 80.6% of New Yorkers have high speed Internet access at home, higher than the national average. Yet, still a mere 4.2% of New Yorkers have no Internet connection at work or home.

Broadband in New York

CityProvidersAvg. Landline Speeds (mbps)Avg. WiFi Speeds (mbps)State Availability Rank*Country Availability Rank*Broadband Score
Albany, NY194.58N/AN/A1.59830841
Auburn, NY174.68N/AN/A0.61N/AN/A39
Baldwin, NY15N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A40
Bay Shore, NY16N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A40
Binghamton, NY163.78N/AN/A2.06N/AN/A40
Brentwood, NY16N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A40
Bronx, NY16N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A40
Brooklyn, NY18N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A43
Buffalo, NY168.58N/AN/A1.64530541
Carmel, NY15N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A76
Centereach, NY16N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A40
Central Islip, NY16N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A40
Cicero, NY18N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A43
Clarence, NY16N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A41
Clay, NY19N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A44
Clifton Park, NY16N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A40
Commack, NY16N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A40
Copiague, NY16N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A40
Coram, NY16N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A40
Cortland, NY172.74N/AN/A0.74N/AN/A40
Deer Park, NY16N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A40
East Meadow, NY15N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A40
East Northport, NY16N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A40
Eastchester, NY14N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A40
Elmira, NY151.80N/AN/A0.77N/AN/A39
Elmont, NY15N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A40
Franklin Square, NY15N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A40
Freeport, NY159.71N/AN/A2.36N/AN/A40
Garden City, NY169.71N/AN/A2.36N/AN/A41
Glen Cove, NY159.71N/AN/A2.36N/AN/A40
Grand Island, NY16N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A41
Guilderland, NY19N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A41
Harrison, NY1438.10N/AN/A2.26N/AN/A40
Hauppauge, NY16N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A40
Hempstead, NY159.71N/AN/A2.36130140
Henrietta, NY12N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A20
Hicksville, NY16N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A41
Holbrook, NY16N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A40
Holtsville, NY16N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A40
Huntington Station, NY16N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A40
Hyde Park, NY19N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A44
Islip, NY16N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A40
Ithaca, NY177.22N/AN/A1.12N/AN/A39
Jamestown, NY154.17N/AN/A0.31N/AN/A39
Kingston, NY184.70N/AN/A1.07N/AN/A41
Levittown, NY15N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A40
Lindenhurst, NY1612.28N/AN/A1.62N/AN/A40
Lockport, NY132.98N/AN/A0.49N/AN/A39
Long Beach, NY159.71N/AN/A2.36N/AN/A40
Lynbrook, NY159.71N/AN/A2.36N/AN/A40
Mamaroneck, NY1438.10N/AN/A2.26N/AN/A40
Massapequa, NY15N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A40
Medford, NY16N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A40
Melville, NY16N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A40
Merrick, NY16N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A41
Middletown, NY147.53N/AN/A1.45N/AN/A22
Mineola, NY159.71N/AN/A2.36N/AN/A40
Monsey, NY13N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A38
Mount Vernon, NY1538.10N/AN/A2.26330341
New City, NY13N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A38
New Rochelle, NY1538.10N/AN/A2.26230241
New York, NY2012.38N/AN/A1.78430480
Newburgh, NY157.53N/AN/A1.45N/AN/A40
Niagara Falls, NY132.98N/AN/A0.49N/AN/A39
North Tonawanda, NY132.98N/AN/A0.49N/AN/A39
Oceanside, NY15N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A40
Ossining, NY1438.10N/AN/A2.26N/AN/A40
Peekskill, NY1538.10N/AN/A2.26N/AN/A41
Penfield, NY12N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A20
Plainview, NY15N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A40
Plattsburgh, NY167.81N/AN/A0.59N/AN/A39
Port Chester, NY1438.10N/AN/A2.26N/AN/A40
Poughkeepsie, NY196.78N/AN/A1.75N/AN/A44
Queensbury, NY16N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A39
Rochester, NY128.36N/AN/A3.33630620
Rockville Centre, NY159.71N/AN/A2.36N/AN/A40
Rome, NY189.41N/AN/A0.44N/AN/A42
Ronkonkoma, NY17N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A41
Saratoga Springs, NY163.46N/AN/A0.63N/AN/A40
Schenectady, NY152.65N/AN/A0.931131139
Selden, NY16N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A40
Shirley, NY16N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A40
Smithtown, NY16N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A40
Somers, NY16N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A77
Spring Valley, NY148.60N/AN/A1.58N/AN/A40
Staten Island, NY16N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A41
Syosset, NY15N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A40
Syracuse, NY1915.02N/AN/A1.611031044
Troy, NY177.78N/AN/A1.53N/AN/A41
Uniondale, NY15N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A40
Utica, NY189.41N/AN/A0.441231242
Valley Stream, NY159.71N/AN/A2.36N/AN/A40
Vestal, NY16N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A40
Wantagh, NY15N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A40
Watertown, NY152.55N/AN/A0.51N/AN/A39
West Babylon, NY16N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A40
West Hempstead, NY15N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A40
West Islip, NY16N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A40
White Plains, NY1538.10N/AN/A2.26930941
Yonkers, NY1538.10N/AN/A2.26730741
* availability only includes locations with greater than 50,000 residents
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Broadband Service in New York

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