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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.

8.50%

Population with faster than 1 gbps available.

26.00%

Population with only 100 mbps speeds or less available.

2.00%

Population with only 25 mbps speeds or less available.

42 mbps

Average internet download speed across the state

0.70%

Population with no wired internet access available.

99.30%

Population with wired internet access available.

4.00%

Population underserved with minimum service options available

21

Average broadband score for New York

Broadband in New York

Largest Cities in New YorkProvidersMax Speeds (mbps)Avg. Speeds (mbps)Broadband Score
Albany, NY18100 mbps100 mbps14 mbps2 mbps22
Auburn, NY17100 mbps100 mbps14 mbps4 mbps21
Binghamton, NY1550 mbps5 mbps12 mbps1 mbps17
Brentwood, NY16100 mbps100 mbps8 mbps4 mbps18
Buffalo, NY17100 mbps100 mbps13 mbps2 mbps28
Centereach, NY16100 mbps100 mbps7 mbps3 mbps18
Central Islip, NY16150 mbps100 mbps18 mbps5 mbps27
Clarence, NY1350 mbps5 mbps14 mbps2 mbps18
Commack, NY18100 mbps100 mbps9 mbps4 mbps21
Coram, NY17100 mbps100 mbps5 mbps1 mbps12
Deer Park, NY20100 mbps100 mbps13 mbps4 mbps26
East Meadow, NY12100 mbps100 mbps11 mbps5 mbps20
Elmira, NY151 gbps50 mbps79 mbps5 mbps60
Elmont, NY15300 mbps100 mbps49 mbps7 mbps32
Franklin Square, NY15100 mbps100 mbps9 mbps5 mbps21
Freeport, NY14100 mbps100 mbps10 mbps4 mbps18
Harrison, NY15100 mbps100 mbps9 mbps4 mbps19
Hempstead, NY16100 mbps100 mbps11 mbps7 mbps22
Hicksville, NY15100 mbps100 mbps9 mbps4 mbps18
Huntington Station, NY16100 mbps100 mbps8 mbps4 mbps17
Ithaca, NY181 gbps1 gbps67 mbps57 mbps68
Jamestown, NY13100 mbps8 mbps18 mbps2 mbps27
Levittown, NY15100 mbps100 mbps9 mbps4 mbps18
Lindenhurst, NY16100 mbps100 mbps9 mbps4 mbps21
Long Beach, NY15100 mbps100 mbps9 mbps4 mbps19
Middletown, NY1550 mbps5 mbps13 mbps1 mbps18
Mount Vernon, NY20300 mbps100 mbps39 mbps7 mbps37
New City, NY15100 mbps100 mbps10 mbps5 mbps19
New Rochelle, NY19300 mbps100 mbps39 mbps6 mbps31
New York, NY341 gbps1 gbps68 mbps33 mbps79
Newburgh, NY15100 mbps100 mbps15 mbps5 mbps23
Niagara Falls, NY1450 mbps5 mbps13 mbps1 mbps17
North Tonawanda, NY15100 mbps100 mbps12 mbps1 mbps19
Oceanside, NY171 gbps1 gbps67 mbps63 mbps100
Port Chester, NY14100 mbps100 mbps10 mbps4 mbps18
Poughkeepsie, NY14100 mbps100 mbps19 mbps6 mbps27
Rochester, NY151 gbps100 mbps80 mbps8 mbps52
Rome, NY1450 mbps5 mbps13 mbps1 mbps17
Schenectady, NY16100 mbps100 mbps19 mbps6 mbps25
Shirley, NY1525 mbps3 mbps6 mbps1 mbps12
Spring Valley, NY151 gbps1 gbps13 mbps6 mbps22
Syracuse, NY17100 mbps100 mbps13 mbps3 mbps23
Troy, NY17100 mbps100 mbps14 mbps2 mbps22
Utica, NY131 gbps1 gbps91 mbps78 mbps98
Valley Stream, NY18300 mbps100 mbps42 mbps7 mbps34
Watertown, NY1450 mbps5 mbps14 mbps2 mbps20
West Babylon, NY17100 mbps100 mbps8 mbps4 mbps18
West Islip, NY16100 mbps100 mbps8 mbps4 mbps20
White Plains, NY17100 mbps100 mbps10 mbps5 mbps24
Yonkers, NY19300 mbps100 mbps41 mbps6 mbps34
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Top 10 Providers (by Coverage) in New York
ProviderAvg. Speeds
Viasat25 mbps
Exede25 mbps
HughesNet25 mbps
Verizon32 mbps
Spectrum58 mbps
Time Warner58 mbps
Frontier14 mbps
Hudson Valley Wireless25 mbps
Nysys Wireless6 mbps
King Street Wireless1 mbps