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Dish Network provides Television in New York, NY
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DIRECTV provides Television in New York, NY
What's great about living in New York? Besides the obvious appeal of proximity to the Big Apple to the south and the amazing skiing to the north, there's also the fact that nearly 100% of all New York residents have access to multiple wired internet service providers. Most New Yorkers can also get broadband speeds of 25 Mbps or faster, which is a big plus because fast, reliable broadband is now a must-have no matter where you live.
There are more than 40 major internet providers in New York, and as you might expect, New York City is the most connected city in the state. Most internet providers in NYC offer speeds of 18 Mbps or higher.
The wired internet providers in New York offer residential and business customers a choice between DSL (which delivers an extremely stable broadband signal over copper telephone wires), cable (which uses coaxial cable TV infrastructure to deliver a signal and is slightly faster than DSL), and fiber broadband (which uses bundles of tiny flexible glass fibers to transmit a faster, more efficient broadband signal).
Fiber is generally considered to be the best high speed internet in NYC, and it is available to nearly 75% of city residents. Fiber infrastructure is expanding into the rest of the state - including into some rural New York counties. Customers who choose this option can get speeds of up to 1,000 Mbps.
Living in the city or elsewhere in New York definitely has its perks! Those customers who can't yet get access to the high speed broadband provided by the gigabit internet providers in NYC or the other wired internet providers in New York can always access reliable broadband via satellite.
Of the major internet providers in New York, nine offer widespread residential service in and outside of NYC. The biggest providers are Verizon (which has pledged to continue expanding its fiber and hybrid fiber-copper broadband networks), Charter Spectrum, Xfinity, Time Warner Cable, Optimum, and RCN. Smaller internet providers fill in the gaps, which is one reason why New York residents nearly all have access to broadband.
As noted above, internet providers in NYC cover the entire city, but New York is bigger than the Big Apple. In 2015, New York State greenlit a $500 million broadband investment plan with the goal of achieving statewide broadband coverage by 2018. The reasoning behind the plan was that internet connectivity is now as vital to the economy, education, and safety of New York residents as any other utility. As a result of the initiative, much of the state has access to 100 Mbps broadband speeds and in formerly underserved and remote areas, it's not unusual for people to be able to get 25 Mbps plans.
When you're comparing internet providers in New York, it's important to research what's out there using unbiased sources like BroadbandSearch. There, you'll find the latest information about NY internet providers' plans, availability, speeds, and prices. Armed with that information (along with recommendations from friends and neighbors), you can choose the right broadband provider and the right plan for your household.
|1.||Xfinity||2 Gbps||Cable Internet, Television and Phone|
|2.||Verizon Fios Fiber||940 Mbps||Fiber Internet|
|3.||RCN||330 Mbps||Fiber Internet, Cable Internet, Television and Phone|
|4.||Spectrum||300 Mbps||Fiber Internet, Cable Internet, Television and Phone|
|5.||Verizon||100 Mbps||Fiber Internet, DSL Internet, Television, Mobile and Phone|
|6.||Viasat||100 Mbps||Satellite Internet and Phone|
|7.||EarthLink||75 Mbps||Fiber Internet and DSL Internet|
|8.||HughesNet||25 Mbps||Satellite Internet and Phone|
|9.||Windstream||10 Mbps||Fiber Internet, Cable Internet, DSL Internet, Copper Internet and Phone|
|10.||Optimum||Fiber Internet, Cable Internet and Television|
Use the below tables to compare high-speed internet service providers with internet speeds as well as data caps in New York, New York
Your Best Internet Service Option By Usage
Fastest Internet Speeds in New York, New York
Internet Provider Types in New York, New York
Widest Coverage Providers in New York, New York
Below is a list of the Fiber Internet options in New York, New York with up to Gigabit connections. Search Fiber-optic internet plans and internet packages.
Here are the internet providers that have the best availability in New York, New York, ranked by quality of service and fast speeds.
Frequently Asked Questions about New York, NY
Spectrum is the best internet provider in New York, NY, with download speeds up to 300 Mbps and pricing starting at $49.99.
There are currently 10 providers that offer internet service in New York, NY.
Xfinity, Verizon Fios Fiber, Verizon, Spectrum, Viasat, HughesNet, RCN, Windstream, EarthLink and Optimum offer internet service in New York, NY.
RCN is the cheapest internet provider in New York, NY, with pricing starting at $29.99.
Xfinity is the faster internet provider in New York, NY, with maximum speeds reaching 2 Gbps.
Yes! Fiber internet covers 47% of New York, NY.
|1.||XfinityView Plans||2 Gbps||20 Mbps||Cable Internet, Television and Phone||91.79%|
|2.||Verizon Fios FiberView Plans||940 Mbps||940 Mbps||Fiber Internet||80.00%|
|3.||VerizonView Plans||100 Mbps||100 Mbps||Fiber Internet, DSL Internet, Television, Mobile and Phone||59.09%|
|4.||CyberonicView Plans||11 Mbps||11 Mbps||Fiber Internet, Cable Internet, DSL Internet, Copper Internet and Fixed Wireless Internet||59.09%|
|5.||SpectrumView Plans||300 Mbps||20 Mbps||Fiber Internet, Cable Internet, Television and Phone||42.20%|
|6.||Xchange Telecom Corp.View Plans||1 Gbps||1 Gbps||Fiber Internet, DSL Internet, Copper Internet and Fixed Wireless Internet||16.00%|
|7.||ViasatView Plans||100 Mbps||3 Mbps||Satellite Internet and Phone||8.30%|
|8.||HughesNetView Plans||25 Mbps||3 Mbps||Satellite Internet and Phone||8.03%|
|9.||Global CapacityView Plans||8 Mbps||1 Mbps||DSL Internet and Copper Internet||3.76%|
|10.||RCNView Plans||330 Mbps||20 Mbps||Fiber Internet, Cable Internet, Television and Phone||3.56%|
|11.||WindstreamView Plans||10 Mbps||~||Fiber Internet, Cable Internet, DSL Internet, Copper Internet and Phone||0.05%|
|12.||EarthLinkView Plans||75 Mbps||3 Mbps||Fiber Internet and DSL Internet||~|
|13.||OptimumView Plans||~||~||Fiber Internet, Cable Internet and Television||~|
|14.||Wisper ISPView Plans||20 Mbps||4 Mbps||Fixed Wireless Internet||~|
|15.||Atlantic BroadbandView Plans||120 Mbps||10 Mbps||Cable Internet||~|
|16.||ArmstrongView Plans||10 Mbps||~||Fiber Internet, Cable Internet and DSL Internet||~|
|17.||PrivatelView Plans||10 Mbps||10 Mbps||Fiber Internet, Cable Internet and Fixed Wireless Internet||~|
|18.||Level 3 CommunicationsView Plans||~||~||Fiber Internet, DSL Internet and Copper Internet||~|
|19.||Cogent CommunicationsView Plans||~||~||Fiber Internet and Copper Internet||~|
|20.||Lightower Fiber NetworksView Plans||~||~||Fiber Internet||~|
|21.||Business Only BroadbandView Plans||~||~||Fixed Wireless Internet||~|