Find internet service and providers in New York
Overview of internet satisfaction and availability in New York
You can find fast speeds and solid deals on internet in New York. Spectrum has a large footprint across the state, giving millions access to sturdy cable service. You can also find Verizon’s über-fast fiber and budget-friendly 5G Home Internet in several major metro areas. If you’re in New York City, you can get excellent fiber or cable service from Optimum or Astound Broadband powered by RCN. But consider T-Mobile 5G Home Internet or Starry Internet if you’re looking for low-cost service.
Internet providers received an average satisfaction rating of 3.6 out of 5 stars from customers in New York.
That ranks New York 35th nationwide for internet customer satisfaction.Learn more about our methodology
Internet customer satisfaction in New York
$96.08 average price per payment for internet, per household
91.1% of the time, advertised speeds meet household needs
3.5/5 average customer service rating of internet services
3.7/5 average reliability rating of services state-wide
2.56 average people per household
$80,225 average income per household
43 average age per household
56% of population employed
Fastest internet providers in New York
|Provider||Avg download speed||Avg upload speed||Availability||Order online|
|Greenlight Community Broadband||238.45 Mbps||191.54 Mbps||29.54%||View Plans for Greenlight Community Broadband|
|Verizon Home Internet||232.12 Mbps||151.69 Mbps||98.68%|
|Astound Broadband||226.53 Mbps||29.22 Mbps||53.78%|
|Empire Access||207.47 Mbps||54.51 Mbps||69.25%||View Plans for Empire Access|
|XFINITY||185.24 Mbps||24.2 Mbps||95.8%||View Plans for Xfinity|
Internet by tech type
|Internet tech type||Avg download speed||% of people with access||% availability||Learn more|
|5G Home||267.12 Mbps||99.55%||99.37%||See all providers for 5G Home|
|Cable||930.81 Mbps||86.03%||89.23%||See all providers for Cable|
|DSL||66.34 Mbps||87.47%||83.87%||See all providers for DSL|
|Fiber||3667.15 Mbps||87.43%||75.44%||See all providers for Fiber|
|Fixed Wireless||239.08 Mbps||53.11%||73.09%||See all providers for Fixed Wireless|
|LTE Home||99 Mbps||36.07%||99%||See all providers for LTE Home|
|Satellite||93.07 Mbps||99.61%||100%||See all providers for Satellite|
Best cities for internet in New York
Cities in New York with the fastest internet
Haverstraw is the best city in New York for internet, shooting to the top of the list thanks to a combination of record-setting average download speeds, wide fiber-optic internet availability, and the presence of a reliable and well-rated internet provider. Nyack and Massapequa also earn top rankings, according to our data.
The most connected cities in New York
New York is the most internet-connected city in New York. New York makes it to the top of the list due to the high number of its residents who have access not only to high-speed internet, but also to fiber internet specifically. A large number of New York's residents also have access to three or more internet providers—an uncommon number of options compared to the rest of the state. Manhattan and Queens also make it to the top of our list.
HighSpeedInternet.com relies on proprietary and exclusive data to analyze the customer and provider trends presented on this page. We analyze millions of results from our speed test tool to determine average statewide speeds, fastest speeds, and availability. Our annual customer satisfaction survey provides us with data for developing the satisfaction rating. We also draw from data provided to us directly by internet providers to determine available tech types and average speeds.