Internet providers in Albany, NY

1. Spectrum
96% available in Albany
Connection:
Cable
Download speeds up to
940Mbps
(wireless speeds may vary)
2. EarthLink
99% available in Albany
Connection:
HSI
Download speeds up to
3Mbps
3. Verizon
99% available in Albany
Connection:
Fiber
Download speeds up to
940Mbps

User Rating (189)
4. Viasat
99% available in Albany
Connection:
Satellite
Download speeds up to
25Mbps
5. HughesNet
99% available in Albany
Connection:
Satellite
Download speeds up to
25Mbps

User Rating (72)
6. Hudson Valley Wireless
99% available in Albany
Connection:
Fixed Wireless
Download speeds up to
10Mbps
7. TechValley Communications
46% available in Albany
Connection:
Fixed Wireless
Download speeds up to
2Mbps
8. Consolidated Communications
43% available in Albany
Connection:
Cable & DSL
Download speeds up to
50Mbps
1. Viasat
99% available in Albany
Connection:
Satellite
Download speeds up to
25Mbps
2. HughesNet
99% available in Albany
Connection:
Satellite
Download speeds up to
25Mbps

User Rating (72)
3. Hudson Valley Wireless
99% available in Albany
Connection:
Fixed Wireless
Download speeds up to
10Mbps
4. TechValley Communications
83% available in Albany
Connection:
Fiber & Fixed Wireless
Download speeds up to
100Mbps
5. Consolidated Communications
43% available in Albany
Connection:
Cable & DSL
Download speeds up to
50Mbps
6. Crown Castle Fiber
Available in Albany
Connection:
Fiber
Download speeds up to
1000Mbps
1. Verizon Wireless
Available in Albany
Connection:
Mobile
Verizon Wireless
4GLTE

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2. T-Mobile
Available in Albany
Connection:
Mobile
T-Mobile
4GLTE

User Rating Info
3. AT&T Wireless
Available in Albany
Connection:
Mobile
AT&T Wireless
4GLTE

User Rating Info

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How much internet speed do I need?

5+ Mbps

  • Regular browsing
  • Music streaming
  • Ideal for 1 person

10+ Mbps

  • HD video streaming
  • Casual gaming
  • Ideal for 1-2 people

20+ Mbps

  • Ultra HD streaming
  • Frequent gaming
  • Ideal for 2-4 people

40+ Mbps

  • Simultaneous HD streaming
  • Simultaneous gaming
  • Ideal for 4+

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Internet Provider Types in Albany


Cable

100%
Coverage


DSL

94%
Coverage


Fiber

3%
Coverage

Internet Speed Availability in Albany


3 Mbps

100%
Availability


10 Mbps

100%
Availability


25 Mbps

100%
Availability

Broadband Internet Availability

(Internet faster than 25 Mbps)

100%
Albany
98%
New York
79%
USA

Albany Residential Internet Coverage

The capital city of Albany includes university neighborhoods, metropolitan shopping and business areas, and residential neighborhoods, all of which have access to a multitude of internet options.

Verizon FiOS is Verizon_s fiber-optics internet service. As Verizon installs fiber networks across the country, coverage may expand in Albany. Currently, fiber is available in the northeastern neighborhood of Bishop_s Gate, extending into the far northern neighborhood of Dunes. Parts of the university district and Normanskill are also included in the fiber network. Fiber is moving into the central part of the city in neighborhoods like Whitehall. All of Albany is in Verizon_s DSL service area, including major neighborhoods like West Hill, South End, and Delaware Avenue. Similarly, Time Warner Cable offers high-speed cable internet to every neighborhood in Albany.

Alternatively, those who enjoy satellite service can rest easy knowing that HughesNet has satellite service that spans all of Albany. Coverage extends to the Hudson River on the east side of Albany, including metropolitan hubs like New Scotland and Center Square.

Fastest Internet Service Providers in Albany

Spectrum offers Internet at speeds up to 940 Mbps (wireless speeds may vary)

Verizon offers internet at speeds up to 940 Mbps

Consolidated Communications offers internet at speeds up to 50 Mbps

Viasat offers internet at speeds up to 25 Mbps

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Summary of Albany internet providers

Provider Type Download speeds up to User Rating
Spectrum Cable 940 Mbps
(wireless speeds may vary)
3.0/5
EarthLink HSI 3 Mbps 3.5/5
Verizon DSL & Fiber 940 Mbps 3.5/5
Viasat Satellite 25 Mbps 1.0/5
HughesNet Satellite 25 Mbps 2.0/5
Hudson Valley Wireless Fixed Wireless 10 Mbps N/A
TechValley Communications Fixed Wireless 2 Mbps N/A
Consolidated Communications Cable & DSL 50 Mbps 1.5/5

Availability and speeds displayed are not guaranteed and are subject to change.

Technology Type

DSL:

DSL provides internet service via phone cables and is up to ten times faster than dial-up service.

Cable:

Cable provides internet speeds faster than DSL through the same cables used for cable TV.

Satellite:

Satellite internet is widely available, but offers slower speeds due to a far-traveling signal.

Fiber:

Fiber relies on glass strands to relay digital code and is much faster than both DSL and cable.

Customer reviews of internet providers in Albany

Spectrum

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Junie P | 05-08-2014

I am happy with the service provider. The various options and plans are pretty good. Customer service is great also. I would love to be able to use more of their service

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Junie P | 04-16-2014

I enjoy the service do to the variety of options offered. I love the shows and the movie selection offered.

Was this review helpful? Yes 9 No 10
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