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Internet providers in Albany, NY

1. EarthLink.
99% available in Albany
Connection:
Fiber
Download speeds up to
1000Mbps

Ranked #1 Overall by Highspeedinternet.com customer satisfaction survey for 2021 & 2022.

2. Spectrum
54% available in Albany
Connection:
Cable
Download speeds up to
1000Mbps
(wireless speeds may vary)

Get WiFi & Mobile FREE for 12 months with Spectrum One 

3. Verizon Home Internet
99% available in Albany
Connection:
5G Home, DSL & Fiber
Download speeds up to
2048Mbps

User Rating(16)
4. Consolidated Communications
81% available in Albany
Connection:
Cable & DSL
Download speeds up to
50Mbps
5. Hudson Valley Wireless
92% available in Albany
Connection:
Fixed Wireless
Download speeds up to
100Mbps
1. Spectrum
54% available in Albany
Connection:
Cable
Download speeds up to
1000Mbps
(wireless speeds may vary)

Get WiFi & Mobile FREE for 12 months with Spectrum One 

2. Verizon Home Internet
99% available in Albany
Connection:
DSL & Fiber
Download speeds up to
2048Mbps

User Rating(16)
3. Earthlink Business
99% available in Albany
Connection:
Fiber & Fixed Wireless
Download speeds up to
10000Mbps

Get started with a $500 gift card today.

4. Crown Castle
1% available in Albany
Connection:
Fiber
Download speeds up to
1000Mbps
5. Ooma
50% available in Albany
Ooma
Connection:
Wireless LTE
Download speeds up to
100Mbps
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6. Consolidated Communications
81% available in Albany
Connection:
Cable & DSL
Download speeds up to
50Mbps
7. Hudson Valley Wireless
92% available in Albany
Connection:
Fixed Wireless
Download speeds up to
100Mbps
1. Mint
Available in Albany
Connection:
Mobile
Mint
4GLTE Speeds may vary

User Rating
2. Visible
Available in Albany
Connection:
Mobile
Visible
4GLTE Speeds may vary

User Rating
3. Verizon Wireless
21% available in Albany
Connection:
Mobile
Verizon Wireless
4GLTE Speeds may vary

User Rating
4. AT&T Wireless
99% available in Albany
Connection:
Mobile
AT&T Wireless
5G Speeds may vary

User Rating
5. Tello Mobile
22% available in Albany
Connection:
Mobile
Tello Mobile
4GLTE Speeds may vary

User Rating

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0–5 Mbps

Works for:

  • Checking email
  • Streaming music on one device
  • Searching on Google

5–40 Mbps

Works for:

  • Streaming video on one device
  • Video calling with Skype or FaceTime
  • Online gaming for one player

40–100 Mbps

Works for:

  • Streaming HD video on a few devices
  • Multiplayer online gaming
  • Downloading large files

100–500 Mbps

Works for:

  • Streaming video in UHD on multiple screens
  • Downloading files quickly
  • Gaming online for multiple players

500–1,000+ Mbps

Works for:

  • Doing a lot of almost anything

Internet in Albany

Moving towns or switching internet providers can be confusing and stressful. Comparing internet providers against the averages in the Albany area can help you choose the right internet and get back to your life.

Average starting price
$68.17/mo

Average speed
124.8 Mbps

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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.

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Data based on internet speed tests performed in Albany

Average download speed
124.78 Mbps

Average upload speed
34.23 Mbps

Average latency (ping)
24.55 ms

Average jitter
45.44 ms

 

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Summary of Albany internet providers

Provider Type Download speeds up to User rating Order online
EarthLink. Fiber 1000 Mbps 4.0/5 View Plans for EarthLink.
Spectrum Cable 1000 Mbps
(wireless speeds may vary)
3.5/5 View Plans for Spectrum
Verizon Home Internet 5G Home, DSL & Fiber 2048 Mbps 4/5 View Plans for Verizon Home Internet
Consolidated Communications Cable & DSL 50 Mbps 2.0/5 View Plans for Consolidated Communications
Hudson Valley Wireless Fixed Wireless 100 Mbps 2.0/5 View Plans for Hudson Valley Wireless

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

Don't worry, you're not alone out there. Read some reviews from verified customers to get the real scoop
on internet providers in Albany.

Spectrum

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Jeanne D | 09-25-2023

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While the technicians try very hard, online service is mediocre to poor. Signal quality is erratic: pixelation on TV, internet slow, internet signal is slow, connections to other devices poor

Was this review helpful? Yes 3 No 0

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

Was this review helpful? Yes 10 No 15

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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 11

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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

Was this review helpful? Yes 10 No 15

Spectrum

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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 11

Spectrum

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Jeanne D | 09-25-2023

Verified User

While the technicians try very hard, online service is mediocre to poor. Signal quality is erratic: pixelation on TV, internet slow, internet signal is slow, connections to other devices poor

Was this review helpful? Yes 3 No 0

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