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Internet providers in Albany, NY

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1. Spectrum
99% available in Albany
Connection:
Cable
Download speeds up to
1000Mbps
(wireless speeds may vary)

Speed based on wired connection and may vary by address. Wireless speeds may vary. Services subject to all applicable service terms and conditions, subject to change. Services not available in all areas. Restrictions apply.

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

User Rating(12)
3. HughesNet
99% available in Albany
Connection:
Geo Satellite & Satellite
Download speeds up to
25Mbps

User Rating(217)

Order now and receive a $100 Prepaid Card via rebate (terms apply). Offer expires 11/13/23

4. Viasat
99% available in Albany
Connection:
Satellite
Download speeds up to
100Mbps
5. Consolidated Communications
81% available in Albany
Connection:
Cable & DSL
Download speeds up to
50Mbps
6. Hudson Valley Wireless
92% available in Albany
Connection:
Fixed Wireless
Download speeds up to
100Mbps
1. Spectrum
99% available in Albany
Connection:
Cable
Download speeds up to
1000Mbps
(wireless speeds may vary)

Speed based on wired connection and may vary by address. Wireless speeds may vary. Services subject to all applicable service terms and conditions, subject to change. Services not available in all areas. Restrictions apply.

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

User Rating(12)
3. HughesNet
99% available in Albany
Connection:
Geo Satellite & Satellite
Download speeds up to
25Mbps

User Rating(217)

Order now and receive a $100 Prepaid Card via rebate (terms apply). Offer expires 11/13/23

4. Viasat
99% available in Albany
Connection:
Satellite
Download speeds up to
100Mbps
5. Ooma
50% available in Albany
Ooma
Connection:
Wireless LTE
Download speeds up to
100Mbps
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6. Crown Castle
1% available in Albany
Connection:
Fiber
Download speeds up to
1000Mbps
7. Consolidated Communications
81% available in Albany
Connection:
Cable & DSL
Download speeds up to
50Mbps
8. Hudson Valley Wireless
92% available in Albany
Connection:
Fixed Wireless
Download speeds up to
100Mbps
1. Verizon Wireless
Available in Albany
Connection:
Mobile
Verizon Wireless
4GLTE

User Rating
2. AT&T Wireless
Available in Albany
Connection:
Mobile
AT&T Wireless
5G

User Rating
3. Mint
Available in Albany
Connection:
Mobile
Mint
4GLTE

User Rating
4. Visible
Available in Albany
Connection:
Mobile
Visible
4GLTE

User Rating

What’s a good internet speed?

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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

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What is the best internet provider in Albany?

Internet Provider Types in Albany


Cable

89%
Coverage


DSL

83%
Coverage


Fiber

100%
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
100%
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

Verizon Home Internet offers internet at speeds up to 2048 Mbps

Spectrum offers Internet at speeds up to 1000 Mbps (wireless speeds may vary)

Viasat offers internet at speeds up to 100 Mbps

Hudson Valley Wireless offers internet at speeds up to 100 Mbps

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Summary of Albany internet providers

Provider Type Download speeds up to User rating Order online
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
HughesNet Geo Satellite & Satellite 25 Mbps 3/5 View Plans for HughesNet
Viasat Satellite 100 Mbps 3/5 View Plans for Viasat
Consolidated Communications Cable & DSL 50 Mbps 2.5/5 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

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 14

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
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