Internet providers in
Brooklyn, NY

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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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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.

 
1. Spectrum
Available in Brooklyn
Connection:
Cable
Download speeds up to
50Mbps
2. RCN
Available in Brooklyn
Connection:
Fiber
Download speeds up to
1000Mbps
3. Optimum
Available in Brooklyn
Connection:
Cable
Download speeds up to
101Mbps
4. Viasat
Available in Brooklyn
Connection:
Satellite
Download speeds up to
25Mbps
1. Spectrum
Available in Brooklyn
Connection:
Cable
Download speeds up to
50Mbps
2. Optimum
Available in Brooklyn
Connection:
Cable
Download speeds up to
101Mbps
3. Viasat
Available in Brooklyn
Connection:
Satellite
Download speeds up to
25Mbps
Lendio
Sponsored
At least 6 months in business &
monthly revenue of $8k?
1. AT&T
Available in Brooklyn
Connection:
Mobile
AT&T
4GLTE
2. Sprint
Available in Brooklyn
Connection:
Mobile
Sprint
4GLTE
3. T-Mobile
Available in Brooklyn
Connection:
Mobile
T-Mobile
4GLTE

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What is the best internet provider in Brooklyn?

Brooklyn Residential Internet Coverage

The nearly 2.6 million people of Brooklyn, New York are covered by a variety of internet service providers.

Verizon Fios, which offers speeds as high as 75 Mbps, covers all of Brooklyn. Verizon DSL is available across the area as well, covering areas as far north as Greenpoint and as far south as Sea Gate.

RCN provides cable service in a variety of western Brooklyn neighborhoods, including Windsor Terrace in the north, Sheepshead Bay in the south, and Fort Hamilton in the south. Service begins to reach into the eastern half of the city in the Gerritsen Beach area.

Subscribers of Time Warner Cable enjoy service in the western part of Brooklyn. The coverage map overlaps with RCN in many ways, spanning Sheapshead Bay, Sunset Park, and Bay Ridge on the western coast. They are starting to offer service inland in communities like Borough Park.

Optimum also offers cable in Brooklyn. They boast a large coverage area that covers the entirety of Brooklyn, from the bridge in Fort Hamilton to the eastern neighborhoods of Cypress Hills and Spring Creek.

Finally, HughesNet is a major satellite internet provider in Brooklyn, essentially bringing satellite service to the entire city.

Broadband internet availability
(Internet faster than 25 Mbps)
79%
USA

Summary of Brooklyn Internet Providers

ProviderTypeDownload speeds up toUser Rating
SpectrumCable50 Mbps3.5/5
RCNFiber1000 Mbps3.5/5
OptimumCable101 Mbps3.5/5
ViasatSatellite25 MbpsN/A
Availability and speeds displayed are not guaranteed and are subject to change.

Customer Reviews of Internet Providers in Brooklyn

Verizon

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Rick K|2015-05-26

Had an install set for later in the afternoon. Got a call that morning and the said they could be there in the morning instead of afternoon. That was a plus for me. Guy wore booties and installed everything seamlessly. Never had any service disruptions that couldn't be fixed with a simple reset. Even those are few and far between. Speed is good, I don't see much room for complaining for the tier I'm on. Much better than the other providers in NYC, I'd say.

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RCN

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Alan P|2014-04-14

We were with RCN for almost 2 years already and I'm quite impressed with their service and speed. I've never had trouble as I have had with other companies in which my connection would be limited or die down often. The speeds always come out to be very close to the advertised stats, sometimes going to 1.5 times as much promised, even throughout the day when others are actively using their services. The pricing is my only concern, as providers have adapted this increasing price plan where you're guaranteed a great price as a new customer, but it just keeps going up each year. If it weren't for the hefty costs, RCN would score perfectly.

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