Internet providers in
NYC, NY

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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. Verizon
Available in NYC
Connection:
Fiber
Download/Upload
speeds up to

940/880Mbps
2. Spectrum
Available in NYC
Connection:
Cable
Download speeds up to
100Mbps
3. Xfinity
Available in NYC
Connection:
Cable
Download speeds up to
100Mbps
4. RCN
Available in NYC
Connection:
Cable & Fiber
Download speeds up to
1000Mbps
5. Mediacom
Available in NYC
Connection:
Cable
Download speeds up to
50Mbps
6. Optimum
Available in NYC
Connection:
Cable
Download speeds up to
400Mbps
7. Viasat
Available in NYC
Connection:
Satellite
Download speeds up to
25Mbps
8. Atlantic Broadband
Available in NYC
Connection:
Cable
Download speeds up to
100Mbps
1. Xfinity
Available in NYC
Connection:
Cable
Download speeds up to
100Mbps
2. Spectrum
Available in NYC
Connection:
Cable
Download speeds up to
100Mbps
3. RCN
Available in NYC
Connection:
Cable
Download speeds up to
1000Mbps
4. Mediacom
Available in NYC
Connection:
Cable
Download speeds up to
50Mbps
5. Optimum
Available in NYC
Connection:
Cable & Fiber
Download speeds up to
1000Mbps
6. Viasat
Available in NYC
Connection:
Satellite
Download speeds up to
25Mbps
7. Megapath
Available in NYC
Connection:
DSL & Other Copper Wireline
Download speeds up to
25Mbps
8. Atlantic Broadband
Available in NYC
Connection:
Cable
Download speeds up to
100Mbps
9. Tata Communications
Available in NYC
10. Stealth Communications
Available in NYC
11. TW Telecom
Available in NYC
Connection:
Fiber
Download speeds up to
1000Mbps
12. Cogent Communication
Available in NYC
13. Lightower Fiber Networks
Available in NYC
14. Level 3 Communications
Available in NYC
Connection:
Fiber
Download speeds up to
1000Mbps
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At least 6 months in business &
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1. AT&T
Available in NYC
Connection:
Mobile
AT&T
4GLTE
2. Sprint
Available in NYC
Connection:
Mobile
Sprint
4GLTE
3. T-Mobile
Available in NYC
Connection:
Mobile
T-Mobile
4GLTE

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What is the best internet provider in NYC?

NYC Residential Internet Coverage

New York City is possibly one of the most connected cities in the world, with residents from all over the globe and tourists from every corner of the world. High-speed internet is available through many providers in this region.

Verizon offers widespread coverage in this region. Verizon Fios provides fiber to all of New York City, reaching extremely high speeds. The Verizon DSL network also reaches the whole city, ensuring that residents have options.

The Xfinity network is slightly more limited, reaching only the eastern neighborhoods of Washington Heights and Morris Heights.

RCN has coverage scattered throughout eastern New York, in neighborhoods like Gravesend, Bay Ridge, Carroll Gardens, Gramercy, Central Park, and Riverdale.

Through Time Warner Cable, those in almost every one of New York City_s neighborhoods have access to high-speed internet. Service stops short of Bedford and Brownsville in southcentral NYC.

The Optimum Network offers service to northern New York City and southeastern New York City, not reaching the southwestern areas of South Beach, Todt Hill, and New Brighton.

Finally, most of central New York falls within the Atlantic Broadband network.

Internet Provider types in NYC


Cable

100%
Coverage

DSL

99%
Coverage

Fiber

64%
Coverage

Internet Provider availability in NYC,NY


3 Mbps
100%
availability

10 Mbps
100%
availability

25 Mbps
100%
availability
Broadband internet availability
(Internet faster than 25 Mbps)
100%
NYC
79%
USA

Summary of NYC Internet Providers

ProviderTypeDownload speeds up toUser Rating
VerizonFiber940 MbpsN/A
SpectrumCable100 Mbps3.5/5
XfinityCable100 Mbps3.5/5
RCNCable & Fiber1000 Mbps3.5/5
MediacomCable50 Mbps3.0/5
OptimumCable400 Mbps3.5/5
ViasatSatellite25 MbpsN/A
Atlantic BroadbandCable100 Mbps3.0/5
Availability and speeds displayed are not guaranteed and are subject to change.
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