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Internet Service in New York

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Internet Access in New York

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Coverage by County

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96.8%
96.8% TERRESTRIAL BROADBAND COVERAGE
70.0%
70.0% POPULATION UNDERSERVED

124.6

2nd

Broadband Speeds

98.5%

of New Yorkers have access to broadband 100mbps or faster.

11.6%

of New Yorkers have access to 1 gigabit broadband.

Wired Coverage

99.4%

of New Yorkers have access to wireline service.

63.6%

of New Yorkers have access to fiber-optic service.

98.1%

of New Yorkers have access to cable service.

91.0%

of New Yorkers have access to DSL service.

Coverage by County in New York

County Name % Broadband Coverage
Albany 98.9%
Allegany 74.1%
Bronx 99.2%
Broome 99.0%
Cattaraugus 80.4%
Cayuga 81.6%
Chautauqua 95.0%
Chemung 95.3%
Chenango 82.7%
Clinton 93.2%
Columbia 97.0%
Cortland 88.6%
Delaware 93.8%
Dutchess 99.9%
Erie 99.8%
Essex 93.3%
Franklin 92.7%
Fulton 92.8%
Genesee 95.1%
Greene 94.6%
Hamilton 22.0%
Herkimer 86.8%
Jefferson 93.4%
Kings 100.0%
Lewis 76.4%
Livingston 87.4%
Madison 91.4%
Monroe 100.0%
Montgomery 92.8%
Nassau 100.0%
New York 99.9%
Niagara 99.1%
Oneida 95.8%
Onondaga 99.6%
Ontario 95.2%
Orange 100.0%
Orleans 96.8%
Oswego 93.5%
Otsego 78.9%
Putnam 99.5%
Queens 100.0%
Rensselaer 99.8%
Richmond 100.0%
Rockland 100.0%
St. Lawrence 92.8%
Saratoga 99.7%
Schenectady 99.8%
Schoharie 97.9%
Schuyler 86.0%
Seneca 80.9%
Steuben 82.7%
Suffolk 100.0%
Sullivan 99.1%
Tioga 96.3%
Tompkins 96.6%
Ulster 99.7%
Warren 93.3%
Washington 87.6%
Wayne 94.0%
Westchester 100.0%
Wyoming 84.5%
Yates 71.3%

Internet Speed in Top New York Cities

City Avg. Download Speed No. of Providers
1. Brooklyn 96.3 MBPS 32 Providers
2. New York 243.8 MBPS 59 Providers
3. Bronx 80.1 MBPS 30 Providers
4. Buffalo 67.1 MBPS 25 Providers
5. Rochester 77.9 MBPS 21 Providers

Speeds for Major Providers in New York

Provider Avg. Download Speed
Verizon Fios 158.7 MBPS
Verizon High Speed Internet 130.9 MBPS
Optimum by Altice 100.9 MBPS
Charter Spectrum 93.0 MBPS
Frontier Communications 12.5 MBPS

The State of Broadband in New York, 2020

Written by the BroadbandNow team. Last updated 9/1/2020.

In comparison with the other fifty states, New York is the second most well-connected State in the US. Overall, counties throughout New York State are fairly evenly connected, with the exception of Hamilton County, which has significantly lower coverage than the rest. In New York, the current average state-wide download speed is 190.5 Mbps.

The Digital Divide in New York

Two key factors play into measuring the divide between those who have sufficient internet availability and those who do not: access and affordability.

As for accessibility, there are currently 307,000 New York residents who do not have access to a wired internet option capable of 25 Mbps download speeds. Another 820,000 people state-wide only have one wired internet provider to choose from in their area, leaving them with no options in the case they would like to switch providers. Additionally, 112,000 residents have no wired internet services available at their New York address.

Examining affordability data from Q4, 2019 reveals that 70% (13.7 million people) have access to a wired internet plan that costs $60 or less per month. In this regard, New York State is well ahead of the nationwide statistics, which show that only 51.5% of consumers have access to the same.

Best-Connected Cities

The top-ranking towns in New York State with the best mix of broadband coverage, speed, and affordability are New Rochelle, Baldwin, Scarsdale, Hempstead, and Long Beach, with the highest-ranking listed first. All of these towns enjoy 100% wired broadband coverage along with a long list of other towns and cities in the State.

Worst-Connected Cities

Across the digital divide lay the worst-connected towns in New York, which are Alcove, Chippewa Bay, Sabael, Brainard, and Van Horneseville, with the lowest ranking listed last. The residents in these towns have no wired broadband coverage.

Compare New York’s connectivity with other states across the nation here.

Governmental Initiatives

In an effort to close the digital divide and expand high-speed broadband access across the State, New York lawmakers established a New NY State Broadband Program in 2015. With $500 million invested into the project, this initiative is the largest and most expansive of any state nationwide. The program is targeting both ‘unserved’ and ‘underserved’ areas of the State to increase availability to high-speed internet access with a goal of ‘broadband for all’. At the start of the program, 30% of NY residents lacked broadband access. Currently, approximately 97% of New Yorkers have wired broadband coverage.

The above information has been pulled from both public and private datasets. Find out more about our data here.

Sources: Data collected via the FCC, NTIA, and other sources. For a full list of data sources please visit our data page.

New York Cities

Average speed over time
Albany 100.0% 22 providers
Amityville 100.0% 12 providers
Amsterdam 99.1% 14 providers
Arverne 99.5% 11 providers
Astoria 100.0% 20 providers
Auburn 97.6% 14 providers
Baldwin 100.0% 10 providers
Baldwinsville 99.8% 14 providers
Ballston Spa 100.0% 18 providers
Batavia 99.3% 15 providers
Bay Shore 100.0% 13 providers
Bayside 100.0% 15 providers
Beacon 100.0% 12 providers
Bellerose 100.0% 13 providers
Bellmore 100.0% 12 providers
Bethpage 100.0% 13 providers
Binghamton 99.8% 16 providers
Brentwood 100.0% 16 providers
Brewster 99.1% 16 providers
Brockport 100.0% 16 providers
Bronx 100.0% 30 providers
Bronxville 100.0% 15 providers
Brooklyn 100.0% 32 providers
Buffalo 100.0% 25 providers
Cambria Heights 100.0% 9 providers
Canandaigua 94.0% 14 providers
Carmel 99.3% 12 providers
Centereach 100.0% 13 providers
Central Islip 100.0% 14 providers
Cicero 100.0% 13 providers
Clifton Park 100.0% 15 providers
Cohoes 100.0% 14 providers
College Point 100.0% 14 providers
Commack 100.0% 17 providers
Copiague 100.0% 12 providers
Coram 100.0% 12 providers
Corning 99.2% 13 providers
Corona 100.0% 15 providers
Cortland 95.1% 14 providers
Cortlandt Manor 100.0% 12 providers
Deer Park 100.0% 14 providers
Depew 100.0% 13 providers
East Amherst 100.0% 13 providers
East Aurora 100.0% 12 providers
East Elmhurst 85.8% 15 providers
East Meadow 100.0% 14 providers
East Northport 100.0% 15 providers
East Setauket 100.0% 16 providers
Elmhurst 100.0% 17 providers
Elmira 99.0% 15 providers
Elmont 100.0% 11 providers
Endicott 100.0% 13 providers
Fairport 100.0% 16 providers
Far Rockaway 100.0% 14 providers
Farmingdale 100.0% 16 providers
Farmingville 100.0% 17 providers
Floral Park 100.0% 14 providers
Flushing 100.0% 19 providers
Forest Hills 100.0% 16 providers
Franklin Square 100.0% 10 providers
Freeport 100.0% 15 providers
Fresh Meadows 100.0% 14 providers
Fulton 98.1% 10 providers
Gansevoort 99.9% 10 providers
Garden City 100.0% 18 providers
Geneva 96.9% 17 providers
Glen Cove 100.0% 13 providers
Gloversville 99.0% 8 providers
Grand Island 100.0% 13 providers
Great Neck 100.0% 19 providers
Hamburg 100.0% 15 providers
Hempstead 100.0% 13 providers
Hicksville 100.0% 14 providers
Hilton 100.0% 11 providers
Holbrook 100.0% 15 providers
Hollis 100.0% 13 providers
Hopewell Junction 99.9% 15 providers
Horseheads 97.6% 14 providers
Howard Beach 100.0% 11 providers
Hudson 97.4% 17 providers
Huntington 100.0% 11 providers
Huntington Station 100.0% 14 providers
Ithaca 99.9% 20 providers
Jackson Heights 100.0% 17 providers
Jamaica 100.0% 18 providers
Jamestown 98.8% 10 providers
Johnson City 100.0% 13 providers
Kew Gardens 100.0% 16 providers
Kings Park 100.0% 12 providers
Kingston 100.0% 14 providers
Lancaster 100.0% 13 providers
Latham 100.0% 18 providers
Levittown 100.0% 11 providers
Lindenhurst 100.0% 13 providers
Little Neck 100.0% 13 providers
Liverpool 100.0% 19 providers
Lockport 99.6% 14 providers
Long Beach 100.0% 12 providers
Long Island City 100.0% 21 providers
Lynbrook 100.0% 13 providers
Mahopac 99.7% 15 providers
Mamaroneck 100.0% 13 providers
Manhasset 100.0% 13 providers
Maspeth 100.0% 16 providers
Massapequa 100.0% 11 providers
Massapequa Park 100.0% 11 providers
Medford 100.0% 14 providers
Melville 100.0% 17 providers
Merrick 100.0% 10 providers
Middle Village 100.0% 13 providers
Middletown 100.0% 13 providers
Mineola 100.0% 14 providers
Monroe 100.0% 12 providers
Monsey 100.0% 16 providers
Mount Vernon 100.0% 16 providers
Nanuet 100.0% 15 providers
New City 100.0% 14 providers
New Hyde Park 100.0% 14 providers
New Paltz 100.0% 14 providers
New Rochelle 100.0% 15 providers
New Windsor 100.0% 15 providers
New York 99.9% 59 providers
Newburgh 100.0% 12 providers
Niagara Falls 99.9% 17 providers
North Tonawanda 100.0% 15 providers
Northport 100.0% 11 providers
Oakland Gardens 100.0% 10 providers
Oceanside 100.0% 13 providers
Olean 98.3% 11 providers
Oneonta 97.1% 17 providers
Orchard Park 100.0% 15 providers
Ossining 100.0% 12 providers
Oswego 100.0% 11 providers
Ozone Park 100.0% 14 providers
Patchogue 100.0% 15 providers
Peekskill 100.0% 16 providers
Penfield 100.0% 14 providers
Pittsford 100.0% 14 providers
Plainview 100.0% 16 providers
Plattsburgh 99.8% 15 providers
Port Chester 100.0% 18 providers
Port Jefferson Station 100.0% 14 providers
Port Washington 100.0% 13 providers
Poughkeepsie 99.9% 16 providers
Queens Village 100.0% 14 providers
Queensbury 99.8% 14 providers
Rego Park 100.0% 14 providers
Rensselaer 100.0% 16 providers
Richmond Hill 100.0% 14 providers
Ridgewood 100.0% 16 providers
Riverhead 100.0% 17 providers
Rochester 100.0% 21 providers
Rockaway Park 100.0% 11 providers
Rockville Centre 100.0% 15 providers
Rome 99.4% 13 providers
Ronkonkoma 100.0% 15 providers
Rosedale 100.0% 11 providers
Saint Albans 100.0% 11 providers
Saratoga Springs 100.0% 16 providers
Saugerties 100.0% 12 providers
Scarsdale 100.0% 16 providers
Schenectady 100.0% 23 providers
Seaford 100.0% 10 providers
Selden 100.0% 12 providers
Shirley 100.0% 11 providers
Smithtown 100.0% 16 providers
South Ozone Park 100.0% 12 providers
South Richmond Hill 100.0% 13 providers
Spencerport 100.0% 13 providers
Spring Valley 100.0% 16 providers
Springfield Gardens 100.0% 10 providers
Staten Island 100.0% 18 providers
Stony Brook 100.0% 13 providers
Suffern 100.0% 16 providers
Sunnyside 100.0% 17 providers
Syosset 100.0% 15 providers
Syracuse 100.0% 20 providers
Tarrytown 100.0% 15 providers
Tonawanda 100.0% 15 providers
Troy 100.0% 18 providers
Uniondale 100.0% 17 providers
Utica 99.9% 14 providers
Valley Stream 100.0% 15 providers
Vestal 100.0% 15 providers
Wantagh 100.0% 11 providers
Wappingers Falls 100.0% 15 providers
Warwick 100.0% 9 providers
Watertown 97.8% 14 providers
Watervliet 100.0% 13 providers
Webster 100.0% 15 providers
West Babylon 100.0% 16 providers
West Hempstead 100.0% 12 providers
West Islip 100.0% 13 providers
Westbury 100.0% 15 providers
White Plains 100.0% 24 providers
Whitestone 100.0% 11 providers
Woodhaven 100.0% 12 providers
Woodside 100.0% 17 providers
Yonkers 100.0% 18 providers
Yorktown Heights 100.0% 13 providers
Last Updated on 9/1/2020.