Internet Service in New York

Internet Access in New York

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Coverage by County

96.8%
70.0%

245.6

2nd

Broadband Speeds

98.3%

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

26.1%

of New Yorkers have access to 1 gigabit broadband.

Wired Coverage

99.3%

of New Yorkers have access to wireline service

64.6%

of New Yorkers have access to fiber-optic service

97.4%

of New Yorkers have access to cable service

90.9%

of New Yorkers have access to DSL service

Coverage by County in New York

County Name % Broadband Coverage
Albany 99.2%
Allegany 77.0%
Bronx 98.3%
Broome 99.0%
Cattaraugus 80.9%
Cayuga 84.7%
Chautauqua 97.0%
Chemung 95.7%
Chenango 82.9%
Clinton 93.6%
Columbia 98.3%
Cortland 89.2%
Delaware 96.9%
Dutchess 97.7%
Erie 99.8%
Essex 92.4%
Franklin 94.1%
Fulton 92.8%
Genesee 95.5%
Greene 95.0%
Hamilton 23.7%
Herkimer 91.5%
Jefferson 93.4%
Kings 99.8%
Lewis 76.4%
Livingston 87.4%
Madison 92.2%
Monroe 100.0%
Montgomery 92.8%
Nassau 99.1%
New York 99.9%
Niagara 99.1%
Oneida 95.9%
Onondaga 99.6%
Ontario 96.5%
Orange 94.2%
Orleans 96.8%
Oswego 93.5%
Otsego 92.5%
Putnam 98.6%
Queens 100.0%
Rensselaer 99.8%
Richmond 100.0%
Rockland 98.6%
St. Lawrence 94.7%
Saratoga 99.7%
Schenectady 99.8%
Schoharie 98.4%
Schuyler 91.0%
Seneca 89.7%
Steuben 89.8%
Suffolk 98.8%
Sullivan 99.1%
Tioga 97.8%
Tompkins 96.9%
Ulster 99.5%
Warren 95.5%
Washington 87.1%
Wayne 94.3%
Westchester 98.9%
Wyoming 84.7%
Yates 73.2%

Internet Speed in Top New York Cities

City Avg. Download Speed No. of Providers
1. Brooklyn 166.7 MBPS 32 Providers
2. New York 534.4 MBPS 61 Providers
3. Bronx 141.2 MBPS 26 Providers
4. Buffalo 121.3 MBPS 24 Providers
5. Rochester 105.7 MBPS 21 Providers

Speeds for Major Providers in New York

Provider Avg. download speed
Verizon Fios 240.5 MBPS
Verizon High Speed Internet 206.5 MBPS
Optimum by Altice 161.1 MBPS
Spectrum 151.1 MBPS
Frontier Communications 9.1 MBPS

The State of Broadband in New York, 2021

Written by the BroadbandNow team. Last updated 6/7/2021.

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.

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%
18 providers
Amityville 97.6%
10 providers
Amsterdam 99.1%
14 providers
Arverne 99.5%
10 providers
Astoria 100.0%
19 providers
Auburn 97.7%
14 providers
Baldwin 100.0%
10 providers
Baldwinsville 99.8%
15 providers
Ballston Spa 100.0%
16 providers
Batavia 99.8%
15 providers
Bay Shore 99.9%
13 providers
Bayside 100.0%
14 providers
Beacon 95.0%
11 providers
Bellerose 100.0%
11 providers
Bellmore 100.0%
10 providers
Bethpage 100.0%
13 providers
Binghamton 99.8%
15 providers
Brentwood 99.1%
14 providers
Brewster 97.8%
15 providers
Brockport 100.0%
16 providers
Bronx 99.1%
26 providers
Bronxville 99.6%
14 providers
Brooklyn 99.8%
32 providers
Buffalo 100.0%
24 providers
Cambria Heights 100.0%
9 providers
Canandaigua 95.3%
15 providers
Carmel 99.3%
11 providers
Centereach 99.9%
12 providers
Central Islip 99.4%
12 providers
Cicero 100.0%
13 providers
Clifton Park 100.0%
14 providers
Cohoes 100.0%
14 providers
College Point 100.0%
12 providers
Commack 99.9%
16 providers
Copiague 100.0%
11 providers
Coram 98.4%
11 providers
Corning 99.2%
13 providers
Corona 100.0%
14 providers
Cortland 95.5%
13 providers
Cortlandt Manor 99.9%
14 providers
Deer Park 100.0%
14 providers
Depew 100.0%
13 providers
East Amherst 100.0%
11 providers
East Aurora 100.0%
11 providers
East Elmhurst 85.8%
15 providers
East Meadow 95.3%
14 providers
East Northport 100.0%
14 providers
East Setauket 93.3%
14 providers
Elmhurst 100.0%
14 providers
Elmira 99.0%
14 providers
Elmont 99.0%
11 providers
Endicott 100.0%
12 providers
Fairport 100.0%
17 providers
Far Rockaway 100.0%
11 providers
Farmingdale 98.1%
17 providers
Farmingville 99.8%
15 providers
Floral Park 100.0%
14 providers
Flushing 100.0%
19 providers
Forest Hills 100.0%
14 providers
Franklin Square 100.0%
10 providers
Freeport 100.0%
13 providers
Fresh Meadows 100.0%
15 providers
Fulton 98.2%
10 providers
Gansevoort 99.9%
9 providers
Garden City 95.4%
15 providers
Geneva 97.3%
18 providers
Glen Cove 99.7%
11 providers
Gloversville 99.0%
9 providers
Grand Island 100.0%
12 providers
Great Neck 99.9%
18 providers
Hamburg 100.0%
14 providers
Hempstead 95.1%
12 providers
Hicksville 100.0%
13 providers
Hilton 100.0%
11 providers
Holbrook 99.5%
14 providers
Hollis 100.0%
11 providers
Hopewell Junction 99.4%
14 providers
Horseheads 98.3%
14 providers
Howard Beach 100.0%
9 providers
Hudson 99.3%
16 providers
Huntington 99.9%
12 providers
Huntington Station 100.0%
13 providers
Ithaca 99.9%
19 providers
Jackson Heights 100.0%
15 providers
Jamaica 100.0%
18 providers
Jamestown 99.6%
10 providers
Johnson City 100.0%
14 providers
Kew Gardens 100.0%
15 providers
Kings Park 99.4%
12 providers
Kingston 100.0%
12 providers
Lancaster 100.0%
13 providers
Latham 100.0%
18 providers
Levittown 100.0%
11 providers
Lindenhurst 99.8%
12 providers
Little Neck 100.0%
12 providers
Liverpool 100.0%
17 providers
Lockport 99.6%
13 providers
Long Beach 99.5%
11 providers
Long Island City 100.0%
19 providers
Lynbrook 99.9%
13 providers
Mahopac 99.6%
15 providers
Mamaroneck 100.0%
13 providers
Manhasset 99.0%
14 providers
Maspeth 100.0%
14 providers
Massapequa 99.5%
11 providers
Massapequa Park 100.0%
12 providers
Medford 99.4%
13 providers
Melville 99.8%
16 providers
Merrick 100.0%
11 providers
Middle Village 100.0%
12 providers
Middletown 100.0%
13 providers
Mineola 100.0%
12 providers
Monroe 58.7%
12 providers
Monsey 99.7%
13 providers
Mount Vernon 100.0%
14 providers
Nanuet 98.9%
14 providers
New City 99.9%
12 providers
New Hyde Park 99.7%
16 providers
New Paltz 100.0%
13 providers
New Rochelle 99.8%
13 providers
New Windsor 100.0%
14 providers
New York 99.9%
61 providers
Newburgh 100.0%
13 providers
Niagara Falls 99.9%
15 providers
North Tonawanda 100.0%
14 providers
Northport 100.0%
11 providers
Oakland Gardens 100.0%
10 providers
Oceanside 99.4%
13 providers
Olean 98.3%
11 providers
Oneonta 99.6%
16 providers
Orchard Park 100.0%
16 providers
Ossining 94.4%
12 providers
Oswego 100.0%
10 providers
Ozone Park 100.0%
11 providers
Patchogue 98.5%
13 providers
Peekskill 99.8%
16 providers
Penfield 100.0%
14 providers
Pittsford 100.0%
15 providers
Plainview 100.0%
15 providers
Plattsburgh 99.8%
14 providers
Port Chester 99.5%
15 providers
Port Jefferson Station 99.3%
12 providers
Port Washington 99.8%
12 providers
Poughkeepsie 99.5%
16 providers
Queens Village 100.0%
11 providers
Queensbury 99.8%
13 providers
Rego Park 100.0%
13 providers
Rensselaer 100.0%
14 providers
Richmond Hill 100.0%
12 providers
Ridgewood 100.0%
13 providers
Riverhead 91.2%
15 providers
Rochester 100.0%
21 providers
Rockaway Park 100.0%
11 providers
Rockville Centre 99.9%
13 providers
Rome 99.4%
12 providers
Ronkonkoma 99.6%
14 providers
Rosedale 100.0%
9 providers
Saint Albans 100.0%
10 providers
Saratoga Springs 100.0%
14 providers
Saugerties 100.0%
10 providers
Scarsdale 99.5%
15 providers
Schenectady 100.0%
21 providers
Seaford 100.0%
9 providers
Selden 98.2%
10 providers
Shirley 99.0%
11 providers
Smithtown 99.9%
14 providers
South Ozone Park 100.0%
12 providers
South Richmond Hill 100.0%
11 providers
Spencerport 100.0%
14 providers
Spring Valley 96.8%
14 providers
Springfield Gardens 100.0%
9 providers
Staten Island 100.0%
16 providers
Stony Brook 84.3%
12 providers
Suffern 99.6%
15 providers
Sunnyside 100.0%
16 providers
Syosset 99.8%
14 providers
Syracuse 100.0%
19 providers
Tarrytown 97.1%
15 providers
Tonawanda 100.0%
14 providers
Troy 100.0%
16 providers
Uniondale 97.7%
16 providers
Utica 100.0%
13 providers
Valley Stream 100.0%
14 providers
Vestal 100.0%
15 providers
Wantagh 100.0%
11 providers
Wappingers Falls 98.1%
15 providers
Warwick 95.4%
9 providers
Watertown 97.8%
13 providers
Watervliet 100.0%
15 providers
Webster 100.0%
16 providers
West Babylon 99.8%
15 providers
West Hempstead 99.9%
11 providers
West Islip 99.9%
13 providers
Westbury 100.0%
13 providers
White Plains 99.6%
24 providers
Whitestone 100.0%
11 providers
Woodhaven 100.0%
10 providers
Woodside 100.0%
14 providers
Yonkers 99.6%
16 providers
Yorktown Heights 99.9%
12 providers