Internet Providers in Bedford, New York

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Residential Internet Statistics for Bedford, NY
Wired Internet Providers: 3
Average Speed Test Result: 119.59 Mbps
Top Advertised Speed: 950 Mbps
No Broadband Access: 0.21%

Internet Access in Bedford, New York

Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) has the strongest coverage footprint in Bedford. HughesNet is also commonly available.

In terms of network technologies available in the area, we see that the most common hardwired broadband Internet technology infrastructures are Fiber and Cable, with practically one hundred percent and 98.81% respectively. Cable internet connections are marketed by cable TV operators, leveraging already-built TV network connections. Local customers of cable service providers such as Optimum by Altice usually pick cable thanks to the reasonably low prices for decent speeds. (Compared to DSL at any rate.) Fiber infrastructure uses newer, more modern Fiber-optical cables, which are made of hair-like glass strands that deliver binary data using light. Not all "Fiber" connections reach the subscriber address, however. Some switch to to copper cables in the "last mile." As a result, some fiber connections might not offer "gigabit" performance.

The information on this page is primarily sourced from FCC coverage reports. Then, it's using privatized data sources and direct provider reporting to provide more accurate resources than is available from government websites. Lit address data is currently limited to select ISPs. Data about pricing of listed Internet plans is sourced by manually collecting tens of thousands of data points each year.

The majority of Bedford residents have 2 wired Internet service providers available. 1.04 percent of the Bedford area have one or fewer options. Regardless of other networks with local coverage, such as wireless, cable and DSL broadband generally provide the best price for home use.

Outside of the Internet options listed above, Verizon Fios is a third option for coverage in near one hundred percent of the Bedford area.

  • There are 11 internet providers in Bedford with 5 of those offering residential service
  • Bedford is the 325th most connected city in New York ahead of Pound Ridge, but behind Armonk, Bedford Hills, Katonah, and Mount Kisco.
  • The fastest zip code in Bedford for February 2021 is 10506. (see all below).

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Summary Of Fastest Internet Providers In Bedford, New York

Provider Speed Type Time To Download 1 GB
Optimum by Altice 940 Mbps Cable 8s
Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) 50 Mbps Satellite 2m 43s
HughesNet 25 Mbps Satellite 5m 27s

Summary of Internet Providers Availability in Bedford, New York

  • Optimum by Altice - 98.8% Availability in Bedford - Speeds up to 940 Mbps
  • Viasat - 100.0% Availability in Bedford - Speeds up to 50 Mbps
  • HughesNet - 100.0% Availability in Bedford - Speeds up to 25 Mbps

Internet Provider Competition Map For Bedford

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Bedford is the 325th most connected city in New York ahead of Pound Ridge, but behind Armonk, Bedford Hills, Katonah, and Mount Kisco.

The “Connected” metric is a citywide average based on FCC data showing the density of broadband options at the census block level.

Approximately 7,000 people in Westchester County don't have access to any wired internet.

This statistic is drawn from the population in census blocks not served by at least one wired broadband provider.

Fiber Availability: 100% of people living in Bedford have residential fiber service available to them.

Fiber coverage data is sourced from FCC Form 477 filings and cross-validated through BroadbandNow with private datasets and direct provider reporting.

Approximately 99% of Bedford residents are serviced by multiple wired providers.

This coverage statistic is based on a mix of FCC and private provider reporting in the past two quarters.

As of this month, 10506 is the zip code with the fastest average download speed in Bedford.

Zip-based speed averages are calculated from M-Labs consumer speed tests run by IP addresses in the area.

In Westchester County, approximately 11,000 people do not have access to 25 Mbps wired broadband.

25 Mbps download and 3 Mbps upload is the minimum speed for an Internet connection to be classified as “Broadband” by the FCC.

Data Cap Issues and Cord Cutting in Bedford

Data collected by our research team shows that common ISPs in the area use data caps on home Internet connections. Data caps are a public issue since consumers see caps as a tactic for limiting video streaming. Providers explain that caps are a reasonable strategy for managing network congestion. Either way, the issue is the same: streaming services, which can use 1–7GB per hour.

Summary Of Internet Providers In Bedford

Provider Type Coverage Speed
Optimum by Altice Cable 98.8%+ 940 Mbps
Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) Satellite 100% 50 Mbps
HughesNet Satellite 100% 25 Mbps
Optimum Business Cable 98.9%+ 1,000 Mbps
Crown Castle Fiber Fiber 24.1%+ 1,000 Mbps
Windstream Copper 4.1%+ 9 Mbps
Altice Business Fiber 1.1%+ 1,000 Mbps

Compare Bedford to the 5 largest cities in the US

City Average Download Speed Number of Providers Average Cost per Mbps
Bedford 119.6 Mbps 5 $0.65 ( + $0.00 )
New York 349.1 Mbps ( +229.5 Mbps ) 15 ( +10 ) $0.46 ( $0.00 )
Los Angeles 107.1 Mbps ( -12.5 Mbps ) 18 ( +13 ) $0.25 ( $0.00 )
Chicago 99.7 Mbps ( -19.9 Mbps ) 15 ( +10 ) $0.29 ( $0.00 )
Houston 111.7 Mbps ( -7.9 Mbps ) 21 ( +16 ) $0.25 ( $0.00 )
Philadelphia 115.3 Mbps ( -4.3 Mbps ) 9 ( +4 ) $0.34 ( $0.00 )