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Internet Providers in Berkshire, New York
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Internet Access in Berkshire, New York
Viasat Internet has the most coverage in Berkshire. HughesNet is also widely available.
11.59 percent of the Berkshire area is stuck with one or fewer Internet choices. Outside these less connected blocks, the average resident will have 2-3 providers available. In general, areas with better choices will find reduced pricing and stronger speeds as providers are incentivized to improve their services to earn customers.
Cable and DSL are the primary broadband network options around Berkshire. They are frequently overlapping and competing with each other. Cable speed tends to be better, but big-picture performance metrics we've recorded with either network system are comparable and which is "best" frequently varies based on the network quality in a given neighborhood.
Frontier Communications and Haefele Connect can also provide Internet service in Berkshire, often competing for the same customers.
Broadband coverage stats here and elsewhere on BroadbandNow are drawn from a mix of government data from the FCC and privatized datasets collected directly from telecoms, or via unlisted sources. Statistics about speed averages is sourced primarily via M-Labs. Our researchers have hand-sourced package price on 198 Internet plans and bundles in the Berkshire market to date.
Internet Statistics 2021
11.6% of consumers in Berkshire200 People Only have access to 1 or fewer wired internet providers available at their address.
This data is calculated from FCC datasets which providers are legally required to supply twice a year. We further validate this data for accuracy.
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Summary Of Fastest Internet Providers In Berkshire, New York
|Provider||Speed||Type||Time To Download 1 GB||Availability|
|Haefele Connect||250 Mbps||Fiber||32s||33.7%|
|Viasat Internet||100 Mbps||Satellite||1m 21s||100.0%|
|Haefele Connect||100 Mbps||Cable||1m 21s||78.7%|
|HughesNet||25 Mbps||Satellite||5m 27s||100.0%|
|Frontier Communications||Call For Speed Availability||DSL||4m 33s||88.2%|
The “Connected” metric is a citywide average based on FCC data showing the density of broadband options at the census block level.
This statistic is drawn from the population in census blocks not served by at least one wired broadband provider.
Fiber coverage data is sourced from FCC Form 477 filings and cross-validated through BroadbandNow with private datasets and direct provider reporting.
This coverage statistic is based on a mix of FCC and private provider reporting in the past two quarters.
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 in Berkshire
Data from our researchers suggests that many of the popular providers in the area place some sort of limit on data use for their residential Internet plans. Data caps are a public issue since subscribers see caps as a strategy to stop streaming services, while providers insist they are a reasonable strategy as they struggle to manage heavy network congestion. Either way, the issue is streaming services, which can use 1–7GB/hr.
Compare Berkshire to the 5 largest cities in the US
|City||Average Download Speed||Number of Providers||Average Cost per Mbps|
|Berkshire||12.4 Mbps||7||$0.89 ( + $0.00 )|
|New York||534.4 Mbps ( +522 Mbps )||17 ( +10 )||$0.48 ( $0.00 )|
|Los Angeles||148.8 Mbps ( +136.4 Mbps )||17 ( +10 )||$0.28 ( $0.00 )|
|Chicago||160.6 Mbps ( +148.2 Mbps )||15 ( +8 )||$0.32 ( $0.00 )|
|Houston||169.5 Mbps ( +157.1 Mbps )||23 ( +16 )||$0.31 ( $0.00 )|
|Philadelphia||162.1 Mbps ( +149.7 Mbps )||8 ( +1 )||$0.66 ( $0.00 )|