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Internet Providers in Buffalo, New York

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Home Internet in Buffalo, NY

  • 1. Spectrum
    Speeds Up To
    1 Gbps
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    Connection: Cable
    Availability: 95.6%
    Buffalo speed tests confirm high speeds for Spectrum
  • 2. EarthLink
    Speeds Up To
    940 Mbps
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    Connection: Fiber
    Availability: 47%
  • 3. Verizon
    Speeds Up To
    940 Mbps
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    Connection: Fiber, DSL, 5G Internet
    Availability: 47%
    Buffalo speed tests confirm high speeds for Verizon
  • 4. Viasat
    Speeds Up To
    150 Mbps
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    Connection: Satellite
    Availability: 100%
  • 5. HughesNet
    Speeds Up To
    100 Mbps
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    Connection: Satellite
    Availability: 100%
  • 6. Always ON
    Download Speeds:
    25 - 150 Mbps
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    Connection: Fixed Wireless
    Availability: 41.2%
  • 7. Starlink
    Download Speeds:
    50 - 220 Mbps
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    Connection: Satellite
    Availability: 100%
  • GoNetspeed
    Speeds Up To
    2 Gbps
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    Connection: Fixed Wireless
    Availability: 9.1%
  • Greenlight Networks
    Speeds Up To
    5 Gbps
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    Connection: Fiber
    Availability: 8.3%

Best Internet Providers in Buffalo, NY

The top two internet providers in Buffalo are Spectrum and Verizon Fios. Spectrum is the fastest provider in Buffalo, capable of reaching download speeds up to 1 Gbps (wireless speeds may vary). Spectrum accomplishes this feat through its high-speed cable network. While it doesn’t have the best upload speeds compared to a fiber connection, for most households, cable is a great internet connection choice.

Verizon Fios is another exceptional internet provider in Buffalo, offering download speeds up to up to 940 Mbps through its fiber-optic network. With multiple internet-only plans and bundling options, Verizon Fios keeps monthly rates as low as $49.99 per month.

Finally, T-Mobile 5G Home Internet offers a quality alternative to traditional wired internet services. With speeds between 33 and 182 Mbps, T-Mobile 5G Home Internet can offer internet on a budget. If Spectrum or Verizon Fios is unavailable in your area, T-Mobile 5G Home Internet may be worth considering.

Internet Availability in Buffalo, NY

Residents in Buffalo have access to 9 providers for reliable home internet. From the Canadian border and east to Cheektowaga, Spectrum leads the charge with cable service that covers 95.6% of the city. Residents in the Queen City can also access fiber from EarthLink, Verizon, or Greenlight.

While Buffalo residents only have one cable provider available, Spectrum’s wide availability covers a large portion of the city. Downtown Buffalo features sporadic gaps in coverage, with notable dead zones around Buffalo City Hall, the Buffalo Grand Hotel & Event Center, and the Cobblestone District. Spectrum has you covered if you’re a resident living near Centennial Park, University Heights, or the Buffalo-Niagara International Airport.

EarthLink and Verizon are the two leading fiber internet providers in the City of Light. EarthLink covers 47.0% of the city, and Verizon’s coverage reaches 47.0% of residents. Verizon’s fiber coverage mainly extends outside downtown, as far north as Tonawanda, and as far south as West Seneca.

While limited, Greenlight does have some coverage in Buffalo. It extends to Elmwood Village but doesn’t cover the areas in between the Unitarian Universalist Church of Buffalo and Tripi Field.

In addition to fiber, Verizon also offers DSL internet to Buffalo residents. With 6.6% availability, Verizon DSL features cover a few areas Spectrum doesn’t, such as near Erie County Medical Center.

Internet Provider Store Locations in Buffalo

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