Internet Providers in Chester, NY

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Residential Internet Statistics for Chester, NY
Internet Providers: 11
Internet Plans: 9
Fastest Speed Available: 1,000 Mbps
Average Plan Price: $62.55

Internet Access in Chester, New York

Chester residences have, on average, 2.03 providers available. This is normal for the US, seeing as the majority of companies that provide Internet have their roots as cable TV or telephone providers, and most addresses have long been wired for both of these services.

We should note that since FCC availability data is only collected twice a year and only published six or more months after filing, providers listed in the results below may not include the latest network upgrades. Our process incorporates coverage and plan data directly from some major companies to help reduce the delay.

Frontier Communications is also a common broadband option in Chester, offering primarily DSL service with coverage in 93 percent of the area.

Viasat Internet and HughesNet are Chester's most widely available wired Internet options.

In summary, the most widely available Internet services in Chester are DSL, followed by Cable. The mapping tools and speed test data below show how the real-world speed and performance results vary between neighborhoods and ISPs in Chester.

  • There are 11 internet providers in Chester with 5 of those offering residential service
  • Chester is the 577th most connected city in New York ahead of Goshen, Harriman, Florida, and Campbell Hall, but behind Monroe.
  • The fastest zip code in Chester for April 2021 is 10918. (see all below).

Internet Statistics 2021

800 People Only have access to 1 or fewer wired internet providers available at their address.

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Summary Of Fastest Internet Providers In Chester, New York

Provider Speed Type Time To Download 1 GB
Spectrum 1,000 Mbps Cable 8s
Optimum by Altice 940 Mbps Cable 8s
Viasat Internet 50 Mbps Satellite 2m 43s
HughesNet 25 Mbps Satellite 5m 27s
Frontier Communications Call For Speed Availability DSL 1m 11s

Summary of Internet Providers Availability in Chester, New York

  • Frontier - DSL - 93.9% Availability in Chester - Call For Speed Availability
  • Optimum by Altice - Cable - 85.6% Availability in Chester - Speeds up to 940 Mbps
  • Spectrum - Cable - 23.0% Availability in Chester - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • Viasat - Satellite - 100.0% Availability in Chester - Speeds up to 50 Mbps
  • HughesNet - Satellite - 100.0% Availability in Chester - Speeds up to 25 Mbps

Internet Provider Competition Map For Chester

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Chester is the 577th most connected city in New York ahead of Goshen, Harriman, Florida, and Campbell Hall, but behind Monroe.

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

Approximately 2,000 people in Orange 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.

Approximately 92% of Chester 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, 10918 is the zip code with the fastest average download speed in Chester.

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

In Orange County, approximately 22,000 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.

Working from Home in Chester

Chester has a population of 582 workers who perform their work primarily out of their home via telecommuting. 70.96 of those telecommuters take home less than $75,000 per year. When you're installing a home network for working from home, it's important to check data limitations. Many residential Broadband connections in Chester have data caps, which may be frustrating if you use a lot of data for work purposes like video conferencing, etc. Business-class plans can be installed if you need more than a regular consumer-grade package.

Summary Of Internet Providers In Chester

Provider Type Coverage Speed
Frontier Communications DSL 93.9%+ Call For Speed Availability
Optimum by Altice Cable 85.6%+ 940 Mbps
Spectrum Cable 23.0%+ 1,000 Mbps
Viasat Internet Satellite 100% 50 Mbps
HughesNet Satellite 100% 25 Mbps
Frontier Business DSL 100% Call For Speed Availability
Crown Castle Fiber Fiber 38.6%+ 1,000 Mbps
Spectrum Business Cable 14.0%+ 1,000 Mbps
Altice Business Fiber 4.4%+ 10,000 Mbps

Compare Chester to the 5 largest cities in the US

City Average Download Speed Number of Providers Average Cost per Mbps
Chester 164.5 Mbps 5 $0.79 ( + $0.00 )
New York 415.4 Mbps ( +250.9 Mbps ) 15 ( +10 ) $0.54 ( $0.00 )
Los Angeles 118.9 Mbps ( -45.6 Mbps ) 17 ( +12 ) $0.23 ( $0.00 )
Chicago 116.2 Mbps ( -48.3 Mbps ) 14 ( +9 ) $0.26 ( $0.00 )
Houston 127.4 Mbps ( -37.1 Mbps ) 23 ( +18 ) $0.24 ( $0.00 )
Philadelphia 127.6 Mbps ( -36.9 Mbps ) 8 ( +3 ) $0.34 ( $0.00 )