Internet Providers in Colton, NY

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Residential Internet Statistics for Colton, NY
Internet Providers: 6
Internet Plans: 8
Fastest Speed Available: 1,000 Mbps
Average Plan Price: $79.56

Internet Access in Colton, New York

Colton has a total of 6 broadband providers with residential connections. Including business ISPs, there are 9 companies available locally,. (Note that some may be "double entries", since many companies advertise residential service and smb service under separate branches.)

Viasat Internet is the most likely provider for Colton residents. virtually one hundred percent of the Colton area can get access to them. HughesNet is also a common option, with coverage in near one hundred percent of local addresses with predominantly Satellite service. HughesNet's fastest plan in Colton is 25 Mbps.

The information on this page is sourced from FCC reports. Then, it is through private data sources and direct provider reporting to create more useful listings than can be accessed through the FCC directly. Speeds and pricing data is generated thanks to our research and analysis division, who gather thousands of plans every year.

In terms of network technology with significant infrastructure already built the area, the most prevalent hardwired broadband tech varieties are Cable and DSL, with 79.28% and 44.70% respectively. Traditional cable TV companies are usually the source for cable Internet service, since they can leverage their existing coaxial TV cables — which already connect to most homes — to connect customers to the Internet. Colton customers of cable companies like Spectrum generally pick cable due to the combination of low prices for workable speeds. (At least, compared to DSL.) DSL Internet service is transmitted over twisted copper telephone wires, and comes from service providers like Verizon High Speed Internet that own phone lines. The twisted and bundled copper construction of phone lines outputs lower performance than cable and significantly less than fiber.

For a detailed view of how broadband access changes around Colton, explore the map below. The average density of broadband availability is 1.69 companies covering each census block. This low level of competition leaves 45.93% of consumers with inadequate Internet coverage, or no coverage at all.

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 Colton, New York

Provider Speed Type Time To Download 1 GB
Spectrum 1,000 Mbps Cable 8s
Slic Network Solutions 100 Mbps Fiber 1m 21s
Viasat Internet 50 Mbps Satellite 2m 43s
HughesNet 25 Mbps Satellite 5m 27s

Summary of Internet Providers Availability in Colton, New York

  • Spectrum - Cable - 79.3% Availability in Colton - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • Slic Network Solutions - Fiber - 38.1% Availability in Colton - Speeds up to 100 Mbps
  • Viasat - Satellite - 100.0% Availability in Colton - Speeds up to 50 Mbps
  • HughesNet - Satellite - 100.0% Availability in Colton - Speeds up to 25 Mbps

Internet Provider Competition Map For Colton

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Colton is the 522nd most connected city in New York ahead of Potsdam, Tupper Lake, Harrisville, and Hermon, but behind Canton.

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

Approximately 3,000 people in St. Lawrence 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: 38% of people living in Colton 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 54% of Colton 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.

In St. Lawrence County, approximately 6,000 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 in Colton

Data collected by our researchers shows that some of the popular ISPs use data caps on residential broadband packages. Data caps are disliked since users see them as a strategy for limiting "cord cutting", while providers maintain that caps are a reasonable strategy as they struggle to manage heavy network congestion. Either way, the culprit is the same: over-the-top streaming, which easily consumes anywhere from one to seven Gigabytes per hour.

Summary Of Internet Providers In Colton

Provider Type Coverage Speed
Spectrum Cable 79.3%+ 1,000 Mbps
Slic Network Solutions Fiber 38.1%+ 100 Mbps
King Street Wireless Fixed Wireless 7.2%+ 1.0 Mbps
Viasat Internet Satellite 100% 50 Mbps
HughesNet Satellite 100% 25 Mbps
Spectrum Business Cable 100% 1,000 Mbps
Spectrum Business Fiber 2.7%+ 940 Mbps

Compare Colton to the 5 largest cities in the US

City Average Download Speed Number of Providers Average Cost per Mbps
Colton 22.6 Mbps 6 $0.99 ( + $0.00 )
New York 534.4 Mbps ( +511.8 Mbps ) 16 ( +10 ) $0.70 ( $0.00 )
Los Angeles 148.8 Mbps ( +126.2 Mbps ) 17 ( +11 ) $0.25 ( $0.00 )
Chicago 160.6 Mbps ( +138 Mbps ) 15 ( +9 ) $0.34 ( $0.00 )
Houston 169.5 Mbps ( +146.9 Mbps ) 23 ( +17 ) $0.27 ( $0.00 )
Philadelphia 162.1 Mbps ( +139.5 Mbps ) 8 ( +2 ) $0.36 ( $0.00 )

Customer Reviews of Internet Providers in Colton

Great Service

Had them since they started in 2013. Service has great reliability! its gone out maybe 2x over the course of last 5 years and it was out for just a few hours max. Customer service is great and friendly. Price is fair for the speeds you get. TV service is pricey as is the phone. Def. recommend if you can get it! Awesome service.