Internet Access in Essex, New York
Consumers will find 11 Internet providers operating in Essex. There are 3 mobile Internet providers, and 6 offer wired or wireless residential broadband.
Keep in mind, since FCC coverage data is only collected twice a year and only published six months after, availability shown here may not be complete. Our process incorporates coverage data directly from some major ISPs to help reduce the delay.
Wireless Internet connections have some notable issues, making them far from preferable for broadband Internet access. Data caps present the biggest issue, although it's worth noting that fixed wireless data limits are often more comparable to those on wired DSL and cable service.
The average Essex customer has 2-3 Internet providers with service for their building. Competition is good. It tends to improve pricing. This choice isn't universal, however. even in 2021, a surprising 66.94 of the local population still has only one option for wired broadband access.
Viasat Internet is the most widespread Internet option overall. They have Internet coverage reaching virtually one hundred percent of Essex residents. HughesNet has availability for close to one hundred percent of the population. The fastest speed recorded for Viasat is 100 Mbps, while HughesNet advertised up to 25 Mbps. As a rule, any speed above 10 megabits per second is sufficient to stream SD video on WiFi. However, it may become an issue for multiple users or bandwidth-intensive applications such as Skype, cloud apps, and multiplayer gaming. Explore the availability map below to see how broadband coverage compares at the census block level in Essex.