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Internet Providers in Farmingdale, New York
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Internet Access in Farmingdale, New York
The average house in Farmingdale is serviceable by 3 Internet providers This is a good amount of competition compared to other cities. Robust competition of more than two broadband providers in a city often results in lower regional pricing.
In regards to Internet service options, Fiber, cable, and DSL have strong coverage in the Farmingdale area. Fiber-based service is generally the better option, and offers 97.97 percent coverage around the area.
Coverage from the biggest providers, Viasat Internet and HughesNet, in most cases, will overlap. As a result, the choice between Viasat and HughesNet is common.
Verizon Fios as well as Optimum by Altice also provide coverage in Farmingdale, with shared coverage areas in some streets.
Internet coverage insights here and elsewhere on BroadbandNow are drawn from public government data and privatized data we collect directly from telecom industry sources or through unlisted third parties. Statistics about speed and performance data is sourced from M-Labs.  Our market research team has hand-gathered package price on 308 Internet offerings in the Farmingdale market as of 2021.
- There are 17 internet providers in Farmingdale with 6 of those offering residential service
- Farmingdale is the 9th most connected city in New York ahead of Old Bethpage, Bethpage, Wyandanch, Levittown, and Massapequa Park.
- Explore internet access for communities within Farmingdale: South Farmingdale
- The fastest zip code in Farmingdale for July 2021 is 11735. (see all below).
Internet Statistics 2021
2.1% of consumers in Farmingdale600 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 Farmingdale, New York
|Provider||Speed||Type||Time To Download 1 GB||Availability|
|Optimum by Altice||1,000 Mbps||Cable||8s||97.5%|
|Optimum by Altice||1,000 Mbps||Fiber||8s||7.1%|
|Viasat Internet||50 Mbps||Satellite||2m 43s||100.0%|
|HughesNet||25 Mbps||Satellite||5m 27s||100.0%|
Internet Providers in Nearby Cities
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.
Zip-based speed averages are calculated from M-Labs consumer speed tests run by IP addresses in the area.
25 Mbps download and 3 Mbps upload is the minimum speed for an Internet connection to be classified as “Broadband” by the FCC.
Internet Service for Education in Farmingdale
Economic development reports regularly highlight a strong correlation between internet access and improved schooling. Internet access is increasingly essential as colleges like Farmingdale State College in Farmingdale move web-based systems to distribute coursework. Fortunately for people living close to campus, fiber has high availability with a 94.87 percent reported coverage in the zip around Farmingdale State College. Fiber has wide availability with a 94.87% footprint in the zip. Looking at 38,182 speed tests recorded over the past year at addresses within two miles of Farmingdale State College campus, performance averages are close to 219.5 Mbps — considerably above the lowest connection speed needed for viewing video and interfacing with hosted or communication platforms.
Data Caps and Cord Cutting Around Farmingdale
Data from our market researchers shows that common ISPs in Farmingdale currently use data caps on residential Internet plans. Data caps are a public issue because subscribers see them as a tactic for limiting streaming. Providers maintain that caps are a reasonable strategy as they struggle to manage heavy network traffic. Either way, the culprit is streaming services, which can use anywhere from one to seven Gigabytes per hour.
Internet access in Farmingdale neighborhoods
To date, we have aggregated data on Broadband access for these neighborhoods in Farmingdale: South Farmingdale.
Compare Farmingdale to the 5 largest cities in the US
|City||Average Download Speed||Number of Providers||Average Cost per Mbps|
|Farmingdale||219.3 Mbps||6||$0.21 ( + $0.00 )|
|New York||534.4 Mbps ( +315.1 Mbps )||17 ( +11 )||$0.18 ( $0.00 )|
|Los Angeles||148.8 Mbps ( -70.5 Mbps )||17 ( +11 )||$0.16 ( $0.00 )|
|Chicago||160.6 Mbps ( -58.7 Mbps )||15 ( +9 )||$0.20 ( $0.00 )|
|Houston||169.5 Mbps ( -49.8 Mbps )||23 ( +17 )||$0.18 ( $0.00 )|
|Philadelphia||162.1 Mbps ( -57.2 Mbps )||8 ( +2 )||$0.19 ( $0.00 )|