Internet Providers in Farmingdale, NY

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Residential Internet Statistics for Farmingdale, NY
Internet Providers: 6
Internet Plans: 11
Fastest Speed Available: 1,000 Mbps
Average Plan Price: $57.72

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. Fiber availability is responsible for maintaining a robust weighted average speed in Farmingdale — 184.07 Mbps, according to aggregate public speed test results — which is currently 1.20 percent greater than the New York average.

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. [1] Our market research team has hand-gathered package price on 296 Internet offerings in the Farmingdale market as of 2021.

Internet Statistics 2021



Farmingdale, NY

600 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
Optimum by Altice 1,000 Mbps Cable 8s
Optimum by Altice 1,000 Mbps Fiber 8s
Viasat Internet 50 Mbps Satellite 2m 43s
HughesNet 25 Mbps Satellite 5m 27s

Summary of Internet Providers Availability in Farmingdale, New York

  • Optimum by Altice - Cable - 97.5% Availability in Farmingdale - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • Optimum by Altice - Fiber - 7.1% Availability in Farmingdale - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • Viasat - Satellite - 100.0% Availability in Farmingdale - Speeds up to 50 Mbps
  • HughesNet - Satellite - 100.0% Availability in Farmingdale - Speeds up to 25 Mbps

Internet Provider Competition Map For Farmingdale

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Farmingdale is the 9th most connected city in New York ahead of Old Bethpage, Bethpage, Wyandanch, Levittown, and Massapequa Park.

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

Approximately 9,000 people in Nassau 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: 98% of people living in Farmingdale 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 98% of Farmingdale 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, 11735 is the zip code with the fastest average download speed in Farmingdale.

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

In Nassau County, approximately 12,000 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.

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 60,712 speed tests recorded over the past year at addresses within two miles of Farmingdale State College campus, performance averages are close to 184.43 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.

Summary Of Internet Providers In Farmingdale

Provider Type Coverage Speed
Optimum by Altice Cable 97.5%+ 1,000 Mbps
Optimum by Altice Fiber 7.1%+ 1,000 Mbps
Viasat Internet Satellite 100% 50 Mbps
HughesNet Satellite 100% 25 Mbps
Optimum Business Cable 100% 1,000 Mbps
Crown Castle Fiber Fiber 58.0%+ 1,000 Mbps
Altice Business Fiber 35.3%+ 10,000 Mbps
Verizon Business Copper 28.6%+ 50 Mbps
GTT Communications Copper 19.8%+ 3.0 Mbps
Optimum Business Fiber 16.6%+ 1,000 Mbps
TPx Communications Copper 4.0%+ 1.5 Mbps
NetFortris Fiber 1.9%+ -- Mbps

Compare Farmingdale to the 5 largest cities in the US

City Average Download Speed Number of Providers Average Cost per Mbps
Farmingdale 184.1 Mbps 6 $0.19 ( + $0.00 )
New York 415.4 Mbps ( +231.3 Mbps ) 16 ( +10 ) $0.21 ( + $0.00 )
Los Angeles 118.9 Mbps ( -65.2 Mbps ) 17 ( +11 ) $0.15 ( $0.00 )
Chicago 116.2 Mbps ( -67.9 Mbps ) 15 ( +9 ) $0.19 ( + $0.00 )
Houston 127.4 Mbps ( -56.7 Mbps ) 23 ( +17 ) $0.18 ( $0.00 )
Philadelphia 127.6 Mbps ( -56.5 Mbps ) 8 ( +2 ) $0.18 ( $0.00 )