Internet Providers in Ghent, NY

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Residential Internet Statistics for Ghent, NY
Internet Providers: 11
Internet Plans: 18
Fastest Speed Available: 1,000 Mbps
Average Plan Price: $68.63

Internet Access in Ghent, New York

FCC Form 477 datasets are the backbone of Ghent availability data listed on this page. As of 2021, we've analyzed 1,923 rows of FCC and private data catalogues about Internet access in Ghent. Our download speed averages analysis comes from speed test data. Keep in mind that speed test-based datasets are a rough indicator of network performance. These averages are not meant to promise exact speeds available at addresses in Ghent.

DSL-based Internet from phone providers has strong coverage in comparison with other Internet services in Ghent because it relies on landline phone wires to send data — the line usually reaches the subscriber from utility poles outside, which continues to a modem attached to the phone outlet to enable your home Wifi.

Coverage from Viasat Internet and HughesNet, as a rule, will overlap. As residents might expect, the decision between Viasat and HughesNet is a common one in Ghent.

Consolidated Communications (Formerly Fairpoint Communications) and Verizon High Speed Internet also offer Internet service in Ghent, although our speed test results indicates that Consolidated might be faster.

To summarize, the majority of Ghent homes have 3-4 choices so far as home Internet ( 3.6 per census block), which is about normal compared to the US generally. Ghent is currently the 191st most-connected city in New York, measured by amount of broadband competition. Underserved blocks are relatively low, and only 100 are stuck with a single choice for broadband access. View the interactive map on the page below to see network data about Ghent, and see Internet availability stats at the census block level.

  • There are 13 internet providers in Ghent with 11 of those offering residential service
  • Ghent is the 191st most connected city in New York ahead of Valatie and Chatham, but behind Stuyvesant, Hudson, and Kinderhook.
  • The fastest zip code in Ghent for April 2021 is 12075. (see all below).

Internet Statistics 2021

100 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 Ghent, New York

Provider Speed Type Time To Download 1 GB
Consolidated Communications 1,000 Mbps Fiber 8s
Spectrum 1,000 Mbps Cable 8s
Mid-Hudson Cablevision 300 Mbps Cable 27s
Mid-Hudson Data 250 Mbps Fiber 32s
Consolidated Communications (Formerly Fairpoint Communications) 50 Mbps DSL 2m 43s
Consolidated Communications 100 Mbps Cable 1m 21s
Viasat Internet 50 Mbps Satellite 2m 43s
HughesNet 25 Mbps Satellite 5m 27s

Summary of Internet Providers Availability in Ghent, New York

  • Consolidated - DSL - 82.4% Availability in Ghent - Speeds up to 50 Mbps
  • Consolidated - Fiber - 69.3% Availability in Ghent - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • Mid-Hudson Cablevision - Cable - 20.4% Availability in Ghent - Speeds up to 300 Mbps
  • Mid-Hudson Data - Fiber - 17.3% Availability in Ghent - Speeds up to 250 Mbps
  • Spectrum - Cable - 15.2% Availability in Ghent - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • Consolidated - Cable - 3.3% Availability in Ghent - Speeds up to 100 Mbps
  • Viasat - Satellite - 100.0% Availability in Ghent - Speeds up to 50 Mbps
  • HughesNet - Satellite - 100.0% Availability in Ghent - Speeds up to 25 Mbps

Internet Provider Competition Map For Ghent

Ghent Internet Competition Map. Click for interactive map.
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Ghent is the 191st most connected city in New York ahead of Valatie and Chatham, but behind Stuyvesant, Hudson, and Kinderhook.

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

Approximately 400 people in Columbia 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: 82% of people living in Ghent 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 94% of Ghent 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, 12075 is the zip code with the fastest average download speed in Ghent.

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

In Columbia County, approximately 1,000 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.

Summary Of Internet Providers In Ghent

Provider Type Coverage Speed
Consolidated Communications (Formerly Fairpoint Communications) DSL 82.4%+ 50 Mbps
Mid-Hudson Data Fixed Wireless 85.6%+ 25 Mbps
Consolidated Communications Fiber 69.3%+ 1,000 Mbps
Mid-Hudson Cablevision Cable 20.4%+ 300 Mbps
Mid-Hudson Data Fiber 17.3%+ 250 Mbps
Spectrum Cable 15.2%+ 1,000 Mbps
Hudson Valley Wireless Fixed Wireless 14.7%+ 100 Mbps
Consolidated Communications Cable 3.3%+ 100 Mbps
Viasat Internet Satellite 100% 50 Mbps
HughesNet Satellite 100% 25 Mbps
Consolidated Communications (Formerly Fairpoint Communications) Fiber 86.2%+ 1,000 Mbps
Hudson Valley Wireless Fixed Wireless 13.0%+ 100 Mbps
Spectrum Business Cable 21.3%+ 1,000 Mbps
Altice Business Fiber 13.1%+ 250 Mbps
Crown Castle Fiber Fiber 10.2%+ 1,000 Mbps
Consolidated Communications (Formerly Fairpoint Communications) Cable 0.3%+ 100 Mbps

Compare Ghent to the 5 largest cities in the US

City Average Download Speed Number of Providers Average Cost per Mbps
Ghent 29.4 Mbps 11 $0.40 ( + $0.00 )
New York 415.4 Mbps ( +386 Mbps ) 16 ( +5 ) $0.21 ( $0.00 )
Los Angeles 118.9 Mbps ( +89.5 Mbps ) 17 ( +6 ) $0.15 ( $0.00 )
Chicago 116.2 Mbps ( +86.8 Mbps ) 15 ( +4 ) $0.19 ( $0.00 )
Houston 127.4 Mbps ( +98 Mbps ) 23 ( +12 ) $0.18 ( $0.00 )
Philadelphia 127.6 Mbps ( +98.2 Mbps ) 8 ( -3 ) $0.18 ( $0.00 )

Customer Reviews of Internet Providers in Ghent

Charter Spectrum Internet IS available in Ghent, NY

It’s been two months since the launch of Spectrum Internet and despite what New York State and some friends of mine might say, it is a great service. I remain cautiously optimistic since I’ve had it for only two months, but so far so good. Customer service lacks in knowledge of my specific area and so that is a problem. Otherwise, I’ve had yet to encounter any rudeness whatsoever. Overall, the service is reliable, fast, and so far it’s been worth the money.