Internet Service Providers in Ghent, New York

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Residential Internet Statistics for Ghent, NY
Wired Internet Providers: 7
Average Speed Test Result: 31.33 Mbps
Top Advertised Speed: 1,000 Mbps
No Broadband Access: 4.62%

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 (formerly Exede) 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 ( 3.58 per census block), which is about normal compared to the US generally. Ghent is currently the 207th most-connected city in New York, measured by amount of broadband competition. Underserved blocks are relatively low, and only 200 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 12 internet providers in Ghent with 11 of those offering residential service
  • Ghent is the 207th most connected city in New York ahead of Valatie and Chatham, but behind Stuyvesant, Kinderhook, and Hudson.
  • The fastest zip code in Ghent for February 2021 is 12075. (see all below).

Internet Statistics 2021

200 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 Ghent, New York

Provider Speed Type Time To Download 1 GB
Consolidated Communications (Formerly Fairpoint Communications) 1,000 Mbps DSL, Fiber, and Cable 8s
Spectrum 940 Mbps Cable 8s
Mid-Hudson Cablevision 300 Mbps Cable 27s
Mid-Hudson Data 250 Mbps Fiber 32s
Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) 50 Mbps Satellite 2m 43s
HughesNet 25 Mbps Satellite 5m 27s

Summary of Internet Providers Availability in Ghent, New York

  • Consolidated - 82.4% Availability in Ghent - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • Mid-Hudson Cablevision - 18.3% Availability in Ghent - Speeds up to 300 Mbps
  • Mid-Hudson Data - 17.3% Availability in Ghent - Speeds up to 250 Mbps
  • Spectrum - 15.2% Availability in Ghent - Speeds up to 940 Mbps
  • Viasat - 100.0% Availability in Ghent - Speeds up to 50 Mbps
  • HughesNet - 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 207th most connected city in New York ahead of Valatie and Chatham, but behind Stuyvesant, Kinderhook, and Hudson.

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

Approximately 700 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 2,000 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, Fiber, and Cable 82.4%+ 1,000 Mbps
Mid-Hudson Data Fiber and Fixed Wireless 85.6%+ 250 Mbps
Mid-Hudson Cablevision Cable 18.3%+ 300 Mbps
Spectrum Cable 15.2%+ 940 Mbps
Hudson Valley Wireless Fixed Wireless 14.7%+ 100 Mbps
Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) Satellite 100% 50 Mbps
HughesNet Satellite 100% 25 Mbps
Consolidated Communications (Formerly Fairpoint Communications) Fiber and Cable 86.2%+ 1,000 Mbps
Hudson Valley Wireless Fixed Wireless 13.0%+ 100 Mbps
Spectrum Business Cable 21.3%+ 940 Mbps
Altice Business Fiber 13.1%+ 250 Mbps

Compare Ghent to the 5 largest cities in the US

City Average Download Speed Number of Providers Average Cost per Mbps
Ghent 31.3 Mbps 11 $0.73 ( + $0.00 )
New York 349.1 Mbps ( +317.8 Mbps ) 15 ( +4 ) $0.46 ( $0.00 )
Los Angeles 107.1 Mbps ( +75.8 Mbps ) 18 ( +7 ) $0.23 ( $0.00 )
Chicago 99.7 Mbps ( +68.4 Mbps ) 15 ( +4 ) $0.30 ( $0.00 )
Houston 111.7 Mbps ( +80.4 Mbps ) 21 ( +10 ) $0.24 ( $0.00 )
Philadelphia 115.3 Mbps ( +84 Mbps ) 9 ( -2 ) $0.34 ( $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.