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Internet Providers in Goldens Bridge, New York
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Internet Access in Goldens Bridge, New York
Information below is calculated from the FCC's bi-annual coverage reporting. BroadbandNow leverages direct provider coverage reports to further validate the data. Plane and pricing information is hand-gathered manually through our data analysis team. We have found and verified 202 broadband plans in Goldens Bridge since 2014. Speed test data in the graph below is limited to 168 records as of 2022. This gives a snapshot of what some subscribers are getting in the area, but trends low since tests are usually run to diagnose home networking issues.
Verizon Fios as well as Optimum by Altice can also provide Internet service in Goldens Bridge, often competing for the same customers.
Coverage from Viasat Internet and HughesNet, as a rule, will overlap. As you might expect, the decision between Viasat and HughesNet is common.
2 providers per address may be a low level of choice compared to other areas, but it's enough to reduce pricing in Goldens Bridge blocks with provider overlap. As is clear in the interactive map below, choice often changes from neighborhood.
The takeaway here is that Goldens Bridge's broadband infrastructure conforms with a similar pattern to other US metro areas: wide coverage of bundled cable and DSL, but limited options since most houses are limited to a single provider for either type of service. This pattern is normal because Broadband service providers are former cable television and telephone corporations. So, they can use pre-existing copper networks for delivering broadband Internet service. Fiber is slowly growing as an alternative. While some plans marketed as "Fiber" services aren't actually "Fiber to the Home" connections, 98.51 percent of the area has coverage by fiber reaching to the street nearby.
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Summary Of Fastest Internet Providers In Goldens Bridge, New York
|Provider||Speed||Type||Time To Download 1 GB||Availability|
|Optimum by Altice||1,000 Mbps||Cable||8s||98.2%|
|Viasat Internet||50 Mbps||Satellite||2m 43s||100.0%|
|T-Mobile Home Internet||115 Mbps||Fixed Wireless||1m 11s||33.1%|
|HughesNet||25 Mbps||Satellite||5m 27s||100.0%|
|Ultra Home Internet||100 Mbps||Fixed Wireless||1m 21s||33.1%|
Internet Provider Competition Map For Goldens Bridge
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.
25 Mbps download and 3 Mbps upload is the minimum speed for an Internet connection to be classified as “Broadband” by the FCC.
Data Caps in Goldens Bridge
Data collected by our researchers suggests that common ISPs use data caps on residential broadband packages. Data caps are disliked since subscribers see them as a tactic for limiting streaming services. Providers insist that data caps are a necessary strategy for managing network traffic. In either case, the problem is streaming video, which can use anywhere from one to seven Gigabytes/hr.
Compare Goldens Bridge to the 5 largest cities in the US
|City||Average Download Speed||Number of Providers||Average Cost per Mbps|
|Goldens Bridge||173.8 Mbps||7||$0.34 ( + $0.00 )|
|New York||545.6 Mbps ( +371.8 Mbps )||21 ( +14 )||$0.31 ( $0.00 )|
|Los Angeles||161.3 Mbps ( -12.5 Mbps )||20 ( +13 )||$0.22 ( $0.00 )|
|Chicago||180.9 Mbps ( +7.1 Mbps )||19 ( +12 )||$0.22 ( $0.00 )|
|Houston||186.6 Mbps ( +12.8 Mbps )||26 ( +19 )||$0.20 ( $0.00 )|
|Philadelphia||179.1 Mbps ( +5.3 Mbps )||10 ( +3 )||$0.36 ( + $0.00 )|