Internet Providers in Grand Island, NY

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Residential Internet Statistics for Grand Island, NY
Internet Providers: 5
Internet Plans: 8
Fastest Speed Available: 1,000 Mbps
Average Plan Price: $74.99

Internet Access in Grand Island, New York

Currently, there are 5 providers in the Grand Island area offering home service, and a total of 13 including specialized smb, enterprise, and mobile providers such as Verizon Business and Transwave Communications Systems.

Considering network technology in use in the Grand Island area, the most prevalent hardwired broadband connection options are Cable (close to one hundred percent coverage) and DSL (98.39 percent coverage). TV corporations are the main source for cable home Internet, thanks to the fact that they can leverage pre-existing TV wires — which have already been built out to homes in the area — to connect customers to Internet service. Cable often makes sense for Grand Island residents due to the strong mix of speed and value. DSL service is transmitted via phone lines, and comes from companies such as Verizon High Speed Internet that own copper phone lines. Compared to other copper-based networks, the twisted and bundled copper makeup of phone lines has slightly less bandwidth than more modern techs like cable and several times less than fiber.

Spectrum is the most likely provider in Grand Island. near one hundred percent of Grand Island census blocks can get access to them. Viasat Internet is the most likely followup choice, providing virtually one hundred percent of the area with Satellite service. Viasat's fastest package in Grand Island is 100 Mbps.

The information listed here is sourced via provider coverage reports, and is confirmed with private databases and direct provider reporting to create more detailed listings than governmental websites. Information on speed and pricing of specific Internet plans is sourced through our research team, who gather thousands of plans each year.

On the whole, the amount of ISPs in Grand Island isn't strong (2 providers available per census block). 2 companies per address isn't much, but it's enough to drive competition on price and service quality, which is good for consumers in well-wired neighborhoods.

  • There are 12 internet providers in Grand Island with 5 of those offering residential service
  • Grand Island is the 672nd most connected city in New York behind Buffalo, Tonawanda, Niagara Falls, Sanborn, and North Tonawanda.
  • The fastest zip code in Grand Island for April 2021 is 14072. (see all below).

Internet Statistics 2021

300 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 Grand Island, New York

Provider Speed Type Time To Download 1 GB
Spectrum 1,000 Mbps Cable 8s
Viasat Internet 100 Mbps Satellite 1m 21s
Mohawk Networks 100 Mbps Fiber 1m 21s
HughesNet 25 Mbps Satellite 5m 27s

Summary of Internet Providers Availability in Grand Island, New York

  • Spectrum - Cable - 100.0% Availability in Grand Island - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • Mohawk Networks - Fiber - 1.8% Availability in Grand Island - Speeds up to 100 Mbps
  • Viasat - Satellite - 100.0% Availability in Grand Island - Speeds up to 100 Mbps
  • HughesNet - Satellite - 100.0% Availability in Grand Island - Speeds up to 25 Mbps

Internet Provider Competition Map For Grand Island

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Grand Island is the 672nd most connected city in New York behind Buffalo, Tonawanda, Niagara Falls, Sanborn, and North Tonawanda.

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

Approximately 200 people in Erie 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.

Approximately 98% of Grand Island 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, 14072 is the zip code with the fastest average download speed in Grand Island.

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

In Erie 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 Grand Island

Provider Type Coverage Speed
Spectrum Cable 100% 1,000 Mbps
Mohawk Networks Fiber 1.8%+ 100 Mbps
Viasat Internet Satellite 100% 100 Mbps
HughesNet Satellite 100% 25 Mbps
Spectrum Business Cable 100% 1,000 Mbps
Transwave Communications Systems Fixed Wireless 100% 50 Mbps
Verizon Business Copper 7.9%+ 1.5 Mbps
Spectrum Business Fiber 4.8%+ 940 Mbps
Mohawk Networks Fiber 0.8%+ 100 Mbps

Compare Grand Island to the 5 largest cities in the US

City Average Download Speed Number of Providers Average Cost per Mbps
Grand Island 208.9 Mbps 5 $0.97 ( + $0.00 )
New York 415.4 Mbps ( +206.5 Mbps ) 15 ( +10 ) $0.54 ( $0.00 )
Los Angeles 118.9 Mbps ( -90 Mbps ) 17 ( +12 ) $0.23 ( $0.00 )
Chicago 116.2 Mbps ( -92.7 Mbps ) 15 ( +10 ) $0.26 ( $0.00 )
Houston 127.4 Mbps ( -81.5 Mbps ) 23 ( +18 ) $0.24 ( $0.00 )
Philadelphia 127.6 Mbps ( -81.3 Mbps ) 8 ( +3 ) $0.34 ( $0.00 )