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Internet Providers in Hector, New York
Residential Internet Statistics for Hector, NY
|Fastest Speed Available:||1,000 Mbps|
|Average Plan Price:||$70.28|
Most Popular Internet Providers in Hector, New York:
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Internet Access in Hector, New York
Information on this page is calculated from the FCC's bi-annual provider coverage reporting. We leverage direct reporting from providers to further validate the information. Plane and pricing information is gathered manually through our data team. We have collected and verified 94 bundled broadband plans in Hector in the past few years. Speed test data in the graph below is limited to 136 records as of 2021. 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.
cable and fiber are the biggest network options in the Hector area. Fiber Internet providers will usually reach a fiber cable the full distance to a subscriber location. In some areas the fiber line might switch over to a coax wireat a fiber terminal in the street outside. Cable, meanwhile, uses coaxial cable TV lines for the "last mile" stretch near subscribers, only using fiber-optic for data transit over long distances. 
Empire Telephone as well as Empire Access can also provide Internet service in Hector, often competing for the same customers.
Coverage from Viasat Internet and HughesNet, as a rule, will overlap. As residents might expect, the choice between Viasat and HughesNet is common.
View our maps on this page to see broadband provider competition across parts of Hector at the census block level. Our latest data suggests that the average census block has 3.53 or more serviceable Internet providers.
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Summary Of Fastest Internet Providers In Hector, New York
|Provider||Speed||Type||Time To Download 1 GB||Availability|
|Empire Telephone||1,000 Mbps||Fiber and DSL||8s||95.3%|
|Empire Access||1,000 Mbps||Fiber and DSL||8s||72.6%|
|Ontario & Trumansburg Telephone Companies||1,000 Mbps||DSL and Fiber||8s||4.2%|
|Haefele Connect||100 Mbps||Cable||1m 21s||67.3%|
|Viasat Internet||50 Mbps||Satellite||2m 43s||100.0%|
|HughesNet||25 Mbps||Satellite||5m 27s||100.0%|
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 Hector
Data collected by our researchers suggests that common ISPs use data caps on residential broadband plans. Data caps are disliked since subscribers see them as a tactic for limiting video streaming, while providers maintain caps are a reasonable strategy for managing network congestion. Either way, the problem is the same: over-the-top streaming, which easily uses anywhere from one to seven Gigabytes/hr.
Compare Hector to the 5 largest cities in the US
|City||Average Download Speed||Number of Providers||Average Cost per Mbps|
|Hector||7.8 Mbps||10||$0.98 ( + $0.00 )|
|New York||534.4 Mbps ( +526.6 Mbps )||17 ( +7 )||$0.89 ( $0.00 )|
|Los Angeles||148.8 Mbps ( +141 Mbps )||17 ( +7 )||$0.23 ( $0.00 )|
|Chicago||160.6 Mbps ( +152.8 Mbps )||15 ( +5 )||$0.26 ( $0.00 )|
|Houston||169.5 Mbps ( +161.7 Mbps )||23 ( +13 )||$0.25 ( $0.00 )|
|Philadelphia||162.1 Mbps ( +154.3 Mbps )||8 ( -2 )||$0.38 ( $0.00 )|