Internet Providers in Hempstead, New York

Residential Internet Statistics for Hempstead, NY
Internet Service Providers: 3
Plans Start From: $34.99
Top Download Speed: 1 Gbps
Fastest Connection Type: Fiber

Top Internet Providers in Hempstead, New York:

Showing 1 to 5 Providers

  • 1. Optimum by Altice
    94.8% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *1 Gbps
    • Cable
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • Cable
    94.8% Available
  • 2. Verizon
    95% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *940 Mbps
    • Fiber
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • Fiber
    95% Available
  • 3. Viasat
    100% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *50 Mbps
    • Satellite
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • Satellite
    100% Available
  • 4. HughesNet
    100% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *25 Mbps
    • Satellite
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • Satellite
    100% Available
  • 5. 5. T-Mobile 5G Home Internet
    20.1% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *182 Mbps
    • 5G Internet
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • 5G Internet
    20.1% Available
  • 1. Optimum Business
    97.3% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *1 Gbps
    • Cable
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • Cable
    97.3% Available
  • 2. Verizon High Speed Internet
    82.2% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *15 Mbps
    • DSL
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • DSL
    82.2% Available
  • Windstream
    0.4% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *1 Gbps
    • Fiber
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • Fiber
    0.4% Available
  • 3. Crown Castle
    49.8% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *N/A
    • Fiber
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • Fiber
    49.8% Available
  • 5. 4. Lightpath
    10.5% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *N/A
    • Fiber
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • Fiber
    10.5% Available
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Internet Access in Hempstead, New York

Hempstead has 5 residential Internet Service Providers, or 13 when including business and mobile. There are 5 choices for wired Internet like DSL and cable.

Cable and DSL are the two main broadband technologies within the Hempstead area, frequently overlapping and generally competing with each other. Coaxial cable speed is generally better and more consistent, but the overall speeds of either type are similar and which is "best" frequently varies from block to block based on the network infrastructure in a given area.

Coverage from Viasat Internet and HughesNet, in general, will overlap. As a result, the decision between Viasat and HughesNet is a common one in Hempstead.

The plans displayed on this page are collected by hand by our data science team.

In summary, broadband access isn't perfect in Hempstead, but the average home still has at least 2-3 providers to choose from. Activate the interactive map below to understand which areas in Hempstead have broadband competition. For the time being, a relatively limited 3,000 Hempstead residents are limited to fewer than one providers for wired broadband.

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Summary Of Fastest Internet Providers In Hempstead, New York

Provider Speed Type Time To Download 1 GB Availability
Optimum by Altice 1,000 Mbps Cable 8s 94.8%
Viasat Internet 50 Mbps Satellite 2m 43s 100.0%
HughesNet 25 Mbps Satellite 5m 27s 100.0%
T-Mobile 5G Home Internet 182 Mbps 5G Internet 45s 20.1%

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3,000 People Only have access to 1 or fewer wired internet providers available at their address.

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This data is calculated from FCC datasets which providers are legally required to supply twice a year. We further validate this data for accuracy.

Hempstead is the 237th most connected city in New York ahead of Baldwin, but behind Uniondale, Garden City, Roosevelt, and West Hempstead.

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

Approximately 9,000 people in Nassau County don't have access to any wired internet.

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This statistic is drawn from the population in census blocks not served by at least one wired broadband provider.

Fiber Availability: 95% of people living in Hempstead have residential fiber service available to them.

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Fiber coverage data is sourced from FCC Form 477 filings and cross-validated through BroadbandNow with private datasets and direct provider reporting.

Approximately 95% of Hempstead residents are serviced by multiple wired providers.

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This coverage statistic is based on a mix of FCC and private provider reporting in the past two quarters.

In Nassau County, approximately 12,000 people do not have access to 25 Mbps wired broadband.

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25 Mbps download and 3 Mbps upload is the minimum speed for an Internet connection to be classified as “Broadband” by the FCC.

Map of ISPs in Hempstead

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Compare Hempstead to the 5 largest cities in the US

City Average Download Speed Number of Providers Average Cost per Mbps
Hempstead 258.2 Mbps 7 $0.68 ( + $0.00 )
New York 581.7 Mbps ( +323.5 Mbps ) 21 ( +14 ) $0.33 ( $0.00 )
Los Angeles 172.8 Mbps ( -85.4 Mbps ) 18 ( +11 ) $0.24 ( $0.00 )
Chicago 199.7 Mbps ( -58.5 Mbps ) 17 ( +10 ) $0.24 ( $0.00 )
Houston 202.2 Mbps ( -56 Mbps ) 24 ( +17 ) $0.24 ( $0.00 )
Philadelphia 196.5 Mbps ( -61.7 Mbps ) 10 ( +3 ) $0.37 ( $0.00 )