Internet Providers in Houghton, New York

Most Popular Internet Providers in Houghton, New York:

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  • 1. 1. Spectrum
    83.8% Available
    83.8%

    Available

    Speeds up to:
    1000 Mbps
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    35 Mbps
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    • Cable
    • Internet Plans: 3
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 6
    • Speed Range: 100-1000mbps
    • Connection: Cable
    • Price Range: $49.99 - $152.97
    • Contracts: None - None required
    Deal
    There are 6 active deals on select plans from this provider
  • 2. 2. Frontier
    91.3% Available
    91.3%

    Available

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    • DSL
    • Internet Plans: 1
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 0
    • Speed Range: 30-30mbps
    • Connection: DSL
    • Price Range: $49.99 - $49.99
    • Contracts: None - None required
  • 3. 3. Viasat
    100% Available
    100%

    Available

    Speeds up to:
    100 Mbps
    Download
    3 Mbps
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    • Satellite
    • Internet Plans: 4
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 0
    • Speed Range: 12-100mbps
    • Connection: Satellite
    • Price Range: $64.99 - $249.99
    • Contracts: 2 Years - 2 Years required
  • 4. 4. HughesNet
    100% Available
    100%

    Available

    Speeds up to:
    25 Mbps
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    3 Mbps
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    • Deal
    • Satellite
    • Internet Plans: 4
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 0
    • Speed Range: 25-25mbps
    • Connection: Satellite
    • Installation: Standard installation is free.
    • Price Range: $39.99 - $149.99
    • Contracts: 2 Years - 2 Years required
    Deal
    There are 4 active deals on select plans from this provider
  • 5. 5. Win Win Wireless
    33% Available
    33%

    Available

    Speeds up to:
    25 Mbps
    Download
  • 6. 6. Southern Tier Wireless
    12.7% Available
    12.7%

    Available

    Speeds up to:
    20 Mbps
    Download
    15 Mbps
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    • Fixed Wireless
    • Internet Plans: 4
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 0
    • Speed Range: 8-20mbps
    • Connection: Fixed Wireless
    • Installation: Includes installation and equipment.
    • Price Range: $35 - $75
    • Contracts: None - None required
  • 1. 1. AT&T Wireless
    100% Available
    100%

    Available

    Speeds up to:
    10 Mbps
    Download
    3 Mbps
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    • Mobile Broadband
    • Internet Plans: 2
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 0
    • Speed Range: 0-10mbps
    • Connection: Mobile Broadband
    • Price Range: $50 - $75
  • 2. 2. Verizon
    99.9% Available
    99.9%

    Available

    Speeds up to:
    10 Mbps
    Download
    3 Mbps
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    • Deal
    • Mobile Broadband
    • Internet Plans: 2
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 0
    • Speed Range: 0-10mbps
    • Connection: Mobile Broadband
    • Price Range: $55 - $65
    Deal
    There are 2 active deals on select plans from this provider

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Internet Access in Houghton, New York

Viasat Internet has the most coverage in Houghton. HughesNet is also widely available.

The average Houghton home has 2-3 providers with the ability to provide service for their address. This is a strong amount of market competition. It tends to improve pricing. This Internet access isn't distributed evenly, though. In fact, a surprising 18.29 of residents still have only one option for true broadband service.

Looking at the network technologies around Houghton, you essentially see two primary systems: cable (Spectrum, for example) and DSL (providers like Frontier Communications).

Keep in mind that since FCC data is only processed twice annually and only made public 6+ months after that, provider availability shown below might not include the most recent network upgrades or regional changes.

Outside of the Internet options detailed above, Frontier Communications provides a third choice for wired broadband in 91 percent of the Houghton area. Wireless providers such as Win Win Wireless and satellite Internet providers including are worth looking at. However, the main wired options are usually a better deal so far as performance and pricing.

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 Houghton, New York

Provider Speed Type Time To Download 1 GB Availability
Spectrum 1,000 Mbps Cable 8s 83.8%
Viasat Internet 100 Mbps Satellite 1m 21s 100.0%
HughesNet 25 Mbps Satellite 5m 27s 100.0%
Frontier Communications Call For Speed Availability DSL 4m 33s 91.3%

Internet Provider Competition Map For Houghton

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Houghton is the 1,329th most connected city in New York ahead of Bliss and Fillmore, but behind Freedom, Belfast, and Friendship.

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

Approximately 5,000 people in Allegany 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 82% of Houghton 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.

In Allegany County, approximately 10,000 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.

Internet for Education in Houghton

Economic development studies regularly highlight a large pattern between internet service availability and enhanced schooling. Internet access is essentially a requirement as universities like Houghton College in Houghton switch to online platforms to distribute coursework. Looking at 78 speed tests reported over the past year at addresses within 2 miles of Houghton College campus, performance averages are close to 53.09 Mbps — considerably higher than the minimum speeds needed for streaming video and interfacing with cloud or communication platforms.

Data Cap Issues Around Houghton

Data from our researchers suggests that many of the common providers in Houghton use data caps for their residential Internet packages. Data caps are controversial because consumers see them as a strategy to stop streaming. Providers insist they are a reasonable strategy for managing heavy network congestion. In either case, the problem is the same: streaming video, which can eat up 1–7GB/hr.

Compare Houghton to the 5 largest cities in the US

City Average Download Speed Number of Providers Average Cost per Mbps
Houghton 53.1 Mbps 6 $0.84 ( + $0.00 )
New York 534.4 Mbps ( +481.3 Mbps ) 17 ( +11 ) $0.48 ( $0.00 )
Los Angeles 148.8 Mbps ( +95.7 Mbps ) 17 ( +11 ) $0.28 ( $0.00 )
Chicago 160.6 Mbps ( +107.5 Mbps ) 15 ( +9 ) $0.32 ( $0.00 )
Houston 169.5 Mbps ( +116.4 Mbps ) 23 ( +17 ) $0.31 ( $0.00 )
Philadelphia 162.1 Mbps ( +109 Mbps ) 8 ( +2 ) $0.66 ( $0.00 )