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Internet Providers in Lancaster, New York
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Internet Access in Lancaster, New York
Lancaster offers 8 residential Internet providers, and 16 if you include business and mobile service. Consumers have access to 8 choices for wired broadband such as DSL or cable.
2 providers per block is a low amount of choice, but it's enough to improve performance and pricing in Lancaster neighborhoods where providers overlap. As is evident in the interactive map below, availability often changes depending on area.
Coverage from the most common companies, Spectrum and Viasat Internet, in most cases, will overlap. As residents might expect, the choice between Spectrum and Viasat is common.
The plans listed here are manually collected through our research division.
In summary, Lancaster's Internet infrastructure follows a pattern seen in many New York communities: wide coverage for bundled cable and DSL, with the caveat that most houses are limited to one company for subscribing to either service. This pattern comes from the fact that Broadband Internet providers were started pre-Internet as cable television and telephone corporations. So, they use these conveniently pre-built wired networks for delivering their Internet bundles.
Internet Statistics 2022
0.7% of consumers in Lancaster200 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 Lancaster, New York
|Provider||Speed||Type||Time To Download 1 GB||Availability|
|Viasat Internet||100 Mbps||Satellite||1m 21s||100.0%|
|T-Mobile Home Internet||115 Mbps||Fixed Wireless||1m 11s||48.0%|
|HughesNet||25 Mbps||Satellite||5m 27s||100.0%|
|Ultra Home Internet||100 Mbps||Fixed Wireless||1m 21s||48.0%|
|Consolidated Communications (Formerly Fairpoint Communications)||25 Mbps||DSL||5m 27s||1.6%|
Internet Providers in Nearby Cities
Internet Provider Competition Map For Lancaster
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.
Compare Lancaster to the 5 largest cities in the US
|City||Average Download Speed||Number of Providers||Average Cost per Mbps|
|Lancaster||107.9 Mbps||8||$0.55 ( + $0.00 )|
|New York||545.6 Mbps ( +437.7 Mbps )||21 ( +13 )||$0.31 ( $0.00 )|
|Los Angeles||161.3 Mbps ( +53.4 Mbps )||20 ( +12 )||$0.32 ( $0.00 )|
|Chicago||180.9 Mbps ( +73 Mbps )||19 ( +11 )||$0.25 ( $0.00 )|
|Houston||186.6 Mbps ( +78.7 Mbps )||26 ( +18 )||$0.23 ( $0.00 )|
|Philadelphia||179.1 Mbps ( +71.2 Mbps )||10 ( +2 )||$0.36 ( $0.00 )|