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Internet Providers in Medford, New York
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Internet Access in Medford, New York
According to our most recent availabliity data, the Medford area has two widely available Internet options: Viasat Internet and HughesNet. Viasat is primarily a Satellite provider. Their network has speeds up to 35 Mbps and coverage in near one hundred percent of the local area. HughesNet offers Satellite, with coverage for close to one hundred percent of the area and advertise downstream speeds of 25 Mbps.
Cable and DSL are the main broadband network options in the Medford area. They are fighting for the same potential customers at most addresses and competing on service quality. Coaxial cable speed is usually better and more robust. That said, overall performance we've recorded with either network type are comparable and which is "best" frequently varies from block to block depending on the network infrastructure in that neighborhood.
2-3 Internet options for each block is a low amount of broadband competition, but it's enough to reduce pricing in neighborhoods with provider overlap. As you can see in the interactive map below, availability can vary from neighborhood.
Optimum by Altice and Verizon High Speed Internet also offer coverage in Medford, often competing for the same customers.
The coverage data here comes from FCC reported data. ISPs in Medford are required to submit deployment data biannually. By using direct relationships with ISPs, BroadbandNow is able to validate this data in comparison to privatized data reported by telecoms directly. The speed averages shown on this page are calculated based on real-world speed tests from Medford. Other data and statistics shown below are based on NTIA andnational Census archives. Looking at pricing and fees data, our research team has processed 320 Internet packages in Medford over recent years, with 42 active.
Internet Statistics 2021
3.5% of consumers in Medford1,000 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 Medford, New York
|Provider||Speed||Type||Time To Download 1 GB||Availability|
|Optimum by Altice||1,000 Mbps||Cable||8s||99.4%|
|Consolidated Communications (Formerly Fairpoint Communications)||50 Mbps||DSL||2m 43s||2.3%|
|Viasat Internet||50 Mbps||Satellite||2m 43s||100.0%|
|HughesNet||25 Mbps||Satellite||5m 27s||100.0%|
Internet Providers in Nearby Cities
Internet Provider Competition Map For Medford
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.
This coverage statistic is based on a mix of FCC and private provider reporting in the past two quarters.
Zip-based speed averages are calculated from M-Labs consumer speed tests run by IP addresses in the area.
25 Mbps download and 3 Mbps upload is the minimum speed for an Internet connection to be classified as “Broadband” by the FCC.
Compare Medford to the 5 largest cities in the US
|City||Average Download Speed||Number of Providers||Average Cost per Mbps|
|Medford||199 Mbps||7||$0.33 ( + $0.00 )|
|New York||534.4 Mbps ( +335.4 Mbps )||17 ( +10 )||$0.41 ( + $0.00 )|
|Los Angeles||148.8 Mbps ( -50.2 Mbps )||17 ( +10 )||$0.22 ( $0.00 )|
|Chicago||160.6 Mbps ( -38.4 Mbps )||15 ( +8 )||$0.25 ( $0.00 )|
|Houston||169.5 Mbps ( -29.5 Mbps )||23 ( +16 )||$0.24 ( $0.00 )|
|Philadelphia||162.1 Mbps ( -36.9 Mbps )||8 ( +1 )||$0.30 ( $0.00 )|