Internet Providers in New York City (NYC), New York

Residential Internet Statistics for New York, NY
Internet Service Providers: 14
Plans Start From: $14.99
Top Download Speed: 1 Gbps
Fastest Connection Type: Fiber

Top Internet Providers in New York, New York:

Showing 1 to 16 Providers

  • 1. Spectrum
    99.9% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *1 Gbps
    • Cable
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • Cable
    99.9% Available
  • 2. Verizon
    98.6% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *940 Mbps
    • Fiber
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • Fiber
    98.6% Available
  • 3. T-Mobile 5G Home Internet
    34.7% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *182 Mbps
    • 5G Internet
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • 5G Internet
    34.7% Available
  • 4. Viasat
    100% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *50 Mbps
    • Satellite
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • Satellite
    100% Available
  • 5. 5. HughesNet
    100% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *25 Mbps
    • Satellite
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • Satellite
    100% Available
  • 6. Xfinity
    0.1% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *1.2 Gbps
    • Cable
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • Cable
    0.1% Available
  • 7. 6. Starry Internet
    73.8% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *200 Mbps
    • Fiber
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • Fiber
    73.8% Available
  • 8. 7. BarrierFree
    59.8% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *25 Mbps
    • Fixed Wireless
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • Fixed Wireless
    59.8% Available
  • 9. 8. Astound Broadband Powered by RCN
    36.6% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *1 Gbps
    • Cable
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • Cable
    36.6% Available
  • 10. 9. Consolidated
    7.4% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *1 Gbps
    • Fiber
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • Fiber
    7.4% Available
  • 11. Windstream
    1.4% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *1 Gbps
    • Fixed Wireless
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • Fixed Wireless
    1.4% Available
  • 12. Honest Networks
    1.4% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *1 Gbps
    • Fiber
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • Fiber
    1.4% Available
  • 13. Smart Community Initiative
    0.4% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *100 Mbps
    • Fixed Wireless
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • Fixed Wireless
    0.4% Available
  • 14. Win Win Wireless
    0.1% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *6 Mbps
    • Fixed Wireless
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • Fixed Wireless
    0.1% Available
  • 15. Nuvisions
    0.1% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *10 Mbps
    • Cable
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • Cable
    0.1% Available
  • 16. Zenfi Networks
    0% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *1 Gbps
    • Fiber
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • Fiber
    0% Available
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Internet Service in New York, New York

East Side, West Side, all around the town: Wherever you are in New York City, you have options for high-speed internet. SpectrumⓇ is the city’s most ubiquitous provider, and its multiple franchise agreements with the city allow it to run a network that covers all five boroughs. Verizon’s citywide agreement allows it to compete virtually everywhere within the city limits, too. Depending on where you live, you may have other options besides the “big two.” Optimum by Altice competes with Spectrum in the Bronx and Brooklyn. Astound Broadband (formerly RCN) is available in certain parts of the city, particularly in midtown Manhattan, on the Upper East Side and Upper West Side, and in Western Queens neighborhoods like Astoria, Long Island City, and Woodside.

Fastest Internet Providers in New York City

Some internet connections are faster than others. The gold standard in internet connections right now is fiber-optic, which uses light traveling across filaments to send more information more quickly than other types of internet connection. In New York City, the big fiber provider you should know about is Verizon Fios, which serves much of the city with lightning-fast fiber internet. Of course, fiber isn’t everything: Some high-capacity cable providers, including RCN and Spectrum, also offer high-speed internet in NYC. As of this writing, those cable providers can reach speeds that match those of Verizon’s fiber network.

Remember, though, that New York City is a big city! You’ll want to check out the availability of high-speed internet providers in your specific borough or neighborhood before you make a choice. The data on this page reflects availability in Manhattan, but you can use our ZIP code tool to get a more precise answer for other boroughs and neighborhoods.

Frequently Asked Questions About the Internet in New York, New York

  • What is the best internet provider in New York City?

    Our top pick for internet in New York City is fiber provider Verizon Fios. Verizon Fios can match the top speeds of its more ubiquitous in-city rival cable provider Spectrum, and typically does so at a better price. Verizon Fios is our top pick, but we also recommend local favorite Astound Broadband (formerly RCN). The latter is not as widely available but often the most affordable option for New Yorkers who have access to it. Astound (RCN) New York City coverage is concentrated in Manhattan and Queens.

  • Which New York City internet provider is the cheapest?

    The cheapest internet-only plan in Manhattan is offered by Astound Broadband Powered by RCN. The plan costs $14.99/month. Naturally, New Yorkers should expect to pay more for higher speeds: Gigabit plans from Spectrum and Verizon Fios cost more than low-priced options from Astound Broadband and T-Mobile 5G Home Internet, but the increase in price comes with an increase in speed. Your cheapest option may change depending on your neighborhood. Budget favorites like Astound Broadband and Consolidated Communications are available only in some parts of the city, while residents in other areas may find that Verizon is their cheapest option. Since plan options vary by area, be sure to check out our coverage of the cheapest plans in Brooklyn, the Bronx, Staten Island, and Queens neighborhoods like Flushing.

  • Is T-Mobile Home Internet available in New York City?

    Yes, T-Mobile 5G Home Internet has launched in New York City. New Yorkers don’t have much use for older types of fixed wireless services, which are generally only options of last resort for people without access to wired alternatives. 5G technology, however, is changing that. T-Mobile’s service offers speeds of 33-182 Mbps, and its low prices make it a strong option, even in areas with plenty of broadband options.

  • Is Astound Broadband (Powered by RCN) a better deal than Spectrum?

    For some New Yorkers, choosing an internet plan will come down to two cable internet services: Spectrum and Astound Broadband Powered by RCN. Spectrum offers great speeds, but we’ve generally found that Astound Broadband plans offer a little more bang for the buck, particularly when it comes to internet-only plans. The other catch, as New Yorkers know, is that RCN is available only to a little more than one-third of the city. Others may have to choose between Spectrum and Verizon Fios instead.

  • Is there financial assistance for the internet in New York City?

    If you’re concerned about the price of the internet, New York City is a good place to be. New York state was one of the first states to pass a law requiring internet providers to offer affordable internet to low-income families. That law passed in 2021 as a part of then-Governor Andrew Cuomo’s 2021 Connectivity Agenda. In June 2021, ISPs in New York began offering 25 Mbps plans for as little as $15 a month. To check your eligibility, you’ll need to contact your chosen ISP directly.

    New York City is also full of convenient and free internet connectivity. You’ll find free Wi-Fi at your local branch of the New York Public Library, Brooklyn Library, or Queens Library systems. New York City also has a huge network of LinkNYC kiosks, which have replaced the city’s old public telephones and now make free Wi-Fi available in the streets and other city public spaces. Local groups like the Downtown Alliance also have free public Wi-Fi programs, and free Wi-Fi abounds in local cafes and coffee shops too.

Internet Provider Store Locations in New York

13,000 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.

New York is the 1st most connected city in New York ahead of Jersey City, Weehawken, Long Island City, Hoboken, and Union City.

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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.

Fiber Availability: 83% of people living in New York 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 99% of New York 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 New York County, approximately 2,000 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.

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