Internet Providers in Rensselaer, NY

Residential Internet Statistics for Rensselaer, NY
Internet Service Providers: 6
Plans Start From: $29.99
Top Download Speed: 1 Gbps
Fastest Connection Type: Cable

Top Internet Providers in Rensselaer, New York:

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  • 1. Spectrum
    100% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *1 Gbps
    • Cable
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • Cable
    100% Available
  • 2. T-Mobile 5G Home Internet
    48.3% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *182 Mbps
    • 5G Internet
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • 5G Internet
    48.3% Available
  • 3. Verizon
    97.3% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *15 Mbps
    • DSL
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • DSL
    97.3% 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. 6. EarthLink 5G Home Internet
    48.3% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *100 Mbps
    • 5G Internet
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • 5G Internet
    48.3% Available
  • 7. 7. Hudson Valley Wireless
    100% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *200 Mbps
    • Fixed Wireless
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • Fixed Wireless
    100% Available
  • 8. Consolidated
    1.6% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *50 Mbps
    • DSL
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • DSL
    1.6% Available
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Internet Access in Rensselaer, New York

Rensselaer features a total of 8 Internet service providers (ISPs) with home service, and a total of 20 including smb, enterprise, and mobile providers such as CenturyLink Fiber Gigabit and Crown Castle Fiber.

The majority of Rensselaer households have 3 wired broadband providers available to them (3 per census block specifically). 2.45 percent of Rensselaer residents — 500 people in total — are limited to one or fewer options. Regardless of other services with local coverage, including wireless, DSL and cable broadband services usually provide the best price and data policies for home use.

Taking a look at network technology installed around the Rensselaer area, the most common physical wire broadband tech options are Cable (near one hundred percent coverage) and 5G Internet (48.25 percent coverage). Cable Internet is sold by cable TV companies, leveraging their existing coaxial cable TV networks. Cable often makes sense for local residents due to the strong mix of speed and value.

Spectrum is the most likely choice in Rensselaer. near one hundred percent of Rensselaer census blocks can get access to them. Viasat Internet is the most common followup choice, providing practically one hundred percent of Rensselaer with Satellite service. The fastest package we've found for Viasat for Rensselaer is 35 megabits per second.

The Internet coverage stats on the page below are drawn from a mix of government data and privatized datasets we source directly from providers or through private sources. Averaged statistics regarding speed averages is sourced primarily via M-Labs, which is a speed test utility integrated into our site as well as Google queries. Our in-house market research team has manually aggregated price and plan details for 299 Internet plans for Rensselaer to date.

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Summary Of Fastest Internet Providers In Rensselaer, New York

Provider Speed Type Time To Download 1 GB Availability
Spectrum 1,000 Mbps Cable 8s 100.0%
Consolidated Communications (Formerly Fairpoint Communications) 50 Mbps DSL 2m 43s 1.6%
Viasat Internet 50 Mbps Satellite 2m 43s 100.0%
T-Mobile 5G Home Internet 182 Mbps 5G Internet 45s 48.3%
HughesNet 25 Mbps Satellite 5m 27s 100.0%
EarthLink 5G Home Internet 100 Mbps 5G Internet 1m 21s 48.3%
500 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.

Rensselaer is the 204th most connected city in New York ahead of Delmar and East Greenbush, but behind Glenmont, Albany, and Watervliet.

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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 200 people in Rensselaer 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.

Approximately 98% of Rensselaer 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 Rensselaer County, approximately 300 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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Compare Rensselaer to the 5 largest cities in the US

City Average Download Speed Number of Providers Average Cost per Mbps
Rensselaer 91.5 Mbps 9 $0.72 ( + $0.00 )
New York 581.7 Mbps ( +490.2 Mbps ) 22 ( +13 ) $0.34 ( $0.00 )
Los Angeles 172.8 Mbps ( +81.3 Mbps ) 21 ( +12 ) $0.25 ( $0.00 )
Chicago 199.7 Mbps ( +108.2 Mbps ) 20 ( +11 ) $0.24 ( $0.00 )
Houston 202.2 Mbps ( +110.7 Mbps ) 27 ( +18 ) $0.25 ( $0.00 )
Philadelphia 196.5 Mbps ( +105 Mbps ) 11 ( +2 ) $0.39 ( $0.00 )