Internet Providers in Sterling, New York

Most Popular Internet Providers in Sterling, New York:

Showing 1 to 4 Providers

  • 1. 1. Spectrum
    95.8% Available
    95.8%

    Available

    Speeds up to:
    1000 Mbps
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    35 Mbps
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    • Deal
    • 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
    89.4% Available
    89.4%

    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: $49.99 - $199.99
    • 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
  • 1. 1. Spectrum Business
    100% Available
    100%

    Available

    Speeds up to:
    1000 Mbps
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    35 Mbps
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    • Deal
    • Cable
    • Internet Plans: 3
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 0
    • Speed Range: 100-1000mbps
    • Connection: Cable
    • Price Range: $64.99 - $149.99
    • Contracts: None - None required
    Deal
    There are 1 active deals on select plans from this provider
  • 2. 2. Frontier Business
    96.2% Available
    96.2%

    Available

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    • DSL
    • Internet Plans: 3
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 0
    • Speed Range: 30-115mbps
    • Connection: DSL
    • Price Range: $49.99 - $59.99
    • Contracts: None - None required
  • 1. 1. AT&T Wireless
    100% Available
    100%

    Available

    Speeds up to:
    10 Mbps
    Download
    3 Mbps
    Upload
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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
    100% Available
    100%

    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 Sterling, New York

The average Sterling building has access to broadband service from 1.85 different companies.

Spectrum is an second choice, serving Sterling with a top speed of 940 Mbps.

The data listed here is primarily sourced from provider coverage reports, and is validated through private databases to provide more granular resources than governmental websites. Speed and pricing data is generated by manually collecting tens of thousands of data points annually. There are a total of 164 Internet plans in Sterling from 2014 to the present. There are 24 Internet deals currently marketed in the area.

Taking a look now at network technology offered across the Sterling area, we see that the most prevalent hardwired broadband tech options are Cable (95.80 percent coverage) and DSL (89.40 percent coverage). Cable Internet is marketed by cable television companies, leveraging existing TV network connections. [1] Local customers of cable providers like Spectrum generally select it because of the combination of low prices for workable speeds. (Compared to the alternatives, anyway.) DSL is delivered by phone lines, and is sold by providers like Frontier Communications that build or own copper phone lines. Compared to other copper-based networks, the twisted copper construction of telephone lines allows for a lower bandwidth ceiling than newer wire types such as cable and several times less than fiber.

According to the latest FCC data and direct provider reports, Viasat Internet and HughesNet are the largest providers in Sterling in terms of coverage area. As the interactive map below demonstrates, the more common providers often overlap in most neighborhoods around Sterling.

Internet Statistics 2021

200 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 Sterling, New York

Provider Speed Type Time To Download 1 GB Availability
Spectrum 1,000 Mbps Cable 8s 95.8%
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 89.4%

Internet Provider Competition Map For Sterling

Sterling Internet Competition Map. Click for interactive map.
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Sterling is the 1,073rd most connected city in New York ahead of Martville, Oswego, and Red Creek, but behind Hannibal and Wolcott.

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 Cayuga 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 87% of Sterling 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 Cayuga County, approximately 12,000 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.

Data Caps Around Sterling

Data from our researchers shows that many of the common providers in Sterling place a limit on data use for their home Internet connections. Data caps are a public issue lately since consumers see them as a strategy for limiting "cord cutting". Providers explain that caps are a reasonable strategy as they struggle to manage network congestion. Either way, the issue is the same: streaming services, which easily uses anywhere from one to seven Gigabytes per hour.