Internet Providers in Stony Brook, NY

Residential Internet Statistics for Stony Brook, NY
Internet Service Providers: 5
Plans Start From: $34.99
Top Download Speed: 1 Gbps
Fastest Connection Type: Fiber

Top Internet Providers in Stony Brook, New York:

Showing 1 to 7 Providers

  • 1. Optimum by Altice
    83.9% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *1 Gbps
    • Cable
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • Cable
    83.9% Available
  • 2. T-Mobile 5G Home Internet
    51% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *182 Mbps
    • 5G Internet
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • 5G Internet
    51% Available
  • 3. Verizon
    59.5% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *940 Mbps
    • Fiber
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • Fiber
    59.5% 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
    51% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *100 Mbps
    • 5G Internet
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • 5G Internet
    51% Available
  • 7. 7. BarrierFree
    16.7% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *25 Mbps
    • Fixed Wireless
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • Fixed Wireless
    16.7% Available

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Internet Access in Stony Brook, New York

The Stony Brook area has two widely available Internet options: Viasat Internet and HughesNet. Viasat mostly offers Satellite service, with speeds up to 35 Mbps and coverage in practically one hundred percent of the local area. HughesNet mostly offers Satellite. Their Internet services have coverage in virtually one hundred percent of Stony Brook and advertised download speeds up to a maximum of 25 Mbps.

The Internet packages shown above are collected manually by our data analysis staff.

28.72 percent of the Stony Brook area is stuck with only one or zero options for broadband-level Internet service as of 2022. Accounting for all addresses in city limits, the average Internet user can find at least 2 providers available. Addresses that have more competition usually will find reduced pricing as providers will often upgrade service to earn subscribers.

As might be expected for a city of Stony Brook's relatively low level of broadband competitiveness, the average speeds recorded within city limits fall under the New York average. The current average speed for Stony Brook in the past twelve months is 100.75 Mbps.

While the main ISPs are HughesNet and Viasat, Optimum by Altice also serves Stony Brook with a top speed of 1,000 Mbps. Fixed wireless plans from brands such as BarrierFree connect their customers to 0 Mbps or more via wireless links. There are also 4 providers in Stony Brook with enterprise-level services like MPLS. See the map on this page to compare how many options residents have on a granular level, or our speed data to compare how Viasat compares with other local ISPs in speed tests.

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Summary Of Fastest Internet Providers In Stony Brook, New York

Provider Speed Type Time To Download 1 GB Availability
Optimum by Altice 1,000 Mbps Cable 8s 83.9%
Viasat Internet 50 Mbps Satellite 2m 43s 100.0%
T-Mobile 5G Home Internet 182 Mbps 5G Internet 45s 51.0%
HughesNet 25 Mbps Satellite 5m 27s 100.0%
EarthLink 5G Home Internet 100 Mbps 5G Internet 1m 21s 51.0%
6,000 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.

Stony Brook is the 275th most connected city in New York ahead of Saint James and Port Jefferson Station, but behind Lake Grove, East Setauket, and Centereach.

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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 10,000 people in Suffolk 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.

Fiber Availability: 46% of people living in Stony Brook 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 71% of Stony Brook 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 Suffolk County, approximately 17,000 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.

Map of ISPs in Stony Brook

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Compare Stony Brook to the 5 largest cities in the US

City Average Download Speed Number of Providers Average Cost per Mbps
Stony Brook 100.8 Mbps 9 $0.71 ( + $0.00 )
New York 581.7 Mbps ( +480.9 Mbps ) 22 ( +13 ) $0.34 ( $0.00 )
Los Angeles 172.8 Mbps ( +72 Mbps ) 21 ( +12 ) $0.25 ( $0.00 )
Chicago 199.7 Mbps ( +98.9 Mbps ) 20 ( +11 ) $0.24 ( $0.00 )
Houston 202.2 Mbps ( +101.4 Mbps ) 27 ( +18 ) $0.25 ( $0.00 )
Philadelphia 196.5 Mbps ( +95.7 Mbps ) 11 ( +2 ) $0.39 ( $0.00 )