Internet Providers in Wantagh, NY

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Residential Internet Statistics for Wantagh, NY
Internet Providers: 5
Internet Plans: 8
Fastest Speed Available: 1,000 Mbps
Average Plan Price: $64.37

Internet Access in Wantagh, New York

Viasat Internet has the most coverage in Wantagh. HughesNet is also a common option.

The packages shown here are gathered individually through our data staff. The 37 Internet plans displayed above are the most relevant of 214 plans we've aggregated in Wantagh to date.

2 Internet options per block isn't a strong amount of broadband competition, but it's enough to drive price and speed competition in Wantagh neighborhoods where providers overlap. As you can see in the map below, Internet choice often changes from block to block.

Optimum by Altice and Verizon Fios can also provide coverage in Wantagh, with significant shared coverage areas in some streets.

In summary, Wantagh's broadband situation follows a similar pattern to other New York cities and towns: widespread coverage of cable and DSL, except that a majority of residences are stuck with only one company for subscribing to either type of service. [1] The cable/DSL pattern has a logical cause. Internet providers have their roots as television and landline telephone companies, and use these existing networks on telephone poles to deliver broadband services. Fiber is slowly growing as an alternative, and while not all "Fiber" plans are true "Fiber to the Home" connections, near one hundred percent of Wantagh has coverage by fiber that reaches to a box near the property line.

  • There are 11 internet providers in Wantagh with 5 of those offering residential service
  • Wantagh is the 232nd most connected city in New York ahead of Bellmore, Freeport, Seaford, and Merrick, but behind Massapequa.
  • The fastest zip code in Wantagh for April 2021 is 11793. (see all below).



Wantagh, NY

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Summary Of Fastest Internet Providers In Wantagh, New York

Provider Speed Type Time To Download 1 GB
Optimum by Altice 1,000 Mbps Cable 8s
Viasat Internet 50 Mbps Satellite 2m 43s
HughesNet 25 Mbps Satellite 5m 27s

Summary of Internet Providers Availability in Wantagh, New York

  • Optimum by Altice - Cable - 100.0% Availability in Wantagh - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • Viasat - Satellite - 100.0% Availability in Wantagh - Speeds up to 50 Mbps
  • HughesNet - Satellite - 100.0% Availability in Wantagh - Speeds up to 25 Mbps

Internet Provider Competition Map For Wantagh

Wantagh Internet Competition Map. Click for interactive map.
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Wantagh is the 232nd most connected city in New York ahead of Bellmore, Freeport, Seaford, and Merrick, but behind Massapequa.

The “Connected” metric is a citywide average based on FCC data showing the density of broadband options at the census block level.

Approximately 9,000 people in Nassau 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.

Fiber Availability: 100% of people living in Wantagh have residential fiber service available to them.

Fiber coverage data is sourced from FCC Form 477 filings and cross-validated through BroadbandNow with private datasets and direct provider reporting.

Approximately 100% of Wantagh 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.

As of this month, 11793 is the zip code with the fastest average download speed in Wantagh.

Zip-based speed averages are calculated from M-Labs consumer speed tests run by IP addresses in the area.

In Nassau 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 Cap Issues Around Wantagh

Data collected by our market researchers shows that some of the common providers in Wantagh currently use data caps for their residential Internet plans. Data caps are a public issue because users view them as a tactic for limiting "cord cutting". Providers maintain that caps are a necessary tool as they struggle to manage heavy network traffic. Either way, the culprit is the same: video streaming, which can use anywhere from one to seven Gigabytes per hour.

Summary Of Internet Providers In Wantagh

Provider Type Coverage Speed
Optimum by Altice Cable 100% 1,000 Mbps
Viasat Internet Satellite 100% 50 Mbps
HughesNet Satellite 100% 25 Mbps
Optimum Business Cable 100% 1,000 Mbps
Crown Castle Fiber Fiber 44.3%+ 1,000 Mbps
Altice Business Fiber 7.2%+ 10,000 Mbps
GTT Communications DSL 2.6%+ 6 Mbps

Compare Wantagh to the 5 largest cities in the US

City Average Download Speed Number of Providers Average Cost per Mbps
Wantagh 100.1 Mbps 5 $0.19 ( + $0.00 )
New York 415.4 Mbps ( +315.3 Mbps ) 16 ( +11 ) $0.21 ( + $0.00 )
Los Angeles 118.9 Mbps ( +18.8 Mbps ) 17 ( +12 ) $0.15 ( $0.00 )
Chicago 116.2 Mbps ( +16.1 Mbps ) 15 ( +10 ) $0.19 ( + $0.00 )
Houston 127.4 Mbps ( +27.3 Mbps ) 23 ( +18 ) $0.18 ( $0.00 )
Philadelphia 127.6 Mbps ( +27.5 Mbps ) 8 ( +3 ) $0.18 ( $0.00 )