Internet Providers in Watkins Glen, NY
Enter your zip code to find internet options in your neighborhood.
Residential Internet Statistics for Watkins Glen, NY
|Fastest Speed Available:||1,000 Mbps|
|Average Plan Price:||$65.28|
Most Popular Residential Internet Providers in Watkins Glen, New York
Internet Access in Watkins Glen, New York
The average house in the Watkins Glen area can get service from 3-4 Internet providers In context, this is a lot of choice compared to other cities. Competition is correlated with lower pricing.
Verizon High Speed Internet is an second choice, serving Watkins Glen with a maximum speed of 15 Mbps. Wired Internet isn't the only choice for Internet access in Watkins Glen. For example, fixed wireless providers such as NYSYS airAccess can deliver 6 Mbps or more over direct wireless technology. There are 2 companies in Watkins Glen selling specialized enterprise-level technologies such as T1 or custom fiber loops. We list all providers with explicit business packages advertised on their site, although some offer both residential and business Internet.
Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) is the most widespread option in Watkins Glen. The company is available to near one hundred percent of Watkins Glen. HughesNet is the most common second option, providing near one hundred percent of local addresses with predominantly Satellite service. HughesNet's fastest plan for Watkins Glen is 25 Mbps.
Taking a look at network tech with significant infrastructure already built within the city, we see that the most common physical wire broadband Internet tech infrastructures are Cable (70.74 percent coverage) and DSL (82.77 percent coverage). Traditional cable TV companies are where customers look for cable Internet service, since they can leverage their pre-existing TV wires — which have already been built out to homes in the area — to connect subscribers to the Internet. Watkins Glen customers of cable ISPs like Spectrum often select it thanks to the combination of low prices for decent speeds. (At least, compared to DSL.) Phone companies usually offer DSL Internet service, because DSL sends Internet data via phone wires. DSL is the slowest of all major wired broadband technologies.
Internet access insights here and elsewhere on BroadbandNow are calculated from a mix of government data and privatized data we source from telecom industry sources, or via private third parties. Averaged statistics regarding speed and performance averages comes via M-Labs. The BroadbandNow market research team has hand-gathered package price and service data on 274 broadband plans within Watkins Glen as of 2021.
Internet Statistics 2021
12.4% of consumers in Watkins Glen500 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.
Are you a journalist or researcher writing about this topic?
Contact us and we'll connect you with a broadband market expert on our team who can provide insights and data to support your work.
Summary Of Fastest Internet Providers In Watkins Glen, New York
|Provider||Speed||Type||Time To Download 1 GB|
|Empire Access||1,000 Mbps||Fiber||8s|
|Haefele Connect||250 Mbps||Fiber and Cable||32s|
|Viasat Internet (formerly Exede)||50 Mbps||Satellite||2m 43s|
|HughesNet||25 Mbps||Satellite||5m 27s|
|Frontier Communications||115 Mbps||DSL||1m 11s|
Summary of Internet Providers Availability in Watkins Glen, New York
- Spectrum - 70.7% Availability in Watkins Glen - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
- Empire Access - 62.8% Availability in Watkins Glen - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
- Haefele Connect - 7.9% Availability in Watkins Glen - Speeds up to 250 Mbps
- Frontier - 2.6% Availability in Watkins Glen - Speeds up to 115 Mbps
- Viasat - 100.0% Availability in Watkins Glen - Speeds up to 50 Mbps
- HughesNet - 100.0% Availability in Watkins Glen - Speeds up to 25 Mbps
The “Connected” metric is a citywide average based on FCC data showing the density of broadband options at the census block level.
This statistic is drawn from the population in census blocks not served by at least one wired broadband provider.
Fiber coverage data is sourced from FCC Form 477 filings and cross-validated through BroadbandNow with private datasets and direct provider reporting.
This coverage statistic is based on a mix of FCC and private provider reporting in the past two quarters.
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 Watkins Glen
Data from our research team suggests that common providers in the area currently place a limit on streaming for their home Internet plans. Data caps are disliked since users view them as a strategy for limiting video streaming, while providers insist caps are a reasonable strategy as they struggle to manage network congestion. In either case, the culprit is streaming services, which easily consumes anywhere from one to seven Gigabytes per hour.
Summary Of Internet Providers In Watkins Glen
|Empire Access||Fiber||62.8%+||1,000 Mbps|
|NYSYS airAccess||Fixed Wireless||29.5%+||6 Mbps|
|Haefele Connect||Fiber and Cable||7.9%+||250 Mbps|
|Frontier Communications||DSL||2.6%+||115 Mbps|
|Viasat Internet (formerly Exede)||Satellite||100%||50 Mbps|
|Spectrum Business||Cable||54.5%+||940 Mbps|
|Empire Access||Fiber||45.3%+||1,000 Mbps|
|Haefele Connect||Cable and Fiber||17.3%+||250 Mbps|
|Frontier Business||DSL||16.3%+||115 Mbps|
Compare Watkins Glen to the 5 largest cities in the US
|City||Average Download Speed||Number of Providers||Average Cost per Mbps|
|Watkins Glen||100.3 Mbps||10||$0.69 ( + $0.00 )|
|New York||415.4 Mbps ( +315.1 Mbps )||15 ( +5 )||$0.45 ( $0.00 )|
|Los Angeles||118.9 Mbps ( +18.6 Mbps )||18 ( +8 )||$0.24 ( $0.00 )|
|Chicago||116.2 Mbps ( +15.9 Mbps )||15 ( +5 )||$0.28 ( $0.00 )|
|Houston||127.4 Mbps ( +27.1 Mbps )||21 ( +11 )||$0.25 ( $0.00 )|
|Philadelphia||127.6 Mbps ( +27.3 Mbps )||9 ( -1 )||$0.33 ( $0.00 )|