Internet Providers in Watkins Glen, NY

Residential Internet Statistics for Watkins Glen, NY
Internet Service Providers: 8
Plans Start From: $29.99
Top Download Speed: 1 Gbps
Fastest Connection Type: Fiber

Top Internet Providers in Watkins Glen, New York:

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  • 1. Spectrum
    70.7% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *1 Gbps
    • Cable
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • Cable
    70.7% Available
  • 2. Verizon
    82.1% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *15 Mbps
    • DSL
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • DSL
    82.1% Available
  • 3. Viasat
    100% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *50 Mbps
    • Satellite
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • Satellite
    100% Available
  • 4. HughesNet
    100% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *25 Mbps
    • Satellite
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • Satellite
    100% Available
  • 5. 5. T-Mobile 5G Home Internet
    23.5% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *182 Mbps
    • 5G Internet
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • 5G Internet
    23.5% Available
  • 6. 6. Frontier
    3.2% Available
    Call For Speed Availability: (855) 915-4111
    • DSL
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • DSL
    3.2% Available
  • 7. 7. Empire Access
    62.8% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *1 Gbps
    • Fiber
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • Fiber
    62.8% Available
  • 8. 8. NYSYS airAccess
    29.5% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *6 Mbps
    • Fixed Wireless
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • Fixed Wireless
    29.5% Available
  • 9. 9. Haefele Connect
    7.9% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *250 Mbps
    • Fiber
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • Fiber
    7.9% Available
  • 10. 10. Haefele Connect
    6.4% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *250 Mbps
    • Cable
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • Cable
    6.4% Available

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Internet Access in Watkins Glen, New York

There are 2.62 Internet providers per census block in Watkins Glen. This means that most addresses in Watkins Glen will have at least 2-3 options for Internet service, and can more easily change services if they are disappointed by a company.

Verizon 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 3 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 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 (82.09 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 284 broadband plans within Watkins Glen as of 2022.

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Summary Of Fastest Internet Providers In Watkins Glen, New York

Provider Speed Type Time To Download 1 GB Availability
Empire Access 1,000 Mbps Fiber 8s 62.8%
Spectrum 1,000 Mbps Cable 8s 70.7%
Haefele Connect 250 Mbps Fiber 32s 7.9%
Haefele Connect 250 Mbps Cable 32s 6.4%
Viasat Internet 50 Mbps Satellite 2m 43s 100.0%
HughesNet 25 Mbps Satellite 5m 27s 100.0%
T-Mobile 5G Home Internet 182 Mbps 5G Internet 45s 23.5%
Frontier Communications Call For Speed Availability DSL -- 3.2%
900 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.

Watkins Glen is the 420th most connected city in New York ahead of Newfield, Beaver Dams, and Dundee, but behind Burdett and Montour Falls.

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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 400 people in Schuyler 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: 70% of people living in Watkins Glen 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 78% of Watkins Glen 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 Schuyler County, approximately 1,000 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.

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Compare Watkins Glen to the 5 largest cities in the US

City Average Download Speed Number of Providers Average Cost per Mbps
Watkins Glen 126 Mbps 12 $0.85 ( + $0.00 )
New York 581.7 Mbps ( +455.7 Mbps ) 22 ( +10 ) $0.34 ( $0.00 )
Los Angeles 172.8 Mbps ( +46.8 Mbps ) 21 ( +9 ) $0.25 ( $0.00 )
Chicago 199.7 Mbps ( +73.7 Mbps ) 20 ( +8 ) $0.24 ( $0.00 )
Houston 202.2 Mbps ( +76.2 Mbps ) 27 ( +15 ) $0.25 ( $0.00 )
Philadelphia 196.5 Mbps ( +70.5 Mbps ) 11 ( -1 ) $0.39 ( $0.00 )