Internet Providers in Watkins Glen, New York

Most Popular Internet Providers in Watkins Glen, New York:

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  • 1. 1. Spectrum
    70.7% Available
    70.7%

    Available

    Speeds up to:
    1000 Mbps
    Download
    35 Mbps
    Upload
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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. Verizon High Speed Internet
    82.1% Available
    82.1%

    Available

    Speeds up to:
    15 Mbps
    Download
    1 Mbps
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    • DSL
    • Internet Plans: 2
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 0
    • Speed Range: 15-15mbps
    • Connection: DSL
    • Price Range: $40 - $74.99
    • Contracts: None - None required
  • 3. 3. Viasat
    100% Available
    100%

    Available

    Speeds up to:
    50 Mbps
    Download
    3 Mbps
    Upload
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    • Satellite
    • Internet Plans: 4
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 0
    • Speed Range: 12-50mbps
    • 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
    Download
    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
  • 5. 5. Frontier
    2.6% Available
    2.6%

    Available

    Call For Speed Availability
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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
  • 6. 6. Empire Access
    62.8% Available
    62.8%

    Available

    Speeds up to:
    1000 Mbps
    Download
    50 Mbps
    Upload
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    • Fiber
    • Internet Plans: 1
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 0
    • Speed Range: 250-1000mbps
    • Connection: Fiber
    • Installation: Free installation.
    • Price Range: $50 - $50
    • Contracts: 1 Year - 1 Year required
  • 7. 7. NYSYS airAccess
    29.5% Available
    29.5%

    Available

    Speeds up to:
    6 Mbps
    Download
  • 8. 8. Haefele Connect
    7.9% Available
    7.9%

    Available

    Speeds up to:
    250 Mbps
    Download
  • 9. 9. Haefele Connect
    6.4% Available
    6.4%

    Available

    Speeds up to:
    100 Mbps
    Download
    10 Mbps
    Upload
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    • Cable
    • Internet Plans: 5
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 0
    • Speed Range: 3-100mbps
    • Connection: Cable
    • Price Range: $35 - $110
  • 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
    Upload
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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
  • 3. 3. T-Mobile
    96.2% Available
    96.2%

    Available

    Speeds up to:
    0.768 Mbps
    Download
    0.2 Mbps
    Upload
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    • Deal
    • Mobile Broadband
    • Internet Plans: 3
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 0
    • Speed Range: 0-0.768mbps
    • Connection: Mobile Broadband
    • Price Range: $60 - $85
    Deal
    There are 3 active deals on select plans from this provider

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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 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 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 271 broadband plans within Watkins Glen as of 2021.

Internet Statistics 2021

900 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 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 100 Mbps Cable 1m 21s 6.4%
Viasat Internet 50 Mbps Satellite 2m 43s 100.0%
HughesNet 25 Mbps Satellite 5m 27s 100.0%
Frontier Communications Call For Speed Availability DSL 4m 33s 2.6%

Internet Provider Competition Map For Watkins Glen

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Watkins Glen is the 393rd most connected city in New York ahead of Newfield, Beaver Dams, and Dundee, but behind Montour Falls and Burdett.

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

Approximately 500 people in Schuyler 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: 70% of people living in Watkins Glen 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 78% of Watkins Glen 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 Schuyler County, approximately 1,000 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 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.

Compare Watkins Glen to the 5 largest cities in the US

City Average Download Speed Number of Providers Average Cost per Mbps
Watkins Glen 142.2 Mbps 9 $0.83 ( + $0.00 )
New York 534.4 Mbps ( +392.2 Mbps ) 17 ( +8 ) $0.48 ( $0.00 )
Los Angeles 148.8 Mbps ( +6.6 Mbps ) 17 ( +8 ) $0.28 ( $0.00 )
Chicago 160.6 Mbps ( +18.4 Mbps ) 15 ( +6 ) $0.32 ( $0.00 )
Houston 169.5 Mbps ( +27.3 Mbps ) 23 ( +14 ) $0.31 ( $0.00 )
Philadelphia 162.1 Mbps ( +19.9 Mbps ) 8 ( -1 ) $0.66 ( $0.00 )