Internet Providers in West Babylon, NY

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Residential Internet Statistics for West Babylon, NY
Internet Providers: 7
Internet Plans: 11
Fastest Speed Available: 1,000 Mbps
Average Plan Price: $57.72

Internet Access in West Babylon, New York

Data on this page is calculated from the FCC's bi-annual broadband coverage reporting. We leverage direct provider coverage reports to validate that data down to the census block or lit address level. Pricing and plan data is collected by our data analysis division. Locally, we've analyzed and verified 272 bundled broadband plans in and near West Babylon. speed averages on this page are calculated from 41,482 local connections. They are meant for provider comparison purposes only.

Looking at network technology being used West Babylon, the most prevalent wired broadband Internet connection infrastructures are Fiber (99.49 percent coverage) and Cable (practically one hundred percent coverage). Regular cable TV corporations are the main source for cable Internet service, thanks to the fact that they can leverage their existing TV wires — which have already been built out to homes in the area — to connect subscribers to the Internet. Cable often makes sense for local residents due to the strong speeds in an attainable price range. Fiber infrastructure is composed of more modern fiber-optic lines, which are made of hair-like glass strands which deliver binary data as light. Not all "Fiber" connections reach the subscriber address, however. Some switch to to copper connections in the "last mile." As a result, some fiber connections might not offer "gigabit" speeds.

Optimum by Altice provides an alternative to the primary providers. They offer close to one hundred percent local availability and a maximum speed of 1,000 Mbps. Wired broadband isn't actually the only option for Internet access in West Babylon. For example, fixed wireless companies such as BarrierFree are able to achieve 0 Mbps over direct wireless technology. Outside of residential Internet, there are also 6 companies in West Babylon marketing enterprise and business/smb services such as T1 or custom fiber loops. The small business providers listed here include every provider with explicit business packages online, although some providers can connect both residential and business broadband.

Viasat Internet is the most widely available Internet provider for West Babylon residents. close to one hundred percent of the West Babylon area can get Internet service from them. HughesNet is also a common choice, with coverage in virtually one hundred percent of the area with predominantly Satellite service. HughesNet's fastest plan in West Babylon is 25 megabits per second download.

Click around in our custom maps on this page to see how Internet availability varies across parts of West Babylon at the census block level. As of this year, our data shows that the average census block has 4.46+ Internet companies.

  • There are 15 internet providers in West Babylon with 7 of those offering residential service
  • West Babylon is the 34th most connected city in New York ahead of North Babylon, Wyandanch, Lindenhurst, West Islip, and Babylon.
  • The fastest zip code in West Babylon for April 2021 is 11704. (see all below).

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Summary Of Fastest Internet Providers In West Babylon, New York

Provider Speed Type Time To Download 1 GB
Optimum by Altice 1,000 Mbps Fiber 8s
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 West Babylon, New York

  • Optimum by Altice - Cable - 99.5% Availability in West Babylon - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • Optimum by Altice - Fiber - 99.4% Availability in West Babylon - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • Viasat - Satellite - 100.0% Availability in West Babylon - Speeds up to 50 Mbps
  • HughesNet - Satellite - 100.0% Availability in West Babylon - Speeds up to 25 Mbps

Internet Provider Competition Map For West Babylon

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West Babylon is the 34th most connected city in New York ahead of North Babylon, Wyandanch, Lindenhurst, West Islip, and Babylon.

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.

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 West Babylon 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 West Babylon 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, 11704 is the zip code with the fastest average download speed in West Babylon.

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

In Suffolk County, approximately 17,000 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 and Video Streaming in West Babylon

Data collected by our researchers shows that many of the common ISPs currently place a limit on data use on home broadband connections. Data caps are a public issue because users view caps as a tactic for limiting "cord cutting". Providers maintain that they are a reasonable strategy as they struggle to manage heavy network traffic. Either way, the issue is streaming video, which can use 1–7GB/hour.

Summary Of Internet Providers In West Babylon

Provider Type Coverage Speed
Optimum by Altice Cable 99.5%+ 1,000 Mbps
Optimum by Altice Fiber 99.4%+ 1,000 Mbps
BarrierFree Fixed Wireless 61.6%+ 25 Mbps
Viasat Internet Satellite 100% 50 Mbps
HughesNet Satellite 100% 25 Mbps
BarrierFree Fixed Wireless 68.2%+ 20 Mbps
Optimum Business Fiber 100% 1,000 Mbps
Crown Castle Fiber Fiber 45.1%+ 1,000 Mbps
Verizon Business Copper 10.5%+ 1.5 Mbps
Altice Business Fiber 9.4%+ 10,000 Mbps
CenturyLink Business Copper 2.4%+ 1,000 Mbps
GTT Communications Copper 2.3%+ 1.5 Mbps

Compare West Babylon to the 5 largest cities in the US

City Average Download Speed Number of Providers Average Cost per Mbps
West Babylon 125.4 Mbps 7 $0.65 ( + $0.00 )
New York 415.4 Mbps ( +290 Mbps ) 15 ( +8 ) $0.54 ( $0.00 )
Los Angeles 118.9 Mbps ( -6.5 Mbps ) 17 ( +10 ) $0.23 ( $0.00 )
Chicago 116.2 Mbps ( -9.2 Mbps ) 15 ( +8 ) $0.26 ( $0.00 )
Houston 127.4 Mbps ( +2 Mbps ) 23 ( +16 ) $0.24 ( $0.00 )
Philadelphia 127.6 Mbps ( +2.2 Mbps ) 8 ( +1 ) $0.34 ( $0.00 )

Customer Reviews of Internet Providers in West Babylon

Constant pixelation

Service started very well years ago, but now I deal with continual pixelation on most channels every day. Multiple calls to customer service does nothing except us being told to turn the box on and off or blame our home wiring and splitters for a bad signal. We pay about $270 per month only to receive this type of service. I've tried the other company and they are no better. Pathetic. Unlike years ago, Fios could care less about the quality of the services they provide.