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Internet Providers in Montour Falls, New York
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Internet Access in Montour Falls, New York
There are 8 Internet service providers in the Montour Falls area with residential service, and a total of 14 including business and mobile providers like FirstLight. (Some might be "doubles", since many companies list residential and enterprise services under separate branches.)
When we're looking at network technology available within the area, the most frequently available hardwired broadband Internet tech varieties are Cable (82.51 percent coverage) and DSL (66.82 percent coverage). Cable internet connections are marketed by former television corporations, leveraging their existing coaxial cable TV networks. Montour Falls customers of cable providers such as Spectrum usually select cable due to the combination of low pricing for workable speeds. (At least, compared to DSL.) Telephone companies are the main source for DSL Internet, which makes technical sense because DSL transmits Internet data via telephone lines. As copper wires go, the twisted and bundled copper construction seen in telephone lines has slightly less bandwidth compared to more modern techs like cable and several times less than fiber.
Viasat Internet has the largest coverage area for Montour Falls residents. The company is accessible for close to one hundred percent of Montour Falls. HughesNet is the most common second option, providing practically one hundred percent of Montour Falls with Satellite service. HughesNet's fastest plan in Montour Falls is 25 megabits per second download.
The data on this page comes from FCC coverage reports. Data is cross-validated through privatized data sources to create more granular results than can be accessed through the FCC directly. Speeds and pricing data is sourced by manually collecting thousands of plans each year. There are 193 plans in Montour Falls since 2014, with 38 Internet plans currently available in the area.
In summary, the broadband market is far from perfect in Montour Falls. For the time being, a limited 200 Montour Falls locals are limited to fewer than one providers.
- There are 12 internet providers in Montour Falls with 8 of those offering residential service
- Montour Falls is the 127th most connected city in New York ahead of Burdett, Watkins Glen, Horseheads, Newfield, and Beaver Dams.
- The fastest zip code in Montour Falls for July 2021 is 14865. (see all below).
Internet Statistics 2021
8.3% of consumers in Montour Falls200 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 Montour Falls, New York
|Provider||Speed||Type||Time To Download 1 GB||Availability|
|Empire Access||1,000 Mbps||Fiber and DSL||8s||65.1%|
|Empire Telephone||1,000 Mbps||Fiber and DSL||8s||22.8%|
|Haefele Connect||100 Mbps||Cable||1m 21s||1.9%|
|Viasat Internet||50 Mbps||Satellite||2m 43s||100.0%|
|HughesNet||25 Mbps||Satellite||5m 27s||100.0%|
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.
Zip-based speed averages are calculated from M-Labs consumer speed tests run by IP addresses in the area.
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 Around Montour Falls
Data collected by our market researchers shows that popular providers use data caps for their residential Internet plans. Data caps are controversial since subscribers view caps as a strategy for limiting video streaming, while providers insist data caps are a reasonable strategy as they struggle to manage network traffic. Either way, the issue is the same: streaming video, which easily consumes 1–7GB per hour.
Compare Montour Falls to the 5 largest cities in the US
|City||Average Download Speed||Number of Providers||Average Cost per Mbps|
|Montour Falls||67.6 Mbps||10||$0.82 ( + $0.00 )|
|New York||534.4 Mbps ( +466.8 Mbps )||17 ( +7 )||$0.48 ( $0.00 )|
|Los Angeles||148.8 Mbps ( +81.2 Mbps )||17 ( +7 )||$0.28 ( $0.00 )|
|Chicago||160.6 Mbps ( +93 Mbps )||15 ( +5 )||$0.32 ( $0.00 )|
|Houston||169.5 Mbps ( +101.9 Mbps )||23 ( +13 )||$0.31 ( $0.00 )|
|Philadelphia||162.1 Mbps ( +94.5 Mbps )||8 ( -2 )||$0.66 ( $0.00 )|