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Best Internet Providers in Buffalo, NY

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Internet Providers Overview for Buffalo, NY
Total Internet Providers 11
Download Speeds Up To 1 Gbps
Cheapest Monthly Plan $40.00
Fiber Coverage 59%
Fastest Provider Spectrum

Top 8 Internet Service Providers in Buffalo, NY

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1. Spectrum

95.6% Available
Download speeds up to:
1 Gbps Cable
Prices Starting At 49.99/mo *
95.6% Available
Click here to see Spectrum's coverage map for Buffalo, NY

Spectrum Internet Availability By Type

Cable Download speeds up to 1000 Mbps
Estimated coverage percentage by connection type based on total population served

Spectrum Deals for July 2024

Deal Includes Download speeds up to Monthly Price
Spectrum Internet® Internet 300 Mbps $49.99
Spectrum Internet® Ultra Internet 500 Mbps $69.99
Spectrum Internet® Gig Internet 1000 Mbps $79.99
Spectrum Internet® + TV Select Signature Internet 300 Mbps $114.98
Spectrum Internet® + TV Select Signature + Voice Internet 300 Mbps $129.97
Call To Order Spectrum Service 855-959-3083

2. EarthLink

47% Available
Download speeds up to:
940 Mbps Fiber
Prices Starting At 54.95/mo
47% Available

EarthLink Internet Availability By Type

Fiber Download speeds up to 5000 Mbps
Estimated coverage percentage by connection type based on total population served

EarthLink Deals for July 2024

Deal Includes Download speeds up to Monthly Price
N/A $54.95
Call To Order EarthLink Service 866-671-3918

3. Verizon

47% Available
Download speeds up to:
940 Mbps Fiber
Prices Starting At 49.99/mo
47% Available

Verizon Internet Availability By Type

Fiber Download speeds up to 2000 Mbps
Estimated coverage percentage by connection type based on total population served

Verizon Deals for July 2024

Deal Includes Download speeds up to Monthly Price
Fios 300 Mbps Internet 300 Mbps $49.99
Fios 500 Mbps Internet 500 Mbps $69.99
Fios 1 Gig Internet 940 Mbps $89.99
Fios 2 Gig Internet 2000 Mbps $109.99
Fios Gigabit Connection + Fios TV Test Drive Internet 940 Mbps $218.99
Call To Order Verizon Service 866-498-5878

4. Viasat

100% Available
Download speeds up to:
150 Mbps Satellite
Prices Starting At 99.99/mo
100% Available

Viasat Internet Availability By Type

Satellite Download speeds up to 150 Mbps
Estimated coverage percentage by connection type based on total population served

Viasat Deals for July 2024

Deal Includes Download speeds up to Monthly Price
Viasat Unleashed Internet 150 Mbps $99.99
Call To Order Viasat Service 844-983-3105

5. HughesNet

100% Available
Download speeds up to:
100 Mbps Satellite
Prices Starting At 49.99/mo
100% Available

HughesNet Internet Availability By Type

Satellite Download speeds up to 100 Mbps
Estimated coverage percentage by connection type based on total population served

HughesNet Deals for July 2024

Deal Includes Download speeds up to Monthly Price
Select Internet 50 Mbps $49.99
Elite Internet 100 Mbps $64.99
Fusion Internet 100 Mbps $94.99
Call To Order HughesNet Service 855-958-4319

6. Starlink

100% Available
Download speeds from:
50 - 220 Mbps Satellite
Prices Starting At 120.00/mo
100% Available
Click here to see Starlink's coverage map for Buffalo, NY

Starlink Internet Availability By Type

Satellite Download speeds up to 220 Mbps
Estimated coverage percentage by connection type based on total population served

Starlink Deals for July 2024

Deal Includes Download speeds up to Monthly Price
STANDARD Internet 150 Mbps $120.00
MOBILE - REGIONAL Internet 50 Mbps $150.00 *
*Unlimited Mobile Data Inland | Best for RVs, nomads, and campers.
MOBILE - GLOBAL Internet 50 Mbps $200.00 *
*Unlimited Mobile Data Inland | Best for RVs, nomads, and campers
MOBILE PRIORITY - 50GB Internet 220 Mbps $250.00 *
*Unlimited Mobile Global Data Inland | Best for maritime, emergency response, and mobile businesses
MOBILE PRIORITY - 5TB Internet 220 Mbps $5,000.00 *
*Unlimited Mobile Global Data Inland | Best for maritime, emergency response, and mobile businesses

7. Verizon

21.9% Available
Download speeds up to:
300 Mbps 5G Internet
Prices Starting At 50.00/mo
21.9% Available
Click here to see Verizon's coverage map for Buffalo, NY

Verizon Internet Availability By Type

5G Internet Download speeds up to 300 Mbps
  • 90%
Estimated coverage percentage by connection type based on total population served

Verizon Deals for July 2024

Deal Includes Download speeds up to Monthly Price
5G Home Internet 100 Mbps $50.00
5G Home Plus Internet 300 Mbps $70.00
Call To Order Verizon Service 866-498-5878

8. Always ON

41.2% Available
Download speeds from:
25 - 150 Mbps Fixed Wireless
41.2% Available

Always ON Internet Availability By Type

Fixed Wireless
Estimated coverage percentage by connection type based on total population served

Buffalo Internet Resources for Low-Income Families

Equal access to the internet for all is an increasingly important issue in the U.S., especially in light of the increased need for internet access at work and in school. Many families in the Buffalo area don’t have adequate access to internet service, leaving them and their children unable to work successfully or engage in remote learning effectively. We compiled the following list of internet resources to help families with limited or no internet access bridge the digital divide in Buffalo:

Discounted Distance Learning Devices in Buffalo

  • Mission - Ignite: Mission Ignite has been providing refurbished computers in the Buffalo area since 1997 to help bridge the digital divide. The organization also offers STEM training in the city and its surrounding areas.
  • SUNY Laptop Loan Program: The State University of New York provides the University of Buffalo with HP laptops in a loan program. Eligible college-age students can borrow these devices after applying.
  • Buffalo Public Schools: A community schools initiative undertaken by the Buffalo Public School System distributes both devices and Wi-Fi hotspots to students throughout the Buffalo area. Signing up is as simple as sending an email.

If you don’t have the time, opportunity or resources to access one of these machines, there are also small business throughout Buffalo that recycle and refurbish machines for sale at discounted rates. Here are a couple of those local businesses:

Remote Learning Programs and Virtual Child Care Centers in Buffalo

Childcare is one of the most demanding household costs for low-income families in Buffalo. When families need to work at home, the stress of working and keeping children occupied can create many distractions and complications. The following organizations in Buffalo offer families some free and discounted ways to make sure that children stay engaged and entertained during working hours:

  • Say Yes to Education - Buffalo: Say Yes to Education operates free remote learning centers for children throughout the Buffalo area. They offer services at no cost for families at or below the New York state median income.
  • JCC Buffalo: JCC Buffalo hosts virtual classes and after-school care for children in the Buffalo area. Families also have the option of adding on a full-day distance learning component to JCC’s standard aftercare.
  • Mary's Little Lambs: Mary's Little Lambs offers top-rated childcare through virtual programs for kids ranging from 6 weeks old to 12 years old. This organization will waive a substantial portion of the cost if you meet Erie County’s Day Care Eligibility Guidelines.
  • The Warrior Factory: Thee Warrior Factory in Buffalo offers an online program, The Warrior University, which includes study time and school sessions, as well as structured play, including Ninja and Open play sessions.
  • Buffalo County Library: The Buffalo County library maintains a list of learning resources for Buffalo students in grades K through 6 who are homeschooled. The information is organized by grade and subject and includes many free resources and databases.

Free Wireless Internet Access in Buffalo

Many convention centers and public spaces also offer free public Wi-Fi in Buffalo. In addition to internet access available at various private businesses around the city, citizens of Buffalo can also access free Wi-Fi at the following public locations:

  • Central Library — 1 Lafayette Square — Utilize the network name “BECPL2” and the password “librarywifi” to gain access here.
  • Buffalo Niagara Convention Center — 153 Franklin St. — “BNCC” is the network name here.
  • KeyBank Center — 1 Seymour H. Knox III Plaza — Find this network under the “sabres guest Wifi” name
  • Grant Street Community Center — 271 Grand Street
  • Elaine M. Panty Branch Library — 820 Tonawanda Street

If you would like to access a broader list of public Wi-Fi spots in the Buffalo area, use our free Wi-Fi map below. This map includes details on the type of location involved and all the address details you need to locate these hotspots:

Free Wireless Internet Access in Buffalo, NY

Hotspot
3650 Millersport Highway
Getzville, NY 14228
Hotspot
200 Red Tail
Orchard Park, NY 14218
Hotspot
465 Main St
Buffalo, NY 14203
Hotspot
2001 Main Street
Buffalo, NY 14208
Hotspot
65 Niagara Square
Buffalo, NY 14202
Hotspot
65 Niagara Square
Buffalo, NY 14202
Hotspot
714 Ridge Road
Lackawanna, NY 14218
Hotspot
95 Franklin St
Buffalo, NY 14202
Hotspot
320 Porter Avenue
Buffalo, NY 14213
Hotspot
4380 Main Street
Amherst, NY 14226

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Internet Provider Store Locations in Buffalo

Fastest Buffalo Internet Providers

Connection Type

Internet Providers

Download Speeds Up To

Upload Speeds Up To

Availability

Fiber
(Covering 59% of Buffalo)

Verizon Fios

940 Mbps

880 Mbps

47%

Greenlight Networks

5 Gbps

5 Gbps

8.3%

Cable
(Covering 96.5% of Buffalo)

Spectrum

1 Gbps

35 Mbps

95.6%

DSL
(Covering 6.9% of Buffalo)

Verizon High Speed Internet

10 Mbps

1 Mbps

6.6%

Fixed Wireless
(Covering 44.7% of Buffalo)

Verizon 5G Home Internet

300 Mbps

10 Mbps

21.9%

GoNetspeed

2 Gbps

2 Gbps

9.1%

Satellite
(Covering 100% of Buffalo)

Viasat Internet

150 Mbps

3 Mbps

100%

Hughesnet

100 Mbps

3 Mbps

100%

Compare Internet Providers in Nearby Cities:

Bowmansville, Depew, Elma, Getzville, Grand Island, Hamburg, Lancaster, North Tonawanda, Orchard Park, Tonawanda

Average download speed in Buffalo:

130 Mbps

Based on 163,598 speed tests

Internet Values of Buffalo Providers

Providers Connection Type Plan Price Download Speeds Up To Internet Value Contact
Greenlight Networks Fiber $150 per month 8 Gbps $0.02 per Mbps 585-351-6600
EarthLink Fiber Fiber $189.95 per month 5 Gbps $0.04 per Mbps 866-671-3918
Spectrum Cable $79.99 per month 1 Gbps $0.08 per Mbps 855-959-3083
Verizon 5G Home Internet Fixed $70 per month 300 Mbps $0.23 per Mbps 866-498-5878
Hughesnet Satellite $64.99 per month 100 Mbps $0.65 per Mbps 855-958-4319
Viasat Internet Satellite $99.99 per month 150 Mbps $0.67 per Mbps 844-983-3105
Verizon High Speed Internet DSL $40 per month 15 Mbps $2.67 per Mbps 866-498-5878

Best Internet Provider in Buffalo

  1. Spectrum - No data caps, fast download speeds in Buffalo and most Cable availability
  2. EarthLink - Most Fiber availability
  3. Verizon - Fiber up to 940 Mbps
  4. Viasat - Most internet coverage in Buffalo
  5. HughesNet - Another great satellite internet alternative for those who can't get Cable, Fiber, or DSL
  6. Starlink - Widely available
  7. Verizon - 5g internet up to 300 Mbps
  8. Always ON - Fixed wireless up to 150 Mbps

Fastest Internet Providers in Buffalo

Internet Fees in Buffalo

Common Providers in Buffalo Early Termination Fees Setup and Installation Fees Late Payment Fees Equipment Replacement Fees
EarthLink Fiber N/A $79.95 14 Days Then Deactivation $6.95 per month
Verizon High Speed Internet N/A $99 $9 $15 per month

How Much Speed Do I Need?

25+ Mbps

  • Web Surfing & Email
  • HD Streaming
  • Supports 1-2 Devices
  • Ideal for 1-2 people

100+ Mbps

  • Ultra HD (4K) Streaming
  • Low Lag Online Gaming
  • Supports 3-5 Devices
  • Ideal for 2-6 people

1 Gig

  • Multi 4K HD Streaming
  • No Lag Online Gaming
  • Supports more than 5 Devices
  • Ideal for 6+ people

An Overview of Internet Providers in Buffalo By Connection

Provider Connection Download speeds up to Availability
Spectrum Cable 1 Gbps 96%
GoNetspeed Fixed Wireless 2 Gbps 9%
Verizon DSL 15 Mbps 7%
Verizon Fiber 2 Gbps 47%
HughesNet Satellite 100 Mbps 100%
Viasat Satellite 150 Mbps 100%
Greenlight Networks Fiber 8 Gbps 8%
EarthLink Fiber 5 Gbps 47%
Starlink Satellite 220 Mbps 100%
Verizon 5G Internet 300 Mbps 22%
Always ON Fixed Wireless 25 Mbps 41%
Provider Connection Download speeds up to Availability
HughesNet Satellite 100 Mbps 100%
Viasat Satellite 150 Mbps 100%
Starlink Satellite 220 Mbps 100%
Verizon Fiber 940 Mbps 47%
Spectrum Cable 1 Gbps 96%
GoNetspeed Fixed Wireless 2 Gbps 9%
Greenlight Networks Fiber 5 Gbps 8%
Verizon 5G Internet 300 Mbps 22%

Internet Availability by Connection Type in Buffalo

Internet service providers in Buffalo use different methods for connecting their customers to the web. Connection types matter, so choose wisely. Fiber is generally the fastest and most reliable option, followed by cable, DSL and 5G home internet.

Fiber - 97%
Cable - 7%
DSL - 7%

What is Mbps?

Mbps is the abbreviation for megabits per second, and it also appears written as Mbits/sec. Internet providers use megabits per second to measure speeds. Broadband speeds are 25 Mbps or faster. Learn more about Mbps.

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