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Best Internet Providers in New York City (NYC), NY

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Internet Providers Overview for New York City (NYC), NY
Total Internet Providers 10
Download Speeds Up To 2.3 Gbps
Cheapest Monthly Plan $20.00
Fiber Coverage 37%
Fastest Provider Verizon

Top 10 Internet Service Providers in New York City (NYC), NY

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1. Spectrum

82.5% Available
Download speeds up to:
1 Gbps Cable
Prices Starting At 49.99/mo *
82.5% Available
Click here to see Spectrum's coverage map for New York City (NYC), 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 April 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

70.5% Available
Download speeds up to:
1 Gbps Fiber
Prices Starting At 54.95/mo
70.5% 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 April 2024

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

3. Verizon

70.5% Available
Download speeds up to:
2.3 Gbps DSL, Fiber, 5G Internet
Prices Starting At 40.00/mo
70.5% Available

Verizon Internet Availability By Type

Fiber Download speeds up to 2300 Mbps
Estimated coverage percentage by connection type based on total population served

Verizon Deals for April 2024

Deal Includes Download speeds up to Monthly Price
High Speed Internet Internet 15 Mbps $40.00
Fios 300/300 Mbps Internet Internet 300 Mbps $49.99
5G Home Internet 300 Mbps $60.00
Fios 500/500 Mbps Internet Internet 500 Mbps $69.99
High Speed Internet Enhanced + Freedom Essentials Internet 15 Mbps $74.99
5G Home Plus Internet 1000 Mbps $80.00
Fios Gigabit Connection Internet 940 Mbps $89.99
Fios 2 Gigabit Internet 2000 Mbps $109.99
Fios Gigabit Connection + Fios TV Test Drive Internet 940 Mbps $174.99
Call To Order Verizon Service 855-959-3078

4. Viasat

100% Available
Download speeds up to:
30 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 April 2024

Deal Includes Download speeds up to Monthly Price
Viasat Unleashed Internet 150 Mbps $99.99
Viasat Unleashed Internet 150 Mbps $119.99
Call To Order Viasat Service 844-983-3105

5. HughesNet

100% Available
Download speeds up to:
25 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 April 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. Always ON

57% Available
Download speeds from:
25 - 150 Mbps Fixed Wireless
57% Available

Always ON Internet Availability By Type

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

7. RCN

41.7% Available
Download speeds up to:
1.2 Gbps Cable, Fiber
Prices Starting At 20.00/mo *
*RCN prices their plans regionally. We do our best to collect these regions and zip codes, but always verify pricing via phone or online in your specific zip code.
41.7% Available
Click here to see RCN's coverage map for New York City (NYC), NY

RCN Internet Availability By Type

Cable Download speeds up to 1500 Mbps
Fiber
Estimated coverage percentage by connection type based on total population served

RCN Deals for April 2024

Deal Includes Download speeds up to Monthly Price
300 Mbps Internet Internet 300 Mbps $20.00 *
*RCN prices their plans regionally. We do our best to collect these regions and zip codes, but always verify pricing via phone or online in your specific zip code.
600 Mbps Internet Internet 600 Mbps $35.00 *
*RCN prices their plans regionally. We do our best to collect these regions and zip codes, but always verify pricing via phone or online in your specific zip code.
1000 Mbps Internet Internet 1000 Mbps $45.00 *
*RCN prices their plans regionally. We do our best to collect these regions and zip codes, but always verify pricing via phone or online in your specific zip code.
300 Mbps Internet + Basic TV Internet, TV (40++ channels) 300 Mbps $49.69 *
*RCN prices their plans regionally. We do our best to collect these regions and zip codes, but always verify pricing via phone or online in your specific zip code.
300 Mbps Internet + Basic TV + Nationwide Home Phone Internet, TV (40++ channels) 300 Mbps $50.69 *
*RCN prices their plans regionally. We do our best to collect these regions and zip codes, but always verify pricing via phone or online in your specific zip code.
1500 Mbps Internet Internet 1500 Mbps $55.00 *
*RCN prices their plans regionally. We do our best to collect these regions and zip codes, but always verify pricing via phone or online in your specific zip code.
600 Mbps Internet + Basic TV Internet, TV (40++ channels) 600 Mbps $64.69 *
*RCN prices their plans regionally. We do our best to collect these regions and zip codes, but always verify pricing via phone or online in your specific zip code.
600 Mbps Internet + Basic TV + Nationwide Home Phone Internet, TV (40++ channels) 600 Mbps $65.69 *
*RCN prices their plans regionally. We do our best to collect these regions and zip codes, but always verify pricing via phone or online in your specific zip code.
1000 Mbps Internet + Basic TV Internet, TV (40++ channels) 940 Mbps $74.69 *
*RCN prices their plans regionally. We do our best to collect these regions and zip codes, but always verify pricing via phone or online in your specific zip code.
1000 Mbps Internet + Basic TV + Nationwide Home Phone Internet, TV (40++ channels) 1000 Mbps $75.69 *
*RCN prices their plans regionally. We do our best to collect these regions and zip codes, but always verify pricing via phone or online in your specific zip code.
1500 Mbps Internet + Basic TV Internet, TV (40++ channels) 1500 Mbps $84.69 *
*RCN prices their plans regionally. We do our best to collect these regions and zip codes, but always verify pricing via phone or online in your specific zip code.
1500 Mbps Internet + Basic TV + Nationwide Home Phone Internet, TV (40++ channels) 1500 Mbps $85.69 *
*RCN prices their plans regionally. We do our best to collect these regions and zip codes, but always verify pricing via phone or online in your specific zip code.
300 Mbps Internet + Basic + Preferred TV Bundle 300 Mbps $126.60 *
*RCN prices their plans regionally. We do our best to collect these regions and zip codes, but always verify pricing via phone or online in your specific zip code.
300 Mbps Internet + Basic + Preferred TV + Nationwide Home Phone Bundle 300 Mbps $127.60 *
*RCN prices their plans regionally. We do our best to collect these regions and zip codes, but always verify pricing via phone or online in your specific zip code.
Call To Order RCN Service 844-950-3109

8. Starry Internet

37.3% Available
Download speeds up to:
1 Gbps Fixed Wireless, Fiber
Prices Starting At 50.00/mo
37.3% Available

Starry Internet Availability By Type

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

Starry Internet Deals for April 2024

Deal Includes Download speeds up to Monthly Price
200 Mbps Internet 200 Mbps $50.00
300 Mbps Internet 300 Mbps $60.00
500 Mbps Internet 500 Mbps $75.00
1 Gig Internet 1000 Mbps $85.00
Call To Order Starry Internet Service 888-231-9403

9. Starlink

100% Available
Download speeds from:
50 - 220 Mbps Satellite
Prices Starting At 120.00/mo *
*Best for households
100% Available
Click here to see Starlink's coverage map for New York City (NYC), 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 April 2024

Deal Includes Download speeds up to Monthly Price
STANDARD Internet 150 Mbps $120.00 *
*Best for households
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

10. T-Mobile Home Internet

57% Available
Download speeds from:
33 - 245 Mbps 5G Internet
Prices Starting At 60.00/mo *
*With AutoPay. Customers see typical download speeds between 72 – 245 Mbps and upload speeds between 15 – 31 Mbps.
57% Available
Click here to see T-Mobile Home Internet's coverage map for New York City (NYC), NY

T-Mobile Home Internet Availability By Type

5G Internet Download speeds up to 245 Mbps
Estimated coverage percentage by connection type based on total population served

T-Mobile Home Internet Deals for April 2024

Deal Includes Download speeds up to Monthly Price
Home Internet w/ Autopay Internet 245 Mbps $60.00 *
*With AutoPay. Customers see typical download speeds between 72 – 245 Mbps and upload speeds between 15 – 31 Mbps.

Internet Resources for Low-Income Families in New York City

We put together this list of services and digital resources in the New York area to help families connect to the internet and access remote learning in the most reliable way possible.

Discounted Distance Learning Devices

  • NYC DOE: The New York City Department of Education is distributing remote learning devices to students in grades 3-K through 12, as well as some charter and private school students. Students who need one of these devices need to submit a digital request form. 
  • Power My Learning: Originally called Computers for Youth, Power My Learning provides learning resources and computers for students in the New York metro area. This charitable organization also offers a range of online courses.
  • Queens Public Library: In addition to providing free computers for use in the library, the Queens branch will loan a tablet to qualifying students with a library card. Students can use these devices throughout the school year. If a device is lost or damaged, the library does charge a fee of $100, though.

Local Refurbished or Discounted Devices 

Remote Learning Programs

  • Brainfuse: Brainfuse is one of the leading online tutoring services in the world, and they partner with municipal libraries and public schools in New York City. Students can access their online learning platform and online homework help from 2:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. daily through a New York Public Library partnership with this organization.
  • The New York Public Library: The New York Public Library offers a range of online resources and learning opportunities for children, including a virtual storytime for young children and their families, Monday through Friday at 10:00 a.m.
  • Museum of Modern Art: One of the most popular cultural sites in the city, MOMA offers free online art courses for kids via Coursera. Course options focus on diverse areas of art, including contemporary art and photography. 

Free Wireless Internet Access in New York City

Over 1,800 active internet links exist throughout New York thanks to LinkNYC. The organization funds the links through advertising, so there’s no cost to users. The following are just some of the locations throughout Manhattan, Brooklyn, and Queens where you can connect to Wi-Fi for internet access:

  • Brooklyn — 91 Hoyt St. @ Atlantic Ave.
  • Uptown Manhattan — 921 Columbus Ave. @ 105th St.
  • Midtown Manhattan — 163 E 42nd St.
  • Downtown Manhattan — 169 Bowery St. 
  • Queens — 162-02 Jamaica Ave.

Frequently Asked Questions About New York City Internet Providers

Which provider offers the fastest internet in New York City?

With download speeds up to 1.2 Gbps, Astound Broadband Powered by RCN is the fastest internet provider in New York City.

Which provider offers the cheapest internet in New York City?

Starry Internet offers the cheapest internet plan in the city, starting at just $15 per month.

What type of wired internet is most common in New York?

Cable is the most common wired internet type in New York City. Spectrum offers the most cable internet coverage in New York City.

Does New York City have fiber-optic internet access?

Fiber internet is available to 85 percent of New York City neighborhoods.

Can I get 5G internet in New York City?

In New York City, T-Mobile provides 5G Home Internet services for $50 per month (with AutoPay) with download speeds between 33 Mbps and 245 Mbps.

Which New York City neighborhoods offer the most internet provider options?

East New York, Astoria, and Williamsburg feature at least five different internet providers from which to choose. The John F. Kennedy International Airport area, East Jamaica Bay Islands, Far Rockaway, Jamaica, and Great Kills neighborhoods have access to at least four different providers. 

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Average download speed in New York City (NYC):

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Best Internet Provider in New York City (NYC)

  1. Spectrum - No data caps and most Cable availability
  2. EarthLink - Most Fiber availability
  3. Verizon - Fast download speeds in New York City (NYC)
  4. Viasat - Most internet coverage in New York City (NYC)
  5. HughesNet - Another great satellite internet alternative for those who can't get Cable, Fiber, or DSL
  6. Always ON - Fixed wireless up to 150 Mbps
  7. RCN - Cable or Fiber up to 1200 Mbps
  8. Starry Internet - Fiber or Fixed wireless up to 1000 Mbps
  9. Starlink - Widely available
  10. T-Mobile Home Internet - 5g internet up to 245 Mbps

Fastest Internet Providers in New York City (NYC)

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 New York City (NYC) By Connection

Provider Connection Download speeds up to Availability
Spectrum Cable 1 Gbps 83%
RCN Cable 1.5 Gbps 42%
Verizon DSL 15 Mbps 49%
Verizon Fiber 2.3 Gbps 70%
RCN Fiber 1.2 Gbps 20%
HughesNet Satellite 100 Mbps 100%
Viasat Satellite 150 Mbps 100%
EarthLink Fiber 5 Gbps 70%
Starry Internet Fixed Wireless 1 Gbps 37%
Starlink Satellite 220 Mbps 100%
T-Mobile Home Internet 5G Internet 245 Mbps 57%
Verizon 5G Internet 1 Gbps 27%
Always ON Fixed Wireless 25 Mbps 57%
Provider Connection Download speeds up to Availability
HughesNet Satellite 25 Mbps 100%
Viasat Satellite 30 Mbps 100%
T-Mobile Home Internet 5G Internet 100 Mbps 57%
Spectrum Cable 1 Gbps 83%
Verizon DSL 10 Mbps 49%
RCN Cable 1.2 Gbps 42%
Starlink Satellite 220 Mbps 100%
Verizon Fiber 2.3 Gbps 70%
Verizon 5G Internet 1 Gbps 27%
RCN Fiber 1.2 Gbps 20%

Internet Availability by Connection Type in New York City (NYC)

Internet service providers in New York City (NYC) 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 - 90%
Cable - 92%
DSL - 92%

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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