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Internet providers in New York state

Compare plans from nine internet providers in New York to find the best fit for your home.

Find New York internet providers by city

If you are looking for internet service in New York, there are several internet service providers to choose from, including fiber-optic, cable, DSL and satellite internet options. Whether you are moving to NY or you’re a longtime resident, checking out current internet plans in your area can save you money. Find your city below to see what is available near you.

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New York internet at a glance

New York has several internet options offered by top providers such as Spectrum, Verizon and Optimum. You may qualify for additional savings when you bundle TV or home phone services. We did the research for you so you can quickly determine which internet provider is the best option near you. 

Internet availability in New York

New York ranks as the 3rd most connected state when it comes to internet providers. What does this mean for you? This means over 99% of NY residents have at least one internet service available at their home. For NY residents in rural areas, fixed wireless is available in approximately 25% of the state and satellite internet is available virtually statewide.

Fastest internet in New York

The average internet speed throughout New York is 31 Mbps. This is fast enough to stream, game and browse the web on multiple devices in your home. Speeds of up to a gig or more are also available in many NY cities, including New York and Buffalo. Speeds may vary depending on what is available near you. 

These internet service providers offer some of the fastest speeds in NY, where available:

  • Verizon— Fiber-optic network with speeds up to 940 Mbps
  • Spectrum — Cable network with speeds up to 940 Mbps
  • Xfinity — Cable network with speeds up to 2,000 Mbps
  • Windstream — Fiber-optic network with speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • RCN — Cable network with speeds up to 1,000 Mbps

Cheapest internet in New York

New York is a great location to find high-speed internet deals, including cheap standalone internet options. A few providers have plans starting below $30/mo. You may be able to get additional savings off your monthly internet price by bundling with TV and home phone services.

These internet service providers offer some of the cheapest internet plans in NY, where available:

  • Windstream— $25.00/mo.* for up to 15 Mbps
  • Frontier — $27.99/mo.* for up to 6 Mbps
  • Xfinity — $29.99/mo.* for up to 60 Mbps
  • Optimum — $29.99/mo.* for up to 20 Mbps

Summary of internet providers in New York

We’ve ranked the top nine internet providers in NY by coverage area, technology and starting price. We’ve done the research so you can easily find the providers in your area that are the best fit for you.

ProviderStarting price*Download speed rangeTechnology% available
Verizon
$39.99/mo.200-940 MbpsDSL, fiber83
XfinityXfinity logo$29.99/mo.15-2,000 MbpsCable76
WindstreamWindstream Logo$25.00/mo.15-1,000 MbpsDSL, fiber72
SpectrumSpectrum$49.99/mo.30-940 MbpsCable58
OptimumOptimum$29.99/mo.20-940 MbpsCable41
Xchange Telecom$24.99/mo.Up to 10 MbpsDSL15
RCN$19.99/mo.10-1,000 MbpsCable8
FrontierFrontier Communications$27.99/mo.1-500 MbpsDSL, fiber8
HughesNetHughesNet$59.99/mo.Up to 25 MbpsSatellite95