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Internet providers in 12202

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12202 internet providers

Provider
Verizon $49.99 300 - 940 MbpsFiber-optic2.800%
Verizon $49.99 300 - 15 MbpsDSL100%
Spectrum $49.99 300-1,000 Mbps **Cable100%
Telephone Operating Company of Vermont $39.95 -DSL1.020%
HughesNet $64.99 25 - 25 MbpsSatellite100%
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12202 internet service at a glance

At 100%, broadband coverage in the 12202 ZIP code is comparable to the rest of New York - 100%, and comparable to broadband coverage across the U.S. - 95%.

The vast majority of those living in the 12202 ZIP will have access to DSL, which covers 100% of households. Cable internet is also an option for many, offering service to 100% of the area. Fiber-optic is less available but still a popular internet option for roughly 2.800% of those living in the 12202 ZIP code.

There are six internet providers serving the 12202 area, and 99.92% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among six internet providers in 12202, prices start at $49.99 and available download speeds reach up to 940 Mbps.

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Average internet speeds in Albany

ProviderDownload speedUpload speedInternet type
Verizon 28 Mbps 5 Mbps Fiber-optic
Spectrum 136 Mbps 11 Mbps Cable

Top high-speed internet providers in 12202

The largest internet providers serving the 12202 ZIP code are Verizon, Spectrum, and HughesNet bringing DSL, cable, and satellite options to the area.

DSL internet from Verizon is available to nearly all in the 12202 ZIP code, covering 100% of households. Many will also have the option of cable from Spectrum, which covers 100% of the area. Albany’s third most-available internet provider, HughesNet, offers satellite to around 100% of residents in the 12202 ZIP code.

Verizon DSL internet

Provider
Verizon
Starting price*
$49.99/mo.
Max download speed

15 Mbps

Max upload speed

1 Mbps

Average availability

100%

DSL from Verizon offers broadband to all households in the 12202 ZIP code, covering 100% of the area.

DSL internet from Verizon uses telephone lines to deliver service, which often leads to lower prices and higher availability, though download speeds are likely to be slower than cable or fiber-optic internet.

Internet prices for Verizon start at $49.99/mo.*, which is lower than the average starting price for internet in Albany, $56.64.

Verizon customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 300 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $0.17 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Albany, $0.25.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Verizon offers download speeds up to 15 Mbps and upload speeds up to 1 Mbps in 12202 ZIP code. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Albany's providers, 226 Mbps.

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Spectrum cable internet

Provider
Spectrum
Starting price*
$49.99/mo.
Max download speed

1,000 Mbps**

(wireless speeds may vary)

Max upload speed

10 Mbps

Average availability

100%

Cable from Spectrum offers broadband to all households in the 12202 ZIP code, covering 100% of the area.

Spectrum’s cable network is likely to offer faster speeds than DSL or satellite service, but 12202 residents in densely populated areas may experience slowed speeds during peak usage times.

Internet prices for Spectrum start at $49.99/mo.*, which is lower than the average starting price for internet in Albany, $56.64.

Spectrum customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 1,000 Mbps**, which comes to an estimated $0.17 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Albany, $0.25.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Spectrum offers download speeds up to 100 Mbps and upload speeds up to 10 Mbps in 12202 ZIP code. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Albany's providers, 226 Mbps.

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HughesNet satellite internet

Provider
HughesNet
Starting price*
$64.99/mo.
Max download speed

25 Mbps

Max upload speed

3 Mbps

Average availability

100%

Satellite from HughesNet offers broadband to all households in the 12202 ZIP code, covering 100% of the area.

HughesNet satellite internet offers reliable connection throughout the 12202 ZIP where other internet types may not be available, but service is likely to come with low monthly data allowances and high latency, making streaming binges and real-time online gaming impractical.

Internet prices for HughesNet start at $64.99/mo.*, which is higher than the average starting price for internet in Albany, $56.64.

HughesNet customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 25 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $2.60 per Mbps, higher than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Albany, $0.25.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, HughesNet offers download speeds up to 25 Mbps and upload speeds up to 3 Mbps in 12202 ZIP code. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Albany's providers, 226 Mbps.

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Internet providers in 12202 frequently asked questions

Spectrum is the fastest internet provider in the 12202 ZIP code with download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps*. These speeds are available to 100% of households in 12202. The next fastest internet provider in the 12202 ZIP code is Verizon, offering download speeds up to 940 Mbps to 2.800% of the area.

Telephone Operating Company of Vermont offers the cheapest internet in the 12202 ZIP with service starting at $39.95/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in Albany, $56.64.

Verizon is the largest fiber-optic internet service provider serving the 12202 ZIP code, covering 2.800% of the city.

Cable internet will nearly always offer faster speeds than DSL, but typically at a higher price point. So if you’re shopping for cheap internet plans, DSL may be your better option but if you want speed, consider cable internet.

There are many factors that can influence internet speed. In many cases, restarting your router will resolve speed and connectivity issues. Other factors, such as peak usage times and speed throttling can also cause temporary speed issues.

According to the FCC, 93% of households have access to three or more providers. In many areas, a cable, DSL, satellite and possibly fiber-optic provider may be available. You are unlikely, however, to find multiple providers of the same internet type, such as two cable providers, in the same location because operating expenses in an area already served by another provider can be too high to be profitable.