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Internet providers in 12206

Find internet providers serving the 12206 area. Compare plan pricing and speeds from fiber-optic, cable and DSL providers.

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Provider
Verizon $39.99 200 - 940 MbpsFiber-optic12%
Verizon $39.99 15 - 15 MbpsDSL100%
Spectrum $44.99 60 - 100 MbpsCable100%
HughesNet $59.99 25 - 25 MbpsSatellite100%
Hudson Valley Wireless $49.99 10 - 25 MbpsWireless100%
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12206 internet service at a glance

At 100%, broadband coverage in the 12206 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 12206 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 12% of those living in the 12206 ZIP code.

There are five internet providers serving the 12206 area, and 99.94% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among five internet providers in 12206, prices start at $39.99 and available download speeds reach up to 940 Mbps.

Top high-speed internet providers in 12206

The largest internet providers serving the 12206 ZIP code are Verizon and Spectrum bringing DSL, fiber-optic, and cable options to the area.

DSL internet from Verizon is available to nearly all in the 12206 ZIP code, covering 100% of households. Some will also have the option of fiber-optic from Verizon, which covers 12% of the area. Albany’s third most-available internet provider, Spectrum, offers cable to around 100% of residents in the 12206 ZIP code.

Verizon DSL internet

Provider
Verizon
Starting price*
$39.99/mo.
Max download speed

15 Mbps

Max upload speed

1 Mbps

Average availability

100%

DSL from Verizon offers broadband to all households in the 12206 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 $39.99/mo.*, which is lower than the average starting price for internet in Albany, $48.99.

Verizon customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 200 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $0.20 per Mbps, lower than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Albany, $1.81.

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 12206 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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Verizon fiber-optic internet

Provider
Verizon
Starting price*
$39.99/mo.
Max download speed

940 Mbps

Max upload speed

880 Mbps

Average availability

12%

Fiber-optic from Verizon offers broadband to a limited number of households in the 12206 ZIP code, covering 12% of the area.

Fiber-optic service from Verizon is popular for its fast download and upload speeds, even during peak usage times, but may be less available throughout 12206 ZIP code than other internet types.

Internet prices for Verizon start at $39.99/mo.*, which is lower than the average starting price for internet in Albany, $48.99.

Verizon customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 200 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $0.20 per Mbps, lower than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Albany, $1.81.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Verizon offers download speeds up to 940 Mbps and upload speeds up to 880 Mbps in 12206 ZIP code. These download speeds are available to 12% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Albany's providers, 226 Mbps.

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Spectrum cable internet

Provider
Spectrum
Starting price*
$44.99/mo.
Max download speed

100 Mbps

Max upload speed

10 Mbps

Average availability

100%

Cable from Spectrum offers broadband to all households in the 12206 ZIP code, covering 100% of the area.

Spectrum’s cable network is likely to offer faster speeds than DSL or satellite service, but 12206 residents in densely populated areas may experience slowed speeds during peak usage times.

Internet prices for Spectrum start at $44.99/mo.*, which is about the same as the average starting price for internet in Albany, $48.99.

Spectrum customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 60 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $0.75 per Mbps, lower than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Albany, $1.81.

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 12206 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 coverage for rural areas

If you have limited cable, DSL and fiber-optic internet options in the 12206 ZIP code, satellite and fixed wireless providers may be available.

Satellite internet from HughesNet and Viasat offers 100% availability in 12206 and the greater Albany area. HughesNet starting prices are significantly higher than average in Albany at $59.99/mo. for speeds up to 25 Mbps. Viasat starting prices are about average in Albany at $50/mo. for speeds up to 25 Mbps. Satellite internet is a less appealing option for many in the 12206 ZIP, however, as service typically comes with high latency and low data allowances.

Fixed wireless is another popular internet option for those in rural areas. Those living in or just outside of Albany may have access to fixed wireless internet service from HughesNet, with plans starting at $59.99 and available download speeds up to 25 Mbps. Fixed wireless service is less likely to come with the high latency of satellite internet, but monthly data limits can still be an issue compared to Albany DSL, cable, and fiber-optic internet providers.

Internet providers in 12206 frequently asked questions

Verizon is the fastest internet provider in the 12206 ZIP code with download speeds up to 940 Mbps. These speeds are available to 12% of households in 12206. The next fastest internet provider in the 12206 ZIP code is Spectrum, offering download speeds up to 100 Mbps to 100% of the area.

Verizon offers the cheapest internet in the 12206 ZIP with service starting at $39.99/mo. This is slightly less than the average starting price for internet in Albany, $48.99.

Verizon is the largest fiber-optic internet service provider serving the 12206 ZIP code, covering 12% of the city.

No matter where you live, your address is likely serviceable for satellite internet from providers such as HughesNet and Viasat. You will probably also have the option of at least one cable provider, such as Cox, Spectrum and Xfinity, and DSL providers such as Frontier and Verizon. Roughly a third of households will be eligible for fiber internet from AT&T, CenturyLink, Windstream or other providers.

If you suspect your slow speeds are the result of your internet provider throttling your connection, the easiest way to determine if you’re being throttled is to perform two speed tests. Run the first test on your regular network, then run the second one on a VPN. If the two speeds are drastically different (and the VPN test was higher), your internet provider may be throttling your speeds.

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.