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Verizon $39.99 15 - 10 MbpsDSL90%
Mid-Hudson Cable - -Cable100%
State Telephone Company, Inc. - -DSL12%
Consolidated Communications $25 10 - 30 MbpsDSL7.119%
HughesNet $59.99 25 - 25 MbpsSatellite100%
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Athens internet service at a glance

At 100%, broadband coverage in Athens 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 Athens area will have access to cable, which covers 100% of Athens residents. DSL internet is also an option for many, offering service to 92% of the area. No fiber-optic providers are currently available in Athens, but satellite or fixed-wireless providers may offer broadband options in your area.

There are six internet providers serving the Athens area, and 92.09% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among Athens's six internet providers, prices start at $25 and available download speeds reach up to 100 Mbps.

Top high-speed internet providers in Athens

The largest internet providers in Athens are Verizon, HughesNet, and Viasat bringing DSL and satellite options to Athens.

DSL internet from Verizon is available to nearly all Athens residents, covering 90% of households. Many will also have the option of satellite from HughesNet, which covers 100% of the area. Athens’s third most-available internet provider, Viasat, offers satellite to around 100% of Athens residents.

Verizon DSL internet

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

10 Mbps

Max upload speed

1 Mbps

Average availability

90%

DSL from Verizon offers broadband to nearly all households in Athens covering 90% of the area.

DSL internet from Verizon uses telephone lines in Athens 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 about the same as the average starting price for internet in Athens, $43.75.

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 Athens, $2.73.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Verizon offers download speeds up to 10 Mbps and upload speeds up to 1 Mbps in Athens. These download speeds are available to 90% of the area, and are about the same as the average max speeds from all Athens's providers, 23 Mbps.

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HughesNet satellite internet

Provider
HughesNet
Starting price*
$59.99/mo.
Max download speed

25 Mbps

Max upload speed

3 Mbps

Average availability

100%

Satellite from HughesNet offers broadband to all households in Athens covering 100% of the area.

HughesNet satellite internet offers reliable connection in areas of Athens 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 $59.99/mo.*, which is significantly higher than the average starting price for internet in Athens, $43.75.

HughesNet customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 25 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $2.40 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Athens, $2.73.

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 Athens. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are about the same as the average max speeds from all Athens's providers, 23 Mbps.

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Viasat satellite internet

Provider
Viasat
Starting price*
$50/mo.
Max download speed

25 Mbps

Max upload speed

3 Mbps

Average availability

100%

Satellite from Viasat offers broadband to all households in Athens covering 100% of the area.

Viasat satellite internet offers reliable connection in areas of Athens 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 Viasat start at $50/mo.*, which is higher than the average starting price for internet in Athens, $43.75.

Viasat customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 12 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $4.17 per Mbps, higher than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Athens, $2.73.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Viasat offers download speeds up to 25 Mbps and upload speeds up to 3 Mbps in Athens. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are about the same as the average max speeds from all Athens's providers, 23 Mbps.

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Internet provider frequently asked questions

Mid-Hudson Cable is the fastest internet provider in Athens with download speeds up to 100 Mbps. These speeds are available to 100% of households in Athens. The next fastest internet provider in Athens is Mid-Hudson Cable, offering download speeds up to 30 Mbps to 98% of the area.

Consolidated Communications offers the cheapest internet in Athens with plans starting at $25/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in Athens, $43.75.

Downgrading services or cutting extras, such as Wi-Fi extenders or premium tech support, can lower your monthly internet bill. You can also try to negotiate with your internet provider for a lower rate. Switching internet providers and bundling internet with other services is another common way to lower internet costs.

The only broadband internet type that requires a phone line is DSL and dial-up, which use phone lines to deliver service. Other internet types, such as cable, fiber-optic and satellite, require no phone line for broadband service.

Upgrading your internet plan or switching to a new provider that offers faster internet service is the best way to get significantly faster speeds, but that will likely also come with a price increase. To get faster internet without changing your plan or provider, upgrade your internet equipment or reduce the number of devices connected to your network.

Fiber and cable internet are similar internet service types, but fiber offers a few advantages over cable. Fiber internet can deliver faster upload and download speeds than cable in most areas, and is less vulnerable to slowed speeds during peak usage times. Cable does have the advantage over fiber in terms of availability, covering 89% of U.S. households compared to fiber’s 38%.