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Internet service providers in Buffalo, NY

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Residential internet providers in Buffalo, NY, by availability

The three largest internet providers in Buffalo, NY, are Spectrum, Verizon and HughesNet.

Verizon offers the fastest internet in Buffalo, but its fiber-optic network is only accessible by 42% of the Buffalo area. If you can get it, this is the best high-speed option. If fiber-optic is not yet available in your neighborhood, Verizon DSL service is available through nearly all of Buffalo.

Spectrum is a popular Buffalo internet service provider, available throughout the city. The top speed in Buffalo is 100 Mbps, making it a reasonable high-speed option for those who cannot access fiber-optic internet.

If you live in a more rural area, HughesNet’s satellite internet is a solid, highly reliable, option that covers 100% of the Buffalo area. Learn more about the best internet providers in Buffalo and discover which plans are available for your address.

Compare the largest internet providers in Buffalo

What makes Buffalo’s most popular internet providers the best? Besides availability, we consider pricing, speed, services and more. Here’s what you need to know about the three most popular internet providers in Buffalo and what makes each an excellent choice.

Spectrum offers cable internet with speeds up to 100 Mbps across Buffalo. All plans come with an included Spectrum modem.

Why Buffalo residents love it:

  • Bundling. You can maximize your savings by bundling your internet with TV service and a home phone
  • No data caps. If you work or go to school from home, or you enjoy binging your favorite shows, you never have to worry about running out of bandwidth

If you can access it, Verizon’s Fios fiber-optic network offers the fastest speeds of all Buffalo internet providers, at up to 940/880 Mbps. If your neighborhood doesn’t have fiber-optic connectivity, Verizon DSL is a reasonable option.

Why Buffalo residents love it:

  • Fios serviceable customers can enjoy incredible speed paired with enough bandwidth to support multiple devices
  • Bundle your internet with a Verizon TV plan for a seamless home entertainment experience

HughesNet is available throughout the Buffalo area, including more rural regions, and offers broadband speeds reaching up to 25 Mbps.

Why Buffalo residents love it:

  • With built-in Wi-Fi you can connect all of your wireless devices
  • Enjoy an extra 50 MB of data each month for free during the “Bonus Zone” from 2-8 a.m.

Fastest internet in Buffalo

Verizon Fios offers the fastest internet in Buffalo through its fiber-optic network, but it is only available to a little less than half of Buffalo households. Spectrum cable internet, with speeds of up to 100 Mbps, is available throughout the Buffalo area.

Fastest max advertised download speeds in Buffalo, NY:

If you can’t access Verizon Fios, the company’s DSL service is widely available. In addition, all of Buffalo can take advantage of Spectrum’s high-speed cable plans.

Buffalo Wi-Fi hotspots

Whether you are a local taking advantage of Buffalo’s scenic spots or a visitor enjoying its many attractions, numerous cafes and other local businesses offer free Wi-Fi for customers. Downtown Buffalo also has a free outdoor network with more than 30 hotspots. 

Here are a few public places in Buffalo where you can find free Wi-Fi:

  • Many coffee shops and cafes, including Public Espresso & Coffee, Cafe 59
  • Sports complexes, such as the KeyBank Center
  • Food chains like McDonald’s and Starbucks
  • Buffalo & Erie County Public Library

In addition, Spectrum subscribers can log in for access to dozens of hotspots throughout Buffalo. Cox cable also provides its subscribers with several dozen Buffalo hotspots, though local home internet service is not available in the city.

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