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Internet providers in Chester, NY

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Chester, NY internet providers

Provider
Frontier $54.99 VariesDSL94%
Spectrum $49.99 300 - 1,000 Mbps **Cable48%
Optimum $40.00 300 - 1,000 MbpsCable100%
HughesNet $64.99 25 - 25 MbpsSatellite100%
Viasat $69.99 12 - 150 MbpsSatellite100%
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Chester internet service at a glance

At 100%, broadband coverage in Chester 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 Chester area will have access to DSL, which covers 100% of Chester residents. Cable internet is also an option for many, offering service to 48% of the area. Fiber-optic is less available but still a popular internet option for roughly 12% of those living in Chester.

There are five internet providers serving the Chester area, and 94.15% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among Chester's five internet providers, prices start at $40 and available download speeds reach up to 1,000 Mbps.

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Average internet speeds in Chester

ProviderDownload speedUpload speedInternet type
Optimum 153 Mbps 22 Mbps Cable
Spectrum 123 Mbps 14 Mbps Cable
Frontier 96 Mbps 71 Mbps DSL

Top high-speed internet providers in Chester

The largest internet providers in Chester are Frontier, Spectrum, and Optimum bringing DSL and cable options to Chester.

DSL internet from Frontier is available to nearly all Chester residents, covering 94% of households. Some will also have the option of cable from Spectrum, which covers 48% of the area. Chester’s third most-available internet provider, Optimum, offers cable to around 100% of Chester residents.

Frontier DSL internet

Provider
Frontier
Starting price*
$54.99/mo.
Max download speed

Varies

Max upload speed

2 Mbps

Average availability

94%

DSL from Frontier offers broadband to nearly all households in Chester covering 94% of the area.

DSL internet from Frontier uses telephone lines in Chester 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 Frontier start at $54.99/mo.*, which is about the same as the average starting price for internet in Chester, $55.99.

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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

20 Mbps

Average availability

48%

Cable from Spectrum offers broadband to about half of households in Chester covering 48% of the area.

Spectrum’s cable network is likely to offer faster speeds than DSL or satellite service, but Chester 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 Chester, $55.99.

Spectrum 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 Chester, $0.35.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Spectrum offers download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps** and upload speeds up to 20 Mbps in Chester. These download speeds are available to 48% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Chester's providers, 184 Mbps.

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Optimum cable internet

Provider
Optimum
Starting price*
$40/mo.
Max download speed

1,000 Mbps

Max upload speed

35 Mbps

Average availability

100%

Cable from Optimum offers broadband to all households in Chester covering 100% of the area.

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

Internet prices for Optimum start at $40/mo.*, which is significantly lower than the average starting price for internet in Chester, $55.99.

Optimum customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 300 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $0.13 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Chester, $0.35.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Optimum offers download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps and upload speeds up to 35 Mbps in Chester. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Chester's providers, 184 Mbps.

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Internet coverage for rural areas

If you live in the heart of Chester, you’ll likely have options from cable and DSL internet providers. For those in rural areas or just outside Chester, however, satellite or fixed wireless internet may be the best internet option.

Satellite internet from HughesNet and Viasat offers 100% availability in Chester and surrounding areas. HughesNet starting prices are higher than average in Chester at $64.99/mo. for speeds up to 25 Mbps. Viasat starting prices are significantly higher than average in Chester at $69.99/mo. for speeds up to 150 Mbps. Satellite internet is a less appealing option for many Chester residents, however, as service typically comes with high latency and low data allowances.

Internet provider frequently asked questions

Spectrum is the fastest internet provider in Chester with download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps*. These speeds are available to 48% of households in Chester. The next fastest internet provider in Chester is Optimum, offering download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps to 100% of the area.

Optimum offers the cheapest internet in Chester with plans starting at $40/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in Chester, $55.99.

Yes. Fiber-optic internet is a completely different technology than DSL or cable internet, and therefore requires a different type of modem. In many cases, you can get the required modem from your internet provider at no extra cost.

Internet deals such as speed upgrades, promotional pricing, equipment perks and free installation are available from many internet providers. Bundling internet with TV and home phone is also a popular way to get a deal on internet.

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.

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