Internet providers in Chester, NY

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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 cable, which covers 100% of Chester residents. DSL internet is also an option for many, offering service to 94% of the area. No fiber-optic providers are currently available in Chester, but satellite or fixed-wireless providers may offer broadband options in your area.

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 $24.99 and available download speeds reach up to 400 Mbps.

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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*
$24.99/mo.
Max download speed

24 Mbps

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 $24.99/mo.*, which is significantly lower than the average starting price for internet in Chester, $42.99.

Frontier customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 6 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $4.17 per Mbps, higher than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Chester, $2.39.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Frontier offers download speeds up to 24 Mbps and upload speeds up to 2 Mbps in Chester. These download speeds are available to 94% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Chester's providers, 152 Mbps.

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Spectrum cable internet

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

300 Mbps

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 higher than the average starting price for internet in Chester, $42.99.

Spectrum customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 60 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $0.83 per Mbps, lower than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Chester, $2.39.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Spectrum offers download speeds up to 300 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, 152 Mbps.

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Optimum cable internet

Provider
Optimum
Starting price*
$29.99/mo.
Max download speed

400 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 $29.99/mo.*, which is significantly lower than the average starting price for internet in Chester, $42.99.

Optimum customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 10 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $3.00 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Chester, $2.39.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Optimum offers download speeds up to 400 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, 152 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, Inc. offers 100% availability in Chester and surrounding areas. HughesNet starting prices are significantly higher than average in Chester at $59.99/mo. for speeds up to 25 Mbps. The starting price for ViaSat, Inc. plans is higher than average for Chester at $50/mo. for speeds up to 12 Mbps. Satellite internet is a less appealing option for many Chester residents, however, as service typically comes with high latency and low data allowances.

Chester, NY internet providers

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Provider
Frontier $24.99/mo. 6 - 24 Mbps DSL 94%
Spectrum $49.99/mo. 60 - 300 Mbps Cable 48%
Optimum $29.99/mo. 10 - 400 Mbps Cable 100%
HughesNet $59.99/mo. 2 - 25 Mbps Satellite 100%
ViaSat, Inc. $50/mo. 12 - 12 Mbps Satellite 100%
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Internet provider frequently asked questions

Optimum is the fastest internet provider in Chester with download speeds up to 400 Mbps. These speeds are available to 100% of households in Chester. The next fastest internet provider in Chester is Spectrum, offering download speeds up to 300 Mbps to 48% of the area.

Frontier offers the cheapest internet in Chester with plans starting at $24.99/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in Chester, $42.99.

Fiber internet providers are likely to offer the fastest, most consistent speeds for the money. Cable internet providers can also deliver fast speeds, up to 100 Mbps and higher, but are more vulnerable to slowed speeds during peak usage times. If you’re shopping for cheap internet, a DSL provider may be the best option for your household.

Download speeds of 25 Mbps and above are considered broadband speeds, and can handle most online activities including streaming and gaming. For households with multiple devices using a Wi-Fi connection, speeds of 100 Mbps and higher are likely to offer a better online experience. Learn more about what speeds are best for your home.

Wi-Fi extenders are handy when your router can’t project a strong signal to everywhere in your home that you need it. Your internet provider may offer Wi-Fi extenders for an added monthly cost, or you can purchase one online or from most electronics retailers.

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.