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Internet providers in 12047

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12047 internet providers

Provider
Verizon $39.99 -Fiber-optic31%
Verizon $39.99 -DSL99%
Spectrum $44.99 200 - 100 MbpsCable100%
HughesNet $59.99 25 - 25 MbpsSatellite100%
Hudson Valley Wireless $34.90 10 - 25 MbpsWireless100%
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12047 internet service at a glance

At 100%, broadband coverage in the 12047 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 12047 ZIP will have access to cable, which covers 100% of households. DSL internet is also an option for many, offering service to 99% of the area. Fiber-optic is less available but still a popular internet option for roughly 31% of those living in the 12047 ZIP code.

There are five internet providers serving the 12047 area, and 99.06% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among five internet providers in 12047, prices start at $34.9 and available download speeds reach up to 940 Mbps.

Top high-speed internet providers in 12047

The largest internet providers serving the 12047 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 12047 ZIP code, covering 99% of households. Some will also have the option of fiber-optic from Verizon, which covers 31% of the area. Cohoes’s third most-available internet provider, Spectrum, offers cable to around 100% of residents in the 12047 ZIP code.

Verizon DSL internet

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

15 Mbps

Max upload speed

1 Mbps

Average availability

99%

DSL from Verizon offers broadband to all households in the 12047 ZIP code, covering 99% 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 Cohoes, $45.97.

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 12047 ZIP code. These download speeds are available to 99% of the area, and are about the same as the average max speeds from all Cohoes's providers, 44 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

31%

Fiber-optic from Verizon offers broadband to some, but not many households in the 12047 ZIP code, covering 31% 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 12047 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 Cohoes, $45.97.

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 12047 ZIP code. These download speeds are available to 31% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Cohoes's providers, 44 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 12047 ZIP code, covering 100% of the area.

Spectrum’s cable network is likely to offer faster speeds than DSL or satellite service, but 12047 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 Cohoes, $45.97.

Spectrum customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 200 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $0.22 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Cohoes, $0.74.

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 12047 ZIP code. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are slightly faster than the average max speeds from all Cohoes's providers, 44 Mbps.

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Internet coverage for rural areas

If you have limited cable, DSL and fiber-optic internet options in the 12047 ZIP code, satellite and fixed wireless providers may be available.

Satellite internet from HughesNet and Viasat offers 100% availability in 12047 and the greater Cohoes area. HughesNet starting prices are significantly higher than average in Cohoes at $59.99/mo. for speeds up to 25 Mbps. Viasat starting prices are about average in Cohoes at $50/mo. for speeds up to 25 Mbps. Satellite internet is a less appealing option for many in the 12047 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 Cohoes 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 Cohoes cable, DSL, and fiber-optic internet providers.

Internet providers in 12047 frequently asked questions

Verizon is the fastest internet provider in the 12047 ZIP code with download speeds up to 940 Mbps. These speeds are available to 31% of households in 12047. The next fastest internet provider in the 12047 ZIP code is Spectrum, offering download speeds up to 100 Mbps to 100% of the area.

Hudson Valley Wireless offers the cheapest internet in the 12047 ZIP with service starting at $34.9/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in Cohoes, $45.97.

Verizon is the largest fiber-optic internet service provider serving the 12047 ZIP code, covering 31% of the city.

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%.

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.

There are benefits to using your own router vs. buying or renting one from your internet provider, such as lower monthly costs and more product options. If you choose to use your own router, keep in mind that your internet provider’s tech support may not be able to fully assist you with your personal router. Select providers may not give you the option to use your own router.