Internet providers in Cortland, NY

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Cortland internet service at a glance

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

There are four internet providers serving the Cortland area, and 99.99% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among Cortland's four internet providers, prices start at $39.99 and available download speeds reach up to 300 Mbps.

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Top high-speed internet providers in Cortland

The largest internet providers in Cortland are Verizon, Spectrum, and HughesNet bringing DSL, cable, and satellite options to Cortland.

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

Verizon DSL internet

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

15 Mbps

Max upload speed

1 Mbps

Average availability

100%

DSL from Verizon offers broadband to all households in Cortland covering 100% of the area.

DSL internet from Verizon uses telephone lines in Cortland 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 Cortland, $49.99.

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 Cortland, $2.27.

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 Cortland. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are slightly slower than the average max speeds from all Cortland's providers, 88 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

100%

Cable from Spectrum offers broadband to all households in Cortland covering 100% of the area.

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

Internet prices for Spectrum start at $49.99/mo.*, which is about the same as the average starting price for internet in Cortland, $49.99.

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 Cortland, $2.27.

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 Cortland. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Cortland's providers, 88 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 Cortland covering 100% of the area.

HughesNet satellite internet offers reliable connection in areas of Cortland 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 higher than the average starting price for internet in Cortland, $49.99.

HughesNet customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 2 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $30.00 per Mbps, significantly higher than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Cortland, $2.27.

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 Cortland. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are slightly slower than the average max speeds from all Cortland's providers, 88 Mbps.

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Cortland, NY internet providers

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Provider
Verizon $39.99/mo. 15 - 15 Mbps DSL 100%
Spectrum $49.99/mo. 60 - 300 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

Spectrum is the fastest internet provider in Cortland with download speeds up to 300 Mbps. These speeds are available to 100% of households in Cortland. The next fastest internet provider in Cortland is HughesNet, offering download speeds up to 25 Mbps to 100% of the area.

Verizon offers the cheapest internet in Cortland with plans starting at $39.99/mo. This is slightly less than the average starting price for internet in Cortland, $49.99.

No matter where you live, your address is likely serviceable for satellite internet from providers such as HughesNet and Viasat. You will probably also have the option of at least one cable provider, such as Cox, Spectrum and Xfinity, and DSL providers such as Frontier and Verizon. Roughly a third of households will be eligible for fiber internet from AT&T, CenturyLink, Windstream or other providers.

There are many factors that can influence internet speed. In many cases, restarting your router will resolve speed and connectivity issues. Other factors, such as peak usage times and speed throttling can also cause temporary speed issues.

Wi-Fi connects your device to a router, but that router needs to be connected to the internet for your device to also be connected to the internet. You need an internet service provider to get Wi-Fi.

Speeds of 10 Mbps and higher are good for gaming, but what you really want to consider when choosing an internet service for gaming is latency, or ping. Latency is the measure of how long it takes for your device to communicate with the server and is the main contributor to lag. The higher the ping, the more likely you are to experience lagging. Shoot for an internet service with latency below 100 ms.