Internet providers in Ghent, NY

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Ghent, NY internet providers

Provider
Verizon $39.99 -DSL14%
Spectrum $44.99 200 - 300 MbpsCable100%
Telephone Operating Company of Vermont $34.95 24 - 50 MbpsDSL100%
Telephone Operating Company of Vermont $34.95 24 - 50 MbpsCable32%
HughesNet $59.99 25 - 25 MbpsSatellite100%
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Ghent internet service at a glance

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

There are six internet providers serving the Ghent area, and 99.61% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among Ghent's six internet providers, prices start at $34.95 and available download speeds reach up to 300 Mbps.

Top high-speed internet providers in Ghent

The largest internet providers in Ghent are Verizon, Spectrum, and Telephone Operating Company of Vermont bringing DSL and cable options to Ghent.

DSL internet from Verizon is available to many Ghent residents, covering 14% of households. Many will also have the option of cable from Spectrum, which covers 100% of the area. Ghent’s third most-available internet provider, Telephone Operating Company of Vermont, offers DSL to around 100% of Ghent residents.

Verizon DSL internet

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

1.5 Mbps

Max upload speed

0.384 Mbps

Average availability

14%

DSL from Verizon offers broadband to a limited number of households in Ghent covering 14% of the area.

DSL internet from Verizon uses telephone lines in Ghent 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 Ghent, $49.47.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Verizon offers download speeds up to 1.5 Mbps and upload speeds up to 0.384 Mbps in Ghent. These download speeds are available to 14% of the area, and are slightly slower than the average max speeds from all Ghent's providers, 100 Mbps.

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Spectrum cable internet

Provider
Spectrum
Starting price*
$44.99/mo.
Max download speed

300 Mbps

Max upload speed

20 Mbps

Average availability

100%

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

Spectrum’s cable network is likely to offer faster speeds than DSL or satellite service, but Ghent 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 Ghent, $49.47.

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 Ghent, $0.57.

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

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Telephone Operating Company of Vermont DSL internet

Provider

Telephone Operating Company of Vermont

Starting price*
$34.95/mo.
Max download speed

50 Mbps

Max upload speed

30 Mbps

Average availability

100%

DSL from Telephone Operating Company of Vermont offers broadband to all households in Ghent covering 100% of the area.

DSL internet from Telephone Operating Company of Vermont uses telephone lines in Ghent 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 Telephone Operating Company of Vermont start at $34.95/mo.*, which is significantly lower than the average starting price for internet in Ghent, $49.47.

Telephone Operating Company of Vermont customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 24 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $1.46 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Ghent, $0.57.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Telephone Operating Company of Vermont offers download speeds up to 50 Mbps and upload speeds up to 30 Mbps in Ghent. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are slightly slower than the average max speeds from all Ghent's providers, 100 Mbps.

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Internet coverage for rural areas

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

Satellite internet from HughesNet and Viasat offers 100% availability in Ghent and surrounding areas. HughesNet starting prices are significantly higher than average in Ghent at $59.99/mo. for speeds up to 25 Mbps. Viasat starting prices are about average in Ghent at $50/mo. for speeds up to 25 Mbps. Satellite internet is a less appealing option for many Ghent residents, 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 Ghent 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 Ghent cable and DSL internet providers.

Internet provider frequently asked questions

Spectrum is the fastest internet provider in Ghent with download speeds up to 300 Mbps. These speeds are available to 100% of households in Ghent. The next fastest internet provider in Ghent is Telephone Operating Company of Vermont, offering download speeds up to 50 Mbps to 100% of the area.

Telephone Operating Company of Vermont offers the cheapest internet in Ghent with plans starting at $34.95/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in Ghent, $49.47.

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.

Select internet providers including AT&T, Spectrum and Xfinity have thousands of Wi-Fi hotspots that customers can connect to at no extra cost. If your internet provider does not offer free Wi-Fi hotspots, you can find free public Wi-Fi at your local library or many restaurants and cafes. Consider these tips for using public Wi-Fi safely.

Using your own router is a good way to cut internet costs without having to downgrade your internet plan. You can also try negotiating for a lower price with your current provider, or switch to another internet provider to take advantage of introductory pricing and special promotions.

Cable internet will nearly always offer faster speeds than DSL, but typically at a higher price point. So if you’re shopping for cheap internet plans, DSL may be your better option but if you want speed, consider cable internet.