Internet providers in Ithaca, NY

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Ithaca internet service at a glance

At 100%, broadband coverage in Ithaca 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 Ithaca area will have access to DSL, which covers 100% of Ithaca residents. Cable internet is also an option for many, offering service to 100% of the area. Fiber-optic is less available but still a popular internet option for roughly 22% of those living in Ithaca.

There are six internet providers serving the Ithaca area, and 99.88% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among Ithaca's six internet providers, prices start at $39.99 and available download speeds reach up to 1,000 Mbps.

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Top high-speed internet providers in Ithaca

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

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

DSL internet from Verizon uses telephone lines in Ithaca 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 Ithaca, $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 Ithaca, $1.92.

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 Ithaca. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Ithaca's providers, 126 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 Ithaca covering 100% of the area.

Spectrum’s cable network is likely to offer faster speeds than DSL or satellite service, but Ithaca 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 Ithaca, $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 Ithaca, $1.92.

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 Ithaca. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Ithaca's providers, 126 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 Ithaca covering 100% of the area.

HughesNet satellite internet offers reliable connection in areas of Ithaca 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 Ithaca, $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 Ithaca, $1.92.

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 Ithaca. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Ithaca's providers, 126 Mbps.

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Ithaca, NY internet providers

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Provider
Verizon $39.99/mo. 200 - 150 Mbps Fiber-optic 4.000%
Verizon $39.99/mo. 15 - 15 Mbps DSL 100%
Spectrum $49.99/mo. 60 - 300 Mbps Cable 100%
FiberSpark Inc. - - Fiber-optic 17%
HughesNet $59.99/mo. 2 - 25 Mbps Satellite 100%
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Internet provider frequently asked questions

FiberSpark Inc. is the fastest internet provider in Ithaca with download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps. These speeds are available to 17% of households in Ithaca. The next fastest internet provider in Ithaca is Spectrum, offering download speeds up to 300 Mbps to 100% of the area.

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

FiberSpark Inc. is the largest fiber-optic internet service provider in Ithaca, covering 17% of the city. Verizon also offers fiber internet in Ithaca and is available to 4.000% of households.

Downgrading services or cutting extras, such as Wi-Fi extenders or premium tech support, can lower your monthly internet bill. You can also try to negotiate with your internet provider for a lower rate. Switching internet providers and bundling internet with other services is another common way to lower internet costs.

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.

Take a speed test to see what download and upload speeds you are getting. For the best results, perform the test over a wired connection. View our speed test guide for a full breakdown of your results. If you want faster speeds, consider these tips for boosting internet speed, or shop for faster internet plans in your area.