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people have access to broadband internet of any type
1 provider - 100.00%
2 providers - 99.88%
3 providers - 17.63%
4+ providers - 0%
Cable - 100%
DSL - 100%
Fiber - 22%
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 $44.99 and available download speeds reach up to 1,000 Mbps.
The largest internet providers in Ithaca are Verizon, Spectrum, and Fiberspark bringing DSL, cable, and fiber-optic 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, Fiberspark, offers fiber-optic to around 17% of Ithaca residents.
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.
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, 334 Mbps.
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 $44.99/mo.*, which is lower than the average starting price for internet in Ithaca, $49.99.
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 Ithaca, $0.60.
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 about the same as the average max speeds from all Ithaca's providers, 334 Mbps.
Fiber-optic from Fiberspark offers broadband to a limited number of households in Ithaca covering 17% of the area.
Fiber-optic service from Fiberspark is popular for its fast download and upload speeds, even during peak usage times, but may be less available throughout Ithaca than other internet types.
Internet prices for Fiberspark start at $55/mo.*, which is higher than the average starting price for internet in Ithaca, $49.99.
Fiberspark customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 100 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $0.55 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Ithaca, $0.60.
For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Fiberspark offers download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps and upload speeds up to 1,000 Mbps in Ithaca. These download speeds are available to 17% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Ithaca's providers, 334 Mbps.
If you live in the heart of Ithaca, you’ll likely have options from DSL, cable, and fiber-optic internet providers. For those in rural areas or just outside Ithaca, however, satellite or fixed wireless internet may be the best internet option.
Satellite internet from HughesNet and Viasat offers 100% availability in Ithaca and surrounding areas. HughesNet starting prices are higher than average in Ithaca at $59.99/mo. for speeds up to 25 Mbps. Viasat starting prices are about average in Ithaca at $50/mo. for speeds up to 12 Mbps. Satellite internet is a less appealing option for many Ithaca residents, however, as service typically comes with high latency and low data allowances.
Fiberspark 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 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.
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.
Learn the penalty, if any, of canceling service with your current provider. Find other internet providers in your area and compare plans and pricing. Choose the internet provider and plan that best meets your needs. Order your new services and get your installation/activation date. Call your current internet provider and cancel service by the activation date of your new service.
If you suspect your slow speeds are the result of your internet provider throttling your connection, the easiest way to determine if you’re being throttled is to perform two speed tests. Run the first test on your regular network, then run the second one on a VPN. If the two speeds are drastically different (and the VPN test was higher), your internet provider may be throttling your speeds.