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Internet providers in Manchester, NY

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Manchester, NY internet providers

Provider
Spectrum $49.99 200 - 100 MbpsCable100%
Windstream $25.00 15 - 20 MbpsDSL73%
OntarioTelephoneCompany $59.95 100 - 6 MbpsDSL9.623%
HughesNet $49.99 25 - 25 MbpsSatellite100%
Viasat $50.00 12 - 12 MbpsSatellite100%
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Manchester internet service at a glance

At 100%, broadband coverage in Manchester 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 Manchester area will have access to cable, which covers 100% of Manchester residents. DSL internet is also an option for many, offering service to 73% of the area. No fiber-optic providers are currently available in Manchester, but satellite or fixed-wireless providers may offer broadband options in your area.

There are five internet providers serving the Manchester area, and 72.56% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among Manchester's five internet providers, prices start at $25 and available download speeds reach up to 100 Mbps.

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Average internet speeds in Manchester

ProviderDownload speedUpload speedInternet type
Spectrum 86 Mbps 9 Mbps Cable

Top high-speed internet providers in Manchester

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

Cable internet from Spectrum is available to nearly all Manchester residents, covering 100% of households. Many will also have the option of DSL from Windstream, which covers 73% of the area. Manchester’s third most-available internet provider, HughesNet, offers satellite to around 100% of Manchester residents.

Spectrum cable internet

Provider
Spectrum
Starting price*
$49.99/mo.
Max download speed

100 Mbps

Max upload speed

10 Mbps

Average availability

100%

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

Spectrum’s cable network is likely to offer faster speeds than DSL or satellite service, but Manchester 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 Manchester, $46.99.

Spectrum customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 200 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $0.25 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Manchester, $0.67.

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 Manchester. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are slightly faster than the average max speeds from all Manchester's providers, 33 Mbps.

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Windstream DSL internet

Provider
Windstream
Starting price*
$25/mo.
Max download speed

20 Mbps

Max upload speed

1.5 Mbps

Average availability

73%

DSL from Windstream offers broadband to most households in Manchester covering 73% of the area.

DSL internet from Windstream uses telephone lines in Manchester 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 Windstream start at $25/mo.*, which is significantly lower than the average starting price for internet in Manchester, $46.99.

Windstream customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 15 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $1.67 per Mbps, higher than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Manchester, $0.67.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Windstream offers download speeds up to 20 Mbps and upload speeds up to 1.5 Mbps in Manchester. These download speeds are available to 73% of the area, and are about the same as the average max speeds from all Manchester's providers, 33 Mbps.

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HughesNet satellite internet

Provider
HughesNet
Starting price*
$49.99/mo.
Max download speed

25 Mbps

Max upload speed

3 Mbps

Average availability

100%

Satellite from HughesNet offers broadband to all households in Manchester covering 100% of the area.

HughesNet satellite internet offers reliable connection in areas of Manchester 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 $49.99/mo.*, which is about the same as the average starting price for internet in Manchester, $46.99.

HughesNet customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 25 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $2.00 per Mbps, higher than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Manchester, $0.67.

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 Manchester. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are about the same as the average max speeds from all Manchester's providers, 33 Mbps.

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Internet provider frequently asked questions

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

Windstream offers the cheapest internet in Manchester with plans starting at $25/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in Manchester, $46.99.

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%.

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.

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.

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.