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Internet providers in Potsdam, NY

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Potsdam, NY internet providers

Provider
Verizon - -DSL99%
Spectrum $49.99 200 - 300 MbpsCable100%
Nicholville Telephone Company - -Fiber-optic58%
Nicholville Telephone Company - -DSL2.582%
HughesNet $49.99 25 - 25 MbpsSatellite100%
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Potsdam internet service at a glance

At 100%, broadband coverage in Potsdam 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 Potsdam area will have access to cable, which covers 100% of Potsdam residents. DSL internet is also an option for many, offering service to 99% of the area. Fiber-optic is less available but still a popular internet option for roughly 58% of those living in Potsdam.

There are five internet providers serving the Potsdam area, and 98.61% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among Potsdam's five internet providers, prices start at $49.99 and available download speeds reach up to 300 Mbps.

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Average internet speeds in Potsdam

ProviderDownload speedUpload speedInternet type
Spectrum 58 Mbps 10 Mbps Cable

Top high-speed internet providers in Potsdam

The largest internet providers in Potsdam are Spectrum, HughesNet, and Viasat bringing cable and satellite options to Potsdam.

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

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 Potsdam covering 100% of the area.

Spectrum’s cable network is likely to offer faster speeds than DSL or satellite service, but Potsdam 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 Potsdam, $49.99.

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 Potsdam, $0.63.

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 Potsdam. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Potsdam's providers, 112 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 Potsdam covering 100% of the area.

HughesNet satellite internet offers reliable connection in areas of Potsdam 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 Potsdam, $49.99.

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 Potsdam, $0.63.

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 Potsdam. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are slightly slower than the average max speeds from all Potsdam's providers, 112 Mbps.

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Viasat satellite internet

Provider
Viasat
Starting price*
$50/mo.
Max download speed

12 Mbps

Max upload speed

3 Mbps

Average availability

100%

Satellite from Viasat offers broadband to all households in Potsdam covering 100% of the area.

Viasat satellite internet offers reliable connection in areas of Potsdam 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 Viasat start at $50/mo.*, which is about the same as the average starting price for internet in Potsdam, $49.99.

Viasat customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 12 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $4.17 per Mbps, significantly higher than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Potsdam, $0.63.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Viasat offers download speeds up to 12 Mbps and upload speeds up to 3 Mbps in Potsdam. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are slightly slower than the average max speeds from all Potsdam's providers, 112 Mbps.

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Internet provider frequently asked questions

Spectrum is the fastest internet provider in Potsdam with download speeds up to 300 Mbps. These speeds are available to 100% of households in Potsdam. The next fastest internet provider in Potsdam is Nicholville Telephone Company, offering download speeds up to 100 Mbps to 58% of the area.

Spectrum offers the cheapest internet in Potsdam with plans starting at $49.99/mo. This is about the same as the average starting price for internet in Potsdam, $49.99.

Nicholville Telephone Company is the largest fiber-optic internet service provider in Potsdam, covering 58% of the city.

Internet deals such as speed upgrades, promotional pricing, equipment perks and free installation are available from many internet providers. Bundling internet with TV and home phone is also a popular way to get a deal on internet.

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.

Each video streaming service has varying recommended speeds, but speeds up to 10 Mbps will often handle streaming on one device. For HD and 4K streaming, consider faster speeds of at least 25 Mbps to reduce buffering and maintain optimal picture quality.