Internet providers in Rensselaer, NY

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Rensselaer internet service at a glance

At 100%, broadband coverage in Rensselaer 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 Rensselaer area will have access to cable, which covers 100% of Rensselaer residents. DSL internet is also an option for many, offering service to 99% of the area. No fiber-optic providers are currently available in Rensselaer, but satellite or fixed-wireless providers may offer broadband options in your area.

There are six internet providers serving the Rensselaer area, and 99.42% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among Rensselaer's six internet providers, prices start at $39.99 and available download speeds reach up to 100 Mbps.

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Top high-speed internet providers in Rensselaer

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

DSL internet from Verizon is available to nearly all Rensselaer residents, covering 99% of households. Many will also have the option of cable from Spectrum, which covers 100% of the area. Rensselaer’s third most-available internet provider, HughesNet, offers satellite to around 100% of Rensselaer residents.

Verizon DSL internet

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

15 Mbps

Max upload speed

1 Mbps

Average availability

99%

DSL from Verizon offers broadband to all households in Rensselaer covering 99% of the area.

DSL internet from Verizon uses telephone lines in Rensselaer 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 Rensselaer, $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 Rensselaer, $2.50.

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 Rensselaer. These download speeds are available to 99% of the area, and are about the same as the average max speeds from all Rensselaer's providers, 38 Mbps.

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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 Rensselaer covering 100% of the area.

Spectrum’s cable network is likely to offer faster speeds than DSL or satellite service, but Rensselaer 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 Rensselaer, $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 Rensselaer, $2.50.

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 Rensselaer. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are slightly faster than the average max speeds from all Rensselaer's providers, 38 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 Rensselaer covering 100% of the area.

HughesNet satellite internet offers reliable connection in areas of Rensselaer 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 Rensselaer, $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 Rensselaer, $2.50.

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 Rensselaer. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are about the same as the average max speeds from all Rensselaer's providers, 38 Mbps.

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Rensselaer, NY internet providers

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Provider
Verizon $39.99/mo. 15 - 15 Mbps DSL 99%
Spectrum $49.99/mo. 60 - 100 Mbps Cable 100%
FairPoint Communications, Inc. - - DSL 2.130%
HughesNet $59.99/mo. 2 - 25 Mbps Satellite 100%
ViaSat, Inc. $50/mo. 12 - 25 Mbps Satellite 100%
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Internet provider frequently asked questions

Spectrum is the fastest internet provider in Rensselaer with download speeds up to 100 Mbps. These speeds are available to 100% of households in Rensselaer. The next fastest internet provider in Rensselaer is FairPoint Communications, Inc., offering download speeds up to 50 Mbps to 2.130% of the area.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.