Internet providers in Rochester, NY
Find the best internet service providers in Rochester, NY, by comparing service plans by internet speed, availability and pricing.
Internet options in Rochester, NY
Have you recently moved to the Rochester area? One of the necessities of moving to a new city is establishing services with local TV and internet providers. Comparing providers for the best overall service packages can be challenging. Work with Allconnect® to help you find and compare internet and cable service providers in the Rochester area.
Rochester internet at a glance
There are currently seven internet providers to choose from in Rochester, all of which provide residential services. Service options vary depending on where your address and ZIP code.
Internet availability in Rochester, NY
Cable – 100%
DSL – 94%
Fiber-optic – 39%
Rochester, NY, residential internet providers
*Pricing per month plus taxes for length of contract. Additional fees and terms may apply. Pricing varies by location and availability. All prices subject to change at any time. May or may not be available based on service address. As of 07/19/22.
Compare the largest internet providers in Rochester
In Rochester, there are many internet service providers to choose from. However, the three largest internet providers in the area are Frontier, Spectrum and HughesNet. Here is how each provider compares when looking at their overall service, availability and pricing options.
Frontier DSL internet services roughly 94% of the Rochester area on average. Frontier provides DSL, TV and internet services to close to 424,000 people through the city and has internet plans with speeds up to 115 Mbps.
- Three internet plan options
- Starting at $54.99/mo.*
- Bundle packages available for internet, TV and home phone services
- Two-year price guarantee with no long-term contracts
Frontier store locations:
- 1225 Jefferson Road, Rochester, NY 14623
- 120 Plymouth Ave., North, Rochester, NY 14608
- 3441 W. Henrietta Road, Rochester, NY 14623
Spectrum has one of the widest coverage areas across Rochester. The company’s cable internet services are available to 100% of the city with internet speeds up to 100 Mbps.
- Three internet plan options
- Starting at $49.99/mo.*
- Triple Play bundles are available with HD TV services and unlimited nationwide calling
- Primetime on-demand featuring fast and powerful in-home Wi-Fi
Spectrum store locations:
- 1393 Mt. Hope Ave., Suites H and I, Rochester, NY 14620
- 720 Jefferson Road, Ste. 600, Henrietta, NY 14623
- 349 W. Commercial St., East Rochester, NY 14445
HughesNet is a satellite internet provider that offers 100% coverage to all residents in Rochester with a clear view to the sky. Customers of HughesNet have access to moderate internet speeds and don’t have to worry about outages or service disruptions.
- Four internet plan options
- Starting at $64.99/mo.*
- TV, home phone and internet service plans available with two-year price guarantees
- One of the most highly recognized and reliable satellite providers in America
HughesNet store locations:
- Rawsaw Services International Inc., 5 Marway Circle, Unit 8, Rochester, NY 14624
- Trinstar LLC, 2407 N. Main St., Warsaw, NY 14569
*Pricing per month plus taxes for length of contract. Additional fees and terms may apply. Pricing varies by location and availability. All prices subject to change at any time. May or may not be available based on service address. As of 11/16/19.
Availability for other Rochester internet providers
- NYSYS airAccess – Fixed-wireless service provider that provides internet coverage to roughly 92% of the city
- Viasat, Inc. – Satellite provider available in all rural areas of Rochester
Find the best service rates from Rochester internet providers near you. Click “Shop providers” to locate Rochester internet providers by ZIP code or call to shop plans for your home address.
Fastest internet in Rochester
Download speeds 250 Mbps or higher
Rochester – 100%
New York – 92%
U.S. – 73%
Download speeds 1,000 Mbps or higher
Rochester – 16%
New York – 4%
U.S. – 13%
The fastest internet services in Rochester more than likely are from providers using a fiber-optic or cable/fiber-optic network. Here’s a look at the fastest fiber-optic and cable internet providers in the Rochester area.
Rochester’s fastest max advertised download speeds
- Greenlight Networks – Fiber-optic network with speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
- Empire Access – Fiber-optic network with speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
- Spectrum – Cable network with internet speeds up to 100 Mbps
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Cheapest internet service providers in Rochester
If you’re trying to find a competitive deal on internet services in Rochester, there are many providers to choose from that are below $50/mo. Bundling your internet service with other home and TV services is another great way to save.
Cheap internet plans in Rochester
- Spectrum – $49.99/mo.* for up to 100 Mbps
*Pricing per month plus taxes for length of contract. Additional fees and terms may apply. Pricing varies by location and availability. All prices subject to change at any time. May or may not be available based on service address. Speeds may vary. As of 07/19/22.
Call or click below to find and compare the cheapest Rochester internet plans in your area.
Free Wi-Fi hotspots in Rochester
There are a number of free Wi-Fi hotspots throughout Rochester that enable residents to extend their internet coverage without having to spend more. However, it’s important to note that connecting to public Wi-FI hotspots is less secure than private networks, so you should be cautious when connecting through them.
Here are a few public places where you can find free Wi-Fi in Rochester:
- All Starbucks locations, as well as local coffee spots including Equal Grounds Coffee House, Ugly Duck Coffee, and Boulder Coffee Co. Cafe and Lounge
- Public libraries including Central Library of Rochester and Monroe County, Brighton Memorial Library
- Pinnacle Laundromat on Monroe Avenue
- Clarion Hotel Riverside Rochester and Towpath Motel Rochester
If you subscribe to internet services from Frontier or Spectrum, they offer their customers unlimited access to their free Wi-Fi hotspot network throughout Rochester and nationwide. The availability of these hotspots will vary based on each provider.
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