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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

Rochester, NY, residential internet providers

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.

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

Call or click below to find and compare the fastest Rochester internet plans in your area.

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

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.