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Internet providers in St. James, NY

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St. James, NY internet providers

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Verizon $39.99 200 - 940 MbpsFiber-optic89%
Verizon $39.99 15 - 15 MbpsDSL55%
Optimum $30 20 - 400 MbpsCable100%
HughesNet $59.99 25 - 25 MbpsSatellite100%
Viasat $50 12 - 25 MbpsSatellite100%
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St. James internet service at a glance

At 100%, broadband coverage in St. James 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 St. James area will have access to cable, which covers 100% of St. James residents. Fiber-optic internet is also an option for many, offering service to 89% of the area. DSL is less available but still a popular internet option for roughly 55% of those living in St. James.

There are four internet providers serving the St. James area, and 100% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among St. James's four internet providers, prices start at $30 and available download speeds reach up to 940 Mbps.

Top high-speed internet providers in St. James

The largest internet providers in St. James are Verizon and Optimum bringing fiber-optic, DSL, and cable options to St. James.

Fiber-optic internet from Verizon is available to nearly all St. James residents, covering 89% of households. Many will also have the option of DSL from Verizon, which covers 55% of the area. St. James’s third most-available internet provider, Optimum, offers cable to around 100% of St. James residents.

Verizon fiber-optic internet

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

940 Mbps

Max upload speed

880 Mbps

Average availability

89%

Fiber-optic from Verizon offers broadband to nearly all households in St. James covering 89% of the area.

Fiber-optic service from Verizon is popular for its fast download and upload speeds, even during peak usage times, but may be less available throughout St. James than other internet types.

Internet prices for Verizon start at $39.99/mo.*, which is lower than the average starting price for internet in St. James, $45.00.

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 St. James, $2.05.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Verizon offers download speeds up to 940 Mbps and upload speeds up to 880 Mbps in St. James. These download speeds are available to 89% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all St. James's providers, 351 Mbps.

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Verizon DSL internet

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

15 Mbps

Max upload speed

1 Mbps

Average availability

55%

DSL from Verizon offers broadband to about half of households in St. James covering 55% of the area.

DSL internet from Verizon uses telephone lines in St. James 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 St. James, $45.00.

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 St. James, $2.05.

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 St. James. These download speeds are available to 55% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all St. James's providers, 351 Mbps.

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Optimum cable internet

Provider
Optimum
Starting price*
$30/mo.
Max download speed

400 Mbps

Max upload speed

35 Mbps

Average availability

100%

Cable from Optimum offers broadband to all households in St. James covering 100% of the area.

Optimum’s cable network is likely to offer faster speeds than DSL or satellite service, but St. James residents in densely populated areas may experience slowed speeds during peak usage times.

Internet prices for Optimum start at $30/mo.*, which is significantly lower than the average starting price for internet in St. James, $45.00.

Optimum customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 20 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $1.50 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in St. James, $2.05.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Optimum offers download speeds up to 400 Mbps and upload speeds up to 35 Mbps in St. James. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are slightly faster than the average max speeds from all St. James's providers, 351 Mbps.

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Internet coverage for rural areas

If you live in the heart of St. James, you’ll likely have options from cable, fiber-optic, and DSL internet providers. For those in rural areas or just outside St. James, however, satellite or fixed wireless internet may be the best internet option.

Satellite internet from HughesNet and Viasat offers 100% availability in St. James and surrounding areas. HughesNet starting prices are significantly higher than average in St. James at $59.99/mo. for speeds up to 25 Mbps. Satellite internet is a less appealing option for many St. James residents, however, as service typically comes with high latency and low data allowances.

Internet provider frequently asked questions

Verizon is the fastest internet provider in St. James with download speeds up to 940 Mbps. These speeds are available to 89% of households in St. James. The next fastest internet provider in St. James is Optimum, offering download speeds up to 400 Mbps to 100% of the area.

Optimum offers the cheapest internet in St. James with plans starting at $30/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in St. James, $45.00.

Verizon is the largest fiber-optic internet service provider in St. James, covering 89% of the city.

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.

Downgrading services or cutting extras, such as Wi-Fi extenders or premium tech support, can lower your monthly internet bill. You can also try to negotiate with your internet provider for a lower rate. Switching internet providers and bundling internet with other services is another common way to lower internet costs.

Speeds of 10 Mbps and higher are good for gaming, but what you really want to consider when choosing an internet service for gaming is latency, or ping. Latency is the measure of how long it takes for your device to communicate with the server and is the main contributor to lag. The higher the ping, the more likely you are to experience lagging. Shoot for an internet service with latency below 100 ms.