Internet providers in New York, NY
Discover which internet providers are available in NYC and compare internet speeds and pricing from top providers in the city.
Internet options in New York City
Moving to or around The Big Apple presents all sorts of new opportunities, including who you rely on for internet and TV service. To help you find the best New York, NY internet provider for your new home, we’ve listed everything you need to know about the top providers below. Even if you aren’t moving, you may find that switching NYC internet providers could get you better services or a lower monthly rate.
NYC internet at a glance
Cable internet is the most widely available internet service in NYC, but DSL and fiber-optic internet are also options in most areas. Available download speeds range from 1 to 1,000 Mbps, and internet plan pricing starts at under $50/mo. with most providers.
Internet availability in New York City
Cable – 99%
DSL – 98%
Fiber-optic – 85%
NYC 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 11/15/19.
Compare the largest internet providers in New York City
The four largest internet providers in NYC are Verizon, Spectrum, Optimum and RCN. Your New York City address and the borough you live in will largely determine which providers and plans are available.
Verizon High Speed Internet (DSL) is available throughout NYC. Verizon Fios, a 100% fiber connection, offers service primarily in parts of Manhattan, Brooklyn, the Bronx and Staten Island.
- One to three internet plan options depending on location
- Starting at $39.99-$79.99/mo.*
- Speeds 1 – 940 Mbps
- Fast upload speeds
- Bundle savings
Top NYC ZIP codes for Verizon internet:
10022, 10032, 10305, 10314, 10458, 10472, 11105, 11203, 11358, 11379
Select NYC Verizon store locations:
- 581 Broadway, New York, NY 10012
- 2512 Broadway, New York, NY 10025
- 8524 Fifth Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11209
- 153 E. Fordham Rd., Bronx, NY 10468
- Pergament Mall, 2791 Richmond Ave., Staten Island, NY 10314
Spectrum cable internet services are available throughout most of Manhattan, Queens and Staten Island. Residents of western Brooklyn may also have Spectrum as an available internet provider.
- Three internet plan options
- Starting at $49.99-$109.99/mo.*
- Speeds 200 – 940 Mbps
- Modem included
- No data caps
Top NYC ZIP codes Spectrum internet:
10011, 10029, 10306, 10309, 10312, 11101, 11209, 11231, 11378, 11964
Select NYC Spectrum store locations:
- 1360 Third Ave., New York, NY 10075
- 80-28 Cooper Ave., Suite 6-112 Glendale, NY 11385
- 3560 Broadway, New York, NY 10031
- 531 86th St., Brooklyn, NY 11209
- 31-01 23rd Ave., Astoria, NY 11105
Optimum covers many areas where Spectrum is unavailable, including the Bronx and Brooklyn. Optimum coverage also extends east throughout much of Long Island and north into Yonkers and Eastchester, but is not available in Mount Vernon.
- Three internet plan options
- Starting at $44.99-$64.99/mo.*
- Speeds 200 – 400 Mbps
- Price for life guarantee
- Installation included with select plans
Top NYC ZIP codes Optimum internet:
10456, 10462, 10469, 10473, 11030, 11214, 11226, 11233, 11234, 11530
Select NYC Optimum store locations:
- 961 E. 174th St., Bronx, NY 10460
- 1095 E. 45th St., Brooklyn, NY 11234
- 11020 Flatlands Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11207
- 6 Executive Plaza, Yonkers, NY 10701
- 1073 Old Country Rd., Westbury, NY 11590
RCN is available in all boroughs except Staten Island, but residents of Manhattan and Queens are much more likely to be serviceable for RCN. Even in these two boroughs where RCN is most available, serviceability can vary from block to block.
- Four internet plan options
- Starting at $29.99-$68.33/mo.*
- Speeds 50 – 1,000 Mbps
- No contract required
- Installation included with select plans
Top NYC ZIP codes RCN internet:
10007, 10016, 10038, 10204, 10452, 11105, 11106, 11201, 11375, 11378
Select NYC RCN store locations:
- 593 Third Ave., New York, NY 10016
*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 11/1519.
Find out which NYC internet providers are available near you. Click “Shop providers” below to find New York City internet providers by ZIP code, or call to speak with our internet experts about specific providers and plans for your address.
Fastest internet in New York City
Download speeds 250 Mbps or higher
New York City – 89%
New York – 72%
U.S. – 73%
Download speeds 1,000 Mbps or higher
New York City – 45%
New York – 27%
U.S. – 16%
Cable and fiber-optic internet providers in New York will be your best options for high-speed internet. And if you need fast upload speeds, look to fiber-optic internet providers such as Verizon Fios.
New York City’s fastest max advertised download speeds
- RCN – Cable internet with download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
- Spectrum – Cable internet with download speeds up to 940 Mbps
- Verizon Fios – Fiber-optic internet with download speeds up to 940 Mbps and upload speeds up to 880 Mbps
- Optimum – Cable internet with download speeds up to 400 Mbps
See if New York City’s fastest internet speeds are available in your area. Click below to check for high-speed cable and fiber-optic internet providers in NYC.
Cheap internet service providers in New York City
If you’re looking for cheap NYC internet providers, most will offer plans for around $50/mo. or lower. Keep in mind that equipment fees, Wi-Fi service and other hidden fees can add to the overall monthly costs.
Cheap internet plans in NYC
- RCN 155 Mbps Internet – $29.99/mo.* for up to 155 Mbps
- Verizon Fios 50/50 – $39.99/mo.* for up to 50 Mbps
- Optimum Internet 200 – $44.99/mo.* for up to 200 Mbps
- Spectrum internet – $49.99/mo.* for up to 200 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 11/15/19.
Finding the cheapest New York internet plans starts with a search of available providers in your area. Click “Shop plans” to find providers in your ZIP code and compare starting prices.
Free New York, NY, Wi-Fi hotspots
Whether you’re out and about or just visiting, there are public places where you can access free Wi-Fi service in New York City. Keep in mind that these networks are often public, so it’s good to avoid online activity that involves passwords or sensitive information when connected to free Wi-Fi networks.
Here are a few public places where you can find free Wi-Fi in NYC:
- Public parks including Central Park and Brooklyn Bridge Park
- Any underground subway station
- Most coffee shops including Coffee Project NY and Odd Fox Coffee
- Grand Central Library and other New York public libraries
If you have Spectrum or Optimum internet service, you can access free provider Wi-Fi hotspots throughout New York. Xfinity also offers free Wi-Fi hotspots in New York City, even though residential internet service is largely unavailable. Verizon does not currently offer Wi-Fi hotspots for internet customers in New York.
Bundle TV with your New York internet service
Many New York City internet providers also offer TV services, and may give you a monthly discount for bundling the two. Satellite TV plans from DIRECTV or DISH may also be available to order with new internet service or as a standalone TV service.
New York City TV providers
Watching New York City sports teams
A trip to Yankee Stadium or Madison Square Garden is a great way to take in NYC sports, but that’s not always practical, affordable or even available. If you can’t make it to the game, here’s a list of pro sports teams in NYC and the regional networks and channels you can find them on.
|Team||League||Network||DIRECTV channel||DISH channel||Optimum channel||RCN channel||Spectrum channel||Verizon Fios channel|
|Brooklyn Nets||NBA||YES Network||631||n/a||70||372||52||595|
|New York Giants||NFL||Fox||5||5||5||5||5||5|
|New York Islanders||NHL||MSG Network||634||n/a||87||373||27||77|
|New York Jets||NFL||CBS||2||2||2||2||2||2|
|New York Knicks||NBA||MSG Network||634||n/a||87||373||27||77|
|New York Mets||MLB||SportsNet New York||639||n/a||60||370||26||577|
|New York Rangers||NHL||MSG Network||634||n/a||87||373||27||77|
|New York Yankees||MLB||YES Network||631||n/a||70||372||52||595|
Not a fan of the local New York teams? We wouldn’t advise mentioning that while riding the subway, but we would recommend these ways to watch out-of-market teams. With the right sports package, you can catch just about any and every pro sports team and cheer them on in the privacy of your New York home. Call to learn more about NYC TV providers and the best sports packages for you.
Moving to NYC
From helping you set up new internet services to getting you more acquainted with the city, we want to help make your move as simple as possible. Here are some links you may find useful when getting settled in and around New York City.
Setting up new services
When moving, rely on our experts to help you set up internet service in NYC as well as TV, home phone, home security and more. Call to find providers and compare plans for your new address.
Last updated 11/15/19.
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