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.

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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

NYC residential internet providers

ProviderStarting price*Speed rangeInternet type
Verizon$40/mo.0.5 – 15 MbpsDSL
Verizon Fios$39.99/mo.100 – 940 MbpsFiber
Spectrum$49.99/mo.200 – 940 MbpsCable
Optimum$44.99/mo.200 – 400 MbpsCable
RCN$29.99/mo.50 – 1,000 MbpsCable

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.




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

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.

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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.

TeamLeagueNetworkDIRECTV channelDISH channelOptimum channelRCN channelSpectrum channelVerizon Fios channel
Brooklyn NetsNBAYES Network631n/a7037252595
New York GiantsNFLFox555555
New York IslandersNHLMSG Network634n/a873732777
New York JetsNFLCBS222222
New York KnicksNBAMSG Network634n/a873732777
New York MetsMLBSportsNet New York639n/a6037026577
New York RangersNHLMSG Network634n/a873732777
New York YankeesMLBYES Network631n/a7037252595

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.

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.

Find internet providers in New York, NY

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