There are 5 residential cable providers in New York covering 99.92% of the city. The largest cable company is Spectrum, available to 99.89% of New York homes. Call Spectrum first, and if they cannot help you they will direct you the the right provider.

 

All 5 Cable Providers in New York, NY

City ProviderAvailabilityNew York SpeedsGet Service
Spectrum99.89%

940 to 940 Mbps

940 Mbps Avg.

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Speed in Mbps

% of Spectrum customers who can get listed speeds

 

The chart above shows the maximum speeds for the 1,623,754 people who can get cable from Spectrum in New York, NY. The height of the line (y axis) is the percentage of Spectrum potential customers in New York who can get the speed on the bottom of the chart (the x axis) in Mbps. Spectrum offers no different speeds throughout New York. The fastest speed anyone in New York can get from Spectrum is 940 Mpbs, and the city-wide average for all Spectrum New York customers is 940 Mbps.

RCN34.16%

330 to 1000 Mbps

799.31 Mbps Avg.

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Speed in Mbps

% of RCN customers who can get listed speeds

 

The chart above shows the maximum speeds for the 555,264 people who can get cable from RCN in New York, NY. The height of the line (y axis) is the percentage of RCN potential customers in New York who can get the speed on the bottom of the chart (the x axis) in Mbps. RCN offers 2 different speeds throughout New York. The fastest speed anyone in New York can get from RCN is 1000 Mpbs, and the city-wide average for all RCN New York customers is 799.31 Mbps.

Consolidated Communications0.09%

50 to 50 Mbps

50 Mbps Avg.

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Speed in Mbps

% of Consolidated Communications customers who can get listed speeds

 

The chart above shows the maximum speeds for the 1,485 people who can get cable from Consolidated Communications in New York, NY. The height of the line (y axis) is the percentage of Consolidated Communications potential customers in New York who can get the speed on the bottom of the chart (the x axis) in Mbps. Consolidated Communications offers no different speeds throughout New York. The fastest speed anyone in New York can get from Consolidated Communications is 50 Mpbs, and the city-wide average for all Consolidated Communications New York customers is 50 Mbps.

XFINITY (Comcast)0.04%

150 to 987 Mbps

757.04 Mbps Avg.

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Speed in Mbps

% of XFINITY (Comcast) customers who can get listed speeds

 

The chart above shows the maximum speeds for the 591 people who can get cable from XFINITY (Comcast) in New York, NY. The height of the line (y axis) is the percentage of XFINITY (Comcast) potential customers in New York who can get the speed on the bottom of the chart (the x axis) in Mbps. XFINITY (Comcast) offers 3 different speeds throughout New York. The fastest speed anyone in New York can get from XFINITY (Comcast) is 987 Mpbs, and the city-wide average for all XFINITY (Comcast) New York customers is 757.04 Mbps.

Optimum0.02%

400 to 400 Mbps

400 Mbps Avg.

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Speed in Mbps

% of Optimum customers who can get listed speeds

 

The chart above shows the maximum speeds for the 365 people who can get cable from Optimum in New York, NY. The height of the line (y axis) is the percentage of Optimum potential customers in New York who can get the speed on the bottom of the chart (the x axis) in Mbps. Optimum offers no different speeds throughout New York. The fastest speed anyone in New York can get from Optimum is 400 Mpbs, and the city-wide average for all Optimum New York customers is 400 Mbps.

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* Note: “Avg. Speed” is a population-weighted average of the top speed in New York. Our calculation gives a more accurate estimate of the speed you can actually expect to be available for purchase in your area.

New York residents may also choose internet-only service from a brand like Spectrum and sign up for satellite TV, which is generally rated higher than TV delivered over cable.

Satellite TV and Internet Providers

Because competition is stronger for satellite television, DISH and DIRECTV are generally considered superior to cable TV service. You can choose a separate form of internet, and the providers below will actually help you set up home internet service, sometimes even with bundled savings. Call for pricing and bundling options.

Satellite internet is not an ideal choice, but allows people in rural areas to stay connected. Note that most satellite services require either a deposit for equipment installation or a decent credit score.

ProviderAvailabilityServicesGet Service
DIRECTV100%Satellite TV serviceView plans

More about DIRECTV

DIRECTV provides satellite TV service that consistently beats cable TV service in terms of programming, price, and customer service. Their packages have long been the favorite among sports fans, but their low-priced packages are also worth checking out for casual watchers. DIRECTV premium packages include many of the most popular channels in the world.

DISH100%Satellite TV serviceView plans

More about DISH

DISH was formerly known as (and sometimes still called) the Dish Network. DISH provides affordable package prices and is known for lower up-front pricing. DISH competes aggressively with AT&T-owned DIRECTV. DISH has worked hard in the last several years to improve sports programming to compete with the traditional leader, and is now a solid choice for savers and sports fans who know what they're looking for.

HuhgesNet100%

Satellite internet service

Speeds up to 15 Mbps

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More about HuhgesNet

Satellite internet should generally be your last option unless no other service is available in your area. The latency (lag) inherent to the technology makes it difficult to stream or browse, and online games that require a fast connection will not work. However, if you live in a rural area HughesNet is a good option. You'll just a need a little more patience while browsing or downloading movies to watch.


Cable Internet Speeds in New York

New York customers can get an average of 953.41 Mbps as their fastest speed. The fastest cable internet in the entire city is 1000 Mbps, which 23.93% of homes can purchase. Some residents, however, can only get 50 Mbps. Internet speeds tend to be faster in Northeast New York, and slower in the neighborhoods to the Central. Cable is the fastest internet in 70.54% of the city. For residents looking for alternatives to cable, fixed wireless is the best alternative for most households.

New York, NY Map of Cable Internet Speeds

Cable Speed Key

1 Gbps+
999 Mbps
400 Mbps
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Cable Coverage and Availability in New York

Cable internet is available to 99.92% of residents, which can be bundled with TV service for package savings. The map below shows where cable companies provide service by block.

New York, NY Map of Cable Internet Availability

Cable Availability Key

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What zip codes have cable in New York and nearby?

Zip CodeCable Coverage
101530%
101520%
101540%
101710%
101720%
Zip CodeCable Coverage
101670%
10017100%
101770%
101690%
101740%

Cable in Your New York Neighborhood

Spectrum is the primary cable provider for New York's north, northeast, west, central, east, southwest and south neighborhoods. Some areas in New York may be uncovered, especially areas with very few homes.

Compared with the rest of the county, New York has much greater access to cable versus other cities and much greater cable coverage compared to the rest of New York.

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