There are 16 residential cable providers in New York covering 97.91% of the state. The largest cable company is Spectrum, available to 57.77% of New York homes. Call Spectrum first, and if they cannot help you they will direct you the the right provider.

 

All 16 Cable Providers in New York

State ProviderAvailabilityNew York SpeedsGet Service
Spectrum57.77%

100 to 940 Mbps

575.46 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 11,345,795 people who can get cable from Spectrum in New York. 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 5 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 575.46 Mbps.

Optimum40.35%

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 7,924,108 people who can get cable from Optimum in New York. 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.

RCN5.88%

330 to 1000 Mbps

743.78 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 1,154,942 people who can get cable from RCN in New York. 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 743.78 Mbps.

XFINITY (Comcast)0.68%

16 to 987 Mbps

947.88 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 134,255 people who can get cable from XFINITY (Comcast) in New York. 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 5 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 947.88 Mbps.

Mid-Hudson CableVision0.33%

150 to 150 Mbps

150 Mbps Avg.

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Speed in Mbps

% of Mid-Hudson CableVision customers who can get listed speeds

 

The chart above shows the maximum speeds for the 63,857 people who can get cable from Mid-Hudson CableVision in New York. The height of the line (y axis) is the percentage of Mid-Hudson CableVision potential customers in New York who can get the speed on the bottom of the chart (the x axis) in Mbps. Mid-Hudson CableVision offers no different speeds throughout New York. The fastest speed anyone in New York can get from Mid-Hudson CableVision is 150 Mpbs, and the city-wide average for all Mid-Hudson CableVision New York customers is 150 Mbps.

Haefele TV0.13%

100 to 100 Mbps

100 Mbps Avg.

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Speed in Mbps

% of Haefele TV customers who can get listed speeds

 

The chart above shows the maximum speeds for the 24,819 people who can get cable from Haefele TV in New York. The height of the line (y axis) is the percentage of Haefele TV potential customers in New York who can get the speed on the bottom of the chart (the x axis) in Mbps. Haefele TV offers no different speeds throughout New York. The fastest speed anyone in New York can get from Haefele TV is 100 Mpbs, and the city-wide average for all Haefele TV New York customers is 100 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 17,640 people who can get cable from Consolidated Communications in New York. 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.

Atlantic Broadband0.05%

120 to 250 Mbps

120.46 Mbps Avg.

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Speed in Mbps

% of Atlantic Broadband customers who can get listed speeds

 

The chart above shows the maximum speeds for the 10,770 people who can get cable from Atlantic Broadband in New York. The height of the line (y axis) is the percentage of Atlantic Broadband potential customers in New York who can get the speed on the bottom of the chart (the x axis) in Mbps. Atlantic Broadband offers 2 different speeds throughout New York. The fastest speed anyone in New York can get from Atlantic Broadband is 250 Mpbs, and the city-wide average for all Atlantic Broadband New York customers is 120.46 Mbps.

Margaretville Telephone Company0.04%

50 to 50 Mbps

50 Mbps Avg.

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Speed in Mbps

% of Margaretville Telephone Company customers who can get listed speeds

 

The chart above shows the maximum speeds for the 7,564 people who can get cable from Margaretville Telephone Company in New York. The height of the line (y axis) is the percentage of Margaretville Telephone Company potential customers in New York who can get the speed on the bottom of the chart (the x axis) in Mbps. Margaretville Telephone Company offers no different speeds throughout New York. The fastest speed anyone in New York can get from Margaretville Telephone Company is 50 Mpbs, and the city-wide average for all Margaretville Telephone Company New York customers is 50 Mbps.

Zito Media LP0.03%

200 to 200 Mbps

200 Mbps Avg.

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Speed in Mbps

% of Zito Media LP customers who can get listed speeds

 

The chart above shows the maximum speeds for the 5,548 people who can get cable from Zito Media LP in New York. The height of the line (y axis) is the percentage of Zito Media LP potential customers in New York who can get the speed on the bottom of the chart (the x axis) in Mbps. Zito Media LP offers no different speeds throughout New York. The fastest speed anyone in New York can get from Zito Media LP is 200 Mpbs, and the city-wide average for all Zito Media LP New York customers is 200 Mbps.

 

 

* 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 493.73 Mbps as their fastest speed. The fastest cable internet in the entire state is 1000 Mbps, which 3.63% of homes can purchase. Some residents, however, can only get 1.5 Mbps. Internet speeds tend to be faster in South New York, and slower in the neighborhoods to the West. Cable is the fastest internet in 23.47% of the state. For residents looking for alternatives to cable, fiber is the best alternative for most households.

New York Map of Cable Internet Speeds

Cable Speed Key

1 Gbps+
999 Mbps
400 Mbps
0 Mbps

 

Cable Coverage and Availability in New York

Cable internet is available to 97.91% 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 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
1385674.51%
1377575.15%
137740%
1375643.36%
1382574.57%
Zip CodeCable Coverage
1276041.14%
13861100%
1379669.71%
1383934.04%
1384682.56%

Cable in Your New York Neighborhood

Spectrum is the primary cable provider for New York's northwest, north, northeast, west, central, east and south neighborhoods. Optimum also has cable internet service in New York's southeast regions. 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 states and much greater cable coverage compared to the rest of the United States.

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