The State of Broadband in New York, 2020
Written by the BroadbandNow team. Last updated
In comparison with the other fifty states, New York is the second most well-connected State in the US. Overall, counties throughout New York State are fairly evenly connected, with the exception of Hamilton County, which has significantly lower coverage than the rest. In New York, the current average state-wide download speed is 190.5 Mbps.
The Digital Divide in New York
Two key factors play into measuring the divide between those who have sufficient internet availability and those who do not: access and affordability.
As for accessibility, there are currently 307,000 New York residents who do not have access to a wired internet option capable of 25 Mbps download speeds. Another 820,000 people state-wide only have one wired internet provider to choose from in their area, leaving them with no options in the case