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Internet Speeds in Manhattan, NY

Residents of Manhattan have 5 internet providers to choose from. The most popular provider is Spectrum, which offers cable and fiber internet service. Over 222,792 recent tests, our research shows that Spectrum customers have been getting 174 Mbps for download speeds and 12 Mbps for upload speeds. Besides Spectrum, residents of Manhattan may be able to choose from Verizon, RCN, Optimum and Starry which offer DSL, fiber, cable and fixed wireless internet service.

While these are the real speeds we have been seeing in recent tests, there are many factors that affect download and upload speeds, so your actual service may differ.

Last updated on September 22, 2022
ProviderDownload SpeedUpload SpeedLatency
Spectrum
Cable
Fiber
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174 Mbps12 Mbps8 ms
Verizon
DSL
Fiber
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257 Mbps144 Mbps4 ms
RCN
Cable
Fiber
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190 Mbps23 Mbps8 ms
Optimum
Cable
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216 Mbps36 Mbps4 ms
Starry
Fiber
Fixed Wireless
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183 Mbps84 Mbps6 ms
* Data from speed tests taken in the last 3 months

Internet Providers in Manhattan, NY

Spectrum

Cable
Fiber

Download Speed

174Mbps

Upload Speed

12Mbps

Latency

8ms

Overview

Spectrum is the most popular provider in Manhattan offering cable and fiber internet service. Users have been getting 174 Mbps for download speeds and 12 Mbps for upload speeds over 222,792 recent tests.

Speed Breakdown

Spectrum has the 5th fastest average download speeds and the 5th fastest average upload speeds out of all of the providers in Manhattan. 34% of users saw download speeds between 250-500 Mbps, and 61% of users saw upload speeds between 10-25 Mbps.

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Recent Speed Tests

DateDownload SpeedUpload SpeedLatency
September 20, 2022290 Mbps23 Mbpsn/a ms
September 20, 202232 Mbps10 Mbps35 ms
September 20, 202212 Mbps22 Mbpsn/a ms
September 20, 20226 Mbps9 Mbps8 ms
September 20, 2022344 Mbps11 Mbps11 ms
September 20, 202233 Mbps11 Mbps20 ms
September 20, 202227 Mbps2 Mbps14 ms
September 20, 2022214 Mbps23 Mbpsn/a ms
September 20, 2022232 Mbps17 Mbps12 ms
September 20, 2022178 Mbps40 Mbpsn/a ms

Verizon

DSL
Fiber

Download Speed

257Mbps

Upload Speed

144Mbps

Latency

4ms

Overview

Verizon is the 2nd most popular provider in Manhattan offering DSL and fiber internet service. Users have been getting 257 Mbps for download speeds and 144 Mbps for upload speeds over 155,742 recent tests.

Speed Breakdown

Verizon has the fastest average download speeds and the fastest average upload speeds out of all of the providers in Manhattan. 32% of users saw download speeds between 250-500 Mbps, and 31% of users saw upload speeds faster than 250 Mbps.

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Recent Speed Tests

DateDownload SpeedUpload SpeedLatency
September 20, 2022663 Mbps160 Mbps4 ms
September 20, 2022318 Mbps322 Mbpsn/a ms
September 20, 2022152 Mbps156 Mbps4 ms
September 20, 2022152 Mbps155 Mbps4 ms
September 20, 202252 Mbps57 Mbps9 ms
September 20, 2022256 Mbps290 Mbpsn/a ms
September 20, 2022300 Mbps284 Mbpsn/a ms
September 20, 2022505 Mbps434 Mbps3 ms
September 20, 2022474 Mbps145 Mbps10 ms
September 20, 2022301 Mbps300 Mbpsn/a ms

RCN

Cable
Fiber

Download Speed

190Mbps

Upload Speed

23Mbps

Latency

8ms

Overview

RCN is the 3rd most popular provider in Manhattan offering cable and fiber internet service. Users have been getting 190 Mbps for download speeds and 23 Mbps for upload speeds over 21,799 recent tests.

Speed Breakdown

RCN has the 3rd fastest average download speeds and the 4th fastest average upload speeds out of all of the providers in Manhattan. 27% of users saw download speeds between 250-500 Mbps, and 45% of users saw upload speeds between 10-25 Mbps.

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Recent Speed Tests

DateDownload SpeedUpload SpeedLatency
September 20, 2022118 Mbps5 Mbps21 ms
September 20, 2022273 Mbps26 Mbps9 ms
September 20, 2022919 Mbps26 Mbps11 ms
September 20, 202229 Mbps19 Mbps9 ms
September 20, 202254 Mbps1 Mbps12 ms
September 20, 2022270 Mbps251 Mbps3 ms
September 20, 2022436 Mbps9 Mbps8 ms
September 20, 2022184 Mbps18 Mbps8 ms
September 20, 202222 Mbps11 Mbps7 ms
September 20, 2022219 Mbps26 Mbpsn/a ms

Optimum

Cable

Download Speed

216Mbps

Upload Speed

36Mbps

Latency

4ms

Overview

Optimum is the 4th most popular provider in Manhattan offering cable internet service. Users have been getting 216 Mbps for download speeds and 36 Mbps for upload speeds over 18,203 recent tests.

Speed Breakdown

Optimum has the 2nd fastest average download speeds and the 3rd fastest average upload speeds out of all of the providers in Manhattan. 39% of users saw download speeds between 250-500 Mbps, and 52% of users saw upload speeds between 25-50 Mbps.

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Recent Speed Tests

DateDownload SpeedUpload SpeedLatency
September 20, 2022284 Mbps36 Mbpsn/a ms
September 20, 2022261 Mbps52 Mbpsn/a ms
September 20, 202293 Mbps36 Mbpsn/a ms
September 20, 2022345 Mbps329 Mbps24 ms
September 20, 2022355 Mbps241 Mbps7 ms
September 20, 202293 Mbps51 Mbpsn/a ms
September 20, 2022300 Mbps36 Mbpsn/a ms
September 20, 2022305 Mbps36 Mbpsn/a ms
September 20, 2022293 Mbps42 Mbpsn/a ms
September 20, 2022292 Mbps42 Mbpsn/a ms

Starry

Fiber
Fixed Wireless

Download Speed

183Mbps

Upload Speed

84Mbps

Latency

6ms

Overview

Starry is the 5th most popular provider in Manhattan offering fiber and fixed wireless internet service. Users have been getting 183 Mbps for download speeds and 84 Mbps for upload speeds over 4,517 recent tests.

Speed Breakdown

Starry has the 4th fastest average download speeds and the 2nd fastest average upload speeds out of all of the providers in Manhattan. 65% of users saw download speeds between 100-250 Mbps, and 44% of users saw upload speeds between 50-100 Mbps.

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Recent Speed Tests

DateDownload SpeedUpload SpeedLatency
September 20, 2022204 Mbps124 Mbps6 ms
September 20, 2022212 Mbps103 Mbpsn/a ms
September 20, 202221 Mbps64 Mbps7 ms
September 20, 202272 Mbps93 Mbpsn/a ms
September 20, 2022200 Mbps97 Mbpsn/a ms
September 20, 202294 Mbps93 Mbpsn/a ms
September 20, 2022108 Mbps96 Mbpsn/a ms
September 20, 202252 Mbps44 Mbpsn/a ms
September 20, 2022211 Mbps88 Mbps10 ms
September 20, 2022220 Mbps93 Mbpsn/a ms

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Frequently Asked Questions

What internet providers are available in Manhattan, NY?

Spectrum, Verizon, RCN, Optimum and Starry currently operate in Manhattan.

What is the most popular internet provider in Manhattan, NY?

Spectrum is currently the most popular internet provider in Manhattan based on the number of speed tests in the last 3 months.

What is the fastest internet provider in Manhattan, NY?

The fastest internet provider for you is going to differ based on your needs, and which providers actually serve your home. However, when it comes to the real speeds users in Manhattan are getting, Verizon provides the fastest download speeds and Verizon provides the fastest upload speeds.

Is there fiber internet in Manhattan, NY?

Verizon, Starry, RCN and Spectrum provide fiber internet in Manhattan.