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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 293,078 recent tests, our research shows that Spectrum customers have been getting 149 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 May 12 2022
ProviderDownload SpeedUpload Speed
Spectrum
Cable
Fiber
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149 Mbps12 Mbps
Verizon
DSL
Fiber
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218 Mbps142 Mbps
RCN
Cable
Fiber
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156 Mbps28 Mbps
Optimum
Cable
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180 Mbps42 Mbps
Starry
Fiber
Fixed Wireless
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131 Mbps68 Mbps
* Data from speed tests taken in the last 3 months

Internet Providers in Manhattan, NY

Spectrum

Cable
Fiber

Download Speed

149Mbps

Upload Speed

12Mbps

Overview

Spectrum is the most popular provider in Manhattan offering cable and fiber internet service. Users have been getting 149 Mbps for download speeds and 12 Mbps for upload speeds over 293,078 recent tests.

Speed Breakdown

Spectrum has the 4th fastest average download speeds and the 5th fastest average upload speeds out of all of the providers in Manhattan. 40% of users saw download speeds between 100-250 Mbps, and 57% of users saw upload speeds between 10-25 Mbps.

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Verizon

DSL
Fiber

Download Speed

218Mbps

Upload Speed

142Mbps

Overview

Verizon is the 2nd most popular provider in Manhattan offering DSL and fiber internet service. Users have been getting 218 Mbps for download speeds and 142 Mbps for upload speeds over 211,200 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. 33% of users saw download speeds between 250-500 Mbps, and 32% of users saw upload speeds between 100-250 Mbps.

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RCN

Cable
Fiber

Download Speed

156Mbps

Upload Speed

28Mbps

Overview

RCN is the 3rd most popular provider in Manhattan offering cable and fiber internet service. Users have been getting 156 Mbps for download speeds and 28 Mbps for upload speeds over 29,810 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. 25% of users saw download speeds between 250-500 Mbps, and 54% of users saw upload speeds between 10-25 Mbps.

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Optimum

Cable

Download Speed

180Mbps

Upload Speed

42Mbps

Overview

Optimum is the 4th most popular provider in Manhattan offering cable internet service. Users have been getting 180 Mbps for download speeds and 42 Mbps for upload speeds over 11,817 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. 33% of users saw download speeds between 250-500 Mbps, and 53% of users saw upload speeds between 25-50 Mbps.

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Starry

Fiber
Fixed Wireless

Download Speed

131Mbps

Upload Speed

68Mbps

Overview

Starry is the 5th most popular provider in Manhattan offering fiber and fixed wireless internet service. Users have been getting 131 Mbps for download speeds and 68 Mbps for upload speeds over 7,794 recent tests.

Speed Breakdown

Starry has the 5th fastest average download speeds and the 2nd fastest average upload speeds out of all of the providers in Manhattan. 58% of users saw download speeds between 100-250 Mbps, and 45% of users saw upload speeds between 50-100 Mbps.

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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.