TV and Internet Providers in New York, New York
TV and internet in New York, NY
New York doesn’t mess around when it comes to TV and internet. Thanks in part to New York being the most densely populated city in the USA, cable companies and internet providers in NYC vie for your attention with some of the fastest speeds and best TV packages and deals around.
What are the best TV companies in New York?
- Verizon Fios—Stellar HD quality
- DIRECTV—NFL SUNDAY TICKET
- DISH—2-year price guarantee
- Spectrum—Primetime shows on demand
- RCN—On-the-go DVR access
What are the best internet providers in New York?
- Verizon Fios—High upload and download speed
- Spectrum—No data caps
- Viasat—Wide-spread availability
- RCN—Internet security included
With options for both high quality and budget entertainment packages, sorting through local internet and cable companies can get tricky. You could easily opt for Verizon Fios Home Internet’s flashy fiber tech or Spectrum’s massive on-demand TV library. But if your building doesn’t have access to landline services, your only internet choice would be Viasat—yikes.
Laggy internet is better than no internet, but the burden of buffering is rough when the building next door probably has gigabit speeds.
At least you can get your fill of sports with DIRECTV or DISH no matter where you live. Go Yankees! Or Mets, if you prefer. It doesn’t matter either way, since their games play on local channels included in either DISH or DIRECTV packages.
Cable TV and internet bundles in New York
Signing up for TV and internet with the same company means you can pay fewer people less money. RCN has some of the most budget-friendly bundles available.
TV Providers in New York, NY
|Provider||Service Type||Channel Count||Customer Rating
(out of 5)
|Features||Prices Starting At*|
|Spectrum||Cable||200+||3.4||Enjoy FREE HD.||$49.99/mo.|
|DISH||Satellite||290+||3.8||Enjoy a 2-year price guarantee.||$64.99/mo.|
|DIRECTV||Satellite||330+||3.7||See out-of-market games on NFL SUNDAY TICKET.||$64.99/mo.|
|RCN||Cable||285+||3.9||Sync recorded shows to your mobile devices.||$29.99/mo.|
Internet Providers in New York, NY
|Provider||Service Type||Max Download Speeds up to||Customer Rating
(out of 5)
|Features||Prices Starting At*||Area Availability*|
|Spectrum||Cable||1,000 Mbps (wireless speeds may vary)||3.4||Get a high performance modem included.||$49.99/mo.||19%|
|Verizon||Fiber||940 Mbps||N/A||Fios Internet provides 99.9% network reliability.‡||$39.99/mo.||100%|
|Viasat||Satellite||25 Mbps||3.9||Fastest residential satellite internet in the U.S.||$65.00/mo.||99%|
|RCN||Cable||1,000 Mbps||3.9||Get the help you need with 24/7 customer support.||$29.99/mo.||2%|
|Armstrong||Cable||1 Mbps||Internet plans that have speeds between 25 Mbps and 1,000 Mbps||$34.95/mo.||2%|
|HughesNet||Satellite||25 Mbps||Simple contracts and pricing||$59.99/mo.||100%|
*Pricing subject to change. Not all offers available in all areas.
Most popular TV channels in New York
Bloomberg TV is a big deal in New York, but not every New Yorker is an investment banker. Entertainment and sports channels still carry their weight around here.
New York’s most popular TV channels
It’s tricky to hunt down a package from TV providers that have all these options—so we found them for you.
TV packages featuring New York’s most popular channels
|$79.99–$134.41/mo.*||393+||12 mos.||TV and internet bundle; phone add-on available|
|$152.97/mo.*||200+||12 mos.||TV, internet, and phone bundle|
|$99.99/mo.†||290+||24 mos.||TV only|
Data as of 04/16/2021. * for first 12 months. † for 24. months. New customers only. All offers require 2-year commitment with early termination fee and eAutopay. Price includes Hopper Duo for qualifying customers.
Tack a few add-ons to RCN’s Signature TV, and you’ll be good to go for all New York City’s favorite channels. It’s an affordable deal you can also bundle with internet, but unlike with Spectrum, you don’t have to.
DISH’s deal also looks nice, but the price above includes STARZ for only the first three months. Then you’ll have to pay an extra $10 per month to keep that premium channel around—that’s wack.
New York sports coverage
You can get most of your local games from either MSG or Yes Network. But not all TV providers in New York air these networks.
If you’re looking to stay within a budget, RCN and Spectrum have all the local sports you need in their basic packages.
How to watch New York sports
*for the first 12 months
Stick with the plans above, or upgrade to a higher tier Spectrum or RCN package, and you’ll be sure to catch all your favorite local teams playing.
Local Channels in New York
Cable television not only comes with all the best sports and entertainment but local channels as well. You may be familiar with New York’s local channels through their network names or call signs:
Verizon Fios has all the big local channels. You can pick them up in these Verizon Fios TV packages:
- Your Fios TV
- More Fios TV
- The Most Fios TV
Find a provider store near you in New York
Sometimes it’s nice to talk to a real person you can see. If you have questions about TV equipment, business internet hardware, or Wi-Fi routers, follow the map below to find the brick-and-mortar TV and internet provider stores in your area.
Find Store Locations Near New York
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