Living in the most important borough of the country’s largest city and world’s hub for commerce means having lots of choices when it comes to purchasing internet. But don’t be overwhelmed, we’ve found the best three:
Verizon has two services. The first, FIOS, provides high-speed internet with speeds of up to 940 Mbps to more than three-quarters of the Brooklyn area. Slower connections (100 Mbps) cost $39.99/month and the fastest connections are around $79.99/month, although you can bundle with TV to get even more value.
For those who fall outside of the FIOS service area, you can get traditional DSL internet, but speeds in Brooklyn are low – usually around 15 Mbps – so you may want to explore other options.
Overall, though, Verizon is going to be your best bet for high-speed internet in Brooklyn.
Another great option is Optimum, which services around 75 percent of Brooklyn and offers high-speed connections of up to 400 Mbps, which is more than enough than what most people need.
When bundled with a cable TV plan (of which there are many), a speedy connection of either 300 or 400 Mbps will cost your around $80/month, which is a great deal, but you can also get just internet for less than $50 a month, making this a great option for cord-cutters.
If you can access it, you can’t go wrong with Optimum high-speed internet.
Skywire is good for those who place a premium on speed. The fastest connection they offer is 1,000 Mbps, which will cost you around $90 per month.
However, Skywire is a newer company, so we don’t know much about their customer service and reliability, nor can we test the reliability of their network. But it serves 73 percent of Brooklyn and is a great option if you want a lightning-fast internet connection in your home.
Unsurprisingly, Brooklyn offers internet shoppers a lot of choices. These three are the best, and we recommend you give them a try.