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Best internet providers in Fairport (Perinton), New York

Frontier is our number-one pick for internet in Perinton (more commonly referred to as Fairport) because it offers top-notch fiber service at competitive prices. The availability can be a bit slim, however, and those who don’t qualify for fiber are stuck with Frontier’s far-inferior DSL connection. Spectrum gets second place for its extensive availability and reliable service. Greenlight is our third pick. It offers great fiber service with prices that rival Frontier’s service, but the availability is similarly spotty.

Frontier Communications
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  • Plans starting at $49.99 - $164.99
  • Download speeds up to 5000 Mbps
  • Upload speeds up to 5000 Mbps

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  • Plans starting at $29.99 - $169.97
  • Download speeds up to 1 Gbps
  • Upload speeds up to 35 Mbps

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Greenlight Networks
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  • Plans starting at $50.00 - $200.00
  • Download speeds up to 5000 Mbps
  • Upload speeds up to 5000 Mbps

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How we rank internet providers
We have a robust rating system to score internet service providers overall, but the quality of service could vary city to city. When narrowing down the best providers specific to Fairport (Perinton), we considered factors like availability, value, performance, and customer experience. We source information directly from the ISP's themselves, the FCC, and first-hand insights from residents of Fairport (Perinton).
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Updated 5/12/23

Our top 3 ISP choices in Fairport (Perinton), NY

Our top choices for internet service providers (ISPs) in Fairport (Perinton) are Frontier Communications, Spectrum, and Greenlight Networks.

#1: Frontier internet

We’ve awarded Frontier as our top pick because it received high marks for value and performance with its fiber service. Frontier’s fiber plans have download speeds ranging from 500 Mbps up to 5 Gbps—now that’s fast! Its hyper-gig plans get pricey, but the 500 Mbps and 1 Gbps plans are $50 and $80 per month, respectively, which is pretty dang affordable for speeds that fast. Look out for lack of fiber availability in your area, though, or you’ll be stuck with the fiber service’s ugly step-sister, DSL.

Read our full Frontier internet review.

#2: Spectrum internet

Our second pick for internet in Fairport is Spectrum because of its great performance and affordable pricing. Spectrum offers cable internet, which isn’t capable of speeds as fast as fiber, but can still get up to 1 Gbps—which is plenty of speed for heavy internet users. Its plans are priced competitively, but watch out for price hikes in year two of service. If you’re looking to shave off other monthly costs, you can bundle your internet service with voice or TV through Spectrum for extra savings.

Read our full Spectrum internet review.

#3: Greenlight internet

In the three spot is Greenlight, a local fiber internet provider. While its availability can be spotty, it seems to be servicing a decent amount of the Perinton/Fairport area, so it’s worth checking if you’re able to get coverage! Like Frontier, Greenlight has plans with download speeds from 500 Mbps to 5 Gbps with comparable pricing.

All internet providers in Fairport (Perinton)

Our top picks cover the best internet technologies available in Fairport, but there are other options available as well. You can snag a fixed wireless 5G home internet plan from T-Mobile or Verizon, which are mostly attractive if you already have an account with either provider.

If you can’t get or don’t want any of those options, you’re saddled with far-inferior satellite internet from Starlink, Viasat, or HughesNet. Of those providers, Starlink has the fastest upload speeds but the longest wait times and the highest equipment costs.

Fastest internet providers in Fairport (Perinton)

Frontier and Greenlight tie for fastest internet provider in Fairport, both offering hyper-gig plans with download speeds of 2 or 5 Gbps. This is way faster than most people can keep up with, so we recommend looking at its 1 gig plans instead. If fiber isn’t available in your area, Spectrum also offers a 1 gig plan.

How much speed do you need?

When choosing an internet plan, you want to keep all of your activities running smoothly without paying extra for speeds you don't need. At the bare minimum, you need 25 Mbps to do light browsing on one or two devices. Most households with multiple people and multiple devices will want to look for speeds in the 100–500 Mbps range. Learn how much speed your household needs in our guide to internet speed.
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Cheapest internet providers in Fairport (Perinton)

Spectrum wins the spot for cheapest ISP in Fairport. Its cheapest plan is just $20 per month, but offers a download speed of 30 Mbps—a nearly unusable speed for most internet users. It also has a plan with a download speed of 100 Mbps (which is much better if you do more online than check your email) for just $10 per month more. You can also get a fixed wireless plan with Verizon or T-Mobile for as low as $25 per month if you’re an existing customer with a qualifying account.

Learn how to get low-cost or free internet.

Internet options in nearby cities

While Frontier has decent fiber presence in Fairport, it starts to pick up to the west and north of the city borders. It’s the most prevalent in Rochester proper, Henrietta, Irondequoit, and Webster. Similarly, Greenlight has decent presence in Henrietta, Brighton, Rochester proper, and Penfield. Spectrum is the most widely available ISP throughout the entire state of New York, so it’s no surprise that it’s the most accessible provider throughout the Rochester area. See what’s available in these cities:

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What Fairport (Perinton) residents are saying on Reddit

Residents across the Rochester area share similar sentiments—get fiber if you can. Most people are pleased with their Greenlight service, but many residents have noted that it’s not available to them yet so they’ve had to look for other options. Those who’ve been able to snag a fiber plan with Frontier are also pretty happy with their service.

Spectrum customers have been a bit disgruntled with its price hikes and customer service. However, many people have noted that they’ve been able to use the threat of moving to a fiber provider to negotiate their bill back down. Spectrum seems pretty keen on not losing its customer base to the competition, so applying a little pressure seems to help customers get what they want.

Post by u/oldBarnacle-1
What internet provider should I get?

I am looking for decent internet for a decent price. I see Rochester gets spectrum but I am curious if there is a lesser known internet provider that is either cheaper or better etc.

Most helpful response

In order of best speed / pricing:


-Frontier Fiber


In order of availability:



-Frontier Fiber

If you go with Spectrum, buy your own modem and router***.*** I cannot stress that enough. The stuff they loan out is horrendously unreliable and the cause of the overwhelming majority of service complaints.

Post by u/tahrq78
How fast is home internet?

We are interested in moving to Rochester. We still have some research to do, but our biggest concern is home internet, because we both work remotely. What’s the fastest that is offered and who is it through? Thanks so much!

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Your biggest concern moving to Rochester is internet speed? You must need some serious bandwidth for that WFH.

I have greenlight but I am pretty sure spectrum goes to 1 Gbps.

Post by u/syntheticcontrol
Has anyone had success with Spectrum's internet?

I moved to a part of Rochester that, unfortunately, does not have Greenlight. That's who I've had for 5 years and now I have Spectrum. It is so unbelievably unreliable. It's fast... when you have it. Which is, at most, half the time. I know Spectrum sucks, but has anyone had success with talking to them? Is it the equipment? Is there anything that can be done?

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I have used my own modem since the beginning and have had largely trouble-free service from them for the past five years. I routinely get more speed than I am actually paying for and I can count the number of non power-related outages on one hand. Additionally, the one time I was having issues they dispatched a tech the same day and he promptly fixed it. Haven’t had trouble since. (Still kind of in awe about that one.)

I do have an appointment to have Frontier Fiber installed in about a week, though - for the same price as Spectrum, the symmetrical upload will be really nice for working from home.

Post by u/Street_Cobbler1849
Honest opinions of Frontier Fiber Internet?

Moving to Henrietta, they say they offer fiber. If that’s true I think it’s worth it. If it is just their basic DSL I think i’ll stick with spectrum.

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If you can get fiber and it is under 70 a month take it. Spectrum is sticking it to me right now and I have no other option. It keeps going up and they won't talk to me, I have no other option it is horrible.

Post by u/TheYellowMamba5
StarLink in Rochester

I live near downtown and am limited to satellite internet service, which means I’m stuck with Frontier giving me a whopping 20mbps. StarLink seems to be the only alternative, but I’ve come across mixed reviews (daily outages, slow speeds) as it’s intended for more remote areas.

Do you or anyone you know use StarLink in Rochester? Is it a viable alternative at this point in time? I’m willing to splurge on the router and pay $99 for good wifi but don’t want to spend more for less.

Edit: It would cost ~$60,000 to install Spectrum and Greenlight is far off from reaching my area.

Most helpful response

Hot damn, where are you at that only allows for satellite? That makes no sense. My fiancée's mom lives out in the boonies in Cattaraugus county and she's got Spectrum.

Internet news and infrastructure in Fairport (Perinton), NY

News coverage of internet availability and infrastructure shifts in the Fairport/Perinton area is pretty quiet, with the exception of Greenlight expansion. Greenlight first “greenlit” expansion into select neighborhoods of Fairport in 2017. (1) However, municipal construction requirements made it difficult for Greenlight to service the entire town in 2021. (2) According to Greenlight’s availability map, it appears the ISP has been able to overcome some of those challenges in certain neighborhoods as it’s servicing more neighborhoods in Perinton than ever before.

Frequently asked internet questions in Fairport (Perinton)

Both Frontier and Spectrum are internet service providers that offer service in Fairport, NY. Frontier offers fiber and DSL connections, while Spectrum offers cable connections. Frontier’s fiber service is best, but Spectrum’s cable service is better than DSL. See how they compare in more detail.

If you’re working remotely from Fairport, NY, we recommend trying to get a fiber internet plan through Frontier or Greenlight if possible. If your area does not have fiber service, you’ll want to grab a cable plan through Spectrum. Just make sure you get a plan with at least 100 Mbps for a more reliable speed. If you do lots of virtual meetings with video streaming, you may want to look into faster plans—upwards of 300 Mbps to be safe.

Yes! Fiber internet is available in select areas of Perinton through Frontier Communications or Greenlight Networks.

(1) “Village of Fairport gets its first ‘Greenlight District,’” WHAM. Accessed 17 March 2023.(2) “Good Question: What’s stopping the Greenlight construction?,” WHEC. Accessed 17 March 2023.
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