How to Set up Wifi Spectrum is the most-used internet provider in the area. Feel free to research other options or just go with Spectrum. Call 1-877-892-8662 or go to the Spectrum website and enter your future address where they ask you to. (“shop now”, “get started”, etc). The line at the Spectrum store in Ithaca is often horribly long. If you can avoid going there in person, you will most likely save time. The zip code for Ithaca is 14850. If there is already wiring for the service in the place that you will want to have it (there usually is), you should not need a technician to set it up for you. You can do a self install and Spectrum will ship the equipment to your new address. You can rent a router and modem from Spectrum. If you rent it from them, they can troubleshoot on the phone with you if you have issues. If you bring your own equipment, they might not be able to help as much. At least that has been our experience. At the time of writing this (July 2020), Spectrum said it takes about 3-4 days to deliver equipment (not sure if that’s business days or all days) and shipping is free. Set up fees and monthly fees are based on the address and service you select. There are often promotional offers. You will start paying for internet services as soon as the equipment is delivered. Spectrum assumes the equipment will be hooked up the day it arrives. When you arrive at your apartment, put your names on the mailbox. Sometimes mail delivery staff wait to see your name on the mailbox before delivering your mail. We hope that helps!