In Ithaca, landlords determine which utilities are covered in your rent and which the tenant pays directly. There is no standard. Below is a listing of the local utilities, including phone and cable companies.
Gas and Electric:
New York State Electric and Gas (NYSEG)
Cell Phone Service: Check your current provider to be sure you have service. If you need new service, check with the following:
Time Warner Cable
Computing at Cornell (CIT)
Check with your landlord regarding which garbage collecting service picks up your garbage, and whether you will need to pay.