Internet Providers in Allentown, Pennsylvania

Most Popular Internet Providers in Allentown, Pennsylvania:

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  • 1. Verizon Fios
    68.6% Available
    68.6%

    Available

    Speeds up to:
    940 Mbps
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    880 Mbps
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    • Fiber
    • Internet Plans: 3
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 1
    • Speed Range: 200-950mbps
    • Connection: Fiber
    • Price Range: $39.99 - $154.99
    • Contracts: None required
    Deal
    There are 4 active deals on select plans from this provider
  • 2. Verizon High Speed Internet
    67.6% Available
    67.6%

    Available

    Speeds up to:
    15 Mbps
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    1 Mbps
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    • DSL
    • Internet Plans: 2
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 0
    • Speed Range: 15-15mbps
    • Connection: DSL
    • Installation: Activation waived online. FREE self-installation kit.
    • Price Range: $40 - $74.99
    • Contracts: None required
  • 3. Viasat
    100% Available
    100%

    Available

    Speeds up to:
    50 Mbps
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    3 Mbps
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    • Deal
    • Satellite
    • Internet Plans: 4
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 0
    • Speed Range: 12-50mbps
    • Connection: Satellite
    • Price Range: $49.99 - $199.99
    • Contracts: 2 Years required
    Deal
    There are 3 active deals on select plans from this provider
  • 4. 4. HughesNet
    100% Available
    100%

    Available

    Speeds up to:
    25 Mbps
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    3 Mbps
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    • Deal
    • Satellite
    • Internet Plans: 4
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 0
    • Speed Range: 25-25mbps
    • Connection: Satellite
    • Installation: Standard installation is free.
    • Price Range: $39.99 - $149.99
    • Contracts: 2 Years required
    Deal
    There are 4 active deals on select plans from this provider
  • 5. 5. Optimum by Altice
    2.4% Available
    2.4%

    Available

    Speeds up to:
    1000 Mbps
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    940 Mbps
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    • Deal
    • Fiber
    • Internet Plans: 3
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 0
    • Speed Range: 300-1000mbps
    • Connection: Fiber
    • Installation: Free standard installation.
    • Price Range: $29.99 - $49.99
    Deal
    There are 3 active deals on select plans from this provider
  • 6. 6. T-Mobile Home Internet
    14.9% Available
    14.9%

    Available

    Speeds up to:
    100 Mbps
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    3 Mbps
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    • Fixed Wireless
    • Internet Plans: 2
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 0
    • Speed Range: 100-100mbps
    • Connection: Fixed Wireless
    • Price Range: $50 - $55
    • Contracts: None required
    Deal
    There are 1 active deals on select plans from this provider
  • 7. 7. Service Electric Cable TV
    100% Available
    100%

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    Speeds up to:
    1000 Mbps
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    40 Mbps
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    • Cable
    • Internet Plans: 5
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 0
    • Speed Range: 10-1000mbps
    • Connection: Cable
    • Price Range: $34.95 - $139.95
  • 8. 8. RCN
    97.2% Available
    97.2%

    Available

    Speeds up to:
    1000 Mbps
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    20 Mbps
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    • Cable
    • Internet Plans: 4
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 10
    • Speed Range: 50-1000mbps
    • Connection: Cable
    • Installation: Free installation with promo code RCNOFFER when you order online.
    • Price Range: $26.99 - $143.84
    • Contracts: None required
  • 9. 9. Eastern Time
    70.5% Available
    70.5%

    Available

    Speeds up to:
    100 Mbps
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  • 10. 10. BackWoods Wireless
    2.4% Available
    2.4%

    Available

    Speeds up to:
    1.5 Mbps
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  • 11. 11. Ironton Telephone Co
    2.1% Available
    2.1%

    Available

    Speeds up to:
    55 Mbps
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    5 Mbps
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    • DSL
    • Internet Plans: 3
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 0
    • Speed Range: 10-55mbps
    • Connection: DSL
    • Price Range: $25.99 - $45.99
  • 12. Service Electric Cablevision
    0.1% Available
    0.1%

    Available

    Speeds up to:
    1000 Mbps
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    50 Mbps
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    • Cable
    • Internet Plans: 5
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 0
    • Speed Range: 25-1000mbps
    • Connection: Cable
    • Installation: Includes installation.
    • Price Range: $49.95 - $144.95
  • 13. Consolidated
    0% Available
    0%

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    Speeds up to:
    100 Mbps
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    5 Mbps
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    • Cable
    • Internet Plans: 2
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 0
    • Speed Range: 50-100mbps
    • Connection: Cable
    • Installation: Free professional installation.
    • Price Range: $15 - $94.95
    • Contracts: 1 Year required
2 Residential internet providers are hidden due to low coverage in Allentown. See All
1 Business internet providers are hidden due to low coverage in Allentown. See All
  • 1. AT&T Wireless
    100% Available
    100%

    Available

    Speeds up to:
    10 Mbps
    Download
    3 Mbps
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    • Mobile Broadband
    • Internet Plans: 2
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 0
    • Speed Range: 0-10mbps
    • Connection: Mobile Broadband
    • Price Range: $50 - $75
  • 2. T-Mobile
    100% Available
    100%

    Available

    Speeds up to:
    10 Mbps
    Download
    6 Mbps
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    • Deal
    • Mobile Broadband
    • Internet Plans: 3
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 0
    • Speed Range: 0-10mbps
    • Connection: Mobile Broadband
    • Price Range: $60 - $85
    Deal
    There are 3 active deals on select plans from this provider
  • 3. Verizon
    100% Available
    100%

    Available

    Speeds up to:
    10 Mbps
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    3 Mbps
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    • Deal
    • Mobile Broadband
    • Internet Plans: 2
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 0
    • Speed Range: 0-10mbps
    • Connection: Mobile Broadband
    • Price Range: $55 - $65
    Deal
    There are 2 active deals on select plans from this provider

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Internet Access in Allentown, Pennsylvania

Data here is based on the FCC's bi-annual coverage filings. BroadbandNow also uses direct reporting from providers and other private datasets to validate that information, down to the census block or lit address level. Plan, pricing, and other data on this page is collected by our data analysis team. To date, we've analyzed 584 bundled Internet plans in Allentown. speed averages are calculated from 49,152 local connections. They are meant for general provider comparison purposes only.

In terms of availability, the average household in Allentown will find 4 providers at their location.

Viasat Internet has the widest availability for Allentown residents. The provider is accessible for close to one hundred percent of Allentown addresses. HughesNet is also a common choice, providing practically one hundred percent of the area with Satellite service. HughesNet's fastest plan in Allentown is 25 Mbps.

Service Electric Cable TV provides a common second choice to the primary providers (Viasat and HughesNet), serving Allentown with a top download speed of 1,000 Mbps. Wired broadband isn't the only choice for Internet service in Allentown. fixed wireless companies like Eastern Time can offer 100 Mbps over direct wireless hardware. Outside of residential broadband, there are 7 companies in Allentown selling enterprise and business/smb services like point-to-point connectivity and MPLS. The small business listings above include every provider with explicit business packages online.

Fiber is the best-performing kind of broadband with coverage in Allentown that residents should consider. The poor wired Internet infrastructure in the area is largely to blame for the poor average download speeds in the area, which clock in 44.31% beneath the state average. Thankfully, 139.19 Mbps is enough speed to support intensive applications such as Netflix. Data caps are common in Allentown. Data limits will pose more of an issue for video streaming than speeds alone.

Internet Statistics 2021

1,000 People Only have access to 1 or fewer wired internet providers available at their address.

This data is calculated from FCC datasets which providers are legally required to supply twice a year. We further validate this data for accuracy.

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Summary Of Fastest Internet Providers In Allentown, Pennsylvania

Provider Speed Type Time To Download 1 GB Availability
Optimum by Altice 1,000 Mbps Fiber 8s 2.4%
Service Electric Cable TV 1,000 Mbps Cable 8s 100.0%
RCN 1,000 Mbps Cable 8s 97.2%
Service Electric Cablevision 1,000 Mbps Cable 8s 0.1%
Ironton Telephone Co 55 Mbps DSL 2m 28s 2.1%
Consolidated Communications 100 Mbps Cable 1m 21s 0.0%
Viasat Internet 50 Mbps Satellite 2m 43s 100.0%
HughesNet 25 Mbps Satellite 5m 27s 100.0%
T-Mobile Home Internet 100 Mbps Fixed Wireless 1m 21s 14.9%

Internet Provider Competition Map For Allentown

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Allentown is the 6th most connected city in Pennsylvania ahead of Whitehall, Center Valley, Coplay, Catasauqua, and Emmaus.

The “Connected” metric is a citywide average based on FCC data showing the density of broadband options at the census block level.

Approximately 100 people in Lehigh County don't have access to any wired internet.

This statistic is drawn from the population in census blocks not served by at least one wired broadband provider.

Fiber Availability: 70% of people living in Allentown have residential fiber service available to them.

Fiber coverage data is sourced from FCC Form 477 filings and cross-validated through BroadbandNow with private datasets and direct provider reporting.

Approximately 99% of Allentown residents are serviced by multiple wired providers.

This coverage statistic is based on a mix of FCC and private provider reporting in the past two quarters.

Broadband Access for Education in Allentown

Muhlenberg College and Cedar Crest College are the largest universities in Allentown. For the 3,971 combined students living in the area, strong broadband access is a must for obtaining educational materials and viewing research. Students living around Muhlenberg College and Cedar Crest College are likely to be choosing between the major providers outlined above. Speed test records from the zip code where both campuses are located show an average speed of 65.21 Mbps. Average speeds are often different since they reflect residential network problems, and the actual speed you can achieve shouldn't be less than 10–30% below the advertised speeds above.
FCC and US Government reports regularly cite the need to improve internet service availability for college and high school students. There is a strong correlation between improved high-speed internet service access and increased education/employment opportunities, especially in small cities and rural areas.

Data Cap Issues Around Allentown

Data collected by our market research team shows that popular providers in the area place some sort of limit on data use for their home Internet plans. Data caps are a public issue because consumers view caps as a tactic for limiting video streaming. Providers maintain data caps are a reasonable strategy as they struggle to manage heavy network congestion. In either case, the culprit is the same: streaming video, which can eat up one to seven Gigabytes/hr.

Compare Allentown to the 5 largest cities in the US

City Average Download Speed Number of Providers Average Cost per Mbps
Allentown 139.2 Mbps 13 $0.30 ( + $0.00 )
New York 545.6 Mbps ( +406.4 Mbps ) 19 ( +6 ) $0.33 ( + $0.00 )
Los Angeles 161.3 Mbps ( +22.1 Mbps ) 18 ( +5 ) $0.29 ( $0.00 )
Chicago 180.9 Mbps ( +41.7 Mbps ) 17 ( +4 ) $0.24 ( $0.00 )
Houston 186.6 Mbps ( +47.4 Mbps ) 24 ( +11 ) $0.23 ( $0.00 )
Philadelphia 179.1 Mbps ( +39.9 Mbps ) 9 ( -4 ) $0.39 ( + $0.00 )

Customer Reviews of Internet Providers in Allentown

Great internet service although Sonos keeps buffering and they have the highest fee for service out of all cable & internet providers!

I'm still a customer. I believed my RCN service would be better than my previous provider (Verizon) but then I found out the taxes RCN charged me every month is ridiculously high ($66.00)! The taxes alone are far higher then just paying for internet service from every provider out there! But what's more disappointing is the fact that RCN offered absolutely no reprieve/discount during this whole COVID-19 epidemic. I love the service, hate the taxes and I'm extremely disappointed with how RCN handled COVID!!!!

Wonderful Customer Service on Phone

I am so impressed with the experience I had today. I contacted RCN last week, regarding an increase in billing. I had questions, and we agreed to relook at it the next week. They actually called me back today and were very helpful. I really appreciated the assistance and support. Thank you.