Internet Providers in Allentown, PA

Residential Internet Statistics for Allentown, PA
Internet Service Providers: 10
Plans Start From: $15
Top Download Speed: 1.5 Gbps
Fastest Connection Type: Fiber

Top Internet Providers in Allentown, Pennsylvania:

Showing 1 to 12 Providers

  • 1. Verizon
    68.6% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *940 Mbps
    • Fiber
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • Fiber
    68.6% Available
  • 2. Viasat
    100% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *50 Mbps
    • Satellite
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • Satellite
    100% Available
  • 3. HughesNet
    100% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *25 Mbps
    • Satellite
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • Satellite
    100% Available
  • 4. Optimum by Altice
    2.4% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *1 Gbps
    • Fiber
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • Fiber
    2.4% Available
  • 5. 5. T-Mobile 5G Home Internet
    14.9% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *182 Mbps
    • 5G Internet
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • 5G Internet
    14.9% Available
  • 6. 6. Service Electric Cable TV
    100% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *1 Gbps
    • Cable
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • Cable
    100% Available
  • 7. 7. Astound Broadband Powered by RCN
    97.2% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *1 Gbps
    • Cable
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • Cable
    97.2% Available
  • 8. 8. Eastern Time
    70.5% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *100 Mbps
    • Fixed Wireless
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • Fixed Wireless
    70.5% Available
  • 9. 9. BackWoods Wireless
    2.4% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *1.5
    • Fixed Wireless
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • Fixed Wireless
    2.4% Available
  • 10. 10. Ironton Telephone Co
    2.1% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *55 Mbps
    • DSL
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • DSL
    2.1% Available
  • 11. Service Electric Cablevision
    0.1% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *1.5 Gbps
    • Cable
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • Cable
    0.1% Available
  • 12. Consolidated
    0% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *100 Mbps
    • Cable
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • Cable
    0% Available
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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 609 bundled Internet plans in Allentown. speed averages are calculated from 41,124 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.

DSL and 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 46.10% beneath the state average. Thankfully, 151.85 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.

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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%
Astound Broadband Powered by RCN 1,000 Mbps Cable 8s 97.2%
Service Electric Cablevision 1,500 Mbps Cable 5s 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 5G Home Internet 182 Mbps 5G Internet 45s 14.9%
1,000 People Only have access to 1 or fewer wired internet providers available at their address.

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

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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

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Compare Allentown to the 5 largest cities in the US

City Average Download Speed Number of Providers Average Cost per Mbps
Allentown 151.9 Mbps 15 $0.31 ( + $0.00 )
New York 581.7 Mbps ( +429.8 Mbps ) 22 ( +7 ) $0.34 ( + $0.00 )
Los Angeles 172.8 Mbps ( +20.9 Mbps ) 21 ( +6 ) $0.25 ( $0.00 )
Chicago 199.7 Mbps ( +47.8 Mbps ) 20 ( +5 ) $0.24 ( $0.00 )
Houston 202.2 Mbps ( +50.3 Mbps ) 27 ( +12 ) $0.25 ( $0.00 )
Philadelphia 196.5 Mbps ( +44.6 Mbps ) 11 ( -4 ) $0.39 ( + $0.00 )