Internet Providers in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania

Most Popular Internet Providers in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania:

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  • 1. Verizon High Speed Internet
    96.6% Available
    96.6%

    Available

    Price Range:

    $40 - $74.99

    Speeds up to:
    15 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
  • 2. Viasat
    100% Available
    100%

    Available

    Price Range:

    $49.99 - $199.99

    Speeds up to:
    50 Mbps
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    • Satellite
    • Internet Plans: 4
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 0
    • Speed Range: 12-50mbps
    • Connection: Satellite
    • Price Range: $49.99 - $199.99
    • Contracts: 2 Years required
  • 3. HughesNet
    100% Available
    100%

    Available

    Price Range:

    $39.99 - $149.99

    Speeds up to:
    25 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
  • 4. Optimum by Altice
    1.9% Available
    1.9%

    Available

    Price Range:

    $29.99 - $49.99

    Speeds up to:
    1000 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
  • 5. 4. T-Mobile Home Internet
    24.7% Available
    24.7%

    Available

    Price Range:

    $50 - $55

    Speeds up to:
    115 Mbps
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    • Deal
    • Fixed Wireless
    • Internet Plans: 2
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 0
    • Speed Range: 115-115mbps
    • Connection: Fixed Wireless
    • Price Range: $50 - $55
    • Contracts: None required
    Deal
    There are 1 active deals on select plans from this provider
  • 6. 5. Ultra Home Internet
    24.7% Available
    24.7%

    Available

    Price Range:

    $59.99 - $289.99

    Speeds up to:
    100 Mbps
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    Set up new service: Order Online
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    • Fixed Wireless
    • Internet Plans: 5
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 0
    • Speed Range: 100-100mbps
    • Connection: Fixed Wireless
    • Price Range: $59.99 - $289.99
    • Contracts: None required
    Set up new service: Order Online
  • 7. 6. Service Electric Cable TV
    100% Available
    100%

    Available

    Price Range:

    $36.95 - $146.95

    Speeds up to:
    1000 Mbps
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    • Cable
    • Internet Plans: 5
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 0
    • Speed Range: 10-1000mbps
    • Connection: Cable
    • Price Range: $36.95 - $146.95
  • 8. 7. RCN
    96.3% Available
    96.3%

    Available

    Price Range:

    $26.99 - $133.84

    Speeds up to:
    1000 Mbps
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    • Cable
    • Internet Plans: 3
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 10
    • Speed Range: 300-1000mbps
    • Connection: Cable
    • Installation: Free installation with promo code RCNOFFER when you order online.
    • Price Range: $26.99 - $133.84
    • Contracts: None required
  • 9. 8. Eastern Time
    78.5% Available
    78.5%

    Available

    Price Range:

    N/A

    Speeds up to:
    100 Mbps
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  • 1. AT&T Wireless
    100% Available
    100%

    Available

    Price Range:

    $50 - $75

    Speeds up to:
    10 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

    Price Range:

    $60 - $85

    Speeds up to:
    10 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

    Price Range:

    $55 - $65

    Speeds up to:
    10 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 Bethlehem, Pennsylvania

Data on this page is drawn from the FCC's bi-annual coverage reporting. Our data also includes direct provider coverage reports to further validate and enhance that information. Plan, pricing, and other data is collected by our market research team. BroadbandNow has analyzed 641 Internet plans in Bethlehem. Average speed data is calculated from 53,098 local connections. They are intended for general provider comparison purposes, not to indicate maximum Internet speeds available.

Looking closer at the Internet technologies in Bethlehem, you essentially see two primary choices: cable and DSL (providers like Verizon High Speed Internet).

Service Electric Cable TV is another common Internet option in Bethlehem. They offer mainly Cable connections with coverage in close to one hundred percent of the area. Eastern Time is another alternative wireless service worth noting for 78 percent of the area. Keep in mind that it requires roof access or line of site with a Eastern Time access point.

broadband market competition is strong in Bethlehem. The average Bethlehem resident has around 3-4 providers to choose from. Averaged out across all census blocks in the city, that's exactly 3.74 choices per block.

As of the latest FCC data and direct provider reporting, Viasat Internet and HughesNet are the most commonly avialable Internet providers in Bethlehem so far as coverage. The more common providers frequently compete at addresses in different blocks around Bethlehem.

Internet Statistics 2022

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 Bethlehem, Pennsylvania

Provider Speed Type Time To Download 1 GB Availability
Optimum by Altice 1,000 Mbps Fiber 8s 1.9%
Service Electric Cable TV 1,000 Mbps Cable 8s 100.0%
RCN 1,000 Mbps Cable 8s 96.3%
Viasat Internet 50 Mbps Satellite 2m 43s 100.0%
HughesNet 25 Mbps Satellite 5m 27s 100.0%
T-Mobile Home Internet 115 Mbps Fixed Wireless 1m 11s 24.7%
Ultra Home Internet 100 Mbps Fixed Wireless 1m 21s 24.7%

Internet Provider Competition Map For Bethlehem

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Bethlehem is the 10th most connected city in Pennsylvania ahead of Center Valley, Catasauqua, and Hellertown, but behind Allentown and Whitehall.

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

Approximately 99% of Bethlehem 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 Bethlehem

Lehigh University and Moravian College are the biggest universities in Bethlehem. For the 9,089 combined students living in the area, fast internet access is a must for obtaining educational materials and conducting research. Both universities offer 3-4 internet providers at the average address within 2 miles of each campus. Both colleges are showing an average documented speed of 162.66 Mbps, according to 26,394 aggregated speed test data originating from IP addresses surrounding campus buildings.
FCC and US Government reports regularly cite the need to better internet service access for college and high school students. [1] There is a strong correlation between increased high-speed internet access and increased education/employment opportunities, especially in small cities and rural areas.

Data Cap Issues and Video Streaming Around Bethlehem

Data collected by our researchers suggests that many of the popular ISPs in Bethlehem use data caps for their residential broadband plans. Data caps are controversial because consumers see caps as a strategy for limiting streaming services. Providers insist that they are a reasonable strategy as they struggle to manage network congestion. In either case, the culprit is over-the-top streaming, which easily consumes 1–7GB per hour.

Compare Bethlehem to the 5 largest cities in the US

City Average Download Speed Number of Providers Average Cost per Mbps
Bethlehem 138.6 Mbps 9 $0.29 ( + $0.00 )
New York 545.6 Mbps ( +407 Mbps ) 21 ( +12 ) $0.31 ( + $0.00 )
Los Angeles 161.3 Mbps ( +22.7 Mbps ) 20 ( +11 ) $0.32 ( + $0.00 )
Chicago 180.9 Mbps ( +42.3 Mbps ) 19 ( +10 ) $0.25 ( $0.00 )
Houston 186.6 Mbps ( +48 Mbps ) 26 ( +17 ) $0.23 ( $0.00 )
Philadelphia 179.1 Mbps ( +40.5 Mbps ) 10 ( +1 ) $0.36 ( + $0.00 )

Customer Reviews of Internet Providers in Bethlehem

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.