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Internet Providers in Cheswick, Pennsylvania
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Internet Access in Cheswick, Pennsylvania
Cheswick has 6 residential Internet providers, and 16 if you include business and mobile service. There are 6 choices for wired Internet such as cable or DSL.
2-3 providers per address is a low level of competition compared to larger places, but it's sufficient to drive price and speed competition in Cheswick neighborhoods with provider overlap. Choice can vary depending on your location.
Coverage from the two most common companies, Viasat Internet and HughesNet, in most cases, will overlap. As residents might expect, the decision between Viasat and HughesNet is a common one in Cheswick.
Cable and DSL are the two primary network options around the Cheswick metro area. They are fighting over the same potential customers at most addresses and competing with each other. Cable speed is generally better and more consistent. That said, the overall speeds of either system are comparable. Cheswick area public speed test results suggest that network performance is stronger than average. Cheswick is 23.18 percent above the state aggregated average so far as average speed.
Broadband coverage insights here and elsewhere on BroadbandNow are drawn from government data from the FCC and private data collected directly from telecoms, or via private third parties. Averaged statistics about speed and performance data is sourced primarily from M-Labs. The BroadbandNow market researchers have hand-filed package pricing and service data on 361 Internet packages for Cheswick to date.
Internet Statistics 2021
1.7% of consumers in Cheswick100 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 Cheswick, Pennsylvania
|Provider||Speed||Type||Time To Download 1 GB||Availability|
|XFINITY from Comcast||1,200 Mbps||Cable||6s||98.7%|
|Viasat Internet||100 Mbps||Satellite||1m 21s||100.0%|
|Consolidated Communications (Formerly Fairpoint Communications)||30 Mbps||DSL||4m 33s||35.3%|
|HughesNet||25 Mbps||Satellite||5m 27s||100.0%|
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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.
This statistic is drawn from the population in census blocks not served by at least one wired broadband provider.
Fiber coverage data is sourced from FCC Form 477 filings and cross-validated through BroadbandNow with private datasets and direct provider reporting.
This coverage statistic is based on a mix of FCC and private provider reporting in the past two quarters.
Zip-based speed averages are calculated from M-Labs consumer speed tests run by IP addresses in the area.
25 Mbps download and 3 Mbps upload is the minimum speed for an Internet connection to be classified as “Broadband” by the FCC.
Data Cap Issues Around Cheswick
Data from our market researchers suggests that many of the popular providers place some sort of limit on data use for their residential broadband plans. Data caps are controversial because subscribers see them as a tactic to discourage streaming. Providers insist that they are a reasonable strategy as they struggle to manage network traffic. In either case, the issue is over-the-top streaming, which can consume 1–7GB/hour.
Compare Cheswick to the 5 largest cities in the US
|City||Average Download Speed||Number of Providers||Average Cost per Mbps|
|Cheswick||219.9 Mbps||6||$0.65 ( + $0.00 )|
|New York||534.4 Mbps ( +314.5 Mbps )||17 ( +11 )||$0.48 ( $0.00 )|
|Los Angeles||148.8 Mbps ( -71.1 Mbps )||17 ( +11 )||$0.28 ( $0.00 )|
|Chicago||160.6 Mbps ( -59.3 Mbps )||15 ( +9 )||$0.32 ( $0.00 )|
|Houston||169.5 Mbps ( -50.4 Mbps )||23 ( +17 )||$0.31 ( $0.00 )|
|Philadelphia||162.1 Mbps ( -57.8 Mbps )||8 ( +2 )||$0.66 ( + $0.00 )|