Internet Providers in Cheswick, Pennsylvania

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Residential Internet Statistics for Cheswick, PA
Wired Internet Providers: 4
Average Speed Test Result: 133.24 Mbps
Top Advertised Speed: 1,000 Mbps
No Broadband Access: 0.49%

Internet Access in Cheswick, Pennsylvania

Cheswick has 6 residential Internet providers, and 17 if you include business and mobile service. There are 6 choices for wired Internet such as cable or DSL.

Most people in Cheswick have two or more available to them. That said, this number will change depending on which neighborhood you're looking at. The mapping tool provided below illustrates broadband competition changes in different parts of the city.

Coverage from the two most common companies, Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) 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 10.60 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.

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Summary Of Fastest Internet Providers In Cheswick, Pennsylvania

Provider Speed Type Time To Download 1 GB
XFINITY from Comcast 1,000 Mbps Cable 8s
Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) 100 Mbps Satellite 1m 21s
Consolidated Communications (Formerly Fairpoint Communications) 100 Mbps DSL 1m 21s
HughesNet 25 Mbps Satellite 5m 27s

Summary of Internet Providers Availability in Cheswick, Pennsylvania

  • Xfinity - 98.7% Availability in Cheswick - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • Consolidated - 36.3% Availability in Cheswick - Speeds up to 100 Mbps
  • Viasat - 100.0% Availability in Cheswick - Speeds up to 100 Mbps
  • HughesNet - 100.0% Availability in Cheswick - Speeds up to 25 Mbps

Internet Provider Competition Map For Cheswick

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Cheswick is the 512th most connected city in Pennsylvania ahead of Oakmont, Verona, New Kensington, Springdale, and Tarentum.

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

Approximately 5,000 people in Allegheny 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: 37% of people living in Cheswick 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 Cheswick 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.

In Allegheny County, approximately 7,000 people do not have access to 25 Mbps wired broadband.

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.

Summary Of Internet Providers In Cheswick

Provider Type Coverage Speed
XFINITY from Comcast Cable 98.7%+ 1,000 Mbps
Consolidated Communications (Formerly Fairpoint Communications) DSL 36.3%+ 100 Mbps
Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) Satellite 100% 100 Mbps
HughesNet Satellite 100% 25 Mbps
Comcast Business Cable 100% 987 Mbps
Crown Castle Fiber Fiber 13.6%+ 1,000 Mbps
Verizon Business Copper 6.3%+ 3.0 Mbps
DQE Communications Fiber 4.8%+ 100 Mbps
Windstream Fiber 1.1%+ 20 Mbps
Fusion Copper 1.1%+ 3.0 Mbps

Compare Cheswick to the 5 largest cities in the US

City Average Download Speed Number of Providers Average Cost per Mbps
Cheswick 133.2 Mbps 8 $0.31 ( + $0.00 )
New York 349.1 Mbps ( +215.9 Mbps ) 15 ( +7 ) $0.46 ( + $0.00 )
Los Angeles 107.1 Mbps ( -26.1 Mbps ) 18 ( +10 ) $0.23 ( $0.00 )
Chicago 99.7 Mbps ( -33.5 Mbps ) 15 ( +7 ) $0.30 ( $0.00 )
Houston 111.7 Mbps ( -21.5 Mbps ) 21 ( +13 ) $0.24 ( $0.00 )
Philadelphia 115.3 Mbps ( -17.9 Mbps ) 9 ( +1 ) $0.34 ( + $0.00 )