Internet Providers in Coaldale, PA

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Residential Internet Statistics for Coaldale, PA
Internet Providers: 5
Internet Plans: 10
Fastest Speed Available: 1,000 Mbps
Average Plan Price: $64.08

Internet Access in Coaldale, Pennsylvania

Viasat Internet has the most availability in Coaldale. HughesNet is also commonly available.

Blue Ridge Communications and Windstream can also provide Internet service in Coaldale, with significant shared territory in some parts of town.

The Internet plans shown on this page are collected by hand through our research division.

In terms of network types, cable and fiber will almost always be the strongest network type for the average resident. Fiber is commonly built as an upgrade to former DSL lines. Fiber Internet service leverages future-proofed fiber-optic lines to transmit data. Upstream speeds see the most gains from a fiber connection. Upstream speeds will usually match the downstream rates, unlike non-fiber Internet plans. (Compare with cable or DSL, where users will find the upload speed is reduced by around a tenth or less of the downstream speed.)

Explore our maps below for analysis of competition between providers in individual parts of Coaldale. Our latest data shows that the average census block has 3 or more Internet service providers.

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Summary Of Fastest Internet Providers In Coaldale, Pennsylvania

Provider Speed Type Time To Download 1 GB
Blue Ridge Communications 1,000 Mbps Cable 8s
Windstream 1,000 Mbps Fiber 8s
Viasat Internet 100 Mbps Satellite 1m 21s
Windstream 100 Mbps DSL 1m 21s
HughesNet 25 Mbps Satellite 5m 27s

Summary of Internet Providers Availability in Coaldale, Pennsylvania

  • Windstream - DSL - 100.0% Availability in Coaldale - Speeds up to 100 Mbps
  • Blue Ridge - Cable - 100.0% Availability in Coaldale - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • Windstream - Fiber - 100.0% Availability in Coaldale - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • Viasat - Satellite - 100.0% Availability in Coaldale - Speeds up to 100 Mbps
  • HughesNet - Satellite - 100.0% Availability in Coaldale - Speeds up to 25 Mbps

Internet Provider Competition Map For Coaldale

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Coaldale is the 100th most connected city in Pennsylvania ahead of Tamaqua, but behind Nesquehoning, Lansford, Summit Hill, and Mcadoo.

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

Approximately 3,000 people in Schuylkill 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: 100% of people living in Coaldale 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 100% of Coaldale 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 Schuylkill County, approximately 11,000 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 in Coaldale

Data collected by our research team shows that popular providers in the area use data caps on home Internet packages. Data caps are controversial since consumers view caps as a tactic to limit video streaming, while providers maintain they are a reasonable strategy as they struggle to manage heavy network congestion. Either way, the problem is streaming services, which easily eats up 1–7GB/hr.

Summary Of Internet Providers In Coaldale

Provider Type Coverage Speed
Windstream DSL 100% 100 Mbps
Blue Ridge Communications Cable 100% 1,000 Mbps
Windstream Fiber 100% 1,000 Mbps
Viasat Internet Satellite 100% 100 Mbps
HughesNet Satellite 100% 25 Mbps
PenTeleData Fiber 100% -- Mbps
Blue Ridge Business Cable 100% 1,000 Mbps
Windstream Fiber 60.4%+ 1,000 Mbps

Compare Coaldale to the 5 largest cities in the US

City Average Download Speed Number of Providers Average Cost per Mbps
Coaldale 57.9 Mbps 5 $0.99 ( + $0.00 )
New York 415.4 Mbps ( +357.5 Mbps ) 15 ( +10 ) $0.54 ( $0.00 )
Los Angeles 118.9 Mbps ( +61 Mbps ) 17 ( +12 ) $0.23 ( $0.00 )
Chicago 116.2 Mbps ( +58.3 Mbps ) 14 ( +9 ) $0.26 ( $0.00 )
Houston 127.4 Mbps ( +69.5 Mbps ) 23 ( +18 ) $0.24 ( $0.00 )
Philadelphia 127.6 Mbps ( +69.7 Mbps ) 8 ( +3 ) $0.34 ( $0.00 )