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Internet Providers in Elizabeth, Pennsylvania
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Internet Access in Elizabeth, Pennsylvania
Elizabeth offers 5 residential Internet providers, or 12 if you include business and mobile. There are 5 broadband choices which in Elizabeth means fiber, cable, and DSL.
2-3 providers per block is a low level of competition compared to more densely populated communities, but it's sufficient to drive price and speed competition in neighborhoods with provider overlap. Choice can vary from block to block.
Coverage from Viasat Internet and HughesNet, in most cases, will overlap. As residents might predict, the decision between Viasat and HughesNet is a common one.
The plans listed here are manually collected through our data science and research team. The 29 plans shown above are the latest of 353 plans we've gathered in Elizabeth to date.
The takeaway here is that Elizabeth's Internet infrastructure conforms with a pattern seen in many Pennsylvania towns and cities: strong coverage of cable and DSL, with the problem being that a majority of houses or apartments are stuck with one option for setting up either type of Internet service. This pattern comes from the fact that most Internet service providers used to be cable television and phone corporations, and use legacy wired networks on utility poles to deliver their broadband service. Fiber Internet is slowly expanding as an alternative, and while not all "Fiber" plans are "Fiber to the Home" connections, 72.62 percent of the Elizabeth area has coverage by fiber Internet stretching at least to the block.
Internet Statistics 2021
2.7% of consumers in Elizabeth200 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 Elizabeth, Pennsylvania
|Provider||Speed||Type||Time To Download 1 GB||Availability|
|XFINITY from Comcast||1,200 Mbps||Cable||6s||99.7%|
|Viasat Internet||100 Mbps||Satellite||1m 21s||100.0%|
|HughesNet||25 Mbps||Satellite||5m 27s||100.0%|
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.
25 Mbps download and 3 Mbps upload is the minimum speed for an Internet connection to be classified as “Broadband” by the FCC.
Data Caps in Elizabeth
Data from our research team suggests that many of the common ISPs in Elizabeth place some sort of limit on data use for their residential Internet connections. Data caps are controversial since users see them as a tactic for limiting video streaming, while providers insist that they are a reasonable strategy as they struggle to manage heavy network congestion. Either way, the problem is streaming services, which can use 1–7GB/hr.
Compare Elizabeth to the 5 largest cities in the US
|City||Average Download Speed||Number of Providers||Average Cost per Mbps|
|Elizabeth||109.1 Mbps||5||$0.65 ( + $0.00 )|
|New York||534.4 Mbps ( +425.3 Mbps )||17 ( +12 )||$0.48 ( $0.00 )|
|Los Angeles||148.8 Mbps ( +39.7 Mbps )||17 ( +12 )||$0.28 ( $0.00 )|
|Chicago||160.6 Mbps ( +51.5 Mbps )||15 ( +10 )||$0.32 ( $0.00 )|
|Houston||169.5 Mbps ( +60.4 Mbps )||23 ( +18 )||$0.31 ( $0.00 )|
|Philadelphia||162.1 Mbps ( +53 Mbps )||8 ( +3 )||$0.66 ( + $0.00 )|