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Internet Providers in Elkins Park, Pennsylvania
Residential Internet Statistics for Elkins Park, PA
|Fastest Speed Available:||1,200 Mbps|
|Average Plan Price:||$59.49|
Most Popular Internet Providers in Elkins Park, Pennsylvania:
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Internet Access in Elkins Park, Pennsylvania
The average Elkins Park census block has access to 2.59 broadband providers. Practically speaking, this means that a majority of houses in Elkins Park will have at least 2-3 choices so far as Internet, and it is easier for residents to switch service if they are disappointed with a particular company.
XFINITY from Comcast provides an second choice, serving Elkins Park with practically one hundred percent availability and a maximum download speed of 987 Mbps. Aside from home Internet, there are also 5 providers in the city marketing enterprise-level subscriptions such as point-to-point connectivity or custom fiber loops. We list every provider with explicit business services advertised on their site, but residential companies might have unlisted business packages as well.
Viasat Internet offers the widest availability in Elkins Park. They are available to near one hundred percent of Elkins Park census blocks. HughesNet is the most likely second option, providing virtually one hundred percent of local addresses with predominantly Satellite service. HughesNet's strongest plan in Elkins Park is 25 megabits per second.
The data listed here comes via FCC coverage reports, and is using privatized databases and direct provider reporting to provide more useful resources than is available from the FCC directly. Speed and pricing data is sourced by manually collecting tens of thousands of data points each year.
When choosing an Internet provider, fiber is the best option available in Elkins Park. All broadband providers use fiber-optic cables to transmit data over long distances, but only true "Fiber to the Home" providers bring that fiber-optic connection all the way to subscriber buildings. Other technologies in the listings above compete on pricing and flexibility rather than pure download and upload speeds.
- There are 13 internet providers in Elkins Park with 5 of those offering residential service
- Elkins Park is the 548th most connected city in Pennsylvania ahead of Jenkintown, Glenside, and Abington, but behind Wyncote and Cheltenham.
- The fastest zip code in Elkins Park for July 2021 is 19027. (see all below).
Internet Statistics 2021
0.8% of consumers in Elkins Park100 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 Elkins Park, Pennsylvania
|Provider||Speed||Type||Time To Download 1 GB||Availability|
|XFINITY from Comcast||1,200 Mbps||Cable||6s||100.0%|
|Viasat Internet||50 Mbps||Satellite||2m 43s||100.0%|
|HughesNet||25 Mbps||Satellite||5m 27s||100.0%|
Internet Providers in Nearby Cities
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.
Broadband Access for Education in Elkins Park
Salus University and Gratz College are the biggest universities in Elkins Park. For the 1,736 combined students living in the area, strong internet access is a must for accessing educational materials and viewing research. Students living surrounding Salus University and Gratz College are likely to be choosing between the major providers outlined above. Speed test records from the same zip where both campuses are located show an average speed of 248.16 Mbps. Average download speeds can be different due to the fact that they reflect residential networking problems, and the real speed you can achieve shouldn't be less than 10–30percent below the advertised speeds here. FCC and US Government reports frequently cite the need to improve internet service access for college and high school attendees. There is a recognized correlation between increased high-speed internet service access and increased education/employment opportunities, especially in small cities and rural areas.
Data Cap Issues Around Elkins Park
Data from our research team suggests that many of the common providers in Elkins Park place some sort of limit on streaming on home broadband connections. Data caps are controversial since customers view caps as a strategy for limiting "cord cutting", while providers insist they are a reasonable strategy as they struggle to manage network traffic. In either case, the issue is the same: streaming services, which easily uses 1–7GB per hour.
Compare Elkins Park to the 5 largest cities in the US
|City||Average Download Speed||Number of Providers||Average Cost per Mbps|
|Elkins Park||248.2 Mbps||5||$0.15 ( + $0.00 )|
|New York||534.4 Mbps ( +286.2 Mbps )||17 ( +12 )||$0.23 ( + $0.00 )|
|Los Angeles||148.8 Mbps ( -99.4 Mbps )||17 ( +12 )||$0.14 ( $0.00 )|
|Chicago||160.6 Mbps ( -87.6 Mbps )||15 ( +10 )||$0.18 ( + $0.00 )|
|Houston||169.5 Mbps ( -78.7 Mbps )||23 ( +18 )||$0.17 ( + $0.00 )|
|Philadelphia||162.1 Mbps ( -86.1 Mbps )||8 ( +3 )||$0.20 ( + $0.00 )|