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Internet Providers in Ephrata, Pennsylvania
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Internet Access in Ephrata, Pennsylvania
Viasat Internet has the most availability in Ephrata. HughesNet is also a common option.
Blue Ridge Communications and Windstream can also provide coverage in Ephrata, with significant shared coverage areas in some blocks.
Most people within Ephrata have more than one to choose from, although the amount of choice will rise and dip from neighborhood to neighborhood. The mapping tool on this page illustrates competition changes around Ephrata.
The Internet plans listed above are collected individually by our research division.
To summarize, Ephrata's Internet infrastructure follows a common pattern in Pennsylvania cities: widespread access to cable and DSL, with the caveat that most houses are limited to one option for either Internet service. This pattern has a logical cause. Broadband service providers used to be TV and landline telephone companies, and use pre-existing copper networks on utility poles for delivering Internet bundles. Fiber service has been expanding as a third option, and while not all "Fiber" plans are "Fiber to the Home" connections, 75.28 percent of Ephrata has access to fiber reaching to the street outside.
Internet Statistics 2022
3.5% of consumers in Ephrata1,000 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 Ephrata, Pennsylvania
|Provider||Speed||Type||Time To Download 1 GB||Availability|
|Windstream||1,000 Mbps||DSL and Fiber||8s||92.0%|
|Blue Ridge Communications||1,000 Mbps||Cable||8s||96.0%|
|Viasat Internet||50 Mbps||Satellite||2m 43s||100.0%|
|T-Mobile Home Internet||115 Mbps||Fixed Wireless||1m 11s||64.0%|
|HughesNet||25 Mbps||Satellite||5m 27s||100.0%|
|Ultra Home Internet||100 Mbps||Fixed Wireless||1m 21s||64.0%|
|Frontier Communications||Call For Speed Availability||DSL||4m 33s||12.0%|
Internet Providers in Nearby Cities
Internet Provider Competition Map For Ephrata
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 Cap Issues Around Ephrata
Data collected by our researchers shows that popular providers in Ephrata place a limit on streaming on home Internet connections. Data caps are controversial since customers view caps as a tactic to stop streaming. Providers explain that data caps are a necessary strategy as they struggle to manage network congestion. Either way, the problem is the same: over-the-top streaming, which can consume 1–7GB/hr.
Compare Ephrata to the 5 largest cities in the US
|City||Average Download Speed||Number of Providers||Average Cost per Mbps|
|Ephrata||164.9 Mbps||10||$0.34 ( + $0.00 )|
|New York||545.6 Mbps ( +380.7 Mbps )||21 ( +11 )||$0.31 ( $0.00 )|
|Los Angeles||161.3 Mbps ( -3.6 Mbps )||20 ( +10 )||$0.32 ( $0.00 )|
|Chicago||180.9 Mbps ( +16 Mbps )||19 ( +9 )||$0.25 ( $0.00 )|
|Houston||186.6 Mbps ( +21.7 Mbps )||26 ( +16 )||$0.23 ( $0.00 )|
|Philadelphia||179.1 Mbps ( +14.2 Mbps )||10||$0.36 ( + $0.00 )|