Internet Providers in Glenside, PA

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Residential Internet Statistics for Glenside, PA
Internet Providers: 5
Internet Plans: 10
Fastest Speed Available: 1,200 Mbps
Average Plan Price: $59.49

Internet Access in Glenside, Pennsylvania

Broadband Infrastructure in the Glenside area is comparatively robust, resulting in average download speeds 36.34% higher than Pennsylvania overall.

XFINITY from Comcast is an alternative to the primary providers, serving Glenside with a maximum download speed of 987 Mbps. There are 3 companies within Glenside marketing enterprise and smb services such as point-to-point connectivity or custom fiber loops. Our search results include every provider with explicit business packages on their website, but home providers might have business plans as well.

The broadband coverage information on this page comes from FCC coverage reports, and is enhanced through private data sources to create more accurate resources than is available from government websites. Information about pricing and speed of individual Internet plans is generated by manually collecting thousands of plans annually.

The average home in Glenside has 2-3 wired broadband options available to them (2.38 per census block). 2.42% of the Glenside area are limited to one or fewer options for their broadband service provider. DSL and cable broadband generally provide the most agreeable pricing and data use policies for home use.

Viasat Internet and HughesNet are the strongest providers in Glenside in terms of coverage area. The more common providers often cover the same addresses in most blocks around Glenside.

  • There are 13 internet providers in Glenside with 5 of those offering residential service
  • Glenside is the 617th most connected city in Pennsylvania ahead of Abington and Oreland, but behind Wyncote, Elkins Park, and Jenkintown.
  • Explore internet access for communities within Glenside: Wyndmoor
  • The fastest zip code in Glenside for July 2021 is 19038. (see all below).

Internet Statistics 2021



Glenside, PA

700 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 Glenside, Pennsylvania

Provider Speed Type Time To Download 1 GB Availability
XFINITY from Comcast 1,200 Mbps Cable 6s 99.9%
Viasat Internet 50 Mbps Satellite 2m 43s 100.0%
HughesNet 25 Mbps Satellite 5m 27s 100.0%

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Glenside is the 617th most connected city in Pennsylvania ahead of Abington and Oreland, but behind Wyncote, Elkins Park, and Jenkintown.

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

Approximately 7,000 people in Montgomery 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: 98% of people living in Glenside 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 98% of Glenside 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.

As of this month, 19038 is the zip code with the fastest average download speed in Glenside.

Zip-based speed averages are calculated from M-Labs consumer speed tests run by IP addresses in the area.

In Montgomery County, approximately 8,000 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.

Internet Service Access for Education in Glenside

Arcadia University and Westminster Theological Seminary are the biggest universities in Glenside. For the 4,499 combined students living in the area, fast broadband access is a must for obtaining educational materials and viewing research. Students living near Arcadia University and Westminster Theological Seminary 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 265.3 Mbps. Average speeds can be different due to the fact that they include residential network issues, and the actual download speed you can achieve shouldn't be less than 10–30percent less than the advertised speeds above.
FCC and US Government reports regularly cite the need to improve internet service access for college and high school attendees.

Data Caps and Video Streaming in Glenside

Data collected by our market research team shows that common providers in Glenside currently use data caps for their residential Internet connections. Data caps are a public issue because consumers view caps as a strategy to limit "cord cutting". Providers explain they are a necessary strategy for managing heavy network traffic. In either case, the issue is streaming video, which can consume anywhere from 1–7GB/hr.

Internet access in Glenside neighborhoods

Glenside coverage data is available in the following neighborhoods: Wyndmoor.

Compare Glenside to the 5 largest cities in the US

City Average Download Speed Number of Providers Average Cost per Mbps
Glenside 265.3 Mbps 5 $0.35 ( + $0.00 )
New York 534.4 Mbps ( +269.1 Mbps ) 17 ( +12 ) $0.89 ( + $0.00 )
Los Angeles 148.8 Mbps ( -116.5 Mbps ) 17 ( +12 ) $0.24 ( $0.00 )
Chicago 160.6 Mbps ( -104.7 Mbps ) 15 ( +10 ) $0.27 ( $0.00 )
Houston 169.5 Mbps ( -95.8 Mbps ) 23 ( +18 ) $0.26 ( $0.00 )
Philadelphia 162.1 Mbps ( -103.2 Mbps ) 8 ( +3 ) $0.38 ( + $0.00 )