Internet Providers in Harrisburg, PA

Residential Internet Statistics for Harrisburg, PA
Internet Service Providers: 7
Plans Start From: $19.95
Top Download Speed: 1.2 Gbps
Fastest Connection Type: Fiber

Top Internet Providers in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania:

Showing 1 to 9 Providers

  • 1. Xfinity
    99.3% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *1.2 Gbps
    • Cable
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • Cable
    99.3% Available
  • 2. Verizon
    75.7% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *940 Mbps
    • Fiber
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • Fiber
    75.7% Available
  • 3. T-Mobile 5G Home Internet
    34.3% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *182 Mbps
    • 5G Internet
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • 5G Internet
    34.3% Available
  • 4. Viasat
    100% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *50 Mbps
    • Satellite
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • Satellite
    100% Available
  • 5. 5. HughesNet
    100% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *25 Mbps
    • Satellite
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • Satellite
    100% Available
  • 6. 6. EarthLink 5G Home Internet
    34.3% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *100 Mbps
    • 5G Internet
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • 5G Internet
    34.3% Available
  • 7. 7. PA.net
    45.6% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *25 Mbps
    • Fixed Wireless
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • Fixed Wireless
    45.6% Available
  • 8. Nittany Media
    1.2% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *1 Gbps
    • Fiber
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • Fiber
    1.2% Available
  • 9. Nittany Media
    1.2% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *125 Mbps
    • Cable
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • Cable
    1.2% Available
2 Residential internet providers are hidden due to low coverage in Harrisburg. See All
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Internet Access in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

Harrisburg currently has two main wired Internet service providers: Viasat Internet and HughesNet. Viasat mostly offers Satellite service. Their network offers speeds up to 35 Mbps and availability in near one hundred percent of the city. HughesNet sells Satellite. Their Internet plans have coverage for virtually one hundred percent of Harrisburg.

Most households in the Harrisburg area 2 providers to choose from. Averaged out across all blocks, the density of competition is 2.93 options per residence.

Keep in mind that since FCC data is only tallied up twice annually and only released six or more months after, data shown here may have minor inaccuracies.

Cable providers like Xfinity and DSL Internet service providers like Verizon make up the main Internet service types with availability in Harrisburg.

While the main ISPs are Viasat and HughesNet, Xfinity also serves Harrisburg with a recorded top speed of 1,000 Mbps. Fixed wireless plans from brands like PA.net connect you to 25 Mbps or more using wireless hardware. There are 11 providers with specialized enterprise-level service like MPLS. See the map to compare broadband coverage on the census block level, or check our speed data to see how Viasat compares to other Harrisburg options in real-world speed tests.

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Summary Of Fastest Internet Providers In Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

Provider Speed Type Time To Download 1 GB Availability
Xfinity 1,200 Mbps Cable 6s 99.3%
Nittany Media 1,000 Mbps Fiber 8s 1.2%
Nittany Media 125 Mbps Cable 1m 5s 1.2%
Viasat Internet 50 Mbps Satellite 2m 43s 100.0%
T-Mobile 5G Home Internet 182 Mbps 5G Internet 45s 34.3%
HughesNet 25 Mbps Satellite 5m 27s 100.0%
EarthLink 5G Home Internet 100 Mbps 5G Internet 1m 21s 34.3%
5,000 People Only have access to 1 or fewer wired internet providers available at their address.

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This data is calculated from FCC datasets which providers are legally required to supply twice a year. We further validate this data for accuracy.

Harrisburg is the 265th most connected city in Pennsylvania ahead of Enola and Camp Hill, but behind Marysville, Lemoyne, and New Cumberland.

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

Approximately 2,000 people in Dauphin County don't have access to any wired internet.

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This statistic is drawn from the population in census blocks not served by at least one wired broadband provider.

Fiber Availability: 76% of people living in Harrisburg have residential fiber service available to them.

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Fiber coverage data is sourced from FCC Form 477 filings and cross-validated through BroadbandNow with private datasets and direct provider reporting.

Approximately 96% of Harrisburg residents are serviced by multiple wired providers.

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This coverage statistic is based on a mix of FCC and private provider reporting in the past two quarters.

In Dauphin County, approximately 3,000 people do not have access to 25 Mbps wired broadband.

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25 Mbps download and 3 Mbps upload is the minimum speed for an Internet connection to be classified as “Broadband” by the FCC.

Map of ISPs in Harrisburg

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Compare Harrisburg to the 5 largest cities in the US

City Average Download Speed Number of Providers Average Cost per Mbps
Harrisburg 208.9 Mbps 11 $0.72 ( + $0.00 )
New York 581.7 Mbps ( +372.8 Mbps ) 22 ( +11 ) $0.34 ( $0.00 )
Los Angeles 172.8 Mbps ( -36.1 Mbps ) 21 ( +10 ) $0.25 ( $0.00 )
Chicago 199.7 Mbps ( -9.2 Mbps ) 20 ( +9 ) $0.24 ( $0.00 )
Houston 202.2 Mbps ( -6.7 Mbps ) 27 ( +16 ) $0.25 ( $0.00 )
Philadelphia 196.5 Mbps ( -12.4 Mbps ) 11 $0.39 ( $0.00 )