Internet Providers in Hickory, PA
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Residential Internet Statistics for Hickory, PA
|Fastest Speed Available:||1,000 Mbps|
|Average Plan Price:||$55.59|
Most Popular Residential Internet Providers in Hickory, Pennsylvania
Internet Access in Hickory, Pennsylvania
Hickory residences have, on average, 2.93 providers to choose from. This is a normal level of competition for the US, since most companies that provide Internet have their roots as cable TV and phone providers. Most houses have long been wired for both.
The plans shown above are manually gathered by our data team.
Aurora by Hickory Telephone Company as well as XFINITY from Comcast can also provide coverage in Hickory, often competing for the same customers.
So far as Internet network types, fiber and cable are going to be the best choice for the average resident. Fiber-Optic infrastructure is often installed over former DSL lines. Fiber uses future-proofed fiber-optic technology combined with signal repeaters to deliver data. Upload rates have the most to gain for residents using a fiber plan, and will usually be the same as the download rates on fiber plans. (As opposed to cable, where users will find the upload speed is downgraded by so much as a tenth or less of the downstream rate.)
Viasat Internet is the most common overall. They have Internet coverage reaching near one hundred percent of Hickory residents. HughesNet, in contrast, has registered coverage for near one hundred percent of the population. The fastest speed recorded for Viasat reaches 100 Mbps, while HughesNet offers up to 25 Mbps. As a rule, anything over 10 Mbps will be enough for streaming lower-quality videos to devices on WiFi, but becomes an issue for multiple users or bandwidth-intensive applications such as Google Hangouts and etc. You can explore the coverage map below to see broadband options at the census block level.
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Summary Of Fastest Internet Providers In Hickory, Pennsylvania
|Provider||Speed||Type||Time To Download 1 GB|
|XFINITY from Comcast||1,000 Mbps||Cable||8s|
|Aurora by Hickory Telephone Company||400 Mbps||Fiber||20s|
|Hickory Telephone Company||200 Mbps||DSL||40s|
|Viasat Internet||100 Mbps||Satellite||1m 21s|
|Consolidated Communications||100 Mbps||Cable||1m 21s|
|HughesNet||25 Mbps||Satellite||5m 27s|
|Consolidated Communications (Formerly Fairpoint Communications)||25 Mbps||DSL||5m 27s|
Summary of Internet Providers Availability in Hickory, Pennsylvania
- Aurora by Hickory Telephone Company - Fiber - 94.8% Availability in Hickory - Speeds up to 400 Mbps
- Hickory Telephone Company - DSL - 94.8% Availability in Hickory - Speeds up to 200 Mbps
- Xfinity - Cable - 87.9% Availability in Hickory - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
- Armstrong - Cable - 6.3% Availability in Hickory - Speeds up to 500 Mbps
- Consolidated - DSL - 2.8% Availability in Hickory - Speeds up to 25 Mbps
- Consolidated - Cable - 2.8% Availability in Hickory - Speeds up to 100 Mbps
- Viasat - Satellite - 100.0% Availability in Hickory - Speeds up to 100 Mbps
- HughesNet - Satellite - 100.0% Availability in Hickory - Speeds up to 25 Mbps
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.
25 Mbps download and 3 Mbps upload is the minimum speed for an Internet connection to be classified as “Broadband” by the FCC.
Summary Of Internet Providers In Hickory
|Aurora by Hickory Telephone Company||Fiber||94.8%+||400 Mbps|
|Hickory Telephone Company||DSL||94.8%+||200 Mbps|
|XFINITY from Comcast||Cable||87.9%+||1,000 Mbps|
|Consolidated Communications (Formerly Fairpoint Communications)||DSL||2.8%+||25 Mbps|
|Consolidated Communications||Cable||2.8%+||100 Mbps|
|Viasat Internet||Satellite||100%||100 Mbps|
|Comcast Business||Cable||85.1%+||987 Mbps|
|Aurora by Hickory Telephone Company||Fiber||100%||250 Mbps|
|Consolidated Communications (Formerly Fairpoint Communications)||Cable||4.0%+||100 Mbps|
Compare Hickory to the 5 largest cities in the US
|City||Average Download Speed||Number of Providers||Average Cost per Mbps|
|Hickory||46.4 Mbps||9||$0.37 ( + $0.00 )|
|New York||415.4 Mbps ( +369 Mbps )||15 ( +6 )||$0.54 ( + $0.00 )|
|Los Angeles||118.9 Mbps ( +72.5 Mbps )||17 ( +8 )||$0.23 ( $0.00 )|
|Chicago||116.2 Mbps ( +69.8 Mbps )||14 ( +5 )||$0.26 ( $0.00 )|
|Houston||127.4 Mbps ( +81 Mbps )||23 ( +14 )||$0.24 ( $0.00 )|
|Philadelphia||127.6 Mbps ( +81.2 Mbps )||8 ( -1 )||$0.34 ( $0.00 )|