Internet Providers in Hickory, PA

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Residential Internet Statistics for Hickory, PA
Internet Providers: 8
Internet Plans: 20
Fastest Speed Available: 1,200 Mbps
Average Plan Price: $54.23

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 Availability
XFINITY from Comcast 1,200 Mbps Cable 6s 87.9%
Armstrong 500 Mbps Cable 16s 6.3%
Aurora by Hickory Telephone Company 400 Mbps Fiber and DSL 20s 94.8%
Viasat Internet 100 Mbps Satellite 1m 21s 100.0%
Consolidated Communications 100 Mbps Cable 1m 21s 2.8%
HughesNet 25 Mbps Satellite 5m 27s 100.0%
Consolidated Communications (Formerly Fairpoint Communications) 25 Mbps DSL 5m 27s 2.8%

Internet Provider Competition Map For Hickory

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Hickory is the 556th most connected city in Pennsylvania ahead of Cecil and Burgettstown, but behind Houston, Mc Donald, and Canonsburg.

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

Approximately 3,000 people in Washington 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: 95% of people living in Hickory 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 95% of Hickory 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.

In Washington County, approximately 11,000 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.

Compare Hickory to the 5 largest cities in the US

City Average Download Speed Number of Providers Average Cost per Mbps
Hickory 44.1 Mbps 9 $0.36 ( + $0.00 )
New York 534.4 Mbps ( +490.3 Mbps ) 17 ( +8 ) $0.89 ( + $0.00 )
Los Angeles 148.8 Mbps ( +104.7 Mbps ) 17 ( +8 ) $0.24 ( $0.00 )
Chicago 160.6 Mbps ( +116.5 Mbps ) 15 ( +6 ) $0.27 ( $0.00 )
Houston 169.5 Mbps ( +125.4 Mbps ) 23 ( +14 ) $0.26 ( $0.00 )
Philadelphia 162.1 Mbps ( +118 Mbps ) 8 ( -1 ) $0.37 ( + $0.00 )