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Internet Providers in New Castle, Pennsylvania
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Internet Access in New Castle, Pennsylvania
New Castle has only two major broadband network options to understand: coaxial cable (99.50% coverage) and DSL (98.63% coverage). Cable Internet service is delivered through TV providers via coaxial copper TV wires mounted on telephone poles or buried in the street. DSL, similarly, is sent via twisted copper phone wires. The vast majority of New Castle neighborhoods and addresses can subscribe to both cable service or DSL from at least two Internet companies.
Coverage from the two biggest providers, Viasat Internet and HughesNet, generally, will overlap. As a result, the choice between Viasat and HughesNet is a common one in New Castle.
2-3 Internet options per block isn't a high amount of competition, but it's sufficient to drive price and speed competition in New Castle blocks with provider overlap. Choice can vary depending on location.
The packages displayed here are collected manually through our data science and research team.
Outside of the Internet providers listed above, Verizon High Speed Internet provides a third option for Internet in 98 percent of New Castle. Fixed wireless providers like USA Choice Internet Services Company are sometimes a good choice. However, the main wired options usually offer a stronger deal so far as performance and price.
Internet Statistics 2022
1.6% of consumers in New Castle800 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 New Castle, Pennsylvania
|Provider||Speed||Type||Time To Download 1 GB||Availability|
|Viasat Internet||100 Mbps||Satellite||1m 21s||100.0%|
|T-Mobile Home Internet||115 Mbps||Fixed Wireless||1m 11s||33.4%|
|HughesNet||25 Mbps||Satellite||5m 27s||100.0%|
|Ultra Home Internet||100 Mbps||Fixed Wireless||1m 21s||33.4%|
|Windstream||100 Mbps||DSL||1m 21s||1.7%|
Internet Providers in Nearby Cities
Internet Provider Competition Map For New Castle
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.
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 and Cord Cutting Around New Castle
Data collected by our market research team shows that some of the top providers in New Castle place a limit on streaming for their residential Internet packages. Data caps are a public issue because consumers see them as a tactic to stop streaming, while providers insist they are a necessary tool as they struggle to manage network congestion. Either way, the issue is the same: video streaming, which can use one to seven Gigabytes/hr.
Compare New Castle to the 5 largest cities in the US
|City||Average Download Speed||Number of Providers||Average Cost per Mbps|
|New Castle||96.7 Mbps||10||$0.34 ( + $0.00 )|
|New York||545.6 Mbps ( +448.9 Mbps )||21 ( +11 )||$0.31 ( $0.00 )|
|Los Angeles||161.3 Mbps ( +64.6 Mbps )||20 ( +10 )||$0.35 ( + $0.00 )|
|Chicago||180.9 Mbps ( +84.2 Mbps )||19 ( +9 )||$0.27 ( $0.00 )|
|Houston||186.6 Mbps ( +89.9 Mbps )||26 ( +16 )||$0.24 ( $0.00 )|
|Philadelphia||179.1 Mbps ( +82.4 Mbps )||10||$0.36 ( + $0.00 )|