Internet Providers in New Columbia, PA

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Residential Internet Statistics for New Columbia, PA
Internet Providers: 8
Internet Plans: 15
Fastest Speed Available: 1,000 Mbps
Average Plan Price: $68.11

Internet Access in New Columbia, Pennsylvania

Viasat Internet has the most coverage in New Columbia. HughesNet is also a common option.

Since most buildings come pre-wired for one landline telephone (DSL) company and cable networks don't generally overlap, the majority of New Columbia households have 2-3 wired broadband providers to choose from. 5.97% of New Columbia residents have one or fewer choices. cable and DSL broadband almost always provide the most reasonable pricing and data packages for home use.

The data on this page comes via provider coverage reports specific to New Columbia. Data is confirmed with privatized databases to provide more granular results than can be accessed through the FCC directly. Speeds and pricing data is generated by manually collecting thousands of plans each year.

Windstream provides a common second choice to the primary providers (Viasat and HughesNet), serving New Columbia with a top download speed of 300 Mbps. Wired Internet isn't the only way to get Internet access for residents of New Columbia. For example, fixed wireless companies such as Skypacket can deliver 1,024 Mbps using direct wireless hardware. Outside of residential Internet, there are 4 companies in city limits marketing enterprise-level services like T1 and MPLS. We list every provider with explicit business services advertised on their site, but consumer-focused companies sometimes offer business packages as well.

In summary, New Columbia's broadband infrastructure follows a similar pattern to other US towns and cities: wide coverage of cable and DSL service, with the caveat that most residences are stuck with only one option for subscribing to either service. The cable/DSL pattern has a simple reason. Internet service providers started as television and telephone companies. So, they already own these already connected wired networks to deliver their Internet bundles.

Internet Statistics 2021

200 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 Columbia, Pennsylvania

Provider Speed Type Time To Download 1 GB
Service Electric Cablevision 1,000 Mbps Cable 8s
Windstream 1,000 Mbps Fiber 8s
XFINITY from Comcast 1,000 Mbps Cable 8s
Windstream 300 Mbps DSL 27s
Viasat Internet 100 Mbps Satellite 1m 21s
HughesNet 25 Mbps Satellite 5m 27s

Summary of Internet Providers Availability in New Columbia, Pennsylvania

  • Windstream - DSL - 99.3% Availability in New Columbia - Speeds up to 300 Mbps
  • Service Electric Cablevision - Cable - 94.4% Availability in New Columbia - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • Xfinity - Cable - 6.0% Availability in New Columbia - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • Windstream - Fiber - 1.8% Availability in New Columbia - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • Viasat - Satellite - 100.0% Availability in New Columbia - Speeds up to 100 Mbps
  • HughesNet - Satellite - 100.0% Availability in New Columbia - Speeds up to 25 Mbps

Internet Provider Competition Map For New Columbia

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New Columbia is the 142nd most connected city in Pennsylvania ahead of Lewisburg, White Deer, Watsontown, and Allenwood, but behind Milton.

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 Union 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.

Approximately 94% of New Columbia 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 Union County, approximately 9,000 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.

Data Cap Issues Around New Columbia

Data collected by our research team suggests that many of the top providers in the area place some sort of limit on streaming for their home broadband plans. Data caps are a public issue since subscribers view them as a tactic for limiting video streaming. Providers maintain caps are a reasonable strategy for managing network congestion. Either way, the problem is the same: over-the-top streaming services, which easily consumes anywhere from one to seven Gigabytes/hr.

Summary Of Internet Providers In New Columbia

Provider Type Coverage Speed
Windstream DSL 99.3%+ 300 Mbps
Skypacket Fixed Wireless 100% 1,024 Mbps
Service Electric Cablevision Cable 94.4%+ 1,000 Mbps
Evenlink Fixed Wireless 76.3%+ 3.0 Mbps
XFINITY from Comcast Cable 6.0%+ 1,000 Mbps
Windstream Fiber 1.8%+ 1,000 Mbps
Viasat Internet Satellite 100% 100 Mbps
HughesNet Satellite 100% 25 Mbps
PenTeleData Fiber 94.0%+ -- Mbps
Evenlink Fixed Wireless 88.6%+ 4.0 Mbps
Crown Castle Fiber Fiber 25.2%+ 1,000 Mbps
Comcast Business Cable 2.5%+ 987 Mbps
Windstream Fiber 0.5%+ 1,000 Mbps

Compare New Columbia to the 5 largest cities in the US

City Average Download Speed Number of Providers Average Cost per Mbps
New Columbia 22.6 Mbps 8 $0.25 ( + $0.00 )
New York 415.4 Mbps ( +392.8 Mbps ) 16 ( +8 ) $0.42 ( + $0.00 )
Los Angeles 118.9 Mbps ( +96.3 Mbps ) 17 ( +9 ) $0.19 ( $0.00 )
Chicago 116.2 Mbps ( +93.6 Mbps ) 15 ( +7 ) $0.23 ( $0.00 )
Houston 127.4 Mbps ( +104.8 Mbps ) 23 ( +15 ) $0.21 ( $0.00 )
Philadelphia 127.6 Mbps ( +105 Mbps ) 8 $0.26 ( + $0.00 )