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Internet Providers in New Kensington, Pennsylvania
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Internet Access in New Kensington, Pennsylvania
Cable infrastructure and Fixed Wireless lines make up the most widespread broadband networks within New Kensington, with close to one hundred and 59.77 percent network reach within city limits.
Coverage from the two biggest providers, Viasat Internet and HughesNet, in most cases, will overlap. As residents might expect, the decision between Viasat and HughesNet is common in New Kensington.
2 Internet options per block is a low level of choice when compared to other areas, but it's sufficient to improve performance and pricing in communities with provider overlap. Choice often varies depending on your location, as you can see in the map below.
Xfinity and Verizon High Speed Internet also provide coverage in New Kensington, often competing for the same customers.
Coverage information on this page comes from FCC provider-reported data. ISPs in New Kensington are required to submit deployment and subscriber data biannually. Leveraging direct agreements with telecom companies, we are able to confirm public data with privatized data submitted via providers. This strategy lets us to create more detailed maps and availability data than government publications. Since 2014, BroadbandNow has crunched 12,393 rows of data on broadband coverage in New Kensington and 4,081,947 rows of data in Pennsylvania. The speed averages displayed on this page are calculated based on real-world speed tests originating from New Kensington. Some of the other statistics and data included on this page are drawn from NTIA and Census Bureau data publications. So far as package pricing and fees info, our data anlysis team has found and listed 429 broadband plans in New Kensington since 2014, and 40 of those are active.
- There are 16 internet providers in New Kensington with 9 of those offering residential service
- New Kensington is the 866th most connected city in Pennsylvania ahead of Springdale, Tarentum, and Brackenridge, but behind Cheswick and Oakmont.
- Explore internet access for communities within New Kensington: Lower Burrell and Arnold
Internet Statistics 2022
5.0% of consumers in New Kensington1,000 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 Kensington, Pennsylvania
|Provider||Speed||Type||Time To Download 1 GB||Availability|
|Viasat Internet||100 Mbps||Satellite||1m 21s||100.0%|
|Consolidated Communications (Formerly Fairpoint Communications)||30 Mbps||DSL||4m 33s||1.3%|
|T-Mobile Home Internet||115 Mbps||Fixed Wireless||1m 11s||59.8%|
|HughesNet||25 Mbps||Satellite||5m 27s||100.0%|
|Ultra Home Internet||100 Mbps||Fixed Wireless||1m 21s||59.8%|
Internet Providers in Nearby Cities
Internet Provider Competition Map For New Kensington
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.
Broadband Coverage Surrounding Pennsylvania State University-Penn State New Kensington
Students residing within two miles of Pennsylvania State University-Penn State New Kensington can expect to have a choice between 1 Internet providers. As elsewhere in New Kensington, Viasat and HughesNet are the most common options. Speed test data suggests that internet performance in the Pennsylvania State University-Penn State New Kensington area is over 25 Mbps, with averages in the zip around (136.44 Mbps as of our latest data.) This speed should be sufficient for students in New Kensington who want to watch high-definition video, share a connection with roommates, and etc. That said, since these averages are calculated on public speed test data, they often trend lower than actual top speeds obtainable in an area. Use the zip search field above to see more information on internet options at a specific address.
Compare New Kensington to the 5 largest cities in the US
|City||Average Download Speed||Number of Providers||Average Cost per Mbps|
|New Kensington||85.8 Mbps||9||$0.33 ( + $0.00 )|
|New York||545.6 Mbps ( +459.8 Mbps )||21 ( +12 )||$0.31 ( $0.00 )|
|Los Angeles||161.3 Mbps ( +75.5 Mbps )||20 ( +11 )||$0.32 ( $0.00 )|
|Chicago||180.9 Mbps ( +95.1 Mbps )||19 ( +10 )||$0.25 ( $0.00 )|
|Houston||186.6 Mbps ( +100.8 Mbps )||26 ( +17 )||$0.23 ( $0.00 )|
|Philadelphia||179.1 Mbps ( +93.3 Mbps )||10 ( +1 )||$0.36 ( + $0.00 )|