Internet Providers in Orwigsburg, PA

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Residential Internet Statistics for Orwigsburg, PA
Internet Providers: 5
Internet Plans: 12
Fastest Speed Available: 1,000 Mbps
Average Plan Price: $75.56

Internet Access in Orwigsburg, Pennsylvania

Data on this page is based on the FCC's bi-annual coverage reporting. Our data also includes direct provider coverage reports and other privatized datasets to further validate that data. Plane and pricing data is aggregated manually by our market research division. We've found and verified 267 broadband plans in Orwigsburg since 2014. The speed averages shown here are drawn from 6,760 speed test recordsover the past 12 months.

Coverage from the two biggest companies, Viasat Internet and HughesNet, as a rule, will overlap. As you might expect, the decision between Viasat and HughesNet is a common one in Orwigsburg.

Looking at less fortunate neighborhoods in Orwigsburg, as many as 600 people have only one or fewer options for wired Internet service.

Verizon High Speed Internet and XFINITY from Comcast can also provide coverage in Orwigsburg, often competing for the same customers.

In summary, Orwigsburg's broadband situation follows a similar pattern to other US cities: strong coverage of cable and DSL service, except that most houses are stuck with one provider for setting up either type of service. The cable/DSL pattern comes from the fact that Broadband service providers started as cable TV and phone companies. So, they use these already connected networks to deliver broadband service. The area's average downstream performance is 36.58 percent higher than the Pennsylvania average across all cities. Refer to the speed test results directly below to see how local Internet providers add up over time.

Internet Statistics 2021

600 People Only have access to 1 or fewer wired internet providers available at their address.

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Summary Of Fastest Internet Providers In Orwigsburg, Pennsylvania

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

Summary of Internet Providers Availability in Orwigsburg, Pennsylvania

  • Xfinity - Cable - 90.4% Availability in Orwigsburg - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • Service Electric Cablevision - Cable - 2.8% Availability in Orwigsburg - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • Viasat - Satellite - 100.0% Availability in Orwigsburg - Speeds up to 100 Mbps
  • HughesNet - Satellite - 100.0% Availability in Orwigsburg - Speeds up to 25 Mbps

Internet Provider Competition Map For Orwigsburg

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Orwigsburg is the 1,034th most connected city in Pennsylvania ahead of Port Carbon and Auburn, but behind New Ringgold, Pottsville, and Schuylkill Haven.

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 Schuylkill 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 90% of Orwigsburg 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.

As of this month, 17961 is the zip code with the fastest average download speed in Orwigsburg.

Zip-based speed averages are calculated from M-Labs consumer speed tests run by IP addresses in the area.

In Schuylkill 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.

Data Cap Issues Around Orwigsburg

Data collected by our researchers suggests that many of the top providers currently use data caps on residential Internet packages. Data caps are a public issue lately because customers see them as a tactic to stop streaming services, while providers maintain they are a necessary strategy as they struggle to manage network congestion. In either case, the issue is the same: over-the-top streaming, which can use anywhere from one to seven Gigabytes/hr.

Summary Of Internet Providers In Orwigsburg

Provider Type Coverage Speed
XFINITY from Comcast Cable 90.4%+ 1,000 Mbps
Service Electric Cablevision Cable 2.8%+ 1,000 Mbps
Viasat Internet Satellite 100% 100 Mbps
HughesNet Satellite 100% 25 Mbps
Comcast Business Cable 66.1%+ 987 Mbps
Crown Castle Fiber Fiber 18.1%+ 1,000 Mbps
PenTeleData Fiber 10.5%+ -- Mbps
Verizon Business Copper 3.1%+ 1.5 Mbps
Windstream Copper 0.2%+ 1.5 Mbps
Global Cloud Xchange Copper 0.2%+ 20 Mbps

Compare Orwigsburg to the 5 largest cities in the US

City Average Download Speed Number of Providers Average Cost per Mbps
Orwigsburg 212.4 Mbps 5 $0.35 ( + $0.00 )
New York 415.4 Mbps ( +203 Mbps ) 16 ( +11 ) $0.70 ( + $0.00 )
Los Angeles 118.9 Mbps ( -93.5 Mbps ) 17 ( +12 ) $0.26 ( $0.00 )
Chicago 116.2 Mbps ( -96.2 Mbps ) 15 ( +10 ) $0.27 ( $0.00 )
Houston 127.4 Mbps ( -85 Mbps ) 23 ( +18 ) $0.26 ( $0.00 )
Philadelphia 127.6 Mbps ( -84.8 Mbps ) 8 ( +3 ) $0.37 ( + $0.00 )