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Internet Providers in Orwigsburg, Pennsylvania
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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 268 broadband plans in Orwigsburg since 2014. The speed averages shown here are drawn from 6,088 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 29.66 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.
- There are 13 internet providers in Orwigsburg with 5 of those offering residential service
- 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 fastest zip code in Orwigsburg for July 2021 is 17961. (see all below).
Internet Statistics 2021
9.5% of consumers in Orwigsburg600 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||Availability|
|Service Electric Cablevision||1,000 Mbps||Cable||8s||2.8%|
|XFINITY from Comcast||1,200 Mbps||Cable||6s||90.4%|
|Viasat Internet||100 Mbps||Satellite||1m 21s||100.0%|
|HughesNet||25 Mbps||Satellite||5m 27s||100.0%|
Internet Providers in Nearby Cities
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- Port Carbon, PA
- Schuylkill Haven, PA
- Cressona, PA
- Pottsville, PA
- New Ringgold, PA
- Saint Clair, PA
- Minersville, PA
- Hamburg, PA
- Barnesville, PA
- Mahanoy City, PA
- Frackville, PA
- Shenandoah, PA
- Mohrsville, PA
- Shoemakersville, PA
- Girardville, PA
- Tamaqua, PA
- Bernville, PA
- Tremont, PA
- Ringtown, PA
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.
Zip-based speed averages are calculated from M-Labs consumer speed tests run by IP addresses in the area.
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.
Compare Orwigsburg to the 5 largest cities in the US
|City||Average Download Speed||Number of Providers||Average Cost per Mbps|
|Orwigsburg||240.1 Mbps||5||$0.91 ( + $0.00 )|
|New York||534.4 Mbps ( +294.3 Mbps )||17 ( +12 )||$0.48 ( $0.00 )|
|Los Angeles||148.8 Mbps ( -91.3 Mbps )||17 ( +12 )||$0.28 ( $0.00 )|
|Chicago||160.6 Mbps ( -79.5 Mbps )||15 ( +10 )||$0.32 ( $0.00 )|
|Houston||169.5 Mbps ( -70.6 Mbps )||23 ( +18 )||$0.31 ( $0.00 )|
|Philadelphia||162.1 Mbps ( -78 Mbps )||8 ( +3 )||$0.66 ( $0.00 )|