Internet Providers in Reading, PA

Residential Internet Statistics for Reading, PA
Internet Service Providers: 9
Plans Start From: $35.95
Top Download Speed: 1.5 Gbps
Fastest Connection Type: Fiber

Top Internet Providers in Reading, Pennsylvania:

Showing 1 to 11 Providers

  • 1. Xfinity
    92.7% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *1.2 Gbps
    • Cable
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • Cable
    92.7% Available
  • 2. T-Mobile 5G Home Internet
    66.6% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *182 Mbps
    • 5G Internet
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • 5G Internet
    66.6% Available
  • 3. Verizon
    96.1% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *15 Mbps
    • DSL
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • DSL
    96.1% Available
  • 4. Viasat
    100% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *50 Mbps
    • Satellite
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • Satellite
    100% Available
  • 5. 5. HughesNet
    100% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *25 Mbps
    • Satellite
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • Satellite
    100% Available
  • 6. 6. Windstream
    4.6% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *1 Gbps
    • Fiber
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • Fiber
    4.6% Available
  • 7. 7. Frontier
    2.6% Available
    Call For Speed Availability: (855) 915-4111
    • DSL
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • DSL
    2.6% Available
  • 8. 8. BackWoods Wireless
    22.6% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *1.5
    • Fixed Wireless
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • Fixed Wireless
    22.6% Available
  • 9. 9. Service Electric Cablevision
    15.8% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *1.5 Gbps
    • Cable
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • Cable
    15.8% Available
  • 10. 10. Blue Ridge
    14% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *1 Gbps
    • Cable
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • Cable
    14% Available
  • 11. MAW Communications
    0.5% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *1 Gbps
    • Fiber
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • Fiber
    0.5% Available
1 Residential internet providers are hidden due to low coverage in Reading. See All
7 Business internet providers are hidden due to low coverage in Reading. See All

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Internet Access in Reading, Pennsylvania

Reading has only two major broadband network options to understand — coaxial cable (99.30% coverage) and DSL (98.08% availability). Cable broadband service is generally provided from TV corporations via their pre-existing coaxial copper TV cables on utility poles or buried in the road. DSL, similarly, is sent over phone wires. The vast majority of Reading neighborhoods and addresses can access both cable service and/or DSL from two alternating telecom companies.

Coverage from the two biggest providers, Viasat Internet and HughesNet, generally, will overlap. As a result, the decision between Viasat and HughesNet is common.

2-3 Internet options per block isn't a high level of choice compared to other areas, but it's sufficient to improve performance and pricing in neighborhoods with provider overlap. Choice can vary depending on your neighborhood.

The packages displayed here are collected manually by our research staff. The 62 Internet packages shown are the most current out of 532 packages we've seen in Reading to date.

Aside from the Internet options listed above, Verizon provides a third option for wired broadband in 96 percent of Reading. Wireless choices are available. However, wired providers virtually always have better pricing for the speed. As detailed in the map below, the majority of Reading residents can get service from wired broadband.

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Summary Of Fastest Internet Providers In Reading, Pennsylvania

Provider Speed Type Time To Download 1 GB Availability
Xfinity 1,200 Mbps Cable 6s 92.7%
Windstream 1,000 Mbps DSL and Fiber 8s 4.6%
Service Electric Cablevision 1,500 Mbps Cable 5s 15.8%
Blue Ridge Communications 1,000 Mbps Cable 8s 14.0%
MAW Communications 1,000 Mbps Fiber 8s 0.5%
Viasat Internet 50 Mbps Satellite 2m 43s 100.0%
T-Mobile 5G Home Internet 182 Mbps 5G Internet 45s 66.6%
HughesNet 25 Mbps Satellite 5m 27s 100.0%
Frontier Communications Call For Speed Availability DSL -- 2.6%
4,000 People Only have access to 1 or fewer wired internet providers available at their address.

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This data is calculated from FCC datasets which providers are legally required to supply twice a year. We further validate this data for accuracy.

Reading is the 277th most connected city in Pennsylvania ahead of Temple and Leesport, but behind Blandon, Mohnton, and Birdsboro.

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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 Berks County don't have access to any wired internet.

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This statistic is drawn from the population in census blocks not served by at least one wired broadband provider.

Approximately 98% of Reading residents are serviced by multiple wired providers.

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This coverage statistic is based on a mix of FCC and private provider reporting in the past two quarters.

In Berks County, approximately 7,000 people do not have access to 25 Mbps wired broadband.

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25 Mbps download and 3 Mbps upload is the minimum speed for an Internet connection to be classified as “Broadband” by the FCC.

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Compare Reading to the 5 largest cities in the US

City Average Download Speed Number of Providers Average Cost per Mbps
Reading 226.8 Mbps 14 $0.49 ( + $0.00 )
New York 581.7 Mbps ( +354.9 Mbps ) 22 ( +8 ) $0.34 ( $0.00 )
Los Angeles 172.8 Mbps ( -54 Mbps ) 21 ( +7 ) $0.25 ( $0.00 )
Chicago 199.7 Mbps ( -27.1 Mbps ) 20 ( +6 ) $0.24 ( $0.00 )
Houston 202.2 Mbps ( -24.6 Mbps ) 27 ( +13 ) $0.25 ( $0.00 )
Philadelphia 196.5 Mbps ( -30.3 Mbps ) 11 ( -3 ) $0.39 ( $0.00 )