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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|
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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.
- There are 30 internet providers in Reading with 11 of those offering residential service
- Reading is the 277th most connected city in Pennsylvania ahead of Temple and Leesport, but behind Blandon, Mohnton, and Birdsboro.
- Explore internet access for communities within Reading: Wyomissing, West Reading, Shillington, Laureldale, West Lawn, Sinking Spring, and Mount Penn
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Summary Of Fastest Internet Providers In Reading, Pennsylvania
|Provider||Speed||Type||Time To Download 1 GB||Availability|
|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%|
Internet Providers in Nearby Cities
2.2% of consumers in Reading4,000 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.
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.
25 Mbps download and 3 Mbps upload is the minimum speed for an Internet connection to be classified as “Broadband” by the FCC.
Map of ISPs in Reading
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 )|