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< 25mbps basic internet for checking e-mail, google searches 25-99 Mbps will handle streaming Netflix, FaceTime, Zoom calls 100-499 Mbps fast downloads, gaming online, streaming UHD on multiple screens 500-1,000 Mbps blazing fast for just about anything
Internet Providers in Shady Grove, Pennsylvania
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Internet Access in Shady Grove, Pennsylvania
Shady Grove features two major broadband network choices to grapple with — coaxial cable (94.51% coverage) and DSL (near one hundred percent availability). Cable broadband is provided via TV companies, using their pre-existing coaxial television cables mounted on telephone poles. DSL Internet, similarly, is delivered over landline phone wires. The vast majority of Shady Grove blocks can access both cable and DSL from two or more companies.
Viasat Internet is an alternative, serving Shady Grove with a top download speed of 35 Mbps. Wired broadband isn't the only option for Internet access in Shady Grove. fixed wireless outfits like Telegia Communications are able to reach 30 Mbps or more via direct wireless hardware. Aside from home Internet, there are also 3 providers within city limits with specialized enterprise-level subscriptions such as point-to-point connectivity or custom fiber loops. We list all providers with explicit business plans online, although some offer both residential and business broadband.
Since many houses are only wired for one phone (DSL) provider and one cable provider, the majority of Shady Grove households have 2 wired Internet service providers to choose from. 5.49% of the Shady Grove area — 4 people in total — have one or fewer options for their broadband provider. Regardless of alternative services on the market, such as LTE, DSL and cable broadband services are likely to provide the most reasonable price and data policies for home use.
The broadband coverage data listed here is primarily sourced via provider coverage reports. Coverage data is cross-validated through private databases and direct provider reporting to output more granular resources than is available from government websites. Information about pricing of specific Internet plans is generated by our research team, who gather tens of thousands of data points each year.
According to the latest FCC data and direct provider reports, XFINITY from Comcast and CenturyLink are the strongest providers in Shady Grove as measured by coverage area. As the map below demonstrates, these providers often cover the same addresses in different neighborhoods around Shady Grove.
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Summary Of Fastest Internet Providers In Shady Grove, Pennsylvania
|Provider||Speed||Type||Time To Download 1 GB||Availability|
|XFINITY from Comcast||1,200 Mbps||Cable||6s||100.0%|
|CenturyLink||100 Mbps||DSL||1m 21s||100.0%|
|Viasat Internet||50 Mbps||Satellite||2m 43s||100.0%|
|HughesNet||25 Mbps||Satellite||5m 27s||100.0%|
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.
Data Caps and Video Streaming Around Shady Grove
Data from our researchers suggests that top providers place a limit on data use on residential Internet connections. Data caps are controversial since consumers view them as a strategy for limiting "cord cutting", while providers maintain that they are a necessary tool for managing network traffic. In either case, the problem is the same: video streaming, which can consume anywhere from 1–7GB/hr.