Internet Providers in Smethport, PA

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Residential Internet Statistics for Smethport, PA
Internet Providers: 5
Internet Plans: 10
Fastest Speed Available: 1,000 Mbps
Average Plan Price: $56.98

Internet Access in Smethport, Pennsylvania

Smethport has two major Internet technology types to understand: cable (72.01% coverage) and DSL (83.63% coverage). Cable Internet is usually provided from traditional cable TV corporations via pre-existing copper coaxial TV lines strung up on utility poles. DSL, similarly, is delivered over landline phone lines. Most Smethport neighborhoods and blocks have access to coaxial cable and DSL from at least two telecom companies.

The Internet coverage information on this page comes from FCC coverage reports, and is validated against privatized databases and direct provider reporting to output more detailed resources than can be accessed through the FCC directly. Lit address information is currently only available for select providers. Information on pricing and speed of current broadband plans is sourced by our research and analysis division, who gather tens of thousands of data points each year. There are a total of 252 plans in Smethport from 2014 to the present, with 37 Internet or bundled packages currently active in the area.

Verizon High Speed Internet provides an alternative to the primary providers, serving Smethport with a top speed of 15 Mbps.

Viasat Internet has the widest availability for Smethport residents. near one hundred percent of the Smethport area can receive access to them. HughesNet is also a common choice, providing close to one hundred percent of Smethport with Satellite service. HughesNet's strongest plan in Smethport is 25 Mbps.

For a granular look at how broadband access changes throughout the area, explore the map below and use the zoom and pan tools to explore. Averaged over all addresses, the average density of broadband availability is 1.56 service providers covering each census block. This low amount of competition leaves 38.76 percent of consumers in the area with inadequate Internet coverage, or no coverage at all.

Internet Statistics 2021

1,000 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.

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Summary Of Fastest Internet Providers In Smethport, Pennsylvania

Provider Speed Type Time To Download 1 GB
Zito Media 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 Smethport, Pennsylvania

  • Xfinity - Cable - 70.3% Availability in Smethport - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • Zito Media - Cable - 1.7% Availability in Smethport - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • Viasat - Satellite - 100.0% Availability in Smethport - Speeds up to 100 Mbps
  • HughesNet - Satellite - 100.0% Availability in Smethport - Speeds up to 25 Mbps

Internet Provider Competition Map For Smethport

Smethport Internet Competition Map. Click for interactive map.
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Smethport is the 1,423rd most connected city in Pennsylvania behind Bradford, Lewis Run, Portville, Eldred, and Port Allegany.

The “Connected” metric is a citywide average based on FCC data showing the density of broadband options at the census block level.

Approximately 1,000 people in McKean 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 61% of Smethport 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.

In McKean County, approximately 6,000 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 and Video Streaming in Smethport

Data collected by our research team shows that many of the common providers in Smethport place a limit on streaming on residential Internet connections. Data caps are disliked because users view them as a strategy for limiting "cord cutting", while providers maintain they are a reasonable strategy as they struggle to manage network congestion. In either case, the issue is over-the-top streaming services, which can eat up one to seven Gigabytes per hour.

Summary Of Internet Providers In Smethport

Provider Type Coverage Speed
XFINITY from Comcast Cable 70.3%+ 1,000 Mbps
Zito Media Cable 1.7%+ 1,000 Mbps
Viasat Internet Satellite 100% 100 Mbps
HughesNet Satellite 100% 25 Mbps
Comcast Business Cable 48.7%+ 987 Mbps

Compare Smethport to the 5 largest cities in the US

City Average Download Speed Number of Providers Average Cost per Mbps
Smethport 92.9 Mbps 5 $0.35 ( + $0.00 )
New York 534.4 Mbps ( +441.5 Mbps ) 16 ( +11 ) $0.70 ( + $0.00 )
Los Angeles 148.8 Mbps ( +55.9 Mbps ) 17 ( +12 ) $0.25 ( $0.00 )
Chicago 160.6 Mbps ( +67.7 Mbps ) 15 ( +10 ) $0.34 ( $0.00 )
Houston 169.5 Mbps ( +76.6 Mbps ) 23 ( +18 ) $0.27 ( $0.00 )
Philadelphia 162.1 Mbps ( +69.2 Mbps ) 8 ( +3 ) $0.36 ( + $0.00 )