Internet Providers in Tarentum, PA

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Residential Internet Statistics for Tarentum, PA
Internet Providers: 11
Internet Plans: 10
Fastest Speed Available: 1,000 Mbps
Average Plan Price: $50.18

Internet Access in Tarentum, Pennsylvania

Currently, there are 5 Internet service providers in Tarentum with home service. Including business ISPs, there are 12 Internet providers available locally, such as GTT Communications.

According to the latest government reports, 7.31 percent of households (700 residents total) are limited to only one choice for home residential broadband service.

Taking a look now at network technology installed in the city, the most frequently available wired broadband Internet tech options are Cable (99.28 percent coverage) and DSL (72.41 percent coverage). Traditional cable TV corporations are the main source for cable home Internet service, because they can re-purpose pre-existing TV wires — which have already been built out to homes in the area — to connect subscribers to Internet service. Tarentum-area customers of cable companies like XFINITY from Comcast often select it due to the reasonably low prices for workable speeds. (At least, compared to DSL.) DSL Internet service is transmitted over phone lines, and is sold by companies such as Verizon High Speed Internet that build or own copper phone lines. Compared to other copper cables, the twisted copper construction seen in telephone lines has slightly less bandwidth compared to more modern techs like cable and several times less than fiber.

Viasat Internet offers the largest coverage area for Tarentum residents. They are available to close to one hundred percent of Tarentum addresses. HughesNet is also a common choice, providing virtually one hundred percent of the area with Satellite broadband service. HughesNet's fastest package in Tarentum is 25 Mbps.

Coverage data found here comes via FCC data, which compels Internet companies in Tarentum to submit deployment and subscriber data biannually. Using direct relationships with ISPs nationally, BroadbandNow is able to further verify public data against private data reported by Internet providers directly. Between 2014–2021 our data team has crunched 4,806 data rows on Internet coverage in Tarentum. Our speed averages are calculated based on actual speed tests from Tarentum from M-Labs.

Internet Statistics 2021

700 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 Tarentum, Pennsylvania

Provider Speed Type Time To Download 1 GB
XFINITY from Comcast 1,000 Mbps Cable 8s
Viasat Internet 100 Mbps Satellite 1m 21s
Consolidated Communications (Formerly Fairpoint Communications) 40 Mbps DSL 3m 24s
HughesNet 25 Mbps Satellite 5m 27s

Summary of Internet Providers Availability in Tarentum, Pennsylvania

  • Xfinity - Cable - 99.3% Availability in Tarentum - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • Consolidated - DSL - 24.4% Availability in Tarentum - Speeds up to 40 Mbps
  • Viasat - Satellite - 100.0% Availability in Tarentum - Speeds up to 100 Mbps
  • HughesNet - Satellite - 100.0% Availability in Tarentum - Speeds up to 25 Mbps

Internet Provider Competition Map For Tarentum

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Tarentum is the 1,043rd most connected city in Pennsylvania behind Cheswick, Natrona Heights, New Kensington, Springdale, and Brackenridge.

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

Approximately 6,000 people in Allegheny 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 93% of Tarentum 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.

As of this month, 15084 is the zip code with the fastest average download speed in Tarentum.

Zip-based speed averages are calculated from M-Labs consumer speed tests run by IP addresses in the area.

In Allegheny County, approximately 8,000 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.

Summary Of Internet Providers In Tarentum

Provider Type Coverage Speed
XFINITY from Comcast Cable 99.3%+ 1,000 Mbps
Consolidated Communications (Formerly Fairpoint Communications) DSL 24.4%+ 40 Mbps
Viasat Internet Satellite 100% 100 Mbps
HughesNet Satellite 100% 25 Mbps
Comcast Business Cable 100% 987 Mbps
Crown Castle Fiber Fiber 3.0%+ 1,000 Mbps
GTT Communications Copper 2.8%+ -- Mbps

Compare Tarentum to the 5 largest cities in the US

City Average Download Speed Number of Providers Average Cost per Mbps
Tarentum 117.8 Mbps 5 $0.37 ( + $0.00 )
New York 415.4 Mbps ( +297.6 Mbps ) 15 ( +10 ) $0.54 ( + $0.00 )
Los Angeles 118.9 Mbps ( +1.1 Mbps ) 17 ( +12 ) $0.23 ( $0.00 )
Chicago 116.2 Mbps ( -1.6 Mbps ) 14 ( +9 ) $0.26 ( $0.00 )
Houston 127.4 Mbps ( +9.6 Mbps ) 23 ( +18 ) $0.24 ( $0.00 )
Philadelphia 127.6 Mbps ( +9.8 Mbps ) 8 ( +3 ) $0.34 ( $0.00 )