Internet Providers in Tower City, Pennsylvania

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Residential Internet Statistics for Tower City, PA
Wired Internet Providers: 2
Average Speed Test Result: 96.71 Mbps
Top Advertised Speed: 1,000 Mbps
No Broadband Access: 0.43%

Internet Access in Tower City, Pennsylvania

Tower City features only two major Internet technology choices to understand: coaxial cable (near one hundred percent coverage) and DSL (93.11% coverage). Cable Internet service is provided through TV corporations via pre-existing coaxial television lines on utility poles or buried in the street. DSL, similarly, is delivered over phone lines. The vast majority of Tower City blocks have access to cable or DSL from competing ISPs.

According to recent FCC reports, 6.92 percent of Tower City residents (200 residents total) are limited to only one option for wired broadband.

XFINITY from Comcast is a common alternative, serving Tower City with close to one hundred percent local availability and a top download speed of 987 Mbps.

Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) is the most widespread Internet choice for Tower City residents. practically one hundred percent of Tower City census blocks can receive Internet service from them. HughesNet is the most likely second option, with coverage in close to one hundred percent of Tower City with Satellite broadband service. The fastest package advertised by HughesNet in Tower City is 25 Mbps.

The Internet access insights on the page below are based on a mix of government data from the FCC and private datasets collected directly from telecoms. Average statistics about speed and performance averages is sourced primarily via M-Labs, which is a speed test tool shown within BroadbandNow as well as Google queries. Our in-house researchers have manually aggregated pricing on 265 broadband plans in Tower City as of 2021.

Internet Statistics 2021

200 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 Tower City, Pennsylvania

Provider Speed Type Time To Download 1 GB
XFINITY from Comcast 1,000 Mbps Cable 8s
Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) 100 Mbps Satellite 1m 21s
HughesNet 25 Mbps Satellite 5m 27s
Frontier Communications 115 Mbps DSL 1m 11s

Summary of Internet Providers Availability in Tower City, Pennsylvania

  • Xfinity - 99.6% Availability in Tower City - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • Frontier - 93.1% Availability in Tower City - Speeds up to 115 Mbps
  • Viasat - 100.0% Availability in Tower City - Speeds up to 100 Mbps
  • HughesNet - 100.0% Availability in Tower City - Speeds up to 25 Mbps

Internet Provider Competition Map For Tower City

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Tower City is the 1,192nd most connected city in Pennsylvania ahead of Lykens, but behind Pine Grove, Hegins, Tremont, and Williamstown.

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 Schuylkill 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 Tower City 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 Schuylkill County, approximately 11,000 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 Caps and Cord Cutting in Tower City

Data from our researchers shows that many of the popular providers in Tower City use data caps on home Internet connections. Data caps are controversial since subscribers view them as a strategy to discourage streaming services, while providers maintain they are a necessary tool for managing heavy network congestion. In either case, the problem is the same: streaming video, which easily consumes anywhere from 1–7GB per hour.

Summary Of Internet Providers In Tower City

Provider Type Coverage Speed
XFINITY from Comcast Cable 99.6%+ 1,000 Mbps
Frontier Communications DSL 93.1%+ 115 Mbps
Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) Satellite 100% 100 Mbps
HughesNet Satellite 100% 25 Mbps
Comcast Business Cable 100% 987 Mbps
Frontier Business DSL 99.0%+ 115 Mbps

Compare Tower City to the 5 largest cities in the US

City Average Download Speed Number of Providers Average Cost per Mbps
Tower City 96.7 Mbps 4 $0.37 ( + $0.00 )
New York 349.1 Mbps ( +252.4 Mbps ) 15 ( +11 ) $0.46 ( + $0.00 )
Los Angeles 107.1 Mbps ( +10.4 Mbps ) 18 ( +14 ) $0.23 ( $0.00 )
Chicago 99.7 Mbps ( +3 Mbps ) 15 ( +11 ) $0.30 ( $0.00 )
Houston 111.7 Mbps ( +15 Mbps ) 21 ( +17 ) $0.24 ( $0.00 )
Philadelphia 115.3 Mbps ( +18.6 Mbps ) 9 ( +5 ) $0.34 ( $0.00 )