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Internet Providers in Tunkhannock, Pennsylvania
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Internet Access in Tunkhannock, Pennsylvania
Information surfaced here is based on the FCC's bi-annual coverage filings. BroadbandNow leverages direct provider reports to validate that data down to the census block level. Plan, pricing, and other data is aggregated by our data science team. BroadbandNow has analyzed and verified 353 Internet plans for Tunkhannock in the past few years. Real-world speed test averages shown here for Tunkhannock is limited to the 6,348 speed tests shown in the tools below.
Frontier Communications as well as Blue Ridge Communications can also provide coverage in Tunkhannock, often competing for the same customers.
Taking a look at less fortunate neighborhoods in Tunkhannock, as many as 1,000 people are left with one or fewer options for wired Internet.
Coverage from the most common companies, Viasat Internet and HughesNet, as a rule, will overlap. As you might expect, the choice between Viasat and HughesNet is common in Tunkhannock.
In summary, Tunkhannock's Internet infrastructure follows a similar pattern to other US cities and towns: wide coverage for bundled cable and DSL Internet service, but only two choices since most houses or apartments are limited to only one company for subscribing to either service. This pattern has a logical cause. Broadband Internet providers used to be TV and phone companies. So, they use conveniently pre-built wired networks on telephone poles to deliver their broadband Internet service.
Internet Statistics 2021
11.0% of consumers in Tunkhannock1,000 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 Tunkhannock, Pennsylvania
|Provider||Speed||Type||Time To Download 1 GB||Availability|
|Blue Ridge Communications||1,000 Mbps||Cable||8s||83.9%|
|Service Electric Cablevision||1,000 Mbps||Cable||8s||3.0%|
|XFINITY from Comcast||1,200 Mbps||Cable||6s||14.6%|
|Viasat Internet||100 Mbps||Satellite||1m 21s||100.0%|
|HughesNet||25 Mbps||Satellite||5m 27s||100.0%|
|Frontier Communications||Call For Speed Availability||DSL||4m 33s||94.3%|
Internet Providers in Nearby Cities
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.
Zip-based speed averages are calculated from M-Labs consumer speed tests run by IP addresses in the area.
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 Around Tunkhannock
Data collected by our market research team suggests that top ISPs place a limit on streaming for their home Internet packages. Data caps are controversial since consumers view caps as a strategy to stop streaming services, while providers explain data caps are a reasonable strategy as they struggle to manage heavy network congestion. In either case, the issue is the same: video streaming, which can consume anywhere from 1–7GB per hour.
Compare Tunkhannock to the 5 largest cities in the US
|City||Average Download Speed||Number of Providers||Average Cost per Mbps|
|Tunkhannock||17.9 Mbps||6||$0.18 ( + $0.00 )|
|New York||534.4 Mbps ( +516.5 Mbps )||17 ( +11 )||$0.18 ( + $0.00 )|
|Los Angeles||148.8 Mbps ( +130.9 Mbps )||17 ( +11 )||$0.16 ( $0.00 )|
|Chicago||160.6 Mbps ( +142.7 Mbps )||15 ( +9 )||$0.20 ( + $0.00 )|
|Houston||169.5 Mbps ( +151.6 Mbps )||23 ( +17 )||$0.18 ( + $0.00 )|
|Philadelphia||162.1 Mbps ( +144.2 Mbps )||8 ( +2 )||$0.19 ( + $0.00 )|