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Internet providers in Bear, DE

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Bear, DE internet providers

Provider
Verizon $49.99 300 - 940 MbpsFiber-optic94%
Verizon $49.99 300 - 940 MbpsDSL50%
Xfinity $29.99 50 - 3,000 MbpsCable98%
HughesNet $64.99 25 - 25 MbpsSatellite100%
Viasat $69.99 12 - 150 MbpsSatellite100%
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Bear internet service at a glance

At 100%, broadband coverage in Bear is comparable to the rest of Delaware - 99%, and comparable to broadband coverage across the U.S. - 95%.

The vast majority of those living in the Bear area will have access to cable, which covers 98% of Bear residents. Fiber-optic internet is also an option for many, offering service to 91% of the area. DSL is less available but still a popular internet option for roughly 50% of those living in Bear.

There are four internet providers serving the Bear area, and 92.65% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among Bear's four internet providers, prices start at $29.99 and available download speeds reach up to 3,000 Mbps.

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Average internet speeds in Bear

ProviderDownload speedUpload speedInternet type
Xfinity 176 Mbps 16 Mbps Cable
Verizon 48 Mbps 17 Mbps Fiber-optic

Top high-speed internet providers in Bear

The largest internet providers in Bear are Verizon and Xfinity bringing fiber-optic, DSL, and cable options to Bear.

Fiber-optic internet from Verizon is available to nearly all Bear residents, covering 94% of households. Many will also have the option of DSL from Verizon, which covers 50% of the area. Bear’s third most-available internet provider, Xfinity, offers cable to around 98% of Bear residents.

Verizon fiber-optic internet

Provider
Verizon
Starting price*
$49.99/mo.
Max download speed

940 Mbps

Max upload speed

880 Mbps

Average availability

94%

Fiber-optic from Verizon offers broadband to nearly all households in Bear covering 94% of the area.

Fiber-optic service from Verizon is popular for its fast download and upload speeds, even during peak usage times, but may be less available throughout Bear than other internet types.

Internet prices for Verizon start at $49.99/mo.*, which is about the same as the average starting price for internet in Bear, $53.74.

Verizon customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 300 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $0.17 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Bear, $0.31.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Verizon offers download speeds up to 940 Mbps and upload speeds up to 880 Mbps in Bear. These download speeds are available to 94% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Bear's providers, 346 Mbps.

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Verizon DSL internet

Provider
Verizon
Starting price*
$49.99/mo.
Max download speed

940 Mbps

Max upload speed

0.768 Mbps

Average availability

50%

DSL from Verizon offers broadband to about half of households in Bear covering 50% of the area.

DSL internet from Verizon uses telephone lines in Bear to deliver service, which often leads to lower prices and higher availability, though download speeds are likely to be slower than cable or fiber-optic internet.

Internet prices for Verizon start at $49.99/mo.*, which is about the same as the average starting price for internet in Bear, $53.74.

Verizon customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 300 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $0.17 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Bear, $0.31.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Verizon offers download speeds up to 940 Mbps and upload speeds up to 0.768 Mbps in Bear. These download speeds are available to 50% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Bear's providers, 346 Mbps.

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Xfinity cable internet

Provider
Xfinity
Starting price*
$29.99/mo.
Max download speed

3,000 Mbps

Max upload speed

10 Mbps

Average availability

98%

Cable from Xfinity offers broadband to nearly all households in Bear covering 98% of the area.

Xfinity’s cable network is likely to offer faster speeds than DSL or satellite service, but Bear residents in densely populated areas may experience slowed speeds during peak usage times.

Internet prices for Xfinity start at $29.99/mo.*, which is significantly lower than the average starting price for internet in Bear, $53.74.

Xfinity customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 50 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $0.60 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Bear, $0.31.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Xfinity offers download speeds up to 3,000 Mbps and upload speeds up to 10 Mbps in Bear. These download speeds are available to 98% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Bear's providers, 346 Mbps.

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Internet coverage for rural areas

If you live in the heart of Bear, you’ll likely have options from cable, fiber-optic, and DSL internet providers. For those in rural areas or just outside Bear, however, satellite or fixed wireless internet may be the best internet option.

Satellite internet from HughesNet and Viasat offers 100% availability in Bear and surrounding areas. HughesNet starting prices are significantly higher than average in Bear at $64.99/mo. for speeds up to 25 Mbps. Viasat starting prices are significantly higher than average in Bear at $69.99/mo. for speeds up to 150 Mbps. Satellite internet is a less appealing option for many Bear residents, however, as service typically comes with high latency and low data allowances.

Internet provider frequently asked questions

Xfinity is the fastest internet provider in Bear with download speeds up to 3,000 Mbps. These speeds are available to 98% of households in Bear. The next fastest internet provider in Bear is Verizon, offering download speeds up to 940 Mbps to 94% of the area.

Xfinity offers the cheapest internet in Bear with plans starting at $29.99/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in Bear, $53.74.

Verizon is the largest fiber-optic internet service provider in Bear, covering 94% of the city.

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Speeds of 10 Mbps and higher are good for gaming, but what you really want to consider when choosing an internet service for gaming is latency, or ping. Latency is the measure of how long it takes for your device to communicate with the server and is the main contributor to lag. The higher the ping, the more likely you are to experience lagging. Shoot for an internet service with latency below 100 ms.

Upgrading your internet plan or switching to a new provider that offers faster internet service is the best way to get significantly faster speeds, but that will likely also come with a price increase. To get faster internet without changing your plan or provider, upgrade your internet equipment or reduce the number of devices connected to your network.