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Provider
Verizon $39.99 200 - 940 MbpsFiber-optic94%
Verizon $39.99 15 - 5 MbpsDSL50%
Xfinity $29.99 15 - 400 MbpsCable98%
HughesNet $59.99 25 - 25 MbpsSatellite100%
Viasat $50 12 - 12 MbpsSatellite100%
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Bear internet service at a glance

At 99%, 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 94% 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 940 Mbps.

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*
$39.99/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 $39.99/mo.*, which is lower than the average starting price for internet in Bear, $44.99.

Verizon customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 200 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $0.20 per Mbps, lower than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Bear, $2.14.

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*
$39.99/mo.
Max download speed

5 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 $39.99/mo.*, which is lower than the average starting price for internet in Bear, $44.99.

Verizon customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 200 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $0.20 per Mbps, lower than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Bear, $2.14.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Verizon offers download speeds up to 5 Mbps and upload speeds up to 0.768 Mbps in Bear. These download speeds are available to 50% of the area, and are much slower 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

400 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, $44.99.

Xfinity customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 15 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $2.00 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Bear, $2.14.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Xfinity offers download speeds up to 400 Mbps and upload speeds up to 10 Mbps in Bear. These download speeds are available to 98% of the area, and are slightly 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 $59.99/mo. for speeds up to 25 Mbps. Viasat starting prices are higher than average in Bear at $50/mo. for speeds up to 12 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

Verizon is the fastest internet provider in Bear with download speeds up to 940 Mbps. These speeds are available to 94% of households in Bear. The next fastest internet provider in Bear is Xfinity, offering download speeds up to 400 Mbps to 98% 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, $44.99.

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

Download speeds of 25 Mbps and above are considered broadband speeds, and can handle most online activities including streaming and gaming. For households with multiple devices using a Wi-Fi connection, speeds of 100 Mbps and higher are likely to offer a better online experience. Learn more about what speeds are best for your home.

Each video streaming service has varying recommended speeds, but speeds up to 10 Mbps will often handle streaming on one device. For HD and 4K streaming, consider faster speeds of at least 25 Mbps to reduce buffering and maintain optimal picture quality.

Wi-Fi connects your device to a router, but that router needs to be connected to the internet for your device to also be connected to the internet. You need an internet service provider to get Wi-Fi.