Internet providers in Reading, OH

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Provider
Xfinity $29.99 15 - 150 MbpsCable1.310%
Spectrum $44.99 60 - 300 MbpsCable100%
Cincinnati Bell $34.99 5 - 1,000 MbpsFiber-optic67%
Cincinnati Bell $34.99 5 - 30 MbpsDSL53%
HughesNet $59.99 25 - 25 MbpsSatellite100%
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Reading internet service at a glance

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

The vast majority of those living in the Reading area will have access to cable, which covers 100% of Reading residents. DSL internet is also an option for many, offering service to 90% of the area. Fiber-optic is less available but still a popular internet option for roughly 67% of those living in Reading.

There are five internet providers serving the Reading area, and 99.92% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among Reading's five internet providers, prices start at $29.99 and available download speeds reach up to 1,000 Mbps.

Top high-speed internet providers in Reading

The largest internet providers in Reading are Spectrum and Cincinnati Bell bringing cable, fiber-optic, and DSL options to Reading.

Cable internet from Spectrum is available to nearly all Reading residents, covering 100% of households. Many will also have the option of fiber-optic from Cincinnati Bell, which covers 67% of the area. Reading’s third most-available internet provider, Cincinnati Bell, offers DSL to around 53% of Reading residents.

Spectrum cable internet

Provider
Spectrum
Starting price*
$44.99/mo.
Max download speed

300 Mbps

Max upload speed

20 Mbps

Average availability

100%

Cable from Spectrum offers broadband to all households in Reading covering 100% of the area.

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

Internet prices for Spectrum start at $44.99/mo.*, which is about the same as the average starting price for internet in Reading, $43.99.

Spectrum customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 60 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $0.75 per Mbps, lower than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Reading, $1.83.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Spectrum offers download speeds up to 300 Mbps and upload speeds up to 20 Mbps in Reading. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are about the same as the average max speeds from all Reading's providers, 303 Mbps.

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Cincinnati Bell fiber-optic internet

Provider

Cincinnati Bell

Starting price*
$34.99/mo.
Max download speed

1,000 Mbps

Max upload speed

250 Mbps

Average availability

67%

Fiber-optic from Cincinnati Bell offers broadband to most households in Reading covering 67% of the area.

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

Internet prices for Cincinnati Bell start at $34.99/mo.*, which is lower than the average starting price for internet in Reading, $43.99.

Cincinnati Bell customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 5 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $7.00 per Mbps, significantly higher than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Reading, $1.83.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Cincinnati Bell offers download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps and upload speeds up to 250 Mbps in Reading. These download speeds are available to 67% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Reading's providers, 303 Mbps.

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Cincinnati Bell DSL internet

Provider

Cincinnati Bell

Starting price*
$34.99/mo.
Max download speed

30 Mbps

Max upload speed

3 Mbps

Average availability

53%

DSL from Cincinnati Bell offers broadband to about half of households in Reading covering 53% of the area.

DSL internet from Cincinnati Bell uses telephone lines in Reading 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 Cincinnati Bell start at $34.99/mo.*, which is lower than the average starting price for internet in Reading, $43.99.

Cincinnati Bell customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 5 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $7.00 per Mbps, significantly higher than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Reading, $1.83.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Cincinnati Bell offers download speeds up to 30 Mbps and upload speeds up to 3 Mbps in Reading. These download speeds are available to 53% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Reading's providers, 303 Mbps.

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Internet coverage for rural areas

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

Satellite internet from HughesNet and Viasat offers 100% availability in Reading and surrounding areas. HughesNet starting prices are significantly higher than average in Reading at $59.99/mo. for speeds up to 25 Mbps. Viasat starting prices are higher than average in Reading at $50/mo. for speeds up to 12 Mbps. Satellite internet is a less appealing option for many Reading residents, however, as service typically comes with high latency and low data allowances.

Internet provider frequently asked questions

Cincinnati Bell is the fastest internet provider in Reading with download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps. These speeds are available to 67% of households in Reading. The next fastest internet provider in Reading is Spectrum, offering download speeds up to 300 Mbps to 100% of the area.

Xfinity offers the cheapest internet in Reading with plans starting at $29.99/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in Reading, $43.99.

Cincinnati Bell is the largest fiber-optic internet service provider in Reading, covering 67% of the city.

Monthly costs for internet can range from $20 to $60, depending on which providers are available in your area. Added fees for Wi-Fi service and equipment can add to that cost, but your internet provider may give you the option to use your own router, which can lower the monthly internet cost.

The only broadband internet type that requires a phone line is DSL and dial-up, which use phone lines to deliver service. Other internet types, such as cable, fiber-optic and satellite, require no phone line for broadband service.

If you suspect your slow speeds are the result of your internet provider throttling your connection, the easiest way to determine if you’re being throttled is to perform two speed tests. Run the first test on your regular network, then run the second one on a VPN. If the two speeds are drastically different (and the VPN test was higher), your internet provider may be throttling your speeds.