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Windstream $19.99 10 - 100 MbpsDSL100%
Windstream $27 10 - 50 MbpsCable21%
Blue Ridge Communications $34.95 50 - 1,000 MbpsFiber-optic100%
Blue Ridge Communications $34.95 50 - 100 MbpsCable100%
HughesNet $59.99 25 - 25 MbpsSatellite100%
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17501 internet service at a glance

At 100%, broadband coverage in the 17501 ZIP code is comparable to the rest of Pennsylvania - 98%, and comparable to broadband coverage across the U.S. - 95%.

The vast majority of those living in the 17501 ZIP will have access to DSL, which covers 100% of households. Cable internet is also an option for many, offering service to 100% of the area. Fiber-optic is less available but still a popular internet option for roughly 100% of those living in the 17501 ZIP code.

There are five internet providers serving the 17501 area, and 99.71% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among five internet providers in 17501, prices start at $19.99 and available download speeds reach up to 1,000 Mbps.

Top high-speed internet providers in 17501

The largest internet providers serving the 17501 ZIP code are Windstream and Blue Ridge Communications bringing DSL and cable options to the area.

DSL internet from Windstream is available to nearly all in the 17501 ZIP code, covering 100% of households. Some will also have the option of cable from Windstream, which covers 21% of the area. Akron’s third most-available internet provider, Blue Ridge Communications, offers cable to around 100% of residents in the 17501 ZIP code.

Windstream DSL internet

Provider
Windstream
Starting price*
$19.99/mo.
Max download speed

100 Mbps

Max upload speed

8 Mbps

Average availability

100%

DSL from Windstream offers broadband to all households in the 17501 ZIP code, covering 100% of the area.

DSL internet from Windstream uses telephone lines 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 Windstream start at $19.99/mo.*, which is significantly lower than the average starting price for internet in Akron, $41.23.

Windstream customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 10 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $2.00 per Mbps, higher than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Akron, $1.06.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Windstream offers download speeds up to 100 Mbps and upload speeds up to 8 Mbps in 17501 ZIP code. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Akron's providers, 322 Mbps.

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Windstream cable internet

Provider
Windstream
Starting price*
$27/mo.
Max download speed

50 Mbps

Max upload speed

8 Mbps

Average availability

21%

Cable from Windstream offers broadband to some, but not many households in the 17501 ZIP code, covering 21% of the area.

Windstream’s cable network is likely to offer faster speeds than DSL or satellite service, but 17501 residents in densely populated areas may experience slowed speeds during peak usage times.

Internet prices for Windstream start at $27/mo.*, which is significantly lower than the average starting price for internet in Akron, $41.23.

Windstream customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 10 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $2.70 per Mbps, higher than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Akron, $1.06.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Windstream offers download speeds up to 50 Mbps and upload speeds up to 8 Mbps in 17501 ZIP code. These download speeds are available to 21% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Akron's providers, 322 Mbps.

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Blue Ridge Communications cable internet

Provider

Blue Ridge Communications

Starting price*
$34.95/mo.
Max download speed

100 Mbps

Max upload speed

10 Mbps

Average availability

100%

Cable from Blue Ridge Communications offers broadband to all households in the 17501 ZIP code, covering 100% of the area.

Blue Ridge Communications’s cable network is likely to offer faster speeds than DSL or satellite service, but 17501 residents in densely populated areas may experience slowed speeds during peak usage times.

Internet prices for Blue Ridge Communications start at $34.95/mo.*, which is lower than the average starting price for internet in Akron, $41.23.

Blue Ridge Communications customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 50 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $0.70 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Akron, $1.06.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Blue Ridge Communications offers download speeds up to 100 Mbps and upload speeds up to 10 Mbps in 17501 ZIP code. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Akron's providers, 322 Mbps.

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Internet coverage for rural areas

If you have limited cable, DSL and fiber-optic internet options in the 17501 ZIP code, satellite and fixed wireless providers may be available.

Satellite internet from HughesNet and Viasat offers 100% availability in 17501 and the greater Akron area. HughesNet starting prices are significantly higher than average in Akron at $59.99/mo. for speeds up to 25 Mbps. Viasat starting prices are higher than average in Akron at $50/mo. for speeds up to 12 Mbps. Satellite internet is a less appealing option for many in the 17501 ZIP, however, as service typically comes with high latency and low data allowances.

Internet providers in 17501 frequently asked questions

Blue Ridge Communications is the fastest internet provider in the 17501 ZIP code with download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps. These speeds are available to 100% of households in 17501. The next fastest internet provider in the 17501 ZIP code is Windstream, offering download speeds up to 100 Mbps to 100% of the area.

Windstream offers the cheapest internet in the 17501 ZIP with service starting at $19.99/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in Akron, $41.23.

Blue Ridge Communications is the largest fiber-optic internet service provider serving the 17501 ZIP code, covering 100% of the city.

Select internet providers including AT&T, Spectrum and Xfinity have thousands of Wi-Fi hotspots that customers can connect to at no extra cost. If your internet provider does not offer free Wi-Fi hotspots, you can find free public Wi-Fi at your local library or many restaurants and cafes. Consider these tips for using public Wi-Fi safely.

Wi-Fi extenders are handy when your router can’t project a strong signal to everywhere in your home that you need it. Your internet provider may offer Wi-Fi extenders for an added monthly cost, or you can purchase one online or from most electronics retailers.

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.