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Verizon $39.99 200 - 940 MbpsFiber-optic93%
Verizon $39.99 15 - 15 MbpsDSL94%
Blue Ridge Communications $34.95 50 - 1,000 MbpsFiber-optic100%
RCN $19.99 25 - 330 MbpsCable100%
Service Electric - -Cable100%
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18101 internet service at a glance

At 100%, broadband coverage in the 18101 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 18101 ZIP will have access to cable, which covers 100% of households. Fiber-optic internet is also an option for many, offering service to 100% of the area. DSL is less available but still a popular internet option for roughly 94% of those living in the 18101 ZIP code.

There are seven internet providers serving the 18101 area, and 100% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among seven internet providers in 18101, prices start at $19.99 and available download speeds reach up to 1,000 Mbps.

Top high-speed internet providers in 18101

The largest internet providers serving the 18101 ZIP code are Verizon and RCN bringing DSL, fiber-optic, and cable options to the area.

DSL internet from Verizon is available to nearly all in the 18101 ZIP code, covering 94% of households. Many will also have the option of fiber-optic from Verizon, which covers 93% of the area. Allentown’s third most-available internet provider, RCN, offers cable to around 100% of residents in the 18101 ZIP code.

Verizon DSL internet

Provider
Verizon
Starting price*
$39.99/mo.
Max download speed

15 Mbps

Max upload speed

1 Mbps

Average availability

94%

DSL from Verizon offers broadband to nearly all households in the 18101 ZIP code, covering 94% of the area.

DSL internet from Verizon 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 Verizon start at $39.99/mo.*, which is about the same as the average starting price for internet in Allentown, $40.98.

Verizon customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 200 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $0.20 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Allentown, $0.95.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Verizon offers download speeds up to 15 Mbps and upload speeds up to 1 Mbps in 18101 ZIP code. These download speeds are available to 94% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Allentown's providers, 540 Mbps.

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Verizon fiber-optic internet

Provider
Verizon
Starting price*
$39.99/mo.
Max download speed

940 Mbps

Max upload speed

880 Mbps

Average availability

93%

Fiber-optic from Verizon offers broadband to nearly all households in the 18101 ZIP code, covering 93% 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 18101 ZIP code than other internet types.

Internet prices for Verizon start at $39.99/mo.*, which is about the same as the average starting price for internet in Allentown, $40.98.

Verizon customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 200 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $0.20 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Allentown, $0.95.

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 18101 ZIP code. These download speeds are available to 93% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Allentown's providers, 540 Mbps.

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RCN cable internet

Provider

RCN

Starting price*
$19.99/mo.
Max download speed

330 Mbps

Max upload speed

20 Mbps

Average availability

100%

Cable from RCN offers broadband to all households in the 18101 ZIP code, covering 100% of the area.

RCN’s cable network is likely to offer faster speeds than DSL or satellite service, but 18101 residents in densely populated areas may experience slowed speeds during peak usage times.

Internet prices for RCN start at $19.99/mo.*, which is significantly lower than the average starting price for internet in Allentown, $40.98.

RCN customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 25 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $0.80 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Allentown, $0.95.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, RCN offers download speeds up to 330 Mbps and upload speeds up to 20 Mbps in 18101 ZIP code. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Allentown's providers, 540 Mbps.

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Internet coverage for rural areas

If you have limited cable, DSL and fiber-optic internet options in the 18101 ZIP code, satellite and fixed wireless providers may be available.

Satellite internet from HughesNet and Viasat offers 100% availability in 18101 and the greater Allentown area. HughesNet starting prices are significantly higher than average in Allentown at $59.99/mo. for speeds up to 25 Mbps. Viasat starting prices are higher than average in Allentown at $50/mo. for speeds up to 12 Mbps. Satellite internet is a less appealing option for many in the 18101 ZIP, however, as service typically comes with high latency and low data allowances.

Internet providers in 18101 frequently asked questions

Blue Ridge Communications is the fastest internet provider in the 18101 ZIP code with download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps. These speeds are available to 100% of households in 18101. The next fastest internet provider in the 18101 ZIP code is Verizon, offering download speeds up to 940 Mbps to 93% of the area.

RCN offers the cheapest internet in the 18101 ZIP with service starting at $19.99/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in Allentown, $40.98.

Blue Ridge Communications is the largest fiber-optic internet service provider serving the 18101 ZIP code, covering 100% of the city. Verizon also offers fiber internet in 18101 and is available to 93% of households.

There are many factors that can influence internet speed. In many cases, restarting your router will resolve speed and connectivity issues. Other factors, such as peak usage times and speed throttling can also cause temporary speed issues.

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.

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.