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Internet providers in 18101

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18101 internet providers

Provider
Verizon $49.99 300 - 940 MbpsFiber-optic93%
Verizon $49.99 300 - 15 MbpsDSL94%
Blue Ridge Communications $34.95 100 - 1,000 MbpsFiber-optic100%
Astound $25.99 300 - 330 MbpsCable100%
Service Electric Broadband Cable $10.00 100 - 150 MbpsCable100%
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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 six internet providers serving the 18101 area, and 100% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among six internet providers in 18101, prices start at $10 and available download speeds reach up to 1,000 Mbps.

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Average internet speeds in Allentown

ProviderDownload speedUpload speedInternet type
Verizon 88 Mbps 30 Mbps Fiber-optic

Top high-speed internet providers in 18101

The largest internet providers serving the 18101 ZIP code are Verizon and Astound 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, Astound, offers cable to around 100% of residents in the 18101 ZIP code.

Verizon DSL internet

Provider
Verizon
Starting price*
$49.99/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 $49.99/mo.*, which is higher than the average starting price for internet in Allentown, $41.82.

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 Allentown, $0.16.

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, 475 Mbps.

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Verizon fiber-optic internet

Provider
Verizon
Starting price*
$49.99/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 $49.99/mo.*, which is higher than the average starting price for internet in Allentown, $41.82.

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 Allentown, $0.16.

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, 475 Mbps.

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Astound cable internet

Provider

Astound

Starting price*
$25.99/mo.
Max download speed

330 Mbps

Max upload speed

20 Mbps

Average availability

100%

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

Astound’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 Astound start at $25.99/mo.*, which is significantly lower than the average starting price for internet in Allentown, $41.82.

Astound customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 300 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $0.09 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Allentown, $0.16.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Astound 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, 475 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 $64.99/mo. for speeds up to 25 Mbps. Viasat starting prices are significantly higher than average in Allentown at $64.99/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.

Service Electric Broadband Cable offers the cheapest internet in the 18101 ZIP with service starting at $10/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in Allentown, $41.82.

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.

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.

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.

Internet deals such as speed upgrades, promotional pricing, equipment perks and free installation are available from many internet providers. Bundling internet with TV and home phone is also a popular way to get a deal on internet.