Internet providers in Altoona, PA

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Altoona internet service at a glance

At 100%, broadband coverage in Altoona 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 Altoona area will have access to DSL, which covers 99% of Altoona residents. Cable internet is also an option for many, offering service to 99% of the area. No fiber-optic providers are currently available in Altoona, but satellite or fixed-wireless providers may offer broadband options in your area.

There are five internet providers serving the Altoona area, and 98.86% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among Altoona's five internet providers, prices start at $39.99 and available download speeds reach up to 120 Mbps.

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Top high-speed internet providers in Altoona

The largest internet providers in Altoona are Verizon, HughesNet, and ViaSat, Inc. bringing DSL and satellite options to Altoona.

DSL internet from Verizon is available to nearly all Altoona residents, covering 99% of households. Many will also have the option of satellite from HughesNet, which covers 100% of the area. Altoona’s third most-available internet provider, ViaSat, Inc., offers satellite to around 100% of Altoona residents.

Verizon DSL internet

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

15 Mbps

Max upload speed

1 Mbps

Average availability

99%

DSL from Verizon offers broadband to all households in Altoona covering 99% of the area.

DSL internet from Verizon uses telephone lines in Altoona 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 Altoona, $49.99.

Verizon customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 200 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $0.20 per Mbps, significantly lower than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Altoona, $5.00.

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 Altoona. These download speeds are available to 99% of the area, and are about the same as the average max speeds from all Altoona's providers, 17 Mbps.

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HughesNet satellite internet

Provider
HughesNet
Starting price*
$59.99/mo.
Max download speed

25 Mbps

Max upload speed

3 Mbps

Average availability

100%

Satellite from HughesNet offers broadband to all households in Altoona covering 100% of the area.

HughesNet satellite internet offers reliable connection in areas of Altoona where other internet types may not be available, but service is likely to come with low monthly data allowances and high latency, making streaming binges and real-time online gaming impractical.

Internet prices for HughesNet start at $59.99/mo.*, which is higher than the average starting price for internet in Altoona, $49.99.

HughesNet customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 2 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $30.00 per Mbps, significantly lower than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Altoona, $5.00.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, HughesNet offers download speeds up to 25 Mbps and upload speeds up to 3 Mbps in Altoona. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are about the same as the average max speeds from all Altoona's providers, 17 Mbps.

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ViaSat, Inc. satellite internet

Provider

ViaSat, Inc.

Starting price*
$50/mo.
Max download speed

12 Mbps

Max upload speed

3 Mbps

Average availability

100%

Satellite from ViaSat, Inc. offers broadband to all households in Altoona covering 100% of the area.

ViaSat, Inc. satellite internet offers reliable connection in areas of Altoona where other internet types may not be available, but service is likely to come with low monthly data allowances and high latency, making streaming binges and real-time online gaming impractical.

Internet prices for ViaSat, Inc. start at $50/mo.*, which is about the same as the average starting price for internet in Altoona, $49.99.

ViaSat, Inc. customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 12 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $4.17 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Altoona, $5.00.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, ViaSat, Inc. offers download speeds up to 12 Mbps and upload speeds up to 3 Mbps in Altoona. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are about the same as the average max speeds from all Altoona's providers, 17 Mbps.

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Altoona, PA internet providers

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Provider
Verizon $39.99/mo. 15 - 15 Mbps DSL 99%
Acquisitions Cogeco Cable Holdings II Inc. - - Cable 99%
HughesNet $59.99/mo. 2 - 25 Mbps Satellite 100%
ViaSat, Inc. $50/mo. 12 - 12 Mbps Satellite 100%
Getwireless.net - - Wireless 100%
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Internet provider frequently asked questions

Acquisitions Cogeco Cable Holdings II Inc. is the fastest internet provider in Altoona with download speeds up to 120 Mbps. These speeds are available to 99% of households in Altoona. The next fastest internet provider in Altoona is HughesNet, offering download speeds up to 25 Mbps to 100% of the area.

Verizon offers the cheapest internet in Altoona with plans starting at $39.99/mo. This is slightly less than the average starting price for internet in Altoona, $49.99.

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.

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.

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.

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.