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Internet providers in Altoona, PA

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Altoona, PA internet providers

Provider
Verizon $49.99 300 - 940 MbpsDSL99%
Atlantic Broadband $19.99 100 - 1,000 MbpsCable99%
HughesNet $64.99 25 - 25 MbpsSatellite100%
Viasat $69.99 12 - 150 MbpsSatellite100%
Getwireless.net $24.95 -Wireless100%
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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 100% of Altoona residents. Cable internet is also an option for many, offering service to 98% of the area. Fiber-optic is less available but still a popular internet option for roughly 12% of those living in Altoona.

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 $19.99 and available download speeds reach up to 1,000 Mbps.

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Average internet speeds in Altoona

ProviderDownload speedUpload speedInternet type
HughesNet 4 Mbps 1 Mbps Satellite
Getwireless.net 40 Mbps 9 Mbps Wireless
Verizon 18 Mbps 4 Mbps DSL
Atlantic Broadband 185 Mbps 28 Mbps Cable

Top high-speed internet providers in Altoona

The largest internet providers in Altoona are Verizon, Atlantic Broadband, and HughesNet bringing DSL, cable, 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 cable from Atlantic Broadband, which covers 99% of the area. Altoona’s third most-available internet provider, HughesNet, offers satellite to around 100% of Altoona residents.

Verizon DSL internet

Provider
Verizon
Starting price*
$49.99/mo.
Max download speed

940 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 $49.99/mo.*, which is about the same as the average starting price for internet in Altoona, $45.98.

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 Altoona, $0.42.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Verizon offers download speeds up to 940 Mbps and upload speeds up to 1 Mbps in Altoona. These download speeds are available to 99% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Altoona's providers, 43 Mbps.

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Atlantic Broadband cable internet

Provider

Atlantic Broadband

Starting price*
$19.99/mo.
Max download speed

1,000 Mbps

Max upload speed

10 Mbps

Average availability

99%

Cable from Atlantic Broadband offers broadband to all households in Altoona covering 99% of the area.

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

Internet prices for Atlantic Broadband start at $19.99/mo.*, which is significantly lower than the average starting price for internet in Altoona, $45.98.

Atlantic Broadband customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 100 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 Altoona, $0.42.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Atlantic Broadband offers download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps and upload speeds up to 10 Mbps in Altoona. These download speeds are available to 99% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Altoona's providers, 43 Mbps.

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HughesNet satellite internet

Provider
HughesNet
Starting price*
$64.99/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 $64.99/mo.*, which is significantly higher than the average starting price for internet in Altoona, $45.98.

HughesNet customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 25 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $2.60 per Mbps, higher than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Altoona, $0.42.

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, 43 Mbps.

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Internet provider frequently asked questions

Atlantic Broadband is the fastest internet provider in Altoona with download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps. These speeds are available to 99% of households in Altoona. The next fastest internet provider in Altoona is Verizon, offering download speeds up to 940 Mbps to 99% of the area.

Atlantic Broadband offers the cheapest internet in Altoona with plans starting at $19.99/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in Altoona, $45.98.

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According to the FCC, 93% of households have access to three or more providers. In many areas, a cable, DSL, satellite and possibly fiber-optic provider may be available. You are unlikely, however, to find multiple providers of the same internet type, such as two cable providers, in the same location because operating expenses in an area already served by another provider can be too high to be profitable.

Resetting your router and optimizing your router settings can give you an instant speed boost. Consider Wi-Fi extenders if your signal is weaker in certain areas of your home. Also, be sure to check your Wi-Fi network to see if there are any unknown devices or users connected that could be slowing your network.

Each video streaming service has varying recommended speeds, but speeds up to 10 Mbps will often handle streaming on one device. For HD and 4K streaming, consider faster speeds of at least 25 Mbps to reduce buffering and maintain optimal picture quality.