Internet providers in Athens, PA

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Athens internet service at a glance

At 100%, broadband coverage in Athens 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 Athens area will have access to cable, which covers 100% of Athens residents. DSL internet is also an option for many, offering service to 96% of the area. Fiber-optic is less available but still a popular internet option for roughly 91% of those living in Athens.

There are five internet providers serving the Athens area, and 100% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among Athens's five internet providers, prices start at $39.99 and available download speeds reach up to 1,000 Mbps.

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Top high-speed internet providers in Athens

The largest internet providers in Athens are Verizon, Spectrum, and HughesNet bringing DSL, cable, and satellite options to Athens.

DSL internet from Verizon is available to nearly all Athens residents, covering 96% of households. Many will also have the option of cable from Spectrum, which covers 100% of the area. Athens’s third most-available internet provider, HughesNet, offers satellite to around 100% of Athens residents.

Verizon DSL internet

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

15 Mbps

Max upload speed

1 Mbps

Average availability

96%

DSL from Verizon offers broadband to nearly all households in Athens covering 96% of the area.

DSL internet from Verizon uses telephone lines in Athens 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 Athens, $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, lower than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Athens, $2.27.

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 Athens. These download speeds are available to 96% of the area, and are about the same as the average max speeds from all Athens's providers, 38 Mbps.

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Spectrum cable internet

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

100 Mbps

Max upload speed

10 Mbps

Average availability

100%

Cable from Spectrum offers broadband to all households in Athens covering 100% of the area.

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

Internet prices for Spectrum start at $49.99/mo.*, which is about the same as the average starting price for internet in Athens, $49.99.

Spectrum customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 60 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $0.83 per Mbps, lower than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Athens, $2.27.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Spectrum offers download speeds up to 100 Mbps and upload speeds up to 10 Mbps in Athens. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are slightly faster than the average max speeds from all Athens's providers, 38 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 Athens covering 100% of the area.

HughesNet satellite internet offers reliable connection in areas of Athens 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 Athens, $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 higher than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Athens, $2.27.

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 Athens. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are about the same as the average max speeds from all Athens's providers, 38 Mbps.

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Athens, PA internet providers

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Provider
Verizon $39.99/mo. 15 - 15 MbpsDSL96%
Spectrum $49.99/mo. 60 - 100 MbpsCable100%
Empire Telephone Corporation/North Penn Telephone Company - -Fiber-optic91%
HughesNet $59.99/mo. 2 - 25 MbpsSatellite100%
ViaSat, Inc. $50/mo. 12 - 12 MbpsSatellite100%
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Internet provider frequently asked questions

Empire Telephone Corporation/North Penn Telephone Company is the fastest internet provider in Athens with download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps. These speeds are available to 91% of households in Athens. The next fastest internet provider in Athens is Spectrum, offering download speeds up to 100 Mbps to 100% of the area.

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

Empire Telephone Corporation/North Penn Telephone Company is the largest fiber-optic internet service provider in Athens, covering 91% of the city.

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.

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.

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.