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Internet providers in Athens, PA

Shop the best Athens internet providers. Compare internet plan pricing and speeds from cable, DSL and fiber-optic providers in your area.

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Athens, PA internet providers

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Provider
Verizon $39.99 15 - 15 MbpsDSL96%
Spectrum $44.99 60 - 100 MbpsCable100%
Empire Access $50 100 - 1,000 MbpsFiber-optic91%
HughesNet $59.99 25 - 25 MbpsSatellite100%
Viasat $50 12 - 12 MbpsSatellite100%
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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.

Top high-speed internet providers in Athens

The largest internet providers in Athens are Verizon, Spectrum, and Empire Access bringing DSL, cable, and fiber-optic 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, Empire Access, offers fiber-optic to around 91% 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, $48.99.

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, $1.17.

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 much slower than the average max speeds from all Athens's providers, 230 Mbps.

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Spectrum cable internet

Provider
Spectrum
Starting price*
$44.99/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 $44.99/mo.*, which is about the same as the average starting price for internet in Athens, $48.99.

Spectrum customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 60 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $0.75 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Athens, $1.17.

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 much slower than the average max speeds from all Athens's providers, 230 Mbps.

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Empire Access fiber-optic internet

Provider

Empire Access

Starting price*
$50/mo.
Max download speed

1,000 Mbps

Max upload speed

50 Mbps

Average availability

91%

Fiber-optic from Empire Access offers broadband to nearly all households in Athens covering 91% of the area.

Fiber-optic service from Empire Access is popular for its fast download and upload speeds, even during peak usage times, but may be less available throughout Athens than other internet types.

Internet prices for Empire Access start at $50/mo.*, which is about the same as the average starting price for internet in Athens, $48.99.

Empire Access customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 100 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $0.50 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Athens, $1.17.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Empire Access offers download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps and upload speeds up to 50 Mbps in Athens. These download speeds are available to 91% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Athens's providers, 230 Mbps.

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Internet coverage for rural areas

If you live in the heart of Athens, you’ll likely have options from cable, DSL, and fiber-optic internet providers. For those in rural areas or just outside Athens, however, satellite or fixed wireless internet may be the best internet option.

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

Internet provider frequently asked questions

Empire Access 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, $48.99.

Empire Access is the largest fiber-optic internet service provider in Athens, covering 91% of the city.

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.

No matter where you live, your address is likely serviceable for satellite internet from providers such as HughesNet and Viasat. You will probably also have the option of at least one cable provider, such as Cox, Spectrum and Xfinity, and DSL providers such as Frontier and Verizon. Roughly a third of households will be eligible for fiber internet from AT&T, CenturyLink, Windstream or other providers.

Download speeds of 25 Mbps and above are considered broadband speeds, and can handle most online activities including streaming and gaming. For households with multiple devices using a Wi-Fi connection, speeds of 100 Mbps and higher are likely to offer a better online experience. Learn more about what speeds are best for your home.