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Internet providers in Bethlehem, PA

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Bethlehem, PA internet providers

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Provider
Verizon $39.99 200 - 940 MbpsFiber-optic0.795%
Verizon $39.99 15 - 15 MbpsDSL98%
Blue Ridge Communications $34.95 50 - 1,000 MbpsFiber-optic100%
Service Electric - -Cable100%
Blue Ridge Communications $34.95 50 - 50 MbpsCable100%
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Bethlehem internet service at a glance

At 100%, broadband coverage in Bethlehem 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 Bethlehem area will have access to cable, which covers 100% of Bethlehem residents. 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 98% of those living in Bethlehem.

There are six internet providers serving the Bethlehem area, and 99.89% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among Bethlehem's six internet providers, prices start at $19.99 and available download speeds reach up to 1,000 Mbps.

Top high-speed internet providers in Bethlehem

The largest internet providers in Bethlehem are Verizon and Blue Ridge Communications bringing DSL, cable, and fiber-optic options to Bethlehem.

DSL internet from Verizon is available to nearly all Bethlehem residents, covering 98% of households. Many will also have the option of cable from Blue Ridge Communications, which covers 100% of the area. Bethlehem’s third most-available internet provider, Blue Ridge Communications, offers fiber-optic to around 100% of Bethlehem residents.

Verizon DSL internet

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

15 Mbps

Max upload speed

1 Mbps

Average availability

98%

DSL from Verizon offers broadband to nearly all households in Bethlehem covering 98% of the area.

DSL internet from Verizon uses telephone lines in Bethlehem 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 about the same as the average starting price for internet in Bethlehem, $40.98.

Verizon customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 200 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 Bethlehem, $0.95.

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 Bethlehem. These download speeds are available to 98% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Bethlehem's providers, 540 Mbps.

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Blue Ridge Communications cable internet

Provider

Blue Ridge Communications

Starting price*
$34.95/mo.
Max download speed

50 Mbps

Max upload speed

5 Mbps

Average availability

100%

Cable from Blue Ridge Communications offers broadband to all households in Bethlehem covering 100% of the area.

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

Internet prices for Blue Ridge Communications start at $34.95/mo.*, which is lower than the average starting price for internet in Bethlehem, $40.98.

Blue Ridge Communications customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 50 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $0.70 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Bethlehem, $0.95.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Blue Ridge Communications offers download speeds up to 50 Mbps and upload speeds up to 5 Mbps in Bethlehem. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Bethlehem's providers, 540 Mbps.

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Blue Ridge Communications fiber-optic internet

Provider

Blue Ridge Communications

Starting price*
$34.95/mo.
Max download speed

1,000 Mbps

Max upload speed

1,000 Mbps

Average availability

100%

Fiber-optic from Blue Ridge Communications offers broadband to all households in Bethlehem covering 100% of the area.

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

Internet prices for Blue Ridge Communications start at $34.95/mo.*, which is lower than the average starting price for internet in Bethlehem, $40.98.

Blue Ridge Communications customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 50 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $0.70 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Bethlehem, $0.95.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Blue Ridge Communications offers download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps and upload speeds up to 1,000 Mbps in Bethlehem. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Bethlehem's providers, 540 Mbps.

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Internet coverage for rural areas

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

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

Internet provider frequently asked questions

Blue Ridge Communications is the fastest internet provider in Bethlehem with download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps. These speeds are available to 100% of households in Bethlehem. The next fastest internet provider in Bethlehem is Verizon, offering download speeds up to 940 Mbps to 0.795% of the area.

RCN offers the cheapest internet in Bethlehem with plans starting at $19.99/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in Bethlehem, $40.98.

Blue Ridge Communications is the largest fiber-optic internet service provider in Bethlehem, covering 100% of the city. RCN also offers fiber internet in Bethlehem and is available to 16% of households.

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.

Fiber internet providers are likely to offer the fastest, most consistent speeds for the money. Cable internet providers can also deliver fast speeds, up to 100 Mbps and higher, but are more vulnerable to slowed speeds during peak usage times. If you’re shopping for cheap internet, a DSL provider may be the best option for your household.

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.