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Internet providers in Bethlehem, PA

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Bethlehem, PA internet providers

Provider
Verizon $39.99 -Fiber-optic0.795%
Verizon $39.99 -DSL98%
Blue Ridge Communications - -Fiber-optic100%
Service Electric Broadband Cable $28.20 10 - 150 MbpsCable100%
Blue Ridge Communications - -Cable100%
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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, Service Electric Broadband Cable, and RCN bringing DSL and cable 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 Service Electric Broadband Cable, which covers 100% of the area. Bethlehem’s third most-available internet provider, RCN, offers cable to around 97% 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, $39.63.

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, 212 Mbps.

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Service Electric Broadband Cable cable internet

Provider

Service Electric Broadband Cable

Starting price*
$28.2/mo.
Max download speed

150 Mbps

Max upload speed

10 Mbps

Average availability

100%

Cable from Service Electric Broadband Cable offers broadband to all households in Bethlehem covering 100% of the area.

Service Electric Broadband Cable’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 Service Electric Broadband Cable start at $28.2/mo.*, which is significantly lower than the average starting price for internet in Bethlehem, $39.63.

Service Electric Broadband Cable customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 10 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $2.82 per Mbps, higher than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Bethlehem, $1.65.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Service Electric Broadband Cable offers download speeds up to 150 Mbps and upload speeds up to 10 Mbps in Bethlehem. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are slightly slower than the average max speeds from all Bethlehem's providers, 212 Mbps.

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RCN cable internet

Provider

RCN

Starting price*
$19.99/mo.
Max download speed

330 Mbps

Max upload speed

20 Mbps

Average availability

97%

Cable from RCN offers broadband to nearly all households in Bethlehem covering 97% of the area.

RCN’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 RCN start at $19.99/mo.*, which is significantly lower than the average starting price for internet in Bethlehem, $39.63.

RCN customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 25 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $0.80 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Bethlehem, $1.65.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, RCN offers download speeds up to 330 Mbps and upload speeds up to 20 Mbps in Bethlehem. These download speeds are available to 97% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Bethlehem's providers, 212 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 significantly 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, $39.63.

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.

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.

Fiber and cable internet are similar internet service types, but fiber offers a few advantages over cable. Fiber internet can deliver faster upload and download speeds than cable in most areas, and is less vulnerable to slowed speeds during peak usage times. Cable does have the advantage over fiber in terms of availability, covering 89% of U.S. households compared to fiber’s 38%.

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.