Internet providers in 18020

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18020 internet providers

Provider
Verizon $39.99 -DSL98%
Blue Ridge Communications - -Fiber-optic100%
Service Electric Broadband Cable $28.20 10 - 150 MbpsCable100%
Blue Ridge Communications - -Cable100%
RCN $19.99 25 - 330 MbpsCable99%
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18020 internet service at a glance

At 100%, broadband coverage in the 18020 ZIP code 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 18020 ZIP will have access to cable, which covers 100% of households. 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 the 18020 ZIP code.

There are six internet providers serving the 18020 area, and 97.63% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among six internet providers in 18020, prices start at $19.99 and available download speeds reach up to 1,000 Mbps.

Top high-speed internet providers in 18020

The largest internet providers serving the 18020 ZIP code are Verizon, Service Electric Broadband Cable, and RCN bringing DSL and cable options to the area.

DSL internet from Verizon is available to nearly all in the 18020 ZIP code, 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 99% of residents in the 18020 ZIP code.

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 the 18020 ZIP code, covering 98% of the area.

DSL internet from Verizon uses telephone lines 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 18020 ZIP code. 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 the 18020 ZIP code, covering 100% of the area.

Service Electric Broadband Cable’s cable network is likely to offer faster speeds than DSL or satellite service, but 18020 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 18020 ZIP code. 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

99%

Cable from RCN offers broadband to all households in the 18020 ZIP code, covering 99% of the area.

RCN’s cable network is likely to offer faster speeds than DSL or satellite service, but 18020 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 18020 ZIP code. These download speeds are available to 99% 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 have limited cable, DSL and fiber-optic internet options in the 18020 ZIP code, satellite and fixed wireless providers may be available.

Satellite internet from HughesNet and Viasat offers 100% availability in 18020 and the greater Bethlehem area. 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 in the 18020 ZIP, however, as service typically comes with high latency and low data allowances.

Internet providers in 18020 frequently asked questions

Blue Ridge Communications is the fastest internet provider in the 18020 ZIP code with download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps. These speeds are available to 100% of households in 18020. The next fastest internet provider in the 18020 ZIP code is RCN, offering download speeds up to 330 Mbps to 99% of the area.

RCN offers the cheapest internet in the 18020 ZIP with service 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 serving the 18020 ZIP code, covering 100% of the city. RCN also offers fiber internet in 18020 and is available to 24% of households.

Yes. Fiber-optic internet is a completely different technology than DSL or cable internet, and therefore requires a different type of modem. In many cases, you can get the required modem from your internet provider at no extra cost.

Speeds of 10 Mbps and higher are good for gaming, but what you really want to consider when choosing an internet service for gaming is latency, or ping. Latency is the measure of how long it takes for your device to communicate with the server and is the main contributor to lag. The higher the ping, the more likely you are to experience lagging. Shoot for an internet service with latency below 100 ms.

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.