Internet providers in Ephrata, PA

What's the right internet speed for your home?

Households within Ephrata are, on average, getting download speeds of 180 Mbps and upload speeds of 80 Mbps. The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) assigns internet requirements into light, moderate and high-use categories.

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Best internet provider in Ephrata, PA

Allconnect's choice for the best internet provider in Ephrata is Verizon 5G Home, with their wireless plans covering 100% of the city. Verizon 5G Home internet plans start at $45 with speeds up to 1,000 Mbps.

To make that choice, we look at the affordability, performance, value and customer satisfaction of internet service providers (ISPs). View our full methodology here.

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Plans starting at
$45/mo.
Available speeds
1,000 Mbps
Contract length
None

Cheap internet in Ephrata, PA

Most internet service providers offer cheap internet plans between $20-$30, for the lowest tier of speed, usually up to 75-100 Mbps. These plans are fast enough for light use in a small household.

Xfinity has the cheapest internet plans in Ephrata, starting at 75 Mbps for $25/mo.

Windstream also has an affordable internet plan offering 500 Mbps for $39.99/mo.

Keep in mind that for just $5 or $10 extra a month, the second-to-cheapest plan offered by an ISP is sometimes the better deal, often providing more speed for your dollar.

Cheapest plans

Xfinity
Cheapest Plan
Xfinity logo
Monthly price
$25.00/mo.
Download speed
Up to 75 Mbps
Contract length
12 mos.
Connection type
Cable
Windstream
Next Best Plan
Windstream logo
Monthly price
$39.99/mo.
Download speed
Up to 500 Mbps
Contract length
None
Connection type
Fiber

Fastest internet in Ephrata, PA

The speed you need depends on what you use the internet for. If high-speed internet is necessary for your household to game, work and learn, you'll be happy to know that Frontier and Xfinity offer the fastest internet in Ephrata.

Frontier has fiber internet speeds starting at $154.99/mo. for up to 5,000 Mbps while Xfinity offers plans up to 5,000 Mbps for their cable internet.

Fastest plans

Frontier
Fastest Plan
Frontier logo
Monthly price
$154.99/mo.
Download speed
Up to 5,000 Mbps
Contract length
None
Connection type
Fiber
Xfinity
Next Best Plan
Xfinity logo
Monthly price
$120.00/mo.
Download speed
Up to 2,000 Mbps
Contract length
24 mos.
Connection type
Cable

Most available internet providers in Ephrata, PA

The most available ISPs in Ephrata are Verizon 5G Home and Windstream which serve 100% of the area.

Satellite and 5G home internet are available in nearly 99% of the country, so if cable or fiber internet isn't available at your Ephrata address, you probably can connect to another internet type.

Most available plans

Verizon 5G Home
Most Available Plan
Verizon 5G Home logo
Monthly price
$45.00/mo.
Download speed
1,000 Mbps
Contract length
None
Connection type
Wireless
Windstream
Next Best Plan
Windstream logo
Monthly price
$39.99/mo.
Download speed
1,000 Mbps
Contract length
None
Connection type
DSL

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Ephrata internet FAQs

What's the cheapest internet provider in Ephrata?
Xfinity offers the cheapest internet plan in Ephrata with plans starting at $25.00/mo. for 75 Mbps.

Windstream also offers cheap plans starting at $39.99/mo. for 500 Mbps.

At $0.04 per Mbps the 5G Home Plus plan from Verizon 5G Home gives you the most value for your dollar.
The fastest internet provider in Ephrata is Frontier. It has fiber internet plans with speeds up to 5,000 Mbps. Xfinity also has fast cable plans up to 2,000 Mbps.
In most cases, your initial cost of buying a modem and router pays for itself within a year. Rental equipment fees from internet providers are usually around $10/mo. and you can buy combination modem/routers (gateways) for under $100. If you want to avoid a monthly fee from your ISP, buying your router is the way to go. If you need support for your equipment, rent it from your ISP and you’ll have access to technical support. See our full guide on whether you should rent or buy internet equipment.
Once you have compared and chosen an internet provider, you often have the choice to install your internet yourself or have the ISP send a tech to your address. If you install it yourself, the ISP will provide you with a step-by-step guide to connect their equipment to yours and set up your Wi-Fi access. If you choose professional installation, all you’ll have to do is schedule an appointment with your ISP and they’ll take care of everything.
When choosing an internet service provider, it’s important to consider technology types. Fiber internet is the fastest and most reliable internet technology type since it provides symmetrical download and upload speeds, but it’s not the most widely available type of internet. We recommend fiber if it’s available at your address, but if not, you have other options.

Cable internet is a common internet type and the best alternative to fiber internet. It offers fast, reliable speeds and is more widely available than fiber. Satellite internet is a great choice if you live in a rural area and other internet technologies aren’t an option.

5G internet, or fixed wireless internet, is another internet technology type to consider. 5G home internet isn’t always as fast as cable or fiber plans, but some providers like T-Mobile are expanding rapidly to offer 5G home internet service to most of the country and can reach speeds up to 245 Mbps.