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Internet providers in Hershey, PA

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Hershey, PA internet providers

Provider
Verizon $49.99 300 - 940 MbpsFiber-optic85%
Verizon $49.99 300 - 940 MbpsDSL54%
Xfinity $29.99 50 - 3,000 MbpsCable100%
HughesNet $64.99 25 - 25 MbpsSatellite100%
Viasat $69.99 12 - 150 MbpsSatellite100%
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Hershey internet service at a glance

At 100%, broadband coverage in Hershey 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 Hershey area will have access to cable, which covers 90% of Hershey residents. Fiber-optic internet is also an option for many, offering service to 85% of the area. DSL is less available but still a popular internet option for roughly 47% of those living in Hershey.

There are four internet providers serving the Hershey area, and 98.94% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among Hershey's four internet providers, prices start at $29.99 and available download speeds reach up to 3,000 Mbps.

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Average internet speeds in Hershey

ProviderDownload speedUpload speedInternet type
HughesNet 23 Mbps 2 Mbps Satellite
Verizon 54 Mbps 18 Mbps Fiber-optic
Xfinity 206 Mbps 26 Mbps Cable

Top high-speed internet providers in Hershey

The largest internet providers in Hershey are Verizon and Xfinity bringing fiber-optic, DSL, and cable options to Hershey.

Fiber-optic internet from Verizon is available to nearly all Hershey residents, covering 85% of households. Many will also have the option of DSL from Verizon, which covers 54% of the area. Hershey’s third most-available internet provider, Xfinity, offers cable to around 100% of Hershey residents.

Verizon fiber-optic internet

Provider
Verizon
Starting price*
$49.99/mo.
Max download speed

940 Mbps

Max upload speed

880 Mbps

Average availability

85%

Fiber-optic from Verizon offers broadband to nearly all households in Hershey covering 85% of the area.

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

Internet prices for Verizon start at $49.99/mo.*, which is about the same as the average starting price for internet in Hershey, $53.74.

Verizon customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 300 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $0.17 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Hershey, $0.31.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Verizon offers download speeds up to 940 Mbps and upload speeds up to 880 Mbps in Hershey. These download speeds are available to 85% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Hershey's providers, 348 Mbps.

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Verizon DSL internet

Provider
Verizon
Starting price*
$49.99/mo.
Max download speed

940 Mbps

Max upload speed

1 Mbps

Average availability

54%

DSL from Verizon offers broadband to about half of households in Hershey covering 54% of the area.

DSL internet from Verizon uses telephone lines in Hershey 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 $49.99/mo.*, which is about the same as the average starting price for internet in Hershey, $53.74.

Verizon customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 300 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $0.17 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Hershey, $0.31.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Verizon offers download speeds up to 940 Mbps and upload speeds up to 1 Mbps in Hershey. These download speeds are available to 54% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Hershey's providers, 348 Mbps.

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Xfinity cable internet

Provider
Xfinity
Starting price*
$29.99/mo.
Max download speed

3,000 Mbps

Max upload speed

10 Mbps

Average availability

100%

Cable from Xfinity offers broadband to all households in Hershey covering 100% of the area.

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

Internet prices for Xfinity start at $29.99/mo.*, which is significantly lower than the average starting price for internet in Hershey, $53.74.

Xfinity customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 50 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $0.60 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Hershey, $0.31.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Xfinity offers download speeds up to 3,000 Mbps and upload speeds up to 10 Mbps in Hershey. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Hershey's providers, 348 Mbps.

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Internet coverage for rural areas

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

Satellite internet from HughesNet and Viasat offers 100% availability in Hershey and surrounding areas. HughesNet starting prices are significantly higher than average in Hershey at $64.99/mo. for speeds up to 25 Mbps. Viasat starting prices are significantly higher than average in Hershey at $69.99/mo. for speeds up to 150 Mbps. Satellite internet is a less appealing option for many Hershey residents, however, as service typically comes with high latency and low data allowances.

Internet provider frequently asked questions

Xfinity is the fastest internet provider in Hershey with download speeds up to 3,000 Mbps. These speeds are available to 100% of households in Hershey. The next fastest internet provider in Hershey is Verizon, offering download speeds up to 940 Mbps to 85% of the area.

Xfinity offers the cheapest internet in Hershey with plans starting at $29.99/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in Hershey, $53.74.

Verizon is the largest fiber-optic internet service provider in Hershey, covering 85% of the city.

If you suspect your slow speeds are the result of your internet provider throttling your connection, the easiest way to determine if you’re being throttled is to perform two speed tests. Run the first test on your regular network, then run the second one on a VPN. If the two speeds are drastically different (and the VPN test was higher), your internet provider may be throttling your speeds.

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.

Each video streaming service has varying recommended speeds, but speeds up to 10 Mbps will often handle streaming on one device. For HD and 4K streaming, consider faster speeds of at least 25 Mbps to reduce buffering and maintain optimal picture quality.