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Internet providers in 17948

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17948 internet providers

Provider
Verizon $49.99 300 - 940 MbpsDSL99%
Service Electric Cablevision - 50 - 1,500 MbpsCable97%
Blue Ridge Communications $34.95 100 - 1,000 MbpsCable97%
Blue Ridge Communications $34.95 100 - 1,000 MbpsFiber-optic97%
HughesNet $64.99 25 - 25 MbpsSatellite100%
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17948 internet service at a glance

At 99%, broadband coverage in the 17948 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 17948 ZIP will have access to DSL, which covers 99% of households. Cable internet is also an option for many, offering service to 97% of the area. Fiber-optic is less available but still a popular internet option for roughly 97% of those living in the 17948 ZIP code.

There are six internet providers serving the 17948 area, and 97.17% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among six internet providers in 17948, prices start at $29.99 and available download speeds reach up to 1,500 Mbps.

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Average internet speeds in Mahanoy City

ProviderDownload speedUpload speedInternet type
Verizon 16 Mbps 2 Mbps DSL

Top high-speed internet providers in 17948

The largest internet providers serving the 17948 ZIP code are Verizon and Blue Ridge Communications bringing DSL, cable, and fiber-optic options to the area.

DSL internet from Verizon is available to nearly all in the 17948 ZIP code, covering 99% of households. Many will also have the option of cable from Blue Ridge Communications, which covers 97% of the area. Mahanoy City’s third most-available internet provider, Blue Ridge Communications, offers fiber-optic to around 97% of residents in the 17948 ZIP code.

Verizon DSL internet

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

940 Mbps

Max upload speed

1 Mbps

Average availability

99%

DSL from Verizon offers broadband to all households in the 17948 ZIP code, covering 99% 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 $49.99/mo.*, which is about the same as the average starting price for internet in Mahanoy City, $49.98.

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 Mahanoy City, $0.46.

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 17948 ZIP code. These download speeds are available to 99% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Mahanoy City's providers, 222 Mbps.

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Blue Ridge Communications cable internet

Provider

Blue Ridge Communications

Starting price*
$34.95/mo.
Max download speed

1,000 Mbps

Max upload speed

5 Mbps

Average availability

97%

Cable from Blue Ridge Communications offers broadband to nearly all households in the 17948 ZIP code, covering 97% of the area.

Blue Ridge Communications’s cable network is likely to offer faster speeds than DSL or satellite service, but 17948 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 significantly lower than the average starting price for internet in Mahanoy City, $49.98.

Blue Ridge Communications customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 100 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $0.35 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Mahanoy City, $0.46.

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 5 Mbps in 17948 ZIP code. These download speeds are available to 97% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Mahanoy City's providers, 222 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

97%

Fiber-optic from Blue Ridge Communications offers broadband to nearly all households in the 17948 ZIP code, covering 97% 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 17948 ZIP code than other internet types.

Internet prices for Blue Ridge Communications start at $34.95/mo.*, which is significantly lower than the average starting price for internet in Mahanoy City, $49.98.

Blue Ridge Communications customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 100 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $0.35 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Mahanoy City, $0.46.

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 17948 ZIP code. These download speeds are available to 97% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Mahanoy City's providers, 222 Mbps.

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Internet coverage for rural areas

If you have limited cable, DSL and fiber-optic internet options in the 17948 ZIP code, satellite and fixed wireless providers may be available.

Satellite internet from HughesNet and Viasat offers 100% availability in 17948 and the greater Mahanoy City area. HughesNet starting prices are significantly higher than average in Mahanoy City at $64.99/mo. for speeds up to 25 Mbps. Viasat starting prices are significantly higher than average in Mahanoy City at $69.99/mo. for speeds up to 150 Mbps. Satellite internet is a less appealing option for many in the 17948 ZIP, however, as service typically comes with high latency and low data allowances.

Fixed wireless is another popular internet option for those in rural areas. Those living in or just outside of Mahanoy City may have access to fixed wireless internet service from HughesNet, with plans starting at $64.99 and available download speeds up to 25 Mbps. Fixed wireless service is less likely to come with the high latency of satellite internet, but monthly data limits can still be an issue compared to Mahanoy City DSL, cable, and fiber-optic internet providers.

Internet providers in 17948 frequently asked questions

Service Electric Cablevision is the fastest internet provider in the 17948 ZIP code with download speeds up to 1,500 Mbps. These speeds are available to 97% of households in 17948. The next fastest internet provider in the 17948 ZIP code is Blue Ridge Communications, offering download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps to 97% of the area.

Limitless Mobile offers the cheapest internet in the 17948 ZIP with service starting at $29.99/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in Mahanoy City, $49.98.

Blue Ridge Communications is the largest fiber-optic internet service provider serving the 17948 ZIP code, covering 97% of the city.

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.

Take a speed test to see what download and upload speeds you are getting. For the best results, perform the test over a wired connection. View our speed test guide for a full breakdown of your results. If you want faster speeds, consider these tips for boosting internet speed, or shop for faster internet plans in your area.

Downgrading services or cutting extras, such as Wi-Fi extenders or premium tech support, can lower your monthly internet bill. You can also try to negotiate with your internet provider for a lower rate. Switching internet providers and bundling internet with other services is another common way to lower internet costs.