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Internet providers in Pittsburgh, PA

Looking for internet in Pittsburgh? Compare our top picks for internet providers in the Pittsburgh area to find the plan that best fits your needs.

Internet options in Pittsburgh, PA

Relocating to or around Pittsburgh? Don’t forget to set up internet and TV services for your new home to ensure a successful move! Even if you’re staying at the same address, switching providers is a great way to get a better deal or more perks. Use Allconnect® to find and compare internet and cable providers in the Pittsburgh area with just a few clicks.

Pittsburgh internet at a glance

We found 10 internet providers serving the Pittsburgh area. You may be able to choose from multiple providers and access various internet types based on your ZIP code and address.

Internet availability in Pittsburgh, PA

Pittsburgh residential internet providers

Compare the largest internet providers in Pittsburgh

The three major internet providers in Pittsburgh are Verizon, Xfinity and HughesNet. Here’s a comparison of their availability, internet plan options, pricing and additional features.

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Allconnect Rating

3.53 / 5

Availability for other Pittsburgh internet providers

  • CenturyLink – DSL connection with speeds of up to 6 Mbps available to 4% of the area
  • Consolidated Communications – DSL internet with speeds up to 3 Mbps serving 2% of Pittsburgh
  • Earthlink  –  DSL or fiber internet with speeds up to 1,000 Mbps covering 90% of the area
  • Full Service Network – Wired connection with a maximum speed of 44 Mbps covering 55% of the city
  • Pivotal Global Capacity – DSL network with speeds up to 6 Mbps covering 39% of the area
  • Salsgiver – Fiber optic connection with maximum speeds of 1,000 Mbps available to 2% of the city
  • Viasat – Satellite internet available to 100% of Pittsburgh with maximum speeds of 12 Mbps
  • VAST – Satellite connection with speeds up to 2 Mbps covering the entire area
  • Windstream — DSL or fiber connection with speeds up to 1,000 Mbps covering 1% of the city

Find Pittsburgh internet providers near you by clicking “Shop providers” below to search by ZIP code or calling Allconnect to shop plans for your address.

Fastest internet in Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh’s fastest max advertised download speeds

The fastest internet services in Pittsburgh are offered by providers with a fiber optic or cable/fiber optic network. Here are the fastest fiber optic and cable internet providers in the Pittsburgh area.

  • Verizon – DSL and fiber optic network with download speeds up to 940 Mbps
  • Xfinity – Cable internet with speeds up to 400 Mbps
  • Salsgiver – Fiber optic network with speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • Full Service Network – Wired internet with speeds up to 45 Mbps

Download speeds 250 Mbps or higher

Pittsburgh – 99%

Pennsylvania – 87%

U.S. – 73%

Download speeds 1,000 Mbps or higher

Pittsburgh – 0.02% 

Pennsylvania – 15% 

U.S.  – 16%

Call or click below to find and compare the fastest Pittsburgh internet plans in your ZIP code.

Cheapest internet service providers in Pittsburgh

Looking for an affordable internet service in Pittsburgh? You can find multiple providers with plans starting below $50/mo. You can also save more by combining internet with TV and home phone services or using your own compatible hardware to lower equipment rental costs.

Currently, Verizon, Xfinity and Windstream are offering some of the most affordable starting internet prices in Pittsburgh. Xfinity is offering the highest starting internet speeds.

Cheap internet plans in Pittsburgh

  • Verizon – $39.99/mo.* for up to 50 Mbps
  • Xfinity – $29.99/mo.* for up to 200 Mbps
  • Windstream – $37.00/mo.* for up to 25 Mbps

How much speed do I need?

When shopping for the cheapest plans on the market, you’re also often shopping speeds that are on the lower end of the spectrum. It’s also not uncommon to reassess your speed needs to better fit your budget. Here’s what we’d recommend based on the internet activities you enjoy most. 

Remember to multiply our recommendations by the number of users in your household just to ensure you have the bandwidth you need.

Free Wi-Fi hotspots in Pittsburgh

To get free internet access while you’re on the go, you can use the many Wi-Fi hotspots available throughout the Pittsburgh area. However, keep in mind these public networks aren’t secure so avoid conducting online activities that may compromise your sensitive information.

Here are some public places offering free Wi-Fi in Pittsburgh:

  • Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, Main Library
  • Carnegie Library, Mount Washington Branch
  • The Mall at Robinson
  • Wyndham Pittsburgh University Center
  • Restaurants and coffee shops such as Mad Mex, Giant Eagle Cafe and Kings Family Restaurant

Xfinity internet customers can also use the provider’s hotspot network in Pittsburgh. Hotspot availability often correlates with a provider’s availability in an area, so some neighborhoods may get more coverage than others.