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Internet providers in 19605

Find internet providers serving the 19605 area. Compare plan pricing and speeds from fiber-optic, cable and DSL providers.

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19605 internet providers

Provider
Frontier $54.99 VariesDSL38%
Verizon $49.99 300 - 940 MbpsDSL72%
Xfinity $29.99 50 - 3,000 MbpsCable99%
Service Electric Cablevision - 50 - 1,500 MbpsCable3.030%
Blue Ridge Communications $34.95 100 - 1,000 MbpsCable1.350%
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19605 internet service at a glance

At 100%, broadband coverage in the 19605 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 19605 ZIP will have access to DSL, which covers 97% of households. Cable internet is also an option for many, offering service to 95% of the area. Fiber-optic is less available but still a popular internet option for roughly 4.730% of those living in the 19605 ZIP code.

There are eight internet providers serving the 19605 area, and 95.67% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among eight internet providers in 19605, prices start at $29.99 and available download speeds reach up to 3,000 Mbps.

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Average internet speeds in Reading

ProviderDownload speedUpload speedInternet type
Xfinity 156 Mbps 16 Mbps Cable
Verizon 63 Mbps 10 Mbps DSL

Top high-speed internet providers in 19605

The largest internet providers serving the 19605 ZIP code are Frontier, Verizon, and Xfinity bringing DSL and cable options to the area.

DSL internet from Frontier is available to many in the 19605 ZIP code, covering 38% of households. Many will also have the option of DSL from Verizon, which covers 72% of the area. Reading’s third most-available internet provider, Xfinity, offers cable to around 99% of residents in the 19605 ZIP code.

Frontier DSL internet

Provider
Frontier
Starting price*
$54.99/mo.
Max download speed

Varies

Max upload speed

2 Mbps

Average availability

38%

DSL from Frontier offers broadband to some, but not many households in the 19605 ZIP code, covering 38% of the area.

DSL internet from Frontier 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 Frontier start at $54.99/mo.*, which is higher than the average starting price for internet in Reading, $47.84.

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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

72%

DSL from Verizon offers broadband to most households in the 19605 ZIP code, covering 72% 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 Reading, $47.84.

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 Reading, $0.48.

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 19605 ZIP code. These download speeds are available to 72% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Reading's providers, 218 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

99%

Cable from Xfinity offers broadband to all households in the 19605 ZIP code, covering 99% of the area.

Xfinity’s cable network is likely to offer faster speeds than DSL or satellite service, but 19605 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 Reading, $47.84.

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 Reading, $0.48.

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 19605 ZIP code. These download speeds are available to 99% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Reading's providers, 218 Mbps.

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Internet coverage for rural areas

If you have limited cable, DSL and fiber-optic internet options in the 19605 ZIP code, satellite and fixed wireless providers may be available.

Satellite internet from HughesNet and Viasat offers 100% availability in 19605 and the greater Reading area. HughesNet starting prices are significantly higher than average in Reading at $64.99/mo. for speeds up to 25 Mbps. Viasat starting prices are significantly higher than average in Reading at $69.99/mo. for speeds up to 150 Mbps. Satellite internet is a less appealing option for many in the 19605 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 Reading 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 Reading cable, DSL, and fiber-optic internet providers.

Internet providers in 19605 frequently asked questions

Xfinity is the fastest internet provider in the 19605 ZIP code with download speeds up to 3,000 Mbps. These speeds are available to 99% of households in 19605. The next fastest internet provider in the 19605 ZIP code is Service Electric Cablevision, offering download speeds up to 1,500 Mbps to 3.030% of the area.

Xfinity offers the cheapest internet in the 19605 ZIP with service starting at $29.99/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in Reading, $47.84.

Blue Ridge Communications is the largest fiber-optic internet service provider serving the 19605 ZIP code, covering 1.350% of the city.

Fiber and cable internet are similar internet service types, but fiber offers a few advantages over cable. Fiber internet can deliver faster upload and download speeds than cable in most areas, and is less vulnerable to slowed speeds during peak usage times. Cable does have the advantage over fiber in terms of availability, covering 89% of U.S. households compared to fiber’s 38%.

Select internet providers including AT&T, Spectrum and Xfinity have thousands of Wi-Fi hotspots that customers can connect to at no extra cost. If your internet provider does not offer free Wi-Fi hotspots, you can find free public Wi-Fi at your local library or many restaurants and cafes. Consider these tips for using public Wi-Fi safely.

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.