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Internet providers in Scranton, PA

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Scranton, PA internet providers

Provider
Verizon $49.99 300 - 940 MbpsDSL98%
Xfinity $29.99 50 - 3,000 MbpsCable99%
HughesNet $64.99 25 - 25 MbpsSatellite100%
Viasat $69.99 12 - 150 MbpsSatellite100%
ICON Technologies - -Wireless6.478%
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Scranton internet service at a glance

At 100%, broadband coverage in Scranton 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 Scranton area will have access to cable, which covers 99% of Scranton residents. DSL internet is also an option for many, offering service to 98% of the area. No fiber-optic providers are currently available in Scranton, but satellite or fixed-wireless providers may offer broadband options in your area.

There are five internet providers serving the Scranton area, and 98.16% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among Scranton's five 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 Scranton

ProviderDownload speedUpload speedInternet type
Xfinity 69 Mbps 41 Mbps Cable
Verizon 37 Mbps 11 Mbps DSL

Top high-speed internet providers in Scranton

The largest internet providers in Scranton are Verizon, Xfinity, and HughesNet bringing DSL, cable, and satellite options to Scranton.

DSL internet from Verizon is available to nearly all Scranton residents, covering 98% of households. Many will also have the option of cable from Xfinity, which covers 99% of the area. Scranton’s third most-available internet provider, HughesNet, offers satellite to around 100% of Scranton residents.

Verizon DSL internet

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

940 Mbps

Max upload speed

1 Mbps

Average availability

98%

DSL from Verizon offers broadband to nearly all households in Scranton covering 98% of the area.

DSL internet from Verizon uses telephone lines in Scranton 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 Scranton, $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 Scranton, $0.55.

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 Scranton. These download speeds are available to 98% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Scranton's providers, 63 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 Scranton covering 99% of the area.

Xfinity’s cable network is likely to offer faster speeds than DSL or satellite service, but Scranton 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 Scranton, $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 Scranton, $0.55.

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 Scranton. These download speeds are available to 99% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Scranton's providers, 63 Mbps.

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HughesNet satellite internet

Provider
HughesNet
Starting price*
$64.99/mo.
Max download speed

25 Mbps

Max upload speed

3 Mbps

Average availability

100%

Satellite from HughesNet offers broadband to all households in Scranton covering 100% of the area.

HughesNet satellite internet offers reliable connection in areas of Scranton where other internet types may not be available, but service is likely to come with low monthly data allowances and high latency, making streaming binges and real-time online gaming impractical.

Internet prices for HughesNet start at $64.99/mo.*, which is significantly higher than the average starting price for internet in Scranton, $53.74.

HughesNet customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 25 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $2.60 per Mbps, higher than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Scranton, $0.55.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, HughesNet offers download speeds up to 25 Mbps and upload speeds up to 3 Mbps in Scranton. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are about the same as the average max speeds from all Scranton's providers, 63 Mbps.

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Internet provider frequently asked questions

Xfinity is the fastest internet provider in Scranton with download speeds up to 3,000 Mbps. These speeds are available to 99% of households in Scranton. The next fastest internet provider in Scranton is Verizon, offering download speeds up to 940 Mbps to 98% of the area.

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

Available providers vary by address, but your location is likely serviceable for cable and DSL internet. Fiber internet may also be an internet option, but this technology is typically found in larger cities. Those living in rural areas not serviceable for cable, DSL or fiber internet may find satellite or fixed wireless internet to be their only options.

Monthly costs for internet can range from $20 to $60, depending on which providers are available in your area. Added fees for Wi-Fi service and equipment can add to that cost, but your internet provider may give you the option to use your own router, which can lower the monthly internet cost.

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.

No matter where you live, your address is likely serviceable for satellite internet from providers such as HughesNet and Viasat. You will probably also have the option of at least one cable provider, such as Cox, Spectrum and Xfinity, and DSL providers such as Frontier and Verizon. Roughly a third of households will be eligible for fiber internet from AT&T, CenturyLink, Windstream or other providers.