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Internet providers in Scranton, PA

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Scranton, PA internet providers

Provider
Verizon - -DSL98%
Xfinity $20.00 25 - 200 MbpsCable99%
HughesNet $49.99 25 - 25 MbpsSatellite100%
Viasat $50.00 12 - 12 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 $20 and available download speeds reach up to 200 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 Xfinity, HughesNet, and Viasat bringing cable and satellite options to Scranton.

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

Xfinity cable internet

Provider
Xfinity
Starting price*
$20/mo.
Max download speed

200 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 $20/mo.*, which is significantly lower than the average starting price for internet in Scranton, $40.00.

Xfinity customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 25 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $0.80 per Mbps, lower than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Scranton, $1.90.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Xfinity offers download speeds up to 200 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, 79 Mbps.

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HughesNet satellite internet

Provider
HughesNet
Starting price*
$49.99/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 $49.99/mo.*, which is higher than the average starting price for internet in Scranton, $40.00.

HughesNet customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 25 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $2.00 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Scranton, $1.90.

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 slightly slower than the average max speeds from all Scranton's providers, 79 Mbps.

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Viasat satellite internet

Provider
Viasat
Starting price*
$50/mo.
Max download speed

12 Mbps

Max upload speed

3 Mbps

Average availability

100%

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

Viasat 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 Viasat start at $50/mo.*, which is higher than the average starting price for internet in Scranton, $40.00.

Viasat customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 12 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $4.17 per Mbps, higher than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Scranton, $1.90.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Viasat offers download speeds up to 12 Mbps and upload speeds up to 3 Mbps in Scranton. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are slightly slower than the average max speeds from all Scranton's providers, 79 Mbps.

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Internet provider frequently asked questions

Xfinity is the fastest internet provider in Scranton with download speeds up to 200 Mbps. These speeds are available to 99% of households in Scranton. The next fastest internet provider in Scranton is HughesNet, offering download speeds up to 25 Mbps to 100% of the area.

Xfinity offers the cheapest internet in Scranton with plans starting at $20/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in Scranton, $40.00.

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.

Wi-Fi extenders are handy when your router can’t project a strong signal to everywhere in your home that you need it. Your internet provider may offer Wi-Fi extenders for an added monthly cost, or you can purchase one online or from most electronics retailers.

There are many factors that can influence internet speed. In many cases, restarting your router will resolve speed and connectivity issues. Other factors, such as peak usage times and speed throttling can also cause temporary speed issues.

Learn the penalty, if any, of canceling service with your current provider. Find other internet providers in your area and compare plans and pricing. Choose the internet provider and plan that best meets your needs. Order your new services and get your installation/activation date. Call your current internet provider and cancel service by the activation date of your new service.