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Internet providers in 17872

Find internet providers serving the 17872 area. Compare plan pricing and speeds from fiber-optic, cable and DSL providers.

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17872 internet providers

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Provider
Verizon $39.99 15 - 15 MbpsDSL88%
Service Electric - -Cable92%
Blue Ridge Communications $34.95 50 - 1,000 MbpsFiber-optic90%
Blue Ridge Communications $34.95 50 - 50 MbpsCable90%
TDS Telecom $35 1 - 15 MbpsDSL4.564%
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17872 internet service at a glance

At 100%, broadband coverage in the 17872 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 17872 ZIP will have access to DSL, which covers 92% of households. Cable internet is also an option for many, offering service to 92% of the area. Fiber-optic is less available but still a popular internet option for roughly 90% of those living in the 17872 ZIP code.

There are seven internet providers serving the 17872 area, and 92.47% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among seven internet providers in 17872, prices start at $29.99 and available download speeds reach up to 1,000 Mbps.

Top high-speed internet providers in 17872

The largest internet providers serving the 17872 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 17872 ZIP code, covering 88% of households. Many will also have the option of cable from Blue Ridge Communications, which covers 90% of the area. Shamokin’s third most-available internet provider, Blue Ridge Communications, offers fiber-optic to around 90% of residents in the 17872 ZIP code.

Verizon DSL internet

Provider
Verizon
Starting price*
$39.99/mo.
Max download speed

15 Mbps

Max upload speed

1 Mbps

Average availability

88%

DSL from Verizon offers broadband to nearly all households in the 17872 ZIP code, covering 88% 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 $39.99/mo.*, which is about the same as the average starting price for internet in Shamokin, $41.65.

Verizon customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 200 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $0.20 per Mbps, lower than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Shamokin, $1.60.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Verizon offers download speeds up to 15 Mbps and upload speeds up to 1 Mbps in 17872 ZIP code. These download speeds are available to 88% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Shamokin's providers, 188 Mbps.

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Blue Ridge Communications cable internet

Provider

Blue Ridge Communications

Starting price*
$34.95/mo.
Max download speed

50 Mbps

Max upload speed

5 Mbps

Average availability

90%

Cable from Blue Ridge Communications offers broadband to nearly all households in the 17872 ZIP code, covering 90% of the area.

Blue Ridge Communications’s cable network is likely to offer faster speeds than DSL or satellite service, but 17872 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 lower than the average starting price for internet in Shamokin, $41.65.

Blue Ridge Communications customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 50 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $0.70 per Mbps, lower than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Shamokin, $1.60.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Blue Ridge Communications offers download speeds up to 50 Mbps and upload speeds up to 5 Mbps in 17872 ZIP code. These download speeds are available to 90% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Shamokin's providers, 188 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

90%

Fiber-optic from Blue Ridge Communications offers broadband to nearly all households in the 17872 ZIP code, covering 90% 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 17872 ZIP code than other internet types.

Internet prices for Blue Ridge Communications start at $34.95/mo.*, which is lower than the average starting price for internet in Shamokin, $41.65.

Blue Ridge Communications customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 50 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $0.70 per Mbps, lower than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Shamokin, $1.60.

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 17872 ZIP code. These download speeds are available to 90% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Shamokin's providers, 188 Mbps.

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Internet coverage for rural areas

If you have limited cable, DSL and fiber-optic internet options in the 17872 ZIP code, satellite and fixed wireless providers may be available.

Satellite internet from HughesNet and Viasat offers 100% availability in 17872 and the greater Shamokin area. HughesNet starting prices are significantly higher than average in Shamokin at $59.99/mo. for speeds up to 25 Mbps. Viasat starting prices are higher than average in Shamokin at $50/mo. for speeds up to 12 Mbps. Satellite internet is a less appealing option for many in the 17872 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 Shamokin may have access to fixed wireless internet service from HughesNet, with plans starting at $59.99 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 Shamokin cable, fiber-optic, and DSL internet providers.

Internet providers in 17872 frequently asked questions

Blue Ridge Communications is the fastest internet provider in the 17872 ZIP code with download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps. These speeds are available to 90% of households in 17872. The next fastest internet provider in the 17872 ZIP code is Service Electric, offering download speeds up to 200 Mbps to 92% of the area.

Limitless Mobile offers the cheapest internet in the 17872 ZIP with service starting at $29.99/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in Shamokin, $41.65.

Blue Ridge Communications is the largest fiber-optic internet service provider serving the 17872 ZIP code, covering 90% of the city.

Internet deals such as speed upgrades, promotional pricing, equipment perks and free installation are available from many internet providers. Bundling internet with TV and home phone is also a popular way to get a deal on internet.

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.

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.