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Internet providers in 17872
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|Service Electric Cablevision||$49.95||10 - 200 Mbps||Cable||92%|
|Blue Ridge Communications||-||-||Fiber-optic||90%|
|Blue Ridge Communications||-||-||Cable||90%|
|BendBroadband||-||100 - 15 Mbps||DSL||4.564%|
|HughesNet||$59.99||25 - 25 Mbps||Satellite||100%|
|Viasat||$50.00||12 - 12 Mbps||Satellite||100%|
|Limitless Mobile||$29.99||5 - 8 Mbps||Wireless||11%|
*Pricing per month plus taxes for length of contract. Additional fees and terms may apply. Pricing varies by location and availability. All prices subject to change at any time. May or may not be available based on service address. As of Feb 22, 2021.Need help?
17872 internet service at a glance
Fastest advertised download speeds
Provider: Blue Ridge Communications
people have access to broadband internet of any type
1 provider - 99.64%
2 providers - 92.47%
3 providers - 82.45%
4+ providers - 0%
Most available internet technology
Cable - 92%
DSL - 92%
Fiber - 90%
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, Service Electric Cablevision, and HughesNet bringing DSL, cable, and satellite 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 Service Electric Cablevision, which covers 92% of the area. Shamokin’s third most-available internet provider, HughesNet, offers satellite to around 100% of residents in the 17872 ZIP code.
Verizon DSL internet
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 lower than the average starting price for internet in Shamokin, $45.98.
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 slightly slower than the average max speeds from all Shamokin's providers, 61 Mbps.
Service Electric Cablevision cable internet
Cable from Service Electric Cablevision offers broadband to nearly all households in the 17872 ZIP code, covering 92% of the area.
Service Electric Cablevision’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 Service Electric Cablevision start at $49.95/mo.*, which is about the same as the average starting price for internet in Shamokin, $45.98.
Service Electric Cablevision customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 10 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $5.00 per Mbps, higher than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Shamokin, $3.54.
For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Service Electric Cablevision offers download speeds up to 200 Mbps and upload speeds up to 15 Mbps in 17872 ZIP code. These download speeds are available to 92% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Shamokin's providers, 61 Mbps.
HughesNet satellite internet
Satellite from HughesNet offers broadband to all households in the 17872 ZIP code, covering 100% of the area.
HughesNet satellite internet offers reliable connection throughout the 17872 ZIP 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 $59.99/mo.*, which is significantly higher than the average starting price for internet in Shamokin, $45.98.
HughesNet customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 25 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $2.40 per Mbps, lower than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Shamokin, $3.54.
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 17872 ZIP code. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are about the same as the average max speeds from all Shamokin's providers, 61 Mbps.
Internet providers in 17872 frequently asked questions
What’s the fastest internet provider in 17872?
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 Cablevision, offering download speeds up to 200 Mbps to 92% of the area.
What’s the cheapest internet provider in 17872?
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, $45.98.
Is fiber internet available in 17872?
Blue Ridge Communications is the largest fiber-optic internet service provider serving the 17872 ZIP code, covering 90% of the city.
Is my internet speed being throttled?
If you suspect your slow speeds are the result of your internet provider throttling your connection, the easiest way to determine if you’re being throttled is to perform two speed tests. Run the first test on your regular network, then run the second one on a VPN. If the two speeds are drastically different (and the VPN test was higher), your internet provider may be throttling your speeds.
Do I need a phone line for broadband?
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.
Is cable or fiber internet better?
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%.