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Internet providers in State College, PA

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State College, PA internet providers

Provider
Verizon $49.99 300 - 940 MbpsDSL100%
Xfinity $29.99 50 - 3,000 MbpsCable99%
Windstream - 200 - 2,000 MbpsCable66%
Windstream - 200 - 2,000 MbpsDSL43%
HughesNet $64.99 25 - 25 MbpsSatellite100%
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State College internet service at a glance

At 100%, broadband coverage in State College 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 State College area will have access to DSL, which covers 100% of State College residents. Cable internet is also an option for many, offering service to 99% of the area. Fiber-optic is less available but still a popular internet option for roughly 19% of those living in State College.

There are seven internet providers serving the State College area, and 99.06% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among State College's seven 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 State College

ProviderDownload speedUpload speedInternet type
Getwireless.net 56 Mbps 34 Mbps Wireless
Xfinity 185 Mbps 39 Mbps Cable
Windstream 156 Mbps 15 Mbps Cable
Verizon 15 Mbps 4 Mbps DSL

Top high-speed internet providers in State College

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

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

Verizon DSL internet

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

940 Mbps

Max upload speed

1 Mbps

Average availability

100%

DSL from Verizon offers broadband to all households in State College covering 100% of the area.

DSL internet from Verizon uses telephone lines in State College 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 higher than the average starting price for internet in State College, $44.98.

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 State College, $0.58.

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 State College. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all State College's providers, 52 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 State College covering 99% of the area.

Xfinity’s cable network is likely to offer faster speeds than DSL or satellite service, but State College 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 State College, $44.98.

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 State College, $0.58.

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 State College. These download speeds are available to 99% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all State College's providers, 52 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 State College covering 100% of the area.

HughesNet satellite internet offers reliable connection in areas of State College 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 State College, $44.98.

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 State College, $0.58.

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 State College. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are about the same as the average max speeds from all State College's providers, 52 Mbps.

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Internet provider frequently asked questions

Xfinity is the fastest internet provider in State College with download speeds up to 3,000 Mbps. These speeds are available to 99% of households in State College. The next fastest internet provider in State College is Windstream, offering download speeds up to 2,000 Mbps to 66% of the area.

Getwireless.net offers the cheapest internet in State College with plans starting at $24.95/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in State College, $44.98.

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Yes. Fiber-optic internet is a completely different technology than DSL or cable internet, and therefore requires a different type of modem. In many cases, you can get the required modem from your internet provider at no extra cost.

Wi-Fi connects your device to a router, but that router needs to be connected to the internet for your device to also be connected to the internet. You need an internet service provider to get Wi-Fi.