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Internet providers in State College, PA

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State College, PA internet providers

Provider
Verizon $39.99 -DSL100%
Xfinity $29.99 25 - 200 MbpsCable99%
Windstream $25.00 15 - 100 MbpsCable66%
Windstream $19.99 15 - 50 MbpsDSL43%
HughesNet $59.99 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. No fiber-optic providers are currently available in State College, but satellite or fixed-wireless providers may offer broadband options in your area.

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 $19.99 and available download speeds reach up to 200 Mbps.

Top high-speed internet providers in State College

The largest internet providers in State College are Verizon, Xfinity, and Windstream bringing DSL and cable 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, Windstream, offers cable to around 66% of State College residents.

Verizon DSL internet

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

15 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 $39.99/mo.*, which is about the same as the average starting price for internet in State College, $38.56.

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 State College. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are slightly slower than the average max speeds from all State College's providers, 79 Mbps.

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Xfinity cable internet

Provider
Xfinity
Starting price*
$29.99/mo.
Max download speed

200 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 lower than the average starting price for internet in State College, $38.56.

Xfinity customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 25 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $1.20 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in State College, $2.03.

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 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, 79 Mbps.

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Windstream cable internet

Provider
Windstream
Starting price*
$25/mo.
Max download speed

100 Mbps

Max upload speed

4 Mbps

Average availability

66%

Cable from Windstream offers broadband to most households in State College covering 66% of the area.

Windstream’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 Windstream start at $25/mo.*, which is significantly lower than the average starting price for internet in State College, $38.56.

Windstream customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 15 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $1.67 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in State College, $2.03.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Windstream offers download speeds up to 100 Mbps and upload speeds up to 4 Mbps in State College. These download speeds are available to 66% of the area, and are about the same as the average max speeds from all State College's providers, 79 Mbps.

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Internet coverage for rural areas

If you live in the heart of State College, you’ll likely have options from DSL and cable internet providers. For those in rural areas or just outside State College, however, satellite or fixed wireless internet may be the best internet option.

Satellite internet from HughesNet and Viasat offers 100% availability in State College and surrounding areas. HughesNet starting prices are significantly higher than average in State College at $59.99/mo. for speeds up to 25 Mbps. Viasat starting prices are significantly higher than average in State College at $50/mo. for speeds up to 12 Mbps. Satellite internet is a less appealing option for many State College residents, 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 State College 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 State College DSL and cable internet providers.

Internet provider frequently asked questions

Xfinity is the fastest internet provider in State College with download speeds up to 200 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 100 Mbps to 66% of the area.

Windstream offers the cheapest internet in State College with plans starting at $19.99/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in State College, $38.56.

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.

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.

Cable internet will nearly always offer faster speeds than DSL, but typically at a higher price point. So if you’re shopping for cheap internet plans, DSL may be your better option but if you want speed, consider cable internet.

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.