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Internet providers in 16801

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Verizon $39.99 15 - 15 MbpsDSL99%
Xfinity $29.99 15 - 200 MbpsCable100%
Windstream $27 10 - 100 MbpsCable45%
Windstream $19.99 10 - 50 MbpsDSL30%
HughesNet $59.99 25 - 25 MbpsSatellite100%
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16801 internet service at a glance

At 100%, broadband coverage in the 16801 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 16801 ZIP will have access to cable, which covers 100% of households. DSL 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 16801 area, and 98.85% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among seven internet providers in 16801, prices start at $19.99 and available download speeds reach up to 200 Mbps.

Top high-speed internet providers in 16801

The largest internet providers serving the 16801 ZIP code are Verizon, Xfinity, and Windstream bringing DSL and cable options to the area.

DSL internet from Verizon is available to nearly all in the 16801 ZIP code, covering 99% of households. Many will also have the option of cable from Xfinity, which covers 100% of the area. State College’s third most-available internet provider, Windstream, offers cable to around 45% of residents in the 16801 ZIP code.

Verizon DSL internet

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

15 Mbps

Max upload speed

1 Mbps

Average availability

99%

DSL from Verizon offers broadband to all households in the 16801 ZIP code, covering 99% 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 State College, $38.56.

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 State College, $2.57.

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 16801 ZIP code. These download speeds are available to 99% of the area, and are slightly slower than the average max speeds from all State College's providers, 68 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

100%

Cable from Xfinity offers broadband to all households in the 16801 ZIP code, covering 100% of the area.

Xfinity’s cable network is likely to offer faster speeds than DSL or satellite service, but 16801 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 15 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 State College, $2.57.

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 16801 ZIP code. 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, 68 Mbps.

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Windstream cable internet

Provider
Windstream
Starting price*
$27/mo.
Max download speed

100 Mbps

Max upload speed

4 Mbps

Average availability

45%

Cable from Windstream offers broadband to about half of households in the 16801 ZIP code, covering 45% of the area.

Windstream’s cable network is likely to offer faster speeds than DSL or satellite service, but 16801 residents in densely populated areas may experience slowed speeds during peak usage times.

Internet prices for Windstream start at $27/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 10 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $2.70 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in State College, $2.57.

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 16801 ZIP code. These download speeds are available to 45% of the area, and are about the same as the average max speeds from all State College's providers, 68 Mbps.

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Internet coverage for rural areas

If you have limited cable, DSL and fiber-optic internet options in the 16801 ZIP code, satellite and fixed wireless providers may be available.

Satellite internet from HughesNet and Viasat offers 100% availability in 16801 and the greater State College area. 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 in the 16801 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 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 cable and DSL internet providers.

Internet providers in 16801 frequently asked questions

Xfinity is the fastest internet provider in the 16801 ZIP code with download speeds up to 200 Mbps. These speeds are available to 100% of households in 16801. The next fastest internet provider in the 16801 ZIP code is Windstream, offering download speeds up to 100 Mbps to 45% of the area.

Windstream offers the cheapest internet in the 16801 ZIP with service starting at $19.99/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in State College, $38.56.

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.

Resetting your router and optimizing your router settings can give you an instant speed boost. Consider Wi-Fi extenders if your signal is weaker in certain areas of your home. Also, be sure to check your Wi-Fi network to see if there are any unknown devices or users connected that could be slowing your network.

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.

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%.