Internet providers in Swarthmore, PA

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Swarthmore internet service at a glance

At 100%, broadband coverage in Swarthmore 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 Swarthmore area will have access to cable, which covers 100% of Swarthmore residents. Fiber-optic internet is also an option for many, offering service to 100% of the area. DSL is less available but still a popular internet option for roughly 56% of those living in Swarthmore.

There are six internet providers serving the Swarthmore area, and 99.90% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among Swarthmore's six internet providers, prices start at $29.99 and available download speeds reach up to 940 Mbps.

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Top high-speed internet providers in Swarthmore

The largest internet providers in Swarthmore are Verizon and Xfinity bringing fiber-optic, DSL, and cable options to Swarthmore.

Fiber-optic internet from Verizon is available to nearly all Swarthmore residents, covering 100% of households. Many will also have the option of DSL from Verizon, which covers 56% of the area. Swarthmore’s third most-available internet provider, Xfinity, offers cable to around 100% of Swarthmore residents.

Verizon fiber-optic internet

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

940 Mbps

Max upload speed

880 Mbps

Average availability

100%

Fiber-optic from Verizon offers broadband to all households in Swarthmore covering 100% of the area.

Fiber-optic service from Verizon is popular for its fast download and upload speeds, even during peak usage times, but may be less available throughout Swarthmore than other internet types.

Internet prices for Verizon start at $39.99/mo.*, which is lower than the average starting price for internet in Swarthmore, $44.99.

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 Swarthmore, $3.00.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Verizon offers download speeds up to 940 Mbps and upload speeds up to 880 Mbps in Swarthmore. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Swarthmore's providers, 348 Mbps.

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Verizon DSL internet

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

15 Mbps

Max upload speed

1 Mbps

Average availability

56%

DSL from Verizon offers broadband to about half of households in Swarthmore covering 56% of the area.

DSL internet from Verizon uses telephone lines in Swarthmore 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 Swarthmore, $44.99.

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 Swarthmore, $3.00.

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 Swarthmore. These download speeds are available to 56% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Swarthmore's providers, 348 Mbps.

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Xfinity cable internet

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

400 Mbps

Max upload speed

10 Mbps

Average availability

100%

Cable from Xfinity offers broadband to all households in Swarthmore covering 100% of the area.

Xfinity’s cable network is likely to offer faster speeds than DSL or satellite service, but Swarthmore 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 Swarthmore, $44.99.

Xfinity customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 15 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $2.00 per Mbps, lower than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Swarthmore, $3.00.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Xfinity offers download speeds up to 400 Mbps and upload speeds up to 10 Mbps in Swarthmore. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are slightly faster than the average max speeds from all Swarthmore's providers, 348 Mbps.

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Internet coverage for rural areas

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

Satellite internet from HughesNet and ViaSat, Inc. offers 100% availability in Swarthmore and surrounding areas. HughesNet starting prices are significantly higher than average in Swarthmore at $59.99/mo. for speeds up to 25 Mbps. The starting price for ViaSat, Inc. plans is higher than average for Swarthmore at $50/mo. for speeds up to 12 Mbps. Satellite internet is a less appealing option for many Swarthmore residents, however, as service typically comes with high latency and low data allowances.

Swarthmore, PA internet providers

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Provider
Verizon $39.99/mo. 200 - 940 MbpsFiber-optic100%
Verizon $39.99/mo. 15 - 15 MbpsDSL56%
Xfinity $29.99/mo. 15 - 400 MbpsCable100%
Pivotal Global Capacity, LLC - -DSL2.114%
Radiate Holdings, LP - -Cable1.922%
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Internet provider frequently asked questions

Verizon is the fastest internet provider in Swarthmore with download speeds up to 940 Mbps. These speeds are available to 100% of households in Swarthmore. The next fastest internet provider in Swarthmore is Xfinity, offering download speeds up to 400 Mbps to 100% of the area.

Xfinity offers the cheapest internet in Swarthmore with plans starting at $29.99/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in Swarthmore, $44.99.

Verizon is the largest fiber-optic internet service provider in Swarthmore, covering 100% of the city.

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.

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