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18252 internet providers

Provider
Frontier $54.99 VariesDSL8.300%
Verizon $49.99 300 - 940 MbpsDSL96%
Windstream $19.99 200 - 2,000 MbpsDSL2.640%
Blue Ridge Communications $34.95 100 - 1,000 MbpsCable98%
Blue Ridge Communications $34.95 100 - 1,000 MbpsFiber-optic98%
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18252 internet service at a glance

At 100%, broadband coverage in the 18252 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 18252 ZIP will have access to cable, which covers 99% of households. DSL internet is also an option for many, offering service to 98% of the area. Fiber-optic is less available but still a popular internet option for roughly 2.810% of those living in the 18252 ZIP code.

There are nine internet providers serving the 18252 area, and 98.36% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among nine internet providers in 18252, prices start at $19.99 and available download speeds reach up to 2,000 Mbps.

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Average internet speeds in Tamaqua

ProviderDownload speedUpload speedInternet type
Windstream 62 Mbps 46 Mbps DSL
Verizon 49 Mbps 4 Mbps DSL

Top high-speed internet providers in 18252

The largest internet providers serving the 18252 ZIP code are Verizon and Blue Ridge Communications bringing DSL, cable, and fiber-optic options to the area.

DSL internet from Verizon is available to nearly all in the 18252 ZIP code, covering 96% of households. Many will also have the option of cable from Blue Ridge Communications, which covers 98% of the area. Tamaqua’s third most-available internet provider, Blue Ridge Communications, offers fiber-optic to around 98% of residents in the 18252 ZIP code.

Verizon DSL internet

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

940 Mbps

Max upload speed

1 Mbps

Average availability

96%

DSL from Verizon offers broadband to nearly all households in the 18252 ZIP code, covering 96% 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 $49.99/mo.*, which is about the same as the average starting price for internet in Tamaqua, $46.41.

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 Tamaqua, $0.39.

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 18252 ZIP code. These download speeds are available to 96% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Tamaqua's providers, 189 Mbps.

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Blue Ridge Communications cable internet

Provider

Blue Ridge Communications

Starting price*
$34.95/mo.
Max download speed

1,000 Mbps

Max upload speed

10 Mbps

Average availability

98%

Cable from Blue Ridge Communications offers broadband to nearly all households in the 18252 ZIP code, covering 98% of the area.

Blue Ridge Communications’s cable network is likely to offer faster speeds than DSL or satellite service, but 18252 residents in densely populated areas may experience slowed speeds during peak usage times.

Internet prices for Blue Ridge Communications start at $34.95/mo.*, which is significantly lower than the average starting price for internet in Tamaqua, $46.41.

Blue Ridge Communications customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 100 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $0.35 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Tamaqua, $0.39.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Blue Ridge Communications offers download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps and upload speeds up to 10 Mbps in 18252 ZIP code. These download speeds are available to 98% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Tamaqua's providers, 189 Mbps.

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Blue Ridge Communications fiber-optic internet

Provider

Blue Ridge Communications

Starting price*
$34.95/mo.
Max download speed

1,000 Mbps

Max upload speed

1,000 Mbps

Average availability

98%

Fiber-optic from Blue Ridge Communications offers broadband to nearly all households in the 18252 ZIP code, covering 98% of the area.

Fiber-optic service from Blue Ridge Communications is popular for its fast download and upload speeds, even during peak usage times, but may be less available throughout 18252 ZIP code than other internet types.

Internet prices for Blue Ridge Communications start at $34.95/mo.*, which is significantly lower than the average starting price for internet in Tamaqua, $46.41.

Blue Ridge Communications customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 100 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $0.35 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Tamaqua, $0.39.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Blue Ridge Communications offers download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps and upload speeds up to 1,000 Mbps in 18252 ZIP code. These download speeds are available to 98% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Tamaqua's providers, 189 Mbps.

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Internet coverage for rural areas

If you have limited cable, DSL and fiber-optic internet options in the 18252 ZIP code, satellite and fixed wireless providers may be available.

Satellite internet from HughesNet and Viasat offers 100% availability in 18252 and the greater Tamaqua area. HughesNet starting prices are significantly higher than average in Tamaqua at $64.99/mo. for speeds up to 25 Mbps. Viasat starting prices are significantly higher than average in Tamaqua at $69.99/mo. for speeds up to 150 Mbps. Satellite internet is a less appealing option for many in the 18252 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 Tamaqua may have access to fixed wireless internet service from HughesNet, with plans starting at $64.99 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 Tamaqua cable, fiber-optic, and DSL internet providers.

Internet providers in 18252 frequently asked questions

Windstream is the fastest internet provider in the 18252 ZIP code with download speeds up to 2,000 Mbps. These speeds are available to 2.640% of households in 18252. The next fastest internet provider in the 18252 ZIP code is Service Electric Cablevision, offering download speeds up to 1,500 Mbps to 90% of the area.

MetroCast Communications offers the cheapest internet in the 18252 ZIP with service starting at $19.99/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in Tamaqua, $46.41.

Blue Ridge Communications is the largest fiber-optic internet service provider serving the 18252 ZIP code, covering 98% of the city.

Wi-Fi extenders are handy when your router can’t project a strong signal to everywhere in your home that you need it. Your internet provider may offer Wi-Fi extenders for an added monthly cost, or you can purchase one online or from most electronics retailers.

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.

Monthly costs for internet can range from $20 to $60, depending on which providers are available in your area. Added fees for Wi-Fi service and equipment can add to that cost, but your internet provider may give you the option to use your own router, which can lower the monthly internet cost.