Internet providers in Wilkes-Barre, PA

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Wilkes-Barre, PA internet providers

Provider
Verizon $39.99 -DSL99%
Xfinity $29.99 25 - 200 MbpsCable11%
Blue Ridge Communications - -Fiber-optic100%
Service Electric Broadband Cable $28.20 10 - 150 MbpsCable100%
Blue Ridge Communications - -Cable100%
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Wilkes-Barre internet service at a glance

At 100%, broadband coverage in Wilkes-Barre 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 Wilkes-Barre area will have access to cable, which covers 100% of Wilkes-Barre 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 99% of those living in Wilkes-Barre.

There are six internet providers serving the Wilkes-Barre area, and 99.39% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among Wilkes-Barre's six internet providers, prices start at $28.2 and available download speeds reach up to 1,000 Mbps.

Top high-speed internet providers in Wilkes-Barre

The largest internet providers in Wilkes-Barre are Verizon, Xfinity, and Service Electric Broadband Cable bringing DSL and cable options to Wilkes-Barre.

DSL internet from Verizon is available to nearly all Wilkes-Barre residents, covering 99% of households. Some will also have the option of cable from Xfinity, which covers 11% of the area. Wilkes-Barre’s third most-available internet provider, Service Electric Broadband Cable, offers cable to around 100% of Wilkes-Barre residents.

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 Wilkes-Barre covering 99% of the area.

DSL internet from Verizon uses telephone lines in Wilkes-Barre 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 Wilkes-Barre, $41.63.

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 Wilkes-Barre. These download speeds are available to 99% of the area, and are slightly slower than the average max speeds from all Wilkes-Barre's providers, 97 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

11%

Cable from Xfinity offers broadband to a limited number of households in Wilkes-Barre covering 11% of the area.

Xfinity’s cable network is likely to offer faster speeds than DSL or satellite service, but Wilkes-Barre 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 Wilkes-Barre, $41.63.

Xfinity customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 25 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $1.20 per Mbps, lower than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Wilkes-Barre, $2.31.

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 Wilkes-Barre. These download speeds are available to 11% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Wilkes-Barre's providers, 97 Mbps.

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Service Electric Broadband Cable cable internet

Provider

Service Electric Broadband Cable

Starting price*
$28.2/mo.
Max download speed

150 Mbps

Max upload speed

10 Mbps

Average availability

100%

Cable from Service Electric Broadband Cable offers broadband to all households in Wilkes-Barre covering 100% of the area.

Service Electric Broadband Cable’s cable network is likely to offer faster speeds than DSL or satellite service, but Wilkes-Barre residents in densely populated areas may experience slowed speeds during peak usage times.

Internet prices for Service Electric Broadband Cable start at $28.2/mo.*, which is significantly lower than the average starting price for internet in Wilkes-Barre, $41.63.

Service Electric Broadband Cable customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 10 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $2.82 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Wilkes-Barre, $2.31.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Service Electric Broadband Cable offers download speeds up to 150 Mbps and upload speeds up to 10 Mbps in Wilkes-Barre. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are slightly faster than the average max speeds from all Wilkes-Barre's providers, 97 Mbps.

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Internet coverage for rural areas

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

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

Internet provider frequently asked questions

Blue Ridge Communications is the fastest internet provider in Wilkes-Barre with download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps. These speeds are available to 100% of households in Wilkes-Barre. The next fastest internet provider in Wilkes-Barre is Xfinity, offering download speeds up to 200 Mbps to 11% of the area.

Service Electric Broadband Cable offers the cheapest internet in Wilkes-Barre with plans starting at $28.2/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in Wilkes-Barre, $41.63.

Blue Ridge Communications is the largest fiber-optic internet service provider in Wilkes-Barre, covering 100% of the city.

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.

Using your own router is a good way to cut internet costs without having to downgrade your internet plan. You can also try negotiating for a lower price with your current provider, or switch to another internet provider to take advantage of introductory pricing and special promotions.

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.