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Internet providers in Wilkes-Barre, PA

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Wilkes-Barre, PA internet providers

Provider
Verizon $49.99 300 - 940 MbpsDSL99%
Xfinity $29.99 50 - 3,000 MbpsCable11%
Blue Ridge Communications $34.95 100 - 1,000 MbpsCable100%
Blue Ridge Communications $34.95 100 - 1,000 MbpsFiber-optic100%
Service Electric Broadband Cable $NaN [object Object] - [object Object] MbpsCable100%
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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 DSL, which covers 100% of Wilkes-Barre residents. Cable internet is also an option for many, offering service to 100% of the area. No fiber-optic providers are currently available in Wilkes-Barre, but satellite or fixed-wireless providers may offer broadband options in your area.

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 $NaN and available download speeds reach up to null Mbps.

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Average internet speeds in Wilkes-Barre

ProviderDownload speedUpload speedInternet type
Xfinity 127 Mbps 14 Mbps Cable
Verizon 38 Mbps 7 Mbps DSL

Top high-speed internet providers in Wilkes-Barre

The largest internet providers in Wilkes-Barre are Verizon, Xfinity, and Blue Ridge Communications 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, Blue Ridge Communications, offers cable to around 100% of Wilkes-Barre residents.

Verizon DSL internet

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

940 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 $49.99/mo.*, which is about the same as the average starting price for internet in Wilkes-Barre, $49.98.

Verizon customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 300 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $0.17 per Mbps, cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Wilkes-Barre, $NaN.

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 Wilkes-Barre. These download speeds are available to 99% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Wilkes-Barre's providers, 242 Mbps.

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Xfinity cable internet

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

3,000 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, $49.98.

Xfinity customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 50 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $0.60 per Mbps, cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Wilkes-Barre, $NaN.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Xfinity offers download speeds up to 3,000 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, 242 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

5 Mbps

Average availability

100%

Cable from Blue Ridge Communications offers broadband to all households in Wilkes-Barre covering 100% of the area.

Blue Ridge Communications’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 Blue Ridge Communications start at $34.95/mo.*, which is significantly lower than the average starting price for internet in Wilkes-Barre, $49.98.

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, cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Wilkes-Barre, $NaN.

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 5 Mbps in Wilkes-Barre. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Wilkes-Barre's providers, 242 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 $64.99/mo. for speeds up to 25 Mbps. Viasat starting prices are significantly higher than average in Wilkes-Barre at $69.99/mo. for speeds up to 150 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

Xfinity is the fastest internet provider in Wilkes-Barre with download speeds up to 3,000 Mbps. These speeds are available to 11% of households in Wilkes-Barre. The next fastest internet provider in Wilkes-Barre is Blue Ridge Communications, offering download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps to 100% of the area.

Xfinity offers the cheapest internet in Wilkes-Barre with plans starting at $29.99/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in Wilkes-Barre, $49.98.

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

There are benefits to using your own router vs. buying or renting one from your internet provider, such as lower monthly costs and more product options. If you choose to use your own router, keep in mind that your internet provider’s tech support may not be able to fully assist you with your personal router. Select providers may not give you the option to use your own router.

The only broadband internet type that requires a phone line is DSL and dial-up, which use phone lines to deliver service. Other internet types, such as cable, fiber-optic and satellite, require no phone line for broadband service.

Speeds of 10 Mbps and higher are good for gaming, but what you really want to consider when choosing an internet service for gaming is latency, or ping. Latency is the measure of how long it takes for your device to communicate with the server and is the main contributor to lag. The higher the ping, the more likely you are to experience lagging. Shoot for an internet service with latency below 100 ms.