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Internet providers in Wilkes-Barre, PA

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Verizon $39.99 15 - 15 MbpsDSL99%
Xfinity $29.99 15 - 200 MbpsCable11%
Blue Ridge Communications $34.95 50 - 1,000 MbpsFiber-optic100%
Service Electric - -Cable100%
Blue Ridge Communications $34.95 50 - 50 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 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 $29.99 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 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*
$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, $42.98.

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 Wilkes-Barre, $1.30.

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 much slower than the average max speeds from all Wilkes-Barre's providers, 260 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, $42.98.

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 Wilkes-Barre, $1.30.

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 slightly slower than the average max speeds from all Wilkes-Barre's providers, 260 Mbps.

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Blue Ridge Communications cable internet

Provider

Blue Ridge Communications

Starting price*
$34.95/mo.
Max download speed

50 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 lower than the average starting price for internet in Wilkes-Barre, $42.98.

Blue Ridge Communications customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 50 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $0.70 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Wilkes-Barre, $1.30.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Blue Ridge Communications offers download speeds up to 50 Mbps and upload speeds up to 5 Mbps in Wilkes-Barre. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Wilkes-Barre's providers, 260 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.

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, $42.98.

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

No matter where you live, your address is likely serviceable for satellite internet from providers such as HughesNet and Viasat. You will probably also have the option of at least one cable provider, such as Cox, Spectrum and Xfinity, and DSL providers such as Frontier and Verizon. Roughly a third of households will be eligible for fiber internet from AT&T, CenturyLink, Windstream or other providers.

Each video streaming service has varying recommended speeds, but speeds up to 10 Mbps will often handle streaming on one device. For HD and 4K streaming, consider faster speeds of at least 25 Mbps to reduce buffering and maintain optimal picture quality.

According to the FCC, 93% of households have access to three or more providers. In many areas, a cable, DSL, satellite and possibly fiber-optic provider may be available. You are unlikely, however, to find multiple providers of the same internet type, such as two cable providers, in the same location because operating expenses in an area already served by another provider can be too high to be profitable.