Internet providers in 18705

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18705 internet providers

Provider
Verizon $39.99 -DSL97%
Xfinity $29.99 25 - 200 MbpsCable56%
Blue Ridge Communications - -Fiber-optic100%
Service Electric Broadband Cable $28.20 10 - 150 MbpsCable100%
Blue Ridge Communications - -Cable100%
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18705 internet service at a glance

At 100%, broadband coverage in the 18705 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 18705 ZIP will have access to cable, which covers 100% of households. 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 97% of those living in the 18705 ZIP code.

There are six internet providers serving the 18705 area, and 98.89% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among six internet providers in 18705, prices start at $28.2 and available download speeds reach up to 1,000 Mbps.

Top high-speed internet providers in 18705

The largest internet providers serving the 18705 ZIP code are Verizon, Xfinity, and Service Electric Broadband Cable bringing DSL and cable options to the area.

DSL internet from Verizon is available to nearly all in the 18705 ZIP code, covering 97% of households. Many will also have the option of cable from Xfinity, which covers 56% of the area. Wilkes Barre’s third most-available internet provider, Service Electric Broadband Cable, offers cable to around 100% of residents in the 18705 ZIP code.

Verizon DSL internet

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

15 Mbps

Max upload speed

1 Mbps

Average availability

97%

DSL from Verizon offers broadband to nearly all households in the 18705 ZIP code, covering 97% 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 $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 18705 ZIP code. These download speeds are available to 97% 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

56%

Cable from Xfinity offers broadband to about half of households in the 18705 ZIP code, covering 56% of the area.

Xfinity’s cable network is likely to offer faster speeds than DSL or satellite service, but 18705 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 18705 ZIP code. These download speeds are available to 56% 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 the 18705 ZIP code, covering 100% of the area.

Service Electric Broadband Cable’s cable network is likely to offer faster speeds than DSL or satellite service, but 18705 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 18705 ZIP code. 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 have limited cable, DSL and fiber-optic internet options in the 18705 ZIP code, satellite and fixed wireless providers may be available.

Satellite internet from HughesNet and Viasat offers 100% availability in 18705 and the greater Wilkes Barre area. 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 in the 18705 ZIP, however, as service typically comes with high latency and low data allowances.

Internet providers in 18705 frequently asked questions

Blue Ridge Communications is the fastest internet provider in the 18705 ZIP code with download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps. These speeds are available to 100% of households in 18705. The next fastest internet provider in the 18705 ZIP code is Xfinity, offering download speeds up to 200 Mbps to 56% of the area.

Service Electric Broadband Cable offers the cheapest internet in the 18705 ZIP with service 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 serving the 18705 ZIP code, covering 100% of the city.

Internet deals such as speed upgrades, promotional pricing, equipment perks and free installation are available from many internet providers. Bundling internet with TV and home phone is also a popular way to get a deal on internet.

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.

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.