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Internet providers in 18706

Find internet providers serving the 18706 area. Compare plan pricing and speeds from fiber-optic, cable and DSL providers.

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18706 internet providers

Provider
Verizon $49.99 300 - 940 MbpsDSL97%
Xfinity $29.99 50 - 3,000 MbpsCable1.750%
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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18706 internet service at a glance

At 99%, broadband coverage in the 18706 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 18706 ZIP will have access to fiber-optic, which covers 100% of households. DSL internet is also an option for many, offering service to 96% of the area. Cable is less available but still a popular internet option for roughly 84% of those living in the 18706 ZIP code.

There are six internet providers serving the 18706 area, and 96.53% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among six internet providers in 18706, 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 185 Mbps 23 Mbps Cable
Verizon 29 Mbps 5 Mbps DSL

Top high-speed internet providers in 18706

The largest internet providers serving the 18706 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 18706 ZIP code, covering 97% of households. Many will also have the option of cable from Blue Ridge Communications, which covers 100% of the area. Wilkes Barre’s third most-available internet provider, Blue Ridge Communications, offers fiber-optic to around 100% of residents in the 18706 ZIP code.

Verizon DSL internet

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

940 Mbps

Max upload speed

1 Mbps

Average availability

97%

DSL from Verizon offers broadband to nearly all households in the 18706 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 $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 18706 ZIP code. These download speeds are available to 97% 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 the 18706 ZIP code, covering 100% of the area.

Blue Ridge Communications’s cable network is likely to offer faster speeds than DSL or satellite service, but 18706 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 18706 ZIP code. 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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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

100%

Fiber-optic from Blue Ridge Communications offers broadband to all households in the 18706 ZIP code, covering 100% 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 18706 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 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 1,000 Mbps in 18706 ZIP code. 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 have limited cable, DSL and fiber-optic internet options in the 18706 ZIP code, satellite and fixed wireless providers may be available.

Satellite internet from HughesNet and Viasat offers 100% availability in 18706 and the greater Wilkes Barre area. 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 in the 18706 ZIP, however, as service typically comes with high latency and low data allowances.

Internet providers in 18706 frequently asked questions

Xfinity is the fastest internet provider in the 18706 ZIP code with download speeds up to 3,000 Mbps. These speeds are available to 1.750% of households in 18706. The next fastest internet provider in the 18706 ZIP code is Blue Ridge Communications, offering download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps to 100% of the area.

Xfinity offers the cheapest internet in the 18706 ZIP with service 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 serving the 18706 ZIP code, covering 100% of the city.

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.

Fiber internet providers are likely to offer the fastest, most consistent speeds for the money. Cable internet providers can also deliver fast speeds, up to 100 Mbps and higher, but are more vulnerable to slowed speeds during peak usage times. If you’re shopping for cheap internet, a DSL provider may be the best option for your household.

There are many factors that can influence internet speed. In many cases, restarting your router will resolve speed and connectivity issues. Other factors, such as peak usage times and speed throttling can also cause temporary speed issues.