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Overview of internet satisfaction and availability in Pennsylvania

Astound Broadband and Xfinity are your primary cable internet providers in Pennsylvania, with speeds of up to 1.2Gbps. But unlike Xfinity, Astound also has affordable fiber internet in Luzerne County—even after the promotional pricing. Other fiber internet providers include Verizon, Kinetic Internet by Windstream, and Frontier, with the highest speeds hitting 5Gbps. If you can’t get wired internet, Verizon has your back with its 5G Home service, as does AT&T and T-Mobile. HughesNet and Viasat offer satellite internet.

Internet providers received an average satisfaction rating of 3.7 out of 5 stars from customers in Pennsylvania.

That ranks Pennsylvania 30th nationwide for internet customer satisfaction.

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Internet customer satisfaction in Pennsylvania

 3.7/5 average customer satisfaction rating
 30th national ranking for customer satisfaction

$84.33 average price per payment for internet, per household

87.7% of the time, advertised speeds meet household needs

3.6/5 average customer service rating of internet services

3.7/5 average reliability rating of services state-wide

12,805,190 people

2.44 average people per household

$64,315 average income per household

44 average age per household

57% of population employed


1% higher than national average

Ranked 32nd nationally


16% lower than national average

Ranked 42nd nationally


19% higher than national average

Ranked 20th nationally


4% higher than national average

Ranked 25th nationally

Average download speed
135.3 Mbps

1.07% higher than national average
Ranks 20th nationally

Average upload speed
44.8 Mbps

33.15% lower than national average
Ranks 36th nationally
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Fastest internet providers in Pennsylvania

Provider Avg download speed Avg upload speed Availability Order online
Shentel 291.63 Mbps 285.31 Mbps 83.39% View Plans for Shentel
XFINITY 175.39 Mbps 19.38 Mbps 95.8% View Plans for Xfinity
Optimum 160.31 Mbps 25.72 Mbps 68.59% View Plans for Optimum
Astound Broadband 153.31 Mbps 25.33 Mbps 53.78%
Citizens Fiber 151.35 Mbps 111.99 Mbps 93.14% View Plans for Citizens Fiber
98% of people in Pennsylvania have access to 100Mbps or faster broadband, ranking 19th nationally.

Internet by tech type

Internet tech type Avg download speed % of people with access % availability Learn more
5G Home 228.9 Mbps 95.77% 89.66% See all providers
Cable 901.78 Mbps 94.55% 84.24% See all providers
DSL 382.41 Mbps 77.79% 79.24% See all providers
Fiber 1982.42 Mbps 62.71% 88.69% See all providers
Fixed Wireless 79.08 Mbps 19.19% 72.62% See all providers
LTE Home 99 Mbps 13.31% 99% See all providers
Satellite 89.08 Mbps 97.61% 100% See all providers

Best cities for internet in Pennsylvania

Cities in Pennsylvania with the fastest internet

City Avg download speed Avg upload speed Fiber availability Fastest provider
Oakdale 248.15 Mbps 107.12 Mbps 100% Verizon Home Internet
Hatboro 246.83 Mbps 94 Mbps 100% Verizon Home Internet
Royersford 240.56 Mbps 121.11 Mbps 100% Verizon Home Internet
Glenolden 237.44 Mbps 57.57 Mbps 100% XFINITY
Ridley Park 235.53 Mbps 43.81 Mbps 92% XFINITY
Marcus Hook 221.24 Mbps 103.44 Mbps 100% Verizon Home Internet
Clairton 219.77 Mbps 87.66 Mbps 100% Verizon Home Internet
Exton 219.6 Mbps 99.99 Mbps 78% Verizon Home Internet

Oakdale is the best city in Pennsylvania for internet, shooting to the top of the list thanks to a combination of record-setting average download speeds, wide fiber-optic internet availability, and the presence of a reliable and well-rated internet provider. Hatboro and Royersford also earn top rankings, according to our data.

The most connected cities in Pennsylvania

City Population Percent with access to high speed internet Percent with access to fiber internet Percent with access to 3+ providers
Philadelphia 1,579,401 100% 100% 100%
Pittsburgh 679,225 100% 100% 100%
Harrisburg 170,283 100% 100% 100%
Allentown 170,608 100% 100% 100%
Scranton 99,510 100% 23% 100%
Wilkes-Barre 41,622 100% 100% 100%
Bethel Park 32,316 100% 100% 100%
Bethlehem 124,597 100% 100% 100%

Philadelphia is the most internet-connected city in Pennsylvania. Philadelphia makes it to the top of the list due to the high number of its residents who have access not only to high-speed internet, but also to fiber internet specifically. A large number of Philadelphia's residents also have access to three or more internet providers—an uncommon number of options compared to the rest of the state. Pittsburgh and Harrisburg also make it to the top of our list.

Top cities in Pennsylvania


Population: 1,579,401

Median income: $56,752

149.57 Mbps
avg. download speed

62.49 Mbps
avg. upload speed

100% have access to high speed internet

100% have access to fiber internet

100% have access to 3 or more providers

Fastest ISP


Population: 679,225

Median income: $62,658

164.09 Mbps
avg. download speed

64.84 Mbps
avg. upload speed

100% have access to high speed internet

100% have access to fiber internet

100% have access to 3 or more providers

Fastest ISP


Population: 181,014

Median income: $71,262

131.62 Mbps
avg. download speed

20.36 Mbps
avg. upload speed

100% have access to high speed internet

31.22% have access to fiber internet

100% have access to 3 or more providers

Fastest ISP

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Methodology relies on proprietary and exclusive data to analyze the customer and provider trends presented on this page. We analyze millions of results from our speed test tool to determine average statewide speeds, fastest speeds, and availability. Our annual customer satisfaction survey provides us with data for developing the satisfaction rating. We also draw from data provided to us directly by internet providers to determine available tech types and average speeds.

Pennsylvania FAQs

What is a good internet speed?

A good internet speed is 100Mbps per person. We get that number based on a household of five using a 500Mbps cable internet plan with ease. But you may only need a little speed, especially if all you do online is browse websites occasionally and check your email. Our 100Mbps-per-person estimate ensures everyone has enough bandwidth to stream movies and download console games quickly without buffering and slowdowns.

What is the best Verizon deal in Pennsylvania?

You can get a $25 monthly discount if you pair an existing Verizon Unlimited Plus phone plan with a new 5G Home Internet, LTE Home Internet, or fiber internet plan.

What are the best internet providers in Pennsylvania?

Verizon (fiber, 5G Home) is Pennsylvania’s best national internet provider based on our latest customer satisfaction survey. It ranks second in overall satisfaction, followed by AT&T (5G Home) and Xfinity (cable). On a regional level, T-Mobile (5G Home) has the best customer satisfaction score in the area, outranking Breezeline (DSL, cable).

What are the fastest internet providers in Pennsylvania?

Frontier is the fastest internet provider in Pennsylvania, with fiber-to-the-home speeds reaching up to 5,000Mbps. Verizon’s fiber internet has the second-highest speed at 2,300Mbps, followed by Kinetic (Windstream) at 2,000Mbps, and Astound Broadband and Xfinity with 1,200Mbps.

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