Allentown, PA High Speed Internet Service

There are a total of 6 companies providing internet service to a significant portion of Allentown, Pennsylvania and meet the minimum accepted broadband definition of 25 Mbps download speed. Our proprietary ranking calculation takes into account different aspects of useable download speed, upload speed and coverage area. For example, an increase of 100 Mbps download speed from 200 Mbps to 300 Mbps is much more significant for users than an increase from 1000 Mbps to 1100Mpbs. Also, for nearly all users download speed is much more important than upload speed. Our ranked ordering of internet service providers in Allentown:

Rank Provider Tech Max Download Speed Max Upload Speed Availability
1Service ElectricCable, Fiber1000 Mbps40 Mbps100.0%
2RCNCable, Fiber1000 Mbps20 Mbps97.2%
3VerizonFiber940 Mbps880 Mbps93.6%
4Eastern Timewireless100 Mbps50 Mbps64.0%
5ViaSatSatellite100 Mbps3 Mbps100%
6HughesNetSatellite25 Mbps3 Mbps100%
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Allentown PA Internet Access Options

Studies have shown that the competition from having two or more broadband internet providers in a community leads to lower prices and better overall service.
The chart below graphs the segment of the population which has a choice of internet providers at four different ranges of download speeds.

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Broadband Internet Speeds

How does the average download speed for broadband internet in Allentown compare to Lehigh County? The average speed in Allentown is 32.3 Mbps which is faster than Lehigh County overall.
On a statewide basis this download speed is faster than the Pennsylvania average of 30.95 Mbps.

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Allentown Internet Access Facts

  • DSL internet is available to 67.1% of Allentown residents

  • There are 6 residential internet providers in Allentown, PA providing service to at least 15% of the city

  • The average download speed in Allentown is 4.4% faster than the average in Pennsylvania and 0.3% slower than the national average of 32.4 Mbps

  • DSL internet is available to 6.5% of the Lehigh County population

  • The average internet download speed in Allentown is 32.3 Mbps based upon 17624 measurements taken in the last 12 months

  • Cable internet is available to 100.0% of the Allentown population

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Internet Access Technologies

DSL, Cable, Fiber and Fixed Wireless are four common types of technology used to provide internet access. The following chart shows the percentage of Allentown residents who have access to each of these technology types.


Internet Service FAQs

Who has the best internet service near me?

Our proprietary algorithm that takes into consideration download speed, upload speed, availability and overall value ranks Service Electric as the top provider for Allentown, Pennsylvania.

Who has the fastest internet service in Allentown?

Service Electric and RCN with a download speed of 1000 Mbps provide the fastest internet service in Allentown.

What locations were used in calculating broadband internet coverage for Allentown, Pennsylvania?

The following zip codes were used: 18046, 18101, 18102, 18103, 18104, 18105, 18106, 18109, 18175 and 18195

What internet download speed do I need?

Consider the following general rules of thumb when determining the download speed you need for your new Allentown internet service.

Speed Devices Typical Usage
25+ Mbps1-2 devicesWeb browsing
Music streaming
HD video streaming
100+ Mbps3-5 devicesVideo conferencing
4K video streaming
Online gaming
1000+ Mbps6+ devicesMultiple video or 4K streams
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How do the internet speeds in Allentown compare to other cities in Pennsylvania?

Click through to see how the Allentown broadband speeds compare to these other cities throughout the state: Bath, Belfast, Dunnstown, Ellsworth, Liberty, Shanor Northvue, Wilkinsburg

Is there fiber internet service near me?

Yes, there are fiber internet providers in Allentown - Service Electric, RCN and Verizon.

What is DSL internet service?

DSL provides internet service via phone lines but at speeds typically 100x or more than old fashioned dial-up service over those same phone lines. Download speeds are typically slower than cable, but DSL is more likely to be available in a remote location than cable.

Which internet service provider offers the most coverage in Allentown, Pennsylvania?

Service Electric provides broadband internet service to 100.0% of Allentown.

What is cable internet service?

Cable internet service streams data through the same coaxial cables used for cable television. In nearly all instances cable internet will be faster than DSL. Cable internet is available to nearly 90% of Americans but does not have as much coverage in remote areas as DSL.




Allentown Cable TV, Satellite TV and Streaming Services

Our ranking of internet service plans can make choosing a new provider fairly easy. Selecting a TV provider is more difficult as additional variables are involved. If you are a heavy TV viewer and/or watch in multiple rooms at the same time, a traditional cable TV package or satellite TV provider may be the best option for you. However, if you live in a rental property or a heavily wooded area, satellite TV may not be a viable option. Streaming TV packages can be a good option for many, especially if your internet plan does not have a data limit. Read through the pros and cons of the various TV packages available to you and chose the best match to your viewing needs.


DISH

  • 290+ channels
  • Satellite coverage virtually anywhere
  • 4 video package tiers
  • Access to apps, Google assistant and 2000 hour smart DVR
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Hulu Live TV

  • 75+ channels
  • Access to premium Hulu originals
  • Includes Disney+ and ESPN+
  • 2 simultaneous streams supported on a broad array of devices
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YouTube TV

  • 85+ channels
  • Unlimited cloud DVR
  • Local network coverage
  • Sports plus, Spanish plus and premium movie add-ons
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DIRECTV stream

  • 140+ channels
  • Unlimited cloud DVR
  • Local network and sports coverage
  • Unlimited streams in-home. TV to go with the DIRECTV app
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fuboTV

  • 180+ channels
  • 1000 hours of cloud DVR
  • Local network coverage
  • Extensive sports coverage plus sports add-on packages
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Sling

  • 50+ channels
  • 50 hours of DVR storage
  • No annual contracts
  • Up to 4 simultaneous streams across a wide variety of devices
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