Athens, PA High Speed Internet Service
There are a total of 4 companies providing internet service to a significant portion of Athens, 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 Athens:
|Rank||Provider||Tech||Max Download Speed||Max Upload Speed||Availability|
|1||Empire Telephone/North Penn||Fiber||1000 Mbps||50 Mbps||100.0%|
|2||Spectrum||Cable||940 Mbps||35 Mbps||100.0%|
|3||ViaSat||Satellite||100 Mbps||3 Mbps||100%|
|4||HughesNet||Satellite||25 Mbps||3 Mbps||100%|
Athens PA Internet Access Options
More internet service competition in a city encourages providers to continue to build out and improve their network in addition to keeping prices fair.
The following represents the percentage of population in Athens which have access to at least two internet service providers with a particular internet access speed:
Broadband Internet Speeds
Curious how fast the average internet speeds in Athens are compared to Bradford County? Also, curious how the speeds compare to Pennsylvania overall?
Average download speeds in Athens of 32.3 Mbps are faster than the Bradford County average download speeds and faster than the statewide average for Pennsylvania.
Athens Internet Access Facts
The average download speed in Athens is 98.4% faster than the Bradford County average and 0.3% slower than the national average of 32.4 Mbps
The average upload speed in Athens is 7.19 Mbps. This is 147.1% faster than the Bradford County average and 38% slower than the national average of 11.56 Mbps
Cable internet is available to 66.0% of Bradford County residents
Fiber optic internet is available to 27.2% of Bradford County residents
The average internet download speed in Bradford County is 16.28 Mbps based upon 73888 samples taken in the past year
The average download speed in Athens is 4.4% faster than the average in Pennsylvania and 0.3% slower than the national average of 32.4 Mbps
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 Athens 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 Empire Telephone/North Penn as the top provider for Athens, Pennsylvania.
Who has the fastest internet service in Athens?
Empire Telephone/North Penn with a download speed of 1000 Mbps provides the fastest internet service in Athens.
How do the internet speeds in Athens compare to other cities in Pennsylvania?
Click through to see how the Athens broadband speeds compare to these other cities throughout the state: Belfast, Bellefonte, Bellwood, Dalton, Pleasant Hills, Sayre, Susquehanna Depot
Which internet service provider offers the most coverage in Athens, Pennsylvania?
Empire Telephone/North Penn and Spectrum provides broadband internet service to 100.0% of Athens.
How many broadband service providers are there near me?
Currently there are 4 companies that provide internet service to at least 15% of Athens, PA residents.
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.
What is Mbps?
Mbps is an abbreviation for Megabits Per Second and represents the rate of data transmission. A larger value for download Mbps or upload Mbps means a file will take less time to be sent than it will with an internet connection with a lower Mbps.
What download speed do I need to stream movies?
For HD movies and shows Amazon Prime Video, Netflix, Disney+ and Hulu all recommend a minimum of 5 Mbps. Streaming 4K/UHD content requires a minimum of 25 Mbps for Amazon Prime Video, Netflix, Disney+ and Hulu.
What locations were used in calculating broadband internet coverage for Athens, Pennsylvania?
The following zip codes were used: 16360, 16404 and 18810
Athens 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.
- 125+ channels
- Flexible packages
- 85,000 OnDemand titles
- All plans feature sports, breaking news, movies plus Spectrum Originals
- 290+ channels
- Satellite coverage virtually anywhere
- 4 video package tiers
- Access to apps, Google assistant and 2000 hour smart DVR
Hulu Live TV
- 75+ channels
- Access to premium Hulu originals
- Includes Disney+ and ESPN+
- 2 simultaneous streams supported on a broad array of devices
- 85+ channels
- Unlimited cloud DVR
- Local network coverage
- Sports plus, Spanish plus and premium movie add-ons
- 140+ channels
- Unlimited cloud DVR
- Local network and sports coverage
- Unlimited streams in-home. TV to go with the DIRECTV app
- 180+ channels
- 1000 hours of cloud DVR
- Local network coverage
- Extensive sports coverage plus sports add-on packages