Best Bath Internet Service Providers

There are a total of 5 companies providing internet service to a significant portion of Bath, 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 Bath:

Rank Provider Tech Max Download Speed Max Upload Speed Availability
1RCNCable, Fiber1000 Mbps20 Mbps100.0%
2Service ElectricCable1000 Mbps40 Mbps100.0%
3Eastern Timewireless100 Mbps50 Mbps51.3%
4ViaSatSatellite100 Mbps3 Mbps100%
5HughesNetSatellite25 Mbps3 Mbps100%
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Bath 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 Bath which have access to at least two internet service providers with a particular internet access speed:

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Broadband Internet Speeds

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

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Bath Internet Access Facts

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

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

  • Fiber optic internet is available to 6.6% of Bath residents

  • There are 5 residential internet providers in Bath, PA providing service to at least 15% of the city

  • The average download speed in Bath is 59.7% faster than the Northampton County average and 0.3% slower than the national average of 32.4 Mbps

  • Cable internet is available to 100.0% of Northampton County residents

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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 Bath 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 RCN as the top provider for Bath, Pennsylvania.

Who has the fastest internet service in Bath?

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

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

The following zip codes were used: 18014

How do the internet speeds in Bath compare to other cities in Pennsylvania?

Click through to see how the Bath broadband speeds compare to these other cities throughout the state: Dravosburg, East Bangor, Meadville, Monongahela, Slatington, Wellsboro, Windsor

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.

What is fixed wireless internet service?

Fixed wireless internet is typical used in rural areas where there are no buried telephone or cable lines. An antenna is attached to the home or business which transmits and receives data from access point towers. Download speeds are typically much better than with satellite.

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

RCN and Service Electric provides broadband internet service to 100.0% of Bath.

How many broadband service providers are there near me?

Currently there are 5 companies that provide internet service to at least 15% of Bath, 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.




Bath 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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