Best New Castle Internet Service Providers

There are a total of 3 companies providing internet service to a significant portion of New Castle, 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 New Castle:

Rank Provider Tech Max Download Speed Max Upload Speed Availability
1XfinityCable987 Mbps35 Mbps99.8%
2ViaSatSatellite100 Mbps3 Mbps100%
3HughesNetSatellite25 Mbps3 Mbps100%
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New Castle 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 New Castle 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 New Castle compare to Lawrence County? The average speed in New Castle is 32.3 Mbps which is faster than Lawrence County overall.
On a statewide basis this download speed is faster than the Pennsylvania average of 30.95 Mbps.

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New Castle Internet Access Facts

  • The average internet download speed in Lawrence County is 24.01 Mbps based upon 62840 samples taken in the past year

  • The average upload speed in New Castle is 7.19 Mbps. This is 25.8% slower than the average in Pennsylvania and 38% slower than the national average of 11.56 Mbps

  • The average download speed in New Castle is 34.5% faster than the Lawrence County average and 0.3% slower than the national average of 32.4 Mbps

  • The average upload speed in New Castle is 7.19 Mbps. This is 48.2% faster than the Lawrence County average and 38% slower than the national average of 11.56 Mbps

  • Cable internet is available to 95.9% of Lawrence County residents

  • Fiber optic internet is available to 0.8% of Lawrence 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 New Castle 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 Xfinity as the top provider for New Castle, Pennsylvania.

Who has the fastest internet service in New Castle?

Xfinity with a download speed of 987 Mbps provides the fastest internet service in New Castle.

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

The following zip codes were used: 16101, 16102, 16103, 16105, 16107, 16108, 17901, 17931 and 17970

What internet download speed do I need?

Consider the following general rules of thumb when determining the download speed you need for your new New Castle 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 New Castle compare to other cities in Pennsylvania?

Click through to see how the New Castle broadband speeds compare to these other cities throughout the state: Exeter, Halfway House, Orwigsburg, Paxtang, Sewickley, Tarentum, Waterford

Is there fiber internet service near me?

Most likely there is not. Our latest information shows there are no fiber internet providers offering coverage to more than 15% of the New Castle, Pennsylvania population.

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 New Castle, Pennsylvania?

Xfinity provides broadband internet service to 99.8% of New Castle.

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.




New Castle 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.


Xfinity

  • 260+ channels
  • Award winning voice remote
  • Customize your plan
  • Watch TV, DVR and OnDemand anywhere with the Xfinity Stream app
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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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