Scranton, Pennsylvania Broadband Internet Service
There are a total of 5 companies providing internet service to a significant portion of Scranton, 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 Scranton:
|Rank||Provider||Tech||Max Download Speed||Max Upload Speed||Availability|
|1||Skypacket Networks INC||wireless||1024 Mbps||1024 Mbps||100.0%|
|2||Xfinity||Cable||987 Mbps||35 Mbps||98.8%|
|3||ICON Technologies||wireless||50 Mbps||25 Mbps||99.8%|
|4||ViaSat||Satellite||100 Mbps||3 Mbps||100%|
|5||HughesNet||Satellite||25 Mbps||3 Mbps||100%|
Scranton PA Internet Access Options
When it comes to high speed internet availability, download speeds and overall customer satisfaction, cities with more than a single provider more often than not lead in all of these categories.
Does Scranton have more than a single option at 25 Mbps, 100 Mbps, 250 Mbps and 1000 Mbps? The diagram below shows a summary:
Broadband Internet Speeds
How does the average download speed for broadband internet in Scranton compare to Lackawanna County? The average speed in Scranton is 32.3 Mbps which is faster than Lackawanna County overall.
On a statewide basis this download speed is faster than the Pennsylvania average of 30.95 Mbps.
Scranton Internet Access Facts
The average upload speed in Scranton is 7.19 Mbps. This is 107.8% faster than the Lackawanna County average and 38% slower than the national average of 11.56 Mbps
Cable internet is available to 93.0% of Lackawanna County residents
Fiber optic internet is available to 1.5% of Lackawanna County residents
The average internet download speed in Lackawanna County is 14.92 Mbps based upon 258888 samples taken in the past year
The average download speed in Scranton is 4.4% faster than the average in Pennsylvania and 0.3% slower than the national average of 32.4 Mbps
The average internet download speed in Scranton is 32.3 Mbps based upon 17624 measurements taken in the last 12 months
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 Scranton 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 Skypacket Networks INC as the top provider for Scranton, Pennsylvania.
How do the internet speeds in Scranton compare to other cities in Pennsylvania?
Click through to see how the Scranton broadband speeds compare to these other cities throughout the state: Arendtsville, Columbia, Geistown, Haverford College, Johnsonburg, New Kensington, Whitehall
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 Scranton, Pennsylvania?
The following zip codes were used: 18411, 18501, 18502, 18503, 18504, 18505, 18507, 18508, 18509, 18510, 18512, 18515, 18519, 18540 and 18577
Who has the fastest internet service in Scranton?
Skypacket Networks INC with a download speed of 1024 Mbps provides the fastest internet service in Scranton.
Is there DSL internet service near me?
Unlikely. Our records indicate there are no DSL providers that offer coverage to more than 15% of residents in Scranton, Pennsylvania.
Scranton 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.
- 260+ channels
- Award winning voice remote
- Customize your plan
- Watch TV, DVR and OnDemand anywhere with the Xfinity Stream app
- 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