Wilkes-Barre, PA High Speed Internet Service
There are a total of 5 companies providing internet service to a significant portion of Wilkes-Barre, 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 Wilkes-Barre:
|Rank||Provider||Tech||Max Download Speed||Max Upload Speed||Availability|
|1||Service Electric||Cable||1000 Mbps||40 Mbps||100.0%|
|2||Skypacket Networks INC||wireless||1024 Mbps||1024 Mbps||100.0%|
|3||ICON Technologies||wireless||50 Mbps||25 Mbps||92.5%|
|4||ViaSat||Satellite||100 Mbps||3 Mbps||100%|
|5||HughesNet||Satellite||25 Mbps||3 Mbps||100%|
Wilkes-Barre 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 Wilkes-Barre 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
For most users, the average download speed of their internet service is more important than their upload speed. However, upload speed plays at least some role for all users.
Average upload speeds in Wilkes-Barre of 7.19 Mbps are faster than the Luzerne County upload speeds and slower than the statewide average for Pennsylvania.
Wilkes-Barre Internet Access Facts
The average upload speed in Wilkes-Barre 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 Wilkes-Barre is 95.8% faster than the Luzerne County average and 0.3% slower than the national average of 32.4 Mbps
The average upload speed in Wilkes-Barre is 7.19 Mbps. This is 99.7% faster than the Luzerne County average and 38% slower than the national average of 11.56 Mbps
Cable internet is available to 96.9% of Luzerne County residents
Fiber optic internet is available to 1.5% of Luzerne County residents
The average internet download speed in Luzerne County is 16.5 Mbps based upon 405808 samples taken in the past year
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 Wilkes-Barre 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 Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania.
Who has the fastest internet service in Wilkes-Barre?
Skypacket Networks INC with a download speed of 1024 Mbps provides the fastest internet service in Wilkes-Barre.
What locations were used in calculating broadband internet coverage for Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania?
The following zip codes were used: 18701, 18702, 18703, 18704, 18705, 18706, 18710, 18711, 18762, 18764, 18765, 18766, 18767, 18769 and 18773
What internet download speed do I need?
Consider the following general rules of thumb when determining the download speed you need for your new Wilkes-Barre internet service.
|25+ Mbps||1-2 devices||Web browsing|
HD video streaming
|100+ Mbps||3-5 devices||Video conferencing|
4K video streaming
|1000+ Mbps||6+ devices||Multiple video or 4K streams|
Zero latency gaming
How do the internet speeds in Wilkes-Barre compare to other cities in Pennsylvania?
Click through to see how the Wilkes-Barre broadband speeds compare to these other cities throughout the state: Churchill, East Berlin, Freemansburg, Hopewell, Orchard Hills, Weatherly, West Easton
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 Wilkes-Barre, 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 Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania?
Service Electric and Skypacket Networks INC provides broadband internet service to 100.0% of Wilkes-Barre.
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.
Wilkes-Barre 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.
- 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
- 50+ channels
- 50 hours of DVR storage
- No annual contracts
- Up to 4 simultaneous streams across a wide variety of devices