Percentage with access to 100 Mbps download or faster
Percentage with access to
1 Gbps download or faster
Average Mbps download speed
Being close to a metro area means that you might have access to a larger pool of fast internet options. Below are the top 3 metro locations per state.
New York-Newark-Jersey City – Population 19,979,477
Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington – Population 6,096,372
Pittsburgh – Population 2,324,743
The largest metro area in Pennsylvania is New York-Newark-Jersey City with a population of 19,979,477.00. This is followed by the Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington metro area, with a population of 6,096,372.00. This matters because according to the FCC data, areas with the highest population density tend to offer higher speeds and have access to more Internet providers.
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82% get DSL
94% get Cable
57% get Fiber
100% get Satellite
Broadband government information
The City of Philadelphia is working to close the digital divide by establishing a network of public computer centers to serve the city’s most economically vulnerable residents. The Philadelphia Freedom Rings project plans to create or enhance 77 of these centers, with the goal of providing access for an additional 13,000 residents on a weekly basis.
PA Internet news
As part of a longstanding project to connect essential community anchor institutions across the country, and facilitate closer collaboration and long-term benefits for education, research, healthcare, public safety, and government services, the University Corporation for Advanced Internet Development (UCAID) proposes a comprehensive 50-state network benefitting approximately 121,000 community anchors.