There are 4 residential cable providers in Philadelphia covering 98.55% of the city. The largest cable company is XFINITY (Comcast), available to 98.69% of Philadelphia homes. Call XFINITY (Comcast) first, and if they cannot help you they will direct you the the right provider.

 

All 4 Cable Providers in Philadelphia, PA

City ProviderAvailabilityPhiladelphia SpeedsGet Service
XFINITY (Comcast)98.69%

200 to 987 Mbps

987 Mbps Avg.

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Speed in Mbps

% of XFINITY (Comcast) customers who can get listed speeds

 

The chart above shows the maximum speeds for the 1,551,476 people who can get cable from XFINITY (Comcast) in Philadelphia, PA. The height of the line (y axis) is the percentage of XFINITY (Comcast) potential customers in Philadelphia who can get the speed on the bottom of the chart (the x axis) in Mbps. XFINITY (Comcast) offers 2 different speeds throughout Philadelphia. The fastest speed anyone in Philadelphia can get from XFINITY (Comcast) is 987 Mpbs, and the city-wide average for all XFINITY (Comcast) Philadelphia customers is 987 Mbps.

Hotwire Communications0.45%

8 to 12 Mbps

8.82 Mbps Avg.

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Speed in Mbps

% of Hotwire Communications customers who can get listed speeds

 

The chart above shows the maximum speeds for the 7,117 people who can get cable from Hotwire Communications in Philadelphia, PA. The height of the line (y axis) is the percentage of Hotwire Communications potential customers in Philadelphia who can get the speed on the bottom of the chart (the x axis) in Mbps. Hotwire Communications offers 2 different speeds throughout Philadelphia. The fastest speed anyone in Philadelphia can get from Hotwire Communications is 12 Mpbs, and the city-wide average for all Hotwire Communications Philadelphia customers is 8.82 Mbps.

RCN0.01%

330 to 330 Mbps

330 Mbps Avg.

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Speed in Mbps

% of RCN customers who can get listed speeds

 

The chart above shows the maximum speeds for the 146 people who can get cable from RCN in Philadelphia, PA. The height of the line (y axis) is the percentage of RCN potential customers in Philadelphia who can get the speed on the bottom of the chart (the x axis) in Mbps. RCN offers no different speeds throughout Philadelphia. The fastest speed anyone in Philadelphia can get from RCN is 330 Mpbs, and the city-wide average for all RCN Philadelphia customers is 330 Mbps.

Armstrong0%

1000 to 1000 Mbps

1000 Mbps Avg.

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Speed in Mbps

% of Armstrong customers who can get listed speeds

 

The chart above shows the maximum speeds for the 20 people who can get cable from Armstrong in Philadelphia, PA. The height of the line (y axis) is the percentage of Armstrong potential customers in Philadelphia who can get the speed on the bottom of the chart (the x axis) in Mbps. Armstrong offers no different speeds throughout Philadelphia. The fastest speed anyone in Philadelphia can get from Armstrong is 1000 Mpbs, and the city-wide average for all Armstrong Philadelphia customers is 1000 Mbps.

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* Note: “Avg. Speed” is a population-weighted average of the top speed in Philadelphia. Our calculation gives a more accurate estimate of the speed you can actually expect to be available for purchase in your area.

Philadelphia residents may also choose internet-only service from a brand like XFINITY (Comcast) and sign up for satellite TV, which is generally rated higher than TV delivered over cable.

Satellite TV and Internet Providers

Because competition is stronger for satellite television, DISH and DIRECTV are generally considered superior to cable TV service. You can choose a separate form of internet, and the providers below will actually help you set up home internet service, sometimes even with bundled savings. Call for pricing and bundling options.

Satellite internet is not an ideal choice, but allows people in rural areas to stay connected. Note that most satellite services require either a deposit for equipment installation or a decent credit score.

ProviderAvailabilityServicesGet Service
DIRECTV100%Satellite TV serviceView plans

More about DIRECTV

DIRECTV provides satellite TV service that consistently beats cable TV service in terms of programming, price, and customer service. Their packages have long been the favorite among sports fans, but their low-priced packages are also worth checking out for casual watchers. DIRECTV premium packages include many of the most popular channels in the world.

DISH100%Satellite TV serviceView plans

1-844-784-2127

More about DISH

DISH was formerly known as (and sometimes still called) the Dish Network. DISH provides affordable package prices and is known for lower up-front pricing. DISH competes aggressively with AT&T-owned DIRECTV. DISH has worked hard in the last several years to improve sports programming to compete with the traditional leader, and is now a solid choice for savers and sports fans who know what they're looking for.

HuhgesNet100%

Satellite internet service

Speeds up to 15 Mbps

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1-833-562-8571

More about HuhgesNet

Satellite internet should generally be your last option unless no other service is available in your area. The latency (lag) inherent to the technology makes it difficult to stream or browse, and online games that require a fast connection will not work. However, if you live in a rural area HughesNet is a good option. You'll just a need a little more patience while browsing or downloading movies to watch.


Cable Internet Speeds in Philadelphia

Philadelphia customers can get an average of 972.47 Mbps as their fastest speed. The fastest cable internet in the entire city is 1000 Mbps, which a small number of homes can purchase. Some residents, however, can only get 8 Mbps. Internet speeds tend to be faster in Southeast Philadelphia, and slower in the neighborhoods to the Northwest. Cable is the fastest internet in 98.67% of the city. For residents looking for alternatives to cable, fiber is the best alternative for most households.

Philadelphia, PA Map of Cable Internet Speeds

Cable Speed Key

1 Gbps+
999 Mbps
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Cable Coverage and Availability in Philadelphia

Cable internet is available to 98.55% of residents, which can be bundled with TV service for package savings. The map below shows where cable companies provide service by block.

Philadelphia, PA Map of Cable Internet Availability

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What zip codes have cable in Philadelphia and nearby?

Zip CodeCable Coverage
1914099.8%
1912295.9%
1913399.86%
1912393.66%
1914199.94%
Zip CodeCable Coverage
1910690.63%
1912696.81%
1910797.15%
1914799.77%
1913899.65%

Cable in Your Philadelphia Neighborhood

XFINITY (Comcast) is the primary cable provider for Philadelphia's northwest, north, northeast, west, central, east, southwest, south and southeast neighborhoods.

Compared with the rest of the county, Philadelphia has greater access to cable versus other cities and greater cable coverage compared to the rest of Pennsylvania.

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