Publications » Broadband Availability and Access in Rural Pennsylvania

This study, conducted in 2018, mapped actual broadband speeds across the state to determine the true state of broadband connectivity.

A copy of the research report and executive summary are available below, as well as the county-level profiles that compare the research findings of real-world broadband speeds with the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) Fixed Broadband Deployment Data from FCC Form 477.

For the live data, and for questions or comments about the research tools and data, visit

Read the Report
Broadband Availability and Access in Rural Pennsylvania (Executive Summary)


County Profiles
Click on a county to see its profile (PDF)

Erie Crawford Mercer Lawrence Beaver Washington Greene Warren Venango Butler Allegheny Fayette Westmoreland Indiana Armstrong Clarion Jefferson Forest McKean Elk Cameron Clearfield Cambria Somerset Bedford Blair Fulton Huntingdon Franklin Centre Clinton Potter Tioga Lycoming Union Montour Northumberland Snyder Mifflin Juniata Perry Cumberland Adams Bradford Sullivan Columbia York Lancaster Dauphin Lebanon Chester Susquehanna Wyoming Luzerne Schuylkill Berks Delaware Philadelphia Montgomery Bucks Lehigh Northampton Carbon Monroe Lackawanna Wayne Pike

The code, applications, tools and platforms used to analyze, study and generate the data behind the research maps are open source and freely available for others to study, modify or improve upon. The repositories where this code and data can be accessed, along with a synopsis of each, follows. Please note that by clicking on any of the links below you will be redirected from the Center’s website.