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Best internet providers of 2020

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A good internet provider will offer reliable service over a broad area with multiple speed options at competitive prices. The best internet service providers (ISPs) have these qualities plus unique features that set them apart from all other providers. Our list of the best ISPs below highlights eight national providers that are the “best” in their own way.

Allconnect’s top providers of 2020

Provider
AT&T logo

AT&T

Best fiber-optic availability

AT&T internet covers 40% of U.S. residents with nearly a third of their network consisting of 100% fiber-optic lines.

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Download speeds
5 Mbps – 1,000 Mbps
Monthly price range*
Technology
DSL, fiber-optic
Contract
One year
Data cap
1 TB/mo, unlimited with AT&T 1000 and qualifying bundles
Provider
CenturyLink logo

CenturyLink

Best for fast DSL speeds

With speeds of up to 100 Mbps or higher where available, CenturyLink is one of the fastest DSL providers available.

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Download speeds
3 Mbps – 940 Mbps
Monthly price range*
Technology
DSL, fiber-optic
Contract
None
Data cap
1 TB/mo.
Provider
Cox logo

Cox

Best for internet bundle discounts

Cox makes bundling internet and TV rewarding by extending deep discounts, up to $50/mo. or more, off the total price.

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Download speeds
10 Mbps – 940 Mbps
Monthly price range*
$29.99-$99.99
Technology
Cable
Contract
One year
Data cap
1 TB/mo.
Provider
Frontier logo

Frontier

Best for low-cost DSL

Frontier is one of the best cheap internet options in many areas with plans starting at just $27.99/mo.

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Download speeds
1-940 Mbps
Monthly price range*
$27.99-$74.99
Technology
DSL, fiber-optic
Contract
None
Data cap
None
Provider
HughesNet logo

HughesNet

Best satellite internet provider

HughesNet fills the broadband gap in many areas where cable, DSL and fiber-optic internet providers do not reach.

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Download speeds
25-25 Mbps
Monthly price range*
$39.99-$139.99
Technology
Satellite
Contract
Two years
Data cap
No hard data caps
Provider
Spectrum logo

Spectrum

Best for low fees

Spectrum internet plans include unlimited data plus a modem at no extra cost, and your router rental fee is only an additional $5/mo.

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Download speeds
60-940 Mbps
Monthly price range*
$49.99-$109.99
Technology
Cable
Contract
None
Data cap
None
Provider
Verizon Fios logo

Verizon Fios

Best fiber-optic provider

Verizon has arguably the best plan options of any major fiber-optic provider with 200, 400 and 940/880 Mbps speeds.

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Download speeds
200- up to 940 Mbps
Monthly price range*
$39.99-$79.99
Technology
Fiber-optic
Contract
None
Data cap
None
Provider
XFINITY logo

XFINITY

Best for fastest max speeds

Xfinity’s Gigabit Pro internet plan boasts the fastest residential download speeds of any provider, up to 2,000 Mbps.

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Download speeds
15-2,000 Mbps
Monthly price range*
$20.00-$299.99
Technology
Cable
Contract
No long-term agreement required
Data cap
1 TB/mo. for most plans

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Our approach: We determine the best internet providers for you

When narrowing down our list of the top internet providers, we sought to

When narrowing down our list of the top internet providers, we sought to highlight providers that are available to many people in different areas. Using the most recent FCC data, we identified the top internet providers available to at least 5% of U.S. residents.

From there, we leveraged our own in-house technology to further accumulate availability, speed and pricing details and for each provider. Specific plan, pricing and service details were sourced directly from the providers, both via our professional relationships with them and their official websites.

We also sought inspiration from Reviews.com, who is owned and operated by an affiliate of Allconnect, Inc. However, Allconnect, Inc. is not involved in or responsible for the production of Reviews.com content, including rankings cited on this page.

Equipped with an accurate, up-to-date portfolio of each provider, we then carefully examined each provider’s attributes to identify a provider’s exclusive advantage over the rest. The result is our list of the best internet providers of 2020.

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Internet availability and service areas

When shopping for a new internet service provider (ISP), it’s likely you’ll discover internet options you previously didn’t know were available. It’s just as likely, however, that some ISPs you thought were (or hoped would be) available are not.

Operating costs and the expense of bringing new technologies, such as fiber-optic cables, to new locations can limit the areas where internet providers offer service. Additionally, competing in markets where another provider is already established can further limit profitability, which is why you’ll rarely find more than one cable provider in one area.

Where to find the best providers

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    Internet technology types

    Not all internet connections are the same. Each internet type and provider presents specific advantages and potential disadvantages.

    Internet provider FAQs

    How much is internet only?

    Depending on what internet options are available in your area, you may be able to find cheap internet-only plans ranging from $20 to $50/mo. For higher-tiered internet plans with faster speeds, monthly costs for internet could easily reach $100 or more.

    Cable, from providers such as Xfinity, Spectrum and Cox, is likely available in your area. DSL is another commonly available internet service, from providers including AT&T, Verizon and Frontier. Fiber technology is available primarily in select metro areas and includes providers such as CenturyLink and AT&T. Rural areas will likely have the fewest internet options and may only be eligible for satellite internet providers such as HughesNet.

    The fastest available internet speeds will depend on which internet providers are near you. Gigabit download speeds, around 1,000 Mbps, are available in many areas from providers including AT&T, CenturyLink, Cox, Mediacom, Spectrum, Verizon Fios, Windstream and Xfinity. Call to speak with our internet experts about the fastest available internet speeds for your home.

    The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) defines a broadband connection as one with download speeds of 25 Mbps or higher and upload speeds of 3 Mbps or higher. These speeds are perfect for basic internet use, streaming shows and gaming online. Speeds of 100 Mbps or higher are ideal for connecting five or more devices and streaming in HD or 4K video quality. Check out our guide to finding the right internet speeds for your home and check your internet speeds with our speed test.

    Fees for installation, Wi-Fi equipment and data will vary by provider. See our full breakdown of added fees by provider.

    Take our internet speed test to test your download speeds, upload speeds and ping. Not sure what it all means? Refer to our article on how to read and understand your speed test results.

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