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What are the best internet providers?

A good internet provider is generally one that offers reliable service over a broad area with multiple speed options at competitive prices. The best internet providers have these qualities and more, often possessing 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. In selecting what we consider to be the best internet providers, we chose ones with greater than 5% coverage in the U.S. Click here for more on our methodology, and view our provider details section below for more on why we consider them among the best.

The best internet service providers of 2020

  • AT&T – Best fiber-optic availability
  • CenturyLink – Best for fast DSL speeds
  • Cox – Best for internet bundle discounts
  • Frontier – Best for low-cost DSL
  • HughesNet – Best satellite internet provider
  • Spectrum – Best for low fees
  • Verizon – Best fiber-optic internet provider
  • Xfinity – Best for fastest max speeds

Internet availability and service areas

What about local regional providers?

Some areas have regional internet providers that can offer competitive pricing and plans against the national providers. There are hundreds of regional internet providers — many more than we could list here — but some of the most popular regional internet providers include:

  • Mediacom – Available in 22 states. Primary internet service areas include the Midwest, Southeast and parts of California and Nevada.
  • Optimum – Available in four states. Primary internet service areas include the Northeast and greater NYC area.
  • RCN – Available in four states. Primary internet service areas include central Texas, Chicago and select cities along the East Coast.
  • Suddenlink – Available in 15 states. Primary internet services include the southern U.S. and parts of Idaho.
  • Windstream – Available in 40 states. Primary internet service areas include rural regions of the central, southern and eastern parts of the U.S.

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Whether you’re shopping for cheap internet, a faster plan or an all-around better ISP, we can help you find the service that’s right for you. 

Why do we ask for your ZIP or address? To make sure we get it right

When you search for internet providers on our site, we may ask for your ZIP code or full address. This is because internet service providers can vary by ZIP code or even street by street. A search using your address will help pinpoint which providers and plans are available. That’s it, and your information will never be shared or sold.

Find internet providers near you

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. 

Why are internet providers only available in certain areas? There are a few reasons, but ultimately it comes down to cost efficiency. When you’re ready to purchase internet services, be well known with the availability in your area. 

Operating costs and the expense of bringing new technologies, such as fiber-optic cables, to new locations can limit the areas where internet service providers operate. 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. 

Click “Check availability” below to view internet providers in your area. Or, browse the page to get our picks of the best ISPs plus tips on how to find and choose the right internet service for your home.


Compare the best internet providers

ProviderMonthly price range*Download speed rangeTechData capContract
AT&T
AT&T
$39.99-$49.995-1,000 MbpsDSL, fiber-optic1 TB/mo. Unlimited with AT&T 1000 and qualifying bundlesOne year
CenturyLink
$49.00-$65.003-940 MbpsDSL, fiber-optic1 TB/mo.None
Cox
Cox
$29.99-$99.9910-940 MbpsCable1 TB/mo.One year
Frontier
Frontier Logo
$27.99-$74.991-940 MbpsDSL, fiber-opticNoneNone
HughesNet
HughesNet
$39.99-$139.9925-25 MbpsSatelliteNo hard data limitsTwo years
Mediacom
Mediacom
$19.99-$79.9960-1,000 MbpsCable1-6 TB/mo.One year
Optimum
Optimum
$29.99-$69.9920-940 MbpsCableNoneOne year
Spectrum
Spectrum
$49.99-$109.9960-940 MbpsCableNoneNone
Suddenlink
Suddenlink
$34.99-$84.99100-940 MbpsCable250-350 GB/mo. Unlimited plans availableOne year
Verizon Fios
$39.99-$79.99200-940 MbpsFiber-opticNoneNone
Windstream
Windstream Logo
$19.99-$67.001-1,000 MbpsDSL, fiber-opticNoneNone
Xfinity
Xfinity logo
$20.00-$299.9915-2,000 MbpsCable1 TB/mo. for most plansNo long term agreement required

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A closer look at the top internet providers

Choosing the right internet service

Each internet type and provider presents specific advantages and potential disadvantages. Cable and fiber-optic internet service providers are likely to give you actual internet speeds closer to the plan’s advertised speeds. Plus, fiber-optic services are less vulnerable to slower speeds during peak usage times.

Fiber-optic typically offers more speed consistency and reliability, but is less available than cable internet. DSL connections are ideal for cheap internet, but can’t deliver the speed potential of cable or fiber-optic. Satellite and fixed wireless internet are great options for high-speed internet in rural areas.

Internet shopping guide by technology

Internet typePopular providersU.S. availabilityPricingSpeedsCost per MbpsGood for streaming?Good for gaming?
CableCox, Mediacom, Optimum, Spectrum, Suddenlink, XfinityHigh – 89%Average – $30-$110/mo.Fast – 10-2,000 Mbps downloadLow – starting at $0.09 per MbpsYesYes
DSLAT&T, CenturyLink, Frontier, Verizon, WindstreamHigh – 88%The best – $25-$50/mo.Low – 3-100 MbpsAverage – starting at $0.49PotentiallyPotentially
FiberAT&T, CenturyLink, Frontier, Verizon, WindstreamAverage – 41%Average – $30-$90The best – 50-1,000 Mbps download and uploadThe best – starting at $0.05 per MbpsYesYes
Fixed wirelessAT&T, Rise Broadband, VerizonAverage – 44%Average – $30-$100/mo.Low – 3-100 MbpsHigh – starting at $5.00 per MbpsPotentiallyPotentially
SatelliteHughesNet, ViasatThe best – 99%High – $49-$150/mo.Low – 12-100 MbpsHigh – starting at $2.00 per MbpsPotentiallyNo

Additional considerations when choosing an internet provider

Along with availability, pricing and speeds, there are a few factors you should consider when shopping for an internet provider.

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Our methodology in determining the best internet providers

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 provider frequently asked questions

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.

What internet is available at my address?

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.

What is the fastest internet speed in my area?

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.

What internet speeds do I need?

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.

What internet fees do providers have?

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

How do I test my internet speed?

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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