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Internet providers in Dover, DE

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Dover, DE internet providers

Provider
Verizon $49.99 300 - 940 MbpsFiber-optic95%
Verizon $49.99 300 - 940 MbpsDSL75%
Xfinity $29.99 50 - 3,000 MbpsCable97%
HughesNet $64.99 25 - 25 MbpsSatellite100%
Viasat $69.99 12 - 150 MbpsSatellite100%
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Dover internet service at a glance

At 99%, broadband coverage in Dover is comparable to the rest of Delaware - 99%, and comparable to broadband coverage across the U.S. - 95%.

The vast majority of those living in the Dover area will have access to fiber-optic, which covers 95% of Dover residents. Cable internet is also an option for many, offering service to 92% of the area. DSL is less available but still a popular internet option for roughly 75% of those living in Dover.

There are four internet providers serving the Dover area, and 95.73% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among Dover's four internet providers, prices start at $29.99 and available download speeds reach up to 3,000 Mbps.

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Average internet speeds in Dover

ProviderDownload speedUpload speedInternet type
Xfinity 204 Mbps 18 Mbps Cable
Verizon 155 Mbps 86 Mbps Fiber-optic

Top high-speed internet providers in Dover

The largest internet providers in Dover are Verizon and Xfinity bringing fiber-optic, DSL, and cable options to Dover.

Fiber-optic internet from Verizon is available to nearly all Dover residents, covering 95% of households. Many will also have the option of DSL from Verizon, which covers 75% of the area. Dover’s third most-available internet provider, Xfinity, offers cable to around 97% of Dover residents.

Verizon fiber-optic internet

Provider
Verizon
Starting price*
$49.99/mo.
Max download speed

940 Mbps

Max upload speed

880 Mbps

Average availability

95%

Fiber-optic from Verizon offers broadband to nearly all households in Dover covering 95% of the area.

Fiber-optic service from Verizon is popular for its fast download and upload speeds, even during peak usage times, but may be less available throughout Dover than other internet types.

Internet prices for Verizon start at $49.99/mo.*, which is about the same as the average starting price for internet in Dover, $53.74.

Verizon customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 300 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $0.17 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Dover, $0.31.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Verizon offers download speeds up to 940 Mbps and upload speeds up to 880 Mbps in Dover. These download speeds are available to 95% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Dover's providers, 298 Mbps.

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Verizon DSL internet

Provider
Verizon
Starting price*
$49.99/mo.
Max download speed

940 Mbps

Max upload speed

1 Mbps

Average availability

75%

DSL from Verizon offers broadband to most households in Dover covering 75% of the area.

DSL internet from Verizon uses telephone lines in Dover to deliver service, which often leads to lower prices and higher availability, though download speeds are likely to be slower than cable or fiber-optic internet.

Internet prices for Verizon start at $49.99/mo.*, which is about the same as the average starting price for internet in Dover, $53.74.

Verizon customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 300 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $0.17 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Dover, $0.31.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Verizon offers download speeds up to 940 Mbps and upload speeds up to 1 Mbps in Dover. These download speeds are available to 75% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Dover's providers, 298 Mbps.

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Xfinity cable internet

Provider
Xfinity
Starting price*
$29.99/mo.
Max download speed

3,000 Mbps

Max upload speed

10 Mbps

Average availability

97%

Cable from Xfinity offers broadband to nearly all households in Dover covering 97% of the area.

Xfinity’s cable network is likely to offer faster speeds than DSL or satellite service, but Dover residents in densely populated areas may experience slowed speeds during peak usage times.

Internet prices for Xfinity start at $29.99/mo.*, which is significantly lower than the average starting price for internet in Dover, $53.74.

Xfinity customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 50 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $0.60 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Dover, $0.31.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Xfinity offers download speeds up to 3,000 Mbps and upload speeds up to 10 Mbps in Dover. These download speeds are available to 97% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Dover's providers, 298 Mbps.

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Internet coverage for rural areas

If you live in the heart of Dover, you’ll likely have options from cable, fiber-optic, and DSL internet providers. For those in rural areas or just outside Dover, however, satellite or fixed wireless internet may be the best internet option.

Satellite internet from HughesNet and Viasat offers 100% availability in Dover and surrounding areas. HughesNet starting prices are significantly higher than average in Dover at $64.99/mo. for speeds up to 25 Mbps. Viasat starting prices are significantly higher than average in Dover at $69.99/mo. for speeds up to 150 Mbps. Satellite internet is a less appealing option for many Dover residents, however, as service typically comes with high latency and low data allowances.

Internet provider frequently asked questions

Xfinity is the fastest internet provider in Dover with download speeds up to 3,000 Mbps. These speeds are available to 97% of households in Dover. The next fastest internet provider in Dover is Verizon, offering download speeds up to 940 Mbps to 95% of the area.

Xfinity offers the cheapest internet in Dover with plans starting at $29.99/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in Dover, $53.74.

Verizon is the largest fiber-optic internet service provider in Dover, covering 95% of the city.

Download speeds of 25 Mbps and above are considered broadband speeds, and can handle most online activities including streaming and gaming. For households with multiple devices using a Wi-Fi connection, speeds of 100 Mbps and higher are likely to offer a better online experience. Learn more about what speeds are best for your home.

No matter where you live, your address is likely serviceable for satellite internet from providers such as HughesNet and Viasat. You will probably also have the option of at least one cable provider, such as Cox, Spectrum and Xfinity, and DSL providers such as Frontier and Verizon. Roughly a third of households will be eligible for fiber internet from AT&T, CenturyLink, Windstream or other providers.

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