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Internet providers in Elsmere, DE

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Verizon $39.99 200 - 150 MbpsFiber-optic93%
Verizon $39.99 15 - 15 MbpsDSL72%
Xfinity $29.99 15 - 400 MbpsCable99%
HughesNet $59.99 25 - 25 MbpsSatellite100%
Viasat $50 12 - 12 MbpsSatellite100%
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Elsmere internet service at a glance

At 100%, broadband coverage in Elsmere 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 Elsmere area will have access to cable, which covers 99% of Elsmere residents. Fiber-optic internet is also an option for many, offering service to 93% of the area. DSL is less available but still a popular internet option for roughly 72% of those living in Elsmere.

There are four internet providers serving the Elsmere area, and 98.41% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among Elsmere's four internet providers, prices start at $29.99 and available download speeds reach up to 400 Mbps.

Top high-speed internet providers in Elsmere

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

Fiber-optic internet from Verizon is available to nearly all Elsmere residents, covering 93% of households. Many will also have the option of DSL from Verizon, which covers 72% of the area. Elsmere’s third most-available internet provider, Xfinity, offers cable to around 99% of Elsmere residents.

Verizon fiber-optic internet

Provider
Verizon
Starting price*
$39.99/mo.
Max download speed

150 Mbps

Max upload speed

150 Mbps

Average availability

93%

Fiber-optic from Verizon offers broadband to nearly all households in Elsmere covering 93% 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 Elsmere than other internet types.

Internet prices for Verizon start at $39.99/mo.*, which is lower than the average starting price for internet in Elsmere, $44.99.

Verizon customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 200 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $0.20 per Mbps, lower than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Elsmere, $2.14.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Verizon offers download speeds up to 150 Mbps and upload speeds up to 150 Mbps in Elsmere. These download speeds are available to 93% of the area, and are about the same as the average max speeds from all Elsmere's providers, 151 Mbps.

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Verizon DSL internet

Provider
Verizon
Starting price*
$39.99/mo.
Max download speed

15 Mbps

Max upload speed

1 Mbps

Average availability

72%

DSL from Verizon offers broadband to most households in Elsmere covering 72% of the area.

DSL internet from Verizon uses telephone lines in Elsmere 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 $39.99/mo.*, which is lower than the average starting price for internet in Elsmere, $44.99.

Verizon customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 200 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $0.20 per Mbps, lower than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Elsmere, $2.14.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Verizon offers download speeds up to 15 Mbps and upload speeds up to 1 Mbps in Elsmere. These download speeds are available to 72% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Elsmere's providers, 151 Mbps.

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Xfinity cable internet

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

400 Mbps

Max upload speed

10 Mbps

Average availability

99%

Cable from Xfinity offers broadband to all households in Elsmere covering 99% of the area.

Xfinity’s cable network is likely to offer faster speeds than DSL or satellite service, but Elsmere 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 Elsmere, $44.99.

Xfinity customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 15 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $2.00 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Elsmere, $2.14.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Xfinity offers download speeds up to 400 Mbps and upload speeds up to 10 Mbps in Elsmere. These download speeds are available to 99% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Elsmere's providers, 151 Mbps.

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Internet coverage for rural areas

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

Satellite internet from HughesNet and Viasat offers 100% availability in Elsmere and surrounding areas. HughesNet starting prices are significantly higher than average in Elsmere at $59.99/mo. for speeds up to 25 Mbps. Viasat starting prices are higher than average in Elsmere at $50/mo. for speeds up to 12 Mbps. Satellite internet is a less appealing option for many Elsmere 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 Elsmere with download speeds up to 400 Mbps. These speeds are available to 99% of households in Elsmere. The next fastest internet provider in Elsmere is Verizon, offering download speeds up to 150 Mbps to 93% of the area.

Xfinity offers the cheapest internet in Elsmere with plans starting at $29.99/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in Elsmere, $44.99.

Verizon is the largest fiber-optic internet service provider in Elsmere, covering 93% of the city.

Speeds of 10 Mbps and higher are good for gaming, but what you really want to consider when choosing an internet service for gaming is latency, or ping. Latency is the measure of how long it takes for your device to communicate with the server and is the main contributor to lag. The higher the ping, the more likely you are to experience lagging. Shoot for an internet service with latency below 100 ms.

Wi-Fi extenders are handy when your router can’t project a strong signal to everywhere in your home that you need it. Your internet provider may offer Wi-Fi extenders for an added monthly cost, or you can purchase one online or from most electronics retailers.

Cable internet will nearly always offer faster speeds than DSL, but typically at a higher price point. So if you’re shopping for cheap internet plans, DSL may be your better option but if you want speed, consider cable internet.