Internet providers in Wilmington, DE

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Wilmington internet service at a glance

At 100%, broadband coverage in Wilmington 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 Wilmington area will have access to cable, which covers 100% of Wilmington residents. DSL internet is also an option for many, offering service to 90% of the area. Fiber-optic is less available but still a popular internet option for roughly 29% of those living in Wilmington.

There are four internet providers serving the Wilmington area, and 99.74% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among Wilmington's four internet providers, prices start at $29.99 and available download speeds reach up to 940 Mbps.

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Top high-speed internet providers in Wilmington

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

DSL internet from Verizon is available to nearly all Wilmington residents, covering 90% of households. Some will also have the option of fiber-optic from Verizon, which covers 29% of the area. Wilmington’s third most-available internet provider, Xfinity, offers cable to around 100% of Wilmington residents.

Verizon DSL internet

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

15 Mbps

Max upload speed

1 Mbps

Average availability

90%

DSL from Verizon offers broadband to nearly all households in Wilmington covering 90% of the area.

DSL internet from Verizon uses telephone lines in Wilmington 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 Wilmington, $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 Wilmington, $3.00.

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 Wilmington. These download speeds are available to 90% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Wilmington's providers, 348 Mbps.

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Verizon fiber-optic internet

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

940 Mbps

Max upload speed

880 Mbps

Average availability

29%

Fiber-optic from Verizon offers broadband to some, but not many households in Wilmington covering 29% 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 Wilmington than other internet types.

Internet prices for Verizon start at $39.99/mo.*, which is lower than the average starting price for internet in Wilmington, $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 Wilmington, $3.00.

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 Wilmington. These download speeds are available to 29% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Wilmington's providers, 348 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

100%

Cable from Xfinity offers broadband to all households in Wilmington covering 100% of the area.

Xfinity’s cable network is likely to offer faster speeds than DSL or satellite service, but Wilmington 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 Wilmington, $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, lower than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Wilmington, $3.00.

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 Wilmington. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are slightly faster than the average max speeds from all Wilmington's providers, 348 Mbps.

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Internet coverage for rural areas

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

Satellite internet from HughesNet and ViaSat, Inc. offers 100% availability in Wilmington and surrounding areas. HughesNet starting prices are significantly higher than average in Wilmington at $59.99/mo. for speeds up to 25 Mbps. The starting price for ViaSat, Inc. plans is higher than average for Wilmington at $50/mo. for speeds up to 12 Mbps. Satellite internet is a less appealing option for many Wilmington residents, however, as service typically comes with high latency and low data allowances.

Wilmington, DE internet providers

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Provider
Verizon $39.99/mo. 200 - 940 Mbps Fiber-optic 29%
Verizon $39.99/mo. 15 - 15 Mbps DSL 90%
Xfinity $29.99/mo. 15 - 400 Mbps Cable 100%
HughesNet $59.99/mo. 2 - 25 Mbps Satellite 100%
ViaSat, Inc. $50/mo. 12 - 12 Mbps Satellite 100%
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Internet provider frequently asked questions

Verizon is the fastest internet provider in Wilmington with download speeds up to 940 Mbps. These speeds are available to 29% of households in Wilmington. The next fastest internet provider in Wilmington is Xfinity, offering download speeds up to 400 Mbps to 100% of the area.

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

Verizon is the largest fiber-optic internet service provider in Wilmington, covering 29% of the city.

Downgrading services or cutting extras, such as Wi-Fi extenders or premium tech support, can lower your monthly internet bill. You can also try to negotiate with your internet provider for a lower rate. Switching internet providers and bundling internet with other services is another common way to lower internet costs.

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.

Upgrading your internet plan or switching to a new provider that offers faster internet service is the best way to get significantly faster speeds, but that will likely also come with a price increase. To get faster internet without changing your plan or provider, upgrade your internet equipment or reduce the number of devices connected to your network.