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Internet providers in Wilmington, DE

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Wilmington, DE internet providers

Provider
Verizon $49.99 300 - 940 MbpsDSL90%
Verizon $49.99 300 - 940 MbpsFiber-optic29%
Xfinity $29.99 50 - 3,000 MbpsCable100%
HughesNet $64.99 25 - 25 MbpsSatellite100%
Viasat $69.99 12 - 150 MbpsSatellite100%
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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 98% of Wilmington residents. DSL internet is also an option for many, offering service to 89% of the area. Fiber-optic is less available but still a popular internet option for roughly 33% 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 3,000 Mbps.

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Average internet speeds in Wilmington

ProviderDownload speedUpload speedInternet type
HughesNet 9 Mbps 1 Mbps Satellite
Xfinity 177 Mbps 18 Mbps Cable
Verizon 64 Mbps 32 Mbps DSL
Viasat 9 Mbps 2 Mbps Satellite

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*
$49.99/mo.
Max download speed

940 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 $49.99/mo.*, which is about the same as the average starting price for internet in Wilmington, $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 Wilmington, $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 Wilmington. These download speeds are available to 90% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Wilmington's providers, 348 Mbps.

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Verizon fiber-optic internet

Provider
Verizon
Starting price*
$49.99/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 $49.99/mo.*, which is about the same as the average starting price for internet in Wilmington, $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 Wilmington, $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 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

3,000 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, $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 Wilmington, $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 Wilmington. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are much 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 offers 100% availability in Wilmington and surrounding areas. HughesNet starting prices are significantly higher than average in Wilmington at $64.99/mo. for speeds up to 25 Mbps. Viasat starting prices are significantly higher than average in Wilmington at $69.99/mo. for speeds up to 150 Mbps. Satellite internet is a less appealing option for many Wilmington 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 Wilmington with download speeds up to 3,000 Mbps. These speeds are available to 100% of households in Wilmington. The next fastest internet provider in Wilmington is Verizon, offering download speeds up to 940 Mbps to 90% 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, $53.74.

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

There are benefits to using your own router vs. buying or renting one from your internet provider, such as lower monthly costs and more product options. If you choose to use your own router, keep in mind that your internet provider’s tech support may not be able to fully assist you with your personal router. Select providers may not give you the option to use your own router.

Internet deals such as speed upgrades, promotional pricing, equipment perks and free installation are available from many internet providers. Bundling internet with TV and home phone is also a popular way to get a deal on internet.

The only broadband internet type that requires a phone line is DSL and dial-up, which use phone lines to deliver service. Other internet types, such as cable, fiber-optic and satellite, require no phone line for broadband service.