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Internet service providers in Atlanta, GA

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Home internet providers in Atlanta, GA

Atlanta internet service at a glance

Nearly all Atlanta residents have access to DSL and cable internet, while fiber optic internet is available to about half of the city. AT&T is the largest DSL provider, but also offers fiber optic service along with Google Fiber and Windstream. Xfinity is Atlanta’s largest cable provider, but Spectrum and Mediacom may be available in select locations.

What types of internet are available in Atlanta?

Cable and DSL service are the primary connection types in the Atlanta area with 97% overall availability. Atlanta is a hotspot for fiber optic service (40% availability) but landed in our bottom worst cities for fiber thanks to a dense population and a lower percentage of fiber sales. Cities with smaller populations outside of Atlanta, like Norcross, GA, for example, and access to these fiber networks fare better in our analysis of the top fiber cities in the U.S.

Internet availability by type in Atlanta, GA

Internet provider coverage in Atlanta

If you live within Atlanta city limits, you likely have the option of AT&T or Xfinity for your internet service. Some may also have access to Google Fiber, or a number of other providers including Mediacom, Spectrum and Windstream.

AT&T


Xfinity


Google Fiber

Other providers with coverage around Atlanta

  • Mediacom – Covers parts of downtown Atlanta, plus areas near Riverdale, Stonecrest and Buckhead.
  • Spectrum – Although Spectrum isn’t available in the heart of Atlanta, the internet provider does cover most of Smyrna to the north, and communities such as Stockbridge and Cedar Valley to the southeast.
  • Windstream – Provides coverage near East Point and Linwood areas. 
  • Hotwire – Fiber coverage in downtown Atlanta. 
  • Yomura Broadband – Fixed wireless provider available in downtown Atlanta, Atkins Park, Kirkwood, Oakhurst and more.

Finding the right internet provider and the best plan for your current or new home starts with a search for what’s available in your area. Click “View providers” to shop available internet providers in your Atlanta ZIP code, or call to speak with our internet experts about specific plans for your address.

Fastest internet providers in Atlanta, GA

Download speeds 250 Mbps or higher

Atlanta – 94%

Georgia – 83%

U.S. – 86%

Download speeds 1,000 Mbps or higher

Atlanta – 60%

Georgia – 46%

U.S. – 22%

In Atlanta, download speeds up to 250 Mbps or higher are available nearly everywhere in the city. Gigabit speeds up to 1,000 Mbps are available to about half of Atlanta residents. Both speed tiers are significantly more available in Atlanta than the rest of Georgia and the entire U.S.

The fastest internet speeds in Atlanta are likely to come from fiber-optic providers such as AT&T and Google Fiber, or cable providers such as Xfinity. With fiber-optic internet, you’re also more likely to get faster upload speeds, with some providers offering upload speeds matching their download speeds.

Atlanta fastest advertised download speeds

  • AT&T Fiber – Fiber optic internet with speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • Google Fiber – Fiber optic internet with speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • Hotwire – Fiber optic internet with speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • Windstream – Fiber optic internet with speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • Xfinity – Cable internet with speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • Yomura Broadband – Fixed wireless with speeds up to 1,000 Mbps

In some areas, Xfinity offers their Gigabit Pro plan, which features download speeds up to 2,000 Mbps. Availability and pricing varies for this plan, and with other high-speed internet plans in Atlanta. Click “Shop providers” to see which high-speed internet providers are in your area, or call to speak with our internet experts about all available speeds for your home.

Cheapest internet service in Atlanta, GA

How much is internet in Atlanta? That depends on the provider and plan you choose. In some areas of Atlanta, internet prices can range from $20-$30/mo. Keep in mind, however, that the lowest advertised price isn’t always what you can expect to pay. Equipment costs and hidden fees can add to your total cost for internet in Atlanta.

Cheap internet plans in Atlanta, GA

  • Windstream Kinetic Internet 15 – $25/mo.* for up to 15 Mbps
  • Xfinity Performance Starter – $29.99/mo.* for up to 15 Mbps
  • Mediacom Xtreme Access Internet 60 – $19.99/mo.* for up to 60 Mbps

Where you live in Atlanta will determine which cheap internet providers and plans are available. Call to hear about options for cheap internet at your address.

Free Wi-Fi hotspots in Atlanta, GA

There are plenty of places to catch free Wi-Fi throughout Atlanta. Here are a few places where you can connect to public Wi-Fi for free. When connecting to a public network, avoid online activity that involves passwords and other sensitive information.

Here are a few public places where you can find free Wi-Fi in Atlanta:

  • Atlanta-Fulton public libraries
  • MARTA buses and trains
  • Cafes and coffee shops including Atlanta Bread Co., Cool Beans Coffee Roasters, Majestic Diner, Mid City Cafe and West Egg Cafe
  • Local Atlanta bars and breweries including Monday Night Brewing, Sweetwater Brewery, Taco Mac and Wrecking Bar Brewpub

AT&T and Xfinity internet customers can take advantage of free Wi-Fi hotspots in much of the city. Spectrum offers Wi-Fi hotspots in Atlanta, but only in the areas where Spectrum residential internet service is available.