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Internet providers in Kansas City, KS

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Kansas City, KS internet providers

Provider
AT&T $55.00 10 - 5,000 MbpsDSL92%
AT&T $55.00 10 - 5,000 MbpsFiber-optic3.723%
Spectrum $49.99 300 - 1,000 Mbps **Cable96%
Google Fiber $70.00 1,000 - 2,000 MbpsFiber-optic98%
Midcontinent Communications $50.00 10 - 1,000 MbpsCable5.440%
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Kansas City internet service at a glance

At 100%, broadband coverage in Kansas City is comparable to the rest of Kansas - 94%, and comparable to broadband coverage across the U.S. - 95%.

The vast majority of those living in the Kansas City area will have access to cable, which covers 100% of Kansas City residents. Fiber-optic internet is also an option for many, offering service to 97% of the area. DSL is less available but still a popular internet option for roughly 94% of those living in Kansas City.

There are nine internet providers serving the Kansas City area, and 98.96% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among Kansas City's nine internet providers, prices start at $49.99 and available download speeds reach up to 5,000 Mbps.

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Average internet speeds in Kansas City

ProviderDownload speedUpload speedInternet type
Midcontinent Communications 62 Mbps 9 Mbps Cable
Packet Layer 24 Mbps 28 Mbps Wireless
HughesNet 17 Mbps 1 Mbps Satellite
AT&T 69 Mbps 35 Mbps DSL
Spectrum 60 Mbps 21 Mbps Cable

Top high-speed internet providers in Kansas City

The largest internet providers in Kansas City are AT&T, Spectrum, and Google Fiber bringing DSL, cable, and fiber-optic options to Kansas City.

DSL internet from AT&T is available to nearly all Kansas City residents, covering 92% of households. Many will also have the option of cable from Spectrum, which covers 96% of the area. Kansas City’s third most-available internet provider, Google Fiber, offers fiber-optic to around 98% of Kansas City residents.

AT&T DSL internet

Provider
AT&T
Starting price*
$55/mo.
Max download speed

5,000 Mbps

Max upload speed

20 Mbps

Average availability

92%

DSL from AT&T offers broadband to nearly all households in Kansas City covering 92% of the area.

DSL internet from AT&T uses telephone lines in Kansas City 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 AT&T start at $55/mo.*, which is lower than the average starting price for internet in Kansas City, $60.00.

AT&T customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 10 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $5.50 per Mbps, significantly higher than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Kansas City, $0.34.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, AT&T offers download speeds up to 5,000 Mbps and upload speeds up to 20 Mbps in Kansas City. These download speeds are available to 92% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Kansas City's providers, 320 Mbps.

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Spectrum cable internet

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

1,000 Mbps**

(wireless speeds may vary)

Max upload speed

20 Mbps

Average availability

96%

Cable from Spectrum offers broadband to nearly all households in Kansas City covering 96% of the area.

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

Internet prices for Spectrum start at $49.99/mo.*, which is significantly lower than the average starting price for internet in Kansas City, $60.00.

Spectrum 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 Kansas City, $0.34.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Spectrum offers download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps** and upload speeds up to 20 Mbps in Kansas City. These download speeds are available to 96% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Kansas City's providers, 320 Mbps.

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Google Fiber fiber-optic internet

Provider

Google Fiber

Starting price*
$70/mo.
Max download speed

2,000 Mbps

Max upload speed

1,000 Mbps

Average availability

98%

Fiber-optic from Google Fiber offers broadband to nearly all households in Kansas City covering 98% of the area.

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

Internet prices for Google Fiber start at $70/mo.*, which is higher than the average starting price for internet in Kansas City, $60.00.

Google Fiber customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 1,000 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $0.07 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Kansas City, $0.34.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Google Fiber offers download speeds up to 2,000 Mbps and upload speeds up to 1,000 Mbps in Kansas City. These download speeds are available to 98% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Kansas City's providers, 320 Mbps.

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Internet coverage for rural areas

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

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

Fixed wireless is another popular internet option for those in rural areas. Those living in or just outside of Kansas City may have access to fixed wireless internet service from HughesNet, with plans starting at $64.99 and available download speeds up to 25 Mbps. Fixed wireless service is less likely to come with the high latency of satellite internet, but monthly data limits can still be an issue compared to Kansas City fiber-optic, cable, and DSL internet providers.

Internet provider frequently asked questions

AT&T is the fastest internet provider in Kansas City with download speeds up to 5,000 Mbps. These speeds are available to 92% of households in Kansas City. The next fastest internet provider in Kansas City is AT&T, offering download speeds up to 5,000 Mbps to 3.723% of the area.

Spectrum offers the cheapest internet in Kansas City with plans starting at $49.99/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in Kansas City, $60.00.

Google Fiber is the largest fiber-optic internet service provider in Kansas City, covering 98% of the city. AT&T also offers fiber internet in Kansas City and is available to 3.723% of households.

Available providers vary by address, but your location is likely serviceable for cable and DSL internet. Fiber internet may also be an internet option, but this technology is typically found in larger cities. Those living in rural areas not serviceable for cable, DSL or fiber internet may find satellite or fixed wireless internet to be their only options.

According to the FCC, 93% of households have access to three or more providers. In many areas, a cable, DSL, satellite and possibly fiber-optic provider may be available. You are unlikely, however, to find multiple providers of the same internet type, such as two cable providers, in the same location because operating expenses in an area already served by another provider can be too high to be profitable.

Yes. Fiber-optic internet is a completely different technology than DSL or cable internet, and therefore requires a different type of modem. In many cases, you can get the required modem from your internet provider at no extra cost.