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Internet providers in Independence, MO

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Independence, MO internet providers

Provider
AT&T $55.00 10 - 5,000 MbpsDSL96%
AT&T $55.00 10 - 5,000 MbpsFiber-optic37%
Xfinity $29.99 50 - 3,000 MbpsCable99%
Spectrum $49.99 300 - 1,000 Mbps **Cable1.660%
Google Fiber $70.00 1,000 - 2,000 MbpsFiber-optic1.421%
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Independence internet service at a glance

At 99%, broadband coverage in Independence is comparable to the rest of Missouri - 90%, and comparable to broadband coverage across the U.S. - 95%.

The vast majority of those living in the Independence area will have access to cable, which covers 99% of Independence residents. DSL internet is also an option for many, offering service to 96% of the area. Fiber-optic is less available but still a popular internet option for roughly 53% of those living in Independence.

There are nine internet providers serving the Independence area, and 98.24% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among Independence's nine internet providers, prices start at $29.99 and available download speeds reach up to 5,000 Mbps.

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Average internet speeds in Independence

ProviderDownload speedUpload speedInternet type
Packet Layer 5 Mbps 6 Mbps Wireless
AT&T 138 Mbps 97 Mbps DSL
Xfinity 167 Mbps 16 Mbps Cable
Spectrum 73 Mbps 54 Mbps Cable

Top high-speed internet providers in Independence

The largest internet providers in Independence are AT&T and Xfinity bringing DSL, fiber-optic, and cable options to Independence.

DSL internet from AT&T is available to nearly all Independence residents, covering 96% of households. Some will also have the option of fiber-optic from AT&T, which covers 37% of the area. Independence’s third most-available internet provider, Xfinity, offers cable to around 99% of Independence 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

96%

DSL from AT&T offers broadband to nearly all households in Independence covering 96% of the area.

DSL internet from AT&T uses telephone lines in Independence 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 about the same as the average starting price for internet in Independence, $57.50.

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 Independence, $0.32.

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 Independence. These download speeds are available to 96% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Independence's providers, 429 Mbps.

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AT&T fiber-optic internet

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

5,000 Mbps

Max upload speed

1,000 Mbps

Average availability

37%

Fiber-optic from AT&T offers broadband to some, but not many households in Independence covering 37% of the area.

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

Internet prices for AT&T start at $55/mo.*, which is about the same as the average starting price for internet in Independence, $57.50.

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 Independence, $0.32.

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 1,000 Mbps in Independence. These download speeds are available to 37% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Independence's providers, 429 Mbps.

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Xfinity cable internet

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

3,000 Mbps

Max upload speed

35 Mbps

Average availability

99%

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

Xfinity’s cable network is likely to offer faster speeds than DSL or satellite service, but Independence 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 Independence, $57.50.

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 Independence, $0.32.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Xfinity offers download speeds up to 3,000 Mbps and upload speeds up to 35 Mbps in Independence. These download speeds are available to 99% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Independence's providers, 429 Mbps.

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Internet coverage for rural areas

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

Satellite internet from HughesNet and Viasat offers 100% availability in Independence and surrounding areas. HughesNet starting prices are higher than average in Independence at $64.99/mo. for speeds up to 25 Mbps. Viasat starting prices are significantly higher than average in Independence at $69.99/mo. for speeds up to 150 Mbps. Satellite internet is a less appealing option for many Independence 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 Independence 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 Independence cable, DSL, and fiber-optic internet providers.

Internet provider frequently asked questions

AT&T is the fastest internet provider in Independence with download speeds up to 5,000 Mbps. These speeds are available to 96% of households in Independence. The next fastest internet provider in Independence is AT&T, offering download speeds up to 5,000 Mbps to 37% of the area.

Xfinity offers the cheapest internet in Independence with plans starting at $29.99/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in Independence, $57.50.

AT&T is the largest fiber-optic internet service provider in Independence, covering 37% of the city. Google Fiber also offers fiber internet in Independence and is available to 1.421% of households.

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.

Fiber and cable internet are similar internet service types, but fiber offers a few advantages over cable. Fiber internet can deliver faster upload and download speeds than cable in most areas, and is less vulnerable to slowed speeds during peak usage times. Cable does have the advantage over fiber in terms of availability, covering 89% of U.S. households compared to fiber’s 38%.

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.