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Internet providers in Dayton, OH

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Dayton, OH internet providers

Provider
AT&T $55.00 10 - 5,000 MbpsDSL98%
Spectrum $49.99 300 - 1,000 Mbps **Cable100%
Altafiber $39.99 250 - 1,000 MbpsDSL16%
HughesNet $64.99 25 - 25 MbpsSatellite100%
Viasat $69.99 12 - 150 MbpsSatellite100%
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Dayton internet service at a glance

At 100%, broadband coverage in Dayton is comparable to the rest of Ohio - 99%, and comparable to broadband coverage across the U.S. - 95%.

The vast majority of those living in the Dayton area will have access to cable, which covers 100% of Dayton residents. DSL internet is also an option for many, offering service to 97% of the area. Fiber-optic is less available but still a popular internet option for roughly 35% of those living in Dayton.

There are five internet providers serving the Dayton area, and 99.50% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among Dayton's five internet providers, prices start at $39.99 and available download speeds reach up to 5,000 Mbps.

Top high-speed internet providers in Dayton

The largest internet providers in Dayton are AT&T, Spectrum, and Altafiber bringing DSL and cable options to Dayton.

DSL internet from AT&T is available to nearly all Dayton residents, covering 98% of households. Many will also have the option of cable from Spectrum, which covers 100% of the area. Dayton’s third most-available internet provider, Altafiber, offers DSL to around 16% of Dayton 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

98%

DSL from AT&T offers broadband to nearly all households in Dayton covering 98% of the area.

DSL internet from AT&T uses telephone lines in Dayton 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 Dayton, $55.99.

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 Dayton, $0.47.

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 Dayton. These download speeds are available to 98% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Dayton's providers, 83 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

100%

Cable from Spectrum offers broadband to all households in Dayton covering 100% of the area.

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

Internet prices for Spectrum start at $49.99/mo.*, which is lower than the average starting price for internet in Dayton, $55.99.

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 Dayton, $0.47.

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 Dayton. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Dayton's providers, 83 Mbps.

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Altafiber DSL internet

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

1,000 Mbps

Max upload speed

0.768 Mbps

Average availability

16%

DSL from Altafiber offers broadband to a limited number of households in Dayton covering 16% of the area.

DSL internet from Altafiber uses telephone lines in Dayton 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 Altafiber start at $39.99/mo.*, which is significantly lower than the average starting price for internet in Dayton, $55.99.

Altafiber customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 250 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $0.16 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Dayton, $0.47.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Altafiber offers download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps and upload speeds up to 0.768 Mbps in Dayton. These download speeds are available to 16% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Dayton's providers, 83 Mbps.

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Internet coverage for rural areas

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

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

Internet provider frequently asked questions

AT&T is the fastest internet provider in Dayton with download speeds up to 5,000 Mbps. These speeds are available to 98% of households in Dayton. The next fastest internet provider in Dayton is Spectrum, offering download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps* to 100% of the area.

Altafiber offers the cheapest internet in Dayton with plans starting at $39.99/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in Dayton, $55.99.

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.

There are many factors that can influence internet speed. In many cases, restarting your router will resolve speed and connectivity issues. Other factors, such as peak usage times and speed throttling can also cause temporary speed issues.

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%.

Wi-Fi connects your device to a router, but that router needs to be connected to the internet for your device to also be connected to the internet. You need an internet service provider to get Wi-Fi.