Internet providers in Philadelphia, PA

Find internet providers in Philadelphia and compare internet speeds and pricing from top providers near you.

What internet services are available in Philadelphia?

If you’re moving to Philadelphia or considering switching internet providers at your current home, you may be wondering “what internet can I get in Philadelphia?” Depending on where you live, you could have two or more internet providers to choose from.

Most Philadelphia residents will have access to cable and fiber optic internet services. DSL is also an internet option in most areas, but the speeds you get for the cost makes it a less practical option than cable or fiber internet. 

Internet availability in Philadelphia, PA

Philadelphia residential internet providers

Compare the largest internet providers in Philadelphia

Xfinity is the top cable internet provider in Philadelphia, but RCN is also available just outside the city. Verizon is the leading DSL and fiber optic internet provider in Philadelphia.

Philadelphia internet providers and available plans, pricing and speeds will vary by location. Click “Shop providers” to view internet providers in your Philadelphia ZIP code, or call to speak with our internet experts about internet plans available at your address.

Compare business internet providers in Philadelphia, PA

Find the business internet provider that fits your needs. Whether you’re a small business or growing rapidly, you’ll want your business to have the most reliable internet service. Choosing between providers shouldn’t be a difficult process — just remember to take into account your most important business needs.

If you’re inclined to choose a reliable service with a low starting price, consider Windstream. If you have a larger business with a lot of personnel, Crown Castle might fit your needs as they specialize in faster speeds. Xfinity is always a safe choice since they service more cities than the other providers. Verizon also offers a service with strict fiber usage as they expand their availability nationwide.

Many providers differ in the perks they provide to their customers, from extensive, 24/7 tech support to free online security. Call our experts to explore which provider might be best for you.

Fastest internet providers in Philadelphia

Download speeds 250 Mbps or higher

Philadelphia – 99%

Pennsylvania – 87%

U.S. – 73%

Download speeds 940 Mbps or higher

Philadelphia – 93%

Pennsylvania – 18%

U.S. – 16%

Philadelphia has access to some of the fastest residential internet speeds in the U.S. thanks to Xfinity’s Gigabit Pro plan, which has speeds up to 2,000 Mbps. Gigabit speeds are also available from Verizon Fios and RCN in select areas.

Fastest max advertised internet speeds in Philadelphia

  • Xfinity – Cable internet with speeds up to 2,000 Mbps
  • RCN – Cable internet with speeds up to 940 Mbps
  • Verizon – Fiber optic internet with speeds up to 940/880 Mbps

Cable internet from Xfinity and RCN offer the fastest max speeds in the Philadelphia area, but Verizon Fios is not far behind with download speeds up to 940/880 Mbps. The fiber optic connection you get with Verizon Fios will also give you faster upload speeds, up to 800 Mbps in select areas. Additionally, fiber optic internet is less vulnerable to decreased speeds during peak usage times.

Call to see what internet speeds are available from Philadelphia fiber optic and cable internet providers near you.

Cheap internet providers in Philadelphia 

The cheapest internet services usually come from DSL internet providers, but in Philly, cheap internet is just as likely to come from cable and fiber optic providers. In fact, all three major Philadelphia internet providers, Xfinity, Verizon Fios and RCN, have cheap internet plans that start below $50/mo. in most areas.

Cheap internet plans in Philadelphia, PA

  • RCN 100 Mbps Internet – $29.99/mo.* for up to 100 Mbps
  • Xfinity Performance Internet – $39.99/mo.* for up to 100 Mbps
  • Verizon Fios 200/200 – $39.99/mo.* for 200 Mbps

Bundling internet with other services or signing a term agreement are also good ways to save on internet service. When shopping for cheap internet in Philadelphia, be sure to consider fees that could add to your monthly internet costs, such as equipment rental fees and Wi-Fi service charges. 

Our internet experts can give you an idea of just how much internet costs in Philadelphia. Call to hear about internet pricing and additional fees from providers in your area. Or, click “Shop plans” to view starting prices for internet near you.

Free public Wi-Fi in Philadelphia

We’ve got you covered when it comes to all the good hot spots in Philly — the Wi-Fi hotspots that is. From popular local coffee shops to public transit, take a look at some places that you can stay connected while on the go.

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

Popular providers such as Verizon and Xfinity invest in a large network of Wi-Fi hotspots to keep customers across the nation connected to the internet outside of their homes. Look for available hotspots from your internet service provider around the places you work and shop.

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David Anders

Senior Writer, Broadband Content

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