Internet providers in Philadelphia, PA
Find pricing and speeds of top high-speed internet providers in Philadelphia.
Residential internet providers in Philadelphia by availability
|Provider||Starting price*||Speed range||nternet type||Average Philadelphia availability
|Xfinity||$29.99/mo.||15 - 2,000 Mbps||Cable||93%
|Verizon Fios||$39.99/mo.||100 - 940 Mbps||Fiber||88%|
|Verizon DSL||$20/mo.||0.5 - 15 Mbps||DSL||87%
|RCN||$29.99/mo.||50 - 1,000 Mbps||Fiber||0.02%|
*Pricing per month plus taxes for length of contract. Additional fees and terms may apply. Pricing varies by location and availability. All prices subject to change at any time. May or may not be available based on service address. Speeds may vary. As of 06/20/19.
Xfinity, Verizon (DSL and fiber) and RCN are the largest internet service providers in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Xfinity offers cable to 93% of the Philadelphia population with gig speeds up to 1,000 Mbps in the majority of metro and metro-adjacent neighborhoods. Speeds up to 2,000 Mbps, or 2 Gbps, are available to less than 10% of the area.
Verizon DSL and Verizon Fios fiber internet are also available to the majority of Philadelphia although speed ranges differ. DSL speeds range from 0.5 to 15 Mbps, while fiber speeds range from 100 to 940 Mbps. Philadelphia residents in most neighborhoods have access to these top speeds from Verizon Fios. Select areas serviceable by Verizon DSL will only have the option to shop home phone service.
RCN also offers fiber internet in the Philadelphia area but only in select areas like southwest Schuylkill and northern metro Philadelphia.
Learn more about internet service providers and availability near your Philadelphia home when you call Allconnect® today.
Compare Philadelphia’s largest internet providers
Philadelphia internet subscribers can shop from major providers like Xfinity, Verizon and RCN for the internet connection type and plans they need. Compare providers offerings, unique features and more before you make your pick.
Xfinity is the largest cable provider in Philadelphia and offers speeds up to 2,000 Mbps, or 2 Gbps. Gig speeds vary by location.
Why Philly loves it
- Gig speeds – Connect as many users and devices to your internet connection as your home requires with speeds up to 2,000 Mbps in select areas.
- Wi-Fi hotspots – Get unlimited access to more than 18 million hotspots across the nation.
Verizon is Philadelphia’s largest DSL and fiber-optic provider, with DSL speeds up to 15 Mbps and fiber speeds ranging from 100 to 940 Mbps.
Why Philly loves it
- Network reliability – Verizon’s DSL internet connection is known for 99.9% reliability no matter the weather or your distance from the provider.
- Blazing upload speeds – Enjoy speeds up to 1 Gbps, or 1,000 Mbps, on a fiber-optic internet connection.
RCN also provides fiber-optic internet to a small percentage of Philadelphia with internet speeds from 50 to 1,000 Mbps.
Why Philly loves it
- No data caps – Stream, game and browse using an internet connection without data limits.
- No contract required – Don’t worry about a commitment to service. RCN allows customers to opt for month-to-month plans.
Fastest internet in Philadelphia
Philadelphia has above average access to fast internet speeds thanks to a variety of cable, fiber and DSL internet providers in the area. The FCC reports that 63% of Philadelphia has access to speeds up to 250 Mbps compared to about 49% of the U.S.
Philadelphia also has above average access to speeds up to 1,000 Mbps thanks to fiber and cable providers in the area that offer gig speeds. Only 12% of the country has access to similar speeds. Here are some of the fastest internet speeds you can find in Philadelphia.
Fastest max advertised download speeds
Xfinity offers speeds up to 1,000 Mbps, or 1 Gbps, throughout many central and southern Philadelphia neighborhoods like Spring Garden and Girard Estate. Less than 10% of the Philadelphia area has access to Xfinity speeds up to 2,000 Mbps.
RCN offers internet speeds up to 1,000 Mbps in select neighborhoods like northern Southwest Schuylkill and the northern area of metro Philadelphia. RCN currently services less than 1% of the Philly population.
Verizon Fios offers speeds up to 940 Mbps throughout much of Philadelphia, including the Spring Garden, Rittenhouse Square, Queen Village, Northern Liberties and Yorktown neighborhoods.
Find out more about the fastest internet speeds near your Philadelphia home when you call today.
Philadelphia Wi-Fi hotspots
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:
- Public parks including Love Park, Franklin Square and Dilworth Park
- Jefferson, Suburban and University City and Temple Center City SEPTA stations
- Coffee shops like Elixr Coffee Roasters, Amalgam Comics & Coffeehouse and One Shot Cafe
- All Free Library of Philadelphia locations
Popular providers like 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.
Moving to Philadelphia
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Last updated 06/20/19.