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 or around 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.

Philadelphia internet at a glance

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

ProviderStarting price* Speed rangeInternet type
RCN$19.99/mo. 10 – 1,000 MbpsCable
Verizon Fios$39.99/mo.100 – 980/880 MbpsFiber-optic
Verizon High-Speed Internet $40/mo.1 – 24 Mbps DSL
Xfinity $34.99/mo.25 – 2,000 Mbps Cable

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.

What’s the fastest internet speeds 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 1,000 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.

Shop cheap internet plans from top Philadelphia providers

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. Xfinity, Verizon Fios and RCN pricing start below $50/mo. in most areas.

Cheap internet plans in Philadelphia, PA

  • RCN 10 Mbps Internet – $19.99/mo.* for up to 10 Mbps
  • Xfinity Performance Internet – $34.99/mo.* for up to 100 Mbps
  • Verizon Fios 50/50 – $39.99/mo.* for up to 50 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:

  • Public parks including Love Park, Franklin Square and Dilworth Park
  • Jefferson, Suburban and University City and Temple Center City SEPTA stations
  • Coffee shops including Elixr Coffee Roasters, Amalgam Comics & Coffeehouse and One Shot Cafe
  • All Free Library of Philadelphia locations

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.

Bundle TV and internet together

When moving, shopping for internet and TV services often goes hand in hand. To make your shopping a little easier, and to possibly save on monthly costs for TV and internet, consider bundling the two. Satellite TV providers DIRECTV and DISH also serve Philadelphia, but may not be available to bundle with any of the local internet providers.

Philadelphia TV providers

Watching Philadelphia sports

Fox channel 29 and NBC SportsNet Philadelphia will be your go-to networks for watching Philadelphia sports. If you want to watch out-of-market games, specialty sports packages will connect you to the teams and sports you want to see most. Call to tell our TV experts what teams you’ve got to see; they’ll recommend the best Philadelphia TV provider and package for you.

Moving to Philadelphia

Moving is never a breeze, but you can make it a little easier with these tips for a successful move. Click on the links below for guides to help you before, during and after your move.


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