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We combed through the fine print to help you compare the speed, pricing and customer service from the internet providers in your area.

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How can you find internet service providers in your area?

If you’re searching for “internet in my area” online, chances are you’re moving or are stuck in a bad relationship with one of the other major providers. The industry has the least satisfied customers in America, and many people don’t have any way to improve their situation — about 1 in 4 Americans only have one broadband provider in their area.

That’s due to a complicated array of factors: The high cost of building broadband infrastructure in such a large country, telecommunications monopolies and inaccurate reporting from the FCC all contribute to the problem. But the internet has actually been improving in the U.S. We currently have the 11th fastest speeds in the world at nearly 200 Mbps, and government programs like the Emergency Broadband Benefit have succeeded in getting more people online.

Compare the best service providers for home internet

Comparing providers head-to-head is one of the best ways to avoid overpaying for internet service or signing up for a plan that doesn’t fit your needs. Not all providers will be available in your area, but you can use this list to see how the largest ones compare to what’s available near you.

Where to find the best internet providers

When shopping for a new internet service provider, it’s likely you’ll discover internet options you previously didn’t know were available. It’s just as likely, however, that some ISPs you thought were (or hoped would be) available are not. Broadband access can vary significantly even in a single community, where one side of a street has access to fiber optic, for instance, and the other side does not.

If fiber optic internet is available in your area, it will almost always give you the fastest, most reliable speeds for the best value. If you can’t get fiber, your next best option is cable internet, but DSL may be a better choice if you’re looking for the cheapest plans. Lastly, satellite is a common go-to internet service in rural areas where fiber and cable are not available. Residents of rural areas may want to consider fixed wireless providers since they often have lower latency and higher data allowances than satellite providers.

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Not all internet connections are the same. Each internet type and provider presents specific advantages and potential disadvantages.

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How much should I pay for internet? What’s a good internet speed? After 20+ years of helping people find the best internet service for their homes, we’ve become experts at answering internet questions like these and ones you may not know you had.

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Don’t know a bit from a byte? We cut through the jargon to help you understand what kind of plan you actually need. Learn the internet terms you’ve always wondered about, what’s considered a good speed and the difference between upload and download speeds.

Read our first-time internet buyer’s guide

Speed is one of the most important considerations when choosing an internet service. The average household in the U.S. gets around 200 Mbps of download speed, but many people can get by with less. Discover what speeds you need and take our speed test to see what you’re currently getting.

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Finding affordable internet goes beyond comparing plan pricing. Look for hidden fees, price increases and data caps and cancelling service to get an idea of the true cost of internet. Also, be mindful of ways you can save, like switching providers or buying your own modem and router.

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Internet provider FAQs

Is Allconnect an internet provider?

No. We don’t provide internet service ourselves, but we connect you with the providers that are available in your area.

Often, more rural areas have fewer internet provider options due to the high cost of the infrastructure. Satellite providers HughesNet and Viasat are available everywhere, but don’t expect the higher speeds you would get from fiber or even DSL connections. However, Starlink is the newest player in the field, with speeds up to 150 Mbps and a starting price of $99/mo.

Larger ISPs like Verizon and AT&T are expanding their service areas every year and the federal government is working to bridge the digital divide that exists in rural areas by providing funds for smaller ISPs to also expand.

Joe Supan

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Joe Supan

Senior Writer, Broadband Content

Joe oversees all things broadband for Allconnect. His work has been referenced by Yahoo!, Lifehacker and more. He has utilized thousands of data points to build a library of metrics to help users navigate these … Read more

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Robin Layton

Editor, Broadband Content

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