Internet providers in Denver, CO

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1. Xfinity
99% available in Denver
Connection:
Cable
Download speeds up to
1000Mbps

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2. CenturyLink
100% available in Denver
Connection:
DSL & Fiber
Download speeds up to
940Mbps

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3. Rise Broadband
99% available in Denver
Connection:
Fixed Wireless
Download speeds up to
25Mbps
4. Starry Internet
32% available in Denver
Connection:
Fixed Wireless
Download speeds up to
200Mbps
5. Viasat
99% available in Denver
Connection:
Satellite
Download speeds up to
25Mbps
6. HughesNet
99% available in Denver
Connection:
Satellite
Download speeds up to
25Mbps

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7. Synergy Internet
95% available in Denver
Connection:
Cable & DSL
Download speeds up to
200Mbps
8. DirectLink
99% available in Denver
Connection:
Fiber
Download speeds up to
1000Mbps
9. Aerux Broadband
64% available in Denver
Connection:
Fixed Wireless
Download speeds up to
1000Mbps
10. Ting
50% available in Denver
Connection:
Fiber
Download speeds up to
1000Mbps
11. Live Wire Networks, Inc.
2% available in Denver
Connection:
DSL & Fixed Wireless
Download speeds up to
100Mbps
12. Roggen Telephone Cooperative Company
Available in Denver
Connection:
Fixed Wireless
Download speeds up to
10Mbps
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1. Comcast Business
99% available in Denver
Connection:
Cable
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1000Mbps

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2. Rise Broadband
99% available in Denver
Connection:
Fixed Wireless
Download speeds up to
25Mbps
3. Viasat
99% available in Denver
Connection:
Satellite
Download speeds up to
25Mbps
4. Ooma
99% available in Denver
Connection:
Wireless LTE
Download speeds up to
100Mbps
5. DirectLink
99% available in Denver
Connection:
Fixed Wireless
Download speeds up to
40Mbps
6. MHO Networks
99% available in Denver
Connection:
Fixed Wireless
Download speeds up to
10Mbps
7. Zayo Group
13% available in Denver
Connection:
DSL, Fiber, Fixed Wireless & Other Copper Wireline
Download speeds up to
1000Mbps
8. Roggen Telephone Cooperative Company
Available in Denver
Connection:
Fixed Wireless
Download speeds up to
10Mbps
9. ViaTV
Available in Denver
Connection:
Fiber
Download speeds up to
50Mbps
1. T-Mobile
Available in Denver
Connection:
Mobile
T-Mobile
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2. Verizon Wireless
Available in Denver
Connection:
Mobile
Verizon Wireless
4GLTE

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3. Xfinity Mobile
Available in Denver
Connection:
Mobile
Xfinity Mobile
4GLTE

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4. AT&T Wireless
Available in Denver
Connection:
Mobile
AT&T Wireless
5G

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How much internet speed do I need?

5+ Mbps

  • Regular browsing
  • Music streaming
  • Ideal for 1 person

10+ Mbps

  • HD video streaming
  • Casual gaming
  • Ideal for 1-2 people

20+ Mbps

  • Ultra HD streaming
  • Frequent gaming
  • Ideal for 2-4 people

40+ Mbps

  • Simultaneous HD streaming
  • Simultaneous gaming
  • Ideal for 4+

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What is the best internet provider in Denver?

The best internet provider in Denver is Xfinity, due to its wide availability, high-end speeds, and variety of plan options. Xfinity offers plans with up to a gigabit of speed, but if you don’t need that much speed (most internet users don’t) you can save money with a lower speed plan. Xfinity can be pricey if you’re going for maximum speed, but pricing on lower and mid-range speed plans is pretty competitive. It’s a cable network, so it’s dependable. And it maintains public hotspots across the city, available for Performance Internet subscribers or higher to get speedy Wi-Fi while hitting the streets.

CenturyLink is another solid option. If it’s available in your area, CenturyLink’s fiber gigabit plan is one of the best deals around. Fiber is the best internet you can get, with enough speed that you’ll never really need to think about your internet speed. And for $65/mo. you’re getting much better service than most comparably priced plans.

Spectrum provides some service in rural areas far outside Denver. Like CenturyLink, it has relatively fewer options compared to Xfinity. But none of Spectrum’s plans have data caps, meaning your internet won’t get throttled if you go over the data allowance for each month.

But what about the local providers? Friendly neighborhood ISP Live Wire Networks, Inc. delivers max speeds of 25 Mbps—not too shabby, if you ask us. Pick Live Wire or another local like Kentec Communications, Inc. if you place a high value on customer service and want money flowing back into the community.

In areas without access to wired internet, there are several options available for fixed wireless internet, as well as satellite internet through Viasat and HughesNet.

Where can you find cheap internet in Denver?

The cheapest internet plan in Denver comes from Xfinity, which offers a dirt cheap Performance Starter plan that delivers 25 Mbps.

If you need fast speeds but want it at a cheap price, CenturyLink’s fiber gigabit plan is one of the most affordable gigabit plans you could find anywhere. CenturyLink also has Price for Life offers on all of its DSL plans, meaning you won’t have to worry about surprise price hikes months after signing up.

Spectrum’s cheapest plan starts at under $50 per month (for the first 12 months) and delivers 100 Mbps speeds. That’s a fair price especially for such a fast speed over cable internet.

Many internet service providers also offer regular promotions and deals as incentives to sign up, so be sure to consult our internet deals page for more resources.

Pro tip:

If you’re living in a low-income household or have a family with K–12 or college students, you can apply for programs giving additional financial breaks. See our government programs guide for other affordable options.

What are the best TV providers in Denver?

On top of all those sweet internet options, there are also cable and satellite TV providers in Denver that will hook you up with some solid TV options. Xfinity is the best TV provider in Denver, and it delivers some sweet cable TV and bundle packages. DIRECTV and DISH are also solid TV providers that both deliver satellite TV in Denver.

Xfinity’s X1 platform is both affordable and versatile, featuring cloud DVR and HD options as well as a remote that is so well designed it literally won an Emmy. (We’ve used it ourselves, and it’s dope.)

Depending on your X1 package, you can get up to 220 channels. Along with premium networks like HBO® and SHOWTIME®, Xfinity has the most sports channels out of any of the TV providers in the Mile High City. Even better, Xfinity’s new Sports Zone feature lets you keep track of your favorite teams—letting you stay on top of stats and schedules for Broncos, Nuggets, and Rockies games all in one place.

Even if you don’t want a TV subscription, you can get an Xfinity Flex streaming box free with a regular Xfinity internet subscription. The Flex’s Pluto TV app hooks it up with 24/7 broadcasts of old TV classics like Baywatch and Degrassi: The Next Generation. You can also use the Flex to rent or buy movies, such as Stanley Kubrick’s Rocky Mountain classic, The Shining.

As far as satellite TV goes, DIRECTV has some good stuff too. DIRECTV plans in Denver feature as many as 330 channels—including all the favorites like ESPN, HBO, and Cartoon Network. Many of the plans also come with the NBA League Pass, giving you access to dozens of NBA games each week.

DISH’s satellite TV packages come with ESPN as well as ESPNU, the channel devoted to college sports. This is the deal for all you ice hockey fans who want to watch the Denver Pioneers take on Colorado College for the Gold Pan.

 

Internet and TV bundles in Denver

If you want your internet with a side of TV, you can bundle up for an internet and TV package from Xfinity in Denver. One of the best cable providers in the city, it offers prices starting at $79.99 a month (for the first 12 months) for packages with 200–1,000 Mbps speeds.

All of the plans come with cloud DVR services, support for HD resolution, and the nifty voice remote that comes as part of the X1 TV box. You can also watch premium channels such as HBO, SHOWTIME, ESPN, and connoisseur picks like the Outdoor Channel, BYU TV, and VICE.

Summary of Denver internet providers

Provider Type Download speeds up to User Rating
Xfinity Cable 1000 Mbps 3.0/5
CenturyLink DSL & Fiber 940 Mbps 2.0/5
Rise Broadband Fixed Wireless 25 Mbps N/A
Starry Internet Fixed Wireless 200 Mbps 3.5/5
Viasat Satellite 25 Mbps 2.0/5
HughesNet Satellite 25 Mbps 2.0/5
Synergy Internet Cable & DSL 200 Mbps N/A
DirectLink Fiber 1000 Mbps N/A
Aerux Broadband Fixed Wireless 1000 Mbps N/A
Ting Fiber 1000 Mbps N/A
Live Wire Networks, Inc. DSL & Fixed Wireless 100 Mbps N/A
Roggen Telephone Cooperative Company Fixed Wireless 10 Mbps N/A

Availability and speeds displayed are not guaranteed and are subject to change.

Technology Type

DSL:

DSL provides internet service via phone cables and is up to ten times faster than dial-up service.

Cable:

Cable provides internet speeds faster than DSL through the same cables used for cable TV.

Satellite:

Satellite internet is widely available, but offers slower speeds due to a far-traveling signal.

Fiber:

Fiber relies on glass strands to relay digital code and is much faster than both DSL and cable.

Fastest internet service providers in Denver

Xfinity offers internet at speeds up to 1000 Mbps

DirectLink offers internet at speeds up to 1000 Mbps

Aerux Broadband offers internet at speeds up to 1000 Mbps

Ting offers internet at speeds up to 1000 Mbps

Xfinity offers gigabit cable internet service, with download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps. This makes it an excellent choice for households that frequently use video streaming services like Netflix.

CenturyLink offers similar speeds through its Fiber Internet plan. Fiber is generally the fastest and most reliable kind of internet connection. CenturyLink fiber also comes with a free modem and installation. If this fiber option is available in your neighborhood, definitely consider it.

Spectrum also has really fast speeds, ranging from 100 Mbps to 940 Mbps. Spectrum doesn’t have much of a footprint in Denver though—its coverage area centers around parts directly south and east of the Pawnee National Grassland.

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CenturyLink vs. Xfinity

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Viasat vs. HughesNet

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Denver residential internet coverage

Two of the biggest internet providers in Denver are CenturyLink and Xfinity, and these two cover most of the city and surrounding areas. There are also several smaller providers that offer more localized service.

CenturyLink offers expansive coverage for the Denver area, from the Rocky Mountain Metropolitan Airport to the Centennial Airport. Some parts of the city have access to CenturyLink’s fast fiber connection, including Washington Park. The rest of the city gets affordable CenturyLink DSL service. Heads up: CenturyLink offers speeds up to 1,000 Mbps in the fiber service areas.

Xfinity offers a similar range of coverage for both high-speed cable internet and cable TV service. In fact, Xfinity is one of the top cable providers in Denver. Xfinity speeds also run up to 1,000 Mbps. For the most part, all of Denver is covered by Xfinity—there are only a few small gaps in the downtown area near Stout Street and 15th. Xfinity also offers Xfinity Wi-Fi hotspots, which allow you to connect when you’re away from home. This is a great way to enjoy streaming and social media on the go without draining your data.

Smaller providers in the area include Live Wire Networks and Kentec Communications. Live Wire offers internet service to residents on the west side of the city, between 17th and 10th and over past Santa Fe Drive. Kentec covers a small area on the east side of downtown from 17th Avenue to 1st.

If none of those internet providers offer good service where you live, you can also consider Viasat satellite internet, which offers nationwide coverage. Satellite internet services tend to be a little slower and more expensive than their land-based counterparts, but their wide availability is their strong point.

 

Free internet (Wi-Fi) at Denver libraries

Just like in any big city, Denver is full of public hotspots where you can catch some Wi-Fi for free.

This isn’t always the most reliable or secure way to access the internet—you can never be sure about the malware or hacking you may be vulnerable to on an open Wi-Fi network, especially one that isn’t password protected.

But one really nifty option is to get a mobile Wi-Fi hotspot from the Denver Public Library. Just whip out your library card to get access to a free hotspot and micro USB charger for up to three weeks: dozens are available from library branches across the city, and you can check them out just like you would a book, CD, or DVD.

It might be better to look into other options in the meantime, though, because as of mid-February there’s a waiting list of over 200 people to get one.

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Customer reviews of internet providers in Denver

Featured customer reviews

CenturyLink

“The service is reliable and the price is better than Xfinity. There was a little disconnect on installation day but overall the set up service was good.”

–John R.

actual customer Verified User

Xfinity

“I have been an Xfinity user for many years. Sad to say the service over the last year has gone from bad to terrible. We lose service three or four times a week.”

–Ian A.

 

Spectrum

“The service was good—a little expensive but good. Once I hit the second year of service, my bill went up an extra $20 a month.”

–Heather R.

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Denver internet FAQ

What is the best home internet in Denver?

We think Xfinity is the best option in Denver due to its wide availability, high-end speeds, and variety of plan options. This flexibility makes it a good choice both for those who are looking for high speeds, and those who are looking for something that fits their budget

What is the fastest home internet in Denver?

Xfinity offers 1 Gbps (1,000 Mbps) plans in the Denver area. Several smaller providers like DirectLink offer 1,000 Mbps fiber connections as well.  CenturyLink also has a similar fiber plan that offers speeds up to 940 Mbps.

Customer reviews of internet providers in Denver

Starry Internet

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Hannah B | 05-02-2021

I would never recommend Starry to anyone. The monthly fee is cheap, but it’s not worth it. The internet speed is too slow to support video. The connection turned on and off multiple times a day. They answer to your concerns promptly, but they are not helpful...they have no way of fixing the internet connection, and blamed it on the “router being too far from the television” (it was about 25 feet away). So frustrating.

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Starry Internet

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Austy E | 03-19-2021

Great price for WiFi!

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Mitchell F | 09-01-2020

Starry blows Xfinity out of the water. Xfinity is a chore with intentionally complicated robot menus to fatigue you in dealing with lousy service. Starry service is great. The speeds speak for themselves. 200 down for $50, and I've never seen it drop below 200.

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