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Overview of internet satisfaction and availability in District of Columbia

Xfinity and Verizon are your two primary wired internet suppliers in Washington, DC. Xfinity has cable internet speeds of up to 2,000Mbps, while Verizon's fiber goes a little higher at 2,300Mbps. Astound Broadband (RCN) is another cable and fiber internet provider in the area, with speeds topping out at 1,500Mbps and 2,000Mbps, respectively. T-Mobile's fixed wireless internet doesn't go multi-gig, but it's your best option over satellite internet if you're not happy with the wired internet services in your area.

Internet providers received an average satisfaction rating of 3.9 out of 5 stars from customers in District of Columbia.

That ranks District of Columbia 4th nationwide for internet customer satisfaction.

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Internet customer satisfaction in District of Columbia

 3.9/5 average customer satisfaction rating
 4th national ranking for customer satisfaction

$118.19 average price per payment for internet, per household

94.2% of the time, advertised speeds meet household needs

3.8/5 average customer service rating of internet services

4/5 average reliability rating of services state-wide

718,355 people

1.85 average people per household

$40,346 average income per household

23 average age per household

30% of population employed


53% lower than national average

Ranked 51st nationally


28% higher than national average

Ranked 4th nationally


11% higher than national average

Ranked 48th nationally


51% lower than national average

Ranked 51st nationally

Average download speed
141 Mbps

5.06% higher than national average
Ranks 15th nationally

Average upload speed
56.5 Mbps

15.65% lower than national average
Ranks 27th nationally
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Fastest internet providers in District of Columbia

Provider Avg download speed Avg upload speed Availability Order online
Astound Broadband 172.59 Mbps 21.23 Mbps 53.78%
Verizon Home Internet 166.22 Mbps 124.66 Mbps 98.68%
XFINITY 152.72 Mbps 21.39 Mbps 95.78% View Plans for Xfinity
Starry Internet 135.35 Mbps 74.51 Mbps 62.52% View Plans for Starry Internet
96% of people in District of Columbia have access to 100Mbps or faster broadband, ranking 48th nationally.

Internet by tech type

Internet tech type Avg download speed % of people with access % availability Learn more
Satellite 148.04 Mbps 95.61% 99.96% See all providers for Satellite
Fixed Wireless 421.14 Mbps 65.3% 71.08% See all providers for Fixed Wireless
Fiber 1412.78 Mbps 95.36% 88.84% See all providers for Fiber
DSL 15 Mbps 94.28% 100% See all providers for DSL
Cable 1200 Mbps 95.46% 85% See all providers for Cable
5G Home 270.78 Mbps 94.86% 84.02% See all providers for 5G Home

Best cities for internet in District of Columbia

Cities in District of Columbia with the fastest internet

City Avg download speed Avg upload speed Fiber availability Fastest provider
Washington 119.96 Mbps 62.23 Mbps 82% Zayo Group

Washington is the best city in District of Columbia for internet, shooting to the top of the list thanks to a combination of record-setting average download speeds, wide fiber-optic internet availability, and the presence of a reliable and well-rated internet provider.

The most connected cities in District of Columbia

City Population Percent with access to high speed internet Percent with access to fiber internet Percent with access to 3+ providers
Washington 670,587 100% 100% 100%

Washington is the most internet-connected city in District of Columbia. Washington makes it to the top of the list due to the high number of its residents who have access not only to high-speed internet, but also to fiber internet specifically. A large number of Washington's residents also have access to three or more internet providers—an uncommon number of options compared to the rest of the state.

Top cities in District of Columbia


Population: 670,587

Median income: $98,755

119.96 Mbps
avg. download speed

62.23 Mbps
avg. upload speed

100% have access to high speed internet

100% have access to fiber internet

100% have access to 3 or more providers

Fastest ISP
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Methodology relies on proprietary and exclusive data to analyze the customer and provider trends presented on this page. We analyze millions of results from our speed test tool to determine average statewide speeds, fastest speeds, and availability. Our annual customer satisfaction survey provides us with data for developing the satisfaction rating. We also draw from data provided to us directly by internet providers to determine available tech types and average speeds.

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