Internet providers in
Washington, DC

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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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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.

 
1. Verizon
Available in Washington
Connection:
Fiber
Download/Upload
speeds up to

940/880Mbps
2. Xfinity
Available in Washington
Connection:
Cable
Download speeds up to
200Mbps
3. RCN
Available in Washington
Connection:
Cable & Fiber
Download speeds up to
1000Mbps
4. Viasat
Available in Washington
Connection:
Satellite
Download speeds up to
25Mbps
5. Atlantic Broadband
Available in Washington
Connection:
Cable & Other Copper Wireline
Download speeds up to
100Mbps
1. Xfinity
Available in Washington
Connection:
Cable
Download speeds up to
200Mbps
2. RCN
Available in Washington
Connection:
Cable
Download speeds up to
1000Mbps
3. Viasat
Available in Washington
Connection:
Satellite
Download speeds up to
25Mbps
4. Windstream
Available in Washington
Connection:
DSL, Fiber & Other Copper Wireline
Download speeds up to
100Mbps
5. Broadview Networks, Inc
Available in Washington
Connection:
DSL & Other Copper Wireline
Download speeds up to
6Mbps
6. Megapath
Available in Washington
Connection:
DSL & Other Copper Wireline
Download speeds up to
25Mbps
7. Zayo Group
Available in Washington
Connection:
Fiber
Download speeds up to
100Mbps
8. TW Telecom
Available in Washington
Connection:
Fiber & Other Copper Wireline
Download speeds up to
100Mbps
9. Atlantic Broadband
Available in Washington
Connection:
Cable & Other Copper Wireline
Download speeds up to
100Mbps
10. Cogent Communication
Available in Washington
Connection:
Fiber
Download speeds up to
1000Mbps
11. Allied Telecom Group, LLC
Available in Washington
Connection:
DSL, Fiber & Other Copper Wireline
Download speeds up to
1000Mbps
12. Level 3 Communications
Available in Washington
Connection:
Fiber
Download speeds up to
1000Mbps
1. AT&T
Available in Washington
Connection:
Mobile
AT&T
4GLTE
2. Sprint
Available in Washington
Connection:
Mobile
Sprint
4GLTE
3. T-Mobile
Available in Washington
Connection:
Mobile
T-Mobile
4GLTE

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What is the best internet provider in Washington?

Washington Residential Internet Coverage

As the nation_s capital and home to some of the most sensitive information in the country, Washington DC relies on constant access to high-speed internet for communication and security.

Fiber internet is widely available in this region through Verizon Fios. Verizon_s fiber network covers all of eastern Washington DC. Much of the western part of the city also has coverage, excluding some waterfront areas like Sheridan-Kalorama and Normanstone Terrace. The Verizon DSL network is even larger than the fiber network, serving the entirety of Washington DC and most of its neighboring communities.

Cable provider Xfinity has an established network in the District of Columbia, running as far as Colonial Village in the north, Palisades in the west, Bellevue in the south, and East Corner in the east.

Another provider that reaches the majority of DC neighborhoods is RCN, which only has a few neighborhoods in the northeast that fall outside its coverage area.

Atlantic Broadband also has a significant presence in Washington DC, with coverage starting in Kent and Berkley in the west. The network stretches through the central part of the city, reaching neighborhoods like Logan Circle, Mount Vernon Square, Gallaudet, and Capital Hill. From there, it moves eastward to Woodridge, Kenilworth, and Hillbrook.

Internet Provider types in Washington


Cable

98%
Coverage

DSL

95%
Coverage

Fiber

41%
Coverage

Internet Provider availability in Washington,DC


3 Mbps
100%
availability

10 Mbps
100%
availability

25 Mbps
98%
availability
Broadband internet availability
(Internet faster than 25 Mbps)
98%
Washington
79%
USA

Summary of Washington Internet Providers

ProviderTypeDownload speeds up toUser Rating
VerizonFiber940 MbpsN/A
XfinityCable200 Mbps3.5/5
RCNCable & Fiber1000 Mbps3.5/5
ViasatSatellite25 MbpsN/A
Atlantic BroadbandCable & Other Copper Wireline100 Mbps3.0/5
Availability and speeds displayed are not guaranteed and are subject to change.

Customer Reviews of Internet Providers in Washington


Comcast rarely has good customer service. Our internet is spotty. We have to keep it, though, because we can't use another cable company and don't want a landline.

Mary Calhoun Washington, DC2014-05-17

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65/72people found this review helpful


Really expensive. Mediocre customer service. Reps are always nice, but never seemed to be authorized to do anything.

Mary Calhoun Washington, DC2014-04-14

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36/43people found this review helpful

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