Internet providers in Washington, DC

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1. Xfinity
98% available in Washington
Connection:
Cable
Download speeds up to
1000Mbps
2. Verizon
Available in Washington
Connection:
Fiber
Download/Upload
speeds up to

940/880Mbps
3. RCN
Available in Washington
Connection:
Cable & Fiber
Download speeds up to
1000Mbps
4. Viasat
99% available in Washington
Connection:
Satellite
Download speeds up to
25Mbps
5. HughesNet
Available in Washington
Connection:
Satellite
Download speeds up to
25Mbps
6. Atlantic Broadband
41% available in Washington
Connection:
Cable & Other Copper Wireline
Download speeds up to
100Mbps
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1. AT&T
100% available in Washington
Connection:
Wireless
Download speeds up to
10Mbps
2. Comcast Business
Available in Washington
Connection:
Cable
Download speeds up to
1000Mbps
3. RCN
Available in Washington
Connection:
Cable
Download speeds up to
1000Mbps
4. Windstream
59% available in Washington
Connection:
DSL, Fiber & Other Copper Wireline
Download speeds up to
100Mbps
5. Viasat
99% available in Washington
Connection:
Satellite
Download speeds up to
25Mbps
6. HughesNet
Available in Washington
Connection:
Satellite
Download speeds up to
25Mbps
7. DC Access, LLC
13% available in Washington
Connection:
Wireless
Download speeds up to
3Mbps
8. Windstream Enterprise
94% available in Washington
Connection:
DSL & Other Copper Wireline
Download speeds up to
6Mbps
9. Megapath
76% available in Washington
Connection:
DSL & Other Copper Wireline
Download speeds up to
25Mbps
10. Zayo Group
Available in Washington
Connection:
Fiber
Download speeds up to
100Mbps
11. Atlantic Broadband
5% available in Washington
Connection:
Cable & Other Copper Wireline
Download speeds up to
100Mbps
12. Cogent Communication
Available in Washington
Connection:
Fiber
Download speeds up to
1000Mbps
13. Allied Telecom Group, LLC
1% available in Washington
Connection:
DSL, Fiber & Other Copper Wireline
Download speeds up to
1000Mbps
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1. AT&T
Available in Washington
Connection:
Mobile
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2. Sprint
Available in Washington
Connection:
Mobile
Sprint
4GLTE

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3. T-Mobile
Available in Washington
Connection:
Mobile
T-Mobile
4GLTE

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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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Frequently Asked Questions

How much is Xfinity Internet by Comcast in Washington, DC?

Xfinity Internet by Comcast varies in price based on speed. Overall it’s one of the more affordable broadband Internet Service Providers in DC. The introductory price for Xfinity with speeds up to 60 Mbps is $29.99 per month. The fastest Xfinity service (with speeds up to 2000 Mbps) is $299.95 per month.*

*Prices are current as of 5/6/2019. Pricing and availability may change.

Can you tell me how turn off my Xfinity Wi-Fi hotspot?

When you turn off your Xfinity Wi-Fi hotspot at your home address, you prevent your Wi-Fi from being used as a public hotspot.

You can easily turn off or hide your Xfinity Wi-Fi hotspot.

  1. Log in to your Xfinity account.
  2. Click on My Services.
  3. Click on Internet.
  4. From the list of options, select Manage Your Home Hotspot.
  5. Click on Disable My Xfinity Home Hotspot feature.
  6. Click Save.
How do I get an Xfinity modem online?

Self-installing your Xfinity internet is fairly simple. If you want to get an Xfinity modem online and working yourself, order a self-install kit. It will include an xFi Wireless Gateway (a modem and router in one) and three cables: the power cable, coax cable, and Ethernet cable. Once you have your self-install kit, follow these steps to get your Xfinity modem online. If you want to use your own modem and router, refer to our guide on Xfinity compatible modems.

How do I boost a Wi-Fi signal from an Xfinity by Comcast modem?

You can boost a Wi-Fi signal from an Xfinity modem to reduce dead zones in your house (places where you can’t get a good internet signal).

By boosting (or extending) the Wi-Fi signal, you can solve this problem and extend your Wi-Fi into every corner of your house—even the backyard.

Try these tips to boost a Wi-Fi signal from an Xfinity by Comcast modem.

  • Move your router to a central location away from architectural features that can interfere with the signal, such as a fireplace, staircase, or wall.
  • Make sure your router has updated software. Out-of-date equipment can send a spotty signal.
  • Extend the coverage area of your home network with a Wi-Fi booster or repeater.
  • If you have a large home with multiple stories, you may need to install an Xfinity xFi Pod, which is more expensive than a simple booster, but it may be more effective for sprawling areas.
  • Get more in-depth information by reading “Improve Your Wi-Fi Speed in 10 Simple Steps.”
How do I make my Xfinity Wi-Fi secure?

If you want to complete banking or other sensitive transactions online, you need to learn how to make your Xfinity Wi-Fi secure. This can prevent hackers from getting into your accounts. There are simple security measures you can take at home and when you’re away from home to make your Wi-Fi safer. 

Many Xfinity customers don’t know that their home router by default is also a public Xfinity Wi-Fi hotspot. If you want to disable your home hotspot so it can’t be used as a public Wi-Fi hotspot, learn how to turn off Xfinity Wi-Fi.

If you want to get a secure connection on an Xfinity hotspot, here’s the scoop. Xfinity has two Wi-Fi networks Xfinity customers can access when away from home: an open network (called xfinitywifi) and a secure network (called XFINITY).

You need to set up a secure user profile on your device to use the secure network. Once it’s set up, it will automatically connect to the secure Wi-Fi when it’s available.

Follow these steps to use the secure, encrypted Xfinity hotspot.

  1. Download the Xfinity WiFi Hotspots app on your device.
  2. Go to https://prov.wifi.xfinity.com/, and enter your Xfinity username and password.
  3. Click Begin Installation, which will download an Xfinity secure Wi-Fi profile onto your phone. This secure profile has Xfinity’s password baked in.
  4. Enter your phone, tablet, or laptop password when prompted.
  5. Click Done. You can now connect to many free secure Xfinity Wi-Fi hotspots. You’ll need to do this on each device you use to access secure Wi-Fi networks.
How much is AT&T Fiber internet?

AT&T Fiber internet offers speeds from 100 Mbps to 1,000 Mbps, with prices ranging from $50 to $90 per month. Although AT&T does not offer internet service in Washington, DC, you can get blazing fast internet speeds comparable to AT&T Fiber internet with several providers in the area, including Verizon, RCN, and Xfinity.

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What is the best internet provider in Washington?

Internet Provider Types in Washington


Cable

98%
Coverage


DSL

95%
Coverage


Fiber

41%
Coverage

Internet Speed Availability in Washington


3 Mbps

100%
Availability


10 Mbps

100%
Availability


25 Mbps

98%
Availability

Broadband Internet Availability

(Internet faster than 25 Mbps)

98%
Washington
98%
District of Columbia
79%
USA

Washington Residential Internet Coverage

Over 98% of Washington, DC, residents have access to broadband internet service that’s at least 25 Mbps. If you compare internet providers by coverage area, Xfinity has the most comprehensive coverage in the DC metro area. Xfinity offers service to all of DC except a few small sections of Foggy Bottom, Capitol Hill, and Shepherd Park.

RCN covers most of DC but is not available to some neighborhoods in Northeast DC. Verizon's fiber network reaches most of Washington, DC. Verizon’s excluded areas include some waterfront neighborhoods like Sheridan-Kalorama and Woodland-Normanstone Terrace as well as sections of Foggy Bottom, Park View, Shepherd Park, and Foxhall Village.

Atlantic Broadband is also widely available, excluding small pockets along the Southwest Waterfront and a few spots in the Northwest.

There are also hundreds of free public Wi-Fi hotspots throughout the city, making it easy to stay connected whether you’re catching some sunshine at the park or avoiding tourists at the local pub. Some providers, such as Xfinity, offer customers access to secure Wi-Fi hotspots throughout the city.

 

Highest-Rated Internet Service Providers in Washington, DC

For six years in a row, Verizon has ranked #1 in 2018 among all Internet Service Providers in the eastern US, based on surveys conducted by J.D. Power. Verizon also placed first in 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013. Other highly rated DC internet providers include Xfinity (Xfinity landed second in the J.D. Power survey) and RCN, which was ranked as the best internet service in our 2018 ISP satisfaction survey.

Many Washington, DC, internet providers offer bundle options for phone, internet, and TV. Check out the availability map to view internet providers in your neighborhood.

 

Fastest Internet Service Providers in Washington

Xfinity offers internet at speeds up to 1000 Mbps

Verizon offers internet at speeds up to 940 Mbps

RCN offers internet at speeds up to 1000 Mbps

Viasat offers internet at speeds up to 25 Mbps

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Summary of Washington internet providers

Provider Type Download speeds up to User Rating
Xfinity Cable 1000 Mbps 2.5/5
Verizon DSL & Fiber 940 Mbps 3.0/5
RCN Cable & Fiber 1000 Mbps 3.0/5
Viasat Satellite 25 Mbps 2.0/5
HughesNet Satellite 25 Mbps 2.5/5
Atlantic Broadband Cable & Other Copper Wireline 100 Mbps 2.5/5

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.

Customer reviews of internet providers in Washington

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