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Overview of internet satisfaction and availability in Georgia

You'll find plenty of internet options in the Peach State, especially in highly-populated areas like Hotlanta and Augusta. Xfinity, Spectrum, and Cox are your primary cable internet providers, with download speeds of up to 2,000Mbps, depending on the provider. Spectrum and Cox also have fiber internet, as does AT&T, Google Fiber, and Brightespeed. If you can't get cable or fiber, DSL internet from AT&T and Brightspeed are your next-best options. Satellite internet from HughesNet and Viasat is ideal for rural areas.

Internet providers received an average satisfaction rating of 3.8 out of 5 stars from customers in Georgia.

That ranks Georgia 15th nationwide for internet customer satisfaction.

Learn more about our methodology

Internet customer satisfaction in Georgia

 3.8/5 average customer satisfaction rating
 15th national ranking for customer satisfaction

$73.65 average price per payment for internet, per household

86.2% of the time, advertised speeds meet household needs

3.8/5 average customer service rating of internet services

3.7/5 average reliability rating of services state-wide

Population:
10,936,299 people

2.64 average people per household

$56,927 average income per household

40 average age per household

54% of population employed

85

2% lower than national average

Ranked 40th nationally

82

10% higher than national average

Ranked 23rd nationally

97%

12% higher than national average

Ranked 40th nationally

76%

3% lower than national average

Ranked 42nd nationally

Average download speed
137 Mbps

2.09% higher than national average
Ranks 17th nationally

Average upload speed
65.9 Mbps

1.6% lower than national average
Ranks 11th nationally
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Fastest internet providers in Georgia

Provider Avg download speed Avg upload speed Availability Order online
West Carolina Tel 326.75 Mbps 316 Mbps 99.23% View Plans for West Carolina Tel
EPB 216.02 Mbps 183.89 Mbps 79.33% View Plans for EPB
Google Fiber 199.85 Mbps 167.5 Mbps 65.79% View Plans for Google Fiber
Cox Communications 194.38 Mbps 34.99 Mbps 95.73% View Plans for Cox Communications
Hotwire Communications 193.26 Mbps 156.54 Mbps 50% View Plans for Hotwire Communications
97% of people in Georgia have access to 100Mbps or faster broadband, ranking 39th nationally.

Internet by tech type

Internet tech type Avg download speed % of people with access % availability Learn more
5G Home 261.4 Mbps 94.58% 66.95% See all providers for 5G Home
Cable 951.73 Mbps 90.49% 85.44% See all providers for Cable
DSL 1271.42 Mbps 54.77% 83.5% See all providers for DSL
Fiber 3726.02 Mbps 81.85% 68.86% See all providers for Fiber
Fixed Wireless 24.95 Mbps 9.22% 65.92% See all providers for Fixed Wireless
LTE Home 150 Mbps 0.05% 98% See all providers for LTE Home
Satellite 122.11 Mbps 74.38% 96.98% See all providers for Satellite

Best cities for internet in Georgia

Cities in Georgia with the fastest internet

City Avg download speed Avg upload speed Fiber availability Fastest provider
Duluth 215.9 Mbps 105.85 Mbps 67% AT&T
Snellville 201.95 Mbps 131.18 Mbps 91% AT&T
Snellville 201.95 Mbps 131.18 Mbps 91% AT&T
Warner Robins 191.37 Mbps 39.87 Mbps 64% Cox Communications
Lilburn 191.27 Mbps 128.06 Mbps 72% AT&T
Lilburn 191.27 Mbps 128.06 Mbps 72% AT&T
Lawrenceville 189.61 Mbps 113.85 Mbps 77% PeachNet
Mableton 186.35 Mbps 80.14 Mbps 66% AT&T

Duluth is the best city in Georgia 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. Snellville and Snellville also earn top rankings, according to our data.

The most connected cities in Georgia

City Population Percent with access to high speed internet Percent with access to fiber internet Percent with access to 3+ providers
Atlanta 494,838 100% 100% 100%
Marietta 61,387 100% 100% 100%
Columbus 204,572 100% 91% 100%
Macon 156,554 100% 100% 100%
Savannah 147,583 100% 100% 100%
Augusta-Richmond County 196,060 100% 100% 100%
Dover 1 100% 100% 100%
Augusta 201,615 100% 98% 100%

Atlanta is the most internet-connected city in Georgia. Atlanta 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 Atlanta's residents also have access to three or more internet providers—an uncommon number of options compared to the rest of the state. Marietta and Columbus also make it to the top of our list.

Top cities in Georgia

Atlanta

Population: 494,838

Median income: $72,309

96.4 Mbps
avg. download speed

47.32 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

Columbus

Population: 204,572

Median income: $56,129

164.84 Mbps
avg. download speed

66.9 Mbps
avg. upload speed

100% have access to high speed internet

91.24% have access to fiber internet

100% have access to 3 or more providers

Fastest ISP
PeachNet

Augusta

Population: 201,615

Median income: $45,479

141.91 Mbps
avg. download speed

41.52 Mbps
avg. upload speed

100% have access to high speed internet

98.07% have access to fiber internet

100% have access to 3 or more providers

Fastest ISP
West Carolina Tel

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Methodology

HighSpeedInternet.com 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.

Georgia FAQs

What is the best internet option for rural areas in Georgia?

If you can't get cable internet from Cox, Spectrum, or Xfinity, you have several options for getting internet in rural areas. For land-based internet, your options include AT&T and Kinetic Internet by Windstream DSL internet with speeds of up to 140Mbps. If you can't get any wired internet connections where you live, your only option is satellite internet from HughesNet and Viasat.

What are the cheapest internet providers in Georgia?

If we compare similar plans, Xfinity is one of Georgia's cheapest cable internet providers. You pay $15 less per month than Spectrum for 100Mbps more bandwidth. Plus, it's cheaper than AT&T's 300Mbps fiber plan, too, so go with Xfinity if available. Google Fiber is a better megabit-per-dollar deal if you can get fiber and need gigabit speeds.

What are the best internet providers in Georgia?

Earthlink is the best national provider in Georgia for overall customer satisfaction based on our annual survey. You'll find it wherever AT&T offers fiber and DSL internet, which ranks fourth in our survey for overall satisfaction. Verizon (5G Home) ranks second on our list, followed by Spectrum (cable and fiber).

On a regional level, Google Fiber ranks highest in our survey, followed by T-Mobile 5G Home Internet.

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