Internet providers in Indianapolis, IN

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1. AT&T
72% available in Indianapolis
Connection:
DSL & Fiber
Download speeds up to
1000Mbps
2. Xfinity
52% available in Indianapolis
Connection:
Cable
Download speeds up to
1000Mbps
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3. Spectrum
22% available in Indianapolis
Connection:
Cable
Download speeds up to
940Mbps

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4. EarthLink
72% available in Indianapolis
Connection:
DSL & Fiber
Download speeds up to
1000Mbps
5. Mediacom
28% available in Indianapolis
Connection:
Cable
Download speeds up to
100Mbps
6. MetroNet
75% available in Indianapolis
Connection:
Fiber
Download speeds up to
1000Mbps
7. Viasat
99% available in Indianapolis
Connection:
Satellite
Download speeds up to
25Mbps
8. HughesNet
100% available in Indianapolis
Connection:
Satellite
Download speeds up to
25Mbps

User Rating (72)
9. Hoosier Broadband
83% available in Indianapolis
Connection:
Fixed Wireless
Download speeds up to
768Kbps
10. Precision Data Solutions, LLC
1% available in Indianapolis
11. Internet Communications Inc
56% available in Indianapolis
Connection:
Fixed Wireless
Download speeds up to
10Mbps
12. On-Ramp Indiana, Inc.
63% available in Indianapolis
Connection:
DSL & Fixed Wireless
Download speeds up to
10Mbps
13. Rice Belt
Available in Indianapolis
Connection:
Fiber
Download speeds up to
1000Mbps
14. NineStar Connect
95% available in Indianapolis
Connection:
Fiber
Download speeds up to
1000Mbps
1. AT&T
72% available in Indianapolis
Connection:
DSL & Fiber
Download speeds up to
1000Mbps
2. Comcast Business
100% available in Indianapolis
Connection:
Cable
Download speeds up to
1000Mbps

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3. Megapath
33% available in Indianapolis
Connection:
DSL & Other Copper Wireline
Download speeds up to
25Mbps
4. Mediacom
28% available in Indianapolis
Connection:
Cable
Download speeds up to
100Mbps
5. MetroNet
75% available in Indianapolis
Connection:
Fiber
Download speeds up to
1000Mbps
6. Viasat
99% available in Indianapolis
Connection:
Satellite
Download speeds up to
25Mbps
7. HughesNet
100% available in Indianapolis
Connection:
Satellite
Download speeds up to
25Mbps

User Rating (72)
8. Internet Communications Inc
56% available in Indianapolis
Connection:
Fixed Wireless
Download speeds up to
10Mbps
9. On-Ramp Indiana, Inc.
63% available in Indianapolis
Connection:
DSL & Fixed Wireless
Download speeds up to
10Mbps
10. Wintek Corporation
1% available in Indianapolis
Connection:
Fiber
Download speeds up to
100Mbps
11. Lightbound, LLC
12% available in Indianapolis
Connection:
Fiber
Download speeds up to
100Mbps
12. Zayo Group
31% available in Indianapolis
Connection:
Fiber
Download speeds up to
1000Mbps
13. Indiana Fiber Network
52% available in Indianapolis
Connection:
Fiber
Download speeds up to
1000Mbps
14. NineStar Connect
95% available in Indianapolis
Connection:
Fiber
Download speeds up to
1000Mbps
15. Precision Data Solutions, LLC
1% available in Indianapolis
16. Hoosier Broadband
83% available in Indianapolis
Connection:
Fixed Wireless
Download speeds up to
768Kbps
17. Rice Belt
Available in Indianapolis
Connection:
Fiber
Download speeds up to
1000Mbps
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What is the best internet provider in Indianapolis?

One of the great things about living in Indianapolis is that there are a lot of internet service providers (ISPs) to choose from, but even with such tight competition for the best internet service, several stand out from the pack.

Four different providers—AT&T, Rice Belt, MetroNet, and NineStar Connect—offer gigabit fiber connections, which offer the fastest, most reliable internet currently available. Xfinity and Spectrum also offer gigabit internet over cable.

With so many ISPs competing neck and neck for the fastest speeds, it’s important to consider other factors that can have a big impact on your internet experience. Factors like reliability and customer service can be just as important as speed, especially if you’re working from home or running a small business.

Another benefit particular to living in Indianapolis is that there are a number of local Indiana-based ISPs that offer incredibly fast and reliable fiber networks that are every bit as good as the services provided by nationwide companies.

One other important consideration is that although there are multiple providers offering high-speed fiber internet service, there are some considerable holes in their coverage areas. For example, while some areas such as Carmel and Greenwood have multiple options for fiber internet providers, there are other areas downtown and near the airport where not even cable networks have coverage.

Fortunately, there are still providers like Viasat and HughesNet that offer satellite internet, as well as fixed-wireless internet providers like On-Ramp Indiana and Precision Data Solutions. No matter what part of the city you live in, you should have access to at least a few options for high-speed internet.

Summary of Indianapolis internet providers

Provider Type Download speeds up to User Rating
AT&T DSL & Fiber 1000 Mbps 3.0/5
Xfinity Cable 1000 Mbps 2.5/5
Spectrum Cable 940 Mbps 3.0/5
EarthLink DSL & Fiber 1000 Mbps 3.5/5
Mediacom Cable 100 Mbps 2.5/5
MetroNet Fiber 1000 Mbps 4.5/5
Viasat Satellite 25 Mbps 2.0/5
HughesNet Satellite 25 Mbps 2.5/5
Hoosier Broadband Fixed Wireless 768 Kbps N/A
Precision Data Solutions, LLC Fixed Wireless 3 Mbps N/A
Internet Communications Inc Fixed Wireless 10 Mbps N/A
On-Ramp Indiana, Inc. DSL & Fixed Wireless 10 Mbps N/A
Rice Belt Fiber 1000 Mbps N/A
NineStar Connect Fiber 1000 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.

Highest-rated internet providers in Indianapolis

Of all the providers that serve the Indianapolis area, EarthLink was the highest-rated provider by customers nationwide in our ISP customer satisfaction survey. Xfinity, AT&T, and Spectrum follow in fifth, sixth, and seventh place for overall performance, respectively. Finally, Mediacom comes in at a distant fifteenth place, getting the lowest marks from customers out of all the nationwide providers in the area.

Xfinity also has the distinction of earning the number-one spot on the 2019 J.D. Power Survey for the US North Central regions (which includes Indiana), narrowly beating out AT&T, which also ranked “among the best” of those on the survey. Xfinity did slightly better than AT&T in terms of performance and reliability, while AT&T got better ratings for the cost of its service. Both earned top marks for their customer service.

With multiple providers offering ultrafast internet speeds, Indianapolitans might find themselves in the enviable position of having too many good options. To narrow down your choices, it’s important to look not just at speed and price but also at other factors like customer service and reliability. Our customer satisfaction survey is a good place to get a feel for how different providers compare.

Here are some other insights on how nationwide ISPs available in Indianapolis stand in customer satisfaction:

Spectrum generally landed in the middle of the pack in most areas of customer satisfaction; however, Spectrum customers did give it high marks for reliability, surpassing AT&T. They also ranked Spectrum just behind Xfinity for technical support and customer service.

Mediacom earned the lowest customer satisfaction ratings of any national ISP in every category of our survey.

Compared to many other metropolitan areas, Indianapolis has a large number of local ISPs offering services comparable to those offered by the big nationwide providers. Since these smaller ISPs don’t appear in many surveys, it’s important to pay attention to customer reviews to find out more about the quality of their service.

Fastest internet service providers in Indianapolis

AT&T offers internet at speeds up to 1000 Mbps

Xfinity offers internet at speeds up to 1000 Mbps

EarthLink offers internet at speeds up to 1000 Mbps

MetroNet offers internet at speeds up to 1000 Mbps

AT&T, Xfinity, Spectrum, Rice Belt, Metronet, and NineStar Connect are all the fastest internet service providers in Indianapolis. They all offer gigabit connections (1,000 Mbps) of one type or another. Speed is often the first thing that customers consider when choosing an ISP and fortunately for Hoosiers, there is no shortage of providers with speeds that get up into the gigabit range. But if speed is your main factor in choosing your internet provider, it’s also important to consider a few other factors, such as upload speed, reliability, and availability.

AT&T, Rice Belt, Metronet, and NineStar Connect all offer gigabit connections over fiber-optic networks. Fiber connections are not only lightning-fast, but also the most reliable connections around. Even at peak hours, you likely won’t experience any slowdown from traffic. Fiber also offers symmetrical upload speeds, which makes a huge difference if you livestream or use video chat often. If speed and reliability is what you’re looking for in your ISP, choose a provider with fiber connections in your area.

Cable connections can match fiber in pure speed, but there’s a big asterisk next to this claim. Cable networks can get bogged down at peak hours since you typically share your bandwidth with your neighbors. Cable lines are also geared toward getting data from the internet into your house, not the other way around. This means that upload speeds on cable are typically only a fraction of download speeds.

Despite these drawbacks, gigabit cable is still often the best choice. Fiber networks, while fast and reliable, are not nearly as widespread as cable. AT&T, for example, covers a large portion of Indianapolis, but not all of the areas it serves have access to its fiber network. Fiber is still the best choice for speed, but if it’s not available in your neighborhood, cable easily beats other options like DSL and satellite.

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AT&T vs. Xfinity

AT&T offers a wide range of affordable family plans. Xfinity has a widespread cable network that can match fiber download speeds.

Read more about AT&T vs. Xfinity

Xfinity vs. Spectrum

Xfinity has fast speeds that are widely available. Spectrum has simple package choices and no data caps.

Read more about Xfinity vs. Spectrum

AT&T vs. Mediacom

For speed and reliability, fiber connections like those offered by AT&T can’t be beat. If you want flexibility, Mediacom won’t lock you into a year-long contract.

Read more about AT&T vs. Mediacom

Indianapolis residential internet coverage

Connection speeds in Indianapolis are among the fastest you’ll find in the entire country.  Unfortunately, coverage is a bit patchy. As such, location is one of the most important things to consider when looking for a service provider. It’s a good idea to confirm with your ISP not only that it covers your location, but also that the plan you want is available in your area.

Fiber internet in Indianapolis

Indianapolis has four different options for fiber internet connections: AT&T, Rice Belt, Metronet, and NineStar Connect. Each of these networks offer speeds up to 1 Gbps (1,000 Mbps), which is fast enough for everyone in the house to be streaming HD video to a different device without any slowdown. In fact, you could invite all your neighbors to come over to stream video and play online games, and you still wouldn’t run out of bandwidth.

AT&T covers much more of Indianapolis than other fiber providers, especially the closer you get to the center of the city. However, while Rice Belt, Metronet, and NineStar Connect are fiber-only, not all of the areas covered by AT&T have access to its high-speed fiber network. In many areas, AT&T offers only DSL connections. In both Carmel and Cottage Home, for example, you can sign up for AT&T fiber internet. AT&T also serves Clifton, but the only options it has available there are DSL connections. If you don’t have access to fiber internet in your area, cable internet is a better alternative to DSL.

Cable internet in Indianapolis

Fiber has several significant advantages over cable, but in terms of pure download speed, cable internet can still give fiber networks a run for their money. Since the coverage of fiber networks in Indianapolis is still a bit patchy, cable internet providers offer a great solution for those who fall into the gaps. Comcast Xfinity and Charter Spectrum both offer cable internet services in Indianapolis and cover a large portion of the city. Their services also overlap in many areas, such as McCordsville and Plainfield, so you’re free to choose your provider based on other considerations than just speed.

Local ISPs in Indianapolis

If supporting local businesses is important to you, you’re in luck. There are many Indiana-based providers that have coverage in the Indianapolis area.

These companies provide a wide range of services. There are high-speed fiber providers like Rice Belt and Metronet that expand the availability of gigabit speeds throughout the city, as well as fixed-wireless providers like On-Ramp Indiana, Internet Communications, Inc., and Hoosier Broadband that provide fixed-wireless connections to areas that aren’t covered by wired networks.

These smaller, local ISPs are the reason why Indianapolis has so many options for internet service, so choosing one that fits your needs is both a win for you and a win for the community.

Indianapolis internet provider availability

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Customer reviews of internet providers in Indianapolis

Featured customer reviews

AT&T

“I absolutely love my service from with AT&T, however their customer service is a bit lacking. When I initially upgraded to Uverse from DSL it took a month and a half until I actually had service. Every time I called customer service (which was about twice per week) I was told someone would come to install within a few days. At the end of it, I was happy for the service I finally received but am detested at the lack of honest and speedy service. Overall I can say nothing but great things about my service. It does the job and exceeds my expectations.”

–Ashlee S.

Xfinity

“Would like to see lower pricing. Customer Service has improved quite a bit over past 2 years. Service goes down a lot compared to the previous provider we subscribed to, at least 2 or 3 times a month for an hour or more at a time.”

–S.C.

 

Indianapolis internet FAQ

Which is the best internet provider in Indianapolis?

Based on speed, reliability, and overall customer satisfaction, AT&T Fiber is the best option in Indianapolis. But there are also several local fiber providers like MetroNet, NineStar Connect, and Rice Belt that provide speed and reliability and aren’t usually tallied in nationwide customer satisfaction surveys. These can be great options, too, but you need to do your homework to find out which ones will be the best fit for you.

What internet providers are available in my area?

To see what providers are available in your area, enter your ZIP code into our tool at the top of the page. Since many of the networks in Indianapolis have some sizable gaps, it’s important to know if the ISP you want is available in your area.

What kinds of internet connections are available in my area?

With so many different providers in Indianapolis, you’re likely to have several options for connecting to the internet.

There are multiple fiber networks in Indianapolis from providers like AT&T, NineStar Connect, and MetroNet, which together cover much of the city. Cable internet connections are also widely available through Xfinity and Spectrum. Finally, there are also numerous options like HughesNet and Viasat for satellite connections and Internet Communications, Inc, and On-Ramp Indiana for fixed-wireless connections.  These cover all the gaps left by the other networks, ensuring that no matter where you live in Indianapolis, there are always options for broadband internet connections.

What internet services cover the rural areas outside of Indianapolis?

You can get satellite internet from HughesNet or Viasat in rural areas outside of Indianapolis. There are also fixed-wireless connections available in many areas from providers like Internet Communications, Inc., On-Ramp Indiana, and Hoosier Broadband.

Satellite internet is much slower and has much higher latency than a wired connection, so if there are wired connections that serve your area, they are usually a better deal. Still, providers like HughesNet and Viasat reach nearly every corner of the city, so if you don’t like your options, you always have these ISPs to fall back on.

How can I get fast Wi-Fi in Indianapolis?

Pretty much any high-speed internet plan can be used to set up a fast home Wi-Fi network in Indianapolis—you just need a Wi-Fi router. Most ISPs will give you the option of buying or renting a wireless router from them, but you can also buy your own. For more information on buying your own, check out our review of the <a href=

Customer reviews of internet providers in Indianapolis

XFINITY

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S. C | 08-08-2019

Would lik to see lower pricing. Customer Service has improved quite a bit over past 2 years. Service goes down a lot compared t the previous provider we subscribed to, at least 2 or 3 times a month for an hour or more at a time.

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AT&T

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Kim W | 06-08-2019

TERRIBLE. All around. Just terrible. Cell phone service, U-verse, and internet. Save yourself the headache and use another provider

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AT&T

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Ashlee S | 11-05-2014

I absolutely love my service from with AT&T, however their customer service is a bit lacking. When I initially upgraded to Uverse from DSL it took a month and a half until I actually had service. Every time I called customer service (which was about twice per week) I was told someone would come to install within a few days. At the end of it, I was happy for the service I finally received but am detested at the lack of honest and speedy service. Overall I can say nothing but great things about my service. It does the job and exceeds my expectations.

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