Internet providers in Detroit, MI

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1. Xfinity
97% available in Detroit
Connection:
Cable
Download speeds up to
1000Mbps

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2. AT&T
99% available in Detroit
Connection:
DSL & Fiber
Download speeds up to
5000Mbps
3. Spectrum
93% available in Detroit
Connection:
Cable
Download speeds up to
1000Mbps
(wireless speeds may vary)

Speed based on wired connection and may vary by address. Wireless speeds may vary. Services subject to all applicable service terms and conditions, subject to change. Services not available in all areas. Restrictions apply.

4. EarthLink
96% available in Detroit
Connection:
DSL & Fiber
Download speeds up to
1000Mbps

User Rating (44)
5. WOW!
84% available in Detroit
Connection:
Cable
Download speeds up to
1000Mbps

User Rating (17)
6. T-Mobile Home Internet
99% available in Detroit
Connection:
5G Home
Download speeds up to
182Mbps

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7. HughesNet
99% available in Detroit
Connection:
Geo Satellite
Download speeds up to
25Mbps

User Rating (124)
8. Viasat
99% available in Detroit
Connection:
Satellite
Download speeds up to
100Mbps
9. Xtream Powered by Mediacom
7% available in Detroit
Connection:
Cable
Download speeds up to
100Mbps
10. Ultra Home Internet
99% available in Detroit
Connection:
5G Home
Download speeds up to
182Mbps

User Rating (0)
11. Synergy Internet
95% available in Detroit
Connection:
Cable, DSL & Fiber
Download speeds up to
1000Mbps
12. TOAST.net
60% available in Detroit
Connection:
DSL & Fiber
Download speeds up to
1000Mbps
13. Rocket Fiber
56% available in Detroit
Connection:
Fiber
Download speeds up to
10000Mbps
14. Iserv
82% available in Detroit
Connection:
DSL
Download speeds up to
6Mbps
1. Comcast Business
98% available in Detroit
Connection:
Cable
Download speeds up to
1000Mbps

User Rating (10)
2. Spectrum
93% available in Detroit
Connection:
Cable
Download speeds up to
1000Mbps
(wireless speeds may vary)

Speed based on wired connection and may vary by address. Wireless speeds may vary. Services subject to all applicable service terms and conditions, subject to change. Services not available in all areas. Restrictions apply.

3. WOW!
84% available in Detroit
Connection:
Cable
Download speeds up to
1000Mbps

User Rating (17)
4. HughesNet
99% available in Detroit
Connection:
Geo Satellite
Download speeds up to
25Mbps

User Rating (124)
5. Viasat
99% available in Detroit
Connection:
Satellite
Download speeds up to
100Mbps
6. Xtream Powered by Mediacom
7% available in Detroit
Connection:
Cable
Download speeds up to
100Mbps
7. Synergy Internet
95% available in Detroit
Connection:
Cable & DSL
Download speeds up to
200Mbps
8. TOAST.net
60% available in Detroit
Connection:
DSL & Fiber
Download speeds up to
1000Mbps
9. Ooma
50% available in Detroit
Connection:
Wireless LTE
Download speeds up to
100Mbps
10. Zayo Group
33% available in Detroit
Connection:
DSL, Fiber, Fixed Wireless & Other Copper Wireline
Download speeds up to
1000Mbps
11. Rocket Fiber
56% available in Detroit
Connection:
Fiber
Download speeds up to
10000Mbps
12. Iserv
82% available in Detroit
Connection:
DSL
Download speeds up to
6Mbps
1. T-Mobile
Available in Detroit
Connection:
Mobile
T-Mobile
4GLTE

User Rating
2. Verizon Wireless
Available in Detroit
Connection:
Mobile
Verizon Wireless
4GLTE

User Rating
3. AT&T Wireless
Available in Detroit
Connection:
Mobile
AT&T Wireless
5G

User Rating
4. Xfinity Mobile
Available in Detroit
Connection:
Mobile
Xfinity Mobile
4GLTE

User Rating
5. Mint
Available in Detroit
Connection:
Mobile
Mint
4GLTE

User Rating
6. Visible
Available in Detroit
Connection:
Mobile
Visible
4GLTE

User Rating

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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What is the fastest internet provider in Detroit?

The fastest major internet service provider (ISP) in Detroit is AT&T, with fiber speeds up to 5,000 Mbps. While that’s probably more speed than you need, AT&T has a variety of high-speed fiber plans that come with all the benefits of fiber-optic internet. 

Xfinity is the fastest cable ISP in Detroit, with its Gigabit plan offering speeds up to 1,200 Mbps. Like AT&T, Xfinity offers a good variety of speed tiers to choose from. Xfinity came in at second in our fastest internet providers in 2022 analysis, higher than any other cable ISP.

Rocket fiber is technically the fastest ISP in the Detroit area, with internet speeds up to an incredible 10,000 Mbps—but Rocket Fibers’ availability isn’t as good as the ISPs mentioned above.

ProviderMax speeds (download/upload)Internet typeView plans
AT&T5,000 Mbps/5,000 Mbps*Fiber, DSL
Xfinity1,200/35 MbpsCableView Plans
SpectrumUp to 1,000/35 MbpsCableView Plans
EarthlinkUp to 1000 Mbps/1000 MbpsFiber, DSLView Plans

*Wireless speeds may vary.

 

What is the cheapest internet provider in Detroit?

Wow! Is the cheapest internet provider in Detroit, offering 100 Mbps for just $19.99 per month—a great value. Xfinity has affordable internet plans starting at $25 per month, but at 50 Mbps, is not as good of a bargain as Wow!’s starter plan. 

Spectrum has the most expensive starter plan, at $50 per month, but you get speeds to match with 300 Mbps—that’s more speed per dollar than Wow! or Xfinity’s budget plans.

The satellite internet provider, Viasat, has affordable plans starting at $30 per month, but Satellite internet is the slowest type of internet—still, this might be a good option for those with minimal internet needs.  

 

ProviderPriceMax speedsView plans
Wow!$19.99/mo.*Up to 100 MbpsView Plans
Xfinity$25.00/mo.**Up to 50 MbpsView Plans
Viasat$30.00/mo.***12 Mbps
Spectrum$49.00/mo.*****300 MbpsView Plans

*With enrollment in AutoPay & paperless billing. Equipment & speed availability vary by area. $10 off for 12 months on regular rate of $39.99.

**For the first 12 months with a 1-year agreement. Taxes and equipment not included.

***Offer available to new qualifying customers. One-time standard installation fee may be due at checkout. Minimum 24-month service term required. Equipment lease fee is $12.99/mo. Taxes apply. Service is not available in all areas. Offer may be changed or withdrawn at any time.

****Limited time offer; subject to change; valid to qualified residential customers who have not subscribed to any services within the previous 30 days and who have no outstanding obligation to Charter. 

 

 

What are the fiber internet providers in Detroit?

AT&T is the major fiber internet provider in the Detroit area, and with speeds up to 5,000 Mbps, it’s also one of the fastest. But the fastest ISP in Detroit is Rocket Fiber, with internet speeds up to 10,000, but AT&T has better availability in Detroit. 

Earthlink is another great provider in the Detroit area. Earthlink’s plans reach speeds up to 1,000 Mbps, more than enough speed for the majority of households. But where Earthlink really shines is in its customer service and satisfaction—Earthlink scored first place in our annual customer satisfaction survey.

The smaller fiber ISPs Toast.net and Synergy internet are also available in the Detroit area.

 

Fiber internet providers in Detroit

  • AT&T —Fiber speeds up to 5,000 Mbps
  • Rocket Fiber—Fiber speeds up to 10,000 Mbps
  • EarthLink—Fiber speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • TOAST.net—Fiber speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • Synergy Internet—Fiber speeds up to 1,000 Mbps

What is the best internet provider in Detroit?

AT&T, Xfinity, and EarthLink all have great coverage and fast speeds available to most of metro Detroit. These three ISPs also have widely available gigabit speeds for large households and internet speed demons.

Each of these providers—along with every other ISP operating in the city—has its own pros and cons.

For one, AT&T has great starting prices and bundles, but its fiber network is only available to a little more than half of Detroit households. Xfinity is a little more expensive, but its fast cable internet speeds can be found pretty much everywhere.

Summary of Detroit internet providers

Provider Type Download speeds up to User Rating
Xfinity Cable 1000 Mbps 2.5/5
AT&T DSL & Fiber 5000 Mbps 2.0/5
Spectrum Cable 1000 Mbps
(wireless speeds may vary)
2.5/5
EarthLink DSL & Fiber 1000 Mbps 2.0/5
WOW! Cable 1000 Mbps 3.0/5
T-Mobile Home Internet 5G Home 182 Mbps 4.0/5
HughesNet Geo Satellite 25 Mbps 1.5/5
Viasat Satellite 100 Mbps 1.5/5
Xtream Powered by Mediacom Cable 100 Mbps N/A
Ultra Home Internet 5G Home 182 Mbps N/A
Synergy Internet Cable, DSL & Fiber 1000 Mbps N/A
TOAST.net DSL & Fiber 1000 Mbps N/A
Rocket Fiber Fiber 10000 Mbps N/A
Iserv DSL 6 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 Detroit

EarthLink and AT&T come in first and second place for overall customer satisfaction in our annual customer satisfaction survey. This is the second year in a row that EarthLink has had the happiest customers. It placed first for customer satisfaction in every category: speed, price, reliability, and customer service.

AT&T also gets high marks for customer satisfaction, particularly in the price and reliability categories. As for the other two categories, AT&T fiber internet customers rated their satisfaction higher than DSL customers.

As far as Xfinity and Spectrum, which are both present in metro Detroit, they fall toward the low end of the 12 ISPs included in the survey—but don’t write them off just yet. Almost 90% of Xfinity and Spectrum customers report that their internet service usually or always meets their bandwidth needs.

Fastest internet service providers in Detroit

Rocket Fiber offers internet at speeds up to 10000 Mbps

AT&T offers internet at speeds up to 5000 Mbps

Xfinity offers internet at speeds up to 1000 Mbps

Spectrum offers internet at speeds up to 1000 Mbps

 

Many internet providers in Detroit offer speeds up to 1,000 Mbps (1 Gbps or gigabit), and you may even find providers offering even more than a gig. Of course, not everyone has access to those ridiculously fast speeds (or wants to pay for them). But chances are good that you’ll find fast speeds in your area.

Download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps are available to 100% of Detroit zip codes. Gigabit internet speeds are great for large families, exceptionally heavy internet users, or people who just want to get the fastest speed and never think about it again. Fiber gigabit internet, like that provided by AT&T and EarthLink, is especially great for anyone looking for lightning fast upload speeds as well as fast download speeds.

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AT&T vs. Xfinity

Both AT&T and Xfinity are widely available around Detroit, but Xfinity has faster speeds and AT&T’s fiber plans can be a better deal.

Read more about AT&T vs. Xfinity

AT&T vs. Spectrum

Spectrum’s wider availability makes it a great option for internet speed demons everywhere, but AT&T’s fiber plans are a great value if they’re available in your area.

Read more about AT&T vs. Spectrum

Xfinity vs. Spectrum

Both of these ISPs offer fast cable internet connections, but each has an edge. Spectrum’s unlimited data is perfect for heavy-usage households, and Xfinity’s max speeds go above and beyond.

Read more about Xfinity vs. Spectrum

Detroit residential internet coverage

AT&T

AT&T offers both fiber and DSL internet coverage in Detroit. The provider’s fiber service is much faster than its DSL plans in the area (up to 5,000 Mbps for fiber compared to 100 Mbps for DSL), so it’s good that AT&T’s fiber network covers more than half the city.

 

Xfinity

Xfinity, like AT&T, is available throughout Detroit and beyond. This cable provider covers a large part of southeast Michigan extending from Detroit out to Ann Arbor and up to Flint. There are a few gaps in coverage around the Detroit Metro Airport, Wyandotte, and Farmington. But for the most part, you can find fast Xfinity Internet and speeds up to 1,000 Mbps anywhere around metro Detroit.

 

Spectrum

Though Spectrum provides its speedy cable internet services to a large part of Michigan, its presence in Detroit is still pretty minimal. You can find Spectrum Internet in Warrendale and around Detroit Metro Airport.

 

Other providers

Several smaller ISPs operate throughout metro Detroit as well, including fiber providers like WOW!, EarthLink, and Rocket Fiber. And according to data from the FCC’s Fixed Broadband Deployment Map, almost all of metro Detroit has three or more options for internet plans with speeds of at least 25 Mbps.

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Featured customer reviews

 

“I have been an AT&T customer 25+ years, and have defended their service against co-workers and family members alike.”

–Christopher K.

Xfinity

 

“Overall, as far as big telecoms companies go (I currently work at the biggest one) comcast honestly isn’t THAT bad. They keep their network up to date and I think that the secret to dealing with them is being educated.”

–David B.

Spectrum

 

“I’m very happy with my service with Charter/Spectrum. We rarely have problems, and when we do, Charter is on top of it, restoring service very quickly.”

–Michelle L.

Detroit internet FAQ

What is the best internet provider in Michigan?

It’s hard to say if there is one best ISP in an entire state, but both AT&T and Spectrum are widely available throughout Michigan. And since availability is the most important part of internet service, we’d hazard that one of those two providers is your best bet. Xfinity also has great availability in southeast Michigan and offers competitive speeds and prices.

But choosing the best internet service for you goes a bit beyond finding which ISPs are generally good. You should also consider availability in your area, how much internet speed you need, and price when picking a plan. 

What's the fastest internet in Detroit?

Xfinity is the fastest internet provider in Detroit according to our study of the fastest internet providers in the Midwest. But several internet providers offer gigabit (and even multigigabit) internet speeds across the city, including Xfinity, AT&T, EarthLink, Spectrum, WOW!, Toast.net, and Rocket Fiber (now Snip Internet).

How much does internet cost in Detroit?

Prices for internet plans in Detroit range from $20 to over $100 per month. That covers a variety of internet speeds, but comparing your options and checking out internet deals can save you some money. Our favorite plan is AT&T Internet 300, which costs $55 a month for speeds up to 300 Mbps.

Customer reviews of internet providers in Detroit

AT&T

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Ava A | 07-07-2021

Internet speed is slow for the price. Customer service is absolutely horrible. Left hand doesn’t know what the right hand is doing

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XFINITY

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Ruppert H | 07-07-2021

Internet constantly goes in and out several times a day. This interrupts my work and life. Xfinity customer service troubleshooting but the system still fails daily.

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Easy Internet Now

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April T | 02-04-2021

I love the service and customer service they ROCK IN MY BOOK...

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