Internet providers in Kansas City, MO

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1. AT&T
78% available in Kansas City
Connection:
DSL & Fiber
Download speeds up to
5000Mbps
2. Google Fiber
98% available in Kansas City
Connection:
Fiber
Download speeds up to
2000Mbps

User Rating (23)

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3. CenturyLink
94% available in Kansas City
Connection:
DSL
Download speeds up to
80Mbps

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4. Spectrum
95% available in Kansas City
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.

5. Xfinity
88% available in Kansas City
Connection:
Cable
Download speeds up to
1000Mbps

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6. EarthLink
75% available in Kansas City
Connection:
DSL & Fiber
Download speeds up to
1000Mbps

User Rating (44)
7. Viasat
99% available in Kansas City
Connection:
Satellite
Download speeds up to
100Mbps
8. Mercury Broadband
99% available in Kansas City
Connection:
Fixed Wireless
Download speeds up to
100Mbps
9. Wisper
40% available in Kansas City
Connection:
Fixed Wireless
Download speeds up to
400Mbps
10. T-Mobile Home Internet
99% available in Kansas City
Connection:
5G Home
Download speeds up to
182Mbps

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11. HughesNet
99% available in Kansas City
Connection:
Satellite
Download speeds up to
25Mbps

User Rating (124)

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12. Ultra Home Internet
99% available in Kansas City
Connection:
5G Home
Download speeds up to
110Mbps

User Rating (0)
13. United Fiber
1% available in Kansas City
Connection:
Fiber
Download speeds up to
1000Mbps
14. liNKCity
14% available in Kansas City
Connection:
Fiber
Download speeds up to
100Mbps
15. Consolidated Communications
65% available in Kansas City
Connection:
Cable, DSL & Fiber
Download speeds up to
1000Mbps
16. KCCoyote, Inc.
91% available in Kansas City
Connection:
Fixed Wireless
Download speeds up to
25Mbps
17. Total Highspeed LLC
99% available in Kansas City
Connection:
Fiber & Fixed Wireless
Download speeds up to
1000Mbps
1. CenturyLink
94% available in Kansas City
Connection:
DSL
Download speeds up to
80Mbps

Order online – Fiber Internet up to 100 Mbps for $50/mo for 12 months

2. Comcast Business
88% available in Kansas City
Connection:
Cable
Download speeds up to
1000Mbps

User Rating (10)
3. Spectrum
95% available in Kansas City
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. Viasat
99% available in Kansas City
Connection:
Satellite
Download speeds up to
100Mbps
5. Mercury Broadband
99% available in Kansas City
Connection:
Fixed Wireless
Download speeds up to
100Mbps
6. Wisper
40% available in Kansas City
Connection:
Fixed Wireless
Download speeds up to
400Mbps
7. HughesNet
99% available in Kansas City
Connection:
Satellite
Download speeds up to
25Mbps

User Rating (124)

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8. Ooma
50% available in Kansas City
Connection:
Wireless LTE
Download speeds up to
100Mbps
9. United Fiber
1% available in Kansas City
Connection:
Fiber
Download speeds up to
1000Mbps
10. liNKCity
14% available in Kansas City
Connection:
Fiber
Download speeds up to
100Mbps
11. Zayo Group
26% available in Kansas City
Connection:
DSL, Fiber, Fixed Wireless & Other Copper Wireline
Download speeds up to
1000Mbps
12. Consolidated Communications
65% available in Kansas City
Connection:
Cable, DSL & Fiber
Download speeds up to
1000Mbps
13. Total Highspeed LLC
99% available in Kansas City
Connection:
Fiber & Fixed Wireless
Download speeds up to
1000Mbps
1. T-Mobile
Available in Kansas City
Connection:
Mobile
T-Mobile
4GLTE

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2. Verizon Wireless
Available in Kansas City
Connection:
Mobile
Verizon Wireless
4GLTE

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3. AT&T Wireless
Available in Kansas City
Connection:
Mobile
AT&T Wireless
5G

User Rating
4. Xfinity Mobile
Available in Kansas City
Connection:
Mobile
Xfinity Mobile
4GLTE

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

User Rating
6. Visible
Available in Kansas City
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 best internet provider in Kansas City?

When comparing the various internet service providers (ISPs) available in the Kansas City, Missouri area, several stand out right away. AT&T, Xfinity, and Consolidated Communications all offer connections with download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps. Topeka residents also have access to Cox cable internet, which comes in close to gigabit speeds with download speeds reaching 940 Mbps.

Kansas City also has access to Google Fiber, which has excellent coverage downtown and also spreads to much of the surrounding area, reaching as far out as Lee’s Summit, Claycomo, and Olathe. For those areas with access, Google Fiber offers a fast, reliable connection that has great customer reviews.

Kansas City is a great location for high-speed internet, with broadband speeds available in almost every corner of the city and a huge selection of providers to choose from. One important consideration when choosing your ISP is that some plans are available only in certain areas.

For example, AT&T and Xfinity might both be available in your area and offer gigabit internet service. However, Xfinity’s high-speed cable is widely available, while AT&T’s high-speed fiber connections are available only in some of the areas they serve. AT&T’s fiber connection is also available in some areas like Independence, where Google Fiber doesn’t reach.

Make sure that the ISP of your choice not only is available in your area, but also offers the kind of connection you want. One of the great things about living in Kansas City is that you always have other options for broadband connections.

Summary of Kansas City internet providers

Provider Type Download speeds up to User Rating
AT&T DSL & Fiber 5000 Mbps 2.0/5
Google Fiber Fiber 2000 Mbps 3.5/5
CenturyLink DSL 80 Mbps 1.5/5
Spectrum Cable 1000 Mbps
(wireless speeds may vary)
2.5/5
Xfinity Cable 1000 Mbps 2.5/5
EarthLink DSL & Fiber 1000 Mbps 2.0/5
Viasat Satellite 100 Mbps 1.5/5
Mercury Broadband Fixed Wireless 100 Mbps 2.0/5
Wisper Fixed Wireless 400 Mbps N/A
T-Mobile Home Internet 5G Home 182 Mbps N/A
HughesNet Satellite 25 Mbps 1.5/5
Ultra Home Internet 5G Home 110 Mbps N/A
United Fiber Fiber 1000 Mbps N/A
liNKCity Fiber 100 Mbps N/A
Consolidated Communications Cable, DSL & Fiber 1000 Mbps 1.0/5
KCCoyote, Inc. Fixed Wireless 25 Mbps N/A
Total Highspeed LLC Fiber & Fixed Wireless 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 Kansas City

With so many options available for internet service, Kansas Citians can afford to be picky about their ISP. Since it’s possible to have multiple available providers offering similar speeds, customer satisfaction is an important factor to consider. A good place to start is our ISP customer satisfaction survey.

EarthLink is the highest-ranked provider available in Kansas City, taking first place nationally for overall customer satisfaction. AT&T follows in second place, with Cox following close behind in fourth place. Spectrum comes in at ninth, with Xfinity and CenturyLink at the bottom of the pack.

Cox generally trailed behind both EarthLink and AT&T in our survey, though it did especially well in the area of customer service, scoring ahead of AT&T and finishing in second place behind EarthLink.

Here’s where the other national ISPs available in Kansas City stand in customer satisfaction:

  • Spectrum generally scored lower than AT&T and Cox across the whole survey, but it managed to come in eighth place nationwide for customer service, coming ahead of Xfinity and CenturyLink.
  • CenturyLink placed near the bottom of the barrel in all areas of the survey, though customers did rate them higher than Spectrum and Xfinity when it came to their satisfaction with their monthly bill.
  • Google Fiber wasn’t included in either survey. Although much of the initial hype around the search-engine giant’s high-speed fiber network has faded, it still gets great reviews from customers. It’s a good choice if you can get it.

 

Fastest internet service providers in Kansas City

AT&T offers internet at speeds up to 5000 Mbps

Google Fiber offers internet at speeds up to 2000 Mbps

Spectrum offers internet at speeds up to 1000 Mbps

Xfinity offers internet at speeds up to 1000 Mbps

Again, it’s a tight race for the fastest broadband speeds in Kansas City. AT&T, Xfinity, Google Fiber, and Consolidated Communications all offer speeds up to 1,000 Mbps, with Cox Communications close behind with download speeds up to 940 Mbps. If blazing fast internet is the main thing you look for in an ISP, there are a few other factors to consider, such as upload speed, reliability, and availability.

AT&T, Google Fiber, and Consolidated Communications offer gigabit connections over fiber-optic networks. This means that your connection will not only be fast, but also be much more reliable. No need to worry about your connection slowing down during peak hours. Fiber also offers symmetrical upload speeds, which makes it a good choice for livestreaming and video chat. If fiber connections are available in your area, it’s hands down the best choice for pure speed.

Cable connections have a few issues that fiber-optic networks don’t have to deal with. Lots of traffic in your neighborhood can reduce your available bandwidth, and upload speeds are much slower than download speeds. That said, there are still some incredibly fast cable options in Kansas City. Both Xfinity and Cox have cable internet that rivals their fiber competitors in terms of raw download speed. Also, while only part of the city is currently wired for fiber, cable networks reach almost every corner of KCMO.

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AT&T vs. Spectrum

AT&T offers several different high-speed plans. Spectrum has simple package choices that are widely available.

Read more about AT&T vs. Spectrum

AT&T vs. Xfinity

For the fastest, most reliable connection available, AT&T offers gigabit fiber internet. Xfinity offers widely available cable connections that can match fiber download speeds.

Read more about AT&T vs. Xfinity

CenturyLink vs. Xfinity

Many residential areas have access to affordable DSL through CenturyLink. Xfinity is also widely available, but it offers much more speed.

Read more about CenturyLink vs. Xfinity

Kansas City residential internet coverage

When it comes to high-speed internet in Kansas City, the most important factor is location. There are lots of providers to choose from, but not every provider is available in every area, and even areas covered by the same provider might not have the same available plans. For this reason, it’s important to confirm with your ISP that the plan you want is available in your location.

AT&T

AT&T covers almost all of Kansas City as well as most of the surrounding area. The important thing to remember when considering AT&T Internet is that not every kind of connection is offered in every area. Much of Independence, for example, is wired for AT&T’s gigabit fiber network. However, if you’re in the West Bottoms or the Northlands, your only option from AT&T is DSL (though, fortunately, there are still fiber options from other carriers)

Xfinity

No other provider can beat Xfinity in terms of broadband coverage. The availability of its high-speed cable network is outstanding, and its speeds are on par with fiber-optic connections. Xfinity ranked a bit lower than some of its competitors in the area on our customer satisfaction survey, but it still got generally favorable reviews.

Google Fiber

Although Google Fiber isn’t making national news like it was in 2013, Kansas City still has the distinction of being one of the few cities (also the first) where you can access Google’s lightning-fast fiber network. Not every area of the city has access, so make sure you check your ZIP code to make sure that it’s available in your area.

Kansas City internet provider availability

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Learn more about Consolidated Communications

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Learn more about Total Highspeed LLC

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Customer reviews of internet providers in Kansas City

Featured customer reviews

“Best Internet without going to commercial plans running thousands of dollars a month.”

–Robert H.

Spectrum

“A fast internet provider when they’re service is operational…. Time Warner seems to frequently have late-night internet service outages in my area.”

–Evan E.

 

Spectrum

“3:00 PM on Friday Aug 9. Eleven people waiting and TWO customer service representatives to assist. THIS is unacceptable.”

–Phil G.

 

Kansas City internet FAQ

Where in Kansas City can I get Google Fiber?

KCMO is fortunate in being almost (but not completely) wired for Google Fiber. To get the most accurate information on Google Fiber and to see if it’s available in your area, enter your ZIP code below.

Are there local ISPs in the Kansas City area?

There are several local ISPs in the Kansas City area, including providers like KCCoyote and Haug Communications that offer fixed-wireless connections to certain parts of the city. If you like to make an effort to support local businesses in the KCMO area, be sure to check out their offers.

What is the cheapest internet service in Kansas City?

The cheapest internet plan in Kansas City is Consolidated Communications’ 20 Mbps internet plan, which starts at just $31.95 per month.

In close second are the AT&T Internet and AT&T Internet 1000 plans, both of which start at just $39.99 per month; however, both these plans are available only when bundled with another qualifying service, like DIRECTV or AT&T phone. CenturyLink and Spectrum also offer comparably priced plans, with CenturyLink plans starting at $49 and Spectrum plans starting at $49.99.

For residents of Topeka, Cox is currently providing an emergency response offer that is free for the first month and just $19.99 for the rest of the year.

What internet providers are available in my area?

Most areas of Kansas City are covered by multiple internet service providers, giving you plenty of options. To see what providers are available in your part of the city, enter your ZIP code in the tool at the top of the page.

What type of internet is available in my area?

Almost every part of Kansas City has access to fiber-optic internet connections through AT&T, Google Fiber, or Consolidated Communications. Cable networks are widely available through Xfinity and Cox. There are also several options for satellite and fixed-wireless connections that cover not only the entire downtown area, but also the surrounding rural areas as well.

Who is the best home internet provider in my area?

EarthLink was the highest-ranked provider in Kansas City in our <a href=

What internet services are available in rural areas outside of Kansas City?

You can get satellite internet from HughesNet or Viasat in rural areas outside of Kansas City. Fixed-wireless options from providers like KCCoyote are also good possibilities. With high latency and lower speeds, wired connections are usually preferable, but providers like HughesNet, Viasat, or KCCoyote are always options.

The large number of broadband networks in Kansas City makes for widely available internet access throughout the city and even out into the surrounding areas. Even in some rural areas, you might be able to get a wired connection. There are, however, still areas where these networks don’t reach, and some have noticeable gaps in their coverage areas.

Customer reviews of internet providers in Kansas City

Google Fiber

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B A | 01-13-2022

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outof these reviews all are fake and written by google them selves one man told thre truth people i wont waste your time with details just do NOT sihn on with this company

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Spectrum

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Shelia J | 12-29-2021

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Horrible company to do business with. They overcharge and do not care about their loyal customers. Stay away

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Spectrum

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Lisa B | 09-14-2021

Prices keep going up as service goes down. I went two weeks without DVR, then two weeks without a router, took time away from work for service and they didn't show up. I got a $12 credit.

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