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Internet providers in Philadelphia, PA

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1. EarthLink.
99% available in Philadelphia
Connection:
Fiber
Download speeds up to
1000Mbps

Ranked #1 Overall by Highspeedinternet.com customer satisfaction survey for 2021 & 2022.

2. Xfinity
99% available in Philadelphia
Connection:
Cable
Download speeds up to
1200Mbps

Enjoy Netflix, Peacock, and Apple TV+ for $15/month when added to your Xfinity Internet or Xfinity TV subscription.

3. Verizon Home Internet
98% available in Philadelphia
Connection:
5G Home, DSL & Fiber
Download speeds up to
2048Mbps

User Rating(16)
4. Hughesnet
99% available in Philadelphia
Connection:
Satellite
Download speeds up to
100Mbps

User Rating(419)

New customers get $25 off per month their first year. Terms apply.

5. Viasat
97% available in Philadelphia
Connection:
Satellite
Download speeds up to
150Mbps
6. Hotwire Communications
50% available in Philadelphia
Connection:
Fiber
Download speeds up to
10000Mbps
1. Comcast Business
99% available in Philadelphia
Connection:
Cable
Download speeds up to
1000Mbps

User Rating(46)
2. Verizon Home Internet
98% available in Philadelphia
Connection:
DSL & Fiber
Download speeds up to
2048Mbps

User Rating(16)
3. Earthlink Business
99% available in Philadelphia
Connection:
Fiber & Fixed Wireless
Download speeds up to
10000Mbps

Get started with a $500 gift card today.

4. Astound Broadband
53% available in Philadelphia
Connection:
Cable & Fiber
Download speeds up to
1200Mbps
5. Hughesnet
99% available in Philadelphia
Connection:
Satellite
Download speeds up to
100Mbps

User Rating(419)

New customers get $25 off per month their first year. Terms apply.

6. Viasat
97% available in Philadelphia
Connection:
Satellite
Download speeds up to
150Mbps
7. Zayo Group
26% available in Philadelphia
Connection:
DSL, Fiber, Fixed Wireless & Other Copper Wireline
Download speeds up to
1000Mbps
8. Ooma
50% available in Philadelphia
Ooma
Connection:
Wireless LTE
Download speeds up to
100Mbps
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9. Hotwire Communications
50% available in Philadelphia
Connection:
Fiber
Download speeds up to
10000Mbps
10. NetCarrier Telecom, Inc.
89% available in Philadelphia
Connection:
DSL, Fiber & Other Copper Wireline
Download speeds up to
100Mbps
1. Mint
Available in Philadelphia
Connection:
Mobile
Mint
4GLTE Speeds may vary

User Rating
2. Visible
Available in Philadelphia
Connection:
Mobile
Visible
4GLTE Speeds may vary

User Rating
3. Xfinity Mobile
Available in Philadelphia
Connection:
Mobile
Xfinity Mobile
4GLTE Speeds may vary

User Rating

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4. Verizon Wireless
55% available in Philadelphia
Connection:
Mobile
Verizon Wireless
4GLTE Speeds may vary

User Rating
5. AT&T Wireless
99% available in Philadelphia
Connection:
Mobile
AT&T Wireless
5G Speeds may vary

User Rating

What’s a good internet speed?

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0–5 Mbps

Works for:

  • Checking email
  • Streaming music on one device
  • Searching on Google

5–40 Mbps

Works for:

  • Streaming video on one device
  • Video calling with Skype or FaceTime
  • Online gaming for one player

40–100 Mbps

Works for:

  • Streaming HD video on a few devices
  • Multiplayer online gaming
  • Downloading large files

100–500 Mbps

Works for:

  • Streaming video in UHD on multiple screens
  • Downloading files quickly
  • Gaming online for multiple players

500–1,000+ Mbps

Works for:

  • Doing a lot of almost anything

Which internet providers in Philadelphia are the cheapest?

Astound Broadband appears to be the cheapest internet provider in Philadelphia, offering a 300Mbps cable internet plan for just $25 per month. That’s a fantastic deal, but be aware the price increases to more than $150 per month after the first 12 months. Folks in Philly may find that competitors offer a better deal after the Astound promo expires.

If you compare gigabit plans, Verizon has the best deal. You pay $89.99 monthly for a 940Mbps fiber plan with symmetrical speeds and no data caps, and the price never increases. Xfinity’s faster 1,200Mbps cable internet is similar in price to Verizon at $80.00 per month, but unlimited data costs extra.

ProviderPriceSpeedRating*View on provider site
Astound Broadband$20.00–$60.00/mo.300–1,500Mbps3.6/5View Plans
Verizon Home Internet$49.99–$119.99/mo.‡§300–2,300Mbps3.9/5View Plans
Xfinity$25.00–$120.00/mo.#**††200–1,200Mbps3.9/5View Plans
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Internet Deals and Promotions in Philadelphia, PA

ProviderAvailable DealView on Provider’s Site
Xfinity Add Xfinity mobile and get $25 a month off internet faster than a gig. Also, get unlimited data and Wi-Fi equipment for 24 months.

Also, get fast, reliable internet with Wifi equipment included for $25/mo for 2 years if you live in one of the following states- WI, MN, MO, KS, TX, CO, ID, UT, AZ, NM, CA, OR, WA only. Offer valid until 3/21.
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Astound Broadband Get $75 off your internet bill for each friend you refer to Astound Broadband. No contracts required.

In some locations, use the code 1FREE to get one free month of internet service and 50% off installation
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Verizon Home Internet Get a $100 Verizon gift card plus either Ray-Ban Meta smart glasses or $400 toward Samsung home appliances at The Home Depot® when you sign up for a Fios 1 Gig or 2 Gig plan.Get the Deal
Viasat Get free installation when you sign up for a qualifying home internet plan.Get the Deal

Which internet providers in Philadelphia are the fastest?

Hotwire Communications has the fastest fiber-to-the-home service in the area with symmetrical speeds of up to 10,000Mbps (or 10Gbps)—the fastest you can currently get for residential internet. Verizon Home Internet is your next best national provider with symmetrical speeds of up to 2,300Mbps.

For cable internet, Astound Broadband has the fastest plan at 1,500Mbps, followed by Xfinity with 1,200Mbps. Of the two, Xfinity ranks higher in our latest customer satisfaction survey than Astound in speed, price, reliability, customer service, and overall satisfaction.

ProviderTypeSpeedRating*View on provider site
XfinityCable1,200Mbps3.7/5View Plans
Verizon Home InternetFiberUp to 2,300Mbps3.9/5View Plans
Astound BroadbandCableUp to 1,500Mbps3.5/5View Plans

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Which internet providers have fiber in Philadelphia?

Verizon Home Internet is the only national internet provider with fiber-to-the-home service in the area, while Hotwire Communications is your regional fiber internet provider. Of the two, Hotwire has the fastest plan at 10,000Mbps—Verizon’s fastest plan is only 2,300Mbps. Both have equal upload and download speeds, unlike cable internet.

Astound Broadband also has fiber in Pennsylvania, but only in Luzerne County.

ProviderSpeedRating*View of provider site
Verizon Home Internet300–2,300 Mbps3.9/5View Plans

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Philadelphia residential internet coverage

There are hundreds of neighborhoods in Philadelphia, but almost all have the same internet providers.

Verizon Home Internet offers fiber internet in most of Philadelphia, including Center City, West Philly, South Philly, North Philly, Northwest Philly, and Northeast Philly. Speeds range from up to 300 Mbps to 2,300Mbps, depending on where you live.

Xfinity is a cable internet provider covering most of Philadelphia. Its fastest plan reaches 1,200 Mbps, but Xfinity’s cable service doesn’t have the equal upload and download speeds like Verizon’s fiber internet.

Astound Broadband is another big-name cable internet provider in Philadelphia. Plans range in speed from 300Mbps to 1,500Mbps, depending on where you live.

There are a few smaller providers sprinkled in various neighborhoods that offer broadband internet service, like PhillyWhisper and River Valley Internet. They sometimes offer better deals and usually provide better customer service.

Satellite internet providers like Hughesnet and Viasat are also available, but you should avoid them unless satellite is your only option. Satellite internet is slower and more expensive than fiber, DSL, or cable internet.

Highest-rated internet service providers in Philadelphia

Verizon Home Internet has the highest rank in overall satisfaction based on our annual customer satisfaction survey. It tops Xfinity and Astound Broadband, both of which are mainly cable internet providers in the Philadelphia area.

Of the three, Xfinity has the highest ranking in speed satisfaction, which is surprising given Xfinity has cable internet and Verizon Home Internet has fiber. On the flip side, Verizon Home Internet has the highest reliability score because fiber fails far less than cable internet.

Astound Broadband ranks eighth out of 15 in speed, reliability, and customer service satisfaction. Its lowest ranking is in price satisfaction, which isn’t surprising given the steep price hikes after the introductory period ends.

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Summary of Philadelphia internet providers

Provider Type Download speeds up to User rating Order online
EarthLink. Fiber 1000 Mbps 4.0/5 View Plans for EarthLink.
Xfinity Cable 1200 Mbps 3.5/5 View Plans for Xfinity
Verizon Home Internet 5G Home, DSL & Fiber 2048 Mbps 4/5 View Plans for Verizon Home Internet
Hughesnet Satellite 100 Mbps 3/5 View Plans for Hughesnet
Viasat Satellite 150 Mbps 3/5 View Plans for Viasat
Hotwire Communications Fiber 10000 Mbps 2.5/5 View Plans for Hotwire Communications

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 Philadelphia

T-Mobile

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Anthony W | 12-17-2023

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Good

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Spectrum

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Hakeem W | 10-09-2023

For one! customer service absolutely no help. They are just as horrible as their service. It seriously doesn't make any sense. 1 bar anywhere I go. i could be standing on the spectrum cell tower and still have 1 bar! unbelievable! If you're stuck somewhere needing help or to say last words. your not reaching your loves ones with spectrum. Their bill should be 14.99 a month.

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XFINITY

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Bob N | 05-10-2022

Every time you people at Comcast try to make your internet better you make things worse.. Did you ever hear the saying...IF IT NOT BROKE, DON'T FIX IT.. In other keep your hands off your equipment. TY

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