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We’ve researched all the best internet providers for you. makes it easy to find the best internet provider in your area, no matter where you live. Find the best prices and fastest Wi-Fi speeds for your address—just enter your zip code in our search tool to see which internet providers are available.

From there, you can easily compare providers’ internet availability, speeds, features, customer reviews, expert ratings, and more. With over 1,600 high-speed internet providers to choose from, you’re sure to find the best internet option in your neighborhood.

What are the best internet providers?

The best internet provider in your area depends on what’s available where you live. We’ll show you all your internet service options and how they compare when you enter your zip code.

Every zip code in the U.S. has a limited number of internet providers. Those internet providers usually include one or two cable or fiber internet providers with high-speed internet, one or two DSL providers with slower download speeds, and a few satellite internet providers to fill the provider coverage gaps.

The best way to see what’s available in your area is to enter your zip code above to receive a personalized list. After that, you can find an internet plan with the right speed and price for you.

How to find the best internet provider in your area

Enter your zip code above to see a comparison of the best internet providers available near you. Fiber providers are usually the best internet providers if they’re available in your area—if not, cable internet is a great alternative. Once you know what all your options are, look for fiber and cable internet providers first.

Best fiber internet providers

Fiber is the best internet connection you can get, offering unrivaled speed and reliability. But fiber internet isn’t available in a lot of areas.

If you can’t get fiber internet where you live, cable internet is your next best option.

 Best cable internet providers

Cable internet uses the same coaxial cables used for cable TV, making it more widely available than fiber internet. Cable internet is capable of blazing-fast download speeds, and it’s very reliable. 

If fiber or cable internet isn’t available in your area, fixed-wireless (like T-mobile’s 5G home internet) is your next best option.

 Best fixed-wireless internet providers

Fixed-wireless brings internet service to your home using the same wireless technologies used by mobile devices. This internet type is split into 5G and 4G providers. We recommend you choose a 5G provider (like T-mobile or Verizon) as the service will be faster and more reliable than 4G fixed wireless internet service.

Best DSL internet providers

DSL internet is the slowest type of wired internet connection. It may occasionally reach speeds of up to 140 Mbps, but in many areas DSL may struggle to reach broadband speeds of 25 Mbps. That makes DSL faster than dial-up and more reliable than satellite internet, but much slower than most cable and fiber internet plans. It’s commonly available in rural areas as well as more densely populated areas. There’s a good chance DSL internet is available in your neighborhood.

If there’s no DSL, cable, or fiber internet in your area, wireless internet is likely your only option.

Best rural internet providers

4G LTE home internet is a wireless home internet alternative if you live within cell range. If not, Viasat and HughesNet offer nationwide internet coverage with satellite internet.

Not every internet provider will offer home internet in your area. Enter your zip code below to see which internet providers and internet plans are available to you.

The best internet providers at a glance

Many internet providers deliver good service with wide availability across the country. Most likely, only one or two of these providers are available where you live, but this list of national providers is a great place to start your search.

Which internet provider has the cheapest internet?

Xfinity has the cheapest internet overall for most households nationwide—and it’s a true bargain, with its cheapest plans coming in at $25-$30 per month depending on where you live. Suddenlink and Mediacom are also well known for budget internet options.

See our guide to cheap internet for more details on affordable internet and Wi-Fi.

  • Xfinity — 75 Mbps for $30.00/mo. (for the first 12 mos. with a 1-year agreement; requires enrollment in automatic payments and paperless billing. Regional price differences may apply.)
  • Frontier — 500 Mbps fiber internet for $49.99/mo. w/Auto Pay & Paperless Bill (per month for 12 mos. One-year agreement, early termination fee, and one-time charge apply. Max speeds are wired. Wi-Fi, actual & average speeds vary.)
  • Cox Communications — 100 Mbps for $49.99/mo. (for the first 12 mos. with a 1-yr. agreement)
  • WOW! — 100 Mbps for $19.99/mo. (with AutoPay & paperless billing. Equipment, taxes and fees extra. $20 Off for 12 Months on Regular Rate of $39.99.)
  • Verizon Fios — 300 Mbps for $49.99/mo. (with autopay and taxes and equipment charges)
  • Xtream Powered by Mediacom — 100 Mbps for $19.99/mo. (for the first 12 months. Plus, activation, installation and monthly modem rental fees.)
  • Optimum — 300 Mbps for $30.00/mo. (w/Auto Pay & Paperless Bill plus taxes with unlimited mobile plans. Terms apply. Not available in all areas.)
  • Spectrum — Up to 300 Mbps (wireless speeds may vary) for $49.99/mo for 12 mos. (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.)
  • CenturyLink — Up to 200 Mbps for $30.00/mo. (Speed may not be available in your area. Paperless billing required. Taxes and fees apply. Offer Details. Online ONLY. Free Modem.)

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More about the best internet service providers

ProviderCustomer rating*Max download speedInternet typeCheapest planGet it
Xfinity 3.71,200 MbpsCable$30.00/mo.View Plans for Xfinity
4.42,000 MbpsFiber$70.00/mo.
3.75,000 MbpsFiber, DSL, fixed wireless$55.00/mo.
3.92,000 MbpsFiber, DSL, 5G home internet$49.99/mo.
EarthLink 4.05,000 MbpsFiber, DSL, fixed wireless$49.99/mo.View Plans for EarthLink
CenturyLink 3.6940 MbpsFiber, DSL$30.00/mo.View Plans for CenturyLink
Windstream 3.5940 MbpsFiber, DSL$39.99/mo.View Plans for Windstream
Frontier 3.52,000 MbpsFiber, DSL$49.99/mo. w/Auto Pay & Paperless BillView Plans for Frontier
Optimum 3.45,000 MbpsCable, fiber$30.00/mo.View Plans for Optimum
Spectrum 3.71,000 Mbps (wireless speeds may vary)**Cable$49.99/mo. for 12 mos.View Plans for Spectrum
Cox Communications 3.61,000 MbpsCable$49.99/mo.View Plans for Cox Communications
WOW!3.61,000 MbpsCable$19.99/mo.
Xtream Powered by Mediacom 3.61,000 MbpsCable$19.99/mo.View Plans for Mediacom
Sparklight 3.71,000 MbpsCable$39.00/mo.View Plans for Sparklight
3.5940 MbpsCable, fiber$14.99/mo.
3.125 MbpsSatellite$54.99/mo.
3.1100 MbpsSatellite$30.00/mo.

Types of internet technologies nationwide

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Other provider types:
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Which internet providers are available where you live?

Entering your zip code to access our database of over 1,600 internet providers will give you the best idea of which internet providers are available where you live.

Generally, cable internet providers don’t overlap in coverage, no matter where you look. DSL internet is widely available—even in rural areas—but it doesn’t offer much speed. Fiber internet is mainly available in densely populated areas. Satellite internet is available everywhere, but we don’t recommend it unless it’s your only option.

Are you moving to a new city? You’ll need to get the specific zip code for where you plan to live to see which internet providers are available there. Atlanta, for example, has nearly 100 zip codes—six in the neighborhood of Buckhead alone. Using the correct zip code for your home will give you the most accurate internet provider results.

Provider# of states w/ service% of US population servedMain service areasSee plans
EarthLink4971%East Coast, West Coast, Midwest, SouthView Plans for EarthLink
Spectrum4239%East Coast, West Coast, South, MidwestView Plans for Spectrum
Xfinity4040%East Coast, West Coast, Midwest, SouthView Plans for Xfinity
Mediacom375%Midwest, SouthView Plans for Mediacom
CenturyLink3620%South, Midwest, Intermountain WestView Plans for CenturyLink
Cox Communications289%West Coast, Southwest, SouthView Plans for Cox Communications
Frontier2516%East Coast, Midwest, Intermountain WestView Plans for Frontier
Sparklight252%South, Southwest, MidwestView Plans for Sparklight
AT&T2145%California, Texas, Midwest, South
Windstream183%South, East CoastView Plans for Windstream
Verizon1018%East Coast
WOW!93%South, Midwest
Astound Broadband83%
Urban areas in Midwest and East Coast
Optimum219%West, Midwest, South, and East CoastView Plans for Optimum
HughesNet50100%Rural areas
Viasat50100%Rural areas

What is the fastest available internet in my area?

The fastest accessible internet service in your area depends on where you live. Fiber internet from providers like Google Fiber, CenturyLink, AT&T, and Verizon is the fastest and best internet connection if it’s available in your area.

More fiber plans are now available at speeds up to 10,000 Mbps, although most commonly top out at 1,000 Mbps, which is more than enough speed for the vast majority of households. Fiber internet also supports symmetrical upload and download speeds—great for remote workers who need to upload large files to the corporate server, Twitch livestreamers, or households where multiple people are on video conferences at the same time.

Cable internet from providers like Xfinity, Sparklight, and Spectrum is the most widespread fast connection type. Cable internet plans reach up to 1,200 Mbps, but you may see speeds limited to only 200–500 Mbps in some areas. However, cable internet speeds are expected to reach 10,000 Mbps in the coming years.

DSL is essentially a step up from dial-up, offering internet speeds up to 140 Mbps. It’s the ideal connection if you need only the baseline broadband speed (and if the price is cheap), or if fiber and cable internet aren’t available where you live.

Satellite internet can reach speeds up to 100 Mbps, but it’s expensive and offers low data caps. But satellite internet might be your fastest option if you live in a rural area.

Enter your zip code below to find the best internet providers in your area.

Types of nationwide internet service providers


A digital subscriber line (DSL) connection delivers internet over your home phone line, but it won’t tie it up like dial-up. Its maximum speed is just 140 Mbps—faster than dial-up but slower than most cable and fiber plans.


  • More reliable than wireless internet
  • Widely available service


  • Limited upload and download speeds
  • Less reliable than fiber and cable


Cable internet uses the same coaxial cable lines that deliver cable television, making it easy to bundle with TV. It’s capable of delivering speeds up to 1,200 Mbps and is available in most neighborhoods.


  • Fast download speeds
  • Widely available


  • Limited upload speeds
  • Less reliable than fiber


Fiber internet sends LED or laser pulses through glass fibers that translate into data. Fiber is the best internet on the market today, capable of speeds up to 10,000 Mbps But its availability remains limited because fiber-to-the-home requires a new infrastructure in your neighborhood versus using existing cable and telephone lines.


  • Ultrafast download speeds
  • Phenomenal upload speeds


  • Limited availability
  • Not easily self-installed


Satellite internet uses transmitters orbiting Earth to beam internet to subscriber dishes on the ground. It’s capable of decent speeds and is widely available, making it a great option for rural areas. The only downside is the long transmission distance, resulting in slower speeds and more lag.


  • Widely available, even in rural areas
  • Good customer service


  • Unavoidable lag
  • Data restrictions

5G Home Internet

5G internet uses cellular networks and fixed wireless connections to give you fast speeds at a good price. It’s relatively new, so availability is limited for now. Most providers with 5G internet services give you a break on extra fees, including unlimited data and a router at no extra cost.


  • Fast speeds
  • Affordable prices


  • Extremely limited availability
  • Unpredictable speeds

4G LTE Home Internet

Like 5G, 4G LTE internet uses a fixed wireless connection over a cellular network to give you decent speeds. It works over 4G networks, so it’s not as fast as 5G but more widely available. Some 4G providers specifically serve rural users and digital nomads, providing internet over travel routers that you can install anywhere. Prices can be steep, but you can also find affordable deals with unlimited data and breaks on extra costs.


  • Unlimited data options
  • Availability in rural areas


  • High prices
  • Unpredictable speeds

Fixed wireless

Fixed wireless operates over radio waves, sending a wireless signal directly to an antenna set up in your home. This relatively obscure technology is mostly popular in rural areas where you have few other options. It’s also the backbone of 5G home internet.


  • Great alternative to satellite
  • Cutting-edge technology


  • Limited availability
  • Unfamiliar technology

FAQ about internet providers

Which internet provider has the best internet service?

AT&T, Verizon, and Google Fiber offer the best internet service if you want the fastest residential speeds. All three have plans reaching up to 2,000 Mbps in symmetrical speeds—AT&T goes even higher!

In terms of customer service, EarthLink has them all beat. It outranked all other providers in our annual customer satisfaction survey.

Use our zip code tool to see what’s available in your area.

Why do you need my zip code before I can see the available internet services?

We use your zip code to show you all the best internet providers and deals in your area. We don’t save your information: your zip code is simply the easiest way to match you with the right internet providers from our database.


Our results come from a database of more than 1,200 internet providers across the United States. We define each coverage area by zip code to keep our database easily accessible.

How can I find internet providers in my zip code?

Enter your zip code below, and we’ll show you a list of all the internet providers in your area.

What happens after I enter my zip code?

Once you submit your zip code, our database generates a list of internet providers and their plans that are specific to that area. You can use that list to find the best internet plan and price for you.


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