Internet Providers by Zip Code
We’ve built a comprehensive database of all the internet service providers across the United States.
Just enter your zip code to find the best internet providers near you.
We’ve done the research for you.
HighSpeedInternet.com makes it easy to find the best internet in your area—no matter where you live. You can find the most affordable prices and fastest Wi-Fi speeds for your address—just run a search with our zip tool above to see which internet service providers (ISPs) are available.
From there, you can easily compare internet availability, speeds, features, customer reviews, expert ratings, and more between providers. With over 1,200 high-speed internet providers in our database, you’re sure to find the best internet option in your neighborhood.
Below you’ll find national internet service statistics, FAQs, and general provider information to help you in your search for excellent internet and Wi-Fi service in your area.
Internet availability—what internet can you get?
You can usually get multiple types of internet in your area, ranging from affordable DSL plans to ultrafast cable packages to deluxe fiber deals with equal upload and download speeds. However, the specifics depend on which ISPs are providing service where you live and what options they have for plans, prices, and speeds.
|Provider||No. of states w/ service||% of US population served||Main service areas||See plans|
|Xfinity||40||40%||East Coast, West Coast, Midwest, South||View Plans for Xfinity|
|AT&T||21||45%||California, Texas, Midwest, South||View Plans for AT&T|
|Spectrum||42||39%||East Coast, West Coast, South, Midwest||View Plans for Spectrum|
|Verizon||10||18%||East Coast||View Plans for Verizon|
|WOW!||9||3%||South, Midwest||View Plans for WOW!|
|Optimum||4||5%||East Coast||View Plans for Optimum|
|CenturyLink||36||20%||South, Midwest, Intermountain West||View Plans for CenturyLink|
|Mediacom||37||5%||Midwest, South||View Plans for Mediacom|
|EarthLink||49||71%||East Coast, West Coast, Midwest, South||View Plans for EarthLink|
|Windstream||18||3%||South, East Coast||View Plans for Windstream|
Urban areas in Midwest and East Coast
|View Plans for RCN|
|Cox Communications||28||9%||West Coast, Southwest, South||View Plans for Cox Communications|
|Frontier||29||16%||East Coast, Midwest, Intermountain West||View Plans for Frontier|
|Suddenlink Communications||20||4%||South, Southwest||View Plans for Suddenlink Communications|
|Sparklight||25||2%||South, Southwest, Midwest||View Plans for Sparklight|
|HughesNet||50||100%||Rural areas||View Plans for Hughesnet|
|Viasat||50||100%||Rural areas||View Plans for Viasat|
What is the fastest available internet in my area?
Google Fiber and Xfinity have the fastest available internet in most parts of the United States. Both providers have fiber internet plans that deliver mind-bending speeds of up to 2,000 Mbps. No other internet provider in the country can top these speeds.
Xfinity is also one of the country’s largest internet providers, with a network in 40 states that’s capable of serving 40% of the US population.
If you don’t have Google Fiber or Xfinity where you live, then the fastest internet available in your area will most likely come from EarthLink, which is available in 49 states to 71% of the US population. EarthLink offers both DSL and fiber internet, with plans that top out at 1,000 Mbps—which is incredibly fast and will do wonders for most internet users.
AT&T and Spectrum also have robust networks that each cover dozens of states. And both of these ISPs are also capable of delivering 1,000 Mbps speeds on certain plans. However, you can’t always get the top internet speeds where you live, so you’ll want to make sure to run a search to get a more specific list of which internet providers and plans are available in your area.
Types of nationwide internet service providers
A digital subscriber line (DSL) connection delivers internet over your home phone line. It’s usually the cheapest option you can get. But it has limited speeds, topping out at around 100 Mbps. Additionally, some DSL providers are now pivoting to focus on newer technologies like fiber. Still, it’s much faster than old-school dial-up.
- Affordable package options
- Widely available service
- Limited upload and download speeds
- Weaker connection when far away from an ISP’s central office
Cable internet uses the same coaxial cable lines that deliver cable television, making it easy to bundle with TV. It’s capable of fast speeds and is available in most neighborhoods, though you may experience area-wide slowdowns during peak hours.
- Fast download speeds
- Widely available
- Limited upload speeds
- Slower speeds during high-traffic times
Fiber-optic internet flashes light through glass fibers to relay digital information. Its superfast upload and download speeds are unprecedented because fiber enables an extremely efficient signal. But its availability remains limited because it’s so expensive to build fiber infrastructure.
- Ultrafast download speeds
- Phenomenal upload speeds
- Limited availability
- More expensive than other connection types
Satellite internet uses transmitters orbiting Earth to beam wireless signals to subscribers 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 means slower speeds and more lag. Also most satellite providers put strict limits on your data usage.
Next generation satellite providers—including Starlink, Project Kuiper, and OneWeb— will have lower orbits, which means lower latency and faster, fiber-like speeds, allowing them to compete more evenly with other ISPs.
- Widely available, even in rural areas
- Good customer service
- Unavoidable lag
- Data restrictions
5G internet uses cellular networks and fixed-wireless connections to give you fast speeds at a good price. These forms of internet technology are relatively new, so availability is limited, but they could offer an excellent alternative to fiber and cable as they grow in popularity. Most providers with 5G internet services give you a break on extra fees, too, including unlimited data and a router at no extra cost.
- Fast speeds
- Affordable prices
- Extremely limited availability
- Unpredictable speeds
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 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.
- Fast download speeds
- Cutting-edge technology
- Limited availability
- Unfamiliar technology
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FAQ about internet providers
Why do you need my zip code before I can see the available internet services?
Anyone who’s ever shopped for internet service online knows that at some point in the process you will be asked to enter your zip code into a box like the one below.
Asking for this type of information upfront may seem intrusive and can be a little frustrating, but we have a good reason for asking: we want to help you find the internet provider you want.
We keep a database of which internet service providers offer service in a particular area. To keep the database simple, we define each area by its zip code. So, to show you the internet service packages you can actually buy, we need to know which internet service providers (ISPs) offer service in your area. The simplest way to establish that information is by asking for your zip code.
In most areas, you will find one major cable company, one major telephone company, and one or two satellite companies providing internet service. Although this is typical, exactly which companies are available to you will vary based on your area.
What happens after I enter my zip code?
Entering your zip code narrows down the list of ISPs to only the internet provider options in your area. After you have that list, you can search through the packages each provider offers and choose one that suits your needs. But before you make your final decision about which package to order, you’ll want to know exactly what your needs are when it comes to internet.
Most providers will have several speed tiers from which to choose, so the first thing to consider is how much internet speed you’ll need. You can quickly determine your speed needs by using our handy tool.
You also might want to compare how much speed you need to the speed you already have. You can check the internet speed you’re currently getting with this tool.
Next, you’ll want to know what kind of customer service each brand provides and understand any fees or unexpected charges. Fortunately, you can do all that by simply reading the expert reviews on our site. Reading user reviews by current customers is also a good way to learn about an internet service provider before you sign up for high-speed internet.
Which internet provider has the best internet service?
We think Xfinity has the best internet service all around. It has a lot of affordable package options, gives you excellent speeds over a cable connection, and is one of the most widely available internet providers in the United States.
But if Xfinity is best, EarthLink is pretty much tied for best. It got top ratings in our 2020 customer satisfaction survey, ranking first for crucial categories like speed, billing, and overall satisfaction. It has a huge nationwide footprint. And, depending on where you are in its service area, it gives you the choice between DSL, cable, and fiber internet packages.
How can I find internet providers in my zip code?
Just enter your zip code in the box below, and we’ll show you a list.