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The Fastest Internet Providers in 2023

Assessing more than 20 leading internet providers for speed and latency

  • Fastest overall
    Google Fiber
    • Price: $70.00–$150.00/mo.*
    • Advertised speeds: 1,000–8,000Mbps
    • Integrated speed score (ISS): 176.07
  • Verizon Fios and 5G Home Internet
    • Price: $35.00/mo.–$84.99/mo.
    • Advertised speeds: 300–2,300Mbps
    • Integrated speed score (ISS): 162.55
  • Xfinity
    • Price: $20.00–$80.00/mo.
    • Advertised speeds: 75–1,200Mbps
    • Integrated speed score (ISS): 158.82
  • Cox
    • Price: $49.99–$99.99/mo.§
    • Advertised speeds: 100–1,000Mbps
    • Integrated speed score (ISS): 150.55
  • Optimum
    • Price: $30.00 - $265.00/mo.
    • Advertised speeds: 300–8,000Mbps
    • Integrated speed score (ISS): 145.69

Millions of netizens take’s speed test each year, and the results give us a comprehensive view of how internet speeds have been shaped by industry developments, technological advancements, and the global COVID-19 pandemic.

In this report, we draw on our speed test results to highlight the fastest internet providers in the United States in 2023. We also draw on our data to look at how many US-based internet users get speeds of 100Mbps or faster on their home internet. With those insights, our report shines a light on whether America is ready for a new benchmark for broadband performance proposed by the Federal Communications Commission.

We’ve broken up this report into two sections. Each section addresses a key question:

  1. What are the fastest internet providers in the United States?
  2. Is it time to update federal broadband internet standards to 100Mbps?

Part 1: What are the fastest internet providers right now? speed test report banner

The section below looks at which internet providers deliver the fastest speeds and just how fast those speeds are.

How do we rank internet speeds?

We rank speed performance with our own scoring system—the integrated speed score. The ISS is based on a combination of a provider’s average download speed (90%) with the same provider’s average upload speed (10%).

We came up with the integrated speed scores for the following providers by analyzing data from 4.5 million speed tests conducted with our internet speed test tool from January 9, 2022 to January 9, 2023.

Google Fiber is the fastest internet provider, followed by Verizon and Xfinity

Let’s get right to the point: Google Fiber is the fastest internet provider in the United States.

Among national internet providers (which we define as serving five states or more), Google Fiber delivers the fastest average speeds to its customers on the most consistent basis, earning an integrated speed score (ISS) of 176.07. Google Fiber offers maximum advertised speeds up to 8,000Mbps and reached average download speeds of 176.11Mbps over the past 12 months.

Though it’s available in only 19 cities, Google’s flagship fiber service has been the fastest internet provider since 2018, handily beating out all competitors every year. Recently Google rolled out 2 new plans offering 5,000Mbps and 8,000Mbps speeds.

But other providers have also shown impressive scores. Verizon is the second-fastest internet provider, with max advertised speeds up to 1,200Mbps and an ISS of 162.55. Xfinity, Cox, and Optimum take third, fourth and fifth place, respectively.

Fastest national internet providers, October 2022–October 2023

RankProviderIntegrated speed score (ISS)Max advertised speedOrder online
#1 Google Fiber 176.078,000MbpsView Plans
#3 Xfinity 158.82Up to 1,200MbpsView Plans
#4 Cox Communications 150.551,000MbpsView Plans
#5 Optimum 145.698,000MbpsView Plans

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Altamaha Fiber takes the lead among regional internet providers

While major providers like Verizon Fios and Xfinity bubbled to the top of the list of fastest nationwide providers, several regional and local providers also distinguished themselves with fast speeds.

Over the past 12 months, the fastest regional provider (meaning any provider that serves fewer than five states) is Altamaha Fiber. That’s according to results from our speed test tool taken between October 1, 2022, and October 1, 2023.

Based out of Lyons, Ga., Altamaha is a fiber internet provider that serves several counties in eastern Georgia. The other providers on this list are member-owned internet cooperatives that serve populations in rural and smaller urban areas in parts of the South and Southwest.

Fastest regional internet providers, October 1, 2022–October 1, 2023

RankProviderIntegrated speed score (ISS)Max advertised speedService areaOrder online
#1Altamaha Fiber288.332,500MbpsParts of east central GeorgiaView Plans
#2Wire 3280.5010,000MbpsCentral FloridaView Plans
#3FlashFiber254.922,000MbpsLawrence and Moulder Counties, ALView Plans
#4Wyyerd Fiber250.932,000MbpsCherokee County, TexasView Plans
#5WeLink243.521,000MbpsPhoenix, AZ; Las Vegas, NV; Henderson, NV; Tucson, AZ; Washington, DCView Plans

The impressively high scores of all these providers makes clear that local and regional internet providers are fast becoming important players in the internet world. While larger internet providers may be able to deliver lower prices and more promos, local internet companies increasingly have a footprint in underserved areas, delivering faster speeds along with personalized customer service.

Which cities or states have the fastest and slowest internet?

We analyzed our speed test data to find out which metro cities and states have the fastest and slowest average internet speed. Check out our reports below:

Pro tip:

Take our speed test to see what kind of bandwidth you have at home. You might be better off with a faster plan.


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Which internet providers advertise the fastest speeds?

ProviderMax speedPrice for fastest planLearn more about speeds providers offer
AT&T5,000Mbps$250.00/mo.*View Plans
Ziply50,000Mbps$900.00/mo. (plus $600 installation fee)View Plans
Frontier5,000Mbps$129.99/mo.View Plans
OptimumUp to 8,000Mbps$265.00/mo.†††View Plans
VerizonUp to 2,300Mbps$84.99/mo.‡‡‡#
Google Fiber8,000Mbps$150.00/mo.§View Plans
Windstream2,000Mbps$169.99/mo.††††View Plans
Xfinity1,200Mbps$80.00/mo.View Plans
Mediacom1,000Mbps$54.99/mo.**View Plans
MetroNet1,000Mbps$69.95/mo.††View Plans
CoxUp to 1,000Mbps$99.99/mo.‡‡View Plans
SpectrumUp to 1,000Mbps$89.99/mo.§§View Plans
Astound BroadbandUp to 1,500Mbps$60.00-$70.00/mo.***
StarlinkUp to 100Mbps$110.00/mo.§§§View Plans
ViasatUp to 150Mbps$99.99-$119.99/mo.║║║

A growing number of fiber and cable internet providers have boosted their internet plans to new multigigabit speeds—including speed tiers reaching all the way up to 5,000Mbps.

Here’s a breakdown of which providers unveiled multi-gig plans and when:

  • Xfinity first introduced a 2,000Mbps Gigabit Pro plan in 2015. The provider upped its Gigabit Pro plan to 3,000Mbps in November 2021.
  • Google Fiber announced a trial run for its 2,000Mbps speed tier in September 2020. It will introduce 5,000Mbps and 8,000Mbps plans in early 2023.
  • AT&T and Ziply Fiber both unveiled 2,000Mbps and 5,000Mbps plans in the first months of 2022.
  • Frontier introduced a 2,000Mbps plan in early 2022. It announced a 5,000Mbps plan in January 2023.
  • Ziply Fiber bumped its top speed to 10,000Mbps in April 2023, then announced a 50,000Mbps plan in November 2023.

Of course, most internet users don’t get gigabit speeds, most people don’t need those kinds of speeds. In fact, your home Wi-Fi doesn’t often reach the top speeds advertised by your internet plan. We discuss this issue further in the next section of this report.

Ziply sets a new record for internet speed with a 50Gbps plan

The fiber internet provider Ziply appeared to set a new record for internet speed in November 2023 when it announced that it would offer a 50Gbps plan to customers. The plan costs $900 a month and requires a $600 installation fee. Included with the package is a special fiber-optic transceiver capable of handling speeds this fast, but customers also have to use a router and computer that can deliver 50Gbps bandwidth.

The plan is 50 times faster than gigabit internet, which just a few years ago represented the gold standard for fiber and cable performance. Do you need internet this fast? No, not really. But it lets Ziply show off its fiber capabilities and also serves as a yardstick for future internet goals. With more and more Americans relying on the internet for a range of activities, there might eventually come a time when 50Gbps looks like a more standardized speed.

Pro tip:

Sometimes you don’t need the fastest internet connection just because you can get it. Take a look at our “How Much Internet Speed Do I Need?” tool to get an idea of how much bandwidth is right for your household.



How do I get the fastest internet possible?

You can get the fastest internet possible by ordering an internet plan from Google Fiber, Verizon, Xfinity, Cox, or Metronet. They are the five fastest internet providers in the United States, according to our speed-test data, and deliver excellent speeds on a consistent basis.

Which provider has the fastest internet?

Google Fiber has the fastest internet out of all the major internet providers. With max advertised speeds of 2,000Mbps and average download speeds of 176.19Mbps, it gets an integrated speed score of 176.16—the highest score out of all major U.S. internet providers.

Which provider has the cheapest, fastest internet service?

Metronet and Xfinity have the cheapest, fastest internet service. Metronet’s fiber-optic internet plans start at just $29.95 and give you symmetrical speeds and excellent reliability. Xfinity’s lowest-priced internet plan costs just $25.00 per month but delivers solid speeds of 200Mbps, which can handle the bandwidth needs of a small to midsized household.

Is 1,000Mbps fast?

A speed of 1,000Mbps is extremely fast. Up until recently, this was the fastest internet plan you could get from any provider in the country. When you have gigabit speeds (as 1,000Mbps or up speeds are known) you can tackle pretty much any task you throw at it without worrying about buffering or slowdowns. You can also support 10 or more Wi-Fi devices that are all working simultaneously. Although you can find faster speeds now, 1,000Mbps is the fastest internet that most people reasonably need.

Part 2: Is it time to update the FCC’s broadband standards to a minimum speed of 100Mbps?

updating federal standards to 100 mbps speeds

With the internet increasingly a key part of everyday life, the federal government has pushed for internet service providers to do better. In the summer of 2022, Jessica Rosenworcel—the chairwoman of the Federal Communications Commission—put out an official call to raise the federal speed minimums for broadband internet.

Currently, the FCC (the federal agency tasked with regulating internet policy) defines broadband internet as any connection with a minimum of 25Mbps download speeds and 3Mbps upload speeds. But in July 2022, citing the increased demand for fast internet in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, Rosenworcel called to raise that minimum to 100Mbps download speeds and 20Mbps upload speeds.1

Are American internet providers prepared to consistently deliver on those proposed benchmarks? We took a look at five years’ worth of speed-test data to see.

A quick explainer on how the FCC defines broadband speeds

Currently, the federal agency defines broadband internet as any connection that delivers minimum download speeds of 25 Mbps and upload speeds of 3 Mbps. That rule has been in place since 2015, but it’s been updated before and it may be raised again.2

Setting baseline speed standards for broadband internet gives the FCC a benchmark to guide decisions on which internet companies qualify for government subsidies. It also helps the FCC identify parts of the country that are underserved and that need funding for better internet.

Timeline of FCC broadband definitions

  • 2010: FCC sets a minimum speed standard of 4 Mbps download/1 Mbps upload.
  • 2015: FCC raises the standard to 25 Mbps download/3 Mbps upload.
  • 2022: FCC chairwoman Jessica Rosenworcel calls to raise the standard to 100 Mbps download/20 Mbps upload.

Rosenworcel says the FCC’s broadband standard should eventually be raised to 1,000 Mbps download/500 Mbps upload speeds, although she didn’t set a specific timeline.

Average download speeds in 2022 were over 100Mbps for the first time

In 2022, the average download speed for internet users in the United States was 111.2Mbps, according to our speed test.

That’s a massive jump from five years ago, when average download speeds were at 41.5Mbps. That means download speeds have gone up by 168% in just five years, with more netizens getting 100Mbps speeds or faster than ever before.

How much have internet speeds improved since 2018?

YearAverage download speeds (all tests)

The jump in speeds makes sense. Compared to the days before the COVID-19 pandemic, millions more people today have to share Wi-Fi with others while working and studying from home. Common netizens also do a lot more daily tasks online now, including everything from online gaming to medical checkups.

But only one out of three US-based internet users gets 100Mbps speeds or faster

percentage of speed tests with 100 mbps or faster speeds

Despite the major gains that internet providers have made in recent years, the majority of Americans still don’t get speeds of 100Mbps or faster. According to our speed test data, 32% of users get download speeds of 100Mbps or faster.

That’s three times more users than in 2018, when just over 10% of internet users got speeds that fast on our speed test. Clearly there is still a lot of room for internet providers to improve their speeds before most Americans meet the proposed FCC benchmarks.

Interestingly, as the chart below shows, our data suggests that a large number of users are still coping with download speeds of 25Mbps or slower. However, enough users get speeds close to 100 Mbps or over that number that it drives up the average. Also, while very few internet users get speeds of 500Mbps or faster, those cases also bring up the overall average.

speed test results in 2022

Tested internet speeds vs. advertised speeds—why are your speeds slower than what you pay for?

For almost all internet users, the actual tested internet speeds they receive are often much slower than their internet plan’s maximum advertised speeds.

Although you may be paying for an internet plan that technically can hit 100 Mbps, for example, it’s likely that you regularly get download speeds below that mark in a speed test. One study from November 2022 found that internet users with gigabit plans (940–1,200 Mbps) in actuality got median download speeds in the range of 360–373 Mbps.3

There is nothing necessarily nefarious going on here, it’s just a fact of internet life.

Advertised internet speeds are theoretically possible in lab conditions, but you aren’t going to see them most of the time—especially if you are using Wi-Fi over a router, since factors like router type and the fluctuation of wireless signals invariably bring down your speeds. In some cases, though, your internet provider may be intentionally throttling your Wi-Fi to slow it down.

How many internet users get 100Mbps speeds or faster?

YearTotal # of speed tests (all internet providers)% of tests with download speeds of 100Mbps or faster% increase from previous year
201863,027110.55%Data not available
20191,694,89214.99%up 42.08%
20203,280,05025.22%up 68.24%
20212,980,15929.02%up 15.06%
20224,380,51832.00%up 10.26%

According to our data, users saw a particularly drastic rise in speeds between the years of 2018–2019 and 2019–2020. These figures aren’t surprising, considering the pandemic was in full swing by March 2020, requiring an unprecedented number of internet users to seek out faster speeds to support remote work and school.

The rise in the number of users with 100Mbps or faster speeds tapered off in 2021 and 2022. But if you filter the data by specific providers, the rise of users with 100Mbps speeds in much more drastic terms.

Which internet providers deliver 100Mbps+ speeds to the most customers?

Internet provider% of users with 100Mbps download speeds or faster in 2018% of users with 100Mbps download speeds or faster in 2022% increase, 2018 vs. 2022
Astound Broadband30.70%53.78%up 75.17%
AT&T36.79%52.27%up 42.07%
CenturyLink14.05%34.27%up 143.91%
Cox20.26%59.12%up 191.80%
Frontier13.67%55.88%up 308.77%
Google Fiber37.38%60.02%up 60.56%
Mediacom14.01%55.62%up 297.0%
MetroNet39.58%60.84%up 53.71%
Optimum26.62%60.43%up 127.00%
Spectrum21.00%59.43%up 183%
T-MobileN/A*40.14%up 172.69% (2019–2022)
Verizon20.38%46.67%up 96.67%
Windstream8.30%35.31%up 325.42%
Xfinity33.01%59.69%up 80.82%

Our speed test results suggest that fiber internet providers have seen some of the biggest gains in speeds. Windstream and Frontier—which both offer a mix of DSL and fiber-optic internet services—saw the biggest increase in users with 100Mbps speeds between 2018 and 2022. These higher numbers reflect how fiber internet providers in general have pivoted away from antiquated services like DSL in favor of building up their fiber networks.

Cable providers like Mediacom and Cox have also shown drastic rises in the number of users with 100Mbps speeds or faster.

More notably, T-Mobile showed an increase of 173% between 2019 and 2022. T-Mobile launched its 5G Home Internet service in 2019, and availability has vastly expanded since then—a development that has earned the provider top ratings in our annual customer satisfaction survey.

Interestingly, some fiber internet providers (notably Google Fiber, MetroNet, and AT&T) showed much smaller gains. However, that’s because these carriers were already delivering 100Mbps speeds or faster to a large number of users to begin with. In 2018, well over a third of Google Fiber and AT&T’s speed tests were showing speeds of 100Mbps or greater. Those numbers have only grown in the years since, with as much as 60% of the providers’ speed-test users now getting speeds in that range.

100Mbps+ speeds—satellite internet providers

Satellite providers20182022% increase, 2018 vs. 2022
Hughesnet0.07%4.81%up 6,771.42%
Viasat0.13%4.60%up 3,438%
StarlinkN/A (20.88% in 2020)*17.99%down 13.84% (2020 vs. 2022)

Satellite internet providers are a different story. On the whole, very few satellite internet users get speeds of 100Mbps or faster because satellite bandwidth itself is extremely limited.

Starlink, the much-talked-about satellite internet service run by Elon Musk’s SpaceX company, gets the highest number of users with 100Mbps download speeds or faster. Tellingly, though, Starlink actually saw a decrease in the number of users getting these speeds between 2020 and 2022—possibly due to the fact that the provider is expanding its availability and facing new challenges in serving more users.

Do you really need 100Mbps speeds? For many, the answer is yes

what you can do with 100 mbps that you can't do with 25 mbps

While you can do a lot of things online with a tiny amount of bandwidth, most internet users end up needing 100Mbps speeds or more to serve as a buffer as they multitask online and share their Wi-Fi connection with others. The more devices, activities, and users you have going at once, the faster your speeds need to be.

A 100Mbps internet plan isn’t the fastest you can get—it’s pretty much the average. But for many users, 100Mbps download speeds provide a sufficient amount of breathing room to handle bandwidth-taxing tasks with minimal slowdowns or technical glitches. By comparison, 25Mbps download speeds are better suited for someone who lives alone or in a small household and spends less time streaming or making video calls.

What can you do with 100Mbps that you can’t do with 25Mbps?

  • Comfortably share the same Wi-Fi with three or more users
  • Make video calls and stream movies on four or more Wi-Fi devices at once
  • Stream video in 4K/UHD on multiple screens
  • Download or upload a 1.5GB file in two minutes
  • Host livestreams

You should also consider the fact that most internet plans that advertise 100Mbps speeds tend to deliver slower speeds on a daily basis, due to limitations of your modem and router, the number of users on your Wi-Fi, and a range of other factors. So even if you’re paying for what you think is a 100Mbps plan, you likely are getting less out of your connection.

What’s the fastest internet plan you should buy?

The fastest internet plan you should buy is 1,000Mbps. Anything faster isn’t necessary for the majority of internet users—and high prices and limited availability make some of these plans out of reach anyway. Take a look at our “How much internet speed do I need?” tool to get a proper idea of the bandwidth you want at home.

According to our data, most people have much slower download speeds than 1,000Mbps. On our speed test in 2022, only 3% of users saw download speeds of 500Mbps or faster.

How many internet users get 500Mbps download speeds or faster?

YearTotal # speed tests (all providers)# of speed tests with 500Mbps download speeds or faster% of speed tests with 500Mbps download speeds or faster

In 2018, the number of speed tests that hit 500Mbps or faster was less than 1%. As our data shows, the number of users with those speeds has gone up significantly over the past five years. And yet, internet users with 500Mbps speeds or faster make up a tiny minority of our total speed tests. Our data shows that it’s much more common to see speeds in the range of 25–99Mbps or 100–499Mbps.

How to choose a fast internet plan

Download speed is the most important factor when looking for a speedy internet plan. Most internet plans advertise the download speeds plainly in Megabits Per Second (Mbps), but sometimes you may see speeds advertised as a range. These advertised speeds are almost always an estimate of the maximum speed over a wired connection. Wi-Fi speeds are often a bit slower than a plan’s advertised max speed.

How much internet speed do you really need?

Your average household can get by on 200-400Mbps speeds. The number of people in the home as well as the type of online activity have a big impact on what speeds are required for a smooth experience, but the top end of that range (400Mbps) is fairly difficult for your average customer to exceed. For some perspective, with 400Mbps speeds, you could have eight simultaneous 4K video streams playing and still have half of your bandwidth available for other tasks.

Of course, every household has different needs. That’s why we created our nifty How Much Internet Speed Do I Need? tool. Give it a spin to find the ideal internet speed for your home; it’s super quick and super free.

Choosing the fastest type of internet service

Fiber is the fastest type of internet service you can get (in more ways than one). First off, fiber internet dramatically outpaces all other connection types when it comes to bandwidth (how much data can be processed per second). There are fiber internet plans in the US with speeds as fast as 50Gbps.

Second, fiber internet has lower latency, which measures how long it takes your internet connection to send a message to a server and receive a response. Low latency means a smoother experience for time-sensitive applications like gaming and video calls.

Finally, fiber internet is the most reliable type of internet service; It runs on some of the newest telecommunications infrastructure. Additionally, fiber-optic signals require less boosting than other internet types, which can result in fewer points of failure within a network.

After fiber, we recommend seeking a cable or 5G fixed-wireless internet plan.

Methodology: How made the Fastest Internet Providers report

We measure providers’ internet speeds using our own internet speed test. Millions of internet users take our test each year, and we recalculate the results every three months to generate an integrated speed score (ISS) for the top-performing internet providers.

We calculate the ISS by adding 90% of a provider’s average download speed to 10% of the provider’s average upload speed, a blend that reflects the relative importance of these different speeds to a user’s needs.

Most internet providers advertise only download speed as the standard-bearer for internet speed as a whole. We factor in upload speeds as well because they’re important to consider as internet users increasingly depend on upload bandwidth for Zoom, livestreams, and social media.

For this edition of our report, we also pulled data from 17 major internet service providers going back to 2018 in order to analyze internet speed trends over time. For each year, we looked at the number of tests that fell into specific speed ranges—25–99Mbps, 100–499Mbps, 500–999Mbps, and 1,000Mbps and faster.

Fastest internet providers—the raw data

The tables below offer a sampling of some of the raw data we used to calculate the fastest internet providers. There are a lot of ways to look at the fastest internet providers—and we chose these data points to show an accurate picture of how speed works, rather than simply relying on advertised numbers from providers.

Fastest average download speeds, major internet providers, January 9, 2022–January 9, 2023

ProviderAvg. download speed*Avg. upload speed*# of tests performed
Google Fiber165.87Mbps221.22Mbps10,229

Fastest average download speeds, regional internet providers, January 9, 2022–January 9, 2023

ProviderAvg. download speed*Avg. upload speed*# of tests performed
Buzz Broadband265.01Mbps409.31160
Cherokee County Electric Cooperative Association246.14Mbps190.83161
Altamaha Fiber244.51Mbps307.34119

We used these average download speeds to help generate the integrated speed scores for the above sections on the fastest national internet providers and the fastest regional internet providers of the past 12 months. Some of the providers ended up ranking higher because we also factored in average upload speeds to generate our integrated speed score.

Percentage of internet users with speeds of 100 Mbps or faster

Internet providerSpeed range (Mbps)% of users in 2018% of users in 2019% of users in 2020% of users in 2021% of users in 2022% improved (2018 vs. 2022)
Astound Broadband1,000 and up00000.02
Total %30.733.0646.5648.6153.78up 75.17%
Internet providerSpeed range (Mbps)% of users in 2018% of users in 2019% of users in 2020% of users in 2021% of users in 2022% improved (2018 vs. 2022)
AT&T1,000 and up0000.060.23
Total %36.7945.6153.6151.9352.27up 42.07%
Internet providerSpeed range (Mbps)% of users in 2018% of users in 2019% of users in 2020% of users in 2021% of users in 2022% improved (2018 vs. 2022)
CenturyLink1,000 and up000.0100
Total %14.0522.3625.5827.8534.27up 143.91%
Internet providerSpeed range (Mbps)% of users in 2018% of users in 2019% of users in 2020% of users in 2021% of users in 2022% improved (2018 vs. 2022)
Cox1,000 and up00000.02
Total %20.2627.3449.1353.3259.12up 191.80%
Internet providerSpeed range (Mbps)% of users in 2018% of users in 2019% of users in 2020% of users in 2021% of users in 2022% improved (2018 vs. 2022)
Frontier1,000 and up0000.010.07
Total %13.6725.7341.9047.7155.88up 308.77%
Internet providerSpeed range (Mbps)% of users in 2018% of users in 2019% of users in 2020% of users in 2021% of users in 2022% improved (2018 vs. 2022)
Google Fiber1,000 and up0000.420.32
Total %37.3838.6459.5257.6460.02up 60.56%
Internet providerSpeed range (Mbps)% of users in 2018% of users in 2019% of users in 2020% of users in 2021% of users in 2022% improved (2018 vs. 2022)
Hughesnet1,000 and up00000
Total %0.074.4911.1914.044.81up 6771.42%
Internet providerSpeed range (Mbps)% of users in 2018% of users in 2019% of users in 2020% of users in 2021% of users in 2022% improved (2018 vs. 2022)
Mediacom1,000 and up0000.010.01
Total %14.0120.3736.9146.2055.62up 297.0%
Internet providerSpeed range (Mbps)% of users in 2018% of users in 2019% of users in 2020% of users in 2021% of users in 2022% improved (2018 vs. 2022)
Metronet1,000 and up00000.01
Total %39.5838.3352.2558.1960.84up 53.71%
Internet providerSpeed range (Mbps)% of users in 2018% of users in 2019% of users in 2020% of users in 2021% of users in 2022% improved (2018 vs. 2022)
Optimum1,000 and up00000.01
Total %26.6232.2248.5354.5760.43up 127.00%
Internet providerSpeed range (Mbps)% of users in 2018% of users in 2019% of users in 2020% of users in 2021% of users in 2022% improved (2018 vs. 2022)
Spectrum1,000 and up00000
Total %2126.3544.3850.2159.43up 183%
Internet providerSpeed range (Mbps)% of users in 2018% of users in 2019% of users in 2020% of users in 2021% of users in 2022% improved (2018 vs. 2022)
Starlink1,000 and upN/AN/A000
Total %N/AN/A20.8823.7117.99down 13.84% (2020 vs. 2022)
Internet providerSpeed range (Mbps)% of users in 2018% of users in 2019% of users in 2020% of users in 2021% of users in 2022% improved (2018 vs. 2022)
T-Mobile1,000 and upN/A0000
Total %N/A14.7220.5327.3340.14up 172.69%
Internet providerSpeed range (Mbps)% of users in 2018% of users in 2019% of users in 2020% of users in 2021% of users in 2022% improved (2018 vs. 2022)
Verizon1,000 and up0000.010.02
Total %20.3823.7337.4542.7446.67up 96.67%
Internet providerSpeed range (Mbps)% of users in 2018% of users in 2019% of users in 2020% of users in 2021% of users in 2022% improved (2018 vs. 2022)
Viasat1,000 and up00000
Total %0.133.955.35.424.6up 3438%
Internet providerSpeed range (Mbps)% of users in 2018% of users in 2019% of users in 2020% of users in 2021% of users in 2022% improved (2018 vs. 2022)
Windstream1,000 and up0000.010
Total %8.311.7318.4425.0235.31up 325.42%
Internet providerSpeed range (Mbps)% of users in 2018% of users in 2019% of users in 2020% of users in 2021% of users in 2022% improved (2018 vs. 2022)
Xfinity1,000 and up0000.020.04
Total %33.0139.4450.1453.9459.69up 80.82%


  1. Jessica Rosenworcel, Federal Communications Commission, “Chairwoman Rosenworcel Proposes to Increase Minimum Broadband Speeds and Set Gigabit Future Goal,” Published July 15, 2022. Accessed January 30, 2023.
  2. Federal Communications Commission, “2015 Broadband Progress Report,” Published February 4, 2015. Accessed January 30, 2023.
  3. Jonathan Schwantes, Consumer Reports, “Broadband Pricing: What Consumer Reports Learned from 22,000 Internet Bills,” pg. 27, Fig 3.9, Published November 17, 2022. Accessed February 1, 2023.

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Peter Holslin has more than a decade of experience working as a writer and freelance journalist. He graduated with a BA in liberal arts and journalism from New York City’s The New School University in 2008 and went on to contribute to publications like Rolling Stone, VICE, BuzzFeed, and countless others. At, he focuses on covering 5G, nerding out about frequency bands and virtual RAN, and producing reviews on emerging services like 5G home internet. He also writes about internet providers and packages, hotspots, VPNs, and Wi-Fi troubleshooting.

Editor - Rebecca Lee Armstrong

Rebecca Lee Armstrong has more than six years of experience writing about tech and the internet, with a specialty in hands-on testing. She started writing tech product and service reviews while finishing her BFA in creative writing at the University of Evansville and has found her niche writing about home networking, routers, and internet access at Her work has also been featured on Top Ten Reviews, MacSources, Windows Central, Android Central, Best Company, TechnoFAQ, and iMore.