Internet providers in Salt Lake City, UT

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1. Xfinity
100% available in Salt Lake City
Connection:
Cable
Download speeds up to
1000Mbps
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2. EarthLink
98% available in Salt Lake City
Connection:
DSL
Download speeds up to
200Mbps
3. CenturyLink
49% available in Salt Lake City
Connection:
Fiber
Download speeds up to
1000Mbps

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4. Rise Broadband
100% available in Salt Lake City
Connection:
Fixed Wireless
Download speeds up to
25Mbps
5. Viasat
99% available in Salt Lake City
Connection:
Satellite
Download speeds up to
25Mbps
6. SenaWave
31% available in Salt Lake City
Connection:
Fixed Wireless
Download speeds up to
10Mbps
7. UTOPIA
11% available in Salt Lake City
Connection:
Fiber
Download speeds up to
1000Mbps
8. Utah Broadband
Available in Salt Lake City
Connection:
DSL & Fixed Wireless
Download speeds up to
18Mbps
1. Comcast Business
100% available in Salt Lake City
Connection:
Cable
Download speeds up to
1000Mbps

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2. CenturyLink
83% available in Salt Lake City
Connection:
DSL
Download speeds up to
20Mbps

Self installation available 

3. Megapath
58% available in Salt Lake City
Connection:
DSL & Other Copper Wireline
Download speeds up to
25Mbps
4. Rise Broadband
100% available in Salt Lake City
Connection:
Fixed Wireless
Download speeds up to
25Mbps
5. Viasat
99% available in Salt Lake City
Connection:
Satellite
Download speeds up to
25Mbps
6. Utah Broadband
99% available in Salt Lake City
Connection:
DSL & Fixed Wireless
Download speeds up to
25Mbps
7. Syringa Networks
32% available in Salt Lake City
Connection:
Fiber & Fixed Wireless
Download speeds up to
1000Mbps
8. UTOPIA
15% available in Salt Lake City
Connection:
Fiber
Download speeds up to
1000Mbps
9. SenaWave
8% available in Salt Lake City
Connection:
Fiber & Fixed Wireless
Download speeds up to
1000Mbps
10. Beehive Broadband
5% available in Salt Lake City
Connection:
Fiber
Download speeds up to
50Mbps
11. XO Communications
3% available in Salt Lake City
Connection:
DSL & Other Copper Wireline
Download speeds up to
50Mbps
12. CentraCom
1% available in Salt Lake City
Connection:
Fiber
Download speeds up to
1000Mbps
13. Allstream
Available in Salt Lake City
Connection:
DSL, Fiber & Other Copper Wireline
Download speeds up to
1000Mbps
14. PowerOne
Available in Salt Lake City
Connection:
Fixed Wireless
Download speeds up to
6Mbps
15. One Ring Networks
Available in Salt Lake City
Connection:
Fixed Wireless
Download speeds up to
6Mbps
1. T-Mobile
Available in Salt Lake City
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2. Verizon Wireless
Available in Salt Lake City
Connection:
Mobile
Verizon Wireless
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3. AT&T Wireless
Available in Salt Lake City
Connection:
Mobile
AT&T Wireless
4GLTE

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4. Xfinity Mobile
Available in Salt Lake City
Connection:
Mobile
Xfinity Mobile
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5+ Mbps

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20+ Mbps

  • Ultra HD streaming
  • Frequent gaming
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  • Simultaneous HD streaming
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  • Ideal for 4+

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What is the best internet provider in Salt Lake City?

The best internet provider for you is available in your area, offers speeds to support your internet use, and fits within your budget. So the best internet provider in Salt Lake City depends on who’s looking.

If you need superfast internet for you and several other people, try to get a fiber connection. Google Fiber and UTOPIA Fiber offer speeds up to 1,000 Mbps in parts of Salt Lake City, including Sugarhouse, the Avenues, and Central City.

If neither of these fiber networks reaches your house, go with Xfinity, which is a cable company that offers speeds that can rival fiber. Because it’s cable internet, Xfinity can have some trouble with network slowdowns during peak hours in certain areas, but it offers a wide range of internet speeds and prices.

If price is the more important factor, CenturyLink has pretty inexpensive DSL plans, and it’s pretty much available everywhere in Salt Lake City. And UTOPIA and Xfinity both have plans that cost less than $40 a month.

Summary of Salt Lake City internet providers

Provider Type Download speeds up to User Rating
Xfinity Cable 1000 Mbps 3.0/5
EarthLink DSL 200 Mbps 3.5/5
CenturyLink Fiber 1000 Mbps 2.0/5
Rise Broadband Fixed Wireless 25 Mbps N/A
Viasat Satellite 25 Mbps 1.5/5
SenaWave Fixed Wireless 10 Mbps N/A
UTOPIA Fiber 1000 Mbps 4.0/5
Utah Broadband DSL & Fixed Wireless 18 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 Salt Lake City

Salt Lake City has two large, national broadband providers (Xfinity and CenturyLink) and several local providers. Between these two larger companies, Xfinity received higher customer satisfaction ratings in every category of our 2020 ISP customer satisfaction survey.

Smaller ISPs aren’t usually included in national customer satisfaction surveys, so it’s harder to gauge where they rank among all the providers in Salt Lake. But at the time of writing, UTOPIA Fiber has the highest rating in the Internet Service Providers category on Yelp for Salt Lake City.

Utah Broadband is also a notable local provider. It uses fixed wireless to deliver residential speeds up to 60 Mbps to most parts of the Salt Lake Valley, and most of its customers seem pretty happy. At the time of writing, Utah Broadband has a 4.1 out of 5 stars on Google.

Expert insight:

“I live in a small pocket of Midvale where Xfinity is my only option. UTOPIA Fiber and CenturyLink offer services all around my street, but not on it. I was a little disappointed that I couldn’t get fiber internet when I first moved there, but I’ve been very happy with my 150 Mbps Xfinity plan. I often get faster-than-advertised speeds (even during peak hours), and I can game and stream HD content without lag or buffering.”

—Rebecca Lee Armstrong, Staff Writer for HighSpeedInternet.com

Fastest internet service providers in Salt Lake City

Xfinity offers internet at speeds up to 1000 Mbps

CenturyLink offers internet at speeds up to 1000 Mbps

UTOPIA offers internet at speeds up to 1000 Mbps

EarthLink offers internet at speeds up to 200 Mbps

Several Internet Service Providers (ISPs) offer speeds up to 1,000 Mbps in Salt Lake City. Xfinity, UTOPIA Fiber, Google Fiber, and CenturyLink all have plans that reach or get close to gigabit internet speeds.

Gigabit speeds equal a lot of bandwidth. It could be overkill for most people, but it is useful for large families or shared living situations. It gives you enough bandwidth to support multiple screens of Netflix (or Disney+) streaming, online gaming, replying to emails, running a fully automated smart home, and posting photos from your hike to r/SaltLakeCity, all at the same time.

Expert insight:

“I live in the Liberty Wells/South Salt Lake area, and I had Xfinity cable internet until I rage-quit that provider a few years ago due to rising prices and dropping quality. My only other choice was CenturyLink DSL, which was allegedly slower but worked just as well as Xfinity did most of the time. CenturyLink Fiber came to the neighborhood a little over a year ago, so I jumped on the Price for Life deal ($55 a month). It doesn’t quite hit the 1 Gbps speed advertised, but it’s still plenty fast and stable—unlike Xfinity, my CenturyLink Fiber connection hasn’t gone down once. Since the fabled Google Fiber is never coming to my ‘hood (it’s like Bigfoot: I’ll believe it actually exists when I see it), I doubt I’d switch to anything else.”

—Bill Frost, TV and Internet Expert

If you live with about four or fewer people (and you’re not all going wild with your internet use), you can most likely get by with much-slower-than-gigabit speeds. It all depends on what you do online.

For example, if you live alone and want to stream Mindhunter in 4K on Netflix while building your Minecraft dream house and intermittently checking Instagram, you could get by with internet speeds around 50 Mbps. (But keep in mind that your internet plan might not always perform at top speeds, so you might need a plan that offers speeds up to 100 Mbps.)

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CenturyLink vs. Xfinity

Both have gigabit internet speeds and availability throughout the Salt Lake Valley. Find which provider is a better fit with our head-to-head comparison.

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Salt Lake City residential internet coverage

Xfinity and CenturyLink have the best internet coverage in Salt Lake City. Both providers are widely available from Provo all the way up to Logan. Xfinity offers fast cable internet speeds throughout its service areas, but CenturyLink has a little less consistency in what kind of speeds it offers and where.

Though CenturyLink has limited fiber internet services in Salt Lake proper, most of its network in Utah uses DSL, which is much slower and less reliable than fiber or cable internet. The upside is that most of CenturyLink’s DSL plans are inexpensive and offer enough bandwidth for smaller households.

Editor’s note:

“I live in Capitol Hill, and I use Xfinity. Sometimes I have some buffering issues in the evenings when I’m streaming Netflix or HBO, but that’s probably because I share bandwidth with the other folks in my condo building who are Xfinity customers. I only pay $29.99 a month for 60 Mbps, so I’d say that Xfinity is worth it. That said, if Google Fiber would just finish laying fiber on my street (the building next door has it), I’d probably jump ship for faster speeds.”

—Mike Strayer, Managing Editor of HighSpeedInternet.com

UTOPIA Fiber offers speeds that reach up to 1,000 Mbps throughout the Avenues and most of downtown Salt Lake. But this local provider’s service area is more widespread in the cities surrounding Salt Lake City, including West Valley, Murray, and Centerville.

Google Fiber is available in parts of only seven ZIP codes in Salt Lake City (and you have to specify that you live in one of those ZIP codes to view Google Fiber plans). Google Fiber lists its availability in these neighborhoods:

  • Ball Park
  • Capitol Hill
  • Central City
  • Downtown
  • East Bench
  • East Central
  • Fairpark
  • Greater Avenues
  • Jordan Meadows
  • Liberty Wells
  • Poplar Grove
  • Rose Park
  • Sugarhouse

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Featured customer reviews

Xfinity

 

“Although sometimes if feels like the price is a little high we get really high up-time and great speeds to stream in our area.”

–Craig H.

CenturyLink

“I have Century Link and they are really great if you never need anything fixed. The internet is good, the prices are cheap, and for the most part there aren’t any problems.”

–Emily C.

Google Fiber

“I am receiving superior service with deductions applied to my bill on the very rare occasions I’ve experienced an outage. No data caps and no bundling. It’s been a great experience for me.”

–D.R.

Salt Lake City internet FAQ

What is the cheapest internet service in Salt Lake City?

The cheapest internet service in Salt Lake City depends on where you live. If Xfinity is available, its cheapest plan starts at $29.99 per month for the first year. The plan offers download speeds of 15 Mbps–75 Mbps, depending on your area.

UTOPIA Fiber’s 250 Mbps plans range in price from $29.95–$37.00 per month, depending on your address, which is a better deal than Xfinity’s low-cost plans. But UTOPIA has several gaps in coverage around the city. It’s more widely available in West Valley City, Murray, and Midvale than it is in Salt Lake City proper.

If you’re looking for a good deal on gigabit internet, Google Fiber and CenturyLink Fiber cost $70.00 per month and $65.00 per month respectively. Xfinity costs about $85.00 per month for gigabit, but it’s much more widely available than any of the fiber services in Salt Lake.

How much is Google Fiber per month in Salt Lake City?

Google Fiber’s prices start at $50 per month for 100 Mbps in Salt Lake City. You can also get Google Fiber’s gigabit internet plan for $70 per month. While not the cheapest internet option in the city, Google’s fiber-optic network delivers fast and reliable internet in parts of downtown Salt Lake.

If you want to add on to your Google Fiber internet, the provider lets customers bundle TV for an additional $90 or home phone service for $10.

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Customer reviews of internet providers in Salt Lake City

CenturyLink

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Terry J | 08-30-2016

CenturyLink use to be great but lately prices have gone up and speeds have gone down. They do provide pretty good customer service.

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XFINITY

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Matt J | 08-09-2016

Xfinity has great products, options, and bundles for TV and Internet. Nothing else can compare, so they get away with ripping you off and garbage customer service.

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XFINITY

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Anon A | 09-02-2015

My experience over the past year has been absolutely terrible in every way imaginable! I never got the speed that I was paying for and the internet that I did get was never reliable! The service line treated me like a textbook problem, which is understandable, but as a result my problems were never fixed, and there were problems that they couldn't trouble shoot. One particular problem was instantly fixed by a customer rep from ANOTHER provider!

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