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The Complete List of Internet Providers in the US

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Internet Providers in the United States of America

We've found 2667 internet service providers in the USA. Below are statistics on their coverage and download speeds. Enter your address above to see which internet providers offer service in your area.

HughesNet308,745,5385325 mbps
Viasat Internet (formerly Exede)308,511,22351100 mbps
AT&T Wireless306,461,4885310 mbps
Verizon Wireless305,032,2645110 mbps
Sprint279,984,1225110 mbps
T-Mobile246,589,4444610 mbps
EarthLink165,364,295311000 mbps
AT&T Internet122,849,582211000 mbps
XFINITY from Comcast111,564,376401000 mbps
Charter Spectrum102,726,027441000 mbps
Cricket Wireless94,688,250376.0 mbps
Metro® by T-Mobile54,308,58351.5 mbps
CenturyLink49,300,155521000 mbps
Verizon High Speed Internet49,143,5861115 mbps
Verizon Fios34,765,00510950 mbps
Frontier Communications33,290,45929100 mbps
Rise Broadband25,719,363191000 mbps
U.S. Cellular25,083,868196.0 mbps
Cox Communications21,154,000191000 mbps
Windstream13,721,234501000 mbps
Optimum by Altice12,437,93141000 mbps
King Street Wireless7,959,776241.0 mbps
Mediacom Cable7,604,431221000 mbps
WOW!7,174,62791000 mbps
Suddenlink Communications6,821,075191000 mbps
Etheric Networks5,884,055110000 mbps
NextLink4,727,30731000 mbps
Consolidated Communications (Formerly Fairpoint Communications)4,650,275241000 mbps
C Spire Wireless4,215,95133.0 mbps
RCN4,129,80981000 mbps
Everywhere Wireless3,916,79611000 mbps
TWN Communications3,809,83651000 mbps
UnWired Broadband3,777,8891200 mbps
Phoenix Internet3,565,037120 mbps
Ranch Wireless3,294,333125 mbps
Sparklight (formerly Cable One)3,262,103191000 mbps
BarrierFree3,030,2901N/A
Cruzio Internet3,024,653130 mbps
WATCH Communications2,956,047325 mbps
Sonic2,922,66711000 mbps
TierOne Networks2,827,43213.0 mbps
TDS Telecom2,713,302271000 mbps
Nextera Communications2,589,03021000 mbps
Wisper ISP2,431,23441000 mbps
Google Fiber2,243,686101000 mbps
Agile Networks2,129,8744100 mbps
Cirra Networks1,918,117125 mbps
Atlantic Broadband1,910,046131000 mbps
Wave Broadband1,908,56431000 mbps
Stimulus Technologies1,902,89631000 mbps
lv.net1,878,12813.0 mbps
Utah Broadband1,865,241150 mbps
Brown Dog Networks1,832,464150 mbps
ERF Wireless1,815,90710.768 mbps
Packet Layer1,773,320210000 mbps
Mercury Wireless1,727,018430 mbps
Sky Fiber1,629,4543100 mbps
Hoosier Broadband1,608,10610.768 mbps
CellCom1,607,399250 mbps
Southern California Telephone Company1,593,991150 mbps
All Points Broadband1,592,89641000 mbps
LTD Broadband1,574,1805500 mbps
Phoenix Broadband1,555,648110 mbps
Internet Free Planet1,483,708110 mbps
Aerux Broadband1,476,008110 mbps
DirectLink1,453,2251250 mbps
ZipLink Internet.com1,406,552131 mbps
Cincinnati Bell1,397,365241000 mbps
Texas Wireless Internet1,329,34213.0 mbps
RazzoLink1,316,6021100 mbps
Grande Communications1,283,25211000 mbps
Rock Solid Internet & Telephone1,279,768110 mbps
C Spire Fiber1,265,25181000 mbps
Hawaiian Telcom1,262,17211000 mbps
Mobi1,229,27210.768 mbps
Blast Communications1,194,17216.0 mbps
Sinlar Broadband1,191,08313.0 mbps
Metronet1,158,855310000 mbps
Future Technologies1,100,252720 mbps
Bluespan1,094,90421000 mbps
Fire2Wire1,088,462112 mbps
Cibola Wireless1,064,735150 mbps
Newwave Communications1,057,6017100 mbps
North Coast Wireless Communications1,056,585150 mbps
E-Vergent Wireless1,046,730225 mbps
Argon Technologies1,031,00511.5 mbps
Simply Bits1,010,864125 mbps
Michwave Technologies994,02813.0 mbps
Armstrong987,98651000 mbps
SafeLink Internet977,0244200 mbps
Service Electric Broadband Cable969,1002150 mbps
Ayera Technologies, Inc.950,7201500 mbps
Bluegrass Cellular936,943112 mbps
Future Link IT921,55516.0 mbps
ACD.net904,073110 mbps
Bertram Internet894,082150 mbps
Bresco Broadband881,416150 mbps
NYSYS airAccess842,17216.0 mbps
Service Electric Cable TV823,18921000 mbps
Hudson Valley Wireless815,2383100 mbps

How Many Internet Service Providers are there in the USA?

There are currently 2667 Internet service providers in the United States:

  • 881 DSL “Digital Subscriber Line” providers
  • 235 Copper providers (Business T1/T3 connections, etc)
  • 447 Cable companies
  • 1297 Fiber Internet providers
  • 1568 Fixed Wireless Broadband providers
  • 52 Mobile Broadband and LTE providers

Internet Service Providers in the USA

As shown in the table above, there are thousands of Internet service providers, or “ISPs,” in the United States (not counting unlicensed wireless operators and local overbuilders).

However, many consumers will find themselves picking between only a handful of providers. In urban areas, it is common to be limited to one cable provider and one DSL provider. In rural areas, Internet users are often stuck with DSL, satellite, or nothing at all.

As of 2018, 25 Million Americans don’t have access to any broadband providers offering over 25 Mbps download speed. Even if you count wireless connections like satellite, there are still 14 Million consumers left without a robust home Internet service option.[1]

How Are Internet Service Providers Counted?

Internet providers are listed on BroadbandNow when they file their biannual Form 477 paperwork with the FCC to confirm basic data like coverage area, subscriber base, and so on. We do not list “cowboy” providers that fail to keep up their paperwork or complete their contribution to the Universal Service Fund (USF) as required by law. In some cases, this may lead to the exclusion of small “overbuilders” that lease infrastructure and fiber from larger providers to serve specific buildings and communities.

Our database of Broadband providers is updated on a biannual basis. In some cases, we are able to update listings and coverage information before data is published on the FCC or other government websites, thanks to direct reporting.

The Top Internet Providers in the Country

HughesNet

As the largest residential satellite provider that covers all 50 states, HughesNet is accessible to approximately 308.7 million people with the greatest coverage in California, Texas, and New York. In recent years, HughesNet has improved their download speed which currently reaches 25 Mbps, thanks to the “Gen 5” satellite. Aside from providing satellite internet, HughesNet also offers phone service - but no TV services.

Viasat Internet (formerly Exede)

Following behind HughesNet, Viasat is the 2nd largest residential satellite internet provider with coverage in every state. The greatest coverage is in California, Texas, and New York; Viasat is accessible to an estimated 308.5 million people. In rural areas, satellite internet has proven to provide better coverage than wired broadband providers. Download speeds range between 12-100 Mbps. Viasat offers phone services as well, but similar to HughesNet, they do not offer TV services.

EarthLink

With coverage in 36 states, EarthLink offers DSL and fiber internet options - the former accessible to approximately 174.4 million people and the latter to approximately 26.5 million people. EarthLink has the greatest coverage in California, Texas, and New York; it is considered the largest residential DSL provider and the 2nd largest fiber internet provider in the USA. EarthLink only offers internet services and was awarded the "Most Affordable Fiber Internet Nationwide" in 2019.

AT&T Internet

Available in 22 states with the highest coverage in California, Texas, and Florida, AT&T Internet's DSL internet is available to around 122.8 million people and is recognized as the nations' 2nd largest residential DSL provider. Fiber and fixed wireless internet are also available from AT&T in certain areas, with the former available to an estimated 25.1 million people and the latter available to about 2.7 million people. On top of their internet services, AT&T offers digital TV, digital landline phone service, and satellite TV via DirecTV.

XFINITY from Comcast

Serving 39 million states with the greatest coverage in California, Florida, and Illinois, Xfinity from Comcast is the largest residential cable internet provider with accessibility to approximately 111.6 million people. Xfinity also offers fiber internet, which is available to an estimated 18,000 people. Other primary services that Xfinity offers are TV and phone services. Download speeds for their cable internet plans range between 100-1,000 Mbps.

Charter Spectrum

Charter Spectrum offers cable internet to 44 states with the most widespread coverage in California, Texas, and New York. Approximately 102.7 million people have access to Spectrum's cable internet, making it the country's 2nd largest residential cable provider. At the moment, 5,899 zip codes have access to Spectrum's fiber internet service. In addition to providing internet, Spectrum also provides cable TV and phone services, which may come in bundles or standalone plans.

Frequently Asked Questions About Internet Providers in the USA

How many internet providers are there in the USA?

At present, there are 2667 internet providers in the U.S.

What types of internet are common in the USA?

In the U.S., common internet types in urban areas are DSL and cable while rural areas have DSL or satellite to choose between. Internet service in Dallas, Portland, and similar large cities is often limited to 2-3 per address. The same is true of smaller markets like West Hartford and San Diego. Although there are more internet providers that offer fiber-optic and fixed wireless internet, coverage is less prevalent than DSL, cable, and satellite.

How much should I expect to pay for internet in the USA?

Among the cable providers with internet-only plans, prices range between $29.99-99.99/month. DSL providers offer internet-only plans with a price range of $14.95-49.99/month. As for fiber-optic internet-only plans, prices will vary between $39.99-99.95/month.

What internet speeds are expected in the USA?

Cable internet plans in the U.S. will offer speeds between 10-1,000 Mbps; DSL with speeds between 3-100 Mbps; and fiber-optic with speeds between 50-1,000 Mbps. For satellite customers, speeds range from 12-100 Mbps.