Providers Offering Copper Service
We've found 250 providers offering Copper service in the US. Below are stats on their coverage and speeds.
Copper Internet Providers in the USA
Copper internet transmits data over copper cables including T-carrier lines like T1, T3 and Ethernet over Copper (EoC). Some copper connections are not a ready-connect service and may take weeks or months to set up depending on the infrastructure. Providers that offer copper internet service in the US include Verizon Business, GTT Communications, CenturyLink and Windstream among others.
How many copper internet providers are there in the US?
There are 235 copper internet providers in the US. The largest copper providers by coverage are Webpass, JAS Networks, and Pinnacle Communications.
What is copper internet?
Similar to DSL and cable, copper internet uses copper wires in order to deliver service. The main distinction is copper internet is used to describe the other technologies that use copper wires including T1, T3 and Ethernet over Copper (EoC).
Copper broadband connections like T-carrier lines (T1, T3) are a common alternative to fiber or DSL for business internet connections. Unlike mass-market DSL or cable, these connections are often dedicated to your location alone, allowing you to lease direct lines between specific buildings or office locations.
Pros and Cons of Copper Internet
- Dedicated connections
- Alternative to fiber
- Business class services
- May be available if other services are unavailable
- Lengthy installation times
- High costs
- Speeds can be slow
- Signal degrades over distance
What is T1 Broadband?
T-Carrier technologies, like T1, were created to allow increased transmission capacity over twisted copper lines. It allows 24 channels of voice at the same time and is extremely reliable compared to “best effort” small business DSL packages.
For more information on T1 and copper internet providers, see our guide to copper broadband technology.