Delaware Internet Coverage & Availability in 2023
Delaware Internet Facts in 2023
Delaware currently ranks among states in BroadbandNow’s annual rankings of internet coverage, speed and availability.
This means that roughly in ten Delaware residents are not able to purchase an internet plan of at least 25Mbps download and 3Mbps upload.
This means that nearly six in ten residents are not able to purchase broadband at a price of $60/month or less (excluding promotions and government programs).
This means that in ten residents are unable to purchase a fiber internet plan.
The U.S. has more than 2,968 internet service providers, with most covering very small areas. It is worth searching by zip code to see who is available in your town.
At BroadbandNow, we advocate for a definition of broadband internet to be at least 100Mbps, as opposed to the FCC definition of 25Mbps, which would be considered slow for many internet-intensive activities.
Delaware, with 97.3% of people having access to 100Mbps broadband, ranked 8th among all states.
Internet Availability by County
100 Mbps Coverage By County, Highest and Lowest
Delaware, with 96.4% of people having access to 1G broadband, ranked 3rd among all states.
Internet Coverage by Demographic in Delaware
Individuals or households with no internet access by characteristic (includes broadband and non-broadband packages)
Percentage of households with and without any type of internet access
- With: 89%
- Without: 11%
Type of internet connection
- Dialup only: <1%
- Broadband of any type: 89%
- Cellular data only: 11%
- Satellite: 4%
Individuals or households with no internet access by characteristic
- <18: 5%
- 18-64: 5%
- 65+ adults: 6%
- <$20,000: 28%
- $20,000-$74,999: 15%
- $75,000+: 4%
- Black: 7%
- Native American/Alaska Native: (Unavailable)
- Asian: 2%
- Mixed race: (Unavailable)
- Hispanic or Latino: 10%
- White: 4%
- Employed: 4%
- Unemployed: 5%
- Less than high school: 13%
- Some college or associate degree: 6%
- Bachelor’s degree: 2%
Internet Speed in Top Delaware Cities
|City||Avg. Download Speed||No. of Providers|
|Wilmington||235.9 MBPS||18 Providers|
|Newark||216.7 MBPS||21 Providers|
|Dover||321.0 MBPS||13 Providers|
|New Castle||319.8 MBPS||15 Providers|
|Middletown||272.5 MBPS||16 Providers|
Fastest Major Providers in Delaware
|Provider||Avg. Download Speed|
|Verizon Fios||273.4 MBPS|
|Verizon High Speed Internet||263.3 MBPS|
|Mediacom Cable||89.4 MBPS|
Metro & Rural County Coverage
|County Name||% Broadband Coverage|
Internet Providers By City in Delaware
|Bethany Beach||99.1%||13 providers|
|Camden Wyoming||99.0%||12 providers|
|New Castle||98.5%||15 providers|
|Ocean View||99.0%||12 providers|
|Rehoboth Beach||99.8%||14 providers|