Delaware Internet Coverage & Availability in 2022

Delaware Internet Facts in 2022

  • Delaware currently ranks 9th among states in BroadbandNow’s annual rankings of internet coverage, speed and availability.

  • This means that roughly zero in ten Delaware residents are not able to purchase an internet plan of at least 25Mbps download and 3Mbps upload.

  • This means that nearly nine 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 four in ten residents are unable to purchase a fiber internet plan.

  • The U.S. has more than 2,888 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

Highest
New Castle 98.52%
Kent 96.27%
Sussex 94.80%
Lowest
Sussex 94.80%
Kent 96.27%
New Castle 98.52%

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 20 Providers
Newark 216.7 MBPS 19 Providers
Dover 321.0 MBPS 16 Providers
New Castle 319.8 MBPS 18 Providers
Bear 374.5 MBPS 19 Providers

Fastest Major Providers in Delaware

Provider Avg. Download Speed
Verizon Fios 273.4 MBPS
Verizon High Speed Internet 263.3 MBPS
Xfinity 226.6 MBPS
Mediacom Cable 89.4 MBPS
Breezeline 67.5 MBPS

Metro & Rural County Coverage

County Name % Broadband Coverage
Kent 96.3%
New Castle 98.5%
Sussex 94.8%

Internet Providers By City in Delaware

Bear 99.6% 19 providers
Bethany Beach 99.1% 15 providers
Bridgeville 80.8% 15 providers
Camden Wyoming 99.0% 15 providers
Claymont 97.8% 15 providers
Clayton 98.3% 14 providers
Dagsboro 99.2% 16 providers
Delmar 92.9% 14 providers
Dover 98.1% 16 providers
Felton 94.4% 13 providers
Frankford 95.4% 15 providers
Frederica 99.4% 12 providers
Georgetown 93.2% 17 providers
Greenwood 61.5% 15 providers
Harrington 80.1% 15 providers
Hockessin 99.9% 14 providers
Houston 99.2% 11 providers
Laurel 88.7% 16 providers
Lewes 99.7% 18 providers
Lincoln 98.7% 13 providers
Magnolia 99.3% 12 providers
Marydel 89.9% 10 providers
Middletown 99.7% 19 providers
Milford 98.8% 15 providers
Millsboro 97.1% 15 providers
Millville 99.4% 13 providers
Milton 97.3% 16 providers
New Castle 98.5% 18 providers
Newark 99.6% 19 providers
Ocean View 99.0% 17 providers
Rehoboth Beach 99.8% 17 providers
Seaford 97.0% 16 providers
Selbyville 98.4% 15 providers
Smyrna 84.6% 15 providers
Townsend 96.3% 14 providers
Wilmington 98.9% 20 providers