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Internet Service Providers in District of Columbia

District of Columbia Internet Coverage & Availability in 2024

District of Columbia Internet Facts in 2024

  • District of Columbia currently ranks 8th among states in BroadbandNow’s annual rankings of internet coverage, speed and availability.

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

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

  • The U.S. has more than 2,881 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.

In D.C., 99.5% of people have access to 100Mbps broadband, ranking 1st among all states.

Internet Availability by County

In D.C., 99.4% of people have access to 1G broadband, ranking 1st among all states.

Internet Coverage by Demographic in D.C.

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: 88%
  • Without: 12%

Type of internet connection

  • Dialup only: <1%
  • Broadband of any type: 87%
  • Cellular data only: 8%
  • Satellite: 3%

Individuals or households with no internet access by characteristic

  • <18: 9%
  • 18-64: 6%
  • 65+ adults: 10%

  • <$20,000: 35%
  • $20,000-$74,999: 20%
  • $75,000+: 4%

  • Black: 12%
  • Native American/Alaska Native: (Unavailable)
  • Asian: 5%
  • Mixed race: 4%
  • Hispanic or Latino: 7%
  • White: 2%

  • Employed: 5%
  • Unemployed: 14%

  • Less than high school: 13%
  • Some college or associate degree: 12%
  • Bachelor’s degree: 3%
Provider Avg. Download Speed Connection Availability Rating
Xfinity 2000 MBPS Cable 99.1% 3.5 View Plans
Verizon Fios 940 MBPS Fiber 85.4% 3.6 View Plans
Astound Broadband Powered by RCN 1200 MBPS Cable, Fiber 70.5% 3.7 View Plans
T-Mobile 5G Home Internet 100 MBPS Fixed Wireless 63.5% 3.1 View Plans
Always ON 25 MBPS Fixed Wireless 63.5% View Plans
DC Access 75 MBPS Fixed Wireless 13.0% View Plans
Verizon High Speed Internet 10 MBPS DSL 8.8% 2.8 View Plans
Starry Internet 1000 MBPS Fixed Wireless, Fiber 3.0% View Plans
Verizon 5G Home Internet 1000 MBPS Fixed Wireless 2.9% View Plans
WeLink Communications 2000 MBPS Fixed Wireless 0.8% View Plans
Mediacom 1000 MBPS Cable 0.1% 2.8 View Plans
Consolidated Communications 500 MBPS DSL 0.0% 2.7 View Plans

Internet Providers By City in District of Columbia

Washington 97.1% 34 providers