District of Columbia Internet Coverage & Availability in 2022

District of Columbia Internet Facts in 2022

  • District of Columbia currently ranks 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 eight 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 2,874 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

100 Mbps Coverage By County, Highest and Lowest

Highest
District of Columbia 99.51%
Lowest
District of Columbia 99.51%

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%

Internet Speed in Top District of Columbia Cities

City Avg. Download Speed No. of Providers
Washington 176.6 MBPS 38 Providers

Fastest Major Providers in District of Columbia

Provider Avg. Download Speed
Verizon Fios 316.2 MBPS
Astound Broadband Powered by RCN 302.6 MBPS
Verizon High Speed Internet 283.2 MBPS
Xfinity 163.3 MBPS
Windstream 59.3 MBPS

Metro & Rural County Coverage

County Name % Broadband Coverage
District of Columbia 99.5%

Internet Providers By City in District of Columbia

Washington 99.5% 38 providers