Internet Service Providers in District of Columbia
District of Columbia Internet Coverage & Availability in 2023
District of Columbia Internet Facts in 2023
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 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 two in ten residents are unable to purchase a fiber internet plan.
The U.S. has more than 2,940 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.
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%||View Plans|
|Verizon Fios||940 MBPS||Fiber||85.4%||View Plans|
|Astound Broadband Powered by RCN||1200 MBPS||Cable||70.5%||View Plans|
|T-Mobile 5G Home Internet||100 MBPS||Fixed Wireless||63.5%||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%||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%||View Plans|
|Consolidated Communications||500 MBPS||DSL||0.0%||View Plans|
Internet Providers By City in District of Columbia