Providers Offering Fiber Service

We've found 1605 providers offering Fiber service in the US. Below are stats on their coverage and speeds.

AT&T Fiber 39,392,095 21 1000 mbps
Verizon Fios 34,765,005 10 940 mbps
EarthLink Fiber 33,369,566 21 940 mbps
CenturyLink Fiber Gigabit 12,170,375 20 1000 mbps
Metronet 5,122,649 8 1000 mbps
Windstream 4,892,646 50 1000 mbps
Xfinity 4,244,569 49 2000 mbps
Google Fiber 3,077,212 9 2000 mbps
Optimum by Altice 1,746,390 5 1000 mbps
Breezeline 1,656,881 11 0 mbps
altafiber 1,557,691 36 1000 mbps
Ziply Fiber 1,482,362 4 1000 mbps
Consolidated Communications 1,478,558 19 1000 mbps
Armstrong 1,141,885 6 1000 mbps
ACDnet 1,124,171 1 1000 mbps
Sonic 986,965 1 10000 mbps
WiFast 864,263 1 75 mbps
Hawaiian Telcom 815,222 1 1000 mbps
Shentel 787,397 5 2000 mbps
TDS Telecom 757,207 20 2000 mbps
SUMOFIBER 680,878 1 1000 mbps
Point Broadband 631,810 15 1000 mbps
Ultimate Internet Access 523,958 1 1000 mbps
Gila Broadband 411,261 1 0 mbps
Hotwire Communications 381,860 13 10000 mbps
Peoples Telephone Cooperative 371,660 1 1000 mbps
EPB 349,973 2 10000 mbps
Allo Communications 339,894 2 1000 mbps
Astound Broadband Powered by Grande 324,906 1 1000 mbps
Massillon Cable TV 301,487 2 100 mbps
C Spire Fiber 281,900 10 1000 mbps
GoNetspeed 270,200 2 1000 mbps
Midco 266,563 2 1000 mbps
Hargray Communications 245,700 4 1000 mbps
OzarksGo 233,782 3 1000 mbps
Horry Telephone Cooperative 229,972 1 1000 mbps
Columbia Energy 211,731 1 100 mbps
Ritter Communications 206,499 3 1000 mbps
Campus Communications Group 201,239 5 1000 mbps
Comporium Communications 198,285 2 1000 mbps
CentraCom 195,682 1 1000 mbps
Smart City 185,062 1 1000 mbps
Greenlight Networks 177,647 1 2000 mbps
LocalTel Communications 177,236 1 100 mbps
US Internet 177,206 1 10000 mbps
i3 Broadband 176,415 1 1000 mbps
Mainstream Fiber Networks 165,881 1 1000 mbps
Bristol Tennessee Essential Services 156,823 1 1000 mbps
MTCO Communications 153,685 1 1000 mbps
Douglas Fast Net 149,685 1 1000 mbps
REV 147,237 1 1000 mbps
Consolidated Fiber 147,210 1 1000 mbps
Ting 146,625 7 1000 mbps
OEC Fiber 146,564 1 1000 mbps
Empire Access 146,099 1 1000 mbps
Great Plains Communications 145,192 6 1000 mbps
United Communications 144,602 1 1000 mbps
Summit Broadband 141,188 1 5000 mbps
Midwest Connections 140,869 3 1000 mbps
Vexus 138,124 2 1000 mbps
TWN Communications 134,438 1 1000 mbps
Roll-Call Security & Communications 130,043 1 300 mbps
LUS Fiber 129,912 1 10000 mbps
Mercury Wireless 126,904 1 1000 mbps
CarolinaConnect 120,784 1 1000 mbps
West Carolina Tel 120,733 2 1000 mbps
Twin Lakes Telephone 116,702 1 1000 mbps
GVTC Communications 115,641 1 1000 mbps
Plateau 115,446 2 1000 mbps
SmartCom Telephone 114,551 1 10000 mbps
CDE Lightband 113,984 1 1000 mbps
Astound Broadband Powered by En-Touch 112,661 1 1000 mbps
Socket Telecom 109,253 2 1000 mbps
BendBroadband 107,152 7 1000 mbps
Dobson Fiber 105,844 3 10000 mbps
Brandenburg Telecom 105,042 1 1000 mbps
Dalton Utilities 102,599 1 10000 mbps
Home Telecom 102,520 1 1000 mbps
Air Advantage 102,445 1 1000 mbps
Nunn Telephone Company 99,530 2 1000 mbps
Watch Communications 97,880 2 1000 mbps
Nex-Tech 96,724 2 1000 mbps
Owensboro Municipal Utilities 96,656 1 1000 mbps
United Services 94,741 2 1000 mbps
Farmers Telecommunications Cooperative 94,597 1 1000 mbps
Hilliary Communications 91,976 1 1000 mbps
Paul Bunyan Telephone 91,754 1 1000 mbps
Arvig 91,412 1 1000 mbps
Grant County PowerNet 89,120 1 1024 mbps
CS Technologies 85,432 2 250 mbps
FTC 84,695 1 1000 mbps
NextLight 84,647 1 1000 mbps
ImOn Communications 82,234 1 1000 mbps
Clearwave Communications 81,209 2 25 mbps
South Central Rural Telephone 80,079 1 1000 mbps
Hunter Communications 79,513 2 10000 mbps
Race Communications 79,472 1 1000 mbps
Wave Rural Connect 77,709 2 1000 mbps
Pineland Telephone Company 76,756 1 1000 mbps
Troy Cablevision 75,436 1 1000 mbps

Fiber Optic Internet Providers in the USA

Fiber is a relatively new technology compared to other common internet options like cable and DSL. It is most commonly found in urban centers or densely populated suburbs, since the high cost of installation makes it difficult to install in rural areas.

What is fiber internet?

Fiber internet companies deliver service over fiber-optic cables, which transmit data as light over bundled strands of glass or plastic. Data is “pulsed” using laser diodes, allowing it to travel much faster than the modulated radio frequencies on copper used for cable and DSL service. For more information on how fiber internet works, see our technical guide to Fiber-Optics.

Top 5 Fiber Providers in the USA by Coverage Availability

Provider Speed Range Price Range
Verizon Fios 200 Mbps – 940 Mbps $39.99 – $79.99
EarthLink Fiber 200 Mbps – 1000 Mbps $89.99 – $99.99
AT&T Fiber 1000 Mbps $49.99
Frontier Communications 50 Mbps – 940 Mbps $29.99 – $74.99
CenturyLink Fiber 100 Mbps – 940 Mbps $49.00 – $65.00

Verizon Fios Availability

Currently, Verizon Fios is available in select areas within 9 states. New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania have the greatest coverage. Verizon Fios speeds range from 200-940 Mbps, with plans costing $39.99-79.99/month. Cities such as New York, Boston, and Pittsburg have the most coverage by Verizon Fios.

EarthLink Fiber Availability

EarthLink Fiber offers coverage to 21 states across the US. California, Texas, and New York are the big three they service, providing major cities like San Francisco, San Antonio, and Brooklyn with fiber internet service. EarthLink Fiber is one of the more expensive fiber providers as their fastest speed of 1000 Mbps costs $99.99/month, however they are also one of the most available in the country.

AT&T Fiber Availability

AT&T Fiber coverage extends across 21 states with speeds up to 1000 Mbps in each of those states excluding Alaska. Their strongest foothold is in California, Texas, and Florida. Like most other fiber networks, they are concentrated around major cities like Dallas, Los Angeles, and Miami.

Frontier Communications Fiber Availability

Frontier FiberOptic is currently only available in six states. California, Texas, and Florida are the three states that have the largest coverage. Frontier FiberOptic speeds vary by city and state, but range up to 940 Mbps with prices ranging between $29.99 – $74.99.

CenturyLink Fiber Availability

CenturyLink’s Fiber availability is primarily around larger cities, but is scattered throughout most states in the US. Arizona, Colorado, and Washington have the most residents with access to CenturyLink Fiber. Currently, CenturyLink offers the cheapest fiber internet plans — its fastest speed, 940 Mbps, costs $65/month.

Pros and Cons of Fiber Internet

Pros

  • Fastest internet type
  • Less network interference
  • More secure and reliable connection

Cons

  • Expensive installation
  • Low availability
Pros

The first and foremost advantage to having a fiber connection is speed. Most fiber connections are faster than the fastest cable connections because of its similar download and upload speeds. Fiber-optic lines are also not susceptible to electromagnetic interference making for a more stable and reliable connection. This also makes them more secure. Since they do not send off electrical signals themselves, they prevent hackers from wirelessly tapping into the lines.

Cons

With speed and ease comes the price tag, fiber is often more expensive to install than other internet options. The reason for the high cost is because it is difficult to install. Fiber internet requires special equipment because if the lines are bent too much, the glass strands could break and the line would be useless. These difficulties lead to the biggest con of fiber internet, its availability. Since the fiber-optic lines have to be laid, the areas that are serviced are limited to the areas where these lines have been installed.

How many fiber internet providers are there in the USA?

There are currently 1,298 fiber internet companies operating in the United States. The largest fiber internet provider as of 2020 is Verizon Fios, offering availability in 9 states. Many fiber providers are small, premium business internet companies.

Who needs a fiber provider?

The more bandwidth that is used, the more one would benefit from a fiber connection. This means larger families who have multiple devices that are always connected, streaming, or gaming will want fiber as it has high bandwidth for downloads and upload.

Students who are conducting their courses online as well as the teachers teaching them can also benefit from fiber technology. Businesses and those who are telecommuting will see better connectivity with fiber internet.

Fiber Internet Types

What is fiber to the home (FTTH) internet?

“Fiber to the Home” connections use fiber all the way to the subscriber’s address, rather than switching to coaxial or ethernet somewhere on the street or block. FTTH is widely considered the gold standard for both residential and business internet connections, offering speeds faster than 500 Mbps ranging up to the gigabit range.

What is fiber to the curb (FTTC) internet?

“Fiber to the curb”, also known as “Fiber to the cabinet”, is when a fiber connection runs to a distribution point generally within 1,000 feet of the subscriber’s home. The line then runs up from the distribution point to the homes in the form of copper lines. With so little of the line being copper, there is minimal loss of speed within the connection.

What is fiber to the Node (FTTN) internet?

“Fiber to the Node” is also known as “Fiber to the Neighborhood”. This type of connection is just as it sounds. Fiber-optic lines are run from the source to a distribution hub, a “node”, within a neighborhood. Then, DSL or cable lines complete the connection to individual residences within that area. The main issue with FTTN is that the further the node is from the end user the slower the speed will be.

How does fiber internet compare to other internet types?

The biggest difference between fiber and all other internet types is speed. Fiber will outperform cable, DSL, fixed wireless, and satellite connections. While cable can reach download speeds up to 1000 Mbps, it cannot match fibers upload speeds which can reach gigabit speeds. Satellite speeds can only reach up to 100 Mbps and DSL speeds are normally under 100 Mbps. Fixed wireless can compete with fiber in terms of speeds at times, however, it suffers due to its dependency on line of sight, weather conditions, and distance from station.