Fiber Internet Providers

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Providers Offering Fiber Service

We've found 1511 providers offering Fiber service in the US. Below are stats on their coverage and speeds.

AT&T Fiber 38,101,488 21 940 mbps
Verizon Fios 34,765,005 10 940 mbps
EarthLink Fiber 33,369,566 21 940 mbps
CenturyLink Fiber Gigabit 18,146,268 53 940 mbps
Frontier Communications 9,540,527 6 100 mbps
Windstream 4,610,962 50 1000 mbps
Google Fiber 2,848,858 9 2000 mbps
Metronet 2,172,357 7 1000 mbps
Optimum by Altice 1,746,390 5 1000 mbps
C Spire Fiber 1,608,230 10 940 mbps
Cincinnati Bell 1,518,281 18 1000 mbps
Ziply Fiber 1,386,098 2 100 mbps
Consolidated Communications 1,349,179 19 1000 mbps
Armstrong 1,126,606 6 1000 mbps
ACDnet 1,124,171 1 1000 mbps
WiFast 864,263 1 75 mbps
Hawaiian Telcom 789,321 1 1000 mbps
TDS Telecom 747,877 25 1000 mbps
Shentel 732,581 5 2000 mbps
Sonic 710,852 1 2000 mbps
SUMOFIBER 680,878 1 1000 mbps
Veracity Networks 658,965 1 10000 mbps
Wave G 616,041 3 1000 mbps
En-Touch Systems 575,709 1 1000 mbps
Ultimate Internet Access 523,958 1 1000 mbps
Peoples Telephone Cooperative 371,568 1 1000 mbps
Hotwire Communications 367,701 13 10000 mbps
EPB 363,786 4 10000 mbps
Allo Communications 339,894 2 1000 mbps
North State Communications 337,880 1 1000 mbps
Point Broadband 319,786 4 1000 mbps
Grande Communications 301,557 1 1000 mbps
GoNetspeed 270,200 2 1000 mbps
Midco 266,563 2 1000 mbps
Massillon Cable TV 262,152 2 100 mbps
EATEL 253,228 1 1000 mbps
CTS Telecom 242,802 1 1000 mbps
Horry Telephone Cooperative 229,972 1 1000 mbps
Columbia Energy 211,731 1 100 mbps
Watch Communications 211,425 1 1000 mbps
Campus Communications Group 201,239 5 1000 mbps
Ritter Communications 198,150 3 1000 mbps
Comporium Communications 196,499 2 1000 mbps
CentraCom 195,682 1 1000 mbps
Hargray Communications 182,697 4 1000 mbps
Smart City 180,437 1 1000 mbps
LocalTel Communications 177,236 1 100 mbps
US Internet 177,206 1 10000 mbps
OzarksGo 175,194 3 1000 mbps
Greenlight Networks 162,368 1 1000 mbps
i3 Broadband 158,748 1 1000 mbps
Bristol Tennessee Essential Services 156,823 1 1000 mbps
MTCO Communications 153,685 1 1000 mbps
Douglas Fast Net 146,327 1 1000 mbps
Empire Access 145,962 1 1000 mbps
Consolidated Fiber 144,687 1 1000 mbps
Vexus 138,124 2 1000 mbps
Summit Broadband 133,310 1 1000 mbps
Roll-Call Security & Communications 130,043 1 300 mbps
Ting 128,083 7 1000 mbps
LUS Fiber 128,054 1 10000 mbps
Mercury Wireless 126,904 1 1000 mbps
Great Plains Communications 124,277 4 1000 mbps
CarolinaConnect 120,753 1 1000 mbps
Mainstream Fiber Networks 117,373 1 1000 mbps
Twin Lakes Telephone 116,702 1 1000 mbps
West Carolina Tel 115,718 2 1000 mbps
GVTC Communications 115,637 1 1000 mbps
CDE Lightband 113,984 1 1000 mbps
Plateau 109,817 2 1000 mbps
Socket Telecom 107,397 2 1000 mbps
Brandenburg Telecom 104,077 1 1000 mbps
Dalton Utilities 102,599 1 1000 mbps
Air Advantage 102,445 1 1000 mbps
Midwest Connections 100,753 2 1000 mbps
Benton PUD 97,360 1 100 mbps
Owensboro Municipal Utilities 96,656 1 1000 mbps
Nex-Tech 94,659 2 1000 mbps
Home Telecom 94,619 1 1000 mbps
Farmers Telecommunications Cooperative 94,320 1 1000 mbps
United Services 91,834 2 1000 mbps
Paul Bunyan Telephone 91,754 1 1000 mbps
Dobson Technologies 90,760 2 10000 mbps
Grant County PowerNet 89,120 1 1024 mbps
City of Longmont 84,647 1 1000 mbps
Skybest Communications 82,784 3 1000 mbps
Arvig 82,106 1 1000 mbps
FTC 80,114 1 1000 mbps
South Central Rural Telephone 79,550 1 1000 mbps
ImOn Communications 79,103 1 1000 mbps
Pineland Telephone Company 76,597 1 1000 mbps
Troy Cablevision 75,436 1 1000 mbps
Jackson Energy Authority 74,524 1 1000 mbps
OEC Fiber 74,220 1 1000 mbps
MountaiNet 72,013 2 1000 mbps
Race Communications 71,951 1 1000 mbps
Ocala Telecom 71,289 1 100 mbps
Co-Mo Connect 70,243 1 1000 mbps
Acentek 69,131 3 1000 mbps
United Communications 68,780 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.