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Fiber Internet Providers

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Providers Offering Fiber Service

We've found 1297 providers offering Fiber service in the US. Below are stats on their coverage and speeds.

Verizon Fios34,765,00510950 mbps
AT&T Fiber25,052,084211000 mbps
EarthLink Fiber24,947,730211000 mbps
Frontier Communications10,926,6258100 mbps
CenturyLink9,568,990521000 mbps
Google Fiber2,243,686101000 mbps
Windstream1,661,895441000 mbps
Cincinnati Bell1,397,365191000 mbps
C Spire Fiber1,265,25181000 mbps
Metronet1,158,855310000 mbps
Consolidated Communications1,135,904171000 mbps
Armstrong987,98651000 mbps
Hawaiian Telcom698,32811000 mbps
En-Touch Systems543,27011000 mbps
Shentel539,36441000 mbps
Ultimate Internet Access523,44611000 mbps
TDS Telecom496,257221000 mbps
Veracity Networks436,26011000 mbps
NexGen Communications428,871110 mbps
Sonic397,78911000 mbps
Optimum by Altice360,13431000 mbps
EPB359,87921000 mbps
North State Communications316,55411000 mbps
CTS Telecom313,5621100 mbps
Peoples Telephone Cooperative280,09611000 mbps
Point Broadband233,43641000 mbps
Hotwire Communications232,79291000 mbps
Summit Broadband228,63911000 mbps
Columbia Energy211,7311100 mbps
Campus Communications Group201,23951000 mbps
CentraCom195,68211000 mbps
Wave G179,0463N/A
LocalTel Communications177,2361100 mbps
Horry Telephone Cooperative167,09011000 mbps
GoNetspeed163,68421000 mbps
Comporium Communications161,85321000 mbps
Direct Communications160,2414100 mbps
Bristol Tennessee Essential Services156,82311000 mbps
MTCO Communications153,46511000 mbps
Vexus138,12421000 mbps
Consolidated Fiber134,98911000 mbps
Casair132,39511000 mbps
Community Fiber Solutions129,914250 mbps
Morris Broadband127,96611000 mbps
LUS Fiber117,91111000 mbps
CDE Lightband113,98411000 mbps
Douglas Fast Net113,54411000 mbps
i3 Broadband110,64411000 mbps
GVTC Communications109,58111000 mbps
EATEL107,41711000 mbps
Kaptel105,0062100 mbps
Brandenburg Telecom104,11811000 mbps
Hargray Communications103,7802100 mbps
Dalton Utilities102,59911000 mbps
Air Advantage102,44511000 mbps
Benton PUD97,3601100 mbps
Owensboro Municipal Utilities96,65611000 mbps
Greenlight Networks93,74011000 mbps
Socket Telecom92,53931000 mbps
Allo Communications91,27011000 mbps
Ting84,71151000 mbps
City of Longmont84,28211000 mbps
Plateau82,87221000 mbps
Nex-Tech81,71321000 mbps
Farmers Telecommunications Cooperative80,79211000 mbps
Home Telecom80,27411000 mbps
Midwest Connections76,84721000 mbps
Jackson Energy Authority76,23511000 mbps
Troy Cablevision75,43611000 mbps
Empire Access75,06611000 mbps
OEC Fiber74,22011000 mbps
Mainstream Fiber Networks70,8911200 mbps
CS Technologies70,82211000 mbps
Jaguar Communications69,33311000 mbps
Yadtel68,83111000 mbps
Orbitel Communications68,4981200 mbps
CarolinaConnect68,35811000 mbps
Co-Mo Connect67,18811000 mbps
Ocala Telecom66,8041100 mbps
Paul Bunyan Telephone65,45611000 mbps
United Services64,43711000 mbps
Twin Lakes Telephone63,92111000 mbps
Bulloch Telephone Cooperative63,35311000 mbps
NineStar Connect63,10711000 mbps
Highland Telephone Cooperative63,02221000 mbps
Smithville Communications62,93111000 mbps
FTC62,83511000 mbps
OzarksGo62,75321000 mbps
Morristown Utility FiberNET62,54411000 mbps
Skybest Communications62,37831000 mbps
Cascade Networks62,1262100 mbps
Palmetto Rural Telephone Cooperative61,1071500 mbps
Randolph Telephone Membership Corporation59,7621100 mbps
South Central Rural Telephone58,09711000 mbps
Silver Star Communications57,94821000 mbps
WK&T56,74421000 mbps
Adams Networks56,36011000 mbps
Acentek56,34331000 mbps
North Central Telephone Cooperative56,02621000 mbps
CTC55,66211000 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

ProviderSpeed RangePrice Range
Verizon Fios200 Mbps - 940 Mbps$39.99 - $79.99
EarthLink Fiber200 Mbps - 1000 Mbps$89.99 - $99.99
AT&T Fiber1000 Mbps$49.99
Frontier Communications50 Mbps - 940 Mbps$29.99 - $74.99
CenturyLink Fiber100 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 Fiber (FiOS) is currently only available in six states. California, Texas, and Florida are the three states that have the largest coverage. Frontier FiOS 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.