Providers Offering Fixed Wireless Service
We've found 1711 providers offering Fixed Wireless service in the US. Below are stats on their coverage and speeds.
|Rise Broadband||19,448,012||48||250 mbps|
|King Street Wireless||7,959,776||24||1 mbps|
|Etheric Networks||5,887,782||1||300 mbps|
|Starry Internet||5,444,394||7||200 mbps|
|Nextlink Internet||5,396,899||7||1000 mbps|
|Agile Networks||5,104,155||5||50 mbps|
|Triad Wireless||4,794,761||1||300 mbps|
|Wisper ISP||4,744,766||6||1000 mbps|
|Everywhere Wireless||3,916,796||1||1000 mbps|
|UnWired Broadband||3,819,686||1||30 mbps|
|TWN Communications||3,694,654||5||1000 mbps|
|Phoenix Internet||3,565,037||1||20 mbps|
|WATCH Communications||3,434,467||4||100 mbps|
|Ranch Wireless||3,294,333||1||25 mbps|
|Cruzio Internet||3,024,653||1||30 mbps|
|VTX Communications||2,850,115||1||25 mbps|
|TierOne Networks||2,827,432||1||3 mbps|
|Nextera Communications||2,589,030||2||50 mbps|
|Stimulus Technologies||2,204,655||4||1000 mbps|
|Lynx Communications||1,967,675||1||200 mbps|
|Cirra Networks||1,918,117||1||25 mbps|
|Utah Broadband||1,865,241||1||50 mbps|
|Brown Dog Networks||1,832,464||1||100 mbps|
|ERF Wireless||1,815,907||1||0.768 mbps|
|Packet Layer||1,773,320||2||1000 mbps|
|Mercury Wireless||1,657,668||5||100 mbps|
|Sky Fiber||1,629,454||3||100 mbps|
|Hoosier Broadband||1,608,106||1||0.768 mbps|
|LTD Broadband||1,574,180||5||500 mbps|
|Phoenix Broadband||1,555,648||1||10 mbps|
|KwiKom Communications||1,494,126||2||25 mbps|
|Aerux Broadband||1,476,008||1||10 mbps|
|ZipLink Internet.com||1,406,552||1||30 mbps|
|Future Technologies||1,396,263||2||100 mbps|
|Surf Broadband Solutions||1,357,405||3||25 mbps|
|Texas Wireless Internet||1,329,342||1||3 mbps|
|Rock Solid Internet & Telephone||1,279,768||1||10 mbps|
|All Points Broadband||1,197,147||4||25 mbps|
|Blast Communications||1,194,172||1||6 mbps|
|Sinlar Broadband||1,191,083||1||3 mbps|
|Cibola Wireless||1,064,735||1||50 mbps|
|North Coast Wireless Communications||1,056,585||1||50 mbps|
|E-Vergent Wireless||1,046,473||2||65 mbps|
|Argon Technologies||1,031,005||1||1.5 mbps|
|Simply Bits||1,015,891||1||100 mbps|
|CityLink Telecommunications||1,006,149||1||6 mbps|
|Michwave Technologies||994,028||1||3 mbps|
|Anthem Broadband||977,024||4||25 mbps|
|Ayera Technologies, Inc.||950,720||1||500 mbps|
|Southern California Telephone Company||930,840||2||100 mbps|
|Future Link IT||921,555||1||6 mbps|
|Bertram Internet||894,082||1||50 mbps|
|Bresco Broadband||881,416||1||50 mbps|
|NYSYS airAccess||842,172||1||6 mbps|
|Hudson Valley Wireless||815,238||3||100 mbps|
|Twin Wireless||791,368||1||100 mbps|
|Total Highspeed Internet||754,194||2||180 mbps|
|Telegia Communications||747,176||4||100 mbps|
|NOLA Broadband||742,905||1||150 mbps|
|Intelligent Computing Solutions||731,690||1||20 mbps|
|Applied Technology Group||728,003||1||25 mbps|
|Net Vision Communications LLC||726,758||3||100 mbps|
|BridgeMAXX Wireless||720,232||4||50 mbps|
|Atlas Broadband||719,574||1||3 mbps|
|Choice Broadband||712,027||7||9 mbps|
|Bluegrass Cellular||698,222||1||12 mbps|
|On-Ramp Indiana||689,906||1||10 mbps|
|Viaero Wireless||668,732||5||25 mbps|
|Kellin Communications||653,321||1||100 mbps|
|Suncoast Broadband||644,695||1||50 mbps|
|Alyrica Networks, Inc.||631,651||1||250 mbps|
|The Junction Internet||629,739||1||30 mbps|
|MetaLINK Technologies||623,585||3||50 mbps|
|VTel Wireless||621,772||3||1.5 mbps|
|SOS Communications||621,186||1||20 mbps|
|Peak Internet CO||608,093||1||10 mbps|
|Visionary Communications||607,761||5||50 mbps|
|Air Advantage||592,601||1||25 mbps|
|Valley Internet||590,087||1||50 mbps|
|Carolina West Wireless||589,377||2||14 mbps|
|Vivint Internet||575,433||2||500 mbps|
|Point Broadband||572,828||6||100 mbps|
|Omnipoint Technology||567,021||3||50 mbps|
Fixed Wireless Internet Providers in the USA
Fixed Wireless providers are often significantly smaller than the large cable and DSL corporations. They are commonly started by local residents who are frustrated by slow speeds or limited service in their area.
In many cases, the local fixed wireless broadband provider will lease a fiber line from a larger provider and essentially resell service over their own last-mile infrastructure.
The main challenge for getting fixed wireless service is that the customer has to have line-of-sight with the tower or roof that is broadcasting connectivity nearest to them. This means customers will need to have roof access, or be close enough to get it through a window.
For more information on the technical specs of fixed wireless internet, see our technical guide to Fixed Wireless Internet service.
What is fixed wireless internet?
Fixed wireless internet is a fast-growing internet service that uses stationary wireless access points to “beam” connectivity directly to consumer households. While it doesn’t use a physical wire like fiber or cable, it is often able to achieve similar speeds anywhere from 3-1000 Mbps.
Who offers fixed wireless internet?
Currently there are 1,572 fixed wireless providers in the US, with a nationwide coverage of roughly 51 percent.
Rise Broadband Fixed Wireless
Rise Broadband is currently the largest fixed wireless provider in the US, servicing 19 states and 3,700 zip codes nationwide. Known as an alternative for cable internet, Rise Broadband is most available in Texas, Illinois, and Colorado, with their fastest speeds being offered in Illinois.
King Street Fixed Wireless
The second largest fixed wireless provider in the US, King Street Wireless currently services 24 states. Their coverage is mostly in concentrated pockets spread across the US, with the greatest coverage being in Missouri, Illinois, and Indiana.
Etheric Networks Fixed Wireless
Etheric Networks is focused in the Bay Area in California and services 239 zip codes within the state. Depending on the plan, they offer 15-100 Mbps and varying data caps. Etheric Networks fixed wireless internet is able to stay connected when power goes out due to their fiber backbone, making it a reliable internet option for Northern California residents.
Starry Internet Fixed Wireless
Starry Internet currently services 6 states with their greatest coverage in California and New York. They offer one of the fastest, lowest-priced fixed wireless services in the US, with speeds up to 200 Mbps for $50/month.
NextLink Fixed Wireless
NextLink is the fifth largest fixed wireless internet provider in the US, however it is the largest fixed wireless internet provider for the midwest. An estimated 4.7 million people in Texas, Nebraska, and Omaha have access to NextLink internet.
Pros and Cons of Fixed Wireless Internet
- Wide coverage, especially in rural areas.
- Relatively low latency.
- Typically offers more responsive customer support.
- Fast and affordable installation.
- Requires direct line of sight between consumer’s antenna and ground station.
- Average higher residential cost.
- Severe weather conditions may cause possible reductions in internet quality.
- Potential signal interference issues.
Is Fixed Wireless the Best Type of Rural internet?
Fixed wireless, DSL, and satellite offer the widest coverage in the US. Their broad availability and technology are able to connect rural areas with high-speed internet service.
Fixed Wireless vs. Satellite Internet
Despite using different technologies, fixed wireless and satellite internet share some similarities. For example, both types of internet require line-of-sight and could be affected by weather conditions.
Fixed wireless internet does offer higher speeds and lower latency, however it could be more expensive than satellite plans. Choosing between the two often comes down to availability, price, and desired speeds.
Fixed Wireless vs. DSL Internet
Fixed wireless internet speeds are comparable to DSL with speeds averaging between 5-50 Mbps. While DSL doesn’t require line-of-sight like fixed wireless does, optimum service requires customers to be relatively close to the provider’s offices. With that said, DSL does tend to be cheaper than fixed wireless. Speed and price are the main deciding factors when these two options are available.
FAQs about Fixed Wireless Internet
How fast is fixed wireless internet?
Fixed wireless internet can reach speeds up to 1000 Mbps, however, the most common fastest speed offered is 100 Mbps.
Who needs fixed wireless internet?
Fixed wireless is a great option for anyone to consider who can get a clear line-of-sight, but it is ideal for rural residents with limited internet options.
Is fixed wireless internet better than satellite?
While satellite internet may be cheaper at times, it is often slower than fixed wireless internet options. Fixed wireless internet offers faster speeds and higher data caps.