Internet Providers in Dayton, OH

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Residential Internet Statistics for Dayton, OH
Internet Providers: 11
Internet Plans: 26
Fastest Speed Available: 1,000 Mbps
Average Plan Price: $59.4

Internet Access in Dayton, Ohio

Viasat Internet has the strongest coverage footprint in Dayton. HughesNet is also a common option.

Spectrum and AT&T Internet also have coverage in Dayton, with significant shared territory in some blocks.

The Internet plans displayed above are gathered by hand by our data science team.

Cable and DSL are the two main network types within Dayton, frequently overlapping and competing on service quality. Cable network speed is usually better and more consistent, but the overall speeds seen with either network system are similar and which is "best" frequently varies based on the network quality in a given area.

Explore the map on this page to see how Internet availability plays out across neighborhoods. Our latest coverage data shows that the average census block has 3.71 or more serviceable Internet providers.

Internet Statistics 2021

9,000 People Only have access to 1 or fewer wired internet providers available at their address.

This data is calculated from FCC datasets which providers are legally required to supply twice a year. We further validate this data for accuracy.

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Summary Of Fastest Internet Providers In Dayton, Ohio

Provider Speed Type Time To Download 1 GB Availability
Cincinnati Bell 1,000 Mbps Fiber and DSL 8s 6.9%
AT&T Internet 940 Mbps IPBB and Fiber 8s 94.4%
Spectrum 1,000 Mbps Cable 8s 100.0%
EarthLink 1,000 Mbps DSL and Fiber 8s 90.3%
NKTelco 900 Mbps Cable 9s 0.1%
Windstream 100 Mbps DSL 1m 21s 1.5%
Viasat Internet 50 Mbps Satellite 2m 43s 100.0%
HughesNet 25 Mbps Satellite 5m 27s 100.0%
Frontier Communications Call For Speed Availability DSL 4m 33s 5.1%

Internet Provider Competition Map For Dayton

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Dayton is the 161st most connected city in Ohio ahead of Miamisburg, Clayton, and Fairborn, but behind Vandalia and Englewood.

The “Connected” metric is a citywide average based on FCC data showing the density of broadband options at the census block level.

Approximately 300 people in Montgomery County don't have access to any wired internet.

This statistic is drawn from the population in census blocks not served by at least one wired broadband provider.

Fiber Availability: 27% of people living in Dayton have residential fiber service available to them.

Fiber coverage data is sourced from FCC Form 477 filings and cross-validated through BroadbandNow with private datasets and direct provider reporting.

Approximately 98% of Dayton residents are serviced by multiple wired providers.

This coverage statistic is based on a mix of FCC and private provider reporting in the past two quarters.

As of this month, 45429 is the zip code with the fastest average download speed in Dayton.

Zip-based speed averages are calculated from M-Labs consumer speed tests run by IP addresses in the area.

In Montgomery County, approximately 2,000 people do not have access to 25 Mbps wired broadband.

25 Mbps download and 3 Mbps upload is the minimum speed for an Internet connection to be classified as “Broadband” by the FCC.

Internet Access for Education in Dayton

University Of Dayton and Air Force Institute Of Technology-Graduate School Of Enginee are the biggest universities in Dayton. For the 12,203 combined students living in the area, fast internet access is a must for obtaining online course materials and conducting research. Both universities have 2-3 ISPs at the average address within 2 miles of either campus. Both colleges are showing an average speed of 60.59 Mbps, according to 275 aggregated speed test results originating near campus buildings. FCC and US Government reports frequently cite the need to improve internet service access for college and high school students.

Data Cap Issues and Video Streaming Around Dayton

Data collected by our researchers shows that some of the common ISPs in the area use data caps for their residential Internet plans. Data caps are controversial since customers view caps as a strategy for limiting streaming services. Providers explain data caps are a necessary strategy for managing network congestion. Either way, the issue is streaming services, which easily consumes 1–7GB per hour.

Internet access in Dayton neighborhoods

Dayton Broadband info can be found for the following specific local communities: Kettering, Huber Heights, Trotwood, West Carrollton, Moraine, Beavercreek, Riverside.

Customer Reviews of Internet Providers in Dayton


We have contacted numerous providers to get internet to our home over the past several years. They either don't service our area or we get no signal at our home. We contacted HDER LINK and they were able to do a site survey and get us reliable internet! We are happy with the service and connection! Happy we finally have internet that works and would recommend them!

Customer Service & Quality of Internet

The quality of the internet is overall fine, but it usually would cut out once a month and I'd need to reset it. However, the quality of customer service and the pricing is not good. Typically, any time I had to call, I would be on hold for 45-60 minutes at a time. They are very expensive and were not willing to try to keep me as a customer when I asked if there was any way to make it more affordable.

Who knows if the service is good, new equipment does not work

I have just received equipment that isn't working, that would be understandable (sometimes things don't work) if I could get ahold of a single person to help. That's the rub. Spectrum has no competition, and doesn't care if you're happy or not. I spent almost 2 hours trying to reach someone and I only get a person on the phone when they think I'm buying something. Now I've got to drive to a store to return this stuff. It might be easily solved but who knows? Who cares? Certainly not Spectrum.

Great service

Visited local to discuss an unexpected price increase. My husband and I met with one of the Store Specialist. He was wonderful - listened to our concerns and addressed each of them. He spent some time explaining some of Spectrum's plans which made it easier to choose which one is the best for our entertainment interest. This was the first time I've been in a cable store and left not feeling frustrated.

Frequently Asked Questions About Internet in Dayton, Ohio

  • What is the cheapest Internet service in Dayton?

    The cheapest internet service in Dayton starts at $19.99, from Windstream.

  • What is the fastest Internet in Dayton?

    Spectrum is the fastest internet provider in Dayton, with speeds up to 1000 Mbps.

  • How much is Internet in Dayton?

    Internet plans in Dayton run from $19.99/month for internet-only to $102.97/month for a bundle.