Internet Providers in Salt Lake City, UT
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Residential Internet Statistics for Salt Lake City, UT
|Fastest Speed Available:||10,000 Mbps|
|Average Plan Price:||$68.23|
Most Popular Residential Internet Providers in Salt Lake City, Utah
Internet Access in Salt Lake City, Utah
5-6 Internet providers can provide service to the average Salt Lake City location. This is a good amount of choice compared to other communities. Competition of two or more providers in a city often results in more consumer-friendly pricing.
Every major wired Internet network type has coverage in Salt Lake City, including fiber, cable, and/or DSL. Fiber has local availability of 70.30 percent. Cable and DSL networks have 97.91 percent and 95.93 percent footprints respectively.
We should note here that since FCC data is only collected twice annually and only released six months after, availability shown here may not be complete. We aggregate coverage data directly from many Internet providers to help reduce the lag time.
Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) and HughesNet are Salt Lake City's most common wired Internet providers.
Aside from the Internet providers detailed above, XFINITY from Comcast provides a third choice for wired broadband in 98 percent of Salt Lake City. Fixed wireless providers like Utah Broadband and satellite companies such as are also worth looking at, but the incumbent wired options are usually a stronger value so far as speed and pricing.
- There are 33 internet providers in Salt Lake City with 15 of those offering residential service
- Salt Lake City is the 3rd most connected city in Utah ahead of Midvale, North Salt Lake, Sandy, West Jordan, and Magna.
- Explore internet access for communities within Salt Lake City: Taylorsville, Cottonwood Heights, Holladay, South Salt Lake, Murray, Kearns, West Valley City, and Millcreek
- The fastest zip code in Salt Lake City for April 2021 is 84120. (see all below).
Internet Statistics 2021
1.6% of consumers in Salt Lake City9,000 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 Salt Lake City, Utah
|Provider||Speed||Type||Time To Download 1 GB|
|Google Fiber||2,000 Mbps||Fiber||4s|
|Veracity Networks||10,000 Mbps||Fiber||0s|
|Beehive Broadband||1,000 Mbps||Fiber||8s|
|XFINITY from Comcast||1,200 Mbps||Cable||6s|
|CenturyLink||940 Mbps||DSL and Fiber||8s|
|Viasat Internet (formerly Exede)||100 Mbps||Satellite||1m 21s|
|Rise Broadband||50 Mbps||Fixed Wireless||2m 43s|
|HughesNet||25 Mbps||Satellite||5m 27s|
Summary of Internet Providers Availability in Salt Lake City, Utah
- CenturyLink - 95.9% Availability in Salt Lake City - Speeds up to 940 Mbps
- Xfinity - 98.6% Availability in Salt Lake City - Speeds up to 1,200 Mbps
- Rise Broadband - 93.1% Availability in Salt Lake City - Speeds up to 50 Mbps
- Veracity - 42.3% Availability in Salt Lake City - Speeds up to 10,000 Mbps
- Google Fiber - 16.4% Availability in Salt Lake City - Speeds up to 2,000 Mbps
- SenaWave - 8.4% Availability in Salt Lake City - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
- CentraCom - 0.7% Availability in Salt Lake City - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
- Beehive Broadband - 0.1% Availability in Salt Lake City - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
- Viasat - 100.0% Availability in Salt Lake City - Speeds up to 100 Mbps
- HughesNet - 100.0% Availability in Salt Lake City - Speeds up to 25 Mbps
Internet Providers in Nearby Cities
The “Connected” metric is a citywide average based on FCC data showing the density of broadband options at the census block level.
This statistic is drawn from the population in census blocks not served by at least one wired broadband provider.
Fiber coverage data is sourced from FCC Form 477 filings and cross-validated through BroadbandNow with private datasets and direct provider reporting.
This coverage statistic is based on a mix of FCC and private provider reporting in the past two quarters.
Zip-based speed averages are calculated from M-Labs consumer speed tests run by IP addresses in the area.
25 Mbps download and 3 Mbps upload is the minimum speed for an Internet connection to be classified as “Broadband” by the FCC.
Broadband Access for Education in Salt Lake City
Western Governors University and Independence University are the largest universities in Salt Lake City. For the 62,299 combined students living in the area, strong broadband access is a must for accessing educational materials and conducting research. Students living near Western Governors University and Independence University are likely to be choosing between the major providers outlined above. Speed test records from the zip code where both campuses are located show an average speed of 112.16 Mbps. Average download speeds are often misleading since they reflect household network issues, and the real speed you can achieve shouldn't be less than 10–30% below the advertised speeds above. FCC and US Government reports frequently cite the need to improve internet availability for college and high school students. There is a strong correlation between increased high-speed broadband access and increased education/employment opportunities, especially in small cities and rural areas.
Data Caps Around Salt Lake City
Data from our researchers shows that some of the popular ISPs use data caps on home Internet plans. Data caps are a public issue since users view them as a tactic to discourage streaming. Providers explain they are a reasonable strategy as they struggle to manage network traffic. In either case, the culprit is the same: over-the-top streaming services, which can consume anywhere from 1–7GB per hour.
Summary Of Internet Providers In Salt Lake City
|CenturyLink||DSL and Fiber||95.9%+||940 Mbps|
|Utah Broadband||Fixed Wireless||99.6%+||60 Mbps|
|XFINITY from Comcast||Cable||98.6%+||1,200 Mbps|
|Rise Broadband||Fixed Wireless||93.1%+||50 Mbps|
|SenaWave||Fiber and Fixed Wireless||54.1%+||1,000 Mbps|
|Veracity Networks||Fiber||42.3%+||10,000 Mbps|
|Connext||Fixed Wireless||27.2%+||25 Mbps|
|Google Fiber||Fiber||16.4%+||2,000 Mbps|
|Vivint Internet||Fixed Wireless||3.7%+||100 Mbps|
|Beehive Broadband||Fiber||0.1%+||1,000 Mbps|
|Viasat Internet (formerly Exede)||Satellite||100%||100 Mbps|
|CenturyLink Business||DSL and Fiber||97.0%+||1,000 Mbps|
|Comcast Business||Cable||93.4%+||987 Mbps|
|Rise Broadband||Fixed Wireless||89.5%+||50 Mbps|
|Utah Broadband||Fixed Wireless||95.9%+||50 Mbps|
|SenaWave||Fixed Wireless||79.6%+||1,000 Mbps|
|Veracity Networks||Fiber||57.0%+||1,000 Mbps|
|Google Fiber||Fiber||15.6%+||1,000 Mbps|
|Verizon Business||Copper||10.8%+||1,000 Mbps|
|CentraFiOX by CentraCom||Fiber||7.8%+||1,000 Mbps|
|GTT Communications||DSL||6.3%+||11 Mbps|
|Crown Castle Fiber||Fiber||5.2%+||1,000 Mbps|
|Syringa Networks||Fiber||2.0%+||1,000 Mbps|
|TPx Communications||Fiber||0.6%+||200 Mbps|
|Beehive Broadband||Fiber||0.3%+||1,000 Mbps|
|Cogent Communications||Fiber||0.4%+||1,000 Mbps|
|Cincinnati Bell Business||Fiber||0.2%+||250 Mbps|
|Fusion Connect||Copper||0.2%+||10 Mbps|
|Access One Inc||Copper||0.1%+||3.0 Mbps|
Customer Reviews of Internet Providers in Salt Lake City
Thank you for the professional temporary repair of the telephone line by Michael Lord (Custom Services Technician). It immediately improved my phone line. I'm waiting for the deadline to lay the line permanently in the ground. I think it will be soon. Thank you.
Customer service for billing
There was a mistake on my bill. The customer service rep Jack was friendly and helpful and referred me to the agent that took care of my account and credited me with the overcharge. Thanks Mike. Thanks Xfinity for taking care of your customers.
15 Mbps. That was the fastest speed in my area. I spent over a hundred dollars a month sometimes with overage fees. But, it was much faster than the alternative in my area. Hardly ever went down.
The bill is too high for internet only, I have no phone or TV. Customer service is good.