Internet Providers in Salt Lake City, UT

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Residential Internet Statistics for Salt Lake City, UT
Internet Providers: 33
Internet Plans: 20
Fastest Speed Available: 10,000 Mbps
Average Plan Price: $68.23
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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.

Internet Statistics 2021

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Salt Lake City, UT

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 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
SenaWave 1,000 Mbps Fiber 8s
CentraCom 1,000 Mbps Fiber 8s
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 Provider Competition Map For Salt Lake City

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Salt Lake City is the 3rd most connected city in Utah ahead of Midvale, North Salt Lake, Sandy, West Jordan, and Magna.

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

Approximately 2,000 people in Salt Lake 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: 70% of people living in Salt Lake City 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 Salt Lake City 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, 84120 is the zip code with the fastest average download speed in Salt Lake City.

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

In Salt Lake County, approximately 8,000 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.

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.

Internet access in Salt Lake City neighborhoods

Broadband information in Salt Lake City is available for these neighborhoods: Taylorsville, Cottonwood Heights, Holladay, South Salt Lake, Murray, Kearns, West Valley City, and Millcreek.

Summary Of Internet Providers In Salt Lake City

Provider Type Coverage Speed
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
CentraCom Fiber 0.7%+ 1,000 Mbps
Beehive Broadband Fiber 0.1%+ 1,000 Mbps
HughesNet Satellite 100% 25 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
Allstream Copper 21.7%+ -- 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
Zayo Fiber 7.6%+ 1,000 Mbps
GTT Communications DSL 6.3%+ 11 Mbps
Crown Castle Fiber Fiber 5.2%+ 1,000 Mbps
Windstream Fiber 2.3%+ 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
NetDiverse Fiber 0.1%+ 1,000 Mbps

Customer Reviews of Internet Providers in Salt Lake City

Thanks

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.

Not bad

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.

Expensive

The bill is too high for internet only, I have no phone or TV. Customer service is good.

Frequently Asked Questions About Internet in Salt Lake City, Utah

  • What is the cheapest Internet service in Salt Lake City?

    The cheapest internet service in Salt Lake City costs $29.95, from Rise Broadband.

  • What is the fastest Internet in Salt Lake City?

    Veracity Networks offers speeds up to 10000 Mbps, making them the fastest in Salt Lake City.

  • How much is Internet in Salt Lake City?

    Internet plans in Salt Lake City run from $29.95/month for internet-only to $54.99/month for a bundle.