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The Complete List of Internet Providers in the US

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Internet Providers in the United States of America

We've found 2663 internet service providers in the USA. Below are statistics on their coverage and download speeds. Enter your address above to see which internet providers offer service in your area.

HughesNet 308,745,538 53 25 mbps
Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) 308,511,223 51 100 mbps
AT&T Wireless 306,461,488 53 10 mbps
Verizon Wireless 305,032,264 51 10 mbps
Sprint 279,984,122 51 10 mbps
T-Mobile 246,589,444 46 10 mbps
EarthLink 165,364,295 31 1000 mbps
AT&T Internet 122,849,582 21 1000 mbps
XFINITY from Comcast 111,564,376 40 1000 mbps
Charter Spectrum 102,726,027 44 1000 mbps
Cricket Wireless 94,688,250 37 6.0 mbps
Metro® by T-Mobile 54,308,583 5 1.5 mbps
CenturyLink 49,300,155 52 1000 mbps
Verizon High Speed Internet 49,143,586 11 15 mbps
Verizon Fios 34,765,005 10 950 mbps
Frontier Communications 30,535,954 25 100 mbps
Rise Broadband 25,719,363 19 1000 mbps
U.S. Cellular 25,083,868 19 6.0 mbps
Cox Communications 21,154,000 19 1000 mbps
Windstream 13,721,234 50 1000 mbps
Optimum by Altice 12,437,931 4 1000 mbps
King Street Wireless 7,959,776 24 1.0 mbps
Mediacom Cable 7,604,431 22 1000 mbps
WOW! 7,174,627 9 1000 mbps
Suddenlink Communications 6,821,075 19 1000 mbps
Etheric Networks 5,884,055 1 10000 mbps
NextLink 4,727,307 3 1000 mbps
Consolidated Communications (Formerly Fairpoint Communications) 4,650,275 24 1000 mbps
C Spire Wireless 4,215,951 3 3.0 mbps
RCN 4,129,809 8 1000 mbps
Everywhere Wireless 3,916,796 1 1000 mbps
TWN Communications 3,809,836 5 1000 mbps
UnWired Broadband 3,777,889 1 200 mbps
Phoenix Internet 3,565,037 1 20 mbps
Ranch Wireless 3,294,333 1 25 mbps
Sparklight (formerly Cable One) 3,262,103 19 1000 mbps
BarrierFree 3,030,290 1 N/A
Cruzio Internet 3,024,653 1 30 mbps
WATCH Communications 2,956,526 3 126 mbps
Sonic 2,922,667 1 1000 mbps
TierOne Networks 2,827,432 1 3.0 mbps
TDS Telecom 2,713,302 27 1000 mbps
Nextera Communications 2,589,030 2 1000 mbps
Wisper ISP 2,431,234 4 1000 mbps
Google Fiber 2,243,686 10 1000 mbps
Agile Networks 2,129,874 4 100 mbps
Cirra Networks 1,918,117 1 25 mbps
Atlantic Broadband 1,910,046 13 1000 mbps
Wave Broadband 1,908,564 3 1000 mbps
Stimulus Technologies 1,902,896 3 1000 mbps
lv.net 1,878,128 1 3.0 mbps
Utah Broadband 1,865,241 1 50 mbps
Brown Dog Networks 1,832,464 1 50 mbps
ERF Wireless 1,815,907 1 0.768 mbps
Packet Layer 1,773,320 2 10000 mbps
Mercury Wireless 1,727,018 4 30 mbps
Sky Fiber 1,629,454 3 100 mbps
Hoosier Broadband 1,608,106 1 0.768 mbps
CellCom 1,607,399 2 50 mbps
Southern California Telephone Company 1,593,991 1 50 mbps
All Points Broadband 1,592,896 4 1000 mbps
LTD Broadband 1,574,180 5 500 mbps
Phoenix Broadband 1,555,648 1 10 mbps
Internet Free Planet 1,483,708 1 10 mbps
Aerux Broadband 1,476,008 1 10 mbps
DirectLink 1,453,225 1 250 mbps
ZipLink Internet.com 1,406,552 1 31 mbps
Cincinnati Bell 1,397,365 24 1000 mbps
Ziply Fiber 1,386,098 4 100 mbps
Texas Wireless Internet 1,329,342 1 3.0 mbps
RazzoLink 1,316,602 1 100 mbps
Grande Communications 1,283,252 1 1000 mbps
Rock Solid Internet & Telephone 1,279,768 1 10 mbps
C Spire Fiber 1,265,251 8 1000 mbps
Hawaiian Telcom 1,262,172 1 1000 mbps
Mobi 1,229,272 1 0.768 mbps
Blast Communications 1,194,172 1 6.0 mbps
Sinlar Broadband 1,191,083 1 3.0 mbps
Metronet 1,158,855 3 10000 mbps
Future Technologies 1,100,252 7 20 mbps
Bluespan 1,094,904 2 1000 mbps
Fire2Wire 1,088,462 1 12 mbps
Cibola Wireless 1,064,735 1 50 mbps
Newwave Communications 1,057,601 7 100 mbps
North Coast Wireless Communications 1,056,585 1 50 mbps
E-Vergent Wireless 1,046,730 2 25 mbps
Argon Technologies 1,031,005 1 1.5 mbps
Simply Bits 1,010,864 1 25 mbps
Michwave Technologies 994,028 1 3.0 mbps
Armstrong 987,986 5 1000 mbps
SafeLink Internet 977,024 4 200 mbps
Service Electric Broadband Cable 969,100 2 150 mbps
Ayera Technologies, Inc. 950,720 1 500 mbps
Bluegrass Cellular 936,943 1 12 mbps
Future Link IT 921,555 1 6.0 mbps
ACD.net 904,073 1 10 mbps
Bertram Internet 894,082 1 50 mbps
Bresco Broadband 881,416 1 50 mbps
NYSYS airAccess 842,172 1 6.0 mbps
Service Electric Cable TV 823,189 2 1000 mbps

How Many Internet Service Providers are there in the USA?

There are currently 2663 Internet service providers in the United States:

  • 882 DSL “Digital Subscriber Line” providers
  • 235 Copper providers (Business T1/T3 connections, etc)
  • 447 Cable companies
  • 1298 Fiber Internet providers
  • 1561 Fixed Wireless Broadband providers
  • 52 Mobile Broadband and LTE providers

Internet Service Providers in the USA

As shown in the table above, there are thousands of Internet service providers, or “ISPs,” in the United States (not counting unlicensed wireless operators and local overbuilders).

However, many consumers will find themselves picking between only a handful of providers. In urban areas, it is common to be limited to one cable provider and one DSL provider. In rural areas, Internet users are often stuck with DSL, satellite, or nothing at all.

As of 2018, 25 Million Americans don’t have access to any broadband providers offering over 25 Mbps download speed. Even if you count wireless connections like satellite, there are still 14 Million consumers left without a robust home Internet service option.[1]

How Are Internet Service Providers Counted?

Internet providers are listed on BroadbandNow when they file their biannual Form 477 paperwork with the FCC to confirm basic data like coverage area, subscriber base, and so on. We do not list “cowboy” providers that fail to keep up their paperwork or complete their contribution to the Universal Service Fund (USF) as required by law. In some cases, this may lead to the exclusion of small “overbuilders” that lease infrastructure and fiber from larger providers to serve specific buildings and communities.

Our database of Broadband providers is updated on a biannual basis. In some cases, we are able to update listings and coverage information before data is published on the FCC or other government websites, thanks to direct reporting.

The Top Internet Providers in the Country

HughesNet

As the largest residential satellite provider that covers all 50 states, HughesNet is accessible to approximately 308.7 million people with the greatest coverage in California, Texas, and New York. In recent years, HughesNet has improved their download speed which currently reaches 25 Mbps, thanks to the “Gen 5” satellite. Aside from providing satellite internet, HughesNet also offers phone service - but no TV services.

Viasat Internet (formerly Exede)

Following behind HughesNet, Viasat is the 2nd largest residential satellite internet provider with coverage in every state. The greatest coverage is in California, Texas, and New York; Viasat is accessible to an estimated 308.5 million people. In rural areas, satellite internet has proven to provide better coverage than wired broadband providers. Download speeds range between 12-100 Mbps. Viasat offers phone services as well, but similar to HughesNet, they do not offer TV services.

EarthLink

With coverage in 36 states, EarthLink offers DSL and fiber internet options - the former accessible to approximately 174.4 million people and the latter to approximately 26.5 million people. EarthLink has the greatest coverage in California, Texas, and New York; it is considered the largest residential DSL provider and the 2nd largest fiber internet provider in the USA. EarthLink only offers internet services and was awarded the "Most Affordable Fiber Internet Nationwide" in 2019.

AT&T Internet

Available in 22 states with the highest coverage in California, Texas, and Florida, AT&T Internet's DSL internet is available to around 122.8 million people and is recognized as the nations' 2nd largest residential DSL provider. Fiber and fixed wireless internet are also available from AT&T in certain areas, with the former available to an estimated 25.1 million people and the latter available to about 2.7 million people. On top of their internet services, AT&T offers digital TV, digital landline phone service, and satellite TV via DirecTV.

XFINITY from Comcast

Serving 39 million states with the greatest coverage in California, Florida, and Illinois, Xfinity from Comcast is the largest residential cable internet provider with accessibility to approximately 111.6 million people. Xfinity also offers fiber internet, which is available to an estimated 18,000 people. Other primary services that Xfinity offers are TV and phone services. Download speeds for their cable internet plans range between 100-1,000 Mbps.

Charter Spectrum

Charter Spectrum offers cable internet to 44 states with the most widespread coverage in California, Texas, and New York. Approximately 102.7 million people have access to Spectrum's cable internet, making it the country's 2nd largest residential cable provider. At the moment, 5,899 zip codes have access to Spectrum's fiber internet service. In addition to providing internet, Spectrum also provides cable TV and phone services, which may come in bundles or standalone plans.

Frequently Asked Questions About Internet Providers in the USA

How many internet providers are there in the USA?

At present, there are 2663 internet providers in the U.S.

What types of internet are common in the USA?

In the U.S., common internet types in urban areas are DSL and cable while rural areas have DSL or satellite to choose between. Internet service in Dallas, Portland, and similar large cities is often limited to 2-3 per address. The same is true of smaller markets like West Hartford and San Diego. Although there are more internet providers that offer fiber-optic and fixed wireless internet, coverage is less prevalent than DSL, cable, and satellite.

How much should I expect to pay for internet in the USA?

Among the cable providers with internet-only plans, prices range between $29.99-99.99/month. DSL providers offer internet-only plans with a price range of $14.95-49.99/month. As for fiber-optic internet-only plans, prices will vary between $39.99-99.95/month.

What internet speeds are expected in the USA?

Cable internet plans in the U.S. will offer speeds between 10-1,000 Mbps; DSL with speeds between 3-100 Mbps; and fiber-optic with speeds between 50-1,000 Mbps. For satellite customers, speeds range from 12-100 Mbps.