EarthLink and AT&T rank as premium internet providers in the U.S., both offering fiber-optic internet in addition to DSL connections, which are an alternative perfect for rural areas. As the second-largest DSL provider in the country, EarthLink provides DSL, wireless, and fiber internet options that are available across a cumulative 26 states. With EarthLink, you can expect speeds up to 5 Gbps. EarthLink only offers home phone service in a bundle option.
AT&T is the largest provider of Internet Protocol Broadband (IPBB) and fiber broadband in the U.S., covering 21 states. AT&T also offers 5G home internet and fixed wireless connections. Customers can bundle AT&T with home phone and AT&T’s wireless cellular services. AT&T Fiber tops out at speeds up to 5 Gbps.