Fastest Internet Service Providers in the US

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Which Internet Provider Offers the Fastest Speeds?

The fastest internet provider for December 2018 is Stealth Communications, followed by Hotwire Communications in second place, and Google Fiber in 3rd place. Learn about how these results are calculated under the table.

ISPs With Fastest Speeds in the US as of December, 2018

The speeds below look at the 90th percentile speeds as these represent the fastest speeds a provider offers. For average speeds, see the table below.

RankProviderDecember Speed12mo Avg. SpeedSpeed over timeNo. of speed testsData Caps
1 -Stealth Communications2667.67 MBPS2623.62 MBPS9,588No
2 Hotwire Communications274.16 MBPS244.91 MBPS7,367Unknown
3 Google Fiber254.37 MBPS209.45 MBPS3,498No
4 CTI Fiber251.16 MBPS301.91 MBPS152No
5 Endeavor Communications240.92 MBPS112.98 MBPS784No
6 Pixius Communications235.95 MBPS29.80 MBPS52Unknown
7 DC-Net224.85 MBPS116.50 MBPS142Unknown
8 Community Broadband Network217.48 MBPS220.99 MBPS366No
9 Zayo213.42 MBPS229.02 MBPS17,306Unknown
10 United Communications211.06 MBPS219.19 MBPS3,159Unknown
11 Xtel Communications209.02 MBPS197.54 MBPS182Unknown
12 -Blue Stream198.33 MBPS172.40 MBPS7,390Unknown
13 Metronet194.15 MBPS138.42 MBPS571Unknown
14 SDN Communications191.85 MBPS200.87 MBPS4,646Unknown
15 IdeaTek184.11 MBPS90.80 MBPS129No
16 CC Communications173.93 MBPS173.04 MBPS736No
17 XS Media173.38 MBPS140.83 MBPS479Unknown
18 West Carolina Tel165.36 MBPS82.11 MBPS278Unknown
19 Greenlight Networks165.35 MBPS107.20 MBPS576Unknown
20 RCN164.35 MBPS155.53 MBPS133,775Unknown
21 Verizon Fios160.27 MBPS144.48 MBPS1,622,712No
22 Reedsburg Utility Commission159.59 MBPS54.37 MBPS282Unknown
23 Veracity Networks156.61 MBPS170.88 MBPS8,160Yes
24 Paul Bunyan Telephone155.90 MBPS107.56 MBPS636No
25 i3 Broadband150.94 MBPS153.41 MBPS1,114No
26 Verizon High Speed Internet149.79 MBPS120.39 MBPS474,818Unknown
27 West River Telecommunications Cooperative149.78 MBPS90.18 MBPS430Unknown
28 XFINITY from Comcast149.30 MBPS126.60 MBPS3,565,811Yes
29 Grande Communications149.05 MBPS144.88 MBPS50,791No
30 Jackson Energy Authority147.96 MBPS122.93 MBPS1,174Unknown
31 SandyNet147.83 MBPS151.70 MBPS380Unknown
32 C Spire Wireless146.80 MBPS86.76 MBPS1,438Yes
33 Full Channel144.72 MBPS103.97 MBPS1,048Unknown
34 Joink144.19 MBPS45.96 MBPS411Unknown
35 Dalton Utilities143.13 MBPS93.01 MBPS358No
36 Optimum by Altice139.90 MBPS119.95 MBPS1,092,563Unknown
37 Allo Communications139.73 MBPS142.61 MBPS16,934No
38 Dnet Internet Services139.28 MBPS86.56 MBPS168Unknown
39 Towerstream138.13 MBPS163.31 MBPS3,138Unknown
40 Giggle Fiber137.49 MBPS133.63 MBPS3,332Unknown
41 Wave Broadband135.83 MBPS135.64 MBPS30,767Yes
42 Vermont Telephone Company134.10 MBPS118.80 MBPS4,192Yes
43 NextLink133.35 MBPS18.38 MBPS112No
44 OSHEAN131.10 MBPS177.29 MBPS194Unknown
45 CDE Lightband129.71 MBPS121.99 MBPS377Unknown
46 DirectLink128.34 MBPS84.48 MBPS2,722No
47 Barbourville Online124.48 MBPS26.27 MBPS364Unknown
48 Bledsoe Telephone Cooperative122.87 MBPS141.86 MBPS983No
49 Dakota Carrier Network122.86 MBPS51.50 MBPS384Unknown
50 ATMC121.75 MBPS60.92 MBPS2,752No
51 Adams Networks118.42 MBPS73.69 MBPS1,091Unknown
52 Rainier Connect117.79 MBPS106.85 MBPS2,046No
53 Smithville Communications117.45 MBPS102.24 MBPS2,980Unknown
54 DQE Communications116.66 MBPS96.93 MBPS1,323Unknown
55 Craw-Kan Telephone Cooperative116.14 MBPS98.38 MBPS907No
56 Everywhere Wireless115.96 MBPS102.61 MBPS559Unknown
58 Co-Mo Connect115.93 MBPS100.13 MBPS1,850No
57 Armstrong115.93 MBPS99.72 MBPS42,884Yes
59 Conterra Ultra Broadband113.08 MBPS109.17 MBPS2,018Unknown
60 EATEL113.03 MBPS90.74 MBPS4,141Unknown
61 Suddenlink Communications112.57 MBPS118.41 MBPS132,280Yes
62 Daystarr Communications111.78 MBPS110.76 MBPS152Unknown
63 -Tel-Star Cablevision111.49 MBPS111.54 MBPS650Yes
64 En-Touch Systems110.48 MBPS87.32 MBPS234Yes
65 -Charter Spectrum109.81 MBPS102.81 MBPS3,702,355No
66 Direct Communications109.01 MBPS103.96 MBPS1,422No
67 Winnebago Cooperative Telecom Association108.51 MBPS111.44 MBPS394No
68 Atlantic Broadband108.28 MBPS92.86 MBPS82,848No
69 Hargray Communications106.19 MBPS96.21 MBPS8,154Unknown
70 BelWave Communications105.93 MBPS50.74 MBPS254Unknown
71 AT&T Internet104.59 MBPS103.57 MBPS1,287,056Yes
72 Summit Broadband104.10 MBPS106.78 MBPS8,676Unknown
73 Cox Communications103.19 MBPS101.71 MBPS1,100,547Yes
74 WOW!101.14 MBPS102.33 MBPS212,507No
75 Mediacom Cable100.76 MBPS94.98 MBPS118,701Yes
76 Burlington Telecom100.39 MBPS103.12 MBPS1,070Unknown
77 -Cable ONE98.99 MBPS98.87 MBPS73,229Yes
78 NewCloud98.57 MBPS162.97 MBPS1,270Unknown
79 Mid-Hudson Cablevision98.21 MBPS94.95 MBPS4,808Unknown
80 Brooklyn Fiber98.13 MBPS92.79 MBPS76Unknown
81 Skywire Networks97.80 MBPS91.25 MBPS2,920Unknown
82 Bulloch Telephone Cooperative97.22 MBPS91.83 MBPS302Unknown
83 AccessMedia396.98 MBPS76.82 MBPS5,486Unknown
84 Silver Star Communications96.80 MBPS103.93 MBPS1,212Unknown
85 Newwave Communications96.01 MBPS91.68 MBPS15,984Yes
86 MCNC95.14 MBPS99.11 MBPS3,192Unknown
87 BendBroadband94.94 MBPS125.36 MBPS6,259Unknown
88 Crown Castle Fiber94.42 MBPS84.46 MBPS7,903Unknown
89 Norwood Light Broadband93.77 MBPS89.10 MBPS1,322Unknown
90 Wes-Tex93.41 MBPS86.07 MBPS134Unknown
91 Pioneer Telephone Cooperative93.11 MBPS92.97 MBPS4,444Yes
92 LOGIX Fiber Networks92.93 MBPS82.91 MBPS7,675Unknown
93 Affiniti92.27 MBPS54.14 MBPS134Unknown
94 US Signal Company92.19 MBPS114.31 MBPS1,950Unknown
95 Integrated Networks92.16 MBPS40.40 MBPS95Unknown
96 All West Communications92.10 MBPS91.16 MBPS9,847Unknown
97 TDS Telecom92.04 MBPS83.86 MBPS105,116Unknown
98 EPB91.78 MBPS91.70 MBPS15,311Unknown
99 PANGAEA Internet91.70 MBPS87.71 MBPS175Unknown
100 Arvig91.68 MBPS91.32 MBPS5,428Unknown

Which Internet Provider Offers the Fastest Speeds?

As a consumer comparing internet service providers, it isn't always easy to distinguish what are facts and what is just marketing.

Each provider has a vested interest in convincing you that they offer the fastest service.

At BroadbandNow, this isn't our goal. Our goal is to help you make informed decisions about the internet providers in your area.

To help you do that, we set out to find the most objective way to authoritatively answer the question of: "Which internet provider offers the fastest speeds in the US?" On this page, you see those results.

Average Speeds vs Fastest Speeds

When we started digging into the data to power this page, our initial plan was to create a simple average of all of the speedtests from a provider.

Quickly, we found that simple averages lead to misleading results due to different plan speeds, different home network setups, and the number of speed tests evaluated.

To help control for all of these variables while minimizing the impact of outliers we instead display the download speed from the speed test found in the 90th percentile of all of the tests for a provider in a given month.

This allows us to confidently say that 10% of the speedtests we saw were faster than this speed while 90% of them were slower than this speed.

We believe this is the most objective and accurate way to calculate and compare different plans, network conditions, and speedtest across thousands of providers and millions of speed tests.

ISPs With The Fastest Average Download Speed as of December, 2018

The speeds below look at average download speeds for providers across the US.

RankProviderDecember Speed12mo Avg. SpeedSpeed over timeNo. of speed testsData Caps
1Stealth Communications2623.62 MBPS1849.82 MBPS34,708No
2 CTI Fiber301.91 MBPS119.06 MBPS1,708No
3Zayo229.02 MBPS106.86 MBPS186,473Unknown
4Community Broadband Network220.99 MBPS98.32 MBPS3,955No
5Hotwire Communications244.91 MBPS91.56 MBPS112,516Unknown
6Google Fiber209.45 MBPS87.46 MBPS58,406No
7Citynet166.28 MBPS82.80 MBPS4,728Unknown
8Xtel Communications197.54 MBPS81.39 MBPS2,430Unknown
9ACD.net240.33 MBPS77.55 MBPS15,800Unknown
10United Communications219.19 MBPS77.54 MBPS25,418Unknown
11Blue Stream172.40 MBPS73.02 MBPS93,378Unknown
12 Veracity Networks170.88 MBPS72.50 MBPS94,640Yes
13Verizon Fios144.48 MBPS71.60 MBPS20,659,487No
14NewCloud162.97 MBPS70.37 MBPS29,775Unknown
15i3 Broadband153.41 MBPS68.81 MBPS30,516No
16Metronet138.42 MBPS68.16 MBPS6,706Unknown
17All West Communications91.16 MBPS66.39 MBPS81,169Unknown
18Morristown Utility FiberNET89.98 MBPS64.73 MBPS166,653Unknown
19Tel-Star Cablevision111.54 MBPS64.44 MBPS6,677Yes
20RCN155.53 MBPS64.38 MBPS2,141,825Unknown
21OSHEAN177.29 MBPS62.48 MBPS3,884Unknown
22 Pinpoint Communications100.28 MBPS61.50 MBPS4,160Unknown
23Emery Telcom95.59 MBPS60.89 MBPS31,483Yes
24Grande Communications144.88 MBPS60.16 MBPS609,414No
25Optic Communications134.75 MBPS59.94 MBPS673Unknown
26Dalton Utilities93.01 MBPS58.20 MBPS11,382No
27Plateau102.49 MBPS58.00 MBPS116,022No
28Wave Broadband135.64 MBPS57.99 MBPS437,127Yes
29SandyNet151.70 MBPS57.77 MBPS2,933Unknown
30West Carolina Tel82.11 MBPS57.13 MBPS5,206Unknown
31Verizon High Speed Internet120.39 MBPS57.02 MBPS5,718,875Unknown
32 Winnebago Cooperative Telecom Association111.44 MBPS56.02 MBPS4,526No
33North State Communications137.95 MBPS55.95 MBPS112,761Unknown
34CDE Lightband121.99 MBPS55.90 MBPS15,656Unknown
35Everywhere Wireless102.61 MBPS55.44 MBPS10,575Unknown
36DC-Net116.50 MBPS55.11 MBPS2,554Unknown
37Greenlight Networks107.20 MBPS54.76 MBPS17,296Unknown
38Optimum by Altice119.95 MBPS54.50 MBPS14,469,387Unknown
39GVTC Communications92.26 MBPS54.13 MBPS85,552Unknown
40XFINITY from Comcast126.60 MBPS54.12 MBPS51,228,358Yes
41Summit Broadband106.78 MBPS53.87 MBPS65,297Unknown
42 Broadstripe91.14 MBPS53.76 MBPS86,084Unknown
43EPB91.70 MBPS53.59 MBPS232,665Unknown
44VNET Fiber100.19 MBPS53.25 MBPS17,344No
45CC Communications173.04 MBPS53.00 MBPS4,766No
46Giggle Fiber133.63 MBPS52.83 MBPS34,393Unknown
47Jackson Energy Authority122.93 MBPS52.74 MBPS9,498Unknown
48Montana Opticom95.83 MBPS52.58 MBPS8,586Unknown
49Everstream135.63 MBPS52.35 MBPS46,350Unknown
50Great Basin Internet Services78.70 MBPS52.21 MBPS13,522Unknown
51Adams Networks73.69 MBPS50.80 MBPS28,229Unknown
52 Endeavor Communications112.98 MBPS50.45 MBPS9,553No
53Suddenlink Communications118.41 MBPS50.19 MBPS1,964,520Yes
54Towerstream163.31 MBPS50.13 MBPS51,982Unknown
55BendBroadband125.36 MBPS50.01 MBPS61,752Unknown
56IP Global114.49 MBPS49.10 MBPS550Unknown
57XO Communications88.60 MBPS48.18 MBPS262,530Unknown
58C Spire Wireless86.76 MBPS48.14 MBPS46,026Yes
59MCNC99.11 MBPS47.82 MBPS63,831Unknown
60XS Media140.83 MBPS47.78 MBPS3,707Unknown
61Charter Spectrum102.81 MBPS47.23 MBPS62,535,231No
62 Volo Broadband99.79 MBPS47.15 MBPS6,208Unknown
63Smithville Communications102.24 MBPS46.66 MBPS58,981Unknown
64Allo Communications142.61 MBPS46.52 MBPS206,898No
65Cable ONE98.87 MBPS46.39 MBPS1,235,026Yes
66Direct Communications103.96 MBPS46.18 MBPS14,390No
67SDN Communications200.87 MBPS46.15 MBPS52,902Unknown
68Wabash Communications82.27 MBPS45.31 MBPS20,279Unknown
69EATEL90.74 MBPS45.29 MBPS79,413Unknown
70Brandenburg Telecom97.58 MBPS45.10 MBPS28,163Unknown
71Armstrong99.72 MBPS45.01 MBPS786,570Yes
72 West River Telecommunications Cooperative90.18 MBPS44.90 MBPS4,478Unknown
73OpenBand89.43 MBPS44.81 MBPS11,292Unknown
74Co-Mo Connect100.13 MBPS44.79 MBPS8,764No
75Cox Communications101.71 MBPS44.67 MBPS16,980,179Yes
76Comporium Communications101.12 MBPS44.42 MBPS193,366Unknown
77Craw-Kan Telephone Cooperative98.38 MBPS43.99 MBPS14,385No
78Daystarr Communications110.76 MBPS43.42 MBPS1,643Unknown
79Hood Canal Communications90.75 MBPS43.26 MBPS7,751No
80WOW!102.33 MBPS43.06 MBPS3,084,138No
81Bulloch Telephone Cooperative91.83 MBPS42.89 MBPS3,626Unknown
82 SELCO94.18 MBPS42.87 MBPS125,164Yes
83Brooklyn Fiber92.79 MBPS42.87 MBPS2,488Unknown
84Vermont Telephone Company118.80 MBPS42.58 MBPS49,214Yes
85Reedsburg Utility Commission54.37 MBPS42.44 MBPS6,686Unknown
86AT&T Internet103.57 MBPS42.32 MBPS19,334,796Yes
87Wintek Corporation88.82 MBPS42.25 MBPS16,344Unknown
88Norwood Light Broadband89.10 MBPS41.81 MBPS20,104Unknown
89Rainier Connect106.85 MBPS41.66 MBPS11,476No
90Burlington Telecom103.12 MBPS41.53 MBPS18,552Unknown
91USAi.net78.42 MBPS41.38 MBPS964Unknown
92 DQE Communications96.93 MBPS41.34 MBPS15,529Unknown
93Horry Telephone Cooperative75.21 MBPS41.33 MBPS218,409No
94BEK Communications Cooperative94.54 MBPS41.28 MBPS3,520Unknown
95Hargray Communications96.21 MBPS41.22 MBPS85,370Unknown
96Mediacom Cable94.98 MBPS41.19 MBPS1,943,552Yes
97Twin Valley Telephone85.83 MBPS41.19 MBPS3,700Unknown
98US Signal Company114.31 MBPS41.05 MBPS28,267Unknown
99Full Channel103.97 MBPS40.73 MBPS25,748Unknown
100Crown Castle Fiber84.46 MBPS40.69 MBPS157,149Unknown
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