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Fastest Internet Service Providers in the US

Compare the fastest internet providers on this page and enter your zip below to see which have service in your area.

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.

  • Stealth Communications - 7321.92 MBPS
  • BWTelcom - 649.97 MBPS
  • Reedsburg Utility Commission - 577.79 MBPS
  • Adams Networks - 529.86 MBPS
  • Ben Lomand Connect - 526.77 MBPS
  • Zona Communications - 519.02 MBPS
  • Greenlight Networks - 513.14 MBPS
  • United Communications - 508.06 MBPS
  • Yucca Telecom - 502.57 MBPS
  • ACD.net - 502.56 MBPS

ISPs With Fastest Speeds in the US as of June, 2020

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.

Rank Provider June Speed 12mo Avg. Speed 12mo 90th Percentile Avg No. of speed tests
1 - Stealth Communications 7321.92 MBPS 3333.36 MBPS 6904.77 MBPS 14,556
2 - BWTelcom 649.97 MBPS 168.52 MBPS 559.82 MBPS 282
3 Reedsburg Utility Commission 577.79 MBPS 109.52 MBPS 307.83 MBPS 206
4 - Adams Networks 529.86 MBPS 139.87 MBPS 519.88 MBPS 1,729
5 Ben Lomand Connect 526.77 MBPS 178.04 MBPS 523.18 MBPS 1,074
6 Zona Communications 519.02 MBPS 145.33 MBPS 507.95 MBPS 441
7 Greenlight Networks 513.14 MBPS 303.12 MBPS 490.50 MBPS 1,244
8 United Communications 508.06 MBPS 150.35 MBPS 360.04 MBPS 3,734
9 Yucca Telecom 502.57 MBPS 113.72 MBPS 345.86 MBPS 268
10 ACD.net 502.56 MBPS 101.87 MBPS 490.77 MBPS 1,688
11 Rock Island Communications 500.83 MBPS 71.15 MBPS 403.04 MBPS 1,793
12 DirectLink 498.37 MBPS 85.10 MBPS 257.85 MBPS 2,200
13 Benton Communications 487.64 MBPS 124.00 MBPS 483.13 MBPS 812
14 Clarity Connect 482.35 MBPS 112.31 MBPS 452.68 MBPS 2,418
15 LOGIX Fiber Networks 479.11 MBPS 73.53 MBPS 195.76 MBPS 6,407
16 Vermont Telephone Company 473.43 MBPS 85.68 MBPS 279.50 MBPS 8,558
17 Twin Valley Telephone 459.26 MBPS 97.80 MBPS 427.60 MBPS 673
18 Shawnee Communications 448.54 MBPS 86.99 MBPS 286.98 MBPS 2,111
19 Xtel Communications 437.58 MBPS 97.27 MBPS 241.51 MBPS 120
20 Verizon Fios 433.64 MBPS 134.68 MBPS 373.66 MBPS 2,430,311
21 Surry Telephone Membership Corporation 424.44 MBPS 80.32 MBPS 416.80 MBPS 448
22 - Sonic 415.35 MBPS 106.21 MBPS 351.83 MBPS 46,567
23 Verizon High Speed Internet 407.25 MBPS 116.31 MBPS 353.80 MBPS 810,945
24 - West Carolina Tel 399.05 MBPS 140.79 MBPS 294.07 MBPS 434
25 Metronet 362.30 MBPS 186.58 MBPS 405.65 MBPS 3,227
26 AT&T Internet 355.19 MBPS 89.85 MBPS 296.35 MBPS 1,690,702
27 North State Communications 353.62 MBPS 104.74 MBPS 337.85 MBPS 8,226
28 Wintek Corporation 348.80 MBPS 72.41 MBPS 201.73 MBPS 1,274
29 Twin Lakes Telephone 342.73 MBPS 81.96 MBPS 234.26 MBPS 396
30 Pinpoint Communications 340.82 MBPS 75.15 MBPS 267.35 MBPS 662
31 Tel-Star Cablevision 340.38 MBPS 92.12 MBPS 286.47 MBPS 595
32 Skybest Communications 340.28 MBPS 113.38 MBPS 481.97 MBPS 2,506
33 Allo Communications 340.05 MBPS 76.15 MBPS 242.60 MBPS 8,989
34 - Google Fiber 338.07 MBPS 123.18 MBPS 314.90 MBPS 3,536
35 Wes-Tex 332.29 MBPS 56.46 MBPS 163.60 MBPS 421
36 Pinnacle Communications 330.71 MBPS 42.09 MBPS 92.83 MBPS 663
37 Burlington Telecom 328.81 MBPS 80.76 MBPS 215.03 MBPS 3,836
38 Hotwire Communications 328.06 MBPS 146.77 MBPS 301.98 MBPS 12,542
39 Grayson Collin Communications 327.75 MBPS 96.16 MBPS 346.71 MBPS 820
40 Atlantech Online 326.26 MBPS 60.79 MBPS 134.84 MBPS 294
41 Great Basin Internet Services 319.35 MBPS 123.54 MBPS 320.62 MBPS 4,896
42 Jackson Energy Authority 317.82 MBPS 110.69 MBPS 300.31 MBPS 991
43 EPB 317.02 MBPS 87.11 MBPS 263.86 MBPS 18,334
44 Blue Stream 316.03 MBPS 96.43 MBPS 276.77 MBPS 10,862
45 Summit Broadband 315.70 MBPS 93.21 MBPS 222.33 MBPS 6,150
46 RCN 314.11 MBPS 106.96 MBPS 291.03 MBPS 198,474
47 - Zayo 312.05 MBPS 99.24 MBPS 267.61 MBPS 15,125
48 BTC Broadband 309.57 MBPS 81.72 MBPS 292.36 MBPS 917
49 EATEL 304.85 MBPS 94.57 MBPS 268.38 MBPS 6,347
50 Grande Communications 302.37 MBPS 94.15 MBPS 262.33 MBPS 48,196
51 XFINITY from Comcast 301.23 MBPS 103.35 MBPS 255.63 MBPS 5,238,554
52 En-Touch Systems 300.45 MBPS 60.56 MBPS 131.19 MBPS 332
53 Hargray Communications 298.56 MBPS 91.73 MBPS 273.06 MBPS 10,258
54 GVTC Communications 295.94 MBPS 119.19 MBPS 257.80 MBPS 11,509
55 Nortex Communications 295.76 MBPS 48.66 MBPS 108.93 MBPS 58
56 Comporium Communications 295.38 MBPS 94.12 MBPS 264.29 MBPS 18,399
57 Armstrong 291.75 MBPS 81.89 MBPS 217.01 MBPS 64,560
58 1Tennessee 282.94 MBPS 70.57 MBPS 230.77 MBPS 426
59 Suddenlink Communications 282.75 MBPS 72.84 MBPS 207.67 MBPS 159,755
60 TDS Telecom 280.03 MBPS 65.06 MBPS 184.65 MBPS 113,069
61 Hamilton County Communications 279.85 MBPS 58.14 MBPS 174.05 MBPS 314
62 C Spire Wireless 274.55 MBPS 80.34 MBPS 232.88 MBPS 3,065
63 Optic Communications 274.08 MBPS 80.89 MBPS 213.37 MBPS 97
64 Cox Communications 269.86 MBPS 98.62 MBPS 244.69 MBPS 1,423,790
65 Craw-Kan Telephone Cooperative 269.59 MBPS 90.91 MBPS 265.84 MBPS 1,736
66 ATMC 264.47 MBPS 98.56 MBPS 257.42 MBPS 5,427
67 Smithville Communications 262.52 MBPS 67.30 MBPS 221.82 MBPS 4,910
68 i3 Broadband 257.76 MBPS 115.51 MBPS 318.48 MBPS 5,812
69 - Wave Broadband 257.36 MBPS 94.43 MBPS 244.59 MBPS 50,466
70 WOW! 256.46 MBPS 70.80 MBPS 174.26 MBPS 248,439
71 Mediacom Cable 251.51 MBPS 82.94 MBPS 216.62 MBPS 122,853
72 All West Communications 251.20 MBPS 95.84 MBPS 198.69 MBPS 8,955
73 Santa Rosa Telephone Cooperative 249.39 MBPS 81.60 MBPS 237.21 MBPS 478
74 South Central Communications 248.73 MBPS 64.86 MBPS 217.66 MBPS 2,490
75 Morris Broadband 247.98 MBPS 71.94 MBPS 206.85 MBPS 5,809
76 HBC 246.58 MBPS 68.01 MBPS 163.72 MBPS 2,149
77 Wabash Communications 243.55 MBPS 64.36 MBPS 202.46 MBPS 549
78 Community Broadband Network 240.99 MBPS 108.81 MBPS 240.65 MBPS 567
79 Optimum by Altice 240.75 MBPS 89.88 MBPS 219.95 MBPS 1,926,579
80 ISOMEDIA 239.27 MBPS 69.12 MBPS 177.79 MBPS 2,353
81 Atlantic Broadband 239.19 MBPS 80.15 MBPS 212.39 MBPS 115,042
82 Giggle Fiber 236.68 MBPS 86.73 MBPS 230.31 MBPS 3,973
83 Fusion Media 232.36 MBPS 84.20 MBPS 185.70 MBPS 632
84 Charter Spectrum 229.63 MBPS 82.94 MBPS 218.24 MBPS 4,904,525
85 Madison County Telephone Company 228.69 MBPS 32.08 MBPS 112.92 MBPS 247
86 Peoples Telephone Cooperative 228.15 MBPS 50.81 MBPS 135.02 MBPS 3,483
87 Daystarr Communications 227.89 MBPS 51.44 MBPS 165.59 MBPS 268
88 RTC Communications 226.71 MBPS 40.83 MBPS 93.38 MBPS 236
89 WTC 226.46 MBPS 69.25 MBPS 102.72 MBPS 1,506
90 Litestream 226.30 MBPS 39.43 MBPS 93.66 MBPS 117
91 - Auburn Essential Services 226.15 MBPS 65.11 MBPS 191.70 MBPS 371
92 Towerstream 226.09 MBPS 112.87 MBPS 239.72 MBPS 3,740
93 GCI Communication 226.07 MBPS 36.71 MBPS 127.49 MBPS 16,504
94 BalsamWest FiberNET 225.71 MBPS 29.80 MBPS 52.45 MBPS 600
95 Endeavor Communications 223.72 MBPS 31.90 MBPS 61.11 MBPS 1,102
96 Sparklight (formerly Cable One) 223.42 MBPS 77.27 MBPS 207.78 MBPS 97,579
97 QCOL 222.59 MBPS 62.16 MBPS 156.24 MBPS 1,028
98 Broadstripe 220.88 MBPS 73.82 MBPS 184.05 MBPS 10,016
99 CAS Cable 220.37 MBPS 67.30 MBPS 214.04 MBPS 774
100 Affiniti 219.15 MBPS 46.51 MBPS 81.21 MBPS 254

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 percent of the speedtests we saw were faster than this speed while 90 percent 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.

How do I find the fastest internet providers near me?

Stealth Communications is currently the internet provider in the US offering the fastest speeds. The next fastest internet speeds in the States are provided by BWTelcom and CTI Fiber, respectively. When looking for the fastest internet, consider what connection types are available near you.

A plan’s connection type directly impacts how fast your internet will be. Fiber-optic internet, also referred to simply as fiber, is the fastest internet type available — a fiber internet connection can deliver 1000+ Mbps.

Following fiber is cable as the next fastest internet type. Recent upgrades to cable internet technology allow providers to offer gigabit speeds and at least 100 Mbps in most areas. Areas without cable and fiber internet are likely to have DSL or wireless internet. Wired internet connections are usually faster than wireless connections, however fixed wireless can provide gigabit speeds in some areas.

One way to check how much speed you need is to know whether your current speed is fast enough for you. If you’re running into slow connection issues often, chances are you need a higher speed. Use our internet speed test tool to find out how much speed you have to gauge how much you’ll need.

Internet Type Fastest Advertised Download Speed Fastest Advertised Upload Speed
Fiber 2000 Mbps 2000 Mbps
Cable 1000 Mbps 50 Mbps
DSL 100 Mbps 20 Mbps
Fixed Wireless 1000 Mbps 1000 Mbps
Satellite 25 Mbps 3 Mbps

Advertised Internet Speed vs Actual Speed

The actual internet speed delivered to your home is often lower than the speed advertised on your internet provider’s plan. This is due to a number of factors, many of which are internet-type specific.

For example, cable internet users often have to deal with slower speeds during peak hours, since bandwidth is shared with neighbors. This is especially true in the evening hours when many households have an increased volume of internet use.

DSL internet speeds often vary depending on the proximity of your home to the provider’s local office in your area.For fixed wireless users, household items, such as microwaves or objects obstructing the clear line-of-sight to/from your antenna can give you slower than advertised speeds.

A satellite internet connection also requires a line-of-sight connection with the network. This can cause slower speeds for users living in areas with mountains and forests. The equipment is also susceptible to interference from poor weather conditions.

While limited in coverage at this time, fiber internet providers are often able to deliver speeds extremely close to advertised speeds.

What is a good internet speed?

If you want an in-depth guide that can explain how much internet speed you need, take a look at our guide on the subject. For a quick explanation: it largely depends on how you use the internet and how many people in your household will be on a connected device.

Different online activities call for different speeds. Basic web browsing requires much lower speeds than internet gaming.

The number of devices connected to your wifi also affects the speeds you get. Your internet speed will be effectively split up between your devices.

For example, a one to two person household with basic web surfing needs can usually get by on a 25 Mbps plan. On the other hand, a household with multiple heavier internet users or a professional working from home and handling a lot of big files will likely need a more robust plan, in the 100+ Mbps range. For families with intense gamers, simultaneous HD streamers, and a home office, a gigabit plan may be in order.

To calculate what kind of speed your household needs, use our bandwidth calculator.

Last Updated on 07/06/2020