Fastest Internet Service Providers in the US

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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 - 6556.20 MBPS
  • Vermont Telephone Company - 781.09 MBPS
  • United Communications - 671.60 MBPS
  • Smithville Communications - 562.87 MBPS
  • Sonic - 543.63 MBPS
  • Grayson Collin Communications - 535.61 MBPS
  • Verizon High Speed Internet - 532.16 MBPS
  • DirectLink - 531.37 MBPS
  • Verizon Fios - 531.24 MBPS
  • Clarity Connect - 530.12 MBPS

ISPs With Fastest Speeds in the US as of July, 2021

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 July Speed 12mo Avg. Speed 12mo 90th Percentile Avg No. of speed tests
1 - Stealth Communications 6556.20 MBPS 5315.33 MBPS 6833.57 MBPS 14,866
2 Vermont Telephone Company 781.09 MBPS 257.19 MBPS 749.85 MBPS 2,508
3 United Communications 671.60 MBPS 282.78 MBPS 526.95 MBPS 1,531
4 Smithville Communications 562.87 MBPS 219.23 MBPS 519.09 MBPS 845
5 Sonic 543.63 MBPS 201.07 MBPS 535.62 MBPS 7,343
6 Grayson Collin Communications 535.61 MBPS 272.13 MBPS 530.69 MBPS 315
7 Verizon High Speed Internet 532.16 MBPS 201.09 MBPS 525.08 MBPS 201,299
8 DirectLink 531.37 MBPS 282.49 MBPS 534.69 MBPS 376
9 - Verizon Fios 531.24 MBPS 233.98 MBPS 527.31 MBPS 594,487
10 Clarity Connect 530.12 MBPS 241.90 MBPS 529.97 MBPS 830
11 Great Plains Communications 529.71 MBPS 154.19 MBPS 526.17 MBPS 234
12 Rock Island Communications 526.14 MBPS 182.88 MBPS 552.60 MBPS 703
13 Adams Networks 525.53 MBPS 325.14 MBPS 529.07 MBPS 471
14 - AT&T Internet 524.23 MBPS 179.36 MBPS 510.49 MBPS 381,385
15 Crown Castle Fiber 516.36 MBPS 111.80 MBPS 491.90 MBPS 273
16 Pioneer Telephone Cooperative 513.75 MBPS 199.81 MBPS 509.33 MBPS 986
17 ACD.net 512.82 MBPS 272.43 MBPS 515.16 MBPS 391
18 Grande Communications 502.76 MBPS 196.61 MBPS 470.10 MBPS 8,038
19 Vexus 501.31 MBPS 114.86 MBPS 280.77 MBPS 581
20 Broadstripe 501.17 MBPS 189.10 MBPS 496.56 MBPS 2,254
21 North Georgia Network 500.80 MBPS 230.26 MBPS 505.51 MBPS 169
22 Burlington Telecom 500.10 MBPS 226.58 MBPS 449.86 MBPS 566
23 EATEL 498.39 MBPS 150.97 MBPS 482.28 MBPS 2,909
24 LS Networks 497.65 MBPS 84.16 MBPS 245.12 MBPS 270
25 RCN 496.30 MBPS 187.29 MBPS 470.25 MBPS 26,685
26 Hargray Communications 489.95 MBPS 180.09 MBPS 471.98 MBPS 2,386
27 Google Fiber 484.23 MBPS 282.21 MBPS 483.34 MBPS 274
28 LOGIX Fiber Networks 483.09 MBPS 184.47 MBPS 388.54 MBPS 2,050
29 Cox Communications 482.86 MBPS 180.54 MBPS 387.59 MBPS 381,787
30 Benton Communications 482.15 MBPS 298.11 MBPS 485.06 MBPS 428
31 Skybest Communications 476.07 MBPS 76.15 MBPS 106.67 MBPS 358
32 WOW! 472.28 MBPS 150.42 MBPS 386.70 MBPS 40,840
33 i3 Broadband 471.61 MBPS 237.99 MBPS 433.35 MBPS 1,218
34 XFINITY from Comcast 466.42 MBPS 186.71 MBPS 380.47 MBPS 1,220,765
35 Comporium Communications 464.93 MBPS 178.22 MBPS 423.80 MBPS 2,371
36 - QCOL 464.32 MBPS 203.68 MBPS 442.28 MBPS 528
37 All West Communications 445.61 MBPS 149.39 MBPS 375.56 MBPS 6,080
38 Atlantech Online 437.83 MBPS 305.24 MBPS 480.00 MBPS 262
39 Allo Communications 436.66 MBPS 178.66 MBPS 408.97 MBPS 907
40 CenturyLink 411.22 MBPS 83.44 MBPS 294.17 MBPS 137,650
41 North Dakota Telephone Company 405.21 MBPS 84.85 MBPS 285.88 MBPS 203
42 Horry Telephone Cooperative 401.82 MBPS 142.20 MBPS 323.11 MBPS 2,160
43 Morris Broadband 400.24 MBPS 179.90 MBPS 376.73 MBPS 1,376
44 Suddenlink Communications 397.29 MBPS 143.92 MBPS 344.02 MBPS 30,715
45 North State Communications 397.11 MBPS 171.77 MBPS 395.45 MBPS 2,556
46 Giggle Fiber 389.92 MBPS 102.78 MBPS 259.51 MBPS 56
47 TDS Telecom 388.76 MBPS 133.26 MBPS 315.72 MBPS 25,517
48 ISOMEDIA 382.20 MBPS 185.17 MBPS 390.44 MBPS 415
49 Peak Internet CO 376.28 MBPS 103.65 MBPS 279.40 MBPS 292
50 EPB 376.26 MBPS 144.14 MBPS 336.80 MBPS 4,903
51 Greenlight Networks 369.67 MBPS 288.96 MBPS 470.30 MBPS 744
52 ATMC 367.96 MBPS 147.33 MBPS 340.10 MBPS 1,335
53 Mediacom Cable 367.51 MBPS 146.56 MBPS 330.32 MBPS 29,450
54 Wave Broadband 367.33 MBPS 145.97 MBPS 310.16 MBPS 10,992
55 Gila River Telecommunications 354.80 MBPS 82.99 MBPS 335.44 MBPS 119
56 Pinpoint Communications 353.95 MBPS 167.72 MBPS 352.68 MBPS 279
57 Metronet 352.02 MBPS 186.88 MBPS 402.85 MBPS 1,476
58 Blue Stream 346.03 MBPS 155.16 MBPS 316.23 MBPS 3,270
59 GCI Communication 342.80 MBPS 118.55 MBPS 300.94 MBPS 3,742
60 Zayo 342.37 MBPS 162.58 MBPS 350.39 MBPS 4,915
61 Atlantic Broadband 336.89 MBPS 157.93 MBPS 315.95 MBPS 25,337
62 GVTC Communications 330.40 MBPS 179.88 MBPS 315.44 MBPS 6,628
63 Antietam Broadband 329.10 MBPS 54.08 MBPS 136.28 MBPS 720
64 Endeavor Communications 327.75 MBPS 101.32 MBPS 299.04 MBPS 85
65 Hotwire Communications 325.61 MBPS 195.74 MBPS 319.47 MBPS 7,449
66 Bledsoe Telephone Cooperative 324.91 MBPS 150.51 MBPS 440.53 MBPS 873
67 Consolidated Communications (Formerly Fairpoint Communications) 324.69 MBPS 70.36 MBPS 229.22 MBPS 37,362
68 WiLine 323.43 MBPS 104.95 MBPS 315.81 MBPS 412
69 - Cogent Communications 322.66 MBPS 81.87 MBPS 288.77 MBPS 25,031
70 Sparklight (formerly Cable One) 322.58 MBPS 132.85 MBPS 299.10 MBPS 20,971
71 Summit Broadband 317.78 MBPS 158.41 MBPS 313.96 MBPS 4,057
72 Verizon Business 315.86 MBPS 84.73 MBPS 306.33 MBPS 5,819
73 Shawnee Communications 314.99 MBPS 140.52 MBPS 445.54 MBPS 545
74 - Spectrum 311.88 MBPS 145.41 MBPS 299.31 MBPS 1,084,359
75 BTC Broadband 309.47 MBPS 95.61 MBPS 308.18 MBPS 850
76 Optimum by Altice 308.13 MBPS 159.40 MBPS 296.62 MBPS 371,182
77 Armstrong 306.64 MBPS 142.37 MBPS 321.42 MBPS 14,722
78 BendBroadband 303.58 MBPS 127.36 MBPS 244.65 MBPS 3,067
79 Hawaiian Telcom 302.88 MBPS 99.83 MBPS 240.18 MBPS 4,035
80 Zito Media 300.86 MBPS 47.53 MBPS 98.19 MBPS 3,052
81 Global Cloud Xchange 300.46 MBPS 80.30 MBPS 261.44 MBPS 128
82 Range Telephone Cooperative 297.21 MBPS 89.95 MBPS 252.07 MBPS 284
83 South Central Communications 297.11 MBPS 110.83 MBPS 299.39 MBPS 365
84 1Tennessee 296.37 MBPS 191.48 MBPS 310.61 MBPS 126
85 AccessMedia3 296.19 MBPS 134.23 MBPS 283.18 MBPS 1,242
86 ETC Communications, LLC 294.23 MBPS 116.86 MBPS 289.13 MBPS 316
87 - Great Basin Internet Services 289.06 MBPS 116.82 MBPS 300.76 MBPS 3,803
88 Auburn Essential Services 284.94 MBPS 165.79 MBPS 231.75 MBPS 270
89 Jackson Energy Authority 282.77 MBPS 151.95 MBPS 309.49 MBPS 732
90 Nemont 282.48 MBPS 80.09 MBPS 258.22 MBPS 388
91 Nex-Tech 281.90 MBPS 112.09 MBPS 273.12 MBPS 1,048
92 San Bruno Municipal Cable TV 277.03 MBPS 100.88 MBPS 283.05 MBPS 405
93 Ritter Communications 276.05 MBPS 114.36 MBPS 224.38 MBPS 3,814
94 Home Telecom 271.23 MBPS 80.50 MBPS 264.79 MBPS 912
95 Windstream 269.03 MBPS 56.15 MBPS 132.38 MBPS 29,476
96 American Broadband 262.46 MBPS 112.23 MBPS 258.27 MBPS 406
97 Aeneas Internet and Telephone 261.73 MBPS 87.65 MBPS 249.15 MBPS 90
98 Bee Line 261.39 MBPS 72.69 MBPS 130.95 MBPS 52
99 Plateau 259.72 MBPS 134.54 MBPS 398.67 MBPS 654
100 PenTeleData 253.81 MBPS 111.89 MBPS 251.04 MBPS 25,896

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 08/04/2021