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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 - 7173.49 MBPS
  • BWTelcom - 634.27 MBPS
  • Rock Island Communications - 559.99 MBPS
  • DirectLink - 539.10 MBPS
  • Sonic - 537.70 MBPS
  • Adams Networks - 530.49 MBPS
  • Verizon High Speed Internet - 526.99 MBPS
  • Clarity Connect - 526.68 MBPS
  • Verizon Fios - 525.32 MBPS
  • Vermont Telephone Company - 524.67 MBPS

ISPs With Fastest Speeds in the US as of October, 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 October Speed 12mo Avg. Speed 12mo 90th Percentile Avg No. of speed tests
1 - Stealth Communications 7173.49 MBPS 5050.74 MBPS 7151.50 MBPS 14,930
2 BWTelcom 634.27 MBPS 220.22 MBPS 634.71 MBPS 157
3 Rock Island Communications 559.99 MBPS 97.58 MBPS 478.04 MBPS 489
4 DirectLink 539.10 MBPS 116.75 MBPS 482.08 MBPS 642
5 Sonic 537.70 MBPS 125.96 MBPS 434.47 MBPS 15,286
6 Adams Networks 530.49 MBPS 174.42 MBPS 525.96 MBPS 614
7 Verizon High Speed Internet 526.99 MBPS 137.76 MBPS 428.80 MBPS 308,936
8 Clarity Connect 526.68 MBPS 150.39 MBPS 512.60 MBPS 1,138
9 Verizon Fios 525.32 MBPS 158.87 MBPS 453.12 MBPS 911,691
10 Vermont Telephone Company 524.67 MBPS 116.26 MBPS 423.06 MBPS 3,306
11 Pioneer Telephone Cooperative 522.03 MBPS 86.73 MBPS 248.19 MBPS 1,482
12 Hunter Communications 518.89 MBPS 57.20 MBPS 166.90 MBPS 404
13 ACD.net 516.34 MBPS 135.42 MBPS 507.34 MBPS 457
14 Smithville Communications 514.46 MBPS 89.68 MBPS 292.98 MBPS 1,257
15 Crown Castle Fiber 512.62 MBPS 64.83 MBPS 200.11 MBPS 1,335
16 North Georgia Network 507.03 MBPS 70.09 MBPS 159.17 MBPS 307
17 Peoples Telephone Cooperative 506.75 MBPS 59.38 MBPS 167.20 MBPS 1,433
18 AT&T Internet 505.82 MBPS 109.62 MBPS 352.39 MBPS 579,966
19 Grayson Collin Communications 505.05 MBPS 144.25 MBPS 488.46 MBPS 402
20 United Communications 503.31 MBPS 188.10 MBPS 401.23 MBPS 1,952
21 Zona Communications 498.42 MBPS 182.55 MBPS 510.97 MBPS 334
22 Broadstripe 489.84 MBPS 84.68 MBPS 216.10 MBPS 3,176
23 Benton Communications 488.56 MBPS 191.99 MBPS 488.09 MBPS 341
24 Skywire Networks 487.49 MBPS 66.68 MBPS 168.82 MBPS 116
25 Twin Valley Telephone 485.26 MBPS 134.39 MBPS 461.34 MBPS 364
26 Westelcom Network 481.09 MBPS 88.52 MBPS 463.54 MBPS 980
27 Google Fiber 478.05 MBPS 165.56 MBPS 344.43 MBPS 1,236
28 Bledsoe Telephone Cooperative 476.49 MBPS 86.14 MBPS 225.52 MBPS 1,079
29 HBC 475.66 MBPS 83.84 MBPS 235.53 MBPS 898
30 Metronet 474.72 MBPS 206.47 MBPS 422.34 MBPS 1,839
31 Greenlight Networks 468.66 MBPS 328.15 MBPS 497.90 MBPS 1,176
32 Zayo 468.16 MBPS 115.06 MBPS 316.66 MBPS 5,615
33 - RCN 445.51 MBPS 126.54 MBPS 313.55 MBPS 54,761
34 - Grande Communications 432.64 MBPS 117.90 MBPS 301.12 MBPS 13,090
35 Quantum Communications 432.63 MBPS 41.76 MBPS 94.13 MBPS 71
36 Morris Broadband 432.25 MBPS 101.76 MBPS 245.29 MBPS 2,061
37 Comporium Communications 430.99 MBPS 114.21 MBPS 315.21 MBPS 5,855
38 EATEL 425.74 MBPS 119.23 MBPS 303.37 MBPS 3,773
39 Surry Telephone Membership Corporation 422.01 MBPS 112.20 MBPS 421.17 MBPS 203
40 WiLine 413.58 MBPS 60.43 MBPS 109.09 MBPS 857
41 Allo Communications 406.07 MBPS 115.10 MBPS 305.75 MBPS 1,752
42 Shawnee Communications 400.90 MBPS 105.83 MBPS 442.94 MBPS 690
43 ISOMEDIA 391.17 MBPS 83.59 MBPS 239.74 MBPS 714
44 Plateau 389.41 MBPS 60.98 MBPS 163.73 MBPS 1,156
45 - WOW! 384.75 MBPS 85.15 MBPS 220.81 MBPS 74,061
46 Burlington Telecom 382.68 MBPS 105.58 MBPS 316.89 MBPS 1,084
47 West Central Net 380.71 MBPS 35.14 MBPS 90.29 MBPS 1,444
48 North State Communications 370.47 MBPS 126.17 MBPS 372.41 MBPS 4,095
49 Pinpoint Communications 365.11 MBPS 102.12 MBPS 330.93 MBPS 168
50 XFINITY from Comcast 349.20 MBPS 122.57 MBPS 301.41 MBPS 1,914,185
51 Veracity Networks 347.99 MBPS 86.49 MBPS 226.12 MBPS 2,719
52 EPB 344.87 MBPS 104.07 MBPS 292.08 MBPS 7,648
53 Cox Communications 340.42 MBPS 120.23 MBPS 287.50 MBPS 564,760
54 Pinnacle Communications 339.80 MBPS 103.74 MBPS 329.03 MBPS 625
55 Direct Communications 332.15 MBPS 65.67 MBPS 174.99 MBPS 646
56 Endeavor Communications 331.13 MBPS 46.69 MBPS 103.37 MBPS 145
57 LOGIX Fiber Networks 330.69 MBPS 118.85 MBPS 265.67 MBPS 2,314
58 Twin Lakes Telephone 327.96 MBPS 94.43 MBPS 248.38 MBPS 124
59 Armstrong 327.10 MBPS 97.36 MBPS 277.06 MBPS 26,276
60 Aeneas Internet and Telephone 326.51 MBPS 42.26 MBPS 86.72 MBPS 121
61 Athena Broadband 325.35 MBPS 54.34 MBPS 101.04 MBPS 189
62 Hotwire Communications 319.78 MBPS 160.35 MBPS 314.22 MBPS 8,855
63 Suddenlink Communications 318.07 MBPS 87.41 MBPS 253.70 MBPS 50,902
64 Blue Stream 317.21 MBPS 108.06 MBPS 302.37 MBPS 4,060
65 All West Communications 314.83 MBPS 112.18 MBPS 284.86 MBPS 7,502
66 Point Broadband 313.62 MBPS 63.02 MBPS 117.78 MBPS 76
67 - Cogent Communications 313.47 MBPS 63.61 MBPS 163.46 MBPS 35,583
68 Atlantic Broadband 313.46 MBPS 94.96 MBPS 243.18 MBPS 39,499
69 Hargray Communications 312.24 MBPS 106.44 MBPS 302.29 MBPS 3,305
70 C Spire Wireless 310.90 MBPS 91.96 MBPS 270.64 MBPS 1,086
71 Palmetto Rural Telephone Cooperative 310.84 MBPS 43.49 MBPS 93.97 MBPS 328
72 BTC Broadband 308.90 MBPS 91.43 MBPS 308.51 MBPS 740
73 GVTC Communications 307.99 MBPS 143.75 MBPS 275.01 MBPS 7,546
74 GCI Communication 306.19 MBPS 65.52 MBPS 198.83 MBPS 6,641
75 i3 Broadband 305.64 MBPS 125.17 MBPS 312.29 MBPS 1,266
76 Summit Broadband 305.00 MBPS 111.10 MBPS 264.52 MBPS 4,281
77 TDS Telecom 304.52 MBPS 78.23 MBPS 254.06 MBPS 42,442
78 - Mediacom Cable 303.78 MBPS 100.53 MBPS 253.29 MBPS 46,124
79 Jackson Energy Authority 301.76 MBPS 138.89 MBPS 332.31 MBPS 754
80 Great Basin Internet Services 301.19 MBPS 113.90 MBPS 311.50 MBPS 3,629
81 Wabash Communications 294.50 MBPS 84.46 MBPS 243.32 MBPS 78
82 Charter Spectrum 294.02 MBPS 98.58 MBPS 229.46 MBPS 1,785,253
83 Wave Broadband 293.22 MBPS 107.64 MBPS 257.10 MBPS 17,214
84 Consolidated Smart Broadband Systems 292.93 MBPS 80.16 MBPS 204.57 MBPS 623
85 Verso Networks 288.73 MBPS 29.71 MBPS 64.22 MBPS 70
86 Marquette-Adams Telephone Cooperative 287.75 MBPS 61.49 MBPS 177.69 MBPS 78
87 Sparklight (formerly Cable One) 286.28 MBPS 92.07 MBPS 223.11 MBPS 33,672
88 Dickey Rural Networks 284.26 MBPS 73.65 MBPS 240.05 MBPS 52
89 American Broadband 283.38 MBPS 46.17 MBPS 104.08 MBPS 605
90 South Central Communications 283.18 MBPS 79.86 MBPS 261.48 MBPS 988
91 Verizon Business 281.91 MBPS 50.87 MBPS 97.61 MBPS 5,631
92 Optimum by Altice 281.69 MBPS 102.96 MBPS 233.56 MBPS 583,058
93 Everywhere Wireless 278.74 MBPS 77.45 MBPS 209.67 MBPS 305
94 CenturyLink 278.71 MBPS 49.82 MBPS 104.38 MBPS 229,476
95 Home Telecom 278.51 MBPS 74.94 MBPS 226.94 MBPS 1,191
96 Peak Internet CO 274.86 MBPS 42.22 MBPS 94.10 MBPS 388
97 Fusion 272.50 MBPS 23.82 MBPS 66.49 MBPS 1,215
98 1Tennessee 269.33 MBPS 99.56 MBPS 267.99 MBPS 170
99 Fusion Media 268.51 MBPS 121.20 MBPS 227.84 MBPS 512
100 AccessMedia3 267.31 MBPS 55.36 MBPS 153.54 MBPS 2,118

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 11/02/2020