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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 - 7116.59 MBPS
  • Vermont Telephone Company - 766.68 MBPS
  • BWTelcom - 634.79 MBPS
  • Broadstripe - 597.02 MBPS
  • Rock Island Communications - 562.04 MBPS
  • DirectLink - 540.89 MBPS
  • Sonic - 535.85 MBPS
  • Peoples Telephone Cooperative - 534.08 MBPS
  • Adams Networks - 530.25 MBPS
  • Hunter Communications - 529.82 MBPS

ISPs With Fastest Speeds in the US as of September, 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 September Speed 12mo Avg. Speed 12mo 90th Percentile Avg No. of speed tests
1 - Stealth Communications 7116.59 MBPS 4670.11 MBPS 7127.59 MBPS 14,462
2 Vermont Telephone Company 766.68 MBPS 108.06 MBPS 387.43 MBPS 3,456
3 BWTelcom 634.79 MBPS 206.79 MBPS 633.76 MBPS 242
4 Broadstripe 597.02 MBPS 82.71 MBPS 208.93 MBPS 3,240
5 Rock Island Communications 562.04 MBPS 91.78 MBPS 467.70 MBPS 475
6 DirectLink 540.89 MBPS 103.73 MBPS 463.18 MBPS 498
7 Sonic 535.85 MBPS 120.33 MBPS 406.49 MBPS 13,554
8 Peoples Telephone Cooperative 534.08 MBPS 56.33 MBPS 152.34 MBPS 1,291
9 Adams Networks 530.25 MBPS 163.29 MBPS 524.93 MBPS 526
10 Hunter Communications 529.82 MBPS 50.82 MBPS 150.65 MBPS 444
11 Verizon High Speed Internet 526.80 MBPS 131.80 MBPS 412.02 MBPS 303,614
12 Verizon Fios 525.14 MBPS 152.58 MBPS 435.88 MBPS 916,090
13 - Clarity Connect 517.80 MBPS 141.66 MBPS 503.40 MBPS 1,186
14 United Communications 517.57 MBPS 177.22 MBPS 385.89 MBPS 1,488
15 Grayson Collin Communications 516.74 MBPS 133.35 MBPS 472.52 MBPS 353
16 Pioneer Telephone Cooperative 514.87 MBPS 78.42 MBPS 223.40 MBPS 1,462
17 ACD.net 513.16 MBPS 126.44 MBPS 505.78 MBPS 466
18 Smithville Communications 511.25 MBPS 83.16 MBPS 259.42 MBPS 1,029
19 Zona Communications 509.93 MBPS 174.77 MBPS 511.12 MBPS 314
20 North Georgia Network 508.84 MBPS 57.23 MBPS 94.26 MBPS 227
21 AT&T Internet 502.07 MBPS 104.45 MBPS 336.36 MBPS 587,581
22 HBC 501.37 MBPS 80.63 MBPS 218.50 MBPS 970
23 Greenlight Networks 500.09 MBPS 325.77 MBPS 498.23 MBPS 1,136
24 - Zayo 498.00 MBPS 110.83 MBPS 307.07 MBPS 5,519
25 Twin Valley Telephone 497.51 MBPS 124.38 MBPS 446.92 MBPS 316
26 WiLine 494.94 MBPS 57.11 MBPS 103.50 MBPS 877
27 Metronet 492.83 MBPS 199.59 MBPS 412.84 MBPS 1,563
28 Benton Communications 490.43 MBPS 178.44 MBPS 487.73 MBPS 315
29 Westelcom Network 482.94 MBPS 79.13 MBPS 442.97 MBPS 976
30 Shawnee Communications 475.98 MBPS 100.67 MBPS 416.27 MBPS 677
31 Google Fiber 474.01 MBPS 153.82 MBPS 334.54 MBPS 1,518
32 EATEL 464.89 MBPS 112.99 MBPS 296.42 MBPS 3,727
33 Grande Communications 459.36 MBPS 111.17 MBPS 293.91 MBPS 14,610
34 RCN 457.34 MBPS 122.17 MBPS 311.26 MBPS 54,653
35 Jackson Energy Authority 445.31 MBPS 132.85 MBPS 327.70 MBPS 749
36 Burlington Telecom 436.74 MBPS 98.98 MBPS 291.68 MBPS 854
37 Surry Telephone Membership Corporation 425.72 MBPS 103.60 MBPS 419.91 MBPS 201
38 - Comporium Communications 411.40 MBPS 109.17 MBPS 304.23 MBPS 6,377
39 North State Communications 389.88 MBPS 120.14 MBPS 362.56 MBPS 3,947
40 EPB 389.14 MBPS 102.52 MBPS 291.37 MBPS 6,876
41 Bledsoe Telephone Cooperative 386.10 MBPS 77.60 MBPS 219.38 MBPS 983
42 ISOMEDIA 385.70 MBPS 78.60 MBPS 234.71 MBPS 622
43 Morris Broadband 385.43 MBPS 94.54 MBPS 239.99 MBPS 2,081
44 West Central Net 379.68 MBPS 30.31 MBPS 88.72 MBPS 1,393
45 WOW! 372.11 MBPS 81.58 MBPS 215.73 MBPS 77,230
46 Lonsdale Telephone Company 368.63 MBPS 51.82 MBPS 91.09 MBPS 160
47 Crown Castle Fiber 364.65 MBPS 61.59 MBPS 170.15 MBPS 1,384
48 Allo Communications 360.09 MBPS 95.95 MBPS 280.36 MBPS 1,591
49 Pinpoint Communications 353.66 MBPS 94.12 MBPS 320.94 MBPS 213
50 XFINITY from Comcast 348.08 MBPS 117.55 MBPS 293.71 MBPS 1,928,196
51 LOGIX Fiber Networks 342.36 MBPS 104.73 MBPS 233.81 MBPS 2,431
52 Cox Communications 336.49 MBPS 114.44 MBPS 274.25 MBPS 551,503
53 Tel-Star Cablevision 334.53 MBPS 120.72 MBPS 311.97 MBPS 340
54 Armstrong 331.63 MBPS 93.08 MBPS 256.51 MBPS 23,558
55 Pinnacle Communications 327.57 MBPS 70.29 MBPS 288.89 MBPS 632
56 Summit Broadband 324.47 MBPS 104.96 MBPS 248.09 MBPS 4,109
57 Hotwire Communications 318.87 MBPS 156.35 MBPS 308.43 MBPS 8,308
58 Suddenlink Communications 318.73 MBPS 83.50 MBPS 239.26 MBPS 47,181
59 Palmetto Rural Telephone Cooperative 318.50 MBPS 36.60 MBPS 89.11 MBPS 224
60 Thames Valley Communications 313.86 MBPS 50.71 MBPS 120.24 MBPS 328
61 Wave Broadband 313.72 MBPS 104.39 MBPS 255.68 MBPS 16,551
62 All West Communications 313.50 MBPS 107.23 MBPS 278.29 MBPS 7,442
63 Blue Stream 313.25 MBPS 105.21 MBPS 296.35 MBPS 4,246
64 BTC Broadband 309.80 MBPS 91.01 MBPS 308.00 MBPS 727
65 - T3 Communications 307.30 MBPS 51.88 MBPS 115.66 MBPS 88
66 TDS Telecom 306.66 MBPS 74.41 MBPS 235.74 MBPS 41,308
67 Atlantic Broadband 305.65 MBPS 90.85 MBPS 236.86 MBPS 39,367
68 Hargray Communications 305.29 MBPS 101.08 MBPS 295.96 MBPS 3,440
69 Marquette-Adams Telephone Cooperative 305.24 MBPS 60.48 MBPS 175.35 MBPS 136
70 Cogent Communications 305.19 MBPS 61.01 MBPS 152.92 MBPS 32,921
71 i3 Broadband 303.58 MBPS 122.80 MBPS 317.46 MBPS 1,500
72 Endeavor Communications 302.09 MBPS 41.75 MBPS 93.62 MBPS 147
73 Midco 301.54 MBPS 78.90 MBPS 152.85 MBPS 8,108
74 Great Basin Internet Services 299.59 MBPS 113.34 MBPS 313.26 MBPS 3,720
75 GCI Communication 299.17 MBPS 56.52 MBPS 190.71 MBPS 6,915
76 GVTC Communications 295.70 MBPS 137.14 MBPS 269.02 MBPS 7,818
77 Newwave Communications 294.56 MBPS 67.49 MBPS 189.02 MBPS 3,302
78 Mediacom Cable 294.53 MBPS 95.98 MBPS 247.73 MBPS 45,572
79 Charter Spectrum 292.98 MBPS 94.57 MBPS 227.82 MBPS 1,712,621
80 American Broadband 291.77 MBPS 43.49 MBPS 102.70 MBPS 898
81 Sparklight (formerly Cable One) 286.22 MBPS 88.90 MBPS 221.81 MBPS 32,307
82 South Central Communications 285.78 MBPS 76.17 MBPS 253.87 MBPS 662
83 Optimum by Altice 282.99 MBPS 99.93 MBPS 228.62 MBPS 579,986
84 Verizon Business 281.85 MBPS 49.22 MBPS 95.81 MBPS 5,238
85 1Tennessee 281.14 MBPS 92.76 MBPS 265.27 MBPS 132
86 CenturyLink 274.67 MBPS 47.42 MBPS 98.95 MBPS 228,187
87 Peak Internet CO 274.48 MBPS 39.22 MBPS 89.03 MBPS 425
88 Planters Rural Telephone Cooperative 273.73 MBPS 38.35 MBPS 94.48 MBPS 189
89 AccessMedia3 269.31 MBPS 51.75 MBPS 137.12 MBPS 2,014
90 Community Broadband Network 267.18 MBPS 114.67 MBPS 260.05 MBPS 378
91 Ringgold Telephone Company 261.28 MBPS 57.33 MBPS 137.32 MBPS 152
92 Direct Communications 258.22 MBPS 62.16 MBPS 172.76 MBPS 850
93 ATMC 256.85 MBPS 105.60 MBPS 260.68 MBPS 1,913
94 Nex-Tech 255.50 MBPS 70.73 MBPS 209.00 MBPS 1,225
95 Arvig 255.35 MBPS 57.95 MBPS 106.09 MBPS 2,320
96 - PenTeleData 251.35 MBPS 70.55 MBPS 180.45 MBPS 37,137
97 Santa Rosa Telephone Cooperative 251.08 MBPS 110.84 MBPS 243.25 MBPS 270
98 Home Telecom 249.73 MBPS 72.37 MBPS 219.94 MBPS 1,628
99 BalsamWest FiberNET 247.00 MBPS 46.71 MBPS 208.89 MBPS 284
100 Viser 245.74 MBPS 31.47 MBPS 71.91 MBPS 78

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 10/05/2020