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 - 5642.21 MBPS
  • Vermont Telephone Company - 814.09 MBPS
  • Rock Island Communications - 552.73 MBPS
  • Clarity Connect - 535.51 MBPS
  • Sonic - 535.16 MBPS
  • DirectLink - 534.90 MBPS
  • Grayson Collin Communications - 534.30 MBPS
  • Adams Networks - 529.26 MBPS
  • United Communications - 528.42 MBPS
  • Verizon Fios - 526.68 MBPS

ISPs With Fastest Speeds in the US as of February, 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 February Speed 12mo Avg. Speed 12mo 90th Percentile Avg No. of speed tests
1 - Stealth Communications 5642.21 MBPS 5603.80 MBPS 7134.80 MBPS 13,438
2 - Vermont Telephone Company 814.09 MBPS 159.55 MBPS 514.17 MBPS 2,694
3 - Rock Island Communications 552.73 MBPS 107.69 MBPS 496.98 MBPS 501
4 Clarity Connect 535.51 MBPS 162.46 MBPS 514.57 MBPS 1,164
5 Sonic 535.16 MBPS 138.99 MBPS 479.82 MBPS 11,476
6 DirectLink 534.90 MBPS 144.22 MBPS 521.18 MBPS 348
7 Grayson Collin Communications 534.30 MBPS 169.49 MBPS 482.00 MBPS 322
8 Adams Networks 529.26 MBPS 212.54 MBPS 528.91 MBPS 516
9 United Communications 528.42 MBPS 208.87 MBPS 487.86 MBPS 1,792
10 Verizon Fios 526.68 MBPS 172.21 MBPS 480.15 MBPS 745,441
11 Enhanced Telecommunications Corporation 525.88 MBPS 48.62 MBPS 134.05 MBPS 643
12 Hunter Communications 525.08 MBPS 76.44 MBPS 261.08 MBPS 289
13 Smithville Communications 524.17 MBPS 108.57 MBPS 418.78 MBPS 1,020
14 - Verizon High Speed Internet 523.36 MBPS 148.83 MBPS 462.26 MBPS 241,403
15 ACD.net 517.82 MBPS 152.78 MBPS 509.69 MBPS 330
16 Pioneer Telephone Cooperative 517.26 MBPS 112.91 MBPS 312.66 MBPS 1,201
17 North Georgia Network 510.58 MBPS 111.77 MBPS 484.07 MBPS 222
18 Greenlight Networks 508.04 MBPS 296.03 MBPS 501.46 MBPS 616
19 AT&T Internet 507.98 MBPS 123.50 MBPS 388.81 MBPS 471,310
20 Broadstripe 504.33 MBPS 102.38 MBPS 297.83 MBPS 2,140
21 Metronet 504.12 MBPS 211.12 MBPS 409.69 MBPS 693
22 Crown Castle Fiber 501.15 MBPS 70.74 MBPS 260.28 MBPS 849
23 Towerstream 493.93 MBPS 145.11 MBPS 240.39 MBPS 2,019
24 Google Fiber 493.61 MBPS 188.65 MBPS 427.88 MBPS 622
25 - Twin Valley Telephone 493.39 MBPS 167.85 MBPS 476.14 MBPS 257
26 EATEL 489.03 MBPS 127.95 MBPS 334.29 MBPS 2,907
27 - Grande Communications 489.02 MBPS 131.72 MBPS 310.12 MBPS 9,656
28 Westelcom Network 487.42 MBPS 102.77 MBPS 469.49 MBPS 628
29 Benton Communications 486.35 MBPS 233.16 MBPS 488.32 MBPS 346
30 HBC 479.27 MBPS 87.56 MBPS 270.00 MBPS 376
31 Hargray Communications 471.84 MBPS 121.54 MBPS 314.47 MBPS 2,723
32 RCN 464.67 MBPS 137.57 MBPS 330.82 MBPS 39,726
33 C Spire Wireless 462.65 MBPS 95.59 MBPS 276.28 MBPS 666
34 Comporium Communications 456.55 MBPS 127.38 MBPS 342.74 MBPS 4,000
35 - i3 Broadband 450.19 MBPS 141.93 MBPS 318.48 MBPS 1,442
36 Reedsburg Utility Commission 443.82 MBPS 117.14 MBPS 328.34 MBPS 156
37 Plateau 434.83 MBPS 73.66 MBPS 217.17 MBPS 1,320
38 Shawnee Communications 428.57 MBPS 107.09 MBPS 383.76 MBPS 757
39 - Burlington Telecom 422.07 MBPS 129.75 MBPS 362.13 MBPS 856
40 Bledsoe Telephone Cooperative 417.76 MBPS 114.12 MBPS 256.32 MBPS 1,121
41 Surry Telephone Membership Corporation 415.31 MBPS 141.48 MBPS 419.51 MBPS 143
42 - Allo Communications 406.69 MBPS 126.96 MBPS 345.23 MBPS 1,208
43 Yucca Telecom 397.04 MBPS 87.63 MBPS 240.99 MBPS 178
44 - ISOMEDIA 394.81 MBPS 102.83 MBPS 252.33 MBPS 547
45 Global Cloud Xchange 390.77 MBPS 61.56 MBPS 162.51 MBPS 336
46 North State Communications 389.82 MBPS 135.70 MBPS 375.79 MBPS 2,980
47 West Central Net 388.81 MBPS 54.80 MBPS 210.32 MBPS 955
48 - WOW! 385.23 MBPS 96.34 MBPS 259.67 MBPS 60,737
49 All West Communications 384.72 MBPS 127.26 MBPS 301.60 MBPS 6,182
50 - XFINITY from Comcast 382.87 MBPS 135.07 MBPS 315.85 MBPS 1,522,164
51 Cox Communications 382.66 MBPS 131.66 MBPS 303.64 MBPS 465,725
52 ATMC 379.65 MBPS 110.70 MBPS 261.66 MBPS 1,381
53 LS Networks 373.20 MBPS 59.43 MBPS 136.21 MBPS 434
54 Endeavor Communications 371.48 MBPS 50.29 MBPS 109.89 MBPS 169
55 Morris Broadband 366.33 MBPS 120.10 MBPS 266.84 MBPS 1,836
56 BEK Communications Cooperative 358.44 MBPS 85.81 MBPS 248.17 MBPS 68
57 Mediacom Cable 352.42 MBPS 108.96 MBPS 260.29 MBPS 36,857
58 Suddenlink Communications 351.04 MBPS 101.27 MBPS 284.24 MBPS 42,149
59 Pinpoint Communications 349.56 MBPS 127.39 MBPS 344.85 MBPS 302
60 Thames Valley Communications 346.55 MBPS 69.23 MBPS 200.47 MBPS 332
61 Midco 338.42 MBPS 92.23 MBPS 196.00 MBPS 6,702
62 Horry Telephone Cooperative 337.26 MBPS 90.71 MBPS 217.99 MBPS 2,692
63 South Central Communications 335.86 MBPS 88.49 MBPS 278.58 MBPS 650
64 Zayo 334.58 MBPS 121.32 MBPS 316.89 MBPS 5,515
65 EPB 329.73 MBPS 111.93 MBPS 299.89 MBPS 5,489
66 WiLine 329.71 MBPS 67.03 MBPS 126.79 MBPS 500
67 1Tennessee 328.17 MBPS 128.19 MBPS 277.56 MBPS 124
68 GVTC Communications 326.31 MBPS 154.46 MBPS 292.93 MBPS 6,513
69 Giggle Fiber 322.42 MBPS 91.33 MBPS 245.81 MBPS 172
70 Armstrong 320.53 MBPS 108.94 MBPS 295.23 MBPS 22,012
71 Verizon Business 319.95 MBPS 52.97 MBPS 117.06 MBPS 6,082
72 TDS Telecom 318.38 MBPS 90.09 MBPS 284.74 MBPS 35,395
73 GCI Communication 317.49 MBPS 83.75 MBPS 233.89 MBPS 5,453
74 Atlantic Broadband 316.12 MBPS 109.49 MBPS 260.57 MBPS 32,983
75 LOGIX Fiber Networks 315.46 MBPS 136.45 MBPS 307.81 MBPS 2,072
76 Hotwire Communications 313.44 MBPS 168.60 MBPS 314.16 MBPS 7,472
77 Summit Broadband 312.46 MBPS 131.54 MBPS 307.08 MBPS 4,084
78 Blue Stream 311.93 MBPS 113.32 MBPS 305.01 MBPS 3,268
79 Cogent Communications 311.83 MBPS 65.83 MBPS 187.95 MBPS 30,516
80 BTC Broadband 306.79 MBPS 93.57 MBPS 308.32 MBPS 831
81 Great Basin Internet Services 306.37 MBPS 113.80 MBPS 305.95 MBPS 3,315
82 Sparklight (formerly Cable One) 305.34 MBPS 101.90 MBPS 237.70 MBPS 26,104
83 Marquette-Adams Telephone Cooperative 301.98 MBPS 64.66 MBPS 184.37 MBPS 80
84 Wave Broadband 300.29 MBPS 114.05 MBPS 259.72 MBPS 13,302
85 Spectrum 300.22 MBPS 108.72 MBPS 235.90 MBPS 1,347,777
86 Optimum by Altice 299.11 MBPS 112.44 MBPS 252.60 MBPS 447,034
87 Atlantech Online 297.04 MBPS 141.56 MBPS 378.67 MBPS 62
88 CenturyLink 296.94 MBPS 55.67 MBPS 134.47 MBPS 186,890
89 San Bruno Municipal Cable TV 294.62 MBPS 70.49 MBPS 165.71 MBPS 403
90 Consolidated Smart Broadband Systems 290.86 MBPS 86.32 MBPS 217.57 MBPS 166
91 AccessMedia3 288.44 MBPS 68.14 MBPS 198.67 MBPS 1,678
92 ETC Communications, LLC 286.80 MBPS 47.21 MBPS 144.12 MBPS 347
93 Veracity Networks 283.47 MBPS 93.10 MBPS 231.52 MBPS 3,247
94 Verizon Business 282.49 MBPS 54.83 MBPS 155.16 MBPS 3,308
95 Nex-Tech 278.70 MBPS 86.57 MBPS 243.34 MBPS 913
96 Peak Internet CO 275.66 MBPS 52.93 MBPS 242.95 MBPS 211
97 Aeneas Internet and Telephone 273.44 MBPS 55.86 MBPS 112.10 MBPS 202
98 Fusion Media 273.20 MBPS 154.90 MBPS 264.71 MBPS 458
99 Everywhere Wireless 269.35 MBPS 82.85 MBPS 214.84 MBPS 279
100 Nemont 269.03 MBPS 31.53 MBPS 49.88 MBPS 299

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 03/01/2021