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.

  • 3 Rivers Telephone Cooperative - 43.59 MBPS
  • Access Cable Television - 101.29 MBPS
  • AcenTek - 49.20 MBPS
  • Algona Municipal Utilities - 65.98 MBPS
  • All West Communications - 404.08 MBPS
  • Alliance Communications Network - 23.83 MBPS
  • ALTIUS Broadband - 12.43 MBPS
  • AMA Techtel - 22.52 MBPS
  • Antietam Broadband - 143.03 MBPS
  • AT&T Wireless - 47.97 MBPS

ISPs With Fastest Speeds in the US as of January, 2022

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 January Speed 12mo Avg. Speed 12mo 90th Percentile Avg No. of speed tests
1 3 Rivers Telephone Cooperative 43.59 MBPS 35.26 MBPS 43.35 MBPS 131
2 Access Cable Television 101.29 MBPS 80.88 MBPS 101.41 MBPS 314
3 AcenTek 49.20 MBPS 34.01 MBPS 70.37 MBPS 191
4 Algona Municipal Utilities 65.98 MBPS 62.89 MBPS 66.31 MBPS 250
5 All West Communications 404.08 MBPS 159.69 MBPS 413.30 MBPS 6,019
6 Alliance Communications Network 23.83 MBPS 27.85 MBPS 23.83 MBPS 444
7 ALTIUS Broadband 12.43 MBPS 4.60 MBPS 9.51 MBPS 53
8 AMA Techtel 22.52 MBPS 17.11 MBPS 22.43 MBPS 147
9 Antietam Broadband 143.03 MBPS 70.40 MBPS 170.07 MBPS 1,352
10 AT&T Wireless 47.97 MBPS 19.40 MBPS 48.68 MBPS 27,283
11 AT&T Internet 527.82 MBPS 211.82 MBPS 522.40 MBPS 411,315
12 ATC Communications 9.06 MBPS 8.54 MBPS 9.86 MBPS 381
13 FOCUS Broadband 339.51 MBPS 199.81 MBPS 387.49 MBPS 1,203
14 AwesomeNet 32.12 MBPS 5.45 MBPS 13.83 MBPS 78
15 Barbourville Online 47.76 MBPS 81.78 MBPS 226.92 MBPS 178
16 Beehive Broadband 260.25 MBPS 87.08 MBPS 247.19 MBPS 234
17 GWI 24.38 MBPS 24.39 MBPS 69.21 MBPS 120
18 Big River Telephone 7.54 MBPS 19.41 MBPS 6.49 MBPS 58
19 Blackfoot Communications 60.56 MBPS 11.52 MBPS 13.01 MBPS 118
20 Blue Valley Technologies 178.01 MBPS 69.37 MBPS 164.64 MBPS 62
21 Bristol Tennessee Essential Services 92.21 MBPS 69.33 MBPS 92.27 MBPS 342
22 Burlington Telecom 452.19 MBPS 283.33 MBPS 465.20 MBPS 696
23 Brandenburg Telecom 26.27 MBPS 32.18 MBPS 27.49 MBPS 271
24 BPS Networks 3.36 MBPS 4.21 MBPS 8.12 MBPS 84
25 Bledsoe Telephone Cooperative 482.17 MBPS 170.40 MBPS 464.63 MBPS 966
26 Benton Communications 484.57 MBPS 304.05 MBPS 480.92 MBPS 373
27 BendBroadband 285.74 MBPS 141.50 MBPS 283.77 MBPS 3,700
28 CC Communications 160.48 MBPS 46.72 MBPS 121.94 MBPS 60
29 Pioneer Telephone Cooperative 513.76 MBPS 214.70 MBPS 509.00 MBPS 960
30 CenturyLink 396.52 MBPS 101.10 MBPS 368.21 MBPS 145,284
31 Spectrum 328.12 MBPS 164.99 MBPS 313.30 MBPS 1,079,647
32 Chesnee Communications 68.68 MBPS 58.30 MBPS 68.76 MBPS 73
33 Citizens Connected 50.33 MBPS 10.14 MBPS 24.46 MBPS 224
34 Bee Line 289.25 MBPS 98.76 MBPS 255.37 MBPS 182
35 B2X Online 4.87 MBPS 3.39 MBPS 5.87 MBPS 272
36 Clarity Connect 307.24 MBPS 213.03 MBPS 529.46 MBPS 1,482
37 Claro Internet 45.82 MBPS 20.02 MBPS 69.52 MBPS 6,916
38 Cogent Communications 324.35 MBPS 90.09 MBPS 306.53 MBPS 23,861
39 Xfinity 478.49 MBPS 219.59 MBPS 461.53 MBPS 1,234,473
40 Comcell 17.78 MBPS 15.57 MBPS 23.04 MBPS 189
41 CAS Cable 256.59 MBPS 135.58 MBPS 248.11 MBPS 278
42 Breezeline 365.08 MBPS 195.72 MBPS 332.58 MBPS 28,077
43 Connext 88.40 MBPS 43.89 MBPS 87.80 MBPS 820
44 Consolidated Communications (Formerly Fairpoint Communications) 309.63 MBPS 92.70 MBPS 308.89 MBPS 36,600
45 Consolidated Telephone Company 157.50 MBPS 96.86 MBPS 174.87 MBPS 279
46 Atlantech Online 393.31 MBPS 316.09 MBPS 465.75 MBPS 244
47 Ashland Fiber Network 105.71 MBPS 77.15 MBPS 107.01 MBPS 373
48 Country Wireless 24.64 MBPS 16.80 MBPS 24.48 MBPS 264
49 Cox Communications 495.56 MBPS 207.96 MBPS 479.02 MBPS 374,123
50 Arvig 285.50 MBPS 110.39 MBPS 205.94 MBPS 1,764
51 Armstrong 323.23 MBPS 144.32 MBPS 317.43 MBPS 13,686
52 Broadstripe 472.22 MBPS 260.84 MBPS 495.56 MBPS 2,684
53 Amplex Internet 21.86 MBPS 13.88 MBPS 31.00 MBPS 54
54 Allo Communications 479.78 MBPS 249.91 MBPS 438.60 MBPS 1,179
55 Airosurf Communications 15.39 MBPS 6.89 MBPS 15.33 MBPS 766
56 Air Advantage 11.11 MBPS 10.66 MBPS 21.70 MBPS 124
57 AdamsWells 47.47 MBPS 43.75 MBPS 47.43 MBPS 266
58 Adams Networks 528.00 MBPS 429.20 MBPS 527.26 MBPS 457
59 Adams Cable Service 143.95 MBPS 51.50 MBPS 143.77 MBPS 2,532
60 ACD.net 512.31 MBPS 339.35 MBPS 513.91 MBPS 344
61 Easton Utilities Commission 82.02 MBPS 78.99 MBPS 93.22 MBPS 494
62 Plateau 253.95 MBPS 192.64 MBPS 405.33 MBPS 852
63 EPB 434.77 MBPS 157.54 MBPS 414.33 MBPS 5,868
64 ETC Communications, LLC 291.02 MBPS 197.07 MBPS 292.43 MBPS 336
65 Etex 66.18 MBPS 12.14 MBPS 26.39 MBPS 123
66 702 Communications 51.51 MBPS 41.23 MBPS 99.52 MBPS 124
67 Everywhere Wireless 428.82 MBPS 165.89 MBPS 267.55 MBPS 437
68 Sparklight (formerly Cable One) 329.89 MBPS 150.48 MBPS 319.67 MBPS 22,134
69 FastTrack Communications 8.12 MBPS 9.80 MBPS 27.53 MBPS 110
70 Buckeye Broadband 199.85 MBPS 114.65 MBPS 204.38 MBPS 7,141
71 BTC Broadband 115.50 MBPS 99.46 MBPS 306.88 MBPS 911
72 Front Range Internet 120.06 MBPS 94.19 MBPS 141.60 MBPS 276
73 Frontier 456.88 MBPS 68.27 MBPS 242.04 MBPS 34,573
74 Garden Valley Telephone Company 38.25 MBPS 45.95 MBPS 137.93 MBPS 398
75 Optimum by Altice 313.87 MBPS 186.79 MBPS 308.60 MBPS 366,791
76 Geneseo Communications 12.31 MBPS 13.78 MBPS 29.73 MBPS 74
77 Glenwood Telephone 300.82 MBPS 167.15 MBPS 298.96 MBPS 274
78 Golden West Telecommunications 75.17 MBPS 21.93 MBPS 49.58 MBPS 114
79 Cal.net 11.23 MBPS 7.76 MBPS 13.50 MBPS 127
80 DirectLink 536.27 MBPS 357.36 MBPS 533.59 MBPS 454
81 GRM Networks 354.16 MBPS 52.04 MBPS 49.53 MBPS 324
82 Astound Broadband Powered by Grande 510.49 MBPS 242.06 MBPS 493.80 MBPS 7,916
83 CASSCOMM 59.11 MBPS 24.20 MBPS 53.58 MBPS 214
84 Community Broadband Network 147.48 MBPS 114.52 MBPS 143.28 MBPS 125
85 Great Plains Communications 48.74 MBPS 25.23 MBPS 46.57 MBPS 72
86 City of Wadsworth 102.75 MBPS 96.52 MBPS 102.68 MBPS 294
87 Gridley Telephone Co 37.11 MBPS 17.90 MBPS 42.09 MBPS 88
88 Comporium Communications 473.16 MBPS 193.54 MBPS 453.94 MBPS 2,635
89 GVTC Communications 340.28 MBPS 184.58 MBPS 343.96 MBPS 5,768
90 GVEC.net 246.82 MBPS 57.14 MBPS 227.10 MBPS 530
91 Conway Corporation 100.25 MBPS 55.87 MBPS 50.54 MBPS 371
92 Hargray Communications 502.57 MBPS 215.48 MBPS 491.82 MBPS 3,172
93 Conxxus 181.05 MBPS 129.39 MBPS 312.09 MBPS 78
94 Craw-Kan Telephone Cooperative 8.67 MBPS 32.53 MBPS 52.97 MBPS 277
95 HBC 69.68 MBPS 103.02 MBPS 399.44 MBPS 344
96 Highland Communication Services 197.88 MBPS 164.08 MBPS 197.61 MBPS 130
97 HCTC 16.12 MBPS 18.21 MBPS 28.87 MBPS 280
98 Hillbilly Wireless 1.80 MBPS 4.71 MBPS 7.08 MBPS 86
99 Crosslake Communications 172.75 MBPS 76.80 MBPS 171.81 MBPS 742
100 Cyber Mesa Telecom 2.75 MBPS 4.81 MBPS 15.11 MBPS 248

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 offers the fastest speeds in the U.S. 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 02/07/2022