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 - 6175.70 MBPS
  • Vermont Telephone Company - 827.99 MBPS
  • Rock Island Communications - 564.17 MBPS
  • United Communications - 548.00 MBPS
  • Sonic - 537.37 MBPS
  • Grayson Collin Communications - 534.89 MBPS
  • Enhanced Telecommunications Corporation - 533.81 MBPS
  • Strata Networks - 533.68 MBPS
  • Verizon Fios - 532.49 MBPS
  • Clarity Connect - 531.20 MBPS

ISPs With Fastest Speeds in the US as of April, 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 April Speed 12mo Avg. Speed 12mo 90th Percentile Avg No. of speed tests
1 - Stealth Communications 6175.70 MBPS 5648.63 MBPS 7095.83 MBPS 14,392
2 - Vermont Telephone Company 827.99 MBPS 196.08 MBPS 523.09 MBPS 2,454
3 - Rock Island Communications 564.17 MBPS 118.74 MBPS 519.36 MBPS 433
4 - United Communications 548.00 MBPS 240.71 MBPS 514.45 MBPS 1,626
5 Sonic 537.37 MBPS 152.86 MBPS 519.66 MBPS 7,464
6 Grayson Collin Communications 534.89 MBPS 207.95 MBPS 517.81 MBPS 340
7 Enhanced Telecommunications Corporation 533.81 MBPS 68.16 MBPS 196.17 MBPS 169
8 Strata Networks 533.68 MBPS 32.12 MBPS 85.09 MBPS 105
9 Verizon Fios 532.49 MBPS 190.04 MBPS 500.56 MBPS 621,108
10 Clarity Connect 531.20 MBPS 193.81 MBPS 524.34 MBPS 988
11 DirectLink 529.81 MBPS 176.45 MBPS 531.07 MBPS 372
12 Smithville Communications 529.70 MBPS 138.53 MBPS 502.56 MBPS 835
13 Verizon High Speed Internet 527.11 MBPS 163.07 MBPS 495.27 MBPS 202,250
14 Adams Networks 526.81 MBPS 246.90 MBPS 529.19 MBPS 425
15 AT&T Internet 520.90 MBPS 140.76 MBPS 449.82 MBPS 406,177
16 Verizon Business 520.47 MBPS 61.37 MBPS 158.85 MBPS 4,501
17 RCN 517.41 MBPS 151.64 MBPS 349.01 MBPS 29,086
18 - ACD.net 515.53 MBPS 178.85 MBPS 511.37 MBPS 288
19 Crown Castle Fiber 514.69 MBPS 75.02 MBPS 273.96 MBPS 514
20 Yucca Telecom 510.23 MBPS 107.46 MBPS 352.33 MBPS 160
21 North Georgia Network 504.28 MBPS 151.07 MBPS 497.43 MBPS 206
22 Broadstripe 502.47 MBPS 128.27 MBPS 453.80 MBPS 1,368
23 Burlington Telecom 496.30 MBPS 153.60 MBPS 391.53 MBPS 594
24 LS Networks 495.28 MBPS 64.15 MBPS 140.97 MBPS 246
25 - EATEL 490.11 MBPS 136.98 MBPS 432.85 MBPS 3,092
26 Grande Communications 490.01 MBPS 149.43 MBPS 339.74 MBPS 8,622
27 HBC 488.67 MBPS 104.19 MBPS 443.56 MBPS 239
28 Google Fiber 486.64 MBPS 210.63 MBPS 477.16 MBPS 284
29 Hargray Communications 485.61 MBPS 136.66 MBPS 324.21 MBPS 2,169
30 Bledsoe Telephone Cooperative 484.72 MBPS 134.35 MBPS 375.36 MBPS 1,123
31 Pioneer Telephone Cooperative 482.32 MBPS 141.63 MBPS 473.19 MBPS 1,098
32 Benton Communications 480.60 MBPS 261.08 MBPS 487.83 MBPS 412
33 Atlantech Online 480.17 MBPS 217.92 MBPS 474.24 MBPS 260
34 LOGIX Fiber Networks 478.95 MBPS 156.30 MBPS 344.20 MBPS 1,985
35 Comporium Communications 471.58 MBPS 141.71 MBPS 357.61 MBPS 3,255
36 - i3 Broadband 469.99 MBPS 157.53 MBPS 326.01 MBPS 1,236
37 Greenlight Networks 465.59 MBPS 300.01 MBPS 496.34 MBPS 716
38 Cox Communications 460.20 MBPS 146.99 MBPS 318.84 MBPS 403,760
39 XFINITY from Comcast 457.01 MBPS 150.57 MBPS 331.45 MBPS 1,288,557
40 Shawnee Communications 452.09 MBPS 117.43 MBPS 395.47 MBPS 615
41 - Allo Communications 448.00 MBPS 139.41 MBPS 368.99 MBPS 865
42 Plateau 446.46 MBPS 94.39 MBPS 308.87 MBPS 1,054
43 North State Communications 431.60 MBPS 142.95 MBPS 371.05 MBPS 2,647
44 ISOMEDIA 430.62 MBPS 126.37 MBPS 309.18 MBPS 224
45 WOW! 428.79 MBPS 116.48 MBPS 305.30 MBPS 46,969
46 Morris Broadband 427.47 MBPS 137.99 MBPS 296.93 MBPS 1,547
47 North Dakota Telephone Company 414.04 MBPS 49.09 MBPS 88.74 MBPS 160
48 Surry Telephone Membership Corporation 412.92 MBPS 169.82 MBPS 419.11 MBPS 137
49 Metronet 400.70 MBPS 168.62 MBPS 370.42 MBPS 1,798
50 Consolidated Telcom 399.99 MBPS 74.47 MBPS 171.51 MBPS 75
51 Midco 398.95 MBPS 100.08 MBPS 230.87 MBPS 5,282
52 All West Communications 395.87 MBPS 135.12 MBPS 313.93 MBPS 6,491
53 Suddenlink Communications 392.37 MBPS 115.98 MBPS 306.30 MBPS 33,241
54 Gila River Telecommunications 390.11 MBPS 48.64 MBPS 238.31 MBPS 127
55 Vexus 378.70 MBPS 83.36 MBPS 235.99 MBPS 808
56 ATMC 370.37 MBPS 120.20 MBPS 265.69 MBPS 1,469
57 Horry Telephone Cooperative 368.20 MBPS 102.15 MBPS 243.86 MBPS 2,087
58 CenturyLink 366.39 MBPS 63.30 MBPS 183.52 MBPS 157,981
59 Verizon Business 364.42 MBPS 63.73 MBPS 272.86 MBPS 1,822
60 Kalona Cooperative Telephone Company 359.48 MBPS 52.84 MBPS 112.87 MBPS 82
61 Wave Broadband 355.73 MBPS 124.13 MBPS 274.12 MBPS 10,959
62 Mediacom Cable 354.63 MBPS 121.24 MBPS 285.78 MBPS 31,156
63 Pinpoint Communications 354.53 MBPS 144.14 MBPS 349.49 MBPS 274
64 Barbourville Online 350.75 MBPS 72.34 MBPS 174.60 MBPS 52
65 - GCI Communication 343.86 MBPS 96.18 MBPS 260.80 MBPS 4,450
66 Zayo 341.59 MBPS 136.14 MBPS 328.29 MBPS 5,511
67 GVTC Communications 340.45 MBPS 164.98 MBPS 299.31 MBPS 6,964
68 WiLine 336.03 MBPS 73.08 MBPS 163.40 MBPS 400
69 EPB 331.38 MBPS 128.36 MBPS 318.79 MBPS 4,889
70 Sparklight (formerly Cable One) 326.02 MBPS 109.10 MBPS 261.04 MBPS 21,458
71 TDS Telecom 325.83 MBPS 104.72 MBPS 299.17 MBPS 27,966
72 Atlantic Broadband 321.78 MBPS 123.23 MBPS 290.29 MBPS 26,963
73 Armstrong 320.27 MBPS 122.84 MBPS 308.66 MBPS 17,752
74 Hotwire Communications 319.14 MBPS 178.74 MBPS 316.77 MBPS 7,559
75 Blue Stream 319.13 MBPS 126.35 MBPS 311.16 MBPS 2,922
76 1Tennessee 316.55 MBPS 159.38 MBPS 288.64 MBPS 127
77 Summit Broadband 313.22 MBPS 141.81 MBPS 310.84 MBPS 3,707
78 Spectrum 308.61 MBPS 120.23 MBPS 260.67 MBPS 1,149,165
79 Veracity Networks 307.79 MBPS 100.65 MBPS 237.51 MBPS 2,486
80 Optimum by Altice 307.08 MBPS 125.98 MBPS 272.33 MBPS 376,176
81 BTC Broadband 305.11 MBPS 96.14 MBPS 308.24 MBPS 860
82 Jackson Energy Authority 304.04 MBPS 152.30 MBPS 316.34 MBPS 732
83 Consolidated Communications (Formerly Fairpoint Communications) 303.60 MBPS 48.53 MBPS 102.56 MBPS 39,053
84 Great Basin Internet Services 302.22 MBPS 116.23 MBPS 304.35 MBPS 3,791
85 AccessMedia3 295.08 MBPS 86.10 MBPS 234.10 MBPS 1,422
86 - San Bruno Municipal Cable TV 294.11 MBPS 81.18 MBPS 219.75 MBPS 157
87 ETC Communications, LLC 293.28 MBPS 57.50 MBPS 208.37 MBPS 290
88 South Central Communications 290.25 MBPS 88.57 MBPS 279.25 MBPS 360
89 Nex-Tech 286.20 MBPS 95.21 MBPS 258.22 MBPS 877
90 PenTeleData 285.01 MBPS 89.32 MBPS 222.00 MBPS 27,156
91 Everywhere Wireless 284.37 MBPS 95.65 MBPS 220.05 MBPS 201
92 Nemont 282.68 MBPS 49.10 MBPS 114.67 MBPS 363
93 BendBroadband 282.43 MBPS 100.74 MBPS 180.60 MBPS 2,852
94 Home Telecom 272.69 MBPS 75.21 MBPS 243.65 MBPS 963
95 Range Telephone Cooperative 263.44 MBPS 55.73 MBPS 192.00 MBPS 570
96 - American Broadband 261.80 MBPS 70.61 MBPS 242.61 MBPS 235
97 Shentel 261.32 MBPS 69.48 MBPS 153.86 MBPS 4,310
98 Solarus 256.01 MBPS 61.94 MBPS 170.24 MBPS 89
99 Santa Rosa Telephone Cooperative 253.67 MBPS 182.85 MBPS 252.20 MBPS 246
100 Endeavor Communications 253.13 MBPS 100.68 MBPS 283.93 MBPS 71

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 05/04/2021