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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 - 6765.54 MBPS
  • Vermont Telephone Company - 833.41 MBPS
  • Towerstream - 662.93 MBPS
  • Rock Island Communications - 570.63 MBPS
  • Sonic - 535.22 MBPS
  • DirectLink - 533.57 MBPS
  • Adams Networks - 530.49 MBPS
  • Verizon High Speed Internet - 521.67 MBPS
  • Verizon Fios - 521.29 MBPS
  • Google Fiber - 517.76 MBPS

ISPs With Fastest Speeds in the US as of December, 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 December Speed 12mo Avg. Speed 12mo 90th Percentile Avg No. of speed tests
1 - Stealth Communications 6765.54 MBPS 5745.66 MBPS 7179.86 MBPS 14,888
2 - Vermont Telephone Company 833.41 MBPS 137.44 MBPS 471.05 MBPS 3,194
3 Towerstream 662.93 MBPS 133.39 MBPS 240.06 MBPS 1,912
4 - Rock Island Communications 570.63 MBPS 106.32 MBPS 488.66 MBPS 471
5 - Sonic 535.22 MBPS 133.26 MBPS 468.13 MBPS 12,837
6 - DirectLink 533.57 MBPS 131.22 MBPS 504.16 MBPS 814
7 - Adams Networks 530.49 MBPS 190.24 MBPS 527.75 MBPS 641
8 Verizon High Speed Internet 521.67 MBPS 144.47 MBPS 450.30 MBPS 327,094
9 Verizon Fios 521.29 MBPS 166.61 MBPS 472.61 MBPS 952,178
10 Google Fiber 517.76 MBPS 176.03 MBPS 365.49 MBPS 716
11 ACD.net 515.96 MBPS 141.32 MBPS 508.47 MBPS 404
12 Hunter Communications 515.22 MBPS 65.58 MBPS 185.82 MBPS 442
13 Smithville Communications 514.77 MBPS 100.85 MBPS 378.87 MBPS 1,507
14 - Pioneer Telephone Cooperative 512.82 MBPS 99.74 MBPS 272.77 MBPS 1,452
15 - Zona Communications 510.43 MBPS 197.51 MBPS 512.12 MBPS 266
16 United Communications 506.65 MBPS 199.62 MBPS 430.85 MBPS 1,956
17 North Georgia Network 506.13 MBPS 92.52 MBPS 463.70 MBPS 340
18 Clarity Connect 503.68 MBPS 156.27 MBPS 510.23 MBPS 1,302
19 AT&T Internet 497.82 MBPS 117.01 MBPS 365.93 MBPS 612,604
20 Grayson Collin Communications 491.24 MBPS 158.63 MBPS 482.20 MBPS 457
21 Metronet 489.96 MBPS 210.28 MBPS 411.19 MBPS 1,628
22 Benton Communications 485.62 MBPS 214.78 MBPS 488.31 MBPS 379
23 - Bledsoe Telephone Cooperative 485.22 MBPS 103.75 MBPS 237.95 MBPS 1,276
24 Twin Valley Telephone 484.82 MBPS 153.49 MBPS 471.11 MBPS 291
25 EATEL 482.13 MBPS 124.08 MBPS 314.28 MBPS 3,412
26 Broadstripe 478.41 MBPS 93.97 MBPS 252.46 MBPS 4,680
27 Westelcom Network 478.35 MBPS 94.72 MBPS 467.10 MBPS 1,140
28 Hargray Communications 471.55 MBPS 113.21 MBPS 309.74 MBPS 3,343
29 Shawnee Communications 469.25 MBPS 104.31 MBPS 407.92 MBPS 931
30 - RCN 467.71 MBPS 132.31 MBPS 320.65 MBPS 56,470
31 Comporium Communications 447.26 MBPS 120.10 MBPS 326.06 MBPS 5,859
32 - Burlington Telecom 434.63 MBPS 117.19 MBPS 344.58 MBPS 818
33 i3 Broadband 432.93 MBPS 133.28 MBPS 320.07 MBPS 1,806
34 BWTelcom 432.29 MBPS 222.43 MBPS 633.68 MBPS 123
35 Surry Telephone Membership Corporation 425.02 MBPS 122.83 MBPS 420.20 MBPS 182
36 Twin Lakes Telephone 411.99 MBPS 100.29 MBPS 253.06 MBPS 75
37 - ISOMEDIA 409.51 MBPS 93.52 MBPS 248.60 MBPS 592
38 Allo Communications 406.40 MBPS 124.47 MBPS 329.93 MBPS 2,198
39 Conxxus 403.33 MBPS 67.84 MBPS 145.06 MBPS 94
40 Atlantech Online 392.99 MBPS 104.86 MBPS 344.02 MBPS 286
41 West Central Net 390.19 MBPS 45.16 MBPS 96.71 MBPS 1,147
42 All West Communications 386.70 MBPS 120.78 MBPS 293.32 MBPS 6,991
43 Grande Communications 371.55 MBPS 126.38 MBPS 306.25 MBPS 13,128
44 North State Communications 371.50 MBPS 130.25 MBPS 375.61 MBPS 3,835
45 Pinpoint Communications 367.80 MBPS 115.60 MBPS 341.59 MBPS 270
46 Global Cloud Xchange 366.94 MBPS 55.51 MBPS 136.31 MBPS 462
47 HBC 357.79 MBPS 87.26 MBPS 267.25 MBPS 1,016
48 C Spire Wireless 355.84 MBPS 95.71 MBPS 277.47 MBPS 878
49 Sandhill Telephone Cooperative 354.87 MBPS 32.91 MBPS 90.38 MBPS 56
50 Cox Communications 354.79 MBPS 126.53 MBPS 297.38 MBPS 588,379
51 - XFINITY from Comcast 350.89 MBPS 129.35 MBPS 309.95 MBPS 1,944,644
52 ATMC 345.30 MBPS 107.35 MBPS 259.73 MBPS 2,459
53 Wabash Communications 344.32 MBPS 94.09 MBPS 260.63 MBPS 72
54 Pinnacle Communications 340.99 MBPS 129.21 MBPS 332.70 MBPS 567
55 Morris Broadband 340.79 MBPS 112.34 MBPS 256.82 MBPS 2,537
56 Plateau 337.92 MBPS 65.11 MBPS 175.16 MBPS 1,600
57 WOW! 334.59 MBPS 90.40 MBPS 235.17 MBPS 84,960
58 LOGIX Fiber Networks 328.26 MBPS 128.65 MBPS 294.89 MBPS 2,369
59 Aeneas Internet and Telephone 328.21 MBPS 48.20 MBPS 91.22 MBPS 228
60 Gila River Telecommunications 325.55 MBPS 17.42 MBPS 32.31 MBPS 249
61 EPB 322.65 MBPS 104.24 MBPS 291.19 MBPS 6,696
62 Suddenlink Communications 319.01 MBPS 93.79 MBPS 268.79 MBPS 54,116
63 Direct Communications 318.05 MBPS 76.77 MBPS 187.63 MBPS 844
64 Armstrong 316.67 MBPS 103.97 MBPS 288.88 MBPS 28,942
65 Veracity Networks 315.85 MBPS 90.63 MBPS 231.15 MBPS 3,443
66 Mediacom Cable 315.57 MBPS 105.22 MBPS 258.10 MBPS 49,832
67 Viser 314.12 MBPS 35.35 MBPS 86.67 MBPS 56
68 Summit Broadband 312.88 MBPS 121.93 MBPS 302.66 MBPS 4,690
69 TDS Telecom 311.71 MBPS 83.87 MBPS 270.29 MBPS 41,595
70 Hotwire Communications 311.40 MBPS 165.59 MBPS 315.68 MBPS 8,643
71 GVTC Communications 310.17 MBPS 149.89 MBPS 285.83 MBPS 7,373
72 BTC Broadband 309.75 MBPS 91.37 MBPS 308.21 MBPS 792
73 South Central Communications 308.76 MBPS 84.21 MBPS 274.46 MBPS 823
74 Atlantic Broadband 308.03 MBPS 101.63 MBPS 249.95 MBPS 41,206
75 Blue Stream 308.01 MBPS 112.67 MBPS 305.60 MBPS 3,306
76 Zayo 306.42 MBPS 118.12 MBPS 320.13 MBPS 4,935
77 Wave Broadband 303.31 MBPS 111.30 MBPS 258.65 MBPS 17,956
78 Great Basin Internet Services 302.52 MBPS 115.57 MBPS 309.39 MBPS 3,952
79 Marquette-Adams Telephone Cooperative 301.94 MBPS 63.22 MBPS 178.56 MBPS 98
80 Cogent Communications 300.70 MBPS 65.19 MBPS 185.02 MBPS 35,769
81 Sparklight (formerly Cable One) 295.55 MBPS 97.31 MBPS 226.31 MBPS 34,476
82 Jackson Energy Authority 293.79 MBPS 143.75 MBPS 327.23 MBPS 768
83 Charter Spectrum 289.56 MBPS 103.70 MBPS 231.73 MBPS 1,731,797
84 Optimum by Altice 286.25 MBPS 107.45 MBPS 242.48 MBPS 597,503
85 VNET Fiber 284.02 MBPS 84.64 MBPS 185.14 MBPS 156
86 - Verizon Business 282.28 MBPS 52.11 MBPS 104.29 MBPS 4,712
87 Horry Telephone Cooperative 281.59 MBPS 84.54 MBPS 201.40 MBPS 5,492
88 Fusion Media 279.14 MBPS 141.47 MBPS 255.74 MBPS 504
89 Thames Valley Communications 278.49 MBPS 58.01 MBPS 159.21 MBPS 580
90 North Central Telephone Cooperative 277.10 MBPS 63.41 MBPS 133.27 MBPS 303
91 ETC Communications, LLC 276.34 MBPS 40.35 MBPS 139.61 MBPS 666
92 WiLine 275.82 MBPS 63.40 MBPS 115.65 MBPS 621
93 Midco 274.31 MBPS 89.62 MBPS 185.92 MBPS 8,295
94 Peak Internet CO 273.54 MBPS 48.65 MBPS 204.12 MBPS 385
95 Verizon Business 271.40 MBPS 51.44 MBPS 109.94 MBPS 9,028
96 GCI Communication 270.87 MBPS 78.12 MBPS 223.63 MBPS 7,645
97 AccessMedia3 267.49 MBPS 60.28 MBPS 168.06 MBPS 1,510
98 - CenturyLink 267.28 MBPS 52.75 MBPS 113.91 MBPS 243,789
99 North Dakota Telephone Company 266.59 MBPS 42.64 MBPS 87.54 MBPS 635
100 1Tennessee 265.40 MBPS 112.08 MBPS 270.81 MBPS 179

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 01/05/2021