Here we list all the best Internet and Broadband providers we have found that are operating anywhere across the USA. There are some that are simply bigger and better than the rest of the pack for many various reasons which we will explore in depth.

Top Internet Service Providers in the U.S.

We have put this list in alphabetical order

AT&T Internet

AT&T Internet’s DSL internet is accessible in 22 states, with the most coverage in California, Texas, and Florida. It serves approximately 122.8 million people and is the country’s second biggest home DSL provider. AT&T also offers fibre and fixed wireless internet in certain regions, with the former being accessible to an estimated 25.1 million people and the latter to approximately 2.7 million. AT&T also provides digital TV, digital landline phone service, and DirecTV satellite TV in addition to its internet offerings.

Comcast’s XFINITY service

Xfinity from Comcast is the biggest home cable internet provider, with roughly 111.6 million people having access to it. It serves 39 million people in 39 states, with the most coverage in California, Florida, and Illinois. Fiber internet is also offered through Xfinity, which is accessible to an estimated 18,000 individuals. TV and phone services are two of Xfinity’s primary services. Their cable internet plans have download speeds ranging from 100 to 1,000 Mbps.

EarthLink

EarthLink provides DSL and fibre internet services in 36 states, with the former serving roughly 174.4 million people and the latter serving approximately 26.5 million. EarthLink is the biggest home DSL provider and the second largest fibre internet provider in the United States, with the most coverage in California, Texas, and New York. EarthLink is a provider of internet services exclusively, and in 2019 it was named the “Most Affordable Fiber Internet Nationwide.”

HughesNet

HughesNet, the nation’s biggest home satellite provider, serves roughly 308.7 million people across all 50 states, with the most coverage in California, Texas, and New York. HughesNet’s download speed has increased in recent years, and it now stands at 25 Mbps due to the “Gen 5” satellite. HughesNet provides phone service in addition to satellite internet, but no television service.

Spectrum

Spectrum provides cable internet to 44 states, with California, Texas, and New York having the most widespread coverage. Spectrum cable internet is available to approximately 102.7 million people, making it the country’s second largest residential cable provider. Spectrum’s fibre internet service is currently available in 5,899 zip codes. Spectrum offers cable TV and phone services in addition to internet, which can be purchased as part of a bundle or separately.

Verizon Fios

Verizon Fios, also known as Verizon Fios, is a combined Internet, phone, and television service that serves over 5 million subscribers in nine states through a fiber-optic communications network. Fios is an abbreviation for Fiber Optic Service.

Viasat

Viasat is the second biggest home satellite internet service, after HughesNet, with coverage in every state. Viasat has the most coverage in California, Texas, and New York, with an estimated 308.5 million people having access to the service. Satellite internet is shown to offer greater coverage in remote regions than conventional broadband providers. The download speeds vary from 12 to 100 Mbps. Viasat also provides phone service, however unlike HughesNet, they do not provide television service.

Broadband Provider FAQ’s

According to the CIA, the United States has the most Internet Service Providers (ISPs) in the world, with 7,000.

Yes. In many American households, you might have both your phone and cable companies provide you with internet access at the same time. Additionally, you may be able to obtain additional internet access from several mobile service providers at the same time.

Prices for internet-only services vary from $29.99 to $99.99 per month, depending on the cable provider. DSL providers offer internet-only options ranging from $14.95 to $49.99 per month. Prices for fiber-optic internet-only services will range from $39.99 to $99.95 per month.

Cable internet services in the United States will have speeds ranging from 10-1,000 Mbps, DSL will have speeds ranging from 3-100 Mbps, and fiber-optic will have speeds ranging from 50-1,000 Mbps. Satellite users may expect rates of 12 to 100 Mbps.