High Speed Internet Availability Map
Use the coverage map to find the list of providers serving individual U.S. states. While providers may not serve the entire state, listed internet service providers serve at least select areas of that state. Rural areas are typically under-served where larger urban and suburban areas have the best coverage. For more accurate results use our internet service comparison form to find available providers specific to your area.
High Speed Internet Availability Map
Select a US State from the list on this page or by selecting your state on the map.
High Speed Internet in the United States
In 2010, the FCC published a National Broadband Plan that called for internet connections with 100 Mbps download speeds in at least 100 million homes in the United States by 2020. While we're not quite up to those speeds on a national level, wired internet services (DSL, Cable and Fiber) and wireless internet (Satellite and Wireless providers) have brought some form of high speed to most every corner of the nation. Though the cost and quality of service may vary depending on the users location and the number of internet service providers in the area, internet service is available virtually nationwide.
Traditional telephone companies and TV service providers are the main internet service providers in most areas with wired broadband internet. They provide service through copper phone lines or tv service lines. In many areas, especially rural areas, copper-line infrastructure restricts the download speeds that can be offered to consumers by dsl or cable providers. Still, maximum speeds on older networks can be as high as 200 Mbps for cable and about 50 Mbps for DSL. Most of these ISPs are in the process of upgrading their networks to use faster fiber optic connections. In select areas with fiber, internet speeds can be as high as 2000 Mbps.
Traditional telecom providers offer DSL service through phone lines or upgraded fiber networks include AT&T, Verizon (FiOS) and CenturyLink. Traditional cable tv service providers offering internet through copper-lines or upgraded fiber networks include Comcast (Xfinity), Charter (Spectrum), Cox, SuddenLink, Optimum and Cable One.
Satellite internet service should be available anywhere as long as the user has a clear view of the southern sky, but in some areas, where satellite internet connection rates are already at capacity, service may be unavailable. Where available, satellite internet speeds can be as high as 30 Mbps. Satellite service providers with the fastest internet speeds and highest network capacity include Viasat and HughesNet.
Data plans from wireless providers can also offers high speeds. Upgraded 4G plans can provide speeds of 10 Mbps or greater in wireless coverage areas. As wireless networks improve and 5G services begin to roll-out to consumers, new options may become available. 5G services are already offered in select areas by wireless providers in the United States including AT&T, Verizon and Sprint. Users are reporting download speeds of up to 200 Mbps on 5G networks with capable devices. This should only improve as network capacity grows and ISPs optimize their networks. In the end, it may be that wireless providers are the first to bring 100 Mbps+ speeds to American households on a nationwide level.
When shopping for high speed internet be aware that with residential internet plans in the United States, the upload speed is typically a small fraction of the advertised download. A typical plan with 200 Mbps download might only have a 35 Mbps upload. Many providers will set monthly data caps on plans or require contracts in order to get advertised pricing. Early termination fees may apply for cancelled contracts, though competing provider may pay an early termination fee in order to earn your business. Preferential or introductory pricing is typically available for new residential customers with bundled services consisting of TV plans, internet service and phone lines.