High Speed Internet Providers in Connecticut

Connecticut High Speed Internet Providers

Compare High Speed internet Options in Connecticut

While the largest number of providers serve the larger urban centers like Hartford, New Haven-Milford, Bridgeport, Torrington and Norwich-New London, a number of Internet service providers specialize in serving smaller communities and rural areas. Use our comparison form to check availability of high speed internet for a specific address or narrow your search by selecting a location from the options below.

+ - Connecticut Metro Areas (6)

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Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, CT
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Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford, CT
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New Haven-Milford, CT Norwich-New London, CT
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Torrington, CT
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Worcester, MA-CT

+ - Connecticut Counties (8)

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Fairfield
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Hartford
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Litchfield
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Middlesex
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New Haven New London
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Tolland
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Windham

+ - Connecticut Cities and Towns (269)

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Abington Amston Andover Ansonia Ashford Avon
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Ballouville Baltic Bantam Barkhamsted Beacon Falls Berlin Bethany Bethel Bethlehem Bloomfield Bolton Botsford Bozrah Branford Bridgeport Bridgewater Bristol Broad Brook Brookfield Brooklyn Burlington
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Canaan Canterbury Canton Canton Center Centerbrook Central Village Chaplin Cheshire Chester Clinton Cobalt Colchester Colebrook Collinsville Columbia Cornwall Cornwall Bridge Cos Cob Coventry Cromwell
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Danbury Danielson Darien Dayville Deep River Derby Durham
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East Berlin East Canaan East Glastonbury East Granby East Haddam East Hampton East Hartford East Hartland East Haven East Killingly East Lyme East Windsor East Windsor Hill East Woodstock Eastford Easton Ellington Enfield Essex
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Fabyan Fairfield Falls Village Farmington
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Gales Ferry Gaylordsville Georgetown Gilman Glastonbury Goshen Granby Greens Farms Greenwich Grosvenor Dale Groton Guilford
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Haddam Hadlyme Hamden Hampton Hanover Hartford Harwinton Hawleyville Hebron Higganum
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Ivoryton
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Jewett City
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Kent Killingworth
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Lakeside Lakeville Lebanon Ledyard Litchfield
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Madison Manchester Mansfield Center Mansfield Depot Marion Marlborough Mashantucket Meriden Middle Haddam Middlebury Middlefield Middletown Milford Milldale Monroe Montville Moodus Moosup Morris Mystic
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Naugatuck New Britain New Canaan New Fairfield New Hartford New Haven New London New Milford New Preston Marble Dale Newington Newtown Niantic Norfolk North Branford North Canton North Franklin North Granby North Grosvenordale North Haven North Stonington North Westchester North Windham Northfield Northford Norwalk Norwich
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Oakdale Oakville Old Greenwich Old Lyme Old Mystic Old Saybrook Oneco Orange Oxford
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Pawcatuck Pequabuck Pine Meadow Plainfield Plainville Plantsville Plymouth Pomfret Pomfret Center Poquonock Portland Preston Prospect Putnam
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Quaker Hill Quinebaug
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Redding Redding Center Redding Ridge Ridgefield Riverside Riverton Rockfall Rocky Hill Rogers Roxbury
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Salem Salisbury Sandy Hook Scotland Seymour Sharon Shelton Sherman Simsbury Somers Somersville South Britain South Glastonbury South Kent South Lyme South Willington South Windham South Windsor South Woodstock Southbury Southington Southport Stafford Stafford Springs Staffordville Stamford Sterling Stevenson Stonington Storrs Mansfield Stratford Suffield
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Taconic Taftville Tariffville Terryville Thomaston Thompson Tolland Torrington Trumbull
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Uncasville Unionville
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Vernon Rockville Versailles Voluntown
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Wallingford Washington Washington Depot Waterbury Waterford Watertown Wauregan Weatogue West Cornwall West Granby West Hartford West Hartland West Haven West Mystic West Simsbury West Suffield Westbrook Weston Westport Wethersfield Willimantic Willington Wilton Winchester Center Windham Windsor Windsor Locks Winsted Wolcott Woodbridge Woodbury Woodstock Woodstock Valley
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Yantic

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Internet Availability in Connecticut


Overall, wired high speed internet is available to 97% of households in Connecticut. Internet plans with download speeds of 1000 Mbps (1.0 Gbps) or more are available to 67% of households.

Wireless high speed internet is available to 70% of households in Connecticut, with 5G coverage available to 89% of households. Satellite internet is generally available everywhere.

Frontier, Optimum, Cox, Xfinity and Spectrum offer the highest coverage in the state in terms of availability per household, while Starlink, HughesNet, Viasat, T-Mobile US and Verizon offer the highest wireless (including satellite) coverage in the state in terms of availability per household.

Frontier, Optimum and Xfinity are the fastest Internet providers in Connecticut, but their highest downloads speeds are not available in all communities in the state. A summary of the fastest providers and their top speeds is shown below.

Connecticut Internet Availability Summary

Statewide high speed internet coverage by technology and speed.

% 97% 97% 97% 97% 67% 70% 70% 89% 89%

Fastest Internet Providers in Connecticut

Company
Max Download Speed
Max Upload Speed
State Coverage
Check Plans & Availability
5.0 Gbps
5.0 Gbps
59%
5.0 Gbps
5.0 Gbps
20%
2.0 Gbps
200 Mbps
55%
Cox
2.0 Gbps
2.0 Gbps
13%
1.0 Gbps
50 Mbps
17%
1.0 Gbps
35 Mbps
9%
1.0 Gbps
50 Mbps
5%
220 Mbps
25 Mbps
100%
100 Mbps
20 Mbps
74%

The listed download speeds are the highest offered by each of the fastest Internet providers in Connecticut. The state coverage is their overall availability percentage for households in the state at any speed and the Fastest Internet Provider list is limited to companies with more than 2% overall coverage on a statewide basis. Most Internet providers do not offer their fastest speeds in all parts of their coverage area in the state. Try using our Internet Availability Comparison Form for a more accurate picture of what's availabile in your area.

Wired Internet Options in Connecticut


Traditional telephone companies and TV service providers are the main internet service providers in Connecticut and most other areas with wired broadband internet. While internet providers larger metro areas may have gigbit speeds and fiber optic infrastructure, copper-line infrastructure is primarily used in smaller centers and rural areas. Still, maximum speeds on older networks in can be as high as 2.0 Gbps for cable and less than 10 Mbps for DSL. In select areas with fiber, internet speeds can be as high as 5.0 Gbps. The top ISP's in Connecticut include Frontier, Optimum, Cox, Xfinity and Spectrum.

Among cable, DSL and fiber internet providers, these ISP's offer the best coverage in Connecticut on a state-wide basis and in the cities they serve.


Top Wireless and Satellite Internet Providers in Connecticut


Satellite internet service should be available anywhere as long as the user has a clear view of the sky, but in some areas, where satellite internet connection rates are already at capacity, service may be unavailable. Other wireless service provider coverage depends on density and location of ground-based infrastructure.

Company
Max Download Speed
Max Upload Speed
State Coverage
Check Plans & Availability
1.0 Gbps
50 Mbps
17%
220 Mbps
25 Mbps
100%
100 Mbps
20 Mbps
74%
50 Mbps
3 Mbps
100%

Top Internet Providers by Technology

Satellite Internet and Satellite TV Providers

HughesNet Starlink ViaSat DirecTV DISH