Thanks to the technological advancements we have been privy to over the last two decades, internet access has become a staple in every American household (nearly 90% of all homes have to access a high-speed internet connection).
While certain internet service providers stand out among the rest, it’s extremely difficult for an average consumer to find out which companies in their area are worth committing to. Whether you’re in the market for a fast internet plan, affordable internet, or an all-around solid ISP, we’ve got you covered.
After comparing the pricing, speeds offered and other trims, we’ve listed down our top 3 internet service providers for the year:
Owned by Comcast, Xfinity is serviceable in 39 states and offers six cable and two fiber internet plans. The pricing of the cable plan starts as low as $29.99 per month and offers 15 Mbps of download speed and a 2Mbps upload speed. If you want to go for a top-tier plan, you can opt-in for one that gives you access to a 600 Mbps download speed, 20 Mbps upload speed, and cost $69.99 per month. Looking for something more powerful? Consider going for their high-speed fiber internet plans that are available in certain areas but offer up to 2 Gbps at $299 a month (totally worth it!)
You can opt for self-installation, or services like autopay, paperless billing and enjoy major discounts! The Xfinity plans come with a 1 TB data limitation and free security software as well as access to Wi-Fi hotspots across the country.
Verizon Fios’s excellent performance and reliability are amazing when it comes to internet customer satisfaction. The plans offered under Verizon’s fiber internet range from 200 to 940 Mbps. The best part about these plans is they come without any data caps and don’t limit your monthly data usage. The only disadvantage is that Verizon Fios’ services are currently limited to select areas in the Northeast.
AT&T Internet offers three types of fiber optic internet plans and come in as our third pick for the year. Their faster plan caps off at 940 Mbps and their internet services can be accessed in 21 states, including Texas and California.