Internet service providers

Internet service providers

Shopping for high speed Internet plans is challenging for the average person. Confused about where to start when shopping for Internet or cable service? Start here for expert explanations on important topics like avoiding hidden fees and maximizing bundled services.

Study: Spectrum Price Changes, 2015-2019

Forums have been abuzz with the latest murmurs of Spectrum raising their prices for their TV and Internet services on October 1st. Sources are reporting, based on disclaimers sent to existing Spectrum customers, that Spectrum’s Standard Internet...

How to Cancel Your RCN Internet Subscription

RCN is a major provider to the greater East Coast area and beyond. They provide internet, home phone, and cable...

How to Cancel Verizon Fios Internet

You’ve been fed up with Fios for a while now, and you decide that you’ve finally had enough. As with...

How to Cancel Xfinity Internet

So, you want to cut ties with Xfinity by Comcast internet service. Whether you are unsatisfied with price, performance,...

How to Cancel Windstream

You’ve had Windstream services for months now, and it’s been one problem after another. You’ve finally decided to cancel your...

How to Cancel Cox Internet

Whether it’s for price, performance, or any other issues, the time has come for you to break away from Cox...

How to Cancel Frontier

You’ve finally had your fill of lackluster service with Frontier Communications. After each failed phone call, countless hours on hold,...

How to Cancel Spectrum Internet

So, the time has come for you to finally cut the cord with Spectrum. Surprisingly, more than a few people...

How to Negotiate with Frontier for a Lower Internet Price

Deals for Existing Frontier Customers: What you Need to Prepare Does Frontier have competition in my area? Frontier often places...

How to Negotiate a Lower Rate with Windstream

Deals for existing Windstream customers: What to Do Before You Call Before you call, sit down and calculate how much...

The fundamentals

The fundamentals

Our Internet experts walk through the fundamental topics every Internet user needs to know, like how to protect your identity online and understand the differences between Fiber, Cable, and DSL.

The Beginner’s Guide to Protecting Your Privacy Online

In the first half of 2017 alone, more private data records were exposed than in the entire year prior. [1] Despite this, up to 80 percent of us use the same password for all of our...

Latency: What Is It, and Why Does It Matter?

You’ve probably heard the term ‘latency” thrown around when reading about tech subjects — but what does it actually mean,...

Addressing the Top 5 DSL Myths

Cable. Fiber. 4G. DSL. There are a lot of Internet network technologies on the market these days, but none are...

How Does DSL Work and What Determines Its Speed?

DSL is the original high-speed broadband solution. As a technology, it piggybacks on existing twisted copper phone lines and uses...

How to Choose an Internet Provider

Choosing internet service is confusing and taxing, especially with all the technical jargon and marketing terms out there. Make no...

How to Negotiate Your Internet and TV Bill

If you’re overpaying on your Internet and TV bill, you’re not alone. Pretty much everyone has to deal with their...

Home networking

Home networking

If you want to maximize the performance of your high speed Internet plan, Consult our expert guides on topics like enhancing Wifi speed and building a streaming-friendly home network. Most basic troubleshooting for home networking issues can be handled here before you have to bother with the cable company call center for tech support.

What is Wi-Fi 6 and Why Does it Matter?

Wi-Fi 6 is revolutionizing the internet as we know it, and it’s going to change the modern home forever. Society’s hunger for faster speeds and more devices has been growing faster than Wi-Fi has been able to — until now.

What Internet Speed Do I Need?

What is a Good Internet Speed? Anything above 25 Mbps is sufficient for 1–3 people to stream HD video on...

Channel Bonding: How To Combine Internet Connections For Faster Speeds

If you live in an area where Internet speeds aren’t ideal, you might be willing to try just about anything...

Why Your Router Keeps Shutting Off Randomly and How To Fix it

Internet can be finicky. We’ve all had that experience of watching the Wi-Fi bar go blank in the middle of...

Common Problems With U-Verse Service and Equipment

AT&T U-Verse is one of the most popular television and Internet service providers in the nation, with over 15.7 million...

What Is DOCSIS and Why Does It Matter?

Data Over Cable Service Interface Specification, or DOCSIS, is an international telecommunications standard that allows for the addition of high-bandwidth...

Modems and Routers: is it Better to Buy or Rent?

So you’ve narrowed down which Internet plan you want? Great! There’s just one choice left: will you rent the modem...

Online security & privacy

Consult our expert guides for using your home Internet plan without giving up security and privacy. With new data breaches occurring every year, it’s never been more important for non-technical Internet users to understand the basics of online security.

The Best VPNs in 2019

Choosing the right VPN to give your private data and hard-earned money to is no small decision. You’re going to...

Browser Extensions to Help You Stay Secure Online

Just as you wouldn’t walk around aimlessly with your social security number written in sharpie on your forehead, you also...

Anonymity vs Privacy vs Security

Anonymity, privacy, and security in the online world are at least as important as in the real world. If you...

What are VPNs and Why Do I Need One?

Virtual Private Networks (VPNs) aren’t just for corporate offices and sketchy nephews anymore. Anyone who’s ever shopped online, used the...

Techie corner

Guides in our “techie corner” cover technical telecom topics for readers who already understand the broadband basics. These expert-level guides cover advanced topics that matter for power users and IT professionals like VoIP, Fiber-Optics, and advanced networking.

What Are Mesh Networks and Are They a Viable Internet Alternative?

In the United States, Internet deregulation is the norm (for now at least).[1] In its wake,...

What is Local Loop Unbundling?

In the wake of the FCC’s net neutrality rulings that occurred in 2017, many proposals to level the broadband playing...

What is Next Gen TV and ATSC 3.0?

Next Gen TV is a new broadcast television standard that allows TV broadcasters to deliver full 4K UHD content and...

Defining 100% Fiber Optic

When shopping around for broadband providers who utilize fiber optic connections, you’ll often encounter claims that a company uses “100%...

Understanding Fiber Optic Networks

In today’s modern age, it feels as though we’re constantly pushing the envelope in terms of what kinds of content...

Fun Facts About Fiber Internet

Quick Facts About Fiber-Optics Fiber is a green technology, due to its reduced energy consumption compared to other connection...

Is My Cable Network a “Fiber” Network?

One of the biggest questions about cable internet today is “Are cable connections ‘fiber optic’ connections just like Verizon Fios,...

Understanding High Speed Internet Plans

What is considered high speed Internet?

Internet speeds above 25 Megabits per second (Mbps) are considered to be "high speed Internet," also called "broadband." Any Internet speed above 25 Mbps is enough for 1–4 household members to stream HD video and browse the web. High speed Internet in the 850–1,000 Mbps range is called "gigabit" Internet.

What is a good Internet speed?

1–5 Mbps is the lowest Internet speed for basic web browsing and streaming SD-quality video. 6–15 Mbps Internet can stream HD video, but expect buffering if you try to do other tasks simultaneously. 25–100 Mbps is the best range for the average family using Wifi.

Find High Speed Internet Plans

High Speed Experts is powered by the most detailed address-level Internet coverage database available in the USA. We combine FCC data from the US government with private address-level coverage data from Internet companies. Then, we collect and validate plan data to uncover the cheapest Internet options.

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Recommended Providers by City

We’ve crunched the numbers on Internet providers and broadband availability in every major US city. Explore the map below to see provider recommendations and coverage information about high speed Internet providers at your address.

CityTop PickBusiness Pick
Albuquerque, New MexicoXFINITYCenturyLink
Arlington, TexasCharter CommunicationsATT
Austin, TexasGoogle FiberRise Broadband
Bakersfield, CaliforniaCharter CommunicationsCharter Communications
Baltimore, MarylandXFINITYXFINITY
Boston, MassachusettsXFINITYXFINITY
Brooklyn, New YorkVerizon FiosCharter Communications
Buffalo, New YorkCharter CommunicationsCharter Communications
Charleston, South CarolinaWOW!WOW!
Charlotte, North CarolinaCharter CommunicationsCharter Communications
Chicago, IllinoisXFINITYATT
Cincinnati, OhioCincinnati BellCharter Communications
Colorado Springs, ColoradoXFINITYXFINITY
Columbus, OhioWOW!Charter Communications
Dallas, TexasATTCharter Communications
Dayton, OhioATTATT
El Paso, TexasCharter CommunicationsCharter Communications
Fort Lauderdale, FloridaXFINITYXFINITY
Fort Worth, TexasCharter CommunicationsCharter Communications
Gainesville, FloridaCox CommunicationsCox Communications
Grand Rapids, MichiganXFINITYATT
Houston, TexasXFINITYATT
Jacksonville, FloridaXFINITYXFINITY
Jersey City, New JerseyVerizon FiosXFINITY
Knoxville, TennesseeWOW!WOW!
Las Vegas, NevadaCox CommunicationsCox Communications
Lexington, KentuckyCharter CommunicationsCharter Communications
Long Beach, CaliforniaFrontier CommunicationsFrontier Communications
Los Angeles, CaliforniaCharter CommunicationsCharter Communications
Louisville, KentuckyCharter CommunicationsCharter Communications
Madison, WisconsinCharter CommunicationsCharter Communications
Memphis, TennesseeXFINITYXFINITY
Mesa, ArizonaCox CommunicationsCenturyLink
Miami, FloridaXFINITYATT
Milwaukee, WisconsinCharter CommunicationsCharter Communications
Minneapolis, MinnesotaXFINITYXFINITY
Nashville, TennesseeXFINITYXFINITY
New Orleans, LouisianaCox CommunicationsATT
New York, New YorkVerizon FiosStealth Communications
Oklahoma City, OklahomaCox CommunicationsRise Broadband
Orlando, FloridaCharter CommunicationsCharter Communications
Philadelphia, PennsylvaniaXFINITYXFINITY
Phoenix, ArizonaCox CommunicationsCox Communications
Pittsburgh, PennsylvaniaVerizon FiosXFINITY
Plano, TexasCharter CommunicationsCharter Communications
Raleigh, North CarolinaCharter CommunicationsCharter Communications
Richmond, VirginiaVerizon FiosXFINITY
Rochester, New YorkCharter CommunicationsCharter Communications
Saint Louis, MissouriCharter CommunicationsCharter Communications
Salt Lake City, UtahVeracity NetworksXFINITY
San Antonio, TexasGrande CommunicationsCharter Communications
San Diego, CaliforniaCox CommunicationsCharter Communications
San Francisco, CaliforniaXFINITYXFINITY
San Jose, CaliforniaXFINITYXFINITY
Seattle, WashingtonXFINITYWave Broadband
Spokane, WashingtonXFINITYXFINITY
Tampa, FloridaFrontier CommunicationsCharter Communications
Virginia Beach, VirginiaVerizon FiosCox Communications