• Charter Spectrum is the main cable Internet option in Saint Louis.
  • AT&T is the most widespread DSL option.
  • The average broadband speed offered in Saint Louis is 39.3 Mbps, as verified by speed test data.

Best Residential Internet Providers

Our top picks for residential Internet are based on comparisons of plan value, consumer reviews, coverage data and speed test information.

Residential Internet Providers Available in Saint Louis

Saint Louis has a few niche providers, mostly available for customers unable to access traditional wired cable or DSL service. Keep in mind that some of these brands are only available to certain areas within Saint Louis.

ProvidersPricingAvailabilityPhone
$3999+ 100%
Cable
(855) 436-5105
$4999+ 100%
Satellite
(888) 387-7910
$3000+ 100%
Satellite
(877) 255-5702
$4000+ 99%
DSL
(855) 435-4578
$6500+ 99%
Fixed Wireless
(314) 531-6500
$5499+ 94%
Fixed Wireless
(800) 765-7772
N/A 83%
Fixed Wireless
(800) 696-8543
$6495+ 7%
Fixed Wireless
(636) 707-0005
$4499+ 3%
DSL
(855) 837-8791
$1995+ 1%
Cable
(800) 338-1808

Best Business Internet Providers

Business Internet options are somewhat more favorable than residential in Saint Louis, with a variety of technologies and networks available. Point-to-point, dedicated IP, and everything else you might expect from business-class service is available. Our top pick has plans to suit small and enterprise businesses alike, with dedicated support staff.

Business Internet Providers Available in Saint Louis

See below for a bird’s-eye-view of Internet options for business connections in Saint Louis.

ProvidersPricingAvailabilityPhone
$5999+ 97%
Cable
(855) 436-5105
N/A 100%
DSL
(636) 940-1835
$6999+ 99%
Satellite
(888) 387-7910
$9999+ 100%
Satellite
(877) 255-5702
$5000+ 92%
DSL
(855) 435-4578
$90000+ 100%
Fixed Wireless
(314) 531-6500
$34900+ 100%
Fixed Wireless
(314) 720-1000
N/A 88%
Fixed Wireless
(800) 765-7772
N/A 84%
Fixed Wireless
(800) 696-8543
$10495+ 5%
Fixed Wireless
(636) 707-0005
N/A 7%
DSL
(866) 226-4244
$7000+ 8%
DSL
(855) 837-8791
N/A 3%
Cable
(800) 338-1808
N/A 1%
Fiber
(866) 813-3608

Map of Broadband Internet Competition in Saint Louis

Saint Louis is similar to many other cities of its size in that options are often limited for residential customers outside the two big cable and DSL providers dominating the market. While this can be frustrating, the situation is less dire for business service, although that comes with a significantly higher price tag.

Provider Competition Map

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Saint Louis Internet Speed Overview

The average speed available in Saint Louis is 39.3 Mbps. The highest speed verified within the city is 93.9 Mbps.

Average Speed90th Percentile Speed
39.3 Mbps93.9 Mbps

Average Residential download speeds within Saint Louis

Top Factors to Consider When Shopping for Internet Service in Saint Louis

Thankfully the main cable provider in Saint Louis (Spectrum) is free of data caps, so the main issues customers need to be aware of have more to do with pinching pennies and understanding “needs vs wants.”

Network Technology in Saint Louis

Fiber, cable, and DSL are the primary options for residential and business service in Saint Louis. Generally, we recommend technologies in that order: fiber first, cable second, DSL when neither is available.

Cable is the predominant middle-ground option in Saint Louis, and usually offers the best performance for value. Fiber is the only option for affordable gigabit service, but only available in very select buildings and neighborhoods as of this writing.

Modem Rental Fees

Modem and router rental fees add an extra $5–10 on top of base plan costs for most companies serving Saint Louis. The solution: consider purchasing third-party equipment, either online or at a big-box store, and installing it yourself. Double check that your Internet provider remembers to remove the default equipment fee from your bill, if you decide to go this route. Information on which models are compatible with the various providers in Saint Louis are available at their websites.

Local Information

Low-Income Broadband Options

EveryoneOn provides a tool where locals with limited finances can get home broadband for as little as $10/month.

These services are provided alongside digital literacy courses, subsidized laptops and other digital devices, and free Internet access at local library branches.

Broadband Roadblocks in Saint Louis

Missouri has some of the most extreme regulations in the country when it comes to municipal broadband. Selling and/or leasing broadband to residents is directly outlawed. As a result, installing a municipal broadband network in Saint Louis would be impossible under current state laws even if a majority of residents supported it.[1]


Experts

Ana De Castro

Ana De Castro

Ana De Castro cut her teeth as a SAP consultant for Deloitte during the original tech boom, and now works in a communications role in the telecom industry. When she isn’t explaining technical concepts to confused consumers, she enjoys traveling with her husband and two rambunctious kids.

James Webb

James Webb

James Webb is a tech and gadgets expert with a focus on educational content development. He draws on his background in the startup world to make complicated technologies and topics easy to understand for normal folks.

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