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Welcome to the Orbitz®, Travelocity®, and Expedia® of Internet Service Provider (ISP) shopping and comparison. Quickly and easily find which ISP is available for your home or business, including all nearby DSL, Fiber-optic, Cable, and Satellite internet providers. InMyArea.com™ makes it easy to get the fastest and most affordable internet at the best speed and price.
Is AT&T, XFINITY, FiOS, Comcast, Charter, Frontier, Windsteam, CenturyLink, Cox, Time Warner Cable, Optimum, Mediacom, Suddenlink, RCN, Bright House, Cable ONE, FairPoint, EarthLink available in my area?
Every Internet Service Provider (ISP) has a different coverage footprint of where they can offer service and not all advertised internet speeds are available in all areas. The easiest way to find if a provider is available in your area, is to enter your Zip Code on this page to see a list of providers and plans.
What is a fast internet speed?
According to the FCC, in 2015 broadband was re-defined as a minimum of 25 Mbps download speed and 3 Mbps upload speed. Netflix recommends 25 Mbps (Megabits per second) download speed for playing movies and TV shows at Ultra HD quality. If you have four simultaneous users sharing the connection, you would want 100 Mbps, giving each user 25 Mbps to stream, play online games, or download files. The fastest internet speeds are available from Fiber connections, up to 1000 Mbps (1 Gbps - Gigabits per second), and up to 300 Mbps (megabits per second) from Cable. Fast internet speeds, over 25 Mbps, are hard to come by in the country, rural areas, and small towns.
What is the best internet provider in my area?
The best internet provider in your area depends on your individual needs. Whether you need the cheapest, no-contract, or fastest provider will change which provider is best, but there is a limited amount of providers available in your Zip Code, and even less for your address. Fiber has the best and fastest attainable broadband speeds across all types of internet connections. If fiber to the home (FTTH) or fiber to the premises (FTTP) is unavailable in your area then the Cable internet connection is best. If neither Fiber nor Cable are available, then DSL provider is best. Wireless and Satellite internet providers may also be available in your area giving you more options to choose from. Enter your Zip Code on this page to find the different types and best internet provider in your area.
How much does internet cost?
Internet prices generally range from $30 to $70 per month. On average per month, it costs about $32 for 10 Mbps download and 2 Mbps upload, about $41 for 50 Mbps download and 15 Mbps upload, roughly $65 for 65 Mbps download and 25 Mbps upload. The cost per month for broadband, at least 25 Mbps, can range from $0.25 to $3.00 per megabit per second.
What is the difference between Mbps (Megabits per second) and MBps (Megabytes per second)?
Megabits (Mb) are commonly used for measuring internet speed and megabytes (MB) are used for measuring file sizes. To convert bits to bytes, divide the bits by 8. To convert bytes to bits, multiply the bytes by 8.
- 8 bits = 1 byte
- 1 kilobit (Kb) = 1000 bits (b) = 125 bytes (B)
- 1 megabit (Mb) = 1000 kilobits (Kb) = 125 kilobytes (KB)
- 1 gigabit (Gb) = 1000 megabits (Mb) = 125 megabytes (MB)
How to get internet at home
- Check availability - Use your Zip Code to determine which internet providers service your surrounding area. This will give you a general list of companies available nearby, but keep in mind some providers will not offer service to all addresses within a Zip Code, then use your address to narrow the results even further.
- Choose the best provider - The best internet provider depends on the distance of wires run from the company's infrastructure to your home and the type of technology they use for the connection: Fiber, Cable, DSL, Copper, Wireless or Satellite. Fiber and Cable are the best and fastest internet connections with the highest download and upload speeds and lowest latency - the time in milliseconds it takes for packets of data to reach their destination on the internet.
- Pick a plan based on your needs - If you play multiplayer games or stream Ultra HD videos, you will need a minimum of 25 Mbps or more depending on how many people in your household are sharing your internet connection. If you are on a budget, fixed income, or only use your internet connection for news, weather, and email, consider picking the cheapest, most affordable plan to save money each month.
- Have a backup - In the rare event that your first choice for internet service is unable to provide access to your home, be willing and ready to choose an alternate provider such as a Cable, DSL, Wireless or Satellite company. Rural areas have an especially difficult time getting fast internet connections from providers because your speeds degrade as you get further away from their infrastructure. They generally only install expensive Fiber Optic Service (FiOS) backbones to fix the distance limitations in densely populated cities where there are far more potential customers.
Top DSL Providers by Coverage
- Cincinnati Bell
Most Popular Cable Providers by Availability
- XFINITY by Comcast
- Time Warner Cable
- Cable ONE
Biggest Fiber Providers Nationwide
- Level 3 Communications
- Unite Private Networks
- Time Warner Cable
Internet Data & Statistics For The USA
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Common Internet Questions
Cable internet is a service that offers high-speed internet through the same coaxial cable as cable television. The maximum download speeds can vary from 50 to 300 Mbps.
DSL, or Digital Subscriber Line, is a type of internet connection that delivers transmits over a wired telephone line, which offers faster speeds than traditional copper lines. Download speeds vary from 3 to 12 to 75 Mbps depending on the type of DSL and distance to the telephone companies central office (CO).
Fiber-optic connections are the fastest type of internet available to residents with download speeds up to 1 Gbps (1000 Mbps). Data is transmitted through optical fibers allowing for data to be carried through longer distances without losing any speed.
Satellite internet is received via a small satellite dish on the roof that usually faces the direction of the provider's satellite in space. It is typical for satellite internet providers to enforce a data cap for their plans and download speeds range from 10 to 25 Mbps.
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