Best Internet Providers in Washington, DC & TV Companies

Internet Providers >> District of Columbia >> Washington, DC

The main internet providers in Washington, DC are:

Internet service provider (ISP) competition in Washington, DC is above average compared to the rest of the United States. With 10 home internet service companies, nearly all residents (98%) can choose between cable and DSL, and fiber options are available. Maximum speeds in Washington, DC are above average. RCN, for example, advertises speeds up to 1 Gbps+, which about 18% of Washington, DC homes can purchase.

TV & Internet Providers Washington, DC

XFINITY (Comcast) Cable in Washington, DC

XFINITY (Comcast)

Call 1-844-681-9078

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251 to 500 Mbps 98.7%
   
Total (Any Speed) 98.7%

XFINITY (Comcast) cable is an option for 98.7% of homes in this city. The highest advertised speed of 400 Mbps is available to about 98.7% of homes. That speed means XFINITY (Comcast) is #3 out of 8 for top speeds in Washington, DC. The most common speed in this area is 251 to 500 Mbps, which 98.7% of residents can purchase. XFINITY (Comcast)’s cable service is #1 out of 8 in this area for overall coverage.

 

RCN Cable in Washington, DC

RCN

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Download Speeds Homes Covered
251 to 500 Mbps 46.2%
1 Gbps or more 18%
   
Total (Any Speed) 64.2%

RCN cable is an option for 64.2% of homes in this city. The highest advertised speed of 1 Gbps+ is available to about 18.0% of homes. That speed means RCN is tied for #1 out of 8 for top speeds in Washington, DC. The most common speed in this area is 251 to 500 Mbps, which 46.2% of residents can purchase. RCN’s cable service is #3 out of 8 in this area for overall coverage.

 

RCN Fiber in Washington, DC

RCN

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1 Gbps or more 8.6%
   
Total (Any Speed) 8.6%

RCN fiber is an option for 8.6% of homes in this city. The highest advertised speed of 1 Gbps+ is available to about 8.6% of homes. That speed means RCN is tied for #1 out of 8 for top speeds in Washington, DC. The most common speed in this area is 1 Gbps or more, which 8.6% of residents can purchase. RCN’s fiber service is #6 out of 8 in this area for overall coverage.

 

Verizon DSL in Washington, DC

Verizon

Call 1-855-298-5283

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Download Speeds Homes Covered
.1 to 5 Mbps 9.2%
6 to 10 Mbps 31.9%
11 to 20 Mbps 52.4%
   
Total (Any Speed) 93.6%

Verizon DSL is an option for 93.6% of homes in this city. The highest advertised speed of 15 Mbps is available to about 52.4% of homes. That speed means Verizon is #7 out of 8 for top speeds in Washington, DC. The most common speed in this area is 11 to 20 Mbps, which 52.4% of residents can purchase. Verizon’s DSL service is #2 out of 8 in this area for overall coverage.

 

Verizon Fiber in Washington, DC

Verizon

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101 to 250 Mbps 18.7%
501 to 999 Mbps 41.2%
   
Total (Any Speed) 59.9%

Verizon fiber is an option for 59.9% of homes in this city. The highest advertised speed of 940 Mbps is available to about 41.2% of homes. That speed means Verizon is #2 out of 8 for top speeds in Washington, DC. The most common speed in this area is 501 to 999 Mbps, which 41.3% of residents can purchase. Verizon’s fiber service is #4 out of 8 in this area for overall coverage.

 

GTT DSL in Washington, DC

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Download Speeds Homes Covered
.1 to 5 Mbps 5%
6 to 10 Mbps 4.4%
   
Total (Any Speed) 9.4%

GTT DSL is an option for 9.4% of homes in this city. The highest advertised speed of 8 Mbps is available to about 0.2% of homes. That speed means GTT is #8 out of 8 for top speeds in Washington, DC. The most common speed in this area is .1 to 5 Mbps, which 5.0% of residents can purchase. GTT’s DSL service is #5 out of 8 in this area for overall coverage.

 

DC Access Fixed Wireless in Washington, DC

DC Access

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Download Speeds Homes Covered
.1 to 5 Mbps 1.6%
6 to 10 Mbps 3%
11 to 20 Mbps 2.2%
   
Total (Any Speed) 6.9%

DC Access fixed wireless is an option for 6.9% of homes in this city. The highest advertised speed of 20 Mbps is available to about 2.2% of homes. That speed means DC Access is tied for #6 out of 8 for top speeds in Washington, DC. The most common speed in this area is 6 to 10 Mbps, which 3.0% of residents can purchase. DC Access’s fixed wireless service is #7 out of 8 in this area for overall coverage.

 

Enqwest Fiber in Washington, DC

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Download Speeds Homes Covered
31 to 75 Mbps 0%
   
Total (Any Speed) 0.1%

Enqwest fiber is an option for 0.1% of homes in this city. The highest advertised speed of 40 Mbps is available to about 0.1% of homes. That speed means Enqwest is #4 out of 8 for top speeds in Washington, DC. The most common speed in this area is 31 to 75 Mbps, which 0.1% of residents can purchase. Enqwest’s fiber service is tied for #8 out of 8 in this area for overall coverage.

 

Access Media Holdings Copper in Washington, DC

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21 to 30 Mbps 0%
   
Total (Any Speed) 0.1%

Access Media Holdings copper is an option for 0.1% of homes in this city. The highest advertised speed of 30 Mbps is available to about 0.1% of homes. That speed means Access Media Holdings is #5 out of 8 for top speeds in Washington, DC. The most common speed in this area is 21 to 30 Mbps, which 0.1% of residents can purchase. Access Media Holdings’s copper service is tied for #8 out of 8 in this area for overall coverage.

 

Believe Broadband Fixed Wireless in Washington, DC

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Download Speeds Homes Covered
11 to 20 Mbps 0%
   
Total (Any Speed) 0.1%

Believe Broadband fixed wireless is an option for 0.1% of homes in this city. The highest advertised speed of 20 Mbps is available to about 0.1% of homes. That speed means Believe Broadband is tied for #6 out of 8 for top speeds in Washington, DC. The most common speed in this area is 11 to 20 Mbps, which 0.1% of residents can purchase. Believe Broadband’s fixed wireless service is tied for #8 out of 8 in this area for overall coverage.

 

Satellite Internet & TV Providers

DIRECTV Satellite TV

DIRECTV (DTV)

Call 1-855-695-8279

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DIRECTV, now owned by AT&T, has excellent bundled options throughout the country. While there is slightly less customization, prices are comparable to DISH and generally much better than cable TV. DIRECTV is a good option for the TV watcher looking for sports packages or plenty of channels to flip through. DIRECTV Now is also a good option for cord cutters.



DISH Satellite TV

Dish Network

Call 1-888-434-0112

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DISH satellite TV is the best option for TV service for most people. Not only does the company offer packages with better channels at lower prices compared to cable companies, but cord cutters can also choose Sling TV for more customized packages if none of the DISH packages are appealing or if a satellite dish is undesirable.



HughesNet Satellite Internet

HughesNet

Call 1-855-207-0742

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HughesNet primarily serves rural locations in the US where no other internet options are available. HughesNet is also a good choice for RVs and other units where internet cannot be installed. Satellite internet can be frustrating with long lag times to get anything done, but recent updates to many streaming services allow for pre-downloading shows and movies to watch.

 

 

Types of Internet Service in Washington, DC

Service Type Coverage Max Speed
Cable 98.8% 1 Gbps
Fiber 63.2% 1 Gbps
DSL 93.7% 15 Mbps
Satellite 100% 15 Mbps

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