With over 2500 internet providers operating in the United States, choosing the right one can be an overwhelming prospect. Most of these providers also offer TV and telephone services along with the internet. This just adds to the confusion. But to narrow down your list of options and simplify your decisions, we have shortlisted 5 of the best providers for 2019. Each provider on this list is ranked for the value its services offer. For example, AT&T customer support has an outstanding reputation. But this blog will focus more on the provider’s core services.
The Best Providers for 2019
There is no one right type of internet. It all depends on what you, the consumer, need from an internet subscription. Are you a social media fanatic who needs to upload stuff and browse constantly? Are you a serious or professional gamer with a need for low latency and high reliability? Or are you the head of a growing household who needs enough bandwidth for the whole family? As you can see, the best internet for you is subject to what you need it for. However, we think we have done a commendable job of narrowing it down to these 5 providers:
- HughesNet: To Boldly Go Where No Other Can
- Frontier: More Bang for Your Buck
- Xfinity: The Leader in Cable Internet
- Verizon FiOS: Lightning Fast Fiber
- AT&T: Reliable and Dependable
Let’s have a closer look at each provider, shall we?
HughesNet: To Boldly Go Where No Other Can
First, let’s take a look at the only satellite internet provider to make it on to our list. Not too long ago, the service left much room for improvement, to put it politely. But all that has changed since HughesNet’s 2017 overhaul. It is now one of the most popular satellite internet providers in the United States. This is mainly because it is so widely available. Barring bad weather, you can get HughesNet satellite internet just about anywhere. Even in areas traditional broadband and fiber can’t reach. It only has a maximum speed of up to 25 Mbps, but it’s consistent and it’s available. And there are no hard data limits either!
Frontier: More Bang for Your Buck
The second provider on our list is Frontier Communications. The provider, in our opinion, offers the most value for money to its subscribers. It has a wide range of internet plans from starter internet to premium high-speed plans. It also offers a decent TV and phone service in addition to the internet. Frontier also offers fiber-optic internet with speeds going all the way up to 1 Gig. The diverse range of fiber-optic and traditional cable internet plans make Frontier a popular choice.
Xfinity: The Leader in Cable Internet
Comcast Xfinity is a weathered veteran of the cable internet arena. It has one of the largest footprints in the United States and is one of the most dependable options. If you are looking for a no-nonsense, reliable cable internet provider, then Xfinity is the one for you. It has over 6 different internet plans to choose from. Even the most basic plan comes with decent internet speed. It has cable internet options starting from 15 Mbps going all the way up to 1000 Mbps. The data caps are not too restrictive and you get an above-average speed in most areas. There are some activation fees and monthly equipment fees that come with the plans, so make sure you read the fine print carefully.
Verizon FiOS: Lightning Fast Fiber
When it comes to fiber internet, nobody does it better than Verizon FiOS. It has 3 internet plans backed by its extensive 100% fiber-optic network. The plans have sped up to 100 Mbps, 300 Mbps, and 980 Mbps respectively. Verizon has a solid history of reliability that carries over to its fiber-optic services. Verizon is also one of the few providers with speeds that actually reach the advertised mark. This is according to none other than the FCC! If there was ever a fiber internet service provider to trust, Verizon would be it.
AT&T: Reliable and Dependable
The final provider on our list is none other than AT&T. The provider is virtually bulletproof when it comes to service reliability. It has a consistent, dependable service that you can count on. AT&T packages cover a diverse range of internet needs. Speeds start from 5 Mbps and go up to 1000 Mbps depending on the package you choose. The provider also offers two of the best TV services in the US. Both DIRECTV and U-verse TV are AT&T products that have a solid subscriber base. AT&T also offers fiber-optic internet with limited availability but dependable and solid service.