The United States is one of the first regions where the spread of internet started. More than three quarters of the population now has access to internet through a variety of medium – PC, tablet PCs, and mobile phones.
This is a list of the top US internet providers according to their popularity.
This telecommunications company was started in 1983. Aside from offering internet, this company also provides television subscriptions and phone services as well. It has both fixed-line and broadband internet services on offer. The company has its headquarters in New York. The services from this company are available for both residential and commercial use.
Services: TV, Internet, Phone
This company has been existing in its present form since 1983. It specializes in offering broadband internet services along with other services like mobile telephone, fixed-line telephones, and television subscription. The company has more than 100 million mobile users. The company’s headquarters is located in Dallas, Texas.
Services: Cellular, Telephone, Television, Internet
Founded in 1994, this company claims to serve more than 150,000 businesses across the world. It has more than 1 million customers from the United States alone. IT services, cloud hosting, Internet and voice services are some of the products of this company. It has been operating in two major divisions since the start of 2012.
Services: Broadband, Voip, Hosting
Known as the Sprint Nextel Corporation since 2005, this company serves wired and wireless Internet products throughout the United States. It has more than 50 million subscribers in the US alone. Virgin Mobile and Boost Mobile are some of the subsidiaries of this company.
Services: Cellular Network
This is a division of T-Mobile International AG, and it has been existing in its current form since 2002. Its products are wireless data, voice, and messaging services. The company was merged with MetroPCS Communications in 2002.
Services: Cellular Network
Started in 1963, this company also offers cable television, telephone, and home security services in addition to Internet. It has two major subsidies offering these products – NBCUniversal and Comcast-Spectacor. The company has close to 20 million Internet subscribers.
Services: Broadband, Cable TV, Phone
A subsidiary of Cox Enterprises, this company was formed in 1962. It has just over 3 million Internet subscribers. Aside from Internet, the company also has cable television and telephone products as well. The company has been operating as a private entity since 2004.
Services: TV, ISP, Telephone
This company has its roots dating back to 1968. It has four subsidiaries – CenturyTel companies, Embarq, Qwest, and Savvis. The company offers voice and data services as part of its telephone division, while home security and television are the other services.
Services: Broadband, Phone, TV
Founded in 1989 as Warner Cable, this company currently has its presence in 28 states across the United States. It has been operating as an individual company since its split from Time Warner in 2009. High-speed Internet, cable advertising, and digital phone service are some of the products.
Services: Cable TV, Internet, Phone
This company primarily serves customers in the northeastern region of the United States. It has more than 300,000 customers utilizing the high-speed Internet, digital cable, and telephone services. Newsday, LLC is a subsidiary of this company.
Services: Cable TV, Phone, Internet
This is a satellite broadcast television provider that was founded in 1996. The company has close to 15 million subscribers, while its products are available for both residential and commercial usage. Blockbuster LLC is a subsidiary of the Dish network.
Services: Cable TV, Bundle, Broadband
Offering cellular networks and mobile Internet, this company is a subsidiary of Sprint Nextel Corporation. It has been part of this corporation since 2009. The company has a subscriber base of more than 6 million, while its headquarters is located in New Jersey.
Services: Cellular network, Mobile Broadband
MetroPCS Communications has been existing in its current form since 2001, while the company’s history dates back to 1994. This company was merged with T-Mobile in 2012. It has just under 10 million subscribers in the United States.
Services: Cellular network, 4G LTE
This company has its presence in 27 states across the country. The company primarily offers its services in rural and small regions. The company was founded in 1935, while local and long distance telephone services are available in addition to Internet.
Services: Phone, TV, Broadband
15 Boost Mobile
A subsidiary of Sprint Nextel Corporation, this company was founded in 2000. It has been part of the Sprint Nextel Corporation since 2006. Prepaid services are the specialty of this brand, which offers several wireless broadband plans.
Services: Prepaid services, Mobile broadband
Offering cable television and telephone services in addition to Internet, this company has its presence in 25 states across the US. It was founded in 1993, and it has just over 5 million subscribers. The company’s recent acquisition was Bresnan Communications in 2013.
Services: TV, Internet, Phone
Founded in 1999, this company currently has more than 7 million subscribers accessing its wireless services. The company is a subsidiary of the Leap Wireless. Since 2012, the company has been offering 4G LTE capable high-end smartphones in certain markets.
Services: Cellular Networks, 4G LTE, Broadband
Started in 1994, this company offers wireless services to its customers on a prepaid basis. The company is a subsidiary of the Mexican corporation, América Móvil. It offers its products under several brands like SafeLink Wireless and Straight Talk.
Services: Cellular Network
A subsidiary of the CC Media Holdings, this company was founded in 1972. Radio broadcasting and billboard advertising are the key products of this company, which are available through two subsidiaries – Clear Channel Broadcasting and Outdoor Holdings.
20 US Cellular
Founded in 1983, this brand operates in 26 states across the country. It has just under 6 million customers availing its wireless data and voice services. This company is part of the Telephone and Data Systems Corporation.
Services: Cellular, 4G LTE
21 Cable One
This company is a division of the Washington Post Company, and it was founded in 1986. Cable television, digital cable, and broadband Internet are some of the products of this company. It has its presence in 19 states across the country.
Services: Phone, Cable, Internet
Owned by ABRY Partners, this company was started in 1993. It has more than 100 cable franchises throughout the United States, while the company claimed to have just under 400,000 customers in 2006. Telephone, cable television, and Internet are the services offered by this company.
Services: Phone, Internet, TV
This company primarily offers satellite Internet services, and it was founded in 1986. There are more than 400,000 subscribers – personal and commercial users – availing the services of this company. It has its presence throughout the United States.
Services: Satellite Internet
Born in 2006 out of a merger between Alltel and Valor Communications Group, this company offers voice and data network services primarily to business customers. Satellite service is also provided to customers through the partnership with Dish Network.
Services: Broadband, TV, Phone
Formed in 1995, this company has presence in 22 states across the country. Cable television, phone, and high-speed Internet are the products of this company. Mediacom LLC and Mediacom Broadband LLC are the two subsidiaries of this company.
Services: High speed internet, Phone, Cable TV
Founded in 1946, this private telecommunications company offers cable television, Internet, and telephone as its services primarily in the northeastern region of the United States. This company employs more than 2000 people across the country.
Services: Television, Telephone, Internet
Founded in 2002, this company has been existing in its current form since 2006. It is part of the Cequel Communications. Digital cable, digital phone, security, and high speed Internet are some of its products. It is a privately held company.
Services: Cable TV, Home Phone, Broadband
Operating since 1994, this telecommunications company is based in California. Voice and data services, web hosting, data centers, and bundled television are some of the products of this company.
Services: ISP, TV, Phone, Hosting, Broadband
Specializing in wireless voice and data services, this company was established in 1988. The company has just under 1 million customers availing its cellular services, which support 4G networks. The company’s 4G network was launched in 2012.
Services: Cellular, 4G
This is a brand of the Hughes Network Systems. It offers both one-way and two-way satellite Internet services. The company has a maximum downstream rate of 2Mbit/s. Aside from the United States, this brand also offers services in Europe as well.
Services: Satellite Internet, DSL