Most Internet Service Providers (ISP’s) offer a variety of plans, so with some providers—depending upon what you pay—you may get a plan that delivers anything from 10 megabits per second (Mbps) all the way to 500Mbps or more. But those are theoretical maximum speeds, and the actual speed you get depends on a lot of factors, including the kind of broadband and the ISP’s overall performance.
Finding the best internet provider in your area is all about figuring out your needs and matching them with the pool of available services. And that doesn’t always mean shooting for the fastest, most expensive plan you can get—if all you truly do is check email and watch a bit of YouTube, you can get by just fine with moderate speeds on plans that don’t break your budget.
Broadband – Comcast, Spectrum, Charter, etc
Cellular Internet – FOR2FI, Sierra Wireless, Verizon, AT&T, etc
Fiber – Comcast, AT&T, etc
Satellite – Viasat, Hughsnet, Statlink (Beta)