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Overview of internet satisfaction and availability in Delaware

Delaware has excellent broadband coverage, with approximately 97% of homes having access to speeds of 250Mbps and above. The state’s ISP roster is nothing to sneeze at either, packed with top-rated customer favorites.

The aforementioned Xfinity and Verizon are the primary internet providers in Delaware, both of which get excellent ratings in our annual customer satisfaction survey. Xfinity’s cable internet is the most widely available throughout the state, except for a southeastern coverage gap that includes Millsboro and Long Neck. But, customers in those areas can still get cable internet through Mediacom.

Verizon provides most of Delaware’s fiber internet connections. Verizon is available in the Wilmington area and the northern part of the state. Coverage thins out south of Dover, but there are still pockets of fiber coverage in the Long Neck, Hollyville, and Bridgeville areas. Other areas may also have fiber internet via regional ISPs.

Delawareans can get 5G fixed-wireless internet through T-Mobile (rated highest overall in our customer satisfaction survey) and Verizon (rated highest for reliability). Satellite internet is available from Hughesnet, Viasat, and Starlink.

Internet providers received an average satisfaction rating of 3.8 out of 5 stars from customers in Delaware.

That ranks Delaware 14th nationwide for internet customer satisfaction.

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Internet customer satisfaction in Delaware

 3.8/5 average customer satisfaction rating
 14th national ranking for customer satisfaction

$80.66 average price per payment for internet, per household

98.4% of the time, advertised speeds meet household needs

3.7/5 average customer service rating of internet services

3.8/5 average reliability rating of services state-wide

998,619 people

2.51 average people per household

$69,232 average income per household

43 average age per household

54% of population employed


4% higher than national average

Ranked 12th nationally


7% higher than national average

Ranked 22nd nationally


14% higher than national average

Ranked 22nd nationally


9% higher than national average

Ranked 7th nationally

Average download speed
180.7 Mbps

31.96% higher than national average
Ranks 3rd nationally

Average upload speed
59.1 Mbps

0.67% higher than national average
Ranks 26th nationally
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Fastest internet providers in Delaware

Provider Avg download speed Avg upload speed Availability Order online
Breezeline 219.66 Mbps 29 Mbps 49.26% View Plans for Breezeline
Verizon Home Internet 198.44 Mbps 123.83 Mbps 98.68%
XFINITY 193.18 Mbps 24.21 Mbps 95.78% View Plans for Xfinity
Xtream Powered by Mediacom 126.67 Mbps 29.49 Mbps 88.27% View Plans for Xtream Powered by Mediacom
ALTIUS Communications LLC 57.08 Mbps 35.24 Mbps 75.92% View Plans for ALTIUS Communications LLC
99% of people in Delaware have access to 100Mbps or faster broadband, ranking 21st nationally.

Internet by tech type

Internet tech type Avg download speed % of people with access % availability Learn more
5G Home 280.13 Mbps 99.12% 94.14% See all providers for 5G Home
Cable 1054.84 Mbps 98.26% 97.19% See all providers for Cable
DSL 19.09 Mbps 82.57% 99.5% See all providers for DSL
Fiber 2048 Mbps 81.94% 99.11% See all providers for Fiber
Fixed Wireless 100 Mbps 39.69% 66.21% See all providers for Fixed Wireless
Satellite 98.32 Mbps 99.12% 100% See all providers for Satellite

Best cities for internet in Delaware

Cities in Delaware with the fastest internet

City Avg download speed Avg upload speed Fiber availability Fastest provider
Claymont 241.95 Mbps 176.86 Mbps 100% Verizon Home Internet
Newark 209.39 Mbps 81.64 Mbps 79% Xtream Powered by Mediacom
Bear 204.61 Mbps 101.41 Mbps 87% Verizon Home Internet
Dover 195.82 Mbps 53.1 Mbps 100% Verizon Home Internet
Hockessin 194.59 Mbps 108.43 Mbps 90% Verizon Home Internet
Middletown 194.1 Mbps 80.83 Mbps 100% Breezeline
Milton 190.43 Mbps 44.53 Mbps 83% XFINITY
Lewes 179.91 Mbps 29.16 Mbps 83% Verizon Home Internet

Claymont is the best city in Delaware for internet, shooting to the top of the list thanks to a combination of record-setting average download speeds, wide fiber-optic internet availability, and the presence of a reliable and well-rated internet provider. Newark and Bear also earn top rankings, according to our data.

The most connected cities in Delaware

City Population Percent with access to high speed internet Percent with access to fiber internet Percent with access to 3+ providers
Wilmington 217,761 100% 100% 100%
Newark 143,641 99% 95% 99%
Dover 74,649 100% 100% 100%
Hockessin 15,821 100% 100% 100%
Bear 40,173 100% 100% 100%
Pike Creek 8,221 100% 100% 100%
Camden 3,542 100% 100% 100%

Wilmington is the most internet-connected city in Delaware. Wilmington makes it to the top of the list due to the high number of its residents who have access not only to high-speed internet, but also to fiber internet specifically. A large number of Wilmington's residents also have access to three or more internet providers—an uncommon number of options compared to the rest of the state. Newark and Dover also make it to the top of our list.

Top cities in Delaware


Population: 217,761

Median income: $75,723

152.28 Mbps
avg. download speed

60.09 Mbps
avg. upload speed

100% have access to high speed internet

100% have access to fiber internet

100% have access to 3 or more providers

Fastest ISP


Population: 143,641

Median income: $80,660

209.39 Mbps
avg. download speed

81.64 Mbps
avg. upload speed

99.03% have access to high speed internet

94.71% have access to fiber internet

99.03% have access to 3 or more providers

Fastest ISP
Xtream Powered by Mediacom


Population: 74,649

Median income: $60,014

195.82 Mbps
avg. download speed

53.1 Mbps
avg. upload speed

100% have access to high speed internet

100% have access to fiber internet

100% have access to 3 or more providers

Fastest ISP

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Methodology relies on proprietary and exclusive data to analyze the customer and provider trends presented on this page. We analyze millions of results from our speed test tool to determine average statewide speeds, fastest speeds, and availability. Our annual customer satisfaction survey provides us with data for developing the satisfaction rating. We also draw from data provided to us directly by internet providers to determine available tech types and average speeds.

Delaware FAQs

Which is the best internet provider in Delaware?

The highest-rated provider in Delaware is T-Mobile, according to our latest customer survey. T-Mobile’s low rates, completely wireless setup, and decent speeds form the best all-around package.

If you need extreme speeds, Verizon Fios and Xfinity are the best options. Of the two, Verizon’s fiber internet will provide faster speeds, but Xfinity is more widely available.

Which is the fastest internet provider in Delaware?

Verizon is the fastest major ISP in Delaware, with speeds up to 2,300Mbps. Xfinity’s cable internet also delivers gigabit speeds throughout much of the state.

What is the cheapest Wi-Fi in Delaware?

Xfinity has the cheapest internet service in Delaware, with plans starting at $25 per month.

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