TV and Internet Providers in Washington, DC
TV Providers in Washington, DC
|Provider||Service Type||Channel Count||Customer Rating
(out of 5)
|Features||Prices Starting At*|
|DISH||Satellite||290+||3.8||Enjoy a 2-year price guarantee.||$64.99/mo.||View Plans|
|DIRECTV||Satellite||330+||3.7||See out-of-market games on NFL SUNDAY TICKET.||$74.99/mo.||View Plans|
|Astound Broadband powered by RCN||Cable||285+||3.9||Sync recorded shows to your mobile devices.||$83.80/mo.||View Plans|
Internet Providers in Washington, DC
|Provider||Service Type||Max Download Speeds up to||Customer Rating
(out of 5)
|Features||Prices Starting At*||Area Availability*|
|Xfinity||Cable||1,000 Mbps||3.5||Access millions of Wi-Fi hotspots throughout the US.||$19.99/mo.||100%||View Plans|
|Verizon||Fiber||940 Mbps||N/A||Fios Internet provides 99.9% network reliability.‡||$39.99/mo.||100%||View Plans|
|HughesNet||Satellite||25 Mbps||3.9||Cheapest residential satellite in the US||$64.99/mo.||100%||View Plans|
|Astound Broadband powered by RCN||Cable||1,000 Mbps||3.9||Get the help you need with 24/7 customer support.||$19.99/mo.||100%||View Plans|
|Viasat||Satellite||100 Mbps||3.9||Quick, simple installation.||$84.99/mo.||100%||View Plans|
|Ultra||Cable||182 Mbps||Wide availability in rural areas||$54.99/mo.||100%||View Plans|
*Pricing subject to change. Not all offers available in all areas.
Offers and availability may vary by location and are subject to change. ‡ w/ Auto Pay + taxes & equip. Charges. § For 24 mos. New customers only. All offers require 2-year commitment with early termination fee and eAutopay. Price includes Hopper Duo for qualifying customers.
TV and internet in Washington, DC
The capital city of the United States isn’t lacking for political discourse—or cable and internet providers. Washington, DC, is home to several major telecom companies, as well as a handful of independents. Securing a connection in DC is easier than passing legislation, for sure.
The Big Three of TV providers—Xfinity, DIRECTV, and DISH—cover the majority of Washington, DC, via cable and satellite. Verizon Fios (fiber-optic TV) and Astound (cable) each have a slightly smaller area footprint, but they still offer competitive TV service.
Xfinity and Verizon also come out on top for DC internet coverage and speed, but, while all of Xfinity’s internet connections are cable, not all of Verizon’s are fiber. In some parts of Washington, DC, Verizon offers only DSL internet service, so be sure to ask if you’re getting fiber or DSL.
FYI: Fiber and cable are the fastest internet connections available, followed by DSL (which uses telephone lines) and satellite (which uses a dish that can’t be shared with satellite TV). Like Xfinity, Astound, and Atlantic Broadband are cable-delivered internet, while Viasat is satellite-delivered internet.
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