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TV and Internet Providers in Washington, DC

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Internet providers in Washington, District of Columbia

1

T-Mobile Home Internet

71% available in 20001
Customer Rating
Speeds up to 245 Mbps
  • Order online and get a $200 prepaid Mastercard when you switch to T-Mobile Home Internet. Thru 6/30
  • 15-day free trial to see how well T-Mobile 5G operates in your home.
  • No contract required!
Price starting from $50.00 /mo.
2

Earthlink Internet

100% available in 20001
Customer Rating
Speeds up to 1000 Mbps
  • Download as much as you want with unlimited data.
  • Enjoy free virus and spam protection.
  • Pay less to rent your modem/router.
Price starting from $49.95 /mo.
3

Xfinity Internet from Comcast

98% available in 20001
Customer Rating
Speeds up to 1200 Mbps
  • Access millions of Wi-Fi hotspots throughout the US.
  • Optimize your home network with xFi.
Price starting from $24.99 /mo.
4

Verizon

100% available in 20001
Customer Rating
Speeds up to 300 Mbps
  • Fios Internet provides 99.9% network reliability.
  • Fast upload and download speeds.
  • Order online and get your standard setup charge waived — a $99 value.
Price starting from $39.99 /mo.
5

Starry Internet

56% available in 20001
Customer Rating
Speeds up to 1000 Mbps
  • Get 1 month free and a $25 gift card with code "TRYSTARRY"
  • Unlimited home internet with no data caps.
  • 30-Day Happy Interneting Guarantee. If you don’t love us, we’ll give you your money back.
Price starting from $50.00 /mo.
6

Astound Broadband Internet

68% available in 20001
Customer Rating
Speeds up to 1200 Mbps
  • Get the help you need with 24/7 customer support.
  • Protect your network with McAfee® Security Suite.
  • Enjoy speeds fast enough for home networking.
Price starting from $19.99 /mo.
7

Hughesnet *

99% available in 20001
Customer Rating
Speeds up to 100 Mbps
  • Cheapest residential satellite in the US
  • Order now and receive a $100 Prepaid Card. Valid thru 5/29/24
  • Transparent contracts
Price starting from $64.99 /mo.
8

Viasat Satellite Internet *

100% available in 20001
Customer Rating
Speeds up to 150 Mbps
  • Quick, simple installation.
  • Get affordable high-speed satellite internet for harder-to-reach areas, including rural and remote locations.
Price starting from $84.99 /mo.

Internet providers in Washington, District of Columbia

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Provider Prices
starting at*
Max download
speeds up to
Features Area
availability*
T-Mobile Home Internet $50.00/mo. 245 Mbps Order online and get a $200 prepaid Mastercard when you switch to T-Mobile Home Internet. Thru 6/30 71% View Plans for T-Mobile Home Internet
Earthlink. $49.95/mo. 1000 Mbps Download as much as you want with unlimited data. 100% View Plans for Earthlink.
Xfinity $24.99/mo. 1200 Mbps Access millions of Wi-Fi hotspots throughout the US. 98% View Plans for Xfinity
Verizon $39.99/mo. 300 Mbps Fios Internet provides 99.9% network reliability. 100% View Plans for Verizon
Starry Internet $50.00/mo. 1000 Mbps Get 1 month free and a $25 gift card with code "TRYSTARRY" 56% View Plans for Starry Internet
Astound Broadband $19.99/mo. 1200 Mbps Get the help you need with 24/7 customer support. 68% View Plans for Astound Broadband
Hughesnet $64.99/mo. 100 Mbps Cheapest residential satellite in the US 99% View Plans for Hughesnet
Viasat $84.99/mo. 150 Mbps Quick, simple installation. 100% View Plans for Viasat

TV providers in Washington, District of Columbia

1

DISH TV

Customer Rating
290+ Channels
  • Enjoy a 3-year price guarantee.
  • Watch hundreds of HD channels.
  • Access the most powerful Home DVR, the Hopper 3.
Price starting from $79.99 /mo.
2

Verizon

Customer Rating
425+ Channels
  • Fios TV provides 99.9% network reliability.
  • Fios TV offers 100% digital quality on every channel.
  • Order online and get your standard setup charge waived — a $99 value.
Price starting from $70.00 /mo.
3

DIRECTV

Customer Rating
330+ Channels
  • Record 200+ hours on the Genie HD DVR.
  • Watch 1,000s of titles On Demand.
  • Save money by bundling with select AT&T wireless plans.
Price starting from $64.99 /mo.

TV providers in Washington, District of Columbia

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Provider Prices starting at* Channel count Features
DISH $79.99/mo. 290+ Enjoy a 3-year price guarantee. View Plans for DISH
Verizon $70.00/mo. 425+ Fios TV provides 99.9% network reliability. View Plans for Verizon
DIRECTV $64.99/mo. 330+ Record 200+ hours on the Genie HD DVR. View Plans for DIRECTV

TV and internet packages in Washington, District of Columbia

1

Verizon

Customer Rating
425+ Channels
Speeds up to 940 Mbps
  • Fios TV provides 99.9% network reliability.
  • The Fios network supports 4K Ultra HD video.
  • Order online and get your standard setup charge waived — a $99 value.
Price starting from $89.99 /mo.

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.

What are the best TV providers in Washington, DC?

What are the best internet providers in Washington, DC?

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.

Washington, District of Columbia FAQ

How can I watch TV without cable?

If you don’t want to pay for cable, you can watch TV the old-fashioned way with an antenna or through new-fangled streaming via the internet.

On-demand streaming (like Netflix or Amazon Prime Video) and livestreaming (like Sling TV or YouTube TV) require an internet connection of at least 5 Mbps, though we recommend 25 Mbps to get the best picture without buffering.

Is fiber internet available in Washington, DC?

In the Washington, DC area, the only residential fiber-optic internet provider is Verizon Fios Home Internet. Cable-based providers Xfinity and RCN can match Verizon’s fiber internet download rates but not its upload speeds. Fiber offers equal download and upload speeds; cable upload speed is typically a fraction of its download speed.

What is the best internet provider in Washington, DC?

In terms of internet speeds and availability, Xfinity, Verizon Fios, and RCN are the top three providers for the Washington, DC area. They’re close in pricing, and all offer bundles with TV and phone service (if you need those too).

We’d recommend Viasat only if absolutely nothing else is available. Satellite internet—which also includes Viasat’s lone competitor, HughesNet—is as expensive as it is slow and unreliable.

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