Data generated by HighSpeedInternet’s speed test tool has determined that Google Fiber – with an average download speed of 160.5 Mbps – is the fastest in the United States. Google Fiber’s maximum advertised speed is 2 Gbps and prices range between $70 and $100 per month.
Rounding out the top five in the assessment, which made use of 3.6 million speed tests – are Verizon (138.0 Mbps); MetroNet (135.2 Mbps); Cox (134.5 Mbps) and Xfinity (131.6 Mbps).
Xfinity has the widest nationwide availability. It has an average download speed of 131.6 Mbps with a maximum advertised speed of 2 Gbps. Monthly prices are from $24 to $299.95.
Verizon has the largest fiber network. The provider offers average download speeds of 138.0 Mbps, with maximum advertised speeds as fast as 940 Mbps. Monthly prices range from $24.99 to $299.95.
The HighSpeedInternet report also provided the fastest and best performers by connection type.
Not surprisingly, the report anointed fiber king. “Fiber-optic internet is the fastest type of internet. Across the US, fiber internet providers ranked highest in our speed comparisons,” the report reads “Cable internet also made a good showing among the fastest internet service providers in the US. Both fiber internet and cable internet offer speeds up to (and sometimes exceeding) 1,000 Mbps (1 Gbps).”