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Overview of internet satisfaction and availability in Delaware

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

$72,188 average income per household

43 average age per household

55% of population employed


5% higher than national average

Ranked 8th nationally


2% higher than national average

Ranked 22nd nationally


13% higher than national average

Ranked 37th nationally


10% higher than national average

Ranked 5th nationally

Average download speed
174.7 Mbps

30.51% higher than national average
Ranks 3rd nationally

Average upload speed
58.2 Mbps

13.07% lower than national average
Ranks 25th nationally
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Fastest internet providers in Delaware

Provider Avg download speed Avg upload speed Availability Order online
XFINITY 192.36 Mbps 23.69 Mbps 95.8% View Plans for Xfinity
Verizon Home Internet 187.11 Mbps 122.97 Mbps 98.68%
Breezeline 170.94 Mbps 25.82 Mbps 70.14% View Plans for Breezeline
Xtream Powered by Mediacom 120.7 Mbps 28.02 Mbps 88.27% View Plans for Xtream Powered by Mediacom
ALTIUS Communications LLC 40.94 Mbps 23.9 Mbps 75.92% View Plans for ALTIUS Communications LLC
91% of people in Delaware have access to 100Mbps or faster broadband, ranking 36th nationally.

Internet by tech type

Internet tech type Avg download speed % of people with access % availability Learn more
5G Home 269.7 Mbps 90.23% 99.45% See all providers
Cable 1049.04 Mbps 89.54% 95.92% See all providers
DSL 22.87 Mbps 75.38% 99.03% See all providers
Fiber 2075.4 Mbps 75.13% 98.18% See all providers
Fixed Wireless 103.39 Mbps 34.67% 65.5% See all providers
LTE Home 99 Mbps 16.27% 99% See all providers
Satellite 97.43 Mbps 90.25% 100% See all providers

Best cities for internet in Delaware

Cities in Delaware with the fastest internet

City Avg download speed Avg upload speed Fiber availability Fastest provider
Milton 217.27 Mbps 38.78 Mbps 72% XFINITY
Claymont 208 Mbps 164.02 Mbps 100% Verizon Home Internet
Bear 197.31 Mbps 93.63 Mbps 76% XFINITY
Townsend 194.82 Mbps 18.44 Mbps 100% Breezeline
Newark 194.65 Mbps 82.58 Mbps 67% Verizon Home Internet
Dover 191.21 Mbps 49.81 Mbps 100% Verizon Home Internet
Middletown 185.89 Mbps 91.44 Mbps 100% XFINITY
Lewes 180.56 Mbps 32.05 Mbps 71% Verizon Home Internet

Milton 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. Claymont 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 143,641 100% 96% 100%
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

149.93 Mbps
avg. download speed

59 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

194.65 Mbps
avg. download speed

82.58 Mbps
avg. upload speed

99.82% have access to high speed internet

95.51% have access to fiber internet

99.82% have access to 3 or more providers

Fastest ISP


Population: 74,649

Median income: $60,014

191.21 Mbps
avg. download speed

49.81 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.

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