Denver, CO High Speed Internet Service

Denver, CO has a total of 7 options for high speed internet providers that meet the minimum broadband download speed of 25 Mbps. It can be understandably confusing when trying to determine which of these broadband providers to choose. Hopefully we can eliminate some of the guesswork for you by applying our ranking algorithm to those 7 internet service options in Denver. The calculation we perform considers the download connection speed, upload connection speed, population covered and overall value provided by each company. Based upon that calculation, our top choice for Denver is Xfinity. A summary of all the results:

Rank Provider Tech Max Download Speed Max Upload Speed Availability
1XfinityCable, Fiber2000 Mbps2000 Mbps97.3%
2CenturyLinkDSL, Fiber940 Mbps940 Mbps94.0%
3Aerux Boardbandwireless100 Mbps100 Mbps99.9%
4StarryFiber, wireless200 Mbps200 Mbps53.0%
5ViaSatSatellite100 Mbps3 Mbps100%
6HughesNetSatellite25 Mbps3 Mbps100%
7Windfield Enterpriseswireless50 Mbps15 Mbps35.7%
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Denver CO Internet Access Options

Studies have shown that the competition from having two or more broadband internet providers in a community leads to lower prices and better overall service.
The chart below graphs the segment of the population which has a choice of internet providers at four different ranges of download speeds.

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Broadband Internet Speeds

How does the average download speed for broadband internet in Denver compare to Denver County? The average speed in Denver is 31.87 Mbps which is faster than Denver County overall.
On a statewide basis this download speed is faster than the Colorado average of 27.69 Mbps.

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Denver Internet Access Facts

  • The average internet download speed in Denver is 31.87 Mbps based upon 7686320 measurements taken in the last 12 months

  • Cable internet is available to 97.0% of Denver County residents

  • Cable internet is available to 97.0% of the Denver population

  • Fiber optic internet is available to 78.7% of Denver County residents

  • DSL internet is available to 99.7% of Denver residents

  • There are 7 residential internet providers in Denver, CO providing service to at least 15% of the city

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Internet Access Technologies

DSL, Cable, Fiber and Fixed Wireless are four common types of technology used to provide internet access. The following chart shows the percentage of Denver residents who have access to each of these technology types.


Internet Service FAQs

Who has the best internet service near me?

Our proprietary algorithm that takes into consideration download speed, upload speed, availability and overall value ranks Xfinity as the top provider for Denver, Colorado.

How do the internet speeds in Denver compare to other cities in Colorado?

Click through to see how the Denver broadband speeds compare to these other cities throughout the state: Aristocrat Ranchettes, Englewood, Idaho Springs, Meeker, Monument, Mountain Village, New Castle

How many broadband service providers are there near me?

Currently there are 7 companies that provide internet service to at least 15% of Denver, CO residents.

What is cable internet service?

Cable internet service streams data through the same coaxial cables used for cable television. In nearly all instances cable internet will be faster than DSL. Cable internet is available to nearly 90% of Americans but does not have as much coverage in remote areas as DSL.

What is Mbps?

Mbps is an abbreviation for Megabits Per Second and represents the rate of data transmission. A larger value for download Mbps or upload Mbps means a file will take less time to be sent than it will with an internet connection with a lower Mbps.

What download speed do I need to stream movies?

For HD movies and shows Amazon Prime Video, Netflix, Disney+ and Hulu all recommend a minimum of 5 Mbps. Streaming 4K/UHD content requires a minimum of 25 Mbps for Amazon Prime Video, Netflix, Disney+ and Hulu.

What locations were used in calculating broadband internet coverage for Denver, Colorado?

The following zip codes were used: 80014, 80110, 80123, 80137, 80201, 80202, 80203, 80204, 80205, 80206, 80207, 80208, 80209, 80210, 80211, 80212, 80214, 80215, 80216, 80217, 80218, 80219, 80220, 80221, 80222, 80223, 80224, 80225, 80226, 80227, 80228, 80229, 80230, 80231, 80232, 80233, 80234, 80235, 80236, 80237, 80238, 80239, 80241, 80243, 80244, 80246, 80247, 80248, 80249, 80250, 80251, 80252, 80256, 80257, 80259, 80260, 80261, 80262, 80263, 80264, 80265, 80266, 80271, 80273, 80274, 80279, 80280, 80281, 80290, 80291, 80293, 80294, 80295 and 80299

Who has the fastest internet service in Denver?

Xfinity with a download speed of 2000 Mbps provides the fastest internet service in Denver.




Denver Cable TV, Satellite TV and Streaming Services

Our ranking of internet service plans can make choosing a new provider fairly easy. Selecting a TV provider is more difficult as additional variables are involved. If you are a heavy TV viewer and/or watch in multiple rooms at the same time, a traditional cable TV package or satellite TV provider may be the best option for you. However, if you live in a rental property or a heavily wooded area, satellite TV may not be a viable option. Streaming TV packages can be a good option for many, especially if your internet plan does not have a data limit. Read through the pros and cons of the various TV packages available to you and chose the best match to your viewing needs.


Xfinity

  • 260+ channels
  • Award winning voice remote
  • Customize your plan
  • Watch TV, DVR and OnDemand anywhere with the Xfinity Stream app
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DISH

  • 290+ channels
  • Satellite coverage virtually anywhere
  • 4 video package tiers
  • Access to apps, Google assistant and 2000 hour smart DVR
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Hulu Live TV

  • 75+ channels
  • Access to premium Hulu originals
  • Includes Disney+ and ESPN+
  • 2 simultaneous streams supported on a broad array of devices
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YouTube TV

  • 85+ channels
  • Unlimited cloud DVR
  • Local network coverage
  • Sports plus, Spanish plus and premium movie add-ons
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DIRECTV stream

  • 140+ channels
  • Unlimited cloud DVR
  • Local network and sports coverage
  • Unlimited streams in-home. TV to go with the DIRECTV app
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fuboTV

  • 180+ channels
  • 1000 hours of cloud DVR
  • Local network coverage
  • Extensive sports coverage plus sports add-on packages
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