Best Reno Internet Service Providers
There are a total of 4 companies providing internet service to a significant portion of Reno, Nevada and meet the minimum accepted broadband definition of 25 Mbps download speed. Our proprietary ranking calculation takes into account different aspects of useable download speed, upload speed and coverage area. For example, an increase of 100 Mbps download speed from 200 Mbps to 300 Mbps is much more significant for users than an increase from 1000 Mbps to 1100Mpbs. Also, for nearly all users download speed is much more important than upload speed. Our ranked ordering of internet service providers in Reno:
|Rank||Provider||Tech||Max Download Speed||Max Upload Speed||Availability|
|1||Spectrum||Cable, Fiber||1000 Mbps||1000 Mbps||99.7%|
|2||AT&T||DSL, Fiber||1000 Mbps||1000 Mbps||77.9%|
|3||ViaSat||Satellite||100 Mbps||3 Mbps||100%|
|4||HughesNet||Satellite||25 Mbps||3 Mbps||100%|
Reno NV 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.
Broadband Internet Speeds
For most users, the average download speed of their internet service is more important than their upload speed. However, upload speed plays at least some role for all users.
Average upload speeds in Reno of 8.88 Mbps are faster than the Washoe County upload speeds and faster than the statewide average for Nevada.
Reno Internet Access Facts
The average internet download speed in Washoe County is 21.23 Mbps based upon 1239008 samples taken in the past year
The average upload speed in Reno is 8.88 Mbps. This is 48.7% faster than the average in Nevada and 23.4% slower than the national average of 11.56 Mbps
The average download speed in Reno is 34.4% faster than the Washoe County average and 11.9% slower than the national average of 32.4 Mbps
The average upload speed in Reno is 8.88 Mbps. This is 18.1% faster than the Washoe County average and 23.4% slower than the national average of 11.56 Mbps
Cable internet is available to 95.9% of Washoe County residents
Fiber optic internet is available to 22.0% of Washoe County residents
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 Reno 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 Spectrum as the top provider for Reno, Nevada.
Who has the fastest internet service in Reno?
Spectrum and AT&T with a download speed of 1000 Mbps provide the fastest internet service in Reno.
What locations were used in calculating broadband internet coverage for Reno, Nevada?
The following zip codes were used: 89433, 89439, 89501, 89502, 89503, 89504, 89505, 89506, 89507, 89508, 89509, 89511, 89512, 89513, 89515, 89519, 89520, 89521, 89523, 89533, 89555, 89557, 89570, 89595 and 89599
What internet download speed do I need?
Consider the following general rules of thumb when determining the download speed you need for your new Reno internet service.
|25+ Mbps||1-2 devices||Web browsing|
HD video streaming
|100+ Mbps||3-5 devices||Video conferencing|
4K video streaming
|1000+ Mbps||6+ devices||Multiple video or 4K streams|
Zero latency gaming
How do the internet speeds in Reno compare to other cities in Nevada?
Is there fiber internet service near me?
Yes, there are fiber internet providers in Reno - Spectrum and AT&T.
What is DSL internet service?
DSL provides internet service via phone lines but at speeds typically 100x or more than old fashioned dial-up service over those same phone lines. Download speeds are typically slower than cable, but DSL is more likely to be available in a remote location than cable.
Which internet service provider offers the most coverage in Reno, Nevada?
Spectrum provides broadband internet service to 99.7% of Reno.
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.
Reno 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.
- 125+ channels
- Flexible packages
- 85,000 OnDemand titles
- All plans feature sports, breaking news, movies plus Spectrum Originals
- 290+ channels
- Satellite coverage virtually anywhere
- 4 video package tiers
- Access to apps, Google assistant and 2000 hour smart DVR
- 85+ channels
- Unlimited cloud DVR
- Local network coverage
- Sports plus, Spanish plus and premium movie add-ons
- 140+ channels
- Unlimited cloud DVR
- Local network and sports coverage
- Unlimited streams in-home. TV to go with the DIRECTV app