Salt Lake City, Utah Broadband Internet Service
Broadband is defined as internet service with a minimum download speed of 25 Mbps. There are 8 choices for service in Salt Lake City, UT that meet this minimum speed threshold. Of course, many households will find this minimum speed is not sufficient for their needs, especially if they often have multiple downloads occurring simultaneously.
We aim to help you find the best choice when shopping for high speed internet service in Salt Lake City by using our ranking algorithm that takes into consideration the upload speed, download speed, coverage area and overall value. A summary of our results is as follows:
|Rank||Provider||Tech||Max Download Speed||Max Upload Speed||Availability|
|1||Xfinity||Cable||987 Mbps||35 Mbps||98.6%|
|2||CenturyLink||DSL, Fiber||940 Mbps||940 Mbps||83.4%|
|3||Alphabet||Fiber||1000 Mbps||1000 Mbps||51.3%|
|4||Veracity Networks||DSL, Fiber||10000 Mbps||10000 Mbps||25.3%|
|5||SUMOFIBER||Fiber||1000 Mbps||1000 Mbps||15.0%|
|6||Rise Broadband||wireless||25 Mbps||5 Mbps||73.2%|
|7||ViaSat||Satellite||100 Mbps||3 Mbps||100%|
|8||HughesNet||Satellite||25 Mbps||3 Mbps||100%|
Salt Lake City UT 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
Curious how fast the average internet speeds in Salt Lake City are compared to Salt Lake County? Also, curious how the speeds compare to Utah overall?
Average download speeds in Salt Lake City of 40.98 Mbps are faster than the Salt Lake County average download speeds and faster than the statewide average for Utah.
Salt Lake City Internet Access Facts
Fiber optic internet is available to 62.7% of Salt Lake County residents
The average internet download speed in Salt Lake County is 31.51 Mbps based upon 4558656 samples taken in the past year
The average download speed in Salt Lake City is 15.7% faster than the average in Utah and 26.5% faster than the national average of 32.4 Mbps
The average upload speed in Salt Lake City is 11.82 Mbps. This is 10.5% faster than the Salt Lake County average and 1.9% faster than the national average of 11.56 Mbps
Cable internet is available to 98.4% of the Salt Lake City population
There are 8 residential internet providers in Salt Lake City, UT providing service to at least 15% of the city
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 Salt Lake City 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 Salt Lake City, Utah.
Who has the fastest internet service in Salt Lake City?
Veracity Networks with a download speed of 10000 Mbps provides the fastest internet service in Salt Lake City.
What locations were used in calculating broadband internet coverage for Salt Lake City, Utah?
The following zip codes were used: 84044, 84101, 84102, 84103, 84104, 84105, 84106, 84108, 84109, 84110, 84111, 84112, 84113, 84114, 84115, 84116, 84119, 84120, 84122, 84128, 84132, 84133, 84134, 84136, 84138, 84139, 84143, 84144, 84145, 84147, 84148, 84150, 84151, 84152, 84158, 84180 and 84189
What is fiber internet service?
Fiber internet service transmits data by sending pulses of light over thin glass fiber optic cable. In most cases fiber internet service download speeds will be faster than cable or DSL, however, fiber service is limited with less than half of Americans living in an area with fiber coverage.
What internet download speed do I need?
Consider the following general rules of thumb when determining the download speed you need for your new Salt Lake City 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 Salt Lake City compare to other cities in Utah?
Is there fiber internet service near me?
Yes, there are fiber internet providers in Salt Lake City - CenturyLink, Alphabet, Veracity Networks and SUMOFIBER.
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 Salt Lake City, Utah?
Xfinity provides broadband internet service to 98.6% of Salt Lake City.
Salt Lake City 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.
- 260+ channels
- Award winning voice remote
- Customize your plan
- Watch TV, DVR and OnDemand anywhere with the Xfinity Stream app
- 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