It was the year 1992 when dial-up modems were accessible almost everywhere. It should not be shocking for you when we say that around 1.9% of the internet users in the United States still use the same dial-up connection. It is by far true that you have multiple internet options that are much better than those ancient dial-up internet connections.

We often see ISPs competing to provide the fastest internet to their customers. However, most of them lack friendly and responsive customer support. This is why they cannot manage to retain a long-term client-customer relationship.

If you are looking for the best internet connection for residential use. Following are the top three best residential internet connections in our opinion. However, we would suggest you take into consideration the internet consumption at your place, check with the previous users, and talk to the ISP’s customer support if you have any concerns.

Anyway, let’s get to the list of best ISPs!

ISP Type Of Connection Download Speed (Mbps)  User  Rating Monthly Charges
Spectrum Internet Hybrid-Fiber Coax 100 Mbps – 940 Mbps 3.8 out of 5 $49.99 and Up
Verizon Internet Fiber 200 Mbps – 940 Mbps 4.1 out of 5 $39.99 and Up
Xfinity Internet Fiber, Cable 50 Mbps – 2,000 Mbps 4.3 out of 5 $45 and Up
AT&T Internet Fiber 0.8 Mbps – 940 Mbps 4.1 out of 5 $35 and Up
Cox Internet Fiber, Cable 25 Mbps – 940 Mbps 3.8 out of 5 $44.99 and Up
Viasat Internet Satellite 12 Mbps – 100 Mbps 3.6 out of 5 $39.99 and Up
CenturyLink Fiber, DSL 10 Mbps – 940 Mbps 3.7 out of 5 $49 and Up
RCN Internet Fiber, Cable 50 Mbps – 940 Mbps 3.8 out of 5 $29.99 and Up
HughesNet Internet Satellite 25 Mbps 3.7 out of 5 $59.99 and Up
Mediacom Cable 60 Mbps – 1000 Mbps 3.7 out of 5 $29.99 and Up
Suddenlink Internet Fiber, Cable 20 Mbps – 940 Mbps 3.2 out of 5 $20.00 and Up
Frontier Internet Fiber, DSL Up to 940 Mbps 3.7 out of 5 $34.99 and Up

If you find the list of ISPs overwhelming, we have picked the best three residential internet connections for you:

  • Xfinity

Xfinity can turn out to be the best ISP you can ever find in 2021. It offers six cable and two fiber plans with data caps of 1.2 TB. The packages are as low as $45 (i.e. cheapest cable internet plan). If you want to enjoy the fastest internet, you can consider its fiber internet package for around $299.

With this package, the user can enjoy a maximum downloading speed of up to 2 gigabits per second. Considering the internet speed, you can call Xfinity the best internet service provider in the market. However, it is not just the speed; Xfinity offers almost everything you expect from an ISP as a prepaid customer. Xfinity allows you to connect your cable TV, phone, security system, and more with the network.

  • Century Link

Offering two fiber and DSL internet plans, CenturyLink is at number two on our list. The lowest internet speed it offers is around 10 Mbps. However, you can enjoy a maximum speed of around 940 Mbps, which is more than enough for any kind of usage.

It costs you around $49 for its base plan and $65 for the fiber plan. Other plans include Price for Life that offers a lifetime rate guarantee (where the rates will remain the same forever).

  • Mediacom

With Mediacom, you can enjoy a maximum internet speed of 1000 Mbps with its four cable internet plans. It means there is no fiber internet at all. When it comes to pricing, you can purchase its base plan for around $19.99 and the fastest internet plan for around $79.99.

What becomes irritating is that these prices increase after a year. The new prices for the same packages become $29.99 and $139.99 in the second year. You also have the option of the Triple Play package. It allows you to use Cable TV and phone service with the internet.


In case you couldn’t find Mediacom or CenturyLink in your area. Xfinity covers almost 44 states – so we are certain that coverage won’t be an issue from our suggested ISPs.


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