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Indianapolis residents have several options when it comes to internet service. The FCC found that most Indy homeowners and renters can choose from at least three different internet providers, regardless of the area. The top three internet providers in Indianapolis we determined are AT&T, Spectrum, and Xfinity. They each have different terms and conditions, prices, and contract lengths.
If you're new to the area, having to choose from the internet options available may be overwhelming. We're breaking it down for you to save you time. Read on for our review to see how the best Indianapolis internet providers compare.
|Defining trait||Fastest speeds||Best for no commitments||Best home bundles|
|Connection type||DSL & fiber||Broadband cable||Broadband cable|
|Download speeds (Mbps)||100 Mbps|
|200 Mbps||25 Mbps|
100 – 200 Mbps
|Prices starting at||$40 per month||$49.99 per month||$20 per month|
|Contract length||12 months for internet, 24 months for the TV portion of the bundle||None||12 months|
|Data cap||1 TB or unlimited for 1000 Mbps plan||None||1 TB|
All information accurate as of 02/24/2020.
If you and your family stream music, movies, or like to play online games, fast speeds are essential. AT&T has the highest-speed internet service in Indianapolis, so everyone at home can access the internet without lag time.
If you're not sure how long you plan on staying in Indianapolis, you'll need an internet provider offering no contracts. Spectrum is the best choice for Indy residents who prefer no long-term commitments.
Xfinity by Comcast is the Indianapolis internet service provider accessible to most residents. The company's xFi expands your home WiFi network so all devices can access the network without compromising speed. This provider also has the largest number of speeds available, so you can select the best plan without paying for more than you need.
We analyzed internet providers in Indianapolis to bring you the best. Some of the essential features we considered were:
Depending on the Indianapolis, IN neighborhood you live in, you may have access to internet speeds as fast as 1000 Mbps.
According to Xfinity, 25 Mbps is enough for one to two devices, 100 to 200 Mbps is enough for eight devices at a time, 300 Mbps for up to 11 devices, 600 Mbps for 12 or more devices and 1000 Mbps for unlimited devices, all without affecting speeds. Besides speed, you should also be mindful of how much data you will be downloading or streaming. Many plans cap the amount of data you can use.
The larger the movie or music files you stream, or the more photos or videos you may upload or download, the more data is required. Many internet providers will limit your monthly data by slowing down your speeds, turning off your web surfing ability for the month, or charging you additional usage fees. It's important to know how your internet provider approaches data caps to save yourself from the surprise of a high internet bill due to data overage charges.