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Best Internet Providers in Miami


AT&T Fiber – Best overall among internet providers in Miami

  • Prices: $55 – $180 per month
  • Speeds: 300 – 5,000Mbps
  • Unlimited data

Xfinity – Best cable internet among broadband providers in Miami

  • Prices: $20 – $300 per month
  • Speeds: 75 – 6,000Mbps
  • Data caps on some plans

Verizon 5G Home Internet – Best fixed wireless among internet providers in Miami

  • Prices: $50 – $70 per month
  • Speeds: 85 – 1,000Mbps
  • Unlimited data

Sun, surf, beaches, sports, nightlife and art. There are a million reasons to go out in Miami, but sometimes you’ll be kicking back at home, gaming or working remotely. You need a strong, reliable internet connection to maximize your indoor time.

The widest-reaching internet service providers in Miami are AT&T, Xfinity and Breezeline. Some apartment and condo buildings are signed up with specific providers, so you may not have much choice regarding the internet. AT&T Fiber is our pick for the best ISP in Miami, thanks to fast speeds and availability. Verizon and T-Mobile offer fixed wireless in the area as an alternative to fiber, cable or DSL.

That noted, our team considers speeds, pricing, customer service and overall value to recommend the best internet service in Miami in a variety of categories. Breezeline’s cable service is the cheapest internet option, offering a modest 100 megabits per second connection for $20 per month — though it increases to $80 after the first year, at which point there are faster alternatives available at a lower price. Hotwire Communications offers the fastest available internet speed in Miami, with a 10-gigabit fiber connection available at eligible residential locations.

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Best internet providers in the Magic City

Miami is like a patchwork quilt when it comes to ISPs. Your condo, apartment or house address might have a super-fast fiber option from AT&T or Hotwire Communications, or you might have cable from Xfinity or Breezeline. Maybe you’ve got a strong location (and a well-placed window) for fixed wireless from Google Fiber Webpass, T-Mobile or Verizon. If you’re moving into a new building, check if the HOA agreement includes the internet. What this means is that the best ISP for you is highly dependent on location and availability.

Note: The prices, speeds and features detailed in the article text may differ from those listed in the product detail cards, which represent providers’ national offerings. Your particular internet service options — including prices and speeds — depend on your address and may differ from those detailed here.

AT&T Fiber

Best overall among internet providers in Miami

Product details

Price range

$55 – $180 per month

Speed range

300 – 5,000Mbps




Unlimited data, no contracts, equipment included

AT&T Fiber’s super-fast speed options nudge it to the top of our recommendation list. Keep in mind AT&T also has a slower DSL service that may cover areas where fiber isn’t an option. Fiber offers zippy downloads and fast uploads, so it’s preferable to DSL for anyone who places a lot of demand on their internet connection. 

Availability: As with many ISPs in Miami, AT&T Fiber may be available in one building and yet not the one directly across the street. Coverage is spotty around the Overtown, Downtown and Park West neighborhoods, but the western stretch of the city has wider availability. 

Plans and pricing: AT&T Fiber offers multiple plans in Miami, starting at $55 for 300Mbps on up to a pricey $180 per month for the fastest 5,000Mbps speed tier. Your sweet spot may be somewhere in the middle, perhaps the $80-per-month level for 1,000Mbps. Those prices are after a $5-per-month autopay and paperless billing discount.

Service details: AT&T promises no annual contract, no data caps, no equipment fees and no price increase after the first year. Keep an eye out for special deals if you order online. AT&T may offer to cover your cancellation fee if you’re switching from another service, and may also offer a rewards card to sweeten the deal. An installation fee of $99 may apply, but a rewards card could help offset or cover that cost.

Read our AT&T home internet review.


Best cable internet among broadband providers in Miami

Product details

Price range

$20 – $300 per month

Speed range

75 – 6,000Mbps




Data caps on some plans, lots of plan options, solid customer satisfaction numbers

Much of Miami is covered by Comcast’s cable service, Xfinity. Xfinity’s wide variety of plans can be a little confusing to navigate, so take your time to compare details like speed, contracts and equipment costs, which can vary from plan to plan.

Availability: Xfinity availability may still shake out on a building-by-building basis. If it’s not offered at your address, check out cable competitor Breezeline, especially if you’re in Miami Beach. 

Plans and pricing: While Xfinity offers $20-per-month (with contract) plans in some areas of the US, its main budget deal for Miami is a $30-per-month plan for 75Mbps service (with no contract and pricing good for one year). For $35, you can pop up to the 200Mbps tier, so give that strong consideration. Equipment isn’t included. For those needing more speed, you can pull down 1,200Mbps for $80 monthly with a two-year contract. If you skip the contract, it will cost you $90 instead, with pricing good for a year. 

Service details: Most Xfinity plans risk jumping up in price after one or two years of service, so be prepared for future pricing negotiations once your honeymoon time runs out. Some plans include equipment, but the $30-per-month Xfinity Connect plan requires you to provide your own gear or rent for $15 per month. Heavy internet users may bump up against Xfinity’s 1.2TB data cap, so you might add an xFi Complete Gateway (for $10-$25 per month, depending on your plan) to get around that cap.

Read our Xfinity Internet review.

Verizon 5G Home Internet

Best fixed wireless among internet providers in Miami

Product details

Price range

$50 – $70 per month (50% off for eligible 5G mobile customers)

Speed range

85 – 1,000Mbps


Fixed wireless


Unlimited data, no contracts, free equipment, 50% discount for qualifying Verizon mobile customers

Verizon and T-Mobile run neck-and-neck in the 5G home internet supremacy race. As with most ISP options around Miami, location is a big deal. If Verizon is available at your address, you may want to take it for a test to see if you can get adequate internet speeds. Compare with T-Mobile Home Internet. One may provide a stronger connection at your place than the other.

Availability: Verizon’s map shows Miami blanketed by the company’s 5G Ultra Wideband with a few pockets around the South Beach and Downtown neighborhoods where coverage is a little spotty. Verizon may limit sign-ups to avoid congestion on its network. I ran a variety of addresses from around Miami and found availability was very hit-and-miss.

Plans and pricing: Pricing starts at $50 with autopay for typical download speeds of 85-300Mbps on the 5G Home service, but Verizon customers can knock 50% off with an eligible phone plan. Verizon’s 5G Home Plus plan runs $70 with autopay. You get the same speeds as the cheaper plan, but it includes a three-year price guarantee (instead of two years) and access to Verizon’s cloud backup service. Keep an eye out for deal-sweeteners, like a recent offer for a $200 Home Depot gift card with the 5G Home Plus plan.

Service details: Fixed wireless home internet plans typically require very little commitment to try them out. Verizon includes a router, has no data caps and doesn’t require a contract.

Read our Verizon 5G Home Internet review.

Internet providers in Miami overview

Provider Internet technology Monthly price range Speed range Monthly equipment costs Data cap Contract CNET review score
AT&T Fiber Fiber $55-$180 300-5,000Mbps None None None 7.4
AT&T Internet DSL $55 768Kbps-100Mbps None 1.5TB (no data cap for 100Mbps plan) None 7.4
Breezeline Cable $20-$60 (for 12 months) 100-1,000Mbps $15 (optional) None None N/A
Google Fiber Webpass Fixed wireless $70 Up to 1,000Mbps None None None N/A
Hotwire Fiber Varies Up to 10,000Mbps Varies None Varies N/A
T-Mobile Home Internet Fixed wireless $50 ($30 with eligible mobile plan) 72-245Mbps None None None 7.4
Verizon 5G Home Internet Fixed wireless $50-$70 (50% off with select mobile plans) 85-1,000Mbps None None None 7.2
Xfinity Cable $30-$80 75-1,200Mbps Varies 1.2TB Varies 7

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Source: CNET analysis of provider data

All available Miami residential internet providers

  • AT&T Internet: AT&T’s fiber service is its premium offering, but the company may offer DSL as an alternative in places where fiber isn’t an option. Prices start at $55 per month, but remember that DSL downloads and uploads are typically much slower than fiber. Compare with cable offerings from Xfinity and Breezeline to find your best price-speed ratio. 
  • Breezeline: Breezeline’s cable service offers some temptingly affordable plans for your first year of service. The least expensive option is a $20-per-month plan for 100Mbps, but that price is only good for 12 months, after which it jumps to over $80. Breezeline also offers a $60-per-month GigaFast plan for 1,000Mbps, which will rise to over $135 when your year is out. You can always try your luck negotiating back down to a better deal once the promo runs out.
  • Google Fiber Webpass: Google’s acquisition of Webpass in 2016 gave it a toehold in some markets. Webpass availability depends on whether your building is hooked up to the fixed wireless service. If it is, you can sign up for a $70-per-month 1,000Mbps plan that includes equipment. There’s no contract and no data caps.
  • Hotwire Communications: Not to be confused with the travel website, Hotwire Communications is a fiber provider that offers bulk services to certain residential locations. This option applies to some very specific buildings dealing with the ISP. Pricing can vary, so you’ll have to check what’s available for your unit. Hotwire says it offers speeds up to 10 gigabits in some locations.
  • Satellite internet: Starlink, Viasat or HughesNet all offer satellite internet services, but they’re not likely to be your first choice if you can access an affordable, reliable plan from another provider. However, many Floridians love to travel, so a Starlink RV plan might be in the cards if you need to stay connected on the road.
  • T-Mobile Home Internet: Verizon’s big rival in the 5G fixed wireless arena is T-Mobile, which has a $50-per-month plan for speeds up to 245Mbps. That’s a slower top speed than Verizon offers, but location can make all the difference in the quality of your 5G internet connection. There are no data caps and no contracts, and equipment is provided. You may have to pay a $35 service charge when getting started, but look for a $50 reward card deal to offset that fee.

A low level elevated view of the Downtown Miami skyline with palm trees and Biscayne Bay in the foreground.

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Miami broadband at a glance

You may have noticed a theme to this Miami ISP guide: location, location, location. The high density of apartment and condo buildings in The 305 means some places are hooked up with fiber and some aren’t, so provider options are available on a case-by-case basis. Most residents will be covered by cable or DSL from the likes of Xfinity, Breezeline or AT&T Internet. Others may have access to fast fiber plans from AT&T Fiber, Google Fiber Webpass or Hotwire. And if those aren’t appealing, or if you’re looking to bundle phone service for a bargain, check out Verizon or T-Mobile’s fixed wireless plans.

Pricing for Miami home internet service

You could pay very little (Breezeline’s $20 promo deal) or a lot (AT&T Fiber’s 5 gigs for $180) for home internet. The average starting price for residential internet in Miami is just under $50. Bundling phone service with a fixed wireless provider can get you connected cheaply, but some heavy internet users will be more attracted to pricier fiber plans or speedier cable offerings.

Cheap internet options in the Miami metro area

Breezeline ($20 for 100Mbps) and Xfinity ($30 for 75Mbps) offer inexpensive plans for connecting to the internet. They don’t have blazing speeds, but they should be fast enough for most normal internet demands like streaming video. Low-income households should check into the federal Affordable Connectivity Program. Most eligible homes can get $30 off their internet bill, making it free or cheap to get connected. 

What’s the cheapest internet plan in Miami?

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Source: CNET analysis of provider data

What’s a good internet speed? 

Most internet connection plans can now handle basic productivity and communication tasks. If you’re looking for an internet plan that can accommodate videoconferencing, streaming video or gaming, you’ll have a better experience with a more robust connection. Here’s an overview of the recommended minimum download speeds for various applications, according to the FCC. Note that these are only guidelines — and that internet speed, service and performance vary by connection type, provider and address.

  • 0 – 5Mbps allows you to tackle the basics — browsing the internet, sending and receiving email, streaming low-quality video.
  • 5 – 40Mbps gives you higher-quality video streaming and videoconferencing.
  • 40 -100Mbps should give one user sufficient bandwidth to satisfy the demands of modern telecommuting, video streaming and online gaming. 
  • 100 – 500Mbps allows one to two users to engage in high-bandwidth activities like videoconferencing, streaming and online gaming simultaneously. 
  • 500 – 1,000Mbps allows three or more users to engage in high-bandwidth activities like videoconferencing, streaming and online gaming simultaneously. 

Fastest internet providers in Miami

Ookla (of Speedtest.net fame) tracks internet speeds for the 100 most populous US cities. Miami doesn’t have the greatest showing. It sits in 84th place with a median download speed of just over 162Mbps and a median upload speed of just over 31Mbps. However, some residents can tap into a fiber firehose with AT&T’s 5-gigabit option or Hotwire’s ability to deliver up to 10 gigabits, provided your residence is hooked up for it.

Your most likely bet for blazing-fast fiber will be with AT&T and its top-of-the-line 5,000Mbps plan. If Hotwire is an option, you could get impressive speeds of up to 10,000Mbps. Hotwire says that in unique situations, it may be able to provide up to 100,000Mbps service to individual residences. Yes, you read that right: 100 gigabits. If that makes your heart flutter, look for a Hotwire hookup for your next move to or within Miami. Multi-gigabit fiber can make sense for households with multiple heavy internet users or gamers. Otherwise, look to Google Fiber Webpass, Breezeline or Xfinity for plans in the 1,000Mbps range. 

What are the fastest internet plans in Miami?

Provider Max download speed Max upload speed Starting price Data cap Contract
Hotwire 10,000Mbps 10,000Mbps Varies None Varies
AT&T Fiber 5000 5,000Mbps 5,000Mbps $180 None None
AT&T Fiber 2000 2,000Mbps 2,000Mbps $110 None None
Xfinity Gigabit Extra 1,200Mbps 35Mbps $80-$90 1.2TB Varies
Xfinity Gigabit 1,000Mbops 35Mbps $75-$85 1.2TB Varies
AT&T Fiber 1000 1,000Mbps 1,000Mbps $80 None None
Google Fiber Webpass 1,000Mbps 1,000 Mbps $70 None  None
Breezeline GigaFast 1,000Mbps 50Mbps $60  None None

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Source: CNET analysis of provider data

What’s the final word on internet providers in Miami?

It might feel a little overwhelming with fiber, cable, DSL and fixed wireless scattered all over Miami. How do you find the best ISP for you? It all starts with your address. Your building may be hooked up with one or more service providers already. Want fiber? Check with AT&T or Hotwire. Otherwise, plug your details into Xfinity or Breezeline’s availability checkers. Still not where you want to be? Check with Verizon or T-Mobile for a fixed wireless alternative.

How CNET chose the best internet providers in Miami

Internet service providers are numerous and regional. Unlike the latest smartphone, laptop, router or kitchen tool, it’s impractical to personally test every ISP in a given city. So what’s our approach? We start by researching the pricing, availability and speed information drawing on our own historical ISP data, the provider sites and mapping information from the Federal Communications Commission at FCC.gov.

But it doesn’t end there. We go to the FCC’s website to check our data and ensure we’re considering every ISP that provides service in an area. We also input local addresses on provider websites to find specific options for residents. To evaluate how happy customers are with an ISP’s service, we look at sources including the American Customer Satisfaction Index and J.D. Power. ISP plans and prices are subject to frequent changes; all information provided is accurate as of the time of publication. 

Once we have this localized information, we ask three main questions: 

  • Does the provider offer access to reasonably fast internet speeds? 
  • Do customers get decent value for what they’re paying? 
  • Are customers happy with their service? 

While the answer to those questions is often layered and complex, the providers who come closest to “yes” on all three are the ones we recommend. 

When it comes to selecting the cheapest internet service — the criteria are relatively simple. We look for the service package with the lowest monthly fee, though we also take into consideration promotional rates and price per megabit. 

As for choosing the fastest internet service, we look at provider throughput. Most often, that means a fiber-optic service. That said, fiber availability may be limited to a smaller percentage of addresses. 

To explore our process in more depth, visit our page explaining how we test ISPs.

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