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Overview of internet satisfaction and availability in Georgia

You’ll find plenty of internet options in the Peach State, especially in highly-populated areas like Hotlanta and Augusta. Xfinity, Spectrum, and Cox are your primary cable internet providers, with download speeds of up to 2,000Mbps, depending on the provider. Spectrum and Cox also have fiber internet, as does AT&T, Google Fiber, and Brightespeed. If you can’t get cable or fiber, DSL internet from AT&T and Brightspeed are your next-best options. Satellite internet from HughesNet and Viasat is ideal for rural areas.

Internet providers received an average satisfaction rating of 3.8 out of 5 stars from customers in Georgia.

That ranks Georgia 15th nationwide for internet customer satisfaction.

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Internet customer satisfaction in Georgia

 3.8/5 average customer satisfaction rating
 15th national ranking for customer satisfaction

$73.65 average price per payment for internet, per household

86.2% of the time, advertised speeds meet household needs

3.8/5 average customer service rating of internet services

3.7/5 average reliability rating of services state-wide

10,936,299 people

2.64 average people per household

$57,277 average income per household

40 average age per household

54% of population employed


1% lower than national average

Ranked 38th nationally


8% higher than national average

Ranked 25th nationally


12% higher than national average

Ranked 38th nationally


3% lower than national average

Ranked 40th nationally

Average download speed
137.1 Mbps

0.57% higher than national average
Ranks 19th nationally

Average upload speed
66.1 Mbps

13.68% higher than national average
Ranks 10th nationally
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Fastest internet providers in Georgia

Provider Avg download speed Avg upload speed Availability Order online
West Carolina Tel 324.39 Mbps 265.56 Mbps 99.23% View Plans for West Carolina Tel
Hotwire Communications 232.98 Mbps 183.23 Mbps 50% View Plans for Hotwire Communications
EPB 228.08 Mbps 189 Mbps 79.33% View Plans for EPB
Google Fiber 212.74 Mbps 174.78 Mbps 58.73%
Cox Communications 202.6 Mbps 37.77 Mbps 95.98% View Plans for Cox Communications
97% of people in Georgia have access to 100Mbps or faster broadband, ranking 36th nationally.

Internet by tech type

Internet tech type Avg download speed % of people with access % availability Learn more
5G Home 268.13 Mbps 96.98% 88.41% See all providers for 5G Home
Cable 867.97 Mbps 90.77% 85.95% See all providers for Cable
DSL 1021.99 Mbps 62.41% 77.07% See all providers for DSL
Fiber 3779.5 Mbps 81.61% 76.72% See all providers for Fiber
Fixed Wireless 25.1 Mbps 9.22% 65.56% See all providers for Fixed Wireless
LTE Home 100 Mbps 0.54% 95% See all providers for LTE Home
Satellite 99.6 Mbps 97.47% 100% See all providers for Satellite

Best cities for internet in Georgia

Cities in Georgia with the fastest internet

City Avg download speed Avg upload speed Fiber availability Fastest provider
Fort Valley 246.05 Mbps 52.72 Mbps 51% Cox Communications
Auburn 232.74 Mbps 136.46 Mbps 70% AT&T
Kathleen 220.67 Mbps 170.51 Mbps 100% Cox Communications
Clarkston 213.44 Mbps 47.24 Mbps 54% Google Fiber
Sharpsburg 209.6 Mbps 41.3 Mbps 83% Spectrum
Snellville 206.24 Mbps 127.46 Mbps 95% Windstream
Grayson 203.74 Mbps 25.76 Mbps 96% AT&T

Fort Valley is the best city in Georgia for internet, shooting to the top of the list thanks to a combination of record-setting average download speeds, wide fiber-optic internet availability, and the presence of a reliable and well-rated internet provider. Auburn and Kathleen also earn top rankings, according to our data.

The most connected cities in Georgia

City Population Percent with access to high speed internet Percent with access to fiber internet Percent with access to 3+ providers
Atlanta 1,003,005 100% 100% 100%
Marietta 323,910 100% 100% 100%
Columbus 189,887 100% 98% 100%
Macon 165,580 100% 100% 100%
Savannah 241,349 100% 82% 100%
Dover 1 100% 100% 100%
Augusta-Richmond County 196,060 100% 100% 100%
Sandy Springs 94,134 100% 100% 100%

Atlanta is the most internet-connected city in Georgia. Atlanta makes it to the top of the list due to the high number of its residents who have access not only to high-speed internet, but also to fiber internet specifically. A large number of Atlanta's residents also have access to three or more internet providers—an uncommon number of options compared to the rest of the state. Marietta and Columbus also make it to the top of our list.

Top cities in Georgia


Population: 1,003,005

Median income: $72,309

96.31 Mbps
avg. download speed

47.02 Mbps
avg. upload speed

100% have access to high speed internet

100% have access to fiber internet

100% have access to 3 or more providers

Fastest ISP


Population: 323,910

Median income: $88,296

159.41 Mbps
avg. download speed

63.45 Mbps
avg. upload speed

100% have access to high speed internet

100% have access to fiber internet

100% have access to 3 or more providers

Fastest ISP


Population: 260,873

Median income: $75,142

188.13 Mbps
avg. download speed

110.07 Mbps
avg. upload speed

100% have access to high speed internet

100% have access to fiber internet

100% have access to 3 or more providers

Fastest ISP

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Methodology relies on proprietary and exclusive data to analyze the customer and provider trends presented on this page. We analyze millions of results from our speed test tool to determine average statewide speeds, fastest speeds, and availability. Our annual customer satisfaction survey provides us with data for developing the satisfaction rating. We also draw from data provided to us directly by internet providers to determine available tech types and average speeds.

Georgia FAQs

What is the best internet option for rural areas in Georgia?

If you can’t get cable internet from Cox, Spectrum, or Xfinity, you have several options for getting internet in rural areas. For land-based internet, your options include AT&T and Kinetic Internet by Windstream DSL internet with speeds of up to 140Mbps. If you can’t get any wired internet connections where you live, your only option is satellite internet from HughesNet and Viasat.

What are the cheapest internet providers in Georgia?

If we compare similar plans, Xfinity is one of Georgia’s cheapest cable internet providers. You pay $15 less per month than Spectrum for 100Mbps more bandwidth. Plus, it’s cheaper than AT&T’s 300Mbps fiber plan, too, so go with Xfinity if available. Google Fiber is a better megabit-per-dollar deal if you can get fiber and need gigabit speeds.

What are the best internet providers in Georgia?

Earthlink is the best national provider in Georgia for overall customer satisfaction based on our annual survey. You’ll find it wherever AT&T offers fiber and DSL internet, which ranks fourth in our survey for overall satisfaction. Verizon (5G Home) ranks second on our list, followed by Spectrum (cable and fiber).

On a regional level, Google Fiber ranks highest in our survey, followed by T-Mobile 5G Home Internet.

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