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Best Internet Providers in Las Vegas, Nevada

Written by  David Anders
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Best internet provider in Las Vegas, NV

Our take Cox has the best broadband coverage and plan selection in the Vegas area. Service can be found prett... Read more

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Mostly cable, some fiber
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100 - 2,000 Mbps
Price range
$50 - $110 per month
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Best fiber internet in Las Vegas, NV

Our take Quantum Fiber is another top contender for internet service in Las Vegas. If you're wondering what Q... Read more

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Fiber
Speed range
200 - 8,000 Mbps
Price range
$30 - $165 per month
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Fiber
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Best fixed wireless internet in Las Vegas, NV

Our take 5G is adding some much-needed competition to the home broadband space, but it's probably not ready t... Read more

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Fixed wireless
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85 - 1,000 Mbps
Price range
$50 - $70 per month
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What is the best internet provider in Las Vegas?

Cox is the best internet service provider in Las Vegas according to CNET, with its wide availability and variety of plans. If Cox is not available in your location, you might also want to check out Quantum Fiber. If neither of those options are available, Verizon or T-Mobile may be the perfect fall-back alternatives though speeds won't be quite as fast.

If you're hunting for the cheapest internet plan in the city, Quantum Fiber, Cox, and Verizon 5G Home Internet all start at $50 a month. You'll get more speed with Quantum Fiber, up to 500 megabits per second, compared with 100Mbps from Cox for DSL, or 250Mbps for fiber. Verizon, on the other hand, will offer a range between 50 and 300Mbps depending on network conditions. Eligible Verizon mobile customers can get $15 off the cost of home internet, bringing the monthly rate down to $35.

Overall, the cheapest plan might come down to what's available at your address. If you want the fastest speeds in Las Vegas, check out Cox's 2-gigabit plan, which costs $110 per month for the first two years.

Best internet in Las Vegas, Nevada

Las Vegas internet providers compared

ProviderInternet technologyMonthly price rangeSpeed rangeMonthly equipment costsData capContractCNET review score
CenturyLink
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DSL$55 20-100Mbps$15 for modem/router rental (optional)NoneNone6.7
Cox Communications
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Cable$50-$110100-2,000MbpsNone1.2TBNone6.2
ISP.Net Fixed wireless$50-$15050-500MbpsNoneNone1 yearN/A
Quantum Fiber Fiber$50-$75500-940MbpsNoneNoneNone6.7
Rise Broadband
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Fixed wireless$30-$4025-50MbpsNone250GB on some plansNone6.2
T-Mobile Home Internet
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Fixed wireless$50 ($40 for eligible Go5G Plus and Magenta Max mobile customers)72-245MbpsNoneNoneNone7.4
Valley Communications Association Fixed wireless/Fiber$55-$10040-2,000Mbps (varies by location)$9 router and modemNoneNoneN/A
Verizon 5G Home Internet
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Fixed wireless$50-$70 ($35-$45 with qualifying Verizon 5G mobile plans)50-1,000MbpsNoneNoneNone7.2
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Source: CNET analysis of provider data.

Other available internet providers in Las Vegas

  • CenturyLink: As a DSL internet provider, CenturyLink is better than most, with maximum speeds of up to 100Mbps for $55 per month. Speeds will vary widely with a DSL connection, and speeds around 60Mbps or below are much more likely with CenturyLink in Las Vegas. In that case, your dollar will go farther with Cox versus CenturyLink.
  • ISP.Net: Formerly known as LV.Net, this fixed wireless provider broadcasts broadband signals throughout much of the city. While its availability is convenient, prices are too high and speeds are too slow. ISP.Net isn't a viable alternative to Cox, Quantum Fiber, Verizon 5G or even CenturyLink's DSL service.
  • Rise Broadband: Another fixed wireless provider, Rise Broadband is an excellent choice for internet in rural areas. If you're in Las Vegas, the 26th largest city in the US, you aren't exactly in a rural area. Considering the speeds you get for the price, there are better ISPs in the Vegas vicinity than Rise. On the other hand, if you're just outside the city limits and on the edge of rural desert territory, Rise Broadband is worth checking out.
  • T-Mobile Home Internet:T-Mobile has the advantage over Verizon regarding nationwide 5G home internet availability, but not in Las Vegas. Not only does T-Mobile have less availability than Verizon 5G in the Vegas area, but speeds are slightly slower (72 to 245Mbps compared with 50 to 300Mbps) while the starting standard price, $50 is a bit higher.
  • Valley Communications Association:This regional provider offers fixed wireless and fiber connections in parts of Las Vegas and surrounding communities. Plans on either side of the service are priced slightly higher than comparable plans from competing providers like Cox, Quantum Fiber and Verizon 5G. I recommend going with those providers over Valley Communications Association.
  • Satellite internet: In an honest effort to cover all your internet options in Las Vegas, we have to include satellite internet from Hughesnet, Viasat and Starlink. Speeds are relatively slow, and pricing is high, so I'd only recommend satellite internet if you're in a rural area with no other practical internet options.

Cheap internet options in Las Vegas

If you're looking for the cheapest internet plan in Las Vegas, start by seeing if you're eligible for either T-Mobile or Verizon's discount for qualifying mobile customers, putting your monthly internet bill around $35 to $45 per month. Otherwise, Quantum Fiber's base plan will be your best option. For $50 per month, customers can get symmetrical speeds up to 500Mbps with no data cap, monthly equipment fee or required contract.

What's the cheapest internet plan in Las Vegas?

ProviderStarting priceMax download speedMonthly equipment fee
Cox
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$50 250MbpsNone
ISP.Net HomeNet 50 $50 50MbpsNone
Quantum Fiber 500 $50 500MbpsNone
Verizon 5G Home
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$50 ($35 for eligible phone customers) 300MbpsNone
CenturyLink Simply Unlimited
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$55 10-100Mbps$15 modem
Rise Broadband
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$40 50MbpsNone
Valley Communications Association Basic $55 40Mbps/100Mbps (Wireless/Fiber)$9 router and modem
T-Mobile Home Internet
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$50 ($40 for eligible phone customers) 245MbpsNone
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Source: CNET analysis of provider data.

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How to find internet deals and promotions in Las Vegas

The best internet deals and top promotions in Las Vegas depend on what discounts are available during that time. Most deals are short-lived, but we look frequently for the latest offers. 

Las Vegas internet providers, such as Cox and Rise Broadband, may offer lower introductory pricing or streaming add-ons for a limited time. Many providers, including Quantum Fiber and Verizon, run the same standard pricing year-round. 

For a more extensive list of promos, check out our guide on the best internet deals

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How fast is Las Vegas broadband?

Average tested internet speeds are on par with the rest of Nevada and the US. If you'd like faster-than-average speeds for your home, Cox, Quantum Fiber and Verizon 5G Home Internet offer download speeds up to 940Mbps or higher.

If you're looking for high-speed internet in Las Vegas, Cox will be your best option. It's one of the only providers that offers gig speeds throughout the entire region, and some neighborhoods may be eligible for fiber service, which can deliver equally fast upload speeds. Cox's 2-gigabit plan is also available to select households in the area, which is the fastest speed offered in Las Vegas.

Fastest internet plans in Las Vegas

ProviderStarting priceMax download speedMax upload speedData capConnection type
Cox 2 Gig
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$110 2,000Mbps100Mbps 1.28TBCable
Cox 1 Gig
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$70 1,000Mbps100Mbps1.28TBCable
Valley Communications Ultimate $100 2,000Mbps2,000MbpsNoneFiber
Verizon 5G Home Plus Internet
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$70 ($45 for eligible mobile customers)1,000Mbps75MbpsNoneFixed wireless
Quantum Fiber 1 Gig $75 940Mbps940MbpsNoneFiber

Source: CNET analysis of provider data.

Internet providers in popular cities near Las Vegas

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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 Federal Communications Commission. Note that these are only guidelines and that internet speed, service and performance vary by connection type, provider and address.

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

For more information, refer to our guide on how much internet speed you really need.

How CNET chose the best internet providers in Las Vegas

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. 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.

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

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

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

While the answers to those questions are often layered and complex, the providers that come closest to “yes” on all three are the ones we recommend. When selecting the cheapest internet service, we look for the plans with the lowest monthly fee, although we also factor in things like price increases, equipment fees and contracts. Choosing the fastest internet service is relatively straightforward. We look at advertised upload and download speeds and consider real-world speed data from sources like Ookla and FCC reports.

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

What’s the final word on internet providers in Las Vegas?

Cox, Quantum Fiber and Verizon 5G will be your three best bets for high-speed internet in Las Vegas. Cox boasts the greatest coverage in the area and the best plan selection around, but all plans come with a data cap and possibly a one-year contract. The contract is no big deal if you plan to stay in the area and keep your service for a year or longer.

Internet providers in Las Vegas FAQs

Does Las Vegas have fiber internet?

Yes. Roughly a third of Las Vegas households are eligible for fiber-optic internet service. Quantum Fiber offers the greatest fiber internet coverage in Las Vegas and surrounding areas, but Cox and Valley Communications also have a small fiber presence in Las Vegas.

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Is Cox or CenturyLink better?

Both providers have their pros and cons, but the better provider will ultimately come down to which service type is available at your address. Cox's cable connection offers faster speeds and more variety than CenturyLink's DSL service. On the other hand, while CenturyLink's sibling company, Quantum Fiber, presents only two plan options, both are a better value than similar speed tiers from Cox.

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Can I get free Wi-Fi in Las Vegas?

Free Wi-Fi is available in many public places throughout Las Vegas, including most local restaurants, hotels and casinos. Free Wi-Fi for your home is more difficult to come by as you'll need a home internet connection to get Wi-Fi. Cox's Connect2Compete is the cheapest internet service in the Vegas area, starting at $10 per month and comes with free Wi-Fi equipment, but is available only to qualifying low-income households.

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