There are 2 residential cable providers in District of Columbia covering 98.93% of the state. The largest cable company is XFINITY (Comcast), available to 98.83% of District of Columbia homes. Call XFINITY (Comcast) first, and if they cannot help you they will direct you the the right provider.

 

All 2 Cable Providers in District of Columbia

State ProviderAvailabilityDistrict of Columbia SpeedsGet Service
XFINITY (Comcast)98.83%

987 to 987 Mbps

987 Mbps Avg.

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Speed in Mbps

% of XFINITY (Comcast) customers who can get listed speeds

 

The chart above shows the maximum speeds for the 651,304 people who can get cable from XFINITY (Comcast) in District of Columbia. The height of the line (y axis) is the percentage of XFINITY (Comcast) potential customers in District of Columbia who can get the speed on the bottom of the chart (the x axis) in Mbps. XFINITY (Comcast) offers no different speeds throughout District of Columbia. The fastest speed anyone in District of Columbia can get from XFINITY (Comcast) is 987 Mpbs, and the city-wide average for all XFINITY (Comcast) District of Columbia customers is 987 Mbps.

RCN64.84%

330 to 1000 Mbps

653.04 Mbps Avg.

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Speed in Mbps

% of RCN customers who can get listed speeds

 

The chart above shows the maximum speeds for the 427,280 people who can get cable from RCN in District of Columbia. The height of the line (y axis) is the percentage of RCN potential customers in District of Columbia who can get the speed on the bottom of the chart (the x axis) in Mbps. RCN offers 2 different speeds throughout District of Columbia. The fastest speed anyone in District of Columbia can get from RCN is 1000 Mpbs, and the city-wide average for all RCN District of Columbia customers is 653.04 Mbps.

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* Note: “Avg. Speed” is a population-weighted average of the top speed in District of Columbia. Our calculation gives a more accurate estimate of the speed you can actually expect to be available for purchase in your area.

District of Columbia residents may also choose internet-only service from a brand like XFINITY (Comcast) and sign up for satellite TV, which is generally rated higher than TV delivered over cable.

Satellite TV and Internet Providers

Because competition is stronger for satellite television, DISH and DIRECTV are generally considered superior to cable TV service. You can choose a separate form of internet, and the providers below will actually help you set up home internet service, sometimes even with bundled savings. Call for pricing and bundling options.

Satellite internet is not an ideal choice, but allows people in rural areas to stay connected. Note that most satellite services require either a deposit for equipment installation or a decent credit score.

ProviderAvailabilityServicesGet Service
DIRECTV100%Satellite TV serviceView plans

More about DIRECTV

DIRECTV provides satellite TV service that consistently beats cable TV service in terms of programming, price, and customer service. Their packages have long been the favorite among sports fans, but their low-priced packages are also worth checking out for casual watchers. DIRECTV premium packages include many of the most popular channels in the world.

DISH100%Satellite TV serviceView plans

More about DISH

DISH was formerly known as (and sometimes still called) the Dish Network. DISH provides affordable package prices and is known for lower up-front pricing. DISH competes aggressively with AT&T-owned DIRECTV. DISH has worked hard in the last several years to improve sports programming to compete with the traditional leader, and is now a solid choice for savers and sports fans who know what they're looking for.

HuhgesNet100%

Satellite internet service

Speeds up to 15 Mbps

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More about HuhgesNet

Satellite internet should generally be your last option unless no other service is available in your area. The latency (lag) inherent to the technology makes it difficult to stream or browse, and online games that require a fast connection will not work. However, if you live in a rural area HughesNet is a good option. You'll just a need a little more patience while browsing or downloading movies to watch.


Cable Internet Speeds in District of Columbia

District of Columbia customers can get an average of 979.21 Mbps as their fastest speed. The fastest cable internet in the entire state is 1000 Mbps, which 31.26% of homes can purchase. Some residents, however, can only get 330 Mbps. Internet speeds tend to be faster in Central District of Columbia, and slower in the neighborhoods to the Southwest. Cable is the fastest internet in 96.51% of the state. For residents looking for alternatives to cable, fiber is the best alternative for most households.

District of Columbia Map of Cable Internet Speeds

Cable Speed Key

1 Gbps+
999 Mbps
400 Mbps
0 Mbps

 

Cable Coverage and Availability in District of Columbia

Cable internet is available to 98.93% of residents, which can be bundled with TV service for package savings. The map below shows where cable companies provide service by block.

District of Columbia Map of Cable Internet Availability

Cable Availability Key

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99%
95%
0%

 

What zip codes have cable in District of Columbia and nearby?

Zip CodeCable Coverage
2000199.99%
202040%
205650%
203171.11%
200530%
Zip CodeCable Coverage
205100%
202020%
205530%
20319100%
205930%

Cable in Your District of Columbia Neighborhood

XFINITY (Comcast) is the primary cable provider for District of Columbia's northwest, north, northeast, west, central, east, southwest, south and southeast neighborhoods.

Compared with the rest of the county, District of Columbia has much greater access to cable versus other states and much greater cable coverage compared to the rest of the United States.

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Cable Coverage %

 

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