Internet Access Provider Lists for the United States of America

[ Note: This page has not been maintained since 2006. ]

This page contains pointers to lists of Internet access providers that will help you find Internet access providers for anywhere in the United States of America. (Many of the providers in the lists are local companies, it is the lists of providers that cover the country.)

In addition to the lists on this page, also look at the listings for area codes, individual states, or for nationwide providers:

Nationwide - A - Alabama - Alaska - Arizona - Arkansas - C - California - Colorado - Connecticut - D - Delaware - District of Columbia - F - Florida - G - Georgia - H - Hawaii - I - Idaho - Illinois - Indiana - Iowa - K - Kansas - Kentucky - L - Louisiana - M - Maine - Maryland - Massachusetts - Michigan - Minnesota - Mississippi - Missouri - Montana - N - Nebraska - Nevada - New Hampshire - New Jersey - New Mexico - New York - North Carolina - North Dakota - O - Ohio - Oklahoma - Oregon - P - Pennsylvania - R - Rhode Island - S - South Carolina - South Dakota - T - Tennessee - Texas - U - Utah - V - Vermont - Virginia - W - Washington - West Virginia - Wisconsin - Wyoming - Territories - American Samoa - Guam - Northern Mariana Islands - Puerto Rico - Virgin Islands (U.S.) -   

Contents of this site:

  1. Index of the Internet Access Provider Meta-List
    USA × Canada × Other Countries / Worldwide × Traveling × Free Access
  2. How to Use this Meta-List
  3. How to Choose an Internet Access Provider
  4. Other Resources for Finding Internet Access Providers
  5. Information for Internet Access Providers (Including how to become a provider)
  6. Shortcut to finding a provider
  7. I need your help

Provider Lists for the United States of America

See also Nationwide Internet Access Providers

(The provider lists below are external sites. I do not control their content.)
thedirectory of Internet Service/Access Providers and BBSes
A directory of Internet access providers, web hosting companies and BBSes. The listings contain contact information and service area descriptions. [Visited 8 May 2000. No modification date noted.]
The List
Detailed service and contact information for 8,700 providers worldwide. Listings by area code and country, with separate lists for providers that serve all of the U.S. or Canada. The List is part of Internet.com. [Visited 8 May 2000. There is no global modification date, but individual entries have add and update dates.]
dslreports.com
Detailed contact, price, and service information for DSL Internet providers as well as extensive information on DSL technology and implementation. You can also search by zip code or provider name or enter your address and get a detailed list of the providers that serve your home. [Visited 1 January 2002. No modification date noted.]
Cable Modem Help
Information on cable modems, provider ratings, and listings. There listings for several countries, with zip-code search available for the United States. [Visited 29 October 2001. Modified 29 October 2001.]
ISPs.com
Contact, service, price, and service area information for over 4,000 providers serving the United States, Canada, and the Caribbean and Bahamas. The site has three search options: compare price based on expected usage, view by area code, or search by name. [Visited 22 May 2000. No modification date noted.]
ISPcheck
A search engine for Internet services: Access, Web Hosting, and Dedicated Servers. The services cover the United States. Providers are allowed to provide detailed information on their service plans. [Visited 22 May 2000. No modification date noted.]
Find An ISP
A directory of Internet providers arranged by local calling area inside area codes. The site lists 5,150 providers in the US and Canada. The site also has ratings for 543 providers and Internet access news and information. The site is maintained by Fred Stiening. [Visited 9 October 1999. Modified 8 October 1999.]
BroadBandBuyer.com
A service that compares high-speed Internet access providers. [Visited 2 March 2002. No modification date noted.]
ispnut.com (US)
Lists, descriptions, and comparisons of free providers. [Visited 23 November 2001. No modification date noted.]
Ranking Internet Service Providers by Size
"The goal of this page is to list every ISP doing business in the United States that can legitimately claim more than 100,000 subscribers and list their actual size as accurately as possible." The page lists the web sites of the providers. [Visited 15 January 2001. Modified 7 January 2001.]
ISPworld: Find an ISP
Detailed contact, price, and service information for over 8,700 providers in the United States, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand. The list is searchable and can be filtered by various attributes. ISPworld was formerly Boardwatch. [Visited 5 May 2001. No modification date noted.]
PC World ISP Finder
Enter an area code and the type of service you want to get contact, service, and price information for providers. [Visited 9 October 1999. No modification date noted.]
Seven Wonders: The best service providers in the United States
Pointers to web pages of providers with short descriptions of service areas. Organized by state. [Visited 22 May 2000. No modification date noted.]
The Computer Information Center: Internet Service Providers
Pointers to web sites for providers in Australia, Canada, France, Germany, United Kingdom, and United States. The page is part of The Computer Information Center. [Visited 21 May 2000. No modification date noted.]
ISP Finder
Contact and service information for 3,430 providers organized by area code. [Visited 3 February 2002. No modification date noted.]
Excite Access Providers: United States
Excite Internet Access Providers by Region
Alphabetical listings of access provider web sites with short descriptions. [Visited 23 September 2000. No modification date noted.]
POCIA: Providers of Commercial Internet Access
Detailed information on 1,741 providers in 56 countries. Listings by area code and country, with separate lists for providers that serve all of the U.S. or Canada or provide service through 1-800 numbers. POCIA is maintained by Celestin Electronic Publishing. [Visited 1 January 2002. No modification date noted.]
CNET's Guide to Internet Services
A CNET feature with lists, and comments on providers. Some providers have contact, service, and price information, and some are links to provider web sites. Part of CNET: The Computer Network. [Visited 29 October 2001. No modification date noted.]
TAG Searchable Provider Database (Alternate URL)
A searchable database with detailed contact information for providers. You can search based on the services provided by providers. The database is maintained by TAG Systems. They also maintain a list of provider lists. [Visited 9 October 1999. No modification date noted.]
ClariNet Clari.News IAP/Hub Listings
A list of providers that provide ClariNet Clari.News. The list is broken down by country and includes contact information. [Visited 29 October 2001. No modification date noted.]
A Handy Guide: Internet - Access Providers
A long page with pointers to provider web sites, with short descriptions. [Visited 5 November 1997. No modification date noted.]
Lycos -> Internet -> Access Providers -> United States
Lycos Directory: Internet Access Providers
Pointers to provider home pages and other resources. [Visited 17 June 2001. No modification date noted.]
Network Service Provider Home Page
A page of links to about sixty provider home pages. [Visited 30 January 2002. No modification date noted.]
See also my Free Access page.
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