Best internet providers in Westerville, Ohio
Lucky Westerville residents can get AT&T fiber internet, our pick for the best internet provider nationwide. With lightning-fast fiber speeds and excellent reliability, even the heaviest internet users should have no problems. Not all of Westerville has fiber coverage yet, as AT&T is still working to build out its infrastructure from outdated DSL. If you can’t get fiber, Spectrum and Breezeline both offer wider coverage with cable internet connections and speeds up to 1 Gbps, still plenty fast for an entire connected household.
- Plans starting at $19.99 - $29.99
- Download speeds up to 1000 Mbps
- Upload speeds up to 1 Gbps
Disclaimer: Availability and pricing are subject to location. Conditions apply.
Our top 3 ISP choices in Westerville, OH
AT&T fiber internet is our top choice for internet providers in Westerville. If you can’t get AT&T’s fiber service, Spectrum and Breezeline internet both offer fast, reliable connections.
#1: AT&T fiber internet
Old AT&T customers may remember its slow, clunky DSL service, but the new AT&T fiber service is faster and more reliable, offering speeds up to 5 Gbps in some areas. Since our experts say the speed most families need for a seamless internet experience is around 250 Mbps (20x slower than what AT&T offers), this is way more than most people need. But AT&T also offers slower speeds for a great deal, and you can’t beat the reliability of a fiber-optic connection. Unfortunately, not everyone in Westerville has access to AT&T fiber yet, but the southern half of Westerville has decent coverage, along with some neighborhoods in the north. If it’s available at your address, we recommend it.
Read our full AT&T internet review.
#2: Spectrum internet
Spectrum cable internet is available to over 90% of Westerville with reliable cable internet and gig speeds. It is, to some extent, the default internet service provider in Westerville with an established infrastructure. If you can’t get fiber internet, Spectrum is probably your best bet for a reliable wired connection.
Read our full Spectrum internet review.
#3: Breezeline internet
Breezeline is a newer provider that took over coverage for WOW! in 2022. They offer fast speeds, with six-month promotional pricing that beats Spectrum. However, their price hikes and equipment costs make them more expensive than other providers after the first six months. Customers have also expressed disappointment about the transition from WOW! to Breezeline, but we think time will help smooth some of the bumps in the road.
All internet providers in Westerville
Besides the three wired internet providers available in Westerville, residents also have multiple wireless options via fixed wireless providers T-Mobile and Verizon and satellite providers HughesNet, Starlink, and Viasat. We wouldn't recommend satellite internet to anyone in Westerville, since it is slower, less reliable, and more expensive than other internet types.
Fixed wireless, however, may be an affordable option for those who don’t want to dish out almost $100 per month for cable. If you have an eligible cell phone plan through one of these providers, you can get internet for around $25 per month. Speeds will depend on how far your address is from the cell tower, and network congestion may happen during times of high usage. But if you don’t mind a little bit of buffering, T-Mobile and Verizon should both offer enough speed for casual browsing, streaming, and online gaming.
Fastest internet providers in Westerville
AT&T offers the fastest internet in Westerville, offering 5-gig speeds at some addresses. Spectrum and Breezeline also offer 1 Gbps speeds. However, only about 10% of the city can access these types of speeds, so you’ll have to check the plans at your specific address to see what you can get. Luckily, almost all residents still have access to internet options that are plenty fast.
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Cheapest internet providers in Westerville
Spectrum is one of the cheapest providers in Westerville, with year-long promotional pricing around $30 per month for 100 Mbps download speeds with no equipment costs. With no contracts or data caps, that’s a pretty good deal. T-Mobile and Verizon also offer cheap internet if you bundle it with a cell phone plan, starting at around $25.
Internet options in nearby cities
Spectrum and T-Mobile are the most widely available providers in the greater Columbus area, covering over 90% of residents throughout the area. AT&T is also relatively available, but you might not be able to get it everywhere.
Other providers like Breezeline, Frontier, altafber, and Point Broadband are available in parts of the greater Columbus area; it just depends on where you live. See available providers around Westerville:
What Westerville residents are saying on Reddit
In areas where Breezeline took over WOW!, customers have gone online to complain about the bumpy transition. While we hope that the service improves soon, the first year has caused some frustration, especially from those using Breezeline equipment. Residents also generally agree that fiber internet (meaning AT&T in Columbus) is the best, and T-Mobile is surprisingly good.
See what people are saying:
I’m moving to the area and would like hear your thoughts on your internet provider? I play console and PC games.
I also work from home. Spectrum appears to be running a good deal as well. Are they reliable?
ATT Fiber > Spectrum > Breezeline > T-Mobile 5G > ATT DSL > Starry
I’ve had DSL AT&T (they don’t offer fiber) and I’m at my last straw with them, their customer service on top of the mediocre speeds are just trash really. I’ve heard mixed things about Spectrum and I’ve seen problems since WOW was changed to Breezeline, so what’s my best route here? I work from home so this is pretty urgent thing for me.
It seems to be dependent on the neighborhood you live in as to which provider sucks the least.
Apparently you can get T-Mobile internet in Columbus for $50 a month. Has anyone tried it out? If so- How does it compare?
My friends just got it. They love it. It is literally at big modem you put by a window. I guess its 5g. He's able to stream live on YouTube, and his partner watch a movie with no buffering. They couldn't do that with spectrum. They're paying 120$ for the internet and cell lines. During the big storms last week, he lost internet for like 15 minutes. You can also take it with you and plug in anywhereish for instant access. Customer service is top shelf.
I was 10 months into a $24.99 special for 100Mbps internet through Wow. I just got my new bill due late May for Breezeline and they upped it to $39.99.
I have not received a breeezline bill and they look like they are no longer posting the bills on wowway.
Really wary of this because as far as I know there is no competitor that offers what wow offers.
It would be great if these companies would actually compete instead of just buying each other.
A big question I'm wondering is if this will all go away with time? Like will it all just end eventually if I stick it out during these WoW transition stages?
I only see negative stories. I've been with them for a little over 1 week and have already had random disconnects, lying from reps about my area undergoing maintenance, among a few other issues.
Hell my verizon Mobile Hotspot on my phone was more stable last week (seems their internet is a little better this week).
Spectrum is so tempting but more expensive/low upload speeds.
There just seems like no winning when it comes to ISPs in Cbus.
EDIT: Consensus is that lots of people have also had some good experiences with Breezeline, however most people who have had good experiences are using their own purchased modem/router hardware.
Further research from other threads has brought me to believe there's something up with their hardware, specifically the white square plume devices they are installing with the included "WiFi Your Way" application. I'm going to try and disable lots of security settings in the plume device to see if it helps. But honestly I should probably just buy my own modem and router.
I haven't had any service issues with Breezeline since it took over my Wow! service.
Internet news and infrastructure in Westerville, OH
Most residents in Westerville already have access to high-speed internet, with 99% of houses having access to speeds of at least 250 Mbps. But Westerville can look forward to even faster speeds as AT&T expands its fiber coverage in the greater Columbus area. (1) Customers can get notified when AT&T fiber reaches their homes by registering at att.com/notifyme.
Other than fiber expansion, the largest shakeup in the greater Columbus area is Breezeline’s takeover of WOW! in the Westerville market. Reviews over the transition have been mixed – while some customers have had no problems, others report pricing hikes, account issues, and service disruptions.
Frequently asked internet questions in Westerville
AT&T is the best internet provider in Ohio, with speedy fiber internet at reasonable prices. If you can get fiber internet anywhere, we recommend it over other internet types, and AT&T is currently expanding its fiber coverage in the greater Columbus area and replacing its old DSL lines with fiber-optic cables. With AT&T fiber internet, an entire family should be able to stream, game, and surf the web with no problems.
Yes, residents of Westerville have access to AT&T fiber internet, which is expanding its fiber optic infrastructure throughout the greater Columbus area. We highly recommend AT&T fiber if you can get it.
The cost for internet in Ohio will vary depending on your connection type, speed, and location, and can vary from $25 per month to over $100 per month. Most households can get an internet plan to suit their needs for around $50 per month.