Internet providers in Germany
Compare broadband internet plans
Broadband internet connection in Germany is available through DSL and fiber (via landline phone providers), cable (via cable TV providers) as well as LTE/4G/5G (via mobile phone operators). Some companies such as Telekom or Vodafone offer several of those options while availability may vary depending on the local network.
You may pay between €20 and €60 monthly depending on the connection speed and the included phone options (e.g. unlimited national landline calls). Most plans have a contract duration of 1 to 2 years with a special right of termination, e.g. if you move abroad or to a location where your operator is not available. Wifi routers are either included or can be rented/ purchased if required. If you live alone and do not use the the connection for several activities simultaneously (e.g. streaming and downloading), a connection of 16 Mbit/s may be enough. Otherwise, most users would prefer a connection of at least 50 Mbit/s.
- DSL / fiber: Broadband internet connection through the traditional phone network is the most used and available option. The speed of DSL connections depends on the local network development condition. It varies between 16 Mbit/s in rural areas and 250 Mbit/s in urban areas. Fiber connections are still rarely available but offer speeds of up to 1000 Mbit/s. Most of the phone and fiber network is owned and sustained by Deutsche Telekom. However, you have the choice between a variety of operators (e.g. Vodafone, 1&1, o2) as the network is openly accessible.
- Cable: Cable TV providers offer broadband connections of up to 1000 Mbit/s to households connected to the cable network. The largest network operators are Vodafone and PYÜR; however, there are also some local companies. Some networks are also openly accessible to other providers (e.g. eazy), which increases the amount of available contracts.
- LTE/4G/5G: Mobile phone operators offer internet connections of up to 300-1000 Mbit/s based on the locally available speed. While mobile hotspots (e.g. Vodafone GigaCube or Telekom Speedbox) have the advantage of being carried flexibly and are well suitable for travelling or remote working, they are usually the most expensive option and usually include a cap for monthly data usage.
Below comparison service is provided in collaboration with our partner Verivox. It is also directly accessible on the site of Verivox (commercial link). When entering your address and local area code, you get an overview of all available DSL, fiber and cable plans. In most cases an ordinary plan should be the way to go; however, there are also business options for users with special service requirements. In case you are interested in mobile internet through LTE or 4/5G, you can compare the options on our dedicated site for mobile plans.
You want to get broadband internet through LTE or 4/5G? Have a look on our dedicated article to compare mobile internet plans and providers.
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1. Overview of broadband internet plans in Germany (DSL / cable)