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Broadband Service in Florida

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Internet Access in Florida

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Coverage by County

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92.4%
92.4% TERRESTRIAL BROADBAND COVERAGE
59.8%
59.8% POPULATION UNDERSERVED

101.0

5th

Broadband Speeds

96.1%

of Floridians have access to broadband 100mbps or faster.

28.6%

of Floridians have access to 1 gigabit broadband.

Wired Coverage

98.6%

of Floridians have access to wireline service.

38.8%

of Floridians have access to fiber-optic service.

94.5%

of Floridians have access to cable service.

94.2%

of Floridians have access to DSL service.

Coverage by County in Florida

County Name % Broadband Coverage
Alachua 89.1%
Baker 84.4%
Bay 96.9%
Bradford 29.8%
Brevard 99.9%
Broward 99.3%
Calhoun 71.7%
Charlotte 93.7%
Citrus 94.6%
Clay 96.1%
Collier 98.4%
Columbia 85.4%
DeSoto 68.7%
Dixie 29.6%
Duval 98.2%
Escambia 97.2%
Flagler 98.9%
Franklin 97.6%
Gadsden 93.4%
Gilchrist 29.8%
Glades 64.7%
Gulf 95.1%
Hamilton 65.1%
Hardee 71.2%
Hendry 83.2%
Hernando 96.8%
Highlands 87.1%
Hillsborough 99.6%
Holmes 41.8%
Indian River 97.7%
Jackson 54.0%
Jefferson 31.3%
Lafayette 56.2%
Lake 94.0%
Lee 94.8%
Leon 95.8%
Levy 23.2%
Liberty 33.1%
Madison 58.9%
Manatee 99.5%
Marion 92.9%
Martin 98.5%
Miami-Dade 98.6%
Monroe 97.8%
Nassau 95.0%
Okaloosa 94.4%
Okeechobee 84.1%
Orange 99.6%
Osceola 99.0%
Palm Beach 99.1%
Pasco 98.9%
Pinellas 100.0%
Polk 96.6%
Putnam 86.2%
St. Johns 97.7%
St. Lucie 98.0%
Santa Rosa 96.9%
Sarasota 97.7%
Seminole 99.9%
Sumter 94.5%
Suwannee 86.5%
Taylor 66.2%
Union 68.3%
Volusia 98.5%
Wakulla 93.7%
Walton 83.9%
Washington 36.9%

Internet Speed in Top Florida Cities

City Avg. Download Speed No. of Providers
1. Miami 116.2 MBPS 28 Providers
2. Orlando 74.2 MBPS 31 Providers
3. Jacksonville 93.9 MBPS 26 Providers
4. Fort Lauderdale 119.6 MBPS 23 Providers
5. Tampa 79.5 MBPS 23 Providers

Speeds for Major Providers in Florida

Provider Avg. Download Speed
XFINITY from Comcast 123.2 MBPS
AT&T Internet 107.0 MBPS
Charter Spectrum 92.2 MBPS
CenturyLink 64.1 MBPS
Frontier Communications 9.2 MBPS

The State of Broadband in Florida, 2020

Written by the BroadbandNow team. Last updated 9/1/2020.

Scoring remarkably high in comparison with many other states, Florida has the 5th-best broadband access ranking in the US. While a handful of Florida counties have relatively low high-speed coverage, most counties experience over 95% coverage. Additionally, average download speeds are measured to be around 167.8 Mbps, which is even faster than Rhode Island, which has the 4th-best broadband ranking in the nation.

The Digital Divide in Florida

The digital divide, or the gap between residents who have access to the latest internet technologies and those who do not, is ever closing in Florida. However, in terms of access and affordability, the gap is still present and can be quantified by the following data.

Currently, 96.8% of Floridians have access to wired broadband connection with speeds of 25 Mbps or faster. Still, 464,000 people in Florida are left without a wired connection capable of these high speeds. Beyond that, even with 220 internet providers offering internet services in Florida, there are 1.0 million people in Florida that have access to only one wired provider, and well over a quarter-million people who do not have a wired provider operating at their place of residence at all.

As for internet cost in Florida, affordability data reveals that 59.8% of Floridians have access to a monthly internet plan that costs $60 or less per month. In this regard, Florida is slightly ahead of the national curve, since on average only 51.5% of Americans have access to the same.

Best-Connected Cities

While many Florida cities are well-off in terms of wired broadband, some cities enjoy the best combination of internet speed, coverage, and pricing. The five most well-connected cities in Florida are Bradenton, Boca Raton, Hollywood, Lake Worth, and Pompano Beach, with Bradenton being the best in the state in terms of broadband connectivity.

Worst-Connected Cities

Across the digital divide are a number of cities with the worst broadband situation in the state. Indian Lake Estates, Wacissa, Suwannee, Horseshoe Beach, and Mc Intosh are the five most poorly connected cities in Florida, with Indian Lake Estate ranking worst in the state.

Find out how Florida’s wired internet compares to other states in the USA here.

Governmental Initiatives

Since 2010, almost $8.9 million in federal grant funding has been awarded to the Florida Department of Management Services to help pay for broadband development and data collection within the state. An additional sum of $55,902,591 in federal grants has gone toward broadband infrastructure projects in Florida.

The information above is taken from a mix of public and private datasets. More about our data here.

Sources: Data collected via the FCC, NTIA, and other sources. For a full list of data sources please visit our data page.

Florida Cities

Average speed over time
Alachua 93.1% 12 providers
Altamonte Springs 100.0% 17 providers
Apollo Beach 99.9% 8 providers
Apopka 99.5% 14 providers
Arcadia 68.8% 9 providers
Atlantic Beach 87.6% 13 providers
Auburndale 100.0% 8 providers
Avon Park 79.7% 10 providers
Bartow 97.6% 12 providers
Belle Glade 90.3% 11 providers
Belleview 100.0% 8 providers
Beverly Hills 99.9% 9 providers
Boca Raton 98.9% 23 providers
Bonifay 59.5% 10 providers
Bonita Springs 96.6% 15 providers
Boynton Beach 99.1% 15 providers
Bradenton 99.9% 17 providers
Brandon 100.0% 13 providers
Brooksville 93.1% 17 providers
Callahan 95.9% 9 providers
Cantonment 99.6% 14 providers
Cape Coral 95.8% 11 providers
Casselberry 100.0% 12 providers
Chipley 37.1% 10 providers
Clearwater 100.0% 19 providers
Clermont 96.5% 15 providers
Clewiston 76.2% 9 providers
Cocoa 100.0% 14 providers
Cocoa Beach 100.0% 13 providers
Crawfordville 96.0% 8 providers
Crestview 91.9% 10 providers
Crystal River 87.1% 11 providers
Dade City 88.6% 11 providers
Dania 99.9% 10 providers
Davenport 99.7% 16 providers
Daytona Beach 100.0% 20 providers
Debary 99.6% 14 providers
Deerfield Beach 99.9% 17 providers
Defuniak Springs 81.6% 13 providers
Deland 98.4% 13 providers
Delray Beach 99.3% 17 providers
Deltona 100.0% 13 providers
Destin 97.0% 16 providers
Dover 100.0% 11 providers
Dunedin 100.0% 14 providers
Dunnellon 82.9% 15 providers
Edgewater 100.0% 11 providers
Englewood 98.3% 13 providers
Estero 99.2% 13 providers
Eustis 93.8% 10 providers
Fernandina Beach 99.0% 9 providers
Fleming Island 98.4% 11 providers
Fort Lauderdale 99.5% 23 providers
Fort Myers 96.7% 17 providers
Fort Pierce 96.0% 18 providers
Fort Walton Beach 99.1% 15 providers
Gainesville 93.0% 16 providers
Gibsonton 100.0% 11 providers
Green Cove Springs 97.8% 9 providers
Groveland 89.0% 12 providers
Gulf Breeze 99.4% 17 providers
Haines City 99.8% 11 providers
Hallandale 98.3% 14 providers
Hernando 89.6% 12 providers
Hialeah 98.5% 15 providers
Hobe Sound 99.7% 13 providers
Holiday 100.0% 10 providers
Hollywood 98.9% 18 providers
Homestead 97.5% 14 providers
Homosassa 99.8% 10 providers
Hudson 99.9% 12 providers
Immokalee 97.1% 11 providers
Indialantic 100.0% 11 providers
Inverness 98.7% 9 providers
Jacksonville 98.3% 26 providers
Jacksonville Beach 100.0% 14 providers
Jensen Beach 98.4% 15 providers
Jupiter 99.3% 17 providers
Key Biscayne 99.8% 12 providers
Key West 96.7% 8 providers
Keystone Heights 74.1% 9 providers
Kissimmee 99.9% 20 providers
Labelle 88.3% 9 providers
Lady Lake 96.4% 11 providers
Lake City 85.3% 11 providers
Lake Mary 100.0% 15 providers
Lake Placid 89.0% 11 providers
Lake Wales 87.6% 12 providers
Lake Worth 99.6% 17 providers
Lakeland 99.7% 14 providers
Land O Lakes 100.0% 13 providers
Largo 99.8% 15 providers
Leesburg 95.4% 13 providers
Lehigh Acres 85.4% 12 providers
Lithia 82.8% 12 providers
Live Oak 90.1% 9 providers
Longwood 100.0% 18 providers
Loxahatchee 99.3% 11 providers
Lutz 100.0% 13 providers
Lynn Haven 99.9% 10 providers
Macclenny 93.4% 9 providers
Maitland 100.0% 14 providers
Marco Island 99.6% 9 providers
Marianna 81.2% 10 providers
Melbourne 99.9% 15 providers
Merritt Island 100.0% 14 providers
Miami 98.6% 28 providers
Miami Beach 99.9% 21 providers
Miami Gardens 98.8% 10 providers
Middleburg 98.8% 10 providers
Milton 97.8% 14 providers
Monticello 33.0% 9 providers
Mount Dora 99.0% 14 providers
Mulberry 94.0% 13 providers
Naples 98.6% 16 providers
Navarre 99.8% 12 providers
New Port Richey 100.0% 12 providers
New Smyrna Beach 99.9% 11 providers
Niceville 98.6% 12 providers
Nokomis 97.4% 10 providers
North Fort Myers 95.2% 13 providers
North Miami Beach 97.0% 17 providers
North Palm Beach 99.5% 13 providers
North Port 93.7% 10 providers
Ocala 95.4% 19 providers
Ocoee 100.0% 15 providers
Odessa 100.0% 14 providers
Okeechobee 82.3% 14 providers
Oldsmar 100.0% 13 providers
Opa Locka 99.6% 14 providers
Orange City 99.9% 16 providers
Orange Park 99.3% 13 providers
Orlando 99.7% 31 providers
Ormond Beach 100.0% 14 providers
Oviedo 99.9% 16 providers
Palatka 95.2% 11 providers
Palm Bay 99.9% 15 providers
Palm Beach Gardens 98.9% 16 providers
Palm City 99.5% 16 providers
Palm Coast 100.0% 11 providers
Palm Harbor 100.0% 15 providers
Palmetto 99.9% 9 providers
Panama City 99.1% 14 providers
Panama City Beach 98.8% 14 providers
Parrish 94.7% 11 providers
Pembroke Pines 100.0% 15 providers
Pensacola 99.3% 21 providers
Perry 72.8% 8 providers
Pinellas Park 100.0% 12 providers
Plant City 98.8% 15 providers
Pompano Beach 99.4% 19 providers
Ponte Vedra Beach 99.6% 14 providers
Port Charlotte 93.7% 13 providers
Port Orange 100.0% 14 providers
Port Richey 100.0% 12 providers
Port Saint Lucie 99.0% 19 providers
Punta Gorda 92.0% 13 providers
Quincy 92.9% 10 providers
Riverview 100.0% 13 providers
Rockledge 100.0% 13 providers
Ruskin 100.0% 9 providers
Safety Harbor 100.0% 11 providers
Saint Augustine 99.6% 18 providers
Saint Cloud 97.6% 13 providers
Saint Johns 99.6% 14 providers
Saint Petersburg 99.9% 13 providers
Sanford 100.0% 16 providers
Sarasota 98.6% 18 providers
Satellite Beach 100.0% 13 providers
Sebastian 99.6% 12 providers
Sebring 91.7% 14 providers
Seffner 100.0% 13 providers
Seminole 100.0% 15 providers
Spring Hill 100.0% 13 providers
Starke 22.7% 10 providers
Stuart 98.4% 18 providers
Summerfield 93.0% 10 providers
Sun City Center 100.0% 10 providers
Tallahassee 95.8% 17 providers
Tampa 100.0% 23 providers
Tarpon Springs 100.0% 11 providers
Tavares 94.3% 10 providers
The Villages 99.5% 12 providers
Titusville 99.9% 14 providers
Valrico 100.0% 11 providers
Venice 98.3% 13 providers
Vero Beach 97.4% 15 providers
Wauchula 81.0% 10 providers
Wellington 99.8% 13 providers
Wesley Chapel 100.0% 12 providers
West Palm Beach 99.3% 20 providers
Wildwood 98.5% 8 providers
Wimauma 94.7% 11 providers
Windermere 100.0% 15 providers
Winter Garden 99.9% 12 providers
Winter Haven 100.0% 12 providers
Winter Park 100.0% 15 providers
Winter Springs 100.0% 12 providers
Yulee 96.7% 11 providers
Zephyrhills 98.3% 12 providers
Last Updated on 9/1/2020.