Internet Providers in Bradenton, FL

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Residential Internet Statistics for Bradenton, FL
Internet Providers: 9
Internet Plans: 17
Fastest Speed Available: 1,200 Mbps
Average Plan Price: $74.39

Internet Access in Bradenton, Florida

Consumers have access to 25 Internet providers in Bradenton. 3 of these are mobile LTE providers and 9 offer wired or wireless residential broadband.

Viasat Internet and HughesNet are currently Bradenton's most common wired broadband choices.

Looking specifically at the Internet network technology options around Bradenton, you essentially see two primary options: cable (providers such as Spectrum) and DSL (think Frontier Communications).

Competition between Internet brands is strong in general. The average Bradenton census block has about 3-4 providers to choose from. Averaged out across all census blocks, there are exactly 3.39 possible providers per household.

Broadband coverage statistics here and elsewhere on BroadbandNow are based on a mix of public government data and privatized data we collect from providers, or via unlisted third parties. Average statistics about speed and performance averages comes primarily from M-Labs, which is a speed test tool integrated into BroadbandNow and Google and Chrome search results. Our research team has hand-gathered package pricing and plan details on 593 Internet offerings in the Bradenton market to date.

  • There are 18 internet providers in Bradenton with 9 of those offering residential service
  • Bradenton is the 66th most connected city in Florida ahead of Ellenton, Palmetto, Longboat Key, and Bradenton Beach, but behind Sarasota.
  • Explore internet access for communities within Bradenton: University Park
  • The fastest zip code in Bradenton for April 2021 is 34205. (see all below).

Internet Statistics 2021



Bradenton, FL

6,000 People Only have access to 1 or fewer wired internet providers available at their address.

This data is calculated from FCC datasets which providers are legally required to supply twice a year. We further validate this data for accuracy.

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Summary Of Fastest Internet Providers In Bradenton, Florida

Provider Speed Type Time To Download 1 GB
XFINITY from Comcast 1,200 Mbps Cable 6s
Spectrum 1,000 Mbps Cable 8s
Frontier Communications Call For Speed Availability Fiber 8s
Myakka Communications 250 Mbps Fiber 32s
Viasat Internet 50 Mbps Satellite 2m 43s
Frontier Communications Call For Speed Availability DSL 4m 33s
HughesNet 25 Mbps Satellite 5m 27s

Summary of Internet Providers Availability in Bradenton, Florida

  • Frontier - DSL - 95.5% Availability in Bradenton - Call For Speed Availability
  • Spectrum - Cable - 99.3% Availability in Bradenton - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • Frontier - Fiber - 90.0% Availability in Bradenton - Call For Speed Availability
  • Xfinity - Cable - 4.0% Availability in Bradenton - Speeds up to 1,200 Mbps
  • Myakka Communications - Fiber - 0.5% Availability in Bradenton - Speeds up to 250 Mbps
  • Viasat - Satellite - 100.0% Availability in Bradenton - Speeds up to 50 Mbps
  • HughesNet - Satellite - 100.0% Availability in Bradenton - Speeds up to 25 Mbps

Internet Provider Competition Map For Bradenton

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Bradenton is the 66th most connected city in Florida ahead of Ellenton, Palmetto, Longboat Key, and Bradenton Beach, but behind Sarasota.

The “Connected” metric is a citywide average based on FCC data showing the density of broadband options at the census block level.

Approximately 1,000 people in Manatee County don't have access to any wired internet.

This statistic is drawn from the population in census blocks not served by at least one wired broadband provider.

Fiber Availability: 90% of people living in Bradenton have residential fiber service available to them.

Fiber coverage data is sourced from FCC Form 477 filings and cross-validated through BroadbandNow with private datasets and direct provider reporting.

Approximately 97% of Bradenton residents are serviced by multiple wired providers.

This coverage statistic is based on a mix of FCC and private provider reporting in the past two quarters.

As of this month, 34205 is the zip code with the fastest average download speed in Bradenton.

Zip-based speed averages are calculated from M-Labs consumer speed tests run by IP addresses in the area.

In Manatee County, approximately 2,000 people do not have access to 25 Mbps wired broadband.

25 Mbps download and 3 Mbps upload is the minimum speed for an Internet connection to be classified as “Broadband” by the FCC.

Broadband for Educational Purposes in Bradenton

Economic development reports routinely highlight a large pattern between internet access and performance in schooling. Broadband access is increasingly a requirement as colleges including Itt Technical Institute-Bradenton in Bradenton adapt online platforms to distribute student work. Fortunately for people living close to campus, fiber has high availability with a 81.62% footprint in the zip code around Itt Technical Institute-Bradenton. Fiber has wide coverage with a 81.62% footprint in the zip code. Looking at 1,463 speed tests recorded over the past year at areas within 2 miles of Itt Technical Institute-Bradenton campus, performance averages are in the region of 215.54 Mbps — considerably above the lowest speeds needed for viewing video and interfacing with cloud or communication platforms.

Data Cap Issues and Video Streaming in Bradenton

Data from our research team shows that popular ISPs in the area place a limit on data use for their home Internet plans. Data caps are controversial because subscribers view them as a strategy to stop streaming. Providers insist that they are a reasonable strategy for managing network congestion. Either way, the culprit is over-the-top streaming services, which can eat up anywhere from one to seven Gigabytes/hr.

Internet access in Bradenton neighborhoods

Coverage data for Bradenton is available for these specific communities: University Park.

Summary Of Internet Providers In Bradenton

Provider Type Coverage Speed
Frontier Communications DSL 95.5%+ Call For Speed Availability
Spectrum Cable 99.3%+ 1,000 Mbps
Frontier Communications Fiber 90.0%+ Call For Speed Availability
Suncoast Broadband Fixed Wireless 49.1%+ 50 Mbps
XFINITY from Comcast Cable 4.0%+ 1,200 Mbps
Myakka Communications Fiber 0.5%+ 250 Mbps
Myakka Technologies Fixed Wireless 0.5%+ 3.0 Mbps
Viasat Internet Satellite 100% 50 Mbps
HughesNet Satellite 100% 25 Mbps
Frontier Business DSL 87.6%+ Call For Speed Availability
Frontier Business Fiber 82.3%+ Call For Speed Availability
Spectrum Business Cable 99.6%+ 1,000 Mbps
Suncoast Broadband Fixed Wireless 49.3%+ 50 Mbps
Crown Castle Fiber Fiber 15.0%+ 1,000 Mbps
Comcast Business Cable 7.5%+ 987 Mbps
Windstream Fiber 9.5%+ 100 Mbps
Spectrum Business Fiber 9.4%+ 940 Mbps
CenturyLink Business Fiber 5.9%+ 1,000 Mbps
Verizon Business Copper 4.2%+ 50 Mbps
GTT Communications Copper 1.1%+ -- Mbps
Fusion Connect Copper 0.8%+ 20 Mbps

Compare Bradenton to the 5 largest cities in the US

City Average Download Speed Number of Providers Average Cost per Mbps
Bradenton 152 Mbps 9 $0.23 ( + $0.00 )
New York 415.4 Mbps ( +263.4 Mbps ) 16 ( +7 ) $0.21 ( $0.00 )
Los Angeles 118.9 Mbps ( -33.1 Mbps ) 17 ( +8 ) $0.15 ( $0.00 )
Chicago 116.2 Mbps ( -35.8 Mbps ) 15 ( +6 ) $0.19 ( $0.00 )
Houston 127.4 Mbps ( -24.6 Mbps ) 23 ( +14 ) $0.18 ( $0.00 )
Philadelphia 127.6 Mbps ( -24.4 Mbps ) 8 ( -1 ) $0.18 ( $0.00 )

Customer Reviews of Internet Providers in Bradenton

Excellent Service and Support

Westelcom exceeded my expectations in Service, Support, and the Speed of the connection.

Much Better than others

Working great. Very fast service and my download speeds increased from 47Mbps to 467Mbps! Nice people, too.

Too pricey

Customer service, speed, and reliability are good, but I only have internet service getting charged for $75 a month then I saw the statement, will increase by $4 next month. After a good price for about 2yrs, they will increase just like that, cant switch because there are no other company services in this area.

Yea this is the best internet ever

I bing here like 9 month never have any problems w my internet just get block to my internet account a few time thats the only bad thing i can come with the rest oh my good it was glorious