Internet Providers in Clearwater, Florida

Most Popular Internet Providers in Clearwater, Florida:

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  • 1. Spectrum
    100% Available
    100%

    Available

    Speeds up to:
    1000 Mbps
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    35 Mbps
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    • Deal
    • Cable
    • Internet Plans: 3
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 6
    • Speed Range: 100-1000mbps
    • Connection: Cable
    • Price Range: $49.99 - $152.97
    • Contracts: None - None required
    Deal
    There are 6 active deals on select plans from this provider
  • 2. Frontier
    95.6% Available
    95.6%

    Available

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    • Fiber
    • DSL
    • Internet Plans: 4
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 0
    • Speed Range: 30-940mbps
    • Connection: DSL and Fiber
    • Price Range: $49.99 - $84.99
    • Contracts: None - 1 Year required
  • 3. WOW!
    80.3% Available
    80.3%

    Available

    Speeds up to:
    1000 Mbps
    Download
    50 Mbps
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    • Deal
    • Cable
    • Internet Plans: 4
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 0
    • Speed Range: 100-1000mbps
    • Connection: Cable
    • Price Range: $24.99 - $79.99
    • Contracts: None - None required
    Deal
    There are 4 active deals on select plans from this provider
  • 4. 4. Viasat
    100% Available
    100%

    Available

    Speeds up to:
    50 Mbps
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    3 Mbps
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    • Satellite
    • Internet Plans: 4
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 0
    • Speed Range: 12-50mbps
    • Connection: Satellite
    • Price Range: $49.99 - $199.99
    • Contracts: 2 Years - 2 Years required
  • 5. 5. HughesNet
    100% Available
    100%

    Available

    Speeds up to:
    25 Mbps
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    3 Mbps
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    • Deal
    • Satellite
    • Internet Plans: 4
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 0
    • Speed Range: 25-25mbps
    • Connection: Satellite
    • Installation: Standard installation is free.
    • Price Range: $39.99 - $149.99
    • Contracts: 2 Years - 2 Years required
    Deal
    There are 4 active deals on select plans from this provider
  • 6. 6. EarthLink
    32.6% Available
    32.6%

    Available

    Speeds up to:
    940 Mbps
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    1000 Mbps
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    Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
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    • Fiber
    • DSL
    • Internet Plans: 5
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 0
    • Speed Range: 12-1000mbps
    • Connection: DSL and Fiber
    • Installation: Includes professional installation.
    • Price Range: $49.95 - $99.95
    • Contracts: 1 Year - 1 Year required
  • 7. Xfinity
    0.5% Available
    0.5%

    Available

    Speeds up to:
    1200 Mbps
    Download
    35 Mbps
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    • Cable
    • Internet Plans: 5
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 7
    • Speed Range: 50-1200mbps
    • Connection: Cable
    • Installation: Free professional installation.
    • Price Range: $19.99 - $170
    • Contracts: 1 Year - 2 Years required
  • 8. RapidSystems
    1.9% Available
    1.9%

    Available

    Speeds up to:
    25 Mbps
    Download
    5 Mbps
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    • Fixed Wireless
    • Internet Plans: 3
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 0
    • Speed Range: 10-25mbps
    • Connection: Fixed Wireless
    • Installation: Includes basic install. Premium install is $249.
    • Price Range: $49.95 - $69.95
    • Contracts: None - None required
2 Residential internet providers are hidden due to low coverage in Clearwater. See All
5 Business internet providers are hidden due to low coverage in Clearwater. See All
  • 1. AT&T Wireless
    100% Available
    100%

    Available

    Speeds up to:
    10 Mbps
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    3 Mbps
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    • Mobile Broadband
    • Internet Plans: 2
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 0
    • Speed Range: 0-10mbps
    • Connection: Mobile Broadband
    • Price Range: $50 - $75
  • 2. T-Mobile
    100% Available
    100%

    Available

    Speeds up to:
    10 Mbps
    Download
    6 Mbps
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    • Deal
    • Mobile Broadband
    • Internet Plans: 3
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 0
    • Speed Range: 0-10mbps
    • Connection: Mobile Broadband
    • Price Range: $60 - $85
    Deal
    There are 2 active deals on select plans from this provider
  • 3. Verizon
    100% Available
    100%

    Available

    Speeds up to:
    10 Mbps
    Download
    3 Mbps
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    • Deal
    • Mobile Broadband
    • Internet Plans: 2
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 0
    • Speed Range: 0-10mbps
    • Connection: Mobile Broadband
    • Price Range: $55 - $65
    Deal
    There are 2 active deals on select plans from this provider

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Internet Access in Clearwater, Florida

Currently, there are 8 ISPs in the Clearwater area with home service. Including business ISPs, that's a total of 28 companies overall, such as Orange Business Services and WOW!.

Considering network technology available in the Clearwater area, we see that the most common hardwired broadband Internet tech infrastructures are Cable (near one hundred percent coverage) and DSL and Fiber (95.63 percent coverage). Cable internet connections are sold by traditional cable TV operators, who use already-built TV network connections. Clearwater customers of cable ISPs such as Spectrum generally pick it thanks to the combination of low pricing for workable speeds. (Compared to the alternatives, anyway.)

The average Clearwater building will have 3 companies serving their location, or exactly 3.89 Internet providers per census block. Only 1.36 percent of the Clearwater population are limited to one choice for Internet.

Spectrum is the most likely choice in Clearwater. near one hundred percent of the Clearwater area can get Internet service from them. Viasat Internet is also a common choice in the area, with coverage in virtually one hundred percent of local addresses with predominantly Satellite broadband service. The fastest package we've seen for Viasat in Clearwater is 35 megabits per second.

All the coverage data here comes from FCC reported data, which compels Internet companies in Clearwater to submit coverage data biannually. By using our relationships with telecom companies, BroadbandNow is able to validate public data against private data submitted by providers. Our speed averages are calculated from actual speed tests originating in Clearwater. Other data and statistics shown below are drawn from NTIA andnational Census Bureau databases.

Internet Statistics 2021

2,000 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 Clearwater, Florida

Provider Speed Type Time To Download 1 GB Availability
XFINITY from Comcast 1,200 Mbps Cable 6s 0.5%
Spectrum 1,000 Mbps Cable 8s 100.0%
EarthLink 1,000 Mbps DSL and Fiber 8s 32.6%
Frontier Communications Call For Speed Availability DSL and Fiber 8s 95.6%
WOW! 1,000 Mbps Cable 8s 80.3%
Viasat Internet 50 Mbps Satellite 2m 43s 100.0%
HughesNet 25 Mbps Satellite 5m 27s 100.0%

Internet Provider Competition Map For Clearwater

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Clearwater is the 6th most connected city in Florida ahead of Largo, Dunedin, Safety Harbor, Clearwater Beach, and Belleair Beach.

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

Fiber Availability: 55% of people living in Clearwater 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 99% of Clearwater 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.

Internet Availability around St Petersburg College and Clearwater Christian College

In the 2 mile area around St Petersburg College, a normal home has 2-3 different choices for consumer internet access. Clearwater Christian College currently shows 2.91 providers to pick from at residential addresses within 2 miles of their location. Both universities have average broadband connections that are more than capable of meeting student use cases like streaming video, downloading big items, and playing games. Plans in this range aren't guaranteed to be accessible in every road close to campus, and may be unobtainable in apartment buildings. Keep in mind these averages are based on download speed tests, and actual performance will likely be closer to the providers advertised speeds provided above.

Clearwater Telecommuting and Tech

There are 4,786 workers living in Clearwater operating out of a home via telecommuting. 82.68 of those telecommuters take home less than $75,000 annually. Clearwater has a high amount of fiber coverage, so it makes sense that home offices might be a popular option with residents. Access to strong symmetrical fiber broadband allows for more reliable service than older technologies. It's a robust technology solution that easily supports cloud apps, video conferencing, and other intensive workplace uses. When you're setting up a home network for a home office, it's important to check data limits on your plan. Some home Internet connections in Clearwater have data caps. This can be difficult if you use a lot of data for work purposes like video conferencing, etc. Business plans can be installed if you need more than a consumer-grade bundle.

Compare Clearwater to the 5 largest cities in the US

City Average Download Speed Number of Providers Average Cost per Mbps
Clearwater 127.7 Mbps 10 $0.22 ( + $0.00 )
New York 534.4 Mbps ( +406.7 Mbps ) 17 ( +7 ) $0.41 ( + $0.00 )
Los Angeles 148.8 Mbps ( +21.1 Mbps ) 17 ( +7 ) $0.22 ( + $0.00 )
Chicago 160.6 Mbps ( +32.9 Mbps ) 15 ( +5 ) $0.25 ( + $0.00 )
Houston 169.5 Mbps ( +41.8 Mbps ) 23 ( +13 ) $0.24 ( + $0.00 )
Philadelphia 162.1 Mbps ( +34.4 Mbps ) 8 ( -2 ) $0.30 ( + $0.00 )

Customer Reviews of Internet Providers in Clearwater

New to area

Just built a house and the only thing available was a satellite, cell service, and Nature Coast. Luckily I could get their service. So far so good.

Unbelievable Fast Service

We are so pleased with Nature Coast Networks. We have had several services through cellphone providers using outdoor antennas. Nature Coast Networks doesn’t limit your monthly service based on usage like all the others! There are no data usage caps! It’s incredibly reliable even through heavy rain. Nature Coast Networks is locally owned and operated I believe. I have never had to wait on hold or talk to a foreigner, I’ve always got the same people on the phone. I left a message and within 10 mins they called me back, when I had several questions, they were super polite and very respectful! Now my family can use the internet like everyone else in the world. I’m so thankful during a time like this with COVID having to work from home and the kids having to do remote schooling! Thank you!

Free modem

I'm a new customer with Spectrum and I signed a contract that promised a free modem. Was happy with the tech's installation. He was very professional. The gripe I have is that I assumed the free modem would be new and not one that looks to have seen better days. I hope customer service will be understanding and helpful when the modem crashes.

It is great

Installers did a great job. Very fast, very clean. The equipment works perfectly. The speed is as advertised. My last Wi-Fi provider was very slow and expensive. I would recommend this company.

Love WOW!

We switched to WOW! about three months ago from our previous provider. We were paying over $200 per month for Spectrum's 300Mbps internet only service which was the fastest they had to offer. We now have WOW's Gigabit Internet, 1000Mbps for $89.99 without a contract. It has been a dramatic change for the better, and I will be recommending WOW! to all my friends!