Internet Providers in Fort Meade, FL

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Residential Internet Statistics for Fort Meade, FL
Wired Internet Providers: 4
Average Speed Test Result: 11.72 Mbps
Top Advertised Speed: 1,200 Mbps
No Broadband Access: 31.39%

Internet Access in Fort Meade, Florida

The average Fort Meade household can get access to Internet service from 1.63 different companies.

As is normal with a city of Fort Meade's relatively low density of telecom competition, the weighted average download speeds in Fort Meade fall somewhat short of the state average. The current average download speed for Fort Meade over the past twelve months is 11.72 Mbps.

The broadband packages displayed above are collected by hand by our data science team.

CenturyLink as well as XFINITY from Comcast also offer coverage in Fort Meade, with CenturyLink doing somewhat better in our speed test statistics.

According to the most recent FCC data, Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) and HughesNet are the largest telecoms in Fort Meade so far as coverage. These companies often overlap around Fort Meade.

  • There are 9 internet providers in Fort Meade with 6 of those offering residential service
  • Fort Meade is the 234th most connected city in Florida ahead of Bowling Green and Wauchula, but behind Bartow, Eagle Lake, and Mulberry.
  • The fastest zip code in Fort Meade for February 2021 is 33841. (see all below).

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 Fort Meade, Florida

Provider Speed Type Time To Download 1 GB
XFINITY from Comcast 1,200 Mbps Cable 6s
CenturyLink 940 Mbps DSL and Fiber 8s
Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) 50 Mbps Satellite 2m 43s
HughesNet 25 Mbps Satellite 5m 27s
Frontier Communications 115 Mbps DSL 1m 11s

Summary of Internet Providers Availability in Fort Meade, Florida

  • CenturyLink - 83.3% Availability in Fort Meade - Speeds up to 940 Mbps
  • Xfinity - 65.3% Availability in Fort Meade - Speeds up to 1,200 Mbps
  • Frontier - 11.9% Availability in Fort Meade - Speeds up to 115 Mbps
  • Viasat - 100.0% Availability in Fort Meade - Speeds up to 50 Mbps
  • HughesNet - 100.0% Availability in Fort Meade - Speeds up to 25 Mbps

Internet Provider Competition Map For Fort Meade

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Fort Meade is the 234th most connected city in Florida ahead of Bowling Green and Wauchula, but behind Bartow, Eagle Lake, and Mulberry.

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

Approximately 9,000 people in Polk 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.

Approximately 68% of Fort Meade 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, 33841 is the zip code with the fastest average download speed in Fort Meade.

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

In Polk County, approximately 23,000 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.

Data Caps and Cord Cutting Around Fort Meade

Data from our researchers shows that many of the popular ISPs use data caps on home Internet connections. Data caps are disliked because subscribers view them as a tactic to limit streaming services. Providers explain that data caps are a necessary tool for managing network congestion. Either way, the culprit is the same: streaming services, which easily consumes anywhere from one to seven Gigabytes per hour.

Summary Of Internet Providers In Fort Meade

Provider Type Coverage Speed
CenturyLink DSL and Fiber 83.3%+ 940 Mbps
XFINITY from Comcast Cable 65.3%+ 1,200 Mbps
Frontier Communications DSL 11.9%+ 115 Mbps
Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) Satellite 100% 50 Mbps
HughesNet Satellite 100% 25 Mbps
CenturyLink Business DSL and Fiber 100% 940 Mbps
Alternative Choice Wireless Fixed Wireless 100% -- Mbps
Frontier Business DSL 69.6%+ 115 Mbps
Comcast Business Cable 15.4%+ 987 Mbps

Compare Fort Meade to the 5 largest cities in the US

City Average Download Speed Number of Providers Average Cost per Mbps
Fort Meade 11.7 Mbps 6 $0.34 ( + $0.00 )
New York 349.1 Mbps ( +337.4 Mbps ) 15 ( +9 ) $0.46 ( + $0.00 )
Los Angeles 107.1 Mbps ( +95.4 Mbps ) 18 ( +12 ) $0.25 ( $0.00 )
Chicago 99.7 Mbps ( +88 Mbps ) 15 ( +9 ) $0.29 ( $0.00 )
Houston 111.7 Mbps ( +100 Mbps ) 21 ( +15 ) $0.25 ( $0.00 )
Philadelphia 115.3 Mbps ( +103.6 Mbps ) 9 ( +3 ) $0.34 ( + $0.00 )