Internet Providers in Gulf Breeze, FL

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Residential Internet Statistics for Gulf Breeze, FL
Internet Providers: 9
Internet Plans: 22
Fastest Speed Available: 1,000 Mbps
Average Plan Price: $62.03

Internet Access in Gulf Breeze, Florida

Data on BroadbandNow is drawn from the FCC's bi-annual coverage reporting. We also use direct provider reports to further validate the information. Pricing and plan information is collected manually by our data analysis team. We have collected and verified 439 bundled Internet plans in Gulf Breeze in the past few years. Speed averages are calculated from 14,191 browser-based speed test recordsover the past 12 months.

In terms of coverage options, the average Gulf Breeze home will find 3-4 companies serving a given location, or exactly 3.68 ISPs per census block.

Looking at network tech available across Gulf Breeze, we see that the most prevalent wired broadband connection infrastructures are DSL and Fiber, with 98.94% and 27.99% respectively. Fiber is built on newer, more modern Fiber-optical lines made of hair-like glass or plastic strands that deliver digital data using light. Not all "Fiber" connections reach the subscriber address, however. Some switch to to copper cables in the "last mile." Consequently, not all fiber connections offer true "gigabit" speeds. DSL is transmitted by twisted copper telephone wires, and is sold by corporations such as EarthLink that historically provided phone service. The twisted copper bundle makeup seen in telephone wires allows for lower performance compared to cable and significantly less than fiber.

Viasat Internet is the most widespread option for Gulf Breeze residents. near one hundred percent of Gulf Breeze census blocks can get Internet service from them. HughesNet is the most likely second option, with coverage in close to one hundred percent of the area with Satellite service. HughesNet's strongest plan in Gulf Breeze is 25 megabits per second.

Aside from the providers listed above, Mediacom Cable provides a third option for wired broadband in 99 percent of Gulf Breeze.

  • There are 17 internet providers in Gulf Breeze with 9 of those offering residential service
  • Gulf Breeze is the 63rd most connected city in Florida ahead of Cantonment, Navarre, Milton, and Pensacola, but behind Lillian.
  • The fastest zip code in Gulf Breeze for April 2021 is 32563. (see all below).

Internet Statistics 2021

100 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 Gulf Breeze, Florida

Provider Speed Type Time To Download 1 GB
EarthLink Fiber 1,000 Mbps Fiber 8s
Cox Communications 1,000 Mbps Cable 8s
Mediacom Cable 1,000 Mbps Cable 8s
AT&T Fiber 940 Mbps Fiber 8s
XFINITY from Comcast 1,000 Mbps Cable 8s
AT&T Internet 100 Mbps IPBB 1m 21s
EarthLink 100 Mbps DSL 1m 21s
Viasat Internet 50 Mbps Satellite 2m 43s
HughesNet 25 Mbps Satellite 5m 27s

Summary of Internet Providers Availability in Gulf Breeze, Florida

  • EarthLink - DSL - 98.9% Availability in Gulf Breeze - Speeds up to 100 Mbps
  • AT&T Internet - IPBB - 98.9% Availability in Gulf Breeze - Speeds up to 100 Mbps
  • Mediacom - Cable - 99.2% Availability in Gulf Breeze - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • EarthLink - Fiber - 28.0% Availability in Gulf Breeze - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • AT&T Fiber - Fiber - 27.4% Availability in Gulf Breeze - Speeds up to 940 Mbps
  • Cox - Cable - 15.3% Availability in Gulf Breeze - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • Xfinity - Cable - 2.4% Availability in Gulf Breeze - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • Viasat - Satellite - 100.0% Availability in Gulf Breeze - Speeds up to 50 Mbps
  • HughesNet - Satellite - 100.0% Availability in Gulf Breeze - Speeds up to 25 Mbps

Internet Provider Competition Map For Gulf Breeze

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Gulf Breeze is the 63rd most connected city in Florida ahead of Cantonment, Navarre, Milton, and Pensacola, but behind Lillian.

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 Santa Rosa 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: 29% of people living in Gulf Breeze 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 Gulf Breeze 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, 32563 is the zip code with the fastest average download speed in Gulf Breeze.

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

In Santa Rosa County, approximately 10,000 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 Cap Issues and Cord Cutting Around Gulf Breeze

Data collected by our researchers shows that many of the common ISPs currently use data caps on home broadband connections. Data caps are controversial since users see them as a tactic to stop video streaming, while providers maintain they are a reasonable strategy as they struggle to manage network traffic. Either way, the culprit is the same: streaming services, which can use anywhere from 1–7GB per hour.

Summary Of Internet Providers In Gulf Breeze

Provider Type Coverage Speed
EarthLink DSL 98.9%+ 100 Mbps
AT&T Internet IPBB 98.9%+ 100 Mbps
Mediacom Cable Cable 99.2%+ 1,000 Mbps
EarthLink Fiber Fiber 28.0%+ 1,000 Mbps
AT&T Fiber Fiber 27.4%+ 940 Mbps
Cox Communications Cable 15.3%+ 1,000 Mbps
XFINITY from Comcast Cable 2.4%+ 1,000 Mbps
Viasat Internet Satellite 100% 50 Mbps
HughesNet Satellite 100% 25 Mbps
Mediacom Business Cable 96.8%+ 1,000 Mbps
AT&T Fiber 40.8%+ 940 Mbps
Cox Business Cable 20.3%+ 1,000 Mbps
Uniti Fiber Fiber 31.0%+ 25 Mbps
Cox Business Fiber 26.3%+ 1,000 Mbps
Comcast Business Cable 8.0%+ 600 Mbps
CenturyLink Business Fiber 12.4%+ 1,000 Mbps
Windstream Fiber 8.9%+ 100 Mbps
Verizon Business Copper 3.6%+ 1.5 Mbps
GTT Communications Copper 0.9%+ -- Mbps
Privatel Cable 0.6%+ -- Mbps

Compare Gulf Breeze to the 5 largest cities in the US

City Average Download Speed Number of Providers Average Cost per Mbps
Gulf Breeze 127 Mbps 9 $0.26 ( + $0.00 )
New York 415.4 Mbps ( +288.4 Mbps ) 16 ( +7 ) $0.21 ( $0.00 )
Los Angeles 118.9 Mbps ( -8.1 Mbps ) 17 ( +8 ) $0.15 ( $0.00 )
Chicago 116.2 Mbps ( -10.8 Mbps ) 15 ( +6 ) $0.19 ( $0.00 )
Houston 127.4 Mbps ( +0.4 Mbps ) 23 ( +14 ) $0.18 ( $0.00 )
Philadelphia 127.6 Mbps ( +0.6 Mbps ) 8 ( -1 ) $0.18 ( $0.00 )