Internet Providers in Longboat Key, FL

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Residential Internet Statistics for Longboat Key, FL
Internet Providers: 6
Internet Plans: 9
Fastest Speed Available: 1,200 Mbps
Average Plan Price: $52.22

Internet Access in Longboat Key, Florida

Looking at types of Internet with availability, Longboat Key is fortunate to have wide coverage for both cable and fiber networks. Cable Internet comes from television providers, and is delivered on coaxial cable runs up on telephone poles or buried in the street. Both network types transmit higher download speeds than wireless or DSL services, which is why Longboat Key Internet speeds outperform the Florida unweighted average by 13.75 percent.

We should note here that since FCC data is currently collected twice annually and only published 6+ months after, providers shown in the results above may not reflect the latest expansions or regional changes. This page incorporates direct provider reporting to help reduce the delay.

Viasat Internet and HughesNet are the main Internet choices in Longboat Key.

XFINITY from Comcast is also a commonly available Internet choice for Longboat Key. They offer primarily Cable connections available to 98 percent of Longboat Key. Suncoast Broadband offers an alternative wireless service to 86 percent of Longboat Key, although it requires roof access and proximity to a Suncoast Broadband tower or access point.

Click through the map below for more insights on broadband choice at a granular street level. Although the majority of areas have around 3-4 options for service, some areas can be less well-served and might be limited to one.

  • There are 10 internet providers in Longboat Key with 6 of those offering residential service
  • Longboat Key is the 253rd most connected city in Florida ahead of Bradenton Beach, but behind Sarasota, Bradenton, Ellenton, and Palmetto.
  • The fastest zip code in Longboat Key for April 2021 is 34228. (see all below).

Internet Statistics 2021

1,000 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 Longboat Key, Florida

Provider Speed Type Time To Download 1 GB
XFINITY from Comcast 1,200 Mbps Cable 6s
Frontier Communications Call For Speed Availability Fiber 8s
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 Longboat Key, Florida

  • Frontier - DSL - 67.0% Availability in Longboat Key - Call For Speed Availability
  • Xfinity - Cable - 98.6% Availability in Longboat Key - Speeds up to 1,200 Mbps
  • Frontier - Fiber - 78.3% Availability in Longboat Key - Call For Speed Availability
  • Viasat - Satellite - 100.0% Availability in Longboat Key - Speeds up to 50 Mbps
  • HughesNet - Satellite - 100.0% Availability in Longboat Key - Speeds up to 25 Mbps

Internet Provider Competition Map For Longboat Key

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Longboat Key is the 253rd most connected city in Florida ahead of Bradenton Beach, but behind Sarasota, Bradenton, Ellenton, and Palmetto.

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

Approximately 2,000 people in Sarasota 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: 78% of people living in Longboat Key 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 79% of Longboat Key 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, 34228 is the zip code with the fastest average download speed in Longboat Key.

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

In Sarasota County, approximately 9,000 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 in Longboat Key

Data from our researchers suggests that some of the top ISPs in Longboat Key currently place some sort of limit on data use on home broadband packages. Data caps are controversial since users view caps as a tactic for limiting streaming services. Providers insist that caps are a reasonable strategy for managing network traffic. Either way, the culprit is video streaming, which easily consumes one to seven Gigabytes/hr.

Summary Of Internet Providers In Longboat Key

Provider Type Coverage Speed
Frontier Communications DSL 67.0%+ Call For Speed Availability
XFINITY from Comcast Cable 98.6%+ 1,200 Mbps
Suncoast Broadband Fixed Wireless 86.7%+ 50 Mbps
Frontier Communications Fiber 78.3%+ Call For Speed Availability
Viasat Internet Satellite 100% 50 Mbps
HughesNet Satellite 100% 25 Mbps
Comcast Business Cable 100% 987 Mbps
Frontier Business DSL 34.6%+ Call For Speed Availability
Suncoast Broadband Fixed Wireless 100% 50 Mbps
Frontier Business Fiber 41.1%+ Call For Speed Availability
Verizon Business Copper 6.8%+ 1.5 Mbps
Windstream Fiber 2.7%+ 5 Mbps

Compare Longboat Key to the 5 largest cities in the US

City Average Download Speed Number of Providers Average Cost per Mbps
Longboat Key 147.9 Mbps 6 $0.12 ( + $0.00 )
New York 415.4 Mbps ( +267.5 Mbps ) 16 ( +10 ) $0.21 ( + $0.00 )
Los Angeles 118.9 Mbps ( -29 Mbps ) 17 ( +11 ) $0.15 ( + $0.00 )
Chicago 116.2 Mbps ( -31.7 Mbps ) 15 ( +9 ) $0.19 ( + $0.00 )
Houston 127.4 Mbps ( -20.5 Mbps ) 23 ( +17 ) $0.18 ( + $0.00 )
Philadelphia 127.6 Mbps ( -20.3 Mbps ) 8 ( +2 ) $0.18 ( + $0.00 )