Internet Providers in Longboat Key, FL
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Residential Internet Statistics for Longboat Key, FL
|Fastest Speed Available:||1,200 Mbps|
|Average Plan Price:||$52.22|
Most Popular Residential Internet Providers in Longboat Key, Florida
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
21.4% of consumers in Longboat Key1,000 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 Providers in Nearby Cities
The “Connected” metric is a citywide average based on FCC data showing the density of broadband options at the census block level.
This statistic is drawn from the population in census blocks not served by at least one wired broadband provider.
Fiber coverage data is sourced from FCC Form 477 filings and cross-validated through BroadbandNow with private datasets and direct provider reporting.
This coverage statistic is based on a mix of FCC and private provider reporting in the past two quarters.
Zip-based speed averages are calculated from M-Labs consumer speed tests run by IP addresses in the area.
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
|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|
|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|
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 )|