Internet Providers in Longboat Key, FL

Residential Internet Statistics for Longboat Key, FL
Internet Service Providers: 4
Plans Start From: $39.99
Top Download Speed: 1.2 Gbps
Fastest Connection Type: Fiber

Top Internet Providers in Longboat Key, Florida:

Showing 1 to 6 Providers

  • 1. Xfinity
    98.6% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *1.2 Gbps
    • Cable
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • Cable
    98.6% Available
  • 2. T-Mobile 5G Home Internet
    76.5% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *182 Mbps
    • 5G Internet
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • 5G Internet
    76.5% Available
  • 3. Frontier
    97.5% Available
    Call For Speed Availability: (855) 915-4111
    • Fiber
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • Fiber
    97.5% Available
  • 4. Viasat
    100% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *50 Mbps
    • Satellite
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • Satellite
    100% Available
  • 5. 5. HughesNet
    100% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *25 Mbps
    • Satellite
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • Satellite
    100% Available
  • 6. 6. Suncoast Broadband
    86.7% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *50 Mbps
    • Fixed Wireless
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • Fixed Wireless
    86.7% Available

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Internet Access in Longboat Key, Florida

You can expect to find two primary infrastructure types within Longboat Key: cable (98.58% availability) and DSL (67.02% availability). Cable Internet is provided via TV companies, using pre-existing copper coaxial television wires strung up on utility poles or buried along the road. DSL Internet, similarly, is sent over landline phone wires. Most Longboat Key blocks can subscribe to both cable and DSL service from at least two telecom companies.

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 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.

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Summary Of Fastest Internet Providers In Longboat Key, Florida

Provider Speed Type Time To Download 1 GB Availability
Xfinity 1,200 Mbps Cable 6s 98.6%
Viasat Internet 50 Mbps Satellite 2m 43s 100.0%
T-Mobile 5G Home Internet 182 Mbps 5G Internet 45s 76.5%
HughesNet 25 Mbps Satellite 5m 27s 100.0%
Frontier Communications Call For Speed Availability DSL and Fiber -- 97.5%
1,000 People Only have access to 1 or fewer wired internet providers available at their address.

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This data is calculated from FCC datasets which providers are legally required to supply twice a year. We further validate this data for accuracy.

Longboat Key is the 255th most connected city in Florida ahead of Bradenton Beach, but behind Sarasota, Bradenton, Ellenton, and Palmetto.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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This coverage statistic is based on a mix of FCC and private provider reporting in the past two quarters.

In Sarasota County, approximately 8,000 people do not have access to 25 Mbps wired broadband.

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25 Mbps download and 3 Mbps upload is the minimum speed for an Internet connection to be classified as “Broadband” by the FCC.

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Compare Longboat Key to the 5 largest cities in the US

City Average Download Speed Number of Providers Average Cost per Mbps
Longboat Key 231.1 Mbps 9 $2.16 ( + $0.00 )
New York 581.7 Mbps ( +350.6 Mbps ) 22 ( +13 ) $0.34 ( $0.00 )
Los Angeles 172.8 Mbps ( -58.3 Mbps ) 21 ( +12 ) $0.25 ( $0.00 )
Chicago 199.7 Mbps ( -31.4 Mbps ) 20 ( +11 ) $0.24 ( $0.00 )
Houston 202.2 Mbps ( -28.9 Mbps ) 27 ( +18 ) $0.25 ( $0.00 )
Philadelphia 196.5 Mbps ( -34.6 Mbps ) 11 ( +2 ) $0.39 ( $0.00 )