Internet Providers in Palmetto, FL

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Residential Internet Statistics for Palmetto, FL
Internet Providers: 5
Internet Plans: 7
Fastest Speed Available: 1,000 Mbps
Average Plan Price: $64.99

Internet Access in Palmetto, Florida

Data on BroadbandNow is based on the FCC's bi-annual broadband coverage reports. We also use direct provider reports and other private datasets to further validate that information. Plane and pricing data is aggregated manually through our market research team. We have found and verified 460 broadband deals in Palmetto in the past few years. Real-world speed test data shown here for Palmetto is limited to the 13,560 speed tests shown in the tools below.

The majority of Palmetto homes have 2-3 Internet companies to choose from. Averaged out across all census blocks, there are exactly 2.7 options for each location.

Looking specifically at the network technologies in Palmetto, there are currently two primary options: cable (Spectrum, for example) and DSL (think Frontier Communications).

Viasat Internet and HughesNet are Palmetto's most common wired Internet options.

Aside from the Internet options listed above, Spectrum is another option to consider. They have coverage in near one hundred percent of the Palmetto area.

  • There are 9 internet providers in Palmetto with 5 of those offering residential service
  • Palmetto is the 175th most connected city in Florida ahead of Longboat Key and Bradenton Beach, but behind Parrish, Bradenton, and Ellenton.
  • The fastest zip code in Palmetto for April 2021 is 34221. (see all below).

Internet Statistics 2021

900 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 Palmetto, Florida

Provider Speed Type Time To Download 1 GB
Spectrum 1,000 Mbps Cable 8s
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 Palmetto, Florida

  • Frontier - DSL - 97.1% Availability in Palmetto - Call For Speed Availability
  • Spectrum - Cable - 99.9% Availability in Palmetto - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • Frontier - Fiber - 72.7% Availability in Palmetto - Call For Speed Availability
  • Viasat - Satellite - 100.0% Availability in Palmetto - Speeds up to 50 Mbps
  • HughesNet - Satellite - 100.0% Availability in Palmetto - Speeds up to 25 Mbps

Internet Provider Competition Map For Palmetto

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Palmetto is the 175th most connected city in Florida ahead of Longboat Key and Bradenton Beach, but behind Parrish, Bradenton, and Ellenton.

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

Approximately 1,000 people in Manatee 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: 73% of people living in Palmetto 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 98% of Palmetto 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, 34221 is the zip code with the fastest average download speed in Palmetto.

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

In Manatee County, approximately 2,000 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 Palmetto

Data collected by our research team shows that top providers use data caps on residential broadband packages. Data caps are disliked because consumers see them as a strategy to limit video streaming, while providers maintain that data caps are a reasonable strategy for managing network congestion. In either case, the issue is video streaming, which easily eats up anywhere from one to seven Gigabytes per hour.

Summary Of Internet Providers In Palmetto

Provider Type Coverage Speed
Frontier Communications DSL 97.1%+ Call For Speed Availability
Spectrum Cable 99.9%+ 1,000 Mbps
Frontier Communications Fiber 72.7%+ Call For Speed Availability
Viasat Internet Satellite 100% 50 Mbps
HughesNet Satellite 100% 25 Mbps
Frontier Business DSL 89.8%+ Call For Speed Availability
Spectrum Business Cable 100% 1,000 Mbps
Frontier Business Fiber 51.1%+ Call For Speed Availability
Crown Castle Fiber Fiber 9.7%+ 1,000 Mbps
Spectrum Business Fiber 8.1%+ 940 Mbps
Verizon Business Copper 2.1%+ 50 Mbps

Compare Palmetto to the 5 largest cities in the US

City Average Download Speed Number of Providers Average Cost per Mbps
Palmetto 96.3 Mbps 5 $0.14 ( + $0.00 )
New York 415.4 Mbps ( +319.1 Mbps ) 16 ( +11 ) $0.21 ( + $0.00 )
Los Angeles 118.9 Mbps ( +22.6 Mbps ) 17 ( +12 ) $0.15 ( + $0.00 )
Chicago 116.2 Mbps ( +19.9 Mbps ) 15 ( +10 ) $0.19 ( + $0.00 )
Houston 127.4 Mbps ( +31.1 Mbps ) 23 ( +18 ) $0.18 ( + $0.00 )
Philadelphia 127.6 Mbps ( +31.3 Mbps ) 8 ( +3 ) $0.18 ( + $0.00 )