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Internet Providers in Palmetto, Florida
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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 474 broadband deals in Palmetto in the past few years. Real-world speed test data shown here for Palmetto is limited to the 10,148 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 4 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 July 2021 is 34221. (see all below).
Internet Statistics 2021
2.5% of consumers in Palmetto900 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||Availability|
|Frontier Communications||Call For Speed Availability||DSL and Fiber||8s||97.1%|
|Viasat Internet||50 Mbps||Satellite||2m 43s||100.0%|
|HughesNet||25 Mbps||Satellite||5m 27s||100.0%|
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 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.
Compare Palmetto to the 5 largest cities in the US
|City||Average Download Speed||Number of Providers||Average Cost per Mbps|
|Palmetto||103.5 Mbps||5||$0.17 ( + $0.00 )|
|New York||534.4 Mbps ( +430.9 Mbps )||17 ( +12 )||$0.18 ( + $0.00 )|
|Los Angeles||148.8 Mbps ( +45.3 Mbps )||17 ( +12 )||$0.16 ( $0.00 )|
|Chicago||160.6 Mbps ( +57.1 Mbps )||15 ( +10 )||$0.20 ( + $0.00 )|
|Houston||169.5 Mbps ( +66 Mbps )||23 ( +18 )||$0.18 ( + $0.00 )|
|Philadelphia||162.1 Mbps ( +58.6 Mbps )||8 ( +3 )||$0.19 ( + $0.00 )|