Internet Providers in Panama City Beach, FL

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Residential Internet Statistics for Panama City Beach, FL
Internet Providers: 9
Internet Plans: 19
Fastest Speed Available: 1,200 Mbps
Average Plan Price: $54.21

Internet Access in Panama City Beach, Florida

Panama City Beach has a total of 9 broadband providers offering residential service. If you count business Internet, there are 19 Internet providers overall, like AT&T Fiber.

Viasat Internet has the widest availability for Panama City Beach residents. They are available to close to one hundred percent of Panama City Beach census blocks. HughesNet is also a common option, with coverage in close to one hundred percent of residents with Satellite service. HughesNet's fastest package in Panama City Beach is 25 Mbps.

The information on this page comes from FCC reports, and is confirmed against privatized databases to create more accurate resources than is available from the FCC directly. Information about pricing and speed of specific Internet plans is generated by manually collecting tens of thousands of data points each year.

The average household in Panama City Beach has 3 providers serving their address. Only 4.33 percent of Panama City Beach residents are limited to one option for residential Internet service.

So, looking at the big picture, Panama City Beach's broadband infrastructure conforms with a common pattern in US communities: widespread coverage for cable and DSL Internet service, with the caveat that a majority of residences are limited to only one option for subscribing to either type of service. The cable/DSL pattern results from the fact that Internet providers started as television and landline telephone companies. So, they already own pre-existing networks on telephone poles to deliver broadband Internet service.

  • There are 13 internet providers in Panama City Beach with 9 of those offering residential service
  • Panama City Beach is the 5th most connected city in Florida ahead of Lynn Haven, Panama City, Santa Rosa Beach, Youngstown, and Freeport.
  • The fastest zip code in Panama City Beach for April 2021 is 32413. (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 Panama City Beach, Florida

Provider Speed Type Time To Download 1 GB
Mediacom Cable 1,000 Mbps Cable 8s
XFINITY from Comcast 1,200 Mbps Cable 6s
AT&T Fiber 940 Mbps Fiber 8s
CenturyLink Fiber Gigabit 940 Mbps Fiber 8s
AT&T Internet 100 Mbps IPBB 1m 21s
CenturyLink 100 Mbps DSL 1m 21s
WOW! 1,000 Mbps Cable 8s
Viasat Internet 50 Mbps Satellite 2m 43s
HughesNet 25 Mbps Satellite 5m 27s

Summary of Internet Providers Availability in Panama City Beach, Florida

  • AT&T Internet - IPBB - 83.9% Availability in Panama City Beach - Speeds up to 100 Mbps
  • Xfinity - Cable - 90.8% Availability in Panama City Beach - Speeds up to 1,200 Mbps
  • WOW! - Cable - 88.6% Availability in Panama City Beach - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • AT&T Fiber - Fiber - 25.2% Availability in Panama City Beach - Speeds up to 940 Mbps
  • Mediacom - Cable - 19.1% Availability in Panama City Beach - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • CenturyLink - DSL - 4.7% Availability in Panama City Beach - Speeds up to 100 Mbps
  • CenturyLink Fiber Gigabit - Fiber - 2.2% Availability in Panama City Beach - Speeds up to 940 Mbps
  • Viasat - Satellite - 100.0% Availability in Panama City Beach - Speeds up to 50 Mbps
  • HughesNet - Satellite - 100.0% Availability in Panama City Beach - Speeds up to 25 Mbps

Internet Provider Competition Map For Panama City Beach

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Panama City Beach is the 5th most connected city in Florida ahead of Lynn Haven, Panama City, Santa Rosa Beach, Youngstown, and Freeport.

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

Approximately 3,000 people in Bay 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: 27% of people living in Panama City Beach 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 96% of Panama City Beach 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, 32413 is the zip code with the fastest average download speed in Panama City Beach.

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

In Bay County, approximately 6,000 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 in Panama City Beach

Data collected by our market research team shows that some of the top providers in Panama City Beach currently place a limit on streaming for their residential Internet connections. Data caps are a public issue since customers see them as a tactic for limiting "cord cutting". Providers explain they are a necessary tool as they struggle to manage heavy network congestion. In either case, the issue is video streaming, which can consume anywhere from one to seven Gigabytes/hr.

Summary Of Internet Providers In Panama City Beach

Provider Type Coverage Speed
AT&T Internet IPBB 83.9%+ 100 Mbps
XFINITY from Comcast Cable 90.8%+ 1,200 Mbps
WOW! Cable 88.6%+ 1,000 Mbps
AT&T Fiber Fiber 25.2%+ 940 Mbps
Mediacom Cable Cable 19.1%+ 1,000 Mbps
CenturyLink DSL 4.7%+ 100 Mbps
CenturyLink Fiber Gigabit Fiber 2.2%+ 940 Mbps
Viasat Internet Satellite 100% 50 Mbps
HughesNet Satellite 100% 25 Mbps
Comcast Business Cable 82.3%+ 987 Mbps
WOW! Business Fiber 82.4%+ 1,000 Mbps
AT&T Fiber 38.6%+ 940 Mbps
Mediacom Business Cable 43.2%+ 1,000 Mbps
Uniti Fiber Fiber 17.2%+ 25 Mbps
CenturyLink Business Fiber 11.8%+ 1,000 Mbps
GTT Communications Copper 9.6%+ -- Mbps
Windstream Fiber 3.9%+ 100 Mbps

Compare Panama City Beach to the 5 largest cities in the US

City Average Download Speed Number of Providers Average Cost per Mbps
Panama City Beach 75.5 Mbps 9 $0.18 ( + $0.00 )
New York 415.4 Mbps ( +339.9 Mbps ) 16 ( +7 ) $0.21 ( + $0.00 )
Los Angeles 118.9 Mbps ( +43.4 Mbps ) 17 ( +8 ) $0.15 ( $0.00 )
Chicago 116.2 Mbps ( +40.7 Mbps ) 15 ( +6 ) $0.19 ( + $0.00 )
Houston 127.4 Mbps ( +51.9 Mbps ) 23 ( +14 ) $0.18 ( + $0.00 )
Philadelphia 127.6 Mbps ( +52.1 Mbps ) 8 ( -1 ) $0.18 ( + $0.00 )