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Internet Providers in Panama City Beach, Florida
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Internet Access in Panama City Beach, Florida
Panama City Beach has a total of 7 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 7 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 July 2021 is 32407. (see all below).
Internet Statistics 2021
4.3% of consumers in Panama City Beach900 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||Availability|
|Mediacom Cable||1,000 Mbps||Cable||8s||19.1%|
|XFINITY from Comcast||1,200 Mbps||Cable||6s||90.8%|
|AT&T Internet||940 Mbps||IPBB and Fiber||8s||83.9%|
|CenturyLink||940 Mbps||DSL and Fiber||8s||4.7%|
|Viasat Internet||50 Mbps||Satellite||2m 43s||100.0%|
|HughesNet||25 Mbps||Satellite||5m 27s||100.0%|
Internet Providers in Nearby Cities
- Panama City, FL
- Rosemary Beach, FL
- Lynn Haven, FL
- Youngstown, FL
- Santa Rosa Beach, FL
- Mexico Beach, FL
- Freeport, FL
- Fountain, FL
- Vernon, FL
- Miramar Beach, FL
- Wewahitchka, FL
- Ponce De Leon, FL
- Port Saint Joe, FL
- Clarksville, FL
- Bonifay, FL
- Destin, FL
- Chipley, FL
- Defuniak Springs, FL
- Valparaiso, FL
- Niceville, FL
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 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.
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||75.1 Mbps||9||$0.29 ( + $0.00 )|
|New York||534.4 Mbps ( +459.3 Mbps )||17 ( +8 )||$0.48 ( + $0.00 )|
|Los Angeles||148.8 Mbps ( +73.7 Mbps )||17 ( +8 )||$0.28 ( $0.00 )|
|Chicago||160.6 Mbps ( +85.5 Mbps )||15 ( +6 )||$0.32 ( + $0.00 )|
|Houston||169.5 Mbps ( +94.4 Mbps )||23 ( +14 )||$0.31 ( + $0.00 )|
|Philadelphia||162.1 Mbps ( +87 Mbps )||8 ( -1 )||$0.66 ( + $0.00 )|