Internet Providers in Pensacola, FL

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Residential Internet Statistics for Pensacola, FL
Internet Providers: 10
Internet Plans: 25
Fastest Speed Available: 1,000 Mbps
Average Plan Price: $63.78

Internet Access in Pensacola, Florida

There are two primary broadband options for Pensacola residents: Viasat Internet and HughesNet. Viasat mostly offers Satellite service. They have speeds as high as 35 Mbps and coverage in practically one hundred percent of the population. HughesNet provides Satellite. They have availability in near one hundred percent of Pensacola.

Most people in Pensacola have two or more Internet providers available at their building. That said, this number may change from neighborhood to neighborhood. The mapping tool below shows how broadband competition changes in different parts of the city.

The packages shown above are manually collected by our data science and research team.

Cable and DSL are the dominant network options around the Pensacola metro area. They are fighting for the same customers at many addresses and competing with each other. Performance from cable is generally better and more robust, but overall performance seen with either network type are similar. Local user speed test results show that Internet performance in the area is stronger than average, clocking in 6.56 percent higher than the Florida average so far as download rates.

While the main ISPs are Viasat and HughesNet, AT&T Internet also serves Pensacola with availability for 93 percent of census blocks and a recorded maximum speed of 100 Mbps. Finally, there are also 13 providers offering enterprise connections like T1 and MPLS. Explore the interactive map below to see broadband coverage on the census block level, or check the "Download Speeds" tab to see how Viasat compares to other Pensacola options in real-world speed tests.

  • There are 21 internet providers in Pensacola with 10 of those offering residential service
  • Pensacola is the 227th most connected city in Florida behind Lillian, Gulf Breeze, Cantonment, Navarre, and Milton.
  • Explore internet access for communities within Pensacola: Bellview
  • The fastest zip code in Pensacola for April 2021 is 32534. (see all below).

Internet Statistics 2021

7,000 People Only have access to 1 or fewer wired internet providers available at their address.

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Summary Of Fastest Internet Providers In Pensacola, Florida

Provider Speed Type Time To Download 1 GB
Cox Communications 1,000 Mbps Cable 8s
EarthLink Fiber 1,000 Mbps Fiber 8s
Mediacom Cable 1,000 Mbps Cable 8s
XFINITY from Comcast 1,000 Mbps Cable 8s
AT&T Fiber 940 Mbps Fiber 8s
Spectrum 1,000 Mbps Cable 8s
AT&T Internet 100 Mbps IPBB 1m 21s
EarthLink 100 Mbps DSL 1m 21s
Viasat Internet 50 Mbps Satellite 2m 43s
HughesNet 25 Mbps Satellite 5m 27s

Summary of Internet Providers Availability in Pensacola, Florida

  • AT&T Internet - IPBB - 93.8% Availability in Pensacola - Speeds up to 100 Mbps
  • EarthLink - DSL - 82.3% Availability in Pensacola - Speeds up to 100 Mbps
  • Cox - Cable - 92.7% Availability in Pensacola - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • AT&T Fiber - Fiber - 30.0% Availability in Pensacola - Speeds up to 940 Mbps
  • EarthLink - Fiber - 24.3% Availability in Pensacola - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • Mediacom - Cable - 5.1% Availability in Pensacola - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • Spectrum - Cable - 2.9% Availability in Pensacola - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • Xfinity - Cable - 1.1% Availability in Pensacola - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • Viasat - Satellite - 100.0% Availability in Pensacola - Speeds up to 50 Mbps
  • HughesNet - Satellite - 100.0% Availability in Pensacola - Speeds up to 25 Mbps

Internet Provider Competition Map For Pensacola

Pensacola Internet Competition Map. Click for interactive map.
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Pensacola is the 227th most connected city in Florida behind Lillian, Gulf Breeze, Cantonment, Navarre, and Milton.

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

Approximately 4,000 people in Escambia 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: 30% of people living in Pensacola 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 97% of Pensacola 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, 32534 is the zip code with the fastest average download speed in Pensacola.

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

In Escambia County, approximately 10,000 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.

Internet Service Competition surrounding The University Of West Florida and Itt Technical Institute-Pensacola

Within the two-mile area around The University Of West Florida, the average house will have 1 different choices for an internet connection. The variety of internet connection options near Itt Technical Institute-Pensacola is nearly indifferent. Both universities have average internet speeds that are more than capable of achieving students needs like downloading films, sending sizable folders, and video gaming. Plans in this range aren't guaranteed to be obtainable in every street surrounding campus, and could be unavailable in apartment buildings. Remember that these averages are calculatedbased on speed analysis', and actual performance will likely be closer to the providers advertised download speeds shown above.

Telecommuting and Tech Employment in Pensacola

There are 11,738 people located in Pensacola who operate primarily out of their home. Among those telecommuting, 94.74 percent earn less than $75,000 annually. If you're putting together home WiFi for telecommuting, be sure to check the data caps on your package. Some residential Internet connections have data caps, which may be difficult if you consume a lot of data for work purposes like video conferencing, etc. Business-class plans can be provided for customers who need more than a residential plan.

Data Caps in Pensacola

Internet companies have decided to add "data caps" to consumer broadband plans recently. The market trend is certainly true for the Pensacola market, with common providers like Cox adding capped plans. This won't really matter for most customers, but it is liable to affect users who share the connection or techies who consume a lot of high-def video. Data caps with cable plans are generally about 1 Terabyte, which is more than is used by 99% of subscribers, according to a report from Xfinity. Potential Cox Communications customers in Pensacola are advised to verify data limits before signing a contract.

Internet access in Pensacola neighborhoods

Coverage data for Pensacola can be found in the following specific neighborhoods: Bellview.

Summary Of Internet Providers In Pensacola

Provider Type Coverage Speed
AT&T Internet IPBB 93.8%+ 100 Mbps
EarthLink DSL 82.3%+ 100 Mbps
Cox Communications Cable 92.7%+ 1,000 Mbps
AT&T Fiber Fiber 30.0%+ 940 Mbps
EarthLink Fiber Fiber 24.3%+ 1,000 Mbps
Mediacom Cable Cable 5.1%+ 1,000 Mbps
Spectrum Cable 2.9%+ 1,000 Mbps
XFINITY from Comcast Cable 1.1%+ 1,000 Mbps
Viasat Internet Satellite 100% 50 Mbps
HughesNet Satellite 100% 25 Mbps
AT&T Fiber 29.0%+ 940 Mbps
Cox Business Cable 56.3%+ 1,000 Mbps
Uniti Fiber Fiber 14.8%+ 25 Mbps
CenturyLink Business Fiber 6.3%+ 1,000 Mbps
Mediacom Business Cable 4.4%+ 1,000 Mbps
Windstream Fiber 3.8%+ 100 Mbps
Verizon Business Copper 2.1%+ 50 Mbps
Spectrum Business Cable 2.0%+ 1,000 Mbps
C Spire Business Fiber 1.0%+ 1,000 Mbps
Comcast Business Cable 1.0%+ 987 Mbps
GTT Communications Copper 1.0%+ -- Mbps
Harbor Communications Copper 0.9%+ 3.0 Mbps
AssetBlack Fiber 0.9%+ 100 Mbps
NetFortris Fiber 0.2%+ -- Mbps
Tailwind Cable 0.1%+ 105 Mbps
Cox Business Fiber 0.1%+ 1,000 Mbps

Compare Pensacola to the 5 largest cities in the US

City Average Download Speed Number of Providers Average Cost per Mbps
Pensacola 136.5 Mbps 10 $0.26 ( + $0.00 )
New York 415.4 Mbps ( +278.9 Mbps ) 16 ( +6 ) $0.21 ( $0.00 )
Los Angeles 118.9 Mbps ( -17.6 Mbps ) 17 ( +7 ) $0.15 ( $0.00 )
Chicago 116.2 Mbps ( -20.3 Mbps ) 15 ( +5 ) $0.19 ( $0.00 )
Houston 127.4 Mbps ( -9.1 Mbps ) 23 ( +13 ) $0.18 ( $0.00 )
Philadelphia 127.6 Mbps ( -8.9 Mbps ) 8 ( -2 ) $0.18 ( $0.00 )