Internet Providers in Polk City, FL

Residential Internet Statistics for Polk City, FL
Internet Service Providers: 3
Plans Start From: $49.99
Top Download Speed: 1 Gbps
Fastest Connection Type: Fiber

Top Internet Providers in Polk City, Florida:

Showing 1 to 5 Providers

  • 1. Spectrum
    62.6% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *1 Gbps
    • Cable
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • Cable
    62.6% Available
  • 2. Frontier
    86.2% Available
    Call For Speed Availability: (855) 915-4111
    • Fiber
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • Fiber
    86.2% Available
  • 3. T-Mobile 5G Home Internet
    34.3% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *182 Mbps
    • 5G Internet
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • 5G Internet
    34.3% Available
  • 4. Viasat
    100% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *100 Mbps
    • Satellite
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • Satellite
    100% Available
  • 5. 5. HughesNet
    100% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *25 Mbps
    • Satellite
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • Satellite
    100% Available

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Internet Access in Polk City, Florida

Data on this page is calculated from the FCC's bi-annual broadband coverage filings. We also use direct reporting from providers to further validate the information, down to the census block or lit address level. Plane and pricing data is aggregated manually by our market research team. BroadbandNow has analyzed and verified 354 broadband deals in Polk City since 2014. Speed test data in the graph below is limited to 142 records as of 2022. This gives a snapshot of what some subscribers are getting in the area, but trends low since tests are usually run to diagnose home networking issues.

Frontier Communications provides an second choice to the primary providers. They offer 86 percent coverage and a maximum speed of 12 Mbps. There are also 5 providers in the area offering enterprise-level technologies such as SD-WAN. We list all providers with business packages online, but keep in mind that consumer-focused companies might have unlisted business packages as well.

Viasat Internet has the largest coverage area for Polk City residents. The provider is available to virtually one hundred percent of Polk City. HughesNet is the most common second choice, with coverage in virtually one hundred percent of Polk City with predominantly Satellite service. HughesNet's strongest package in Polk City is 25 Mbps.

Looking at network technology offered Polk City, the most widespread wired Internet technology options are Cable and DSL and Fiber, with 62.61% and 86.16% respectively. TV corporations are where customers look for cable home Internet service, thanks to the fact that they can use their existing TV wires — which already connect to most homes — to connect customers to Internet service. Polk City-area customers of cable providers like Spectrum overwhelmingly select it thanks to the combination of low prices for decent speeds. (At least, compared to DSL.)

For a detailed view of how broadband access changes around the area, click to initialize the map below and use the zoom tools to navigate. You'll find that the average density of market competition is 1.46 companies in each census block. Unfortunately, this leaves 39.01 percent of consumers with inadequate wired Internet coverage, or no coverage at all.

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Summary Of Fastest Internet Providers In Polk City, Florida

Provider Speed Type Time To Download 1 GB Availability
Spectrum 1,000 Mbps Cable 8s 62.6%
Viasat Internet 100 Mbps Satellite 1m 21s 100.0%
T-Mobile 5G Home Internet 182 Mbps 5G Internet 45s 34.3%
HughesNet 25 Mbps Satellite 5m 27s 100.0%
Frontier Communications Call For Speed Availability DSL and Fiber -- 86.2%
4,000 People Only have access to 1 or fewer wired internet providers available at their address.

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This data is calculated from FCC datasets which providers are legally required to supply twice a year. We further validate this data for accuracy.

Polk City is the 151st most connected city in Florida ahead of Winter Haven, Haines City, Auburndale, and Lake Alfred, but behind Lakeland.

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

Approximately 8,000 people in Polk County don't have access to any wired internet.

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This statistic is drawn from the population in census blocks not served by at least one wired broadband provider.

Approximately 61% of Polk City residents are serviced by multiple wired providers.

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This coverage statistic is based on a mix of FCC and private provider reporting in the past two quarters.

In Polk County, approximately 23,000 people do not have access to 25 Mbps wired broadband.

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25 Mbps download and 3 Mbps upload is the minimum speed for an Internet connection to be classified as “Broadband” by the FCC.

Map of ISPs in Polk City

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Compare Polk City to the 5 largest cities in the US

City Average Download Speed Number of Providers Average Cost per Mbps
Polk City 72.5 Mbps 8 $1.01 ( + $0.00 )
New York 581.7 Mbps ( +509.2 Mbps ) 22 ( +14 ) $0.34 ( $0.00 )
Los Angeles 172.8 Mbps ( +100.3 Mbps ) 21 ( +13 ) $0.25 ( $0.00 )
Chicago 199.7 Mbps ( +127.2 Mbps ) 20 ( +12 ) $0.24 ( $0.00 )
Houston 202.2 Mbps ( +129.7 Mbps ) 27 ( +19 ) $0.25 ( $0.00 )
Philadelphia 196.5 Mbps ( +124 Mbps ) 11 ( +3 ) $0.39 ( $0.00 )