Internet Service Providers in Tallahassee, FL

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Residential Internet Statistics for Tallahassee, FL
Wired Internet Providers: 6
Average Speed Test Result: 93.86 Mbps
Top Advertised Speed: 1,200 Mbps
No Broadband Access: 4.28%

Internet Access in Tallahassee, Florida

There are two broadband providers for Tallahassee residents: Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) and HughesNet. Viasat mostly offers Satellite service, with speeds as high as 100 Mbps and availability in close to one hundred percent of the population. HughesNet predominantly offers Satellite, with availability for close to one hundred percent of Tallahassee.

As of recent FCC reporting, 8.64 percent of households (23,000 residents total) are limited to only one choice for wired Internet service, or none.

In terms of network technologies available within the city, the most widespread wired broadband connection infrastructures are DSL and Fiber, with 93.74% and 29.36% respectively. Fiber uses newer, more modern fiber-optic transmission lines made of densely packed glass strands that can transmit digital data as light. Fiber results in better speeds, but in some cases may switch over to copper wiring in the "last mile" near a subscriber. Coaxial technology can slow speeds, but are still a grade higher than cable or DSL. DSL service is transmitted via phone lines up on utility poles, and is sold by service providers like CenturyLink that have existing phone networks. The twisted copper bundle construction of telephone wires allows for slightly less bandwidth than more modern techs like cable and fiber.

XFINITY from Comcast provides a common alternative. They offer a top speed of 987 Mbps. There are also 12 providers in Tallahassee marketing specialized enterprise and business technologies like T1 and MPLS. The small business providers listed above include all providers with explicit business plans on their site.

The coverage data analysis on BroadbandNow comes via FCC data. Internet providers in Tallahassee are required by law to report deployment and subscriber data biannually. By leveraging direct relationships with Internet providers, we are able to verify public data in comparison to privatized data including lit addresses submitted by providers directly. The speed averages shown on this page are calculated from real-world speed tests from the Tallahassee area in the M-Labs database, a tool integrated into Chrome search results as well as BroadbandNow.

  • There are 17 internet providers in Tallahassee with 8 of those offering residential service
  • Tallahassee is the 136th most connected city in Florida ahead of Midway, Havana, Crawfordville, Attapulgus, and Quincy.
  • The fastest zip code in Tallahassee for February 2021 is 32303. (see all below).

Internet Statistics 2021

23,000 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 Tallahassee, Florida

Provider Speed Type Time To Download 1 GB
Hotwire Communications 1,000 Mbps Fiber 8s
Campus Communications Group 1,000 Mbps Fiber 8s
Summit Broadband 1,000 Mbps Fiber 8s
XFINITY from Comcast 1,200 Mbps Cable 6s
CenturyLink 940 Mbps DSL and Fiber 8s
Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) 100 Mbps Satellite 1m 21s
HughesNet 25 Mbps Satellite 5m 27s

Summary of Internet Providers Availability in Tallahassee, Florida

  • CenturyLink - 93.7% Availability in Tallahassee - Speeds up to 940 Mbps
  • Xfinity - 95.0% Availability in Tallahassee - Speeds up to 1,200 Mbps
  • Hotwire Communications - 0.7% Availability in Tallahassee - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • CCG - 0.2% Availability in Tallahassee - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • Summit - 0.1% Availability in Tallahassee - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • Viasat - 100.0% Availability in Tallahassee - Speeds up to 100 Mbps
  • HughesNet - 100.0% Availability in Tallahassee - Speeds up to 25 Mbps

Internet Provider Competition Map For Tallahassee

Tallahassee Internet Competition Map. Click for interactive map.
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Tallahassee is the 136th most connected city in Florida ahead of Midway, Havana, Crawfordville, Attapulgus, and Quincy.

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

Approximately 7,000 people in Leon 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: 10% of people living in Tallahassee 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 91% of Tallahassee 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, 32303 is the zip code with the fastest average download speed in Tallahassee.

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

In Leon County, approximately 13,000 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 around Florida State University and Florida Agricultural And Mechanical University

Within the 2 mile area around Florida State University, the average house or apartment building has 1 different choices for consumer internet access. The variety of internet internet options near Florida Agricultural And Mechanical University is nearly indifferent. Both universities have average internet connections that are appropriate for students needs such as watching films, downloading big folders, and playing games. Internet connection test records from within the zip where Florida State University is located show an average speed of 60.73 Mbps download, as opposed with 46.2 Mbps in the Florida Agricultural And Mechanical University area. Plans in this range aren't guaranteed to be available in every area around campus, and could be unobtainable in apartment buildings. Keep in mind these averages are based on download speed tests, and actual performance will likely be closer to the official download speeds shown above.

Data Caps Among Tallahassee Internet Service Providers

Internet companies have been moving to add data "plans" to their home broadband plans recently. The trend is certainly true in Tallahassee, with ISPs like Xfinity featuring plans with data caps. This doesn't matter for most residents, but can affect those that upload a large amount of high-def content. Caps for cable plans tend to be in the neighborhood of 1 Terabyte, which is more than is used by 99% of subscribers, according to a report from Comcast. Potential XFINITY from Comcast customers in Tallahassee are advised to verify data caps when signing up. Do not assume them based on online statements.

Summary Of Internet Providers In Tallahassee

Provider Type Coverage Speed
CenturyLink DSL and Fiber 93.7%+ 940 Mbps
XFINITY from Comcast Cable 95.0%+ 1,200 Mbps
Hotwire Communications Fiber 0.7%+ 1,000 Mbps
Campus Communications Group Fiber 0.2%+ 1,000 Mbps
Summit Broadband Fiber 0.1%+ 1,000 Mbps
Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) Satellite 100% 100 Mbps
HughesNet Satellite 100% 25 Mbps
CenturyLink Business DSL and Fiber 99.9%+ 1,000 Mbps
Comcast Business Cable 89.8%+ 987 Mbps
Velocity Online Fixed Wireless 39.8%+ 25 Mbps
Uniti Fiber Fiber 10.9%+ 1,000 Mbps
Crown Castle Fiber Fiber 7.0%+ 1,000 Mbps
Verizon Business Copper 4.7%+ 50 Mbps
GTT Communications Copper 3.6%+ -- Mbps
Windstream Copper 1.6%+ 1,000 Mbps
Summit Broadband Fiber 0.7%+ 1,000 Mbps
Campus Communications Group Fiber 0.2%+ 1,000 Mbps
Electronet Broadband Communications Copper 0.1%+ 1.5 Mbps
Fision Work Fiber 0.0%+ 1,000 Mbps

Compare Tallahassee to the 5 largest cities in the US

City Average Download Speed Number of Providers Average Cost per Mbps
Tallahassee 93.9 Mbps 8 $0.37 ( + $0.00 )
New York 349.1 Mbps ( +255.2 Mbps ) 15 ( +7 ) $0.46 ( + $0.00 )
Los Angeles 107.1 Mbps ( +13.2 Mbps ) 18 ( +10 ) $0.23 ( $0.00 )
Chicago 99.7 Mbps ( +5.8 Mbps ) 15 ( +7 ) $0.30 ( $0.00 )
Houston 111.7 Mbps ( +17.8 Mbps ) 21 ( +13 ) $0.24 ( $0.00 )
Philadelphia 115.3 Mbps ( +21.4 Mbps ) 9 ( +1 ) $0.34 ( $0.00 )

Customer Reviews of Internet Providers in Tallahassee

Day to day no real issues. Sad to leave them

Like all internet service providers, service can seem slow and unresponsive. Luckily, I have been with them so long and all the bugs seem to have been resolved for a long time now. Reliability & speed are quite sufficient and beyond my needs

Slow but fairly reliable

Maximum speed is 10Mbps. The service rarely fails and the response to outages is fairly prompt. I'd be much happier at 25Mbps (to my mind still a slow rate but 10 is glacial.)