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%|
Most Popular Residential Internet Providers in Tallahassee, Florida
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.
Internet Statistics 2021
8.6% of consumers in Tallahassee23,000 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 Providers in Nearby Cities
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.
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
|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|
|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|
|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.)