Internet Providers in Tampa, FL
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Best Internet Providers in Tampa, FL
The best internet providers in Tampa are SpectrumⓇ, Frontier Fiber, and Verizon 5G Home Internet. We’re giving Spectrum the edge because of its speeds of up to 1 Gbps (wireless speeds may vary). Our Spectrum customer review data shows solid (if unspectacular) customer satisfaction numbers.
If you’re not interested in one of Tampa’s two major wired providers, consider fast-growing Verizon 5G Home Internet. Verizon’s wireless home internet plan offers speeds of up to 1 Gbps.
Fastest Internet Providers in Tampa, FL
The fastest internet providers in Tampa are Spectrum and Verizon 5G Home Internet. Spectrum boasts top speeds of up to 1 Gbps (wireless speeds may vary) on its high-speed cable network. Cable is one of the better types of internet infrastructure. It lacks some of the upside of fiber-optic internet, but it’s considerably better than older technologies like DSL.
5G home internet plans like Verizon’s make use of 5G wireless technology. The relatively new 5G standard allows wireless internet to be far faster than it was just a few years ago. Verizon 5G Home Internet offers speeds of up to 1 Gpbs, which is extremely impressive for a wireless option and compares well to cable internet speeds.
Internet Availability in Tampa, FL
Spectrum is the most widely available wired Internet option in Tampa. It covers 99.9 percent of the city. Frontier covers 96 percent of Tampa; much of that coverage comes from Frontier’s fiber-optic network (which covers 94 percent of Tampa).
Verizon 5G Home Internet doesn’t require this kind of wired infrastructure, so it’s able to reach almost every part of the city and compete with Spectrum and Frontier.
Tampa’s internet options are similar in almost all of the city’s neighborhoods. Whether you’re in South Tampa, East Tampa, Tampa Heights, or any other neighborhood, you’ll almost certainly have the same major options: Spectrum, Frontier, and Verizon 5G Home Internet. The small percentage of Tampa that these providers don’t cover mostly comprises the Tampa International Airport and the Lower Hillsborough Wilderness Preserve. In residential areas, you can expect to have access to all three providers.
Frequently Asked Questions About Internet in Tampa, FL
Internet Provider Store Locations in Tampa
0.6% of consumers in Tampa4,000 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.
The “Connected” metric is a citywide average based on FCC data showing the density of broadband options at the census block level.
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.
25 Mbps download and 3 Mbps upload is the minimum speed for an Internet connection to be classified as “Broadband” by the FCC.
Cheapest Internet Providers in Tampa, Florida
|Provider||Plan Starting From||Connection||Contract Length||Data Caps|
|Frontier||$49.99||Fiber||1 Year||No Caps|
|T-Mobile 5G Home Internet||$50||5G Internet||None||No Caps|
Map of ISPs in Tampa
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