Internet Providers in The Villages, FL

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Residential Internet Statistics for The Villages, FL
Internet Providers: 12
Internet Plans: 12
Fastest Speed Available: 1,200 Mbps
Average Plan Price: $59.41
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Internet Access in The Villages, Florida

DSL and Fiber lines make up the most widely available hardwired broadband technologies within The Villages, showing 87.56 and 45.15 percent availability respectively. While cable connections or DSL are often more affordable, fiber networks are in general a better fit to handle binary data transit — not to mention that they deliver faster speeds.

Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) offers the widest availability in The Villages. close to one hundred percent of The Villages census blocks can receive Internet service from them. HughesNet is also a common choice, with coverage in near one hundred percent of The Villages with predominantly Satellite service. The fastest plan we've found for HughesNet in The Villages is 25 megabits per second.

The average home in The Villages has 2-3 wired broadband options to choose from. Regardless of other networks available, cable and DSL Internet almost always offer the best pricing and data packages for home use.

The Internet access data listed here comes via FCC coverage reports, and is enhanced through privatized databases to provide more detailed listings than can be accessed through the FCC directly. Address-level information isn't available for all providers. Information about pricing of current Internet plans is sourced by manually collecting thousands of plans each year. There are a total of 433 plans in The Villages from 2014–present, with 37 Internet deals currently marketed in the area.

While the main ISPs are HughesNet and Viasat, XFINITY from Comcast also serves the area with a maximum speed of 987 Mbps. There are also 3 providers offering enterprise service like MPLS. See the map on the page below to see how many options are available on the census block level.

  • There are 12 internet providers in The Villages with 7 of those offering residential service
  • The Villages is the 144th most connected city in Florida ahead of Summerfield, Fruitland Park, and Lady Lake, but behind Weirsdale and Oxford.
  • The fastest zip code in The Villages for April 2021 is 32162. (see all below).

Internet Statistics 2021

200 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.

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Summary Of Fastest Internet Providers In The Villages, Florida

Provider Speed Type Time To Download 1 GB
XFINITY from Comcast 1,200 Mbps Cable 6s
CenturyLink 940 Mbps DSL and Fiber 8s
Spectrum 1,000 Mbps Cable 8s
Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) 100 Mbps Satellite 1m 21s
FiberVision Florida 150 Mbps Cable 54s
HughesNet 25 Mbps Satellite 5m 27s

Summary of Internet Providers Availability in The Villages, Florida

  • CenturyLink - 87.6% Availability in The Villages - Speeds up to 940 Mbps
  • Xfinity - 99.5% Availability in The Villages - Speeds up to 1,200 Mbps
  • FiberVision Florida - 17.7% Availability in The Villages - Speeds up to 150 Mbps
  • Spectrum - 5.7% Availability in The Villages - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • Viasat - 100.0% Availability in The Villages - Speeds up to 100 Mbps
  • HughesNet - 100.0% Availability in The Villages - Speeds up to 25 Mbps

Internet Provider Competition Map For The Villages

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The Villages is the 144th most connected city in Florida ahead of Summerfield, Fruitland Park, and Lady Lake, but behind Weirsdale and Oxford.

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

Approximately 1,000 people in Sumter 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: 43% of people living in The Villages 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 99% of The Villages 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, 32162 is the zip code with the fastest average download speed in The Villages.

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

In Sumter County, approximately 6,000 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.

Telecommuting and Tech Employment in The Villages

There are 932 workers located in The Villages who work from home via telecommuting. 47.32 of them take home less than $75K per year. The Villages has a decent fiber footprint, so it makes sense that home offices might be a popular option with residents. Access to robust fiber wiring enables more reliable service compared with older technologies. It's a high-quality network solution that easily supports cloud services and other high-bandwidth work-related use cases. If you're putting together a home network for telecommuting, be sure to verify the data limits. Many residential Broadband plans in The Villages have data caps, which might be difficult if you consume a lot of data for work purposes like video conferencing, etc. Business plans should be provided for those who need more than a regular residential plan.

Data Caps Among The Villages Internet Providers

Many Internet companies have decided to increase the use of data "plans" to their residential broadband packages recently. The trend is certainly true for The Villages, with Internet choices such as Xfinity adding plans with data caps. It's not a major concern for the majority of residents, but is liable to affect subscribers that share the plan or "power users" who upload a large amount of high-def content. For context, an HD stream on Netflix consumes around 3GB of data per hour.

Summary Of Internet Providers In The Villages

Provider Type Coverage Speed
CenturyLink DSL and Fiber 87.6%+ 940 Mbps
XFINITY from Comcast Cable 99.5%+ 1,200 Mbps
FiberVision Florida Cable 17.7%+ 150 Mbps
Spectrum Cable 5.7%+ 1,000 Mbps
Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) Satellite 100% 100 Mbps
HughesNet Satellite 100% 25 Mbps
Comcast Business Cable 100% 987 Mbps
CenturyLink Business DSL and Fiber 93.0%+ 940 Mbps
Spectrum Business Cable 9.8%+ 940 Mbps
Windstream Copper 3.1%+ 100 Mbps

Compare The Villages to the 5 largest cities in the US

City Average Download Speed Number of Providers Average Cost per Mbps
The Villages 98.3 Mbps 7 $0.29 ( + $0.00 )
New York 415.4 Mbps ( +317.1 Mbps ) 15 ( +8 ) $0.45 ( + $0.00 )
Los Angeles 118.9 Mbps ( +20.6 Mbps ) 18 ( +11 ) $0.24 ( $0.00 )
Chicago 116.2 Mbps ( +17.9 Mbps ) 15 ( +8 ) $0.28 ( $0.00 )
Houston 127.4 Mbps ( +29.1 Mbps ) 21 ( +14 ) $0.25 ( $0.00 )
Philadelphia 127.6 Mbps ( +29.3 Mbps ) 9 ( +2 ) $0.33 ( + $0.00 )