Internet Providers in Zolfo Springs, FL

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Residential Internet Statistics for Zolfo Springs, FL
Internet Providers: 5
Internet Plans: 6
Fastest Speed Available: 1,200 Mbps
Average Plan Price: $49.17

Internet Access in Zolfo Springs, Florida

Data on this page is based on the FCC's bi-annual coverage reporting. BroadbandNow leverages direct provider reports and other private data to validate that data. Plane and pricing data is gathered manually by our data team. We've found and verified 291 Internet plans in Zolfo Springs since founding in 2014. Speed test data in the graph below is limited to 410 records as of 2021. 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.

When we're looking at network technology in use around Zolfo Springs, we see that the most prevalent physical wire broadband technology infrastructures are DSL (94.78 percent coverage) and Cable (53.10 percent coverage). Cable connections are sold by former television corporations, who use their already-built coaxial cable TV networks. Zolfo Springs-area subscribers to cable companies such as XFINITY from Comcast often select cable thanks to the reasonably low pricing for workable speeds. (Compared to DSL at any rate.) Telephone providers usually offer DSL service, which makes technical sense because DSL transmits data packets over phone lines. DSL is outperformed by all other major broadband services.

CenturyLink provides an alternative to the primary providers (Viasat and HughesNet), serving Zolfo Springs with a maximum speed of 60 Mbps. Wired Internet isn't the only choice for Internet service in Zolfo Springs. fixed wireless outfits like RapidSystems can deliver 25 Mbps or more using direct wireless links. Aside from consumer broadband, there are 2 providers in Zolfo Springs offering enterprise and business/smb products and services like point-to-point connectivity. BroadbandNow includes every provider with business packages on their website, although some providers offer both home and business broadband.

Viasat Internet is the most widely available Internet choice in Zolfo Springs. The company is available to near one hundred percent of Zolfo Springs addresses. HughesNet is also a common option, serving practically one hundred percent of local addresses with Satellite service. The fastest Internet package listed by HughesNet in Zolfo Springs is 25 megabits per second.

In summary, broadband access could use improvement in Zolfo Springs. Explore the map below to see which areas have decent competition. For now, a limited 2,000 Zolfo Springs locals are limited to one or fewer options for wired broadband.

Internet Statistics 2021

2,000 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 Zolfo Springs, Florida

Provider Speed Type Time To Download 1 GB
XFINITY from Comcast 1,200 Mbps Cable 6s
CenturyLink 100 Mbps DSL 1m 21s
Viasat Internet 50 Mbps Satellite 2m 43s
HughesNet 25 Mbps Satellite 5m 27s

Summary of Internet Providers Availability in Zolfo Springs, Florida

  • CenturyLink - DSL - 94.8% Availability in Zolfo Springs - Speeds up to 100 Mbps
  • Xfinity - Cable - 53.1% Availability in Zolfo Springs - Speeds up to 1,200 Mbps
  • Viasat - Satellite - 100.0% Availability in Zolfo Springs - Speeds up to 50 Mbps
  • HughesNet - Satellite - 100.0% Availability in Zolfo Springs - Speeds up to 25 Mbps

Internet Provider Competition Map For Zolfo Springs

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Zolfo Springs is the 342nd most connected city in Florida ahead of Arcadia, but behind Avon Park, Fort Meade, Wauchula, and Bowling Green.

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

Approximately 800 people in Hardee 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.

Approximately 53% of Zolfo Springs 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.

In Hardee County, approximately 7,000 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.

Data Cap Issues and Video Streaming Around Zolfo Springs

Data collected by our researchers suggests that common providers in the area currently use data caps on residential broadband plans. Data caps are a public issue since users see caps as a strategy for limiting streaming. Providers maintain that they are a necessary tool for managing heavy network traffic. In either case, the problem is video streaming, which easily uses 1–7GB per hour.

Summary Of Internet Providers In Zolfo Springs

Provider Type Coverage Speed
RapidSystems Fixed Wireless 100% 25 Mbps
CenturyLink DSL 94.8%+ 100 Mbps
XFINITY from Comcast Cable 53.1%+ 1,200 Mbps
Viasat Internet Satellite 100% 50 Mbps
HughesNet Satellite 100% 25 Mbps
RapidSystems Fixed Wireless 100% 50 Mbps
Comcast Business Cable 25.8%+ 987 Mbps
CenturyLink Business Fiber 15.7%+ 1,000 Mbps

Compare Zolfo Springs to the 5 largest cities in the US

City Average Download Speed Number of Providers Average Cost per Mbps
Zolfo Springs 10.1 Mbps 5 $0.12 ( + $0.00 )
New York 415.4 Mbps ( +405.3 Mbps ) 16 ( +11 ) $0.21 ( + $0.00 )
Los Angeles 118.9 Mbps ( +108.8 Mbps ) 17 ( +12 ) $0.15 ( + $0.00 )
Chicago 116.2 Mbps ( +106.1 Mbps ) 15 ( +10 ) $0.19 ( + $0.00 )
Houston 127.4 Mbps ( +117.3 Mbps ) 23 ( +18 ) $0.18 ( + $0.00 )
Philadelphia 127.6 Mbps ( +117.5 Mbps ) 8 ( +3 ) $0.18 ( + $0.00 )

Customer Reviews of Internet Providers in Zolfo Springs

Great service

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