Internet providers in Tempe, AZ

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Tempe, AZ internet providers

Provider
Cox $119.99 10 - 1,000 MbpsFiber-optic23%
Cox $29.99 10 - 300 MbpsCable87%
CenturyLink $65.00 20 - 1,000 MbpsFiber-optic2.138%
CenturyLink $45.00 20 - 140 MbpsDSL73%
HughesNet $59.99 25 - 25 MbpsSatellite100%
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Tempe internet service at a glance

At 91%, broadband coverage in Tempe is comparable to the rest of Arizona - 84%, and comparable to broadband coverage across the U.S. - 95%.

The vast majority of those living in the Tempe area will have access to cable, which covers 87% of Tempe residents. DSL internet is also an option for many, offering service to 86% of the area. Fiber-optic is less available but still a popular internet option for roughly 25% of those living in Tempe.

There are four internet providers serving the Tempe area, and 81.59% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among Tempe's four internet providers, prices start at $29.99 and available download speeds reach up to 1,000 Mbps.

Top high-speed internet providers in Tempe

The largest internet providers in Tempe are Cox and CenturyLink bringing cable, fiber-optic, and DSL options to Tempe.

Cable internet from Cox is available to nearly all Tempe residents, covering 87% of households. Some will also have the option of fiber-optic from Cox, which covers 23% of the area. Tempe’s third most-available internet provider, CenturyLink, offers DSL to around 73% of Tempe residents.

Cox cable internet

Provider
Cox
Starting price*
$29.99/mo.
Max download speed

300 Mbps

Max upload speed

30 Mbps

Average availability

87%

Cable from Cox offers broadband to nearly all households in Tempe covering 87% of the area.

Cox’s cable network is likely to offer faster speeds than DSL or satellite service, but Tempe residents in densely populated areas may experience slowed speeds during peak usage times.

Internet prices for Cox start at $29.99/mo.*, which is significantly lower than the average starting price for internet in Tempe, $44.99.

Cox customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 10 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $3.00 per Mbps, higher than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Tempe, $1.61.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Cox offers download speeds up to 300 Mbps and upload speeds up to 30 Mbps in Tempe. These download speeds are available to 87% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Tempe's providers, 822 Mbps.

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Cox fiber-optic internet

Provider
Cox
Starting price*
$119.99/mo.
Max download speed

1,000 Mbps

Max upload speed

1,000 Mbps

Average availability

23%

Fiber-optic from Cox offers broadband to some, but not many households in Tempe covering 23% of the area.

Fiber-optic service from Cox is popular for its fast download and upload speeds, even during peak usage times, but may be less available throughout Tempe than other internet types.

Internet prices for Cox start at $119.99/mo.*, which is significantly higher than the average starting price for internet in Tempe, $44.99.

Cox customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 10 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $12.00 per Mbps, significantly higher than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Tempe, $1.61.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Cox offers download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps and upload speeds up to 1,000 Mbps in Tempe. These download speeds are available to 23% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Tempe's providers, 822 Mbps.

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CenturyLink DSL internet

Provider
CenturyLink
Starting price*
$45/mo.
Max download speed

140 Mbps

Max upload speed

40 Mbps

Average availability

73%

DSL from CenturyLink offers broadband to most households in Tempe covering 73% of the area.

DSL internet from CenturyLink uses telephone lines in Tempe to deliver service, which often leads to lower prices and higher availability, though download speeds are likely to be slower than cable or fiber-optic internet.

Internet prices for CenturyLink start at $45/mo.*, which is about the same as the average starting price for internet in Tempe, $44.99.

CenturyLink customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 20 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $2.25 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Tempe, $1.61.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, CenturyLink offers download speeds up to 140 Mbps and upload speeds up to 40 Mbps in Tempe. These download speeds are available to 73% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Tempe's providers, 822 Mbps.

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Internet coverage for rural areas

If you live in the heart of Tempe, you’ll likely have options from cable, DSL, and fiber-optic internet providers. For those in rural areas or just outside Tempe, however, satellite or fixed wireless internet may be the best internet option.

Satellite internet from HughesNet offers 100% availability in Tempe and surrounding areas. HughesNet starting prices are significantly higher than average in Tempe at $59.99/mo. for speeds up to 25 Mbps. Satellite internet is a less appealing option for many Tempe residents, however, as service typically comes with high latency and low data allowances.

Internet provider frequently asked questions

Cox is the fastest internet provider in Tempe with download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps. These speeds are available to 23% of households in Tempe. The next fastest internet provider in Tempe is CenturyLink, offering download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps to 2.138% of the area.

Cox offers the cheapest internet in Tempe with plans starting at $29.99/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in Tempe, $44.99.

Cox is the largest fiber-optic internet service provider in Tempe, covering 23% of the city. CenturyLink also offers fiber internet in Tempe and is available to 2.138% of households.

According to the FCC, 93% of households have access to three or more providers. In many areas, a cable, DSL, satellite and possibly fiber-optic provider may be available. You are unlikely, however, to find multiple providers of the same internet type, such as two cable providers, in the same location because operating expenses in an area already served by another provider can be too high to be profitable.

No matter where you live, your address is likely serviceable for satellite internet from providers such as HughesNet and Viasat. You will probably also have the option of at least one cable provider, such as Cox, Spectrum and Xfinity, and DSL providers such as Frontier and Verizon. Roughly a third of households will be eligible for fiber internet from AT&T, CenturyLink, Windstream or other providers.

Resetting your router and optimizing your router settings can give you an instant speed boost. Consider Wi-Fi extenders if your signal is weaker in certain areas of your home. Also, be sure to check your Wi-Fi network to see if there are any unknown devices or users connected that could be slowing your network.