Internet providers in Tempe, AZ

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Cox $119.99 10 - 1,000 MbpsFiber-optic23%
Cox $29.99 10 - 300 MbpsCable87%
CenturyLink $65 12 - 1,000 MbpsFiber-optic2.138%
CenturyLink $45 12 - 140 MbpsDSL73%
GTT Communications - -DSL3.722%
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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 five internet providers serving the Tempe area, and 81.59% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among Tempe's five 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, $46.24.

Cox customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 10 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $3.00 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Tempe, $2.43.

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, 620 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, $46.24.

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 lower than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Tempe, $2.43.

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, 620 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, $46.24.

CenturyLink customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 12 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $3.75 per Mbps, higher than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Tempe, $2.43.

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, 620 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.

Fixed wireless is another popular internet option for those in rural areas. Those living in or just outside of Tempe may have access to fixed wireless internet service from HughesNet, with plans starting at $59.99 and available download speeds up to 25 Mbps. Fixed wireless service is less likely to come with the high latency of satellite internet, but monthly data limits can still be an issue compared to Tempe cable, DSL, and fiber-optic internet providers.

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, $46.24.

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.

Wi-Fi connects your device to a router, but that router needs to be connected to the internet for your device to also be connected to the internet. You need an internet service provider to get Wi-Fi.

If you suspect your slow speeds are the result of your internet provider throttling your connection, the easiest way to determine if you’re being throttled is to perform two speed tests. Run the first test on your regular network, then run the second one on a VPN. If the two speeds are drastically different (and the VPN test was higher), your internet provider may be throttling your speeds.

Downgrading services or cutting extras, such as Wi-Fi extenders or premium tech support, can lower your monthly internet bill. You can also try to negotiate with your internet provider for a lower rate. Switching internet providers and bundling internet with other services is another common way to lower internet costs.