Internet providers in Tucson, AZ

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Tucson, AZ internet providers

Provider
Xfinity $29.99 25 - 250 MbpsCable5.935%
Cox $119.99 10 - 1,000 MbpsFiber-optic0.104%
Cox $29.99 10 - 300 MbpsCable93%
CenturyLink $65.00 20 - 1,000 MbpsFiber-optic0.858%
CenturyLink $45.00 20 - 140 MbpsDSL66%
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Tucson internet service at a glance

At 97%, broadband coverage in Tucson is slightly higher than the rest of Arizona - 84%, and comparable to broadband coverage across the U.S. - 95%.

The vast majority of those living in the Tucson area will have access to cable, which covers 96% of Tucson residents. DSL internet is also an option for many, offering service to 95% of the area. No fiber-optic providers are currently available in Tucson, but satellite or fixed-wireless providers may offer broadband options in your area.

There are seven internet providers serving the Tucson area, and 93.46% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among Tucson's seven internet providers, prices start at $29.99 and available download speeds reach up to 1,000 Mbps.

Top high-speed internet providers in Tucson

The largest internet providers in Tucson are Cox, CenturyLink, and HughesNet bringing cable, DSL, and satellite options to Tucson.

Cable internet from Cox is available to nearly all Tucson residents, covering 93% of households. Many will also have the option of DSL from CenturyLink, which covers 66% of the area. Tucson’s third most-available internet provider, HughesNet, offers satellite to around 100% of Tucson residents.

Cox cable internet

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

300 Mbps

Max upload speed

30 Mbps

Average availability

93%

Cable from Cox offers broadband to nearly all households in Tucson covering 93% of the area.

Cox’s cable network is likely to offer faster speeds than DSL or satellite service, but Tucson 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 Tucson, $45.81.

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 Tucson, $1.91.

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 Tucson. These download speeds are available to 93% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Tucson's providers, 456 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

66%

DSL from CenturyLink offers broadband to most households in Tucson covering 66% of the area.

DSL internet from CenturyLink uses telephone lines in Tucson 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 Tucson, $45.81.

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 Tucson, $1.91.

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 Tucson. These download speeds are available to 66% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Tucson's providers, 456 Mbps.

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HughesNet satellite internet

Provider
HughesNet
Starting price*
$59.99/mo.
Max download speed

25 Mbps

Max upload speed

3 Mbps

Average availability

100%

Satellite from HughesNet offers broadband to all households in Tucson covering 100% of the area.

HughesNet satellite internet offers reliable connection in areas of Tucson where other internet types may not be available, but service is likely to come with low monthly data allowances and high latency, making streaming binges and real-time online gaming impractical.

Internet prices for HughesNet start at $59.99/mo.*, which is significantly higher than the average starting price for internet in Tucson, $45.81.

HughesNet customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 25 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $2.40 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Tucson, $1.91.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, HughesNet offers download speeds up to 25 Mbps and upload speeds up to 3 Mbps in Tucson. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Tucson's providers, 456 Mbps.

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Internet provider frequently asked questions

Cox is the fastest internet provider in Tucson with download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps. These speeds are available to 0.104% of households in Tucson. The next fastest internet provider in Tucson is CenturyLink, offering download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps to 0.858% of the area.

Xfinity offers the cheapest internet in Tucson with plans starting at $29.99/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in Tucson, $45.81.

CenturyLink is the largest fiber-optic internet service provider in Tucson, covering 0.858% of the city. Cox also offers fiber internet in Tucson and is available to 0.104% of households.

Yes. Fiber-optic internet is a completely different technology than DSL or cable internet, and therefore requires a different type of modem. In many cases, you can get the required modem from your internet provider at no extra cost.

Select internet providers including AT&T, Spectrum and Xfinity have thousands of Wi-Fi hotspots that customers can connect to at no extra cost. If your internet provider does not offer free Wi-Fi hotspots, you can find free public Wi-Fi at your local library or many restaurants and cafes. Consider these tips for using public Wi-Fi safely.

Fiber and cable internet are similar internet service types, but fiber offers a few advantages over cable. Fiber internet can deliver faster upload and download speeds than cable in most areas, and is less vulnerable to slowed speeds during peak usage times. Cable does have the advantage over fiber in terms of availability, covering 89% of U.S. households compared to fiber’s 38%.