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Internet providers in Clearwater, FL

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Clearwater, FL internet providers

Provider
Frontier $54.99 -DSL85%
Frontier $54.99 -Fiber-optic51%
Spectrum $49.99 300-1,000 Mbps **Cable100%
Spectrum $49.99 300-1,000 Mbps **Fiber-optic0.114%
WOW! $19.99 100 - 600 MbpsFiber-optic78%
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Clearwater internet service at a glance

At 100%, broadband coverage in Clearwater is comparable to the rest of Florida - 97%, and comparable to broadband coverage across the U.S. - 95%.

The vast majority of those living in the Clearwater area will have access to cable, which covers 100% of Clearwater residents. DSL internet is also an option for many, offering service to 92% of the area. Fiber-optic is less available but still a popular internet option for roughly 81% of those living in Clearwater.

There are five internet providers serving the Clearwater area, and 96.09% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among Clearwater's five internet providers, prices start at $19.99 and available download speeds reach up to 600 Mbps.

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Average internet speeds in Clearwater

ProviderDownload speedUpload speedInternet type
Viasat 6 Mbps 2 Mbps Satellite
Spectrum 108 Mbps 50 Mbps Cable
WOW! 71 Mbps 25 Mbps Fiber-optic
Frontier 188 Mbps 148 Mbps DSL

Top high-speed internet providers in Clearwater

The largest internet providers in Clearwater are Frontier and Spectrum bringing DSL, fiber-optic, and cable options to Clearwater.

DSL internet from Frontier is available to nearly all Clearwater residents, covering 85% of households. Many will also have the option of fiber-optic from Frontier, which covers 51% of the area. Clearwater’s third most-available internet provider, Spectrum, offers cable to around 100% of Clearwater residents.

Frontier DSL internet

Provider
Frontier
Starting price*
$54.99/mo.
Max download speed

30 Mbps

Max upload speed

30 Mbps

Average availability

85%

DSL from Frontier offers broadband to nearly all households in Clearwater covering 85% of the area.

DSL internet from Frontier uses telephone lines in Clearwater 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 Frontier start at $54.99/mo.*, which is about the same as the average starting price for internet in Clearwater, $50.99.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Frontier offers download speeds up to 30 Mbps and upload speeds up to 30 Mbps in Clearwater. These download speeds are available to 85% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Clearwater's providers, 459 Mbps.

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Frontier fiber-optic internet

Provider
Frontier
Starting price*
$54.99/mo.
Max download speed

30 Mbps

Max upload speed

30 Mbps

Average availability

51%

Fiber-optic from Frontier offers broadband to about half of households in Clearwater covering 51% of the area.

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

Internet prices for Frontier start at $54.99/mo.*, which is about the same as the average starting price for internet in Clearwater, $50.99.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Frontier offers download speeds up to 30 Mbps and upload speeds up to 30 Mbps in Clearwater. These download speeds are available to 51% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Clearwater's providers, 459 Mbps.

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Spectrum cable internet

Provider
Spectrum
Starting price*
$49.99/mo.
Max download speed

1,000 Mbps**

(wireless speeds may vary)

Max upload speed

20 Mbps

Average availability

100%

Cable from Spectrum offers broadband to all households in Clearwater covering 100% of the area.

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

Internet prices for Spectrum start at $49.99/mo.*, which is about the same as the average starting price for internet in Clearwater, $50.99.

Spectrum customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 1,000 Mbps**, which comes to an estimated $0.17 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Clearwater, $0.24.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Spectrum offers download speeds up to 300 Mbps and upload speeds up to 20 Mbps in Clearwater. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Clearwater's providers, 459 Mbps.

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Internet coverage for rural areas

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

Satellite internet from HughesNet and Viasat offers 100% availability in Clearwater and surrounding areas. HughesNet starting prices are significantly higher than average in Clearwater at $64.99/mo. for speeds up to 25 Mbps. Viasat starting prices are significantly higher than average in Clearwater at $64.99/mo. for speeds up to 12 Mbps. Satellite internet is a less appealing option for many Clearwater residents, however, as service typically comes with high latency and low data allowances.

Internet provider frequently asked questions

WOW! is the fastest internet provider in Clearwater with download speeds up to 600 Mbps. These speeds are available to 78% of households in Clearwater. The next fastest internet provider in Clearwater is WOW!, offering download speeds up to 600 Mbps to 75% of the area.

WOW! offers the cheapest internet in Clearwater with plans starting at $19.99/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in Clearwater, $50.99.

WOW! is the largest fiber-optic internet service provider in Clearwater, covering 78% of the city. Frontier also offers fiber internet in Clearwater and is available to 51% of households.

Speeds of 10 Mbps and higher are good for gaming, but what you really want to consider when choosing an internet service for gaming is latency, or ping. Latency is the measure of how long it takes for your device to communicate with the server and is the main contributor to lag. The higher the ping, the more likely you are to experience lagging. Shoot for an internet service with latency below 100 ms.

Cable internet will nearly always offer faster speeds than DSL, but typically at a higher price point. So if you’re shopping for cheap internet plans, DSL may be your better option but if you want speed, consider cable internet.

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.