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Internet providers in Clearwater, FL

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Clearwater, FL internet providers

Provider
Frontier $54.99 VariesFiber-optic51%
Spectrum $49.99 300 - 1,000 Mbps **Cable100%
Spectrum $49.99 300 - 1,000 Mbps **Fiber-optic0.114%
WOW! $29.99 200 - 1,200 MbpsFiber-optic78%
WOW! $29.99 200 - 1,200 MbpsCable75%
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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 98% of the area. Fiber-optic is less available but still a popular internet option for roughly 47% 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 $29.99 and available download speeds reach up to 1,200 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 Fiber-optic

Top high-speed internet providers in Clearwater

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

Fiber-optic internet from Frontier is available to most Clearwater residents, covering 51% of households. Many will also have the option of cable from Spectrum, which covers 100% of the area. Clearwater’s third most-available internet provider, WOW!, offers fiber-optic to around 78% of Clearwater residents.

Frontier fiber-optic internet

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

Varies

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, $53.99.

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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, $53.99.

Spectrum customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 300 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, $0.21.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Spectrum offers download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps** and upload speeds up to 20 Mbps in Clearwater. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Clearwater's providers, 459 Mbps.

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WOW! fiber-optic internet

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

1,200 Mbps

Max upload speed

40 Mbps

Average availability

78%

Fiber-optic from WOW! offers broadband to most households in Clearwater covering 78% of the area.

Fiber-optic service from WOW! 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 WOW! start at $29.99/mo.*, which is significantly lower than the average starting price for internet in Clearwater, $53.99.

WOW! customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 200 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $0.15 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Clearwater, $0.21.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, WOW! offers download speeds up to 1,200 Mbps and upload speeds up to 40 Mbps in Clearwater. These download speeds are available to 78% of the area, and are much faster 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 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 $69.99/mo. for speeds up to 150 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 1,200 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 1,200 Mbps to 75% of the area.

WOW! offers the cheapest internet in Clearwater with plans starting at $29.99/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in Clearwater, $53.99.

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.

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.

Wi-Fi extenders are handy when your router can’t project a strong signal to everywhere in your home that you need it. Your internet provider may offer Wi-Fi extenders for an added monthly cost, or you can purchase one online or from most electronics retailers.

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.