Internet providers in Clearwater, FL

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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 six internet providers serving the Clearwater area, and 96.09% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among Clearwater's six internet providers, prices start at $24.99 and available download speeds reach up to 600 Mbps.

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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*
$24.99/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 $24.99/mo.*, which is significantly lower than the average starting price for internet in Clearwater, $46.24.

Frontier customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 6 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $4.17 per Mbps, higher than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Clearwater, $1.25.

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, 174 Mbps.

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Frontier fiber-optic internet

Provider
Frontier
Starting price*
$24.99/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 $24.99/mo.*, which is significantly lower than the average starting price for internet in Clearwater, $46.24.

Frontier customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 6 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $4.17 per Mbps, higher than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Clearwater, $1.25.

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, 174 Mbps.

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Spectrum cable internet

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

300 Mbps

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, $46.24.

Spectrum customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 60 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $0.83 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Clearwater, $1.25.

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 faster than the average max speeds from all Clearwater's providers, 174 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, Inc. offers 100% availability in Clearwater and surrounding areas. HughesNet starting prices are significantly higher than average in Clearwater at $59.99/mo. for speeds up to 25 Mbps. The starting price for ViaSat, Inc. plans is about average for Clearwater at $50/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.

Clearwater, FL internet providers

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Provider
Frontier $24.99/mo. 6 - 30 Mbps DSL 85%
Frontier $24.99/mo. 6 - 30 Mbps Fiber-optic 51%
Spectrum $49.99/mo. 60 - 300 Mbps Cable 100%
Spectrum $49.99/mo. 60 - 300 Mbps Fiber-optic 0.114%
WideOpenWest - - Fiber-optic 78%
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Internet provider frequently asked questions

WideOpenWest 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 WideOpenWest, offering download speeds up to 600 Mbps to 75% of the area.

Frontier offers the cheapest internet in Clearwater with plans starting at $24.99/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in Clearwater, $46.24.

WideOpenWest 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.

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.

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.

Learn the penalty, if any, of canceling service with your current provider. Find other internet providers in your area and compare plans and pricing. Choose the internet provider and plan that best meets your needs. Order your new services and get your installation/activation date. Call your current internet provider and cancel service by the activation date of your new service.