Internet providers in Fort Lauderdale, FL

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Fort Lauderdale internet service at a glance

At 100%, broadband coverage in Fort Lauderdale 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 Fort Lauderdale area will have access to cable, which covers 99% of Fort Lauderdale 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 17% of those living in Fort Lauderdale.

There are five internet providers serving the Fort Lauderdale area, and 97.76% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among Fort Lauderdale's five internet providers, prices start at $29.99 and available download speeds reach up to 1,000 Mbps.

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Top high-speed internet providers in Fort Lauderdale

The largest internet providers in Fort Lauderdale are AT&T and Xfinity bringing DSL, fiber-optic, and cable options to Fort Lauderdale.

DSL internet from AT&T is available to nearly all Fort Lauderdale residents, covering 89% of households. Some will also have the option of fiber-optic from AT&T, which covers 17% of the area. Fort Lauderdale’s third most-available internet provider, Xfinity, offers cable to around 99% of Fort Lauderdale residents.

AT&T DSL internet

Provider
AT&T
Starting price*
$49.99/mo.
Max download speed

75 Mbps

Max upload speed

20 Mbps

Average availability

89%

DSL from AT&T offers broadband to nearly all households in Fort Lauderdale covering 89% of the area.

DSL internet from AT&T uses telephone lines in Fort Lauderdale 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 AT&T start at $49.99/mo.*, which is about the same as the average starting price for internet in Fort Lauderdale, $47.49.

AT&T customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 100 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $0.50 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Fort Lauderdale, $0.83.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, AT&T offers download speeds up to 75 Mbps and upload speeds up to 20 Mbps in Fort Lauderdale. These download speeds are available to 89% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Fort Lauderdale's providers, 528 Mbps.

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AT&T fiber-optic internet

Provider
AT&T
Starting price*
$49.99/mo.
Max download speed

1,000 Mbps

Max upload speed

1,000 Mbps

Average availability

17%

Fiber-optic from AT&T offers broadband to a limited number of households in Fort Lauderdale covering 17% of the area.

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

Internet prices for AT&T start at $49.99/mo.*, which is about the same as the average starting price for internet in Fort Lauderdale, $47.49.

AT&T customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 100 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $0.50 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Fort Lauderdale, $0.83.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, AT&T offers download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps and upload speeds up to 1,000 Mbps in Fort Lauderdale. These download speeds are available to 17% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Fort Lauderdale's providers, 528 Mbps.

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Xfinity cable internet

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

987 Mbps

Max upload speed

35 Mbps

Average availability

99%

Cable from Xfinity offers broadband to all households in Fort Lauderdale covering 99% of the area.

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

Internet prices for Xfinity start at $29.99/mo.*, which is significantly lower than the average starting price for internet in Fort Lauderdale, $47.49.

Xfinity customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 15 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $2.00 per Mbps, higher than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Fort Lauderdale, $0.83.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Xfinity offers download speeds up to 987 Mbps and upload speeds up to 35 Mbps in Fort Lauderdale. These download speeds are available to 99% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Fort Lauderdale's providers, 528 Mbps.

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Internet coverage for rural areas

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

Satellite internet from HughesNet and ViaSat, Inc. offers 100% availability in Fort Lauderdale and surrounding areas. HughesNet starting prices are significantly higher than average in Fort Lauderdale at $59.99/mo. for speeds up to 25 Mbps. The starting price for ViaSat, Inc. plans is about average for Fort Lauderdale at $50/mo. for speeds up to 25 Mbps. Satellite internet is a less appealing option for many Fort Lauderdale residents, however, as service typically comes with high latency and low data allowances.

Fort Lauderdale, FL internet providers

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Provider
AT&T $49.99/mo. 100 - 1,000 Mbps Fiber-optic 17%
AT&T $49.99/mo. 100 - 75 Mbps DSL 89%
Xfinity $29.99/mo. 15 - 987 Mbps Cable 99%
Pivotal Global Capacity, LLC - - DSL 4.965%
HughesNet $59.99/mo. 2 - 25 Mbps Satellite 100%
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Internet provider frequently asked questions

AT&T is the fastest internet provider in Fort Lauderdale with download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps. These speeds are available to 17% of households in Fort Lauderdale. The next fastest internet provider in Fort Lauderdale is Xfinity, offering download speeds up to 987 Mbps to 99% of the area.

Xfinity offers the cheapest internet in Fort Lauderdale with plans starting at $29.99/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in Fort Lauderdale, $47.49.

AT&T is the largest fiber-optic internet service provider in Fort Lauderdale, covering 17% of the city.

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%.

Monthly costs for internet can range from $20 to $60, depending on which providers are available in your area. Added fees for Wi-Fi service and equipment can add to that cost, but your internet provider may give you the option to use your own router, which can lower the monthly internet cost.

Each video streaming service has varying recommended speeds, but speeds up to 10 Mbps will often handle streaming on one device. For HD and 4K streaming, consider faster speeds of at least 25 Mbps to reduce buffering and maintain optimal picture quality.