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Internet providers in Fort Walton Beach, FL

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Fort Walton Beach, FL internet providers

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Provider
Cox $29.99 10 - 300 MbpsCable98%
CenturyLink $65 12 - 1,000 MbpsFiber-optic2.261%
CenturyLink $45 12 - 100 MbpsDSL76%
Mediacom $29.99 60 - 200 MbpsCable1.926%
HughesNet $59.99 25 - 25 MbpsSatellite100%
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Fort Walton Beach internet service at a glance

At 100%, broadband coverage in Fort Walton Beach 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 Walton Beach area will have access to cable, which covers 98% of Fort Walton Beach residents. DSL internet is also an option for many, offering service to 88% of the area. Fiber-optic is less available but still a popular internet option for roughly 2.260% of those living in Fort Walton Beach.

There are seven internet providers serving the Fort Walton Beach area, and 86.36% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among Fort Walton Beach'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 Fort Walton Beach

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

Cable internet from Cox is available to nearly all Fort Walton Beach residents, covering 98% of households. Many will also have the option of DSL from CenturyLink, which covers 76% of the area. Fort Walton Beach’s third most-available internet provider, HughesNet, offers satellite to around 100% of Fort Walton Beach residents.

Cox cable internet

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

300 Mbps

Max upload speed

30 Mbps

Average availability

98%

Cable from Cox offers broadband to nearly all households in Fort Walton Beach covering 98% of the area.

Cox’s cable network is likely to offer faster speeds than DSL or satellite service, but Fort Walton Beach 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 Fort Walton Beach, $42.99.

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 Fort Walton Beach, $1.65.

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 Fort Walton Beach. These download speeds are available to 98% of the area, and are about the same as the average max speeds from all Fort Walton Beach's providers, 327 Mbps.

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CenturyLink DSL internet

Provider
CenturyLink
Starting price*
$45/mo.
Max download speed

100 Mbps

Max upload speed

10 Mbps

Average availability

76%

DSL from CenturyLink offers broadband to most households in Fort Walton Beach covering 76% of the area.

DSL internet from CenturyLink uses telephone lines in Fort Walton Beach 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 Fort Walton Beach, $42.99.

CenturyLink customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 12 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $3.75 per Mbps, higher than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Fort Walton Beach, $1.65.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, CenturyLink offers download speeds up to 100 Mbps and upload speeds up to 10 Mbps in Fort Walton Beach. These download speeds are available to 76% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Fort Walton Beach's providers, 327 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 Fort Walton Beach covering 100% of the area.

HughesNet satellite internet offers reliable connection in areas of Fort Walton Beach 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 Fort Walton Beach, $42.99.

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 Fort Walton Beach, $1.65.

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 Fort Walton Beach. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Fort Walton Beach's providers, 327 Mbps.

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Internet provider frequently asked questions

CenturyLink is the fastest internet provider in Fort Walton Beach with download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps. These speeds are available to 2.261% of households in Fort Walton Beach. The next fastest internet provider in Fort Walton Beach is Cox, offering download speeds up to 300 Mbps to 98% of the area.

Cox offers the cheapest internet in Fort Walton Beach with plans starting at $29.99/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in Fort Walton Beach, $42.99.

CenturyLink is the largest fiber-optic internet service provider in Fort Walton Beach, covering 2.261% of the city.

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.

Fiber internet providers are likely to offer the fastest, most consistent speeds for the money. Cable internet providers can also deliver fast speeds, up to 100 Mbps and higher, but are more vulnerable to slowed speeds during peak usage times. If you’re shopping for cheap internet, a DSL provider may be the best option for your household.

If you suspect your slow speeds are the result of your internet provider throttling your connection, the easiest way to determine if you’re being throttled is to perform two speed tests. Run the first test on your regular network, then run the second one on a VPN. If the two speeds are drastically different (and the VPN test was higher), your internet provider may be throttling your speeds.