Internet providers in Lakeland, FL

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Lakeland internet service at a glance

At 100%, broadband coverage in Lakeland 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 Lakeland area will have access to cable, which covers 100% of Lakeland residents. DSL internet is also an option for many, offering service to 90% of the area. Fiber-optic is less available but still a popular internet option for roughly 21% of those living in Lakeland.

There are four internet providers serving the Lakeland area, and 89.65% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among Lakeland's four internet providers, prices start at $24.99 and available download speeds reach up to 300 Mbps.

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Top high-speed internet providers in Lakeland

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

DSL internet from Frontier is available to nearly all Lakeland residents, covering 89% of households. Some will also have the option of fiber-optic from Frontier, which covers 20% of the area. Lakeland’s third most-available internet provider, Spectrum, offers cable to around 100% of Lakeland residents.

Frontier DSL internet

Provider
Frontier
Starting price*
$24.99/mo.
Max download speed

30 Mbps

Max upload speed

30 Mbps

Average availability

89%

DSL from Frontier offers broadband to nearly all households in Lakeland covering 89% of the area.

DSL internet from Frontier uses telephone lines in Lakeland 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 Lakeland, $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 Lakeland, $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 Lakeland. These download speeds are available to 89% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Lakeland'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

20%

Fiber-optic from Frontier offers broadband to some, but not many households in Lakeland covering 20% 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 Lakeland 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 Lakeland, $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 Lakeland, $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 Lakeland. These download speeds are available to 20% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Lakeland'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 Lakeland covering 100% of the area.

Spectrum’s cable network is likely to offer faster speeds than DSL or satellite service, but Lakeland 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 Lakeland, $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 Lakeland, $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 Lakeland. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Lakeland's providers, 174 Mbps.

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Internet coverage for rural areas

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

Satellite internet from HughesNet and ViaSat, Inc. offers 100% availability in Lakeland and surrounding areas. HughesNet starting prices are significantly higher than average in Lakeland at $59.99/mo. for speeds up to 25 Mbps. The starting price for ViaSat, Inc. plans is about average for Lakeland at $50/mo. for speeds up to 12 Mbps. Satellite internet is a less appealing option for many Lakeland residents, however, as service typically comes with high latency and low data allowances.

Lakeland, FL internet providers

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Provider
Frontier $24.99/mo. 6 - 30 Mbps DSL 89%
Frontier $24.99/mo. 6 - 30 Mbps Fiber-optic 20%
Spectrum $49.99/mo. 60 - 300 Mbps Cable 100%
Spectrum $49.99/mo. 60 - 300 Mbps Fiber-optic 0.572%
HughesNet $59.99/mo. 2 - 25 Mbps Satellite 100%
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Internet provider frequently asked questions

Spectrum is the fastest internet provider in Lakeland with download speeds up to 300 Mbps. These speeds are available to 100% of households in Lakeland. The next fastest internet provider in Lakeland is Spectrum, offering download speeds up to 300 Mbps to 0.572% of the area.

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

Frontier is the largest fiber-optic internet service provider in Lakeland, covering 20% of the city. Spectrum also offers fiber internet in Lakeland and is available to 0.572% of households.

No matter where you live, your address is likely serviceable for satellite internet from providers such as HughesNet and Viasat. You will probably also have the option of at least one cable provider, such as Cox, Spectrum and Xfinity, and DSL providers such as Frontier and Verizon. Roughly a third of households will be eligible for fiber internet from AT&T, CenturyLink, Windstream or other providers.

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.

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.