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Internet providers in North Sarasota, FL

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North Sarasota, FL internet providers

Provider
Frontier $27.99 6 - 30 MbpsDSL90%
Frontier $27.99 6 - 30 MbpsFiber-optic73%
Xfinity $29.99 25 - 150 MbpsCable99%
Spectrum $44.99 200 - 300 MbpsCable1.394%
HughesNet $59.99 25 - 25 MbpsSatellite100%
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North Sarasota internet service at a glance

At 99%, broadband coverage in North Sarasota 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 North Sarasota area will have access to cable, which covers 99% of North Sarasota 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 73% of those living in North Sarasota.

There are five internet providers serving the North Sarasota area, and 89.82% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among North Sarasota's five internet providers, prices start at $27.99 and available download speeds reach up to 300 Mbps.

Top high-speed internet providers in North Sarasota

The largest internet providers in North Sarasota are Frontier and Xfinity bringing DSL, fiber-optic, and cable options to North Sarasota.

DSL internet from Frontier is available to nearly all North Sarasota residents, covering 90% of households. Many will also have the option of fiber-optic from Frontier, which covers 73% of the area. North Sarasota’s third most-available internet provider, Xfinity, offers cable to around 99% of North Sarasota residents.

Frontier DSL internet

Provider
Frontier
Starting price*
$27.99/mo.
Max download speed

30 Mbps

Max upload speed

30 Mbps

Average availability

90%

DSL from Frontier offers broadband to nearly all households in North Sarasota covering 90% of the area.

DSL internet from Frontier uses telephone lines in North Sarasota 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 $27.99/mo.*, which is significantly lower than the average starting price for internet in North Sarasota, $42.59.

Frontier customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 6 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $4.67 per Mbps, significantly higher than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in North Sarasota, $0.77.

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 North Sarasota. These download speeds are available to 90% of the area, and are slightly slower than the average max speeds from all North Sarasota's providers, 109 Mbps.

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Frontier fiber-optic internet

Provider
Frontier
Starting price*
$27.99/mo.
Max download speed

30 Mbps

Max upload speed

30 Mbps

Average availability

73%

Fiber-optic from Frontier offers broadband to most households in North Sarasota covering 73% 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 North Sarasota than other internet types.

Internet prices for Frontier start at $27.99/mo.*, which is significantly lower than the average starting price for internet in North Sarasota, $42.59.

Frontier customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 6 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $4.67 per Mbps, significantly higher than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in North Sarasota, $0.77.

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 North Sarasota. These download speeds are available to 73% of the area, and are slightly slower than the average max speeds from all North Sarasota's providers, 109 Mbps.

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Xfinity cable internet

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

150 Mbps

Max upload speed

20 Mbps

Average availability

99%

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

Xfinity’s cable network is likely to offer faster speeds than DSL or satellite service, but North Sarasota 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 North Sarasota, $42.59.

Xfinity customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 25 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $1.20 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in North Sarasota, $0.77.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Xfinity offers download speeds up to 150 Mbps and upload speeds up to 20 Mbps in North Sarasota. These download speeds are available to 99% of the area, and are slightly faster than the average max speeds from all North Sarasota's providers, 109 Mbps.

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Internet coverage for rural areas

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

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

Internet provider frequently asked questions

Spectrum is the fastest internet provider in North Sarasota with download speeds up to 300 Mbps. These speeds are available to 1.394% of households in North Sarasota. The next fastest internet provider in North Sarasota is Xfinity, offering download speeds up to 150 Mbps to 99% of the area.

Frontier offers the cheapest internet in North Sarasota with plans starting at $27.99/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in North Sarasota, $42.59.

Frontier is the largest fiber-optic internet service provider in North Sarasota, covering 73% of the city.

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.

Available providers vary by address, but your location is likely serviceable for cable and DSL internet. Fiber internet may also be an internet option, but this technology is typically found in larger cities. Those living in rural areas not serviceable for cable, DSL or fiber internet may find satellite or fixed wireless internet to be their only options.

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.