Internet providers in St. Petersburg, FL

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St. Petersburg internet service at a glance

At 100%, broadband coverage in St. Petersburg 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 St. Petersburg area will have access to cable, which covers 100% of St. Petersburg residents. DSL internet is also an option for many, offering service to 94% of the area. Fiber-optic is less available but still a popular internet option for roughly 88% of those living in St. Petersburg.

There are six internet providers serving the St. Petersburg area, and 98.10% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among St. Petersburg'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 St. Petersburg

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

DSL internet from Frontier is available to nearly all St. Petersburg residents, covering 91% of households. Some will also have the option of fiber-optic from Frontier, which covers 36% of the area. St. Petersburg’s third most-available internet provider, Spectrum, offers cable to around 100% of St. Petersburg residents.

Frontier DSL internet

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

30 Mbps

Max upload speed

30 Mbps

Average availability

91%

DSL from Frontier offers broadband to nearly all households in St. Petersburg covering 91% of the area.

DSL internet from Frontier uses telephone lines in St. Petersburg 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 St. Petersburg, $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 St. Petersburg, $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 St. Petersburg. These download speeds are available to 91% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all St. Petersburg'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

36%

Fiber-optic from Frontier offers broadband to some, but not many households in St. Petersburg covering 36% 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 St. Petersburg 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 St. Petersburg, $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 St. Petersburg, $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 St. Petersburg. These download speeds are available to 36% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all St. Petersburg'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 St. Petersburg covering 100% of the area.

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

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Internet coverage for rural areas

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

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

St. Petersburg, FL internet providers

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Provider
Frontier $24.99/mo. 6 - 30 Mbps DSL 91%
Frontier $24.99/mo. 6 - 30 Mbps Fiber-optic 36%
Spectrum $49.99/mo. 60 - 300 Mbps Cable 100%
Spectrum $49.99/mo. 60 - 300 Mbps Fiber-optic 0.389%
WideOpenWest - - Cable 83%
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Internet provider frequently asked questions

WideOpenWest is the fastest internet provider in St. Petersburg with download speeds up to 600 Mbps. These speeds are available to 83% of households in St. Petersburg. The next fastest internet provider in St. Petersburg is WideOpenWest, offering download speeds up to 600 Mbps to 82% of the area.

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

WideOpenWest is the largest fiber-optic internet service provider in St. Petersburg, covering 82% of the city. Frontier also offers fiber internet in St. Petersburg and is available to 36% of households.

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Using your own router is a good way to cut internet costs without having to downgrade your internet plan. You can also try negotiating for a lower price with your current provider, or switch to another internet provider to take advantage of introductory pricing and special promotions.

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.