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Internet providers in Sarasota, FL

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Sarasota, FL internet providers

Provider
Frontier $54.99 -DSL91%
Frontier $54.99 -Fiber-optic73%
Xfinity $30.00 50 - 150 MbpsCable97%
HughesNet $64.99 25 - 25 MbpsSatellite100%
Viasat $64.99 12 - 12 MbpsSatellite100%
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Sarasota internet service at a glance

At 99%, broadband coverage in 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 Sarasota area will have access to cable, which covers 98% of Sarasota residents. DSL internet is also an option for many, offering service to 92% of the area. Fiber-optic is less available but still a popular internet option for roughly 73% of those living in Sarasota.

There are four internet providers serving the Sarasota area, and 90.32% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among Sarasota's four internet providers, prices start at $30 and available download speeds reach up to 150 Mbps.

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Average internet speeds in Sarasota

ProviderDownload speedUpload speedInternet type
Xfinity 182 Mbps 18 Mbps Cable
HughesNet 4 Mbps 1 Mbps Satellite
Frontier 168 Mbps 106 Mbps DSL
Viasat 9 Mbps 3 Mbps Satellite

Top high-speed internet providers in Sarasota

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

DSL internet from Frontier is available to nearly all Sarasota residents, covering 91% of households. Many will also have the option of fiber-optic from Frontier, which covers 73% of the area. Sarasota’s third most-available internet provider, Xfinity, offers cable to around 97% of Sarasota residents.

Frontier DSL internet

Provider
Frontier
Starting price*
$54.99/mo.
Max download speed

30 Mbps

Max upload speed

30 Mbps

Average availability

91%

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

DSL internet from Frontier uses telephone lines in 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 $54.99/mo.*, which is about the same as the average starting price for internet in Sarasota, $53.74.

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 Sarasota. These download speeds are available to 91% of the area, and are about the same as the average max speeds from all Sarasota's providers, 62 Mbps.

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Frontier fiber-optic internet

Provider
Frontier
Starting price*
$54.99/mo.
Max download speed

30 Mbps

Max upload speed

30 Mbps

Average availability

73%

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

Internet prices for Frontier start at $54.99/mo.*, which is about the same as the average starting price for internet in Sarasota, $53.74.

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 Sarasota. These download speeds are available to 73% of the area, and are about the same as the average max speeds from all Sarasota's providers, 62 Mbps.

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Xfinity cable internet

Provider
Xfinity
Starting price*
$30/mo.
Max download speed

150 Mbps

Max upload speed

20 Mbps

Average availability

97%

Cable from Xfinity offers broadband to nearly all households in Sarasota covering 97% of the area.

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

Internet prices for Xfinity start at $30/mo.*, which is significantly lower than the average starting price for internet in Sarasota, $53.74.

Xfinity customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 50 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $0.60 per Mbps, lower than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Sarasota, $1.85.

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 Sarasota. These download speeds are available to 97% of the area, and are slightly faster than the average max speeds from all Sarasota's providers, 62 Mbps.

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Internet coverage for rural areas

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

Satellite internet from HughesNet and Viasat offers 100% availability in Sarasota and surrounding areas. HughesNet starting prices are significantly higher than average in Sarasota at $64.99/mo. for speeds up to 25 Mbps. Viasat starting prices are significantly higher than average in Sarasota at $64.99/mo. for speeds up to 12 Mbps. Satellite internet is a less appealing option for many Sarasota residents, however, as service typically comes with high latency and low data allowances.

Internet provider frequently asked questions

Xfinity is the fastest internet provider in Sarasota with download speeds up to 150 Mbps. These speeds are available to 97% of households in Sarasota. The next fastest internet provider in Sarasota is Frontier, offering download speeds up to 30 Mbps to 91% of the area.

Xfinity offers the cheapest internet in Sarasota with plans starting at $30/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in Sarasota, $53.74.

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

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.

Speeds of 10 Mbps and higher are good for gaming, but what you really want to consider when choosing an internet service for gaming is latency, or ping. Latency is the measure of how long it takes for your device to communicate with the server and is the main contributor to lag. The higher the ping, the more likely you are to experience lagging. Shoot for an internet service with latency below 100 ms.

There are benefits to using your own router vs. buying or renting one from your internet provider, such as lower monthly costs and more product options. If you choose to use your own router, keep in mind that your internet provider’s tech support may not be able to fully assist you with your personal router. Select providers may not give you the option to use your own router.