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Internet providers in 34243

Find internet providers serving the 34243 area. Compare plan pricing and speeds from fiber-optic, cable and DSL providers.

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34243 internet providers

Provider
Frontier $54.99 VariesFiber-optic88%
Xfinity $29.99 50 - 3,000 MbpsCable69%
Spectrum $49.99 300 - 1,000 Mbps **Cable84%
Spectrum $49.99 300 - 1,000 Mbps **Fiber-optic6.160%
Hotwire Communications Ltd. - -Cable2.400%
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34243 internet service at a glance

At 100%, broadband coverage in the 34243 ZIP code 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 34243 ZIP will have access to DSL, which covers 100% of households. Cable internet is also an option for many, offering service to 100% of the area. Fiber-optic is less available but still a popular internet option for roughly 96% of those living in the 34243 ZIP code.

There are six internet providers serving the 34243 area, and 93.36% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among six internet providers in 34243, prices start at $29.99 and available download speeds reach up to 3,000 Mbps.

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Average internet speeds in Sarasota

ProviderDownload speedUpload speedInternet type
Spectrum 116 Mbps 11 Mbps Cable
Frontier 188 Mbps 84 Mbps Fiber-optic
Xfinity 144 Mbps 17 Mbps Cable

Top high-speed internet providers in 34243

The largest internet providers serving the 34243 ZIP code are Frontier, Xfinity, and Spectrum bringing fiber-optic and cable options to the area.

Fiber-optic internet from Frontier is available to nearly all in the 34243 ZIP code, covering 88% of households. Many will also have the option of cable from Xfinity, which covers 69% of the area. Sarasota’s third most-available internet provider, Spectrum, offers cable to around 84% of residents in the 34243 ZIP code.

Frontier fiber-optic internet

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

Varies

Max upload speed

30 Mbps

Average availability

88%

Fiber-optic from Frontier offers broadband to nearly all households in the 34243 ZIP code, covering 88% 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 34243 ZIP code 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, $53.99.

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Xfinity cable internet

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

3,000 Mbps

Max upload speed

20 Mbps

Average availability

69%

Cable from Xfinity offers broadband to most households in the 34243 ZIP code, covering 69% of the area.

Xfinity’s cable network is likely to offer faster speeds than DSL or satellite service, but 34243 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 Sarasota, $53.99.

Xfinity customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 50 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $0.60 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Sarasota, $0.31.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Xfinity offers download speeds up to 3,000 Mbps and upload speeds up to 20 Mbps in 34243 ZIP code. These download speeds are available to 69% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Sarasota's providers, 197 Mbps.

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Spectrum cable internet

Provider
Spectrum
Starting price*
$49.99/mo.
Max download speed

1,000 Mbps**

(wireless speeds may vary)

Max upload speed

20 Mbps

Average availability

84%

Cable from Spectrum offers broadband to nearly all households in the 34243 ZIP code, covering 84% of the area.

Spectrum’s cable network is likely to offer faster speeds than DSL or satellite service, but 34243 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 Sarasota, $53.99.

Spectrum customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 300 Mbps**, which comes to an estimated $0.17 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Sarasota, $0.31.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Spectrum offers download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps** and upload speeds up to 20 Mbps in 34243 ZIP code. These download speeds are available to 84% of the area, and are much faster than the average max speeds from all Sarasota's providers, 197 Mbps.

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Internet coverage for rural areas

If you have limited cable, DSL and fiber-optic internet options in the 34243 ZIP code, satellite and fixed wireless providers may be available.

Satellite internet from HughesNet and Viasat offers 100% availability in 34243 and the greater Sarasota area. 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 $69.99/mo. for speeds up to 150 Mbps. Satellite internet is a less appealing option for many in the 34243 ZIP, however, as service typically comes with high latency and low data allowances.

Internet providers in 34243 frequently asked questions

Xfinity is the fastest internet provider in the 34243 ZIP code with download speeds up to 3,000 Mbps. These speeds are available to 69% of households in 34243. The next fastest internet provider in the 34243 ZIP code is Spectrum, offering download speeds up to 1,000 Mbps* to 84% of the area.

Xfinity offers the cheapest internet in the 34243 ZIP with service starting at $29.99/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in Sarasota, $53.99.

Frontier is the largest fiber-optic internet service provider serving the 34243 ZIP code, covering 88% of the city. Spectrum also offers fiber internet in 34243 and is available to 6.160% of households.

Yes. Fiber-optic internet is a completely different technology than DSL or cable internet, and therefore requires a different type of modem. In many cases, you can get the required modem from your internet provider at no extra cost.

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.

According to the FCC, 93% of households have access to three or more providers. In many areas, a cable, DSL, satellite and possibly fiber-optic provider may be available. You are unlikely, however, to find multiple providers of the same internet type, such as two cable providers, in the same location because operating expenses in an area already served by another provider can be too high to be profitable.