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Internet providers in South Sarasota, FL

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South Sarasota, FL internet providers

Provider
Frontier $27.99 6 - 30 MbpsDSL93%
Frontier $27.99 6 - 30 MbpsFiber-optic92%
Xfinity $20.00 25 - 150 MbpsCable95%
HughesNet $49.99 25 - 25 MbpsSatellite100%
Viasat $50.00 12 - 12 MbpsSatellite100%
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South Sarasota internet service at a glance

At 99%, broadband coverage in South 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 South Sarasota area will have access to cable, which covers 96% of South Sarasota residents. DSL internet is also an option for many, offering service to 93% of the area. Fiber-optic is less available but still a popular internet option for roughly 92% of those living in South Sarasota.

There are four internet providers serving the South Sarasota area, and 89.46% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among South Sarasota's four internet providers, prices start at $20 and available download speeds reach up to 150 Mbps.

Top high-speed internet providers in South Sarasota

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

DSL internet from Frontier is available to nearly all South Sarasota residents, covering 93% of households. Many will also have the option of fiber-optic from Frontier, which covers 92% of the area. South Sarasota’s third most-available internet provider, Xfinity, offers cable to around 95% of South Sarasota residents.

Frontier DSL internet

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

30 Mbps

Max upload speed

30 Mbps

Average availability

93%

DSL from Frontier offers broadband to nearly all households in South Sarasota covering 93% of the area.

DSL internet from Frontier uses telephone lines in South 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 lower than the average starting price for internet in South Sarasota, $36.99.

Frontier customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 6 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $4.67 per Mbps, higher than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in South Sarasota, $1.95.

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 South Sarasota. These download speeds are available to 93% of the area, and are about the same as the average max speeds from all South Sarasota's providers, 62 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

92%

Fiber-optic from Frontier offers broadband to nearly all households in South Sarasota covering 92% 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 South Sarasota than other internet types.

Internet prices for Frontier start at $27.99/mo.*, which is lower than the average starting price for internet in South Sarasota, $36.99.

Frontier customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 6 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $4.67 per Mbps, higher than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in South Sarasota, $1.95.

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 South Sarasota. These download speeds are available to 92% of the area, and are about the same as the average max speeds from all South Sarasota's providers, 62 Mbps.

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Xfinity cable internet

Provider
Xfinity
Starting price*
$20/mo.
Max download speed

150 Mbps

Max upload speed

20 Mbps

Average availability

95%

Cable from Xfinity offers broadband to nearly all households in South Sarasota covering 95% of the area.

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

Internet prices for Xfinity start at $20/mo.*, which is significantly lower than the average starting price for internet in South Sarasota, $36.99.

Xfinity customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 25 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $0.80 per Mbps, lower than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in South Sarasota, $1.95.

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 South Sarasota. These download speeds are available to 95% of the area, and are slightly faster than the average max speeds from all South Sarasota's providers, 62 Mbps.

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Internet coverage for rural areas

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

Satellite internet from HughesNet and Viasat offers 100% availability in South Sarasota and surrounding areas. HughesNet starting prices are significantly higher than average in South Sarasota at $49.99/mo. for speeds up to 25 Mbps. Viasat starting prices are significantly higher than average in South Sarasota at $50/mo. for speeds up to 12 Mbps. Satellite internet is a less appealing option for many South 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 South Sarasota with download speeds up to 150 Mbps. These speeds are available to 95% of households in South Sarasota. The next fastest internet provider in South Sarasota is Frontier, offering download speeds up to 30 Mbps to 93% of the area.

Xfinity offers the cheapest internet in South Sarasota with plans starting at $20/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in South Sarasota, $36.99.

Frontier is the largest fiber-optic internet service provider in South Sarasota, covering 92% of the city.

Fiber and cable internet are similar internet service types, but fiber offers a few advantages over cable. Fiber internet can deliver faster upload and download speeds than cable in most areas, and is less vulnerable to slowed speeds during peak usage times. Cable does have the advantage over fiber in terms of availability, covering 89% of U.S. households compared to fiber’s 38%.

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.

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.