Internet providers in Tampa, FL

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Tampa internet service at a glance

At 100%, broadband coverage in Tampa 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 Tampa area will have access to cable, which covers 100% of Tampa residents. Fiber-optic internet is also an option for many, offering service to 93% of the area. DSL is less available but still a popular internet option for roughly 92% of those living in Tampa.

There are five internet providers serving the Tampa area, and 94.18% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among Tampa's five internet providers, prices start at $24.99 and available download speeds reach up to 300 Mbps.

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Top high-speed internet providers in Tampa

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

Fiber-optic internet from Frontier is available to nearly all Tampa residents, covering 93% of households. Many will also have the option of DSL from Frontier, which covers 92% of the area. Tampa’s third most-available internet provider, Spectrum, offers cable to around 100% of Tampa residents.

Frontier fiber-optic internet

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

30 Mbps

Max upload speed

30 Mbps

Average availability

93%

Fiber-optic from Frontier offers broadband to nearly all households in Tampa covering 93% 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 Tampa 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 Tampa, $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 Tampa, $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 Tampa. These download speeds are available to 93% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Tampa's providers, 174 Mbps.

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Frontier DSL internet

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

30 Mbps

Max upload speed

30 Mbps

Average availability

92%

DSL from Frontier offers broadband to nearly all households in Tampa covering 92% of the area.

DSL internet from Frontier uses telephone lines in Tampa 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 Tampa, $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 Tampa, $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 Tampa. These download speeds are available to 92% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Tampa'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 Tampa covering 100% of the area.

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

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Internet coverage for rural areas

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

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

Tampa, FL internet providers

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Provider
Frontier $24.99/mo. 6 - 30 Mbps Fiber-optic 93%
Frontier $24.99/mo. 6 - 30 Mbps DSL 92%
Spectrum $49.99/mo. 60 - 300 Mbps Cable 100%
Spectrum $49.99/mo. 60 - 300 Mbps Fiber-optic 0.266%
Pivotal Global Capacity, LLC - - DSL 1.254%
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Internet provider frequently asked questions

Spectrum is the fastest internet provider in Tampa with download speeds up to 300 Mbps. These speeds are available to 100% of households in Tampa. The next fastest internet provider in Tampa is Spectrum, offering download speeds up to 300 Mbps to 0.266% of the area.

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

Frontier is the largest fiber-optic internet service provider in Tampa, covering 93% of the city. Spectrum also offers fiber internet in Tampa and is available to 0.266% of households.

The only broadband internet type that requires a phone line is DSL and dial-up, which use phone lines to deliver service. Other internet types, such as cable, fiber-optic and satellite, require no phone line for broadband service.

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.

Wi-Fi connects your device to a router, but that router needs to be connected to the internet for your device to also be connected to the internet. You need an internet service provider to get Wi-Fi.