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Internet providers in Tampa, FL

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Tampa, FL internet providers

Provider
Frontier $54.99 VariesFiber-optic93%
Spectrum $49.99 300 - 1,000 Mbps **Cable100%
Spectrum $49.99 300 - 1,000 Mbps **Fiber-optic0.266%
HughesNet $64.99 25 - 25 MbpsSatellite100%
Viasat $69.99 12 - 150 MbpsSatellite100%
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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. DSL internet is also an option for many, offering service to 95% of the area. Fiber-optic is less available but still a popular internet option for roughly 94% of those living in Tampa.

There are four internet providers serving the Tampa area, and 94.18% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among Tampa's four internet providers, prices start at $49.99 and available download speeds reach up to 1,000 Mbps.

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Average internet speeds in Tampa

ProviderDownload speedUpload speedInternet type
Viasat 55 Mbps 3 Mbps Satellite
Spectrum 191 Mbps 19 Mbps Cable
Frontier 184 Mbps 113 Mbps Fiber-optic

Top high-speed internet providers in Tampa

The largest internet providers in Tampa are Frontier, Spectrum, and HughesNet bringing fiber-optic, cable, and satellite 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 cable from Spectrum, which covers 100% of the area. Tampa’s third most-available internet provider, HughesNet, offers satellite to around 100% of Tampa residents.

Frontier fiber-optic internet

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

Varies

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 $54.99/mo.*, which is lower than the average starting price for internet in Tampa, $59.99.

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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

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 lower than the average starting price for internet in Tampa, $59.99.

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 Tampa, $0.28.

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 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, 212 Mbps.

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HughesNet satellite internet

Provider
HughesNet
Starting price*
$64.99/mo.
Max download speed

25 Mbps

Max upload speed

3 Mbps

Average availability

100%

Satellite from HughesNet offers broadband to all households in Tampa covering 100% of the area.

HughesNet satellite internet offers reliable connection in areas of Tampa where other internet types may not be available, but service is likely to come with low monthly data allowances and high latency, making streaming binges and real-time online gaming impractical.

Internet prices for HughesNet start at $64.99/mo.*, which is about the same as the average starting price for internet in Tampa, $59.99.

HughesNet customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 25 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $2.60 per Mbps, higher than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Tampa, $0.28.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, HughesNet offers download speeds up to 25 Mbps and upload speeds up to 3 Mbps in Tampa. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are much slower than the average max speeds from all Tampa's providers, 212 Mbps.

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Internet provider frequently asked questions

Spectrum is the fastest internet provider in Tampa with download speeds up to 1,000 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 1,000 Mbps* to 0.266% of the area.

Spectrum offers the cheapest internet in Tampa with plans starting at $49.99/mo. This is slightly less than the average starting price for internet in Tampa, $59.99.

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.

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.

There are many factors that can influence internet speed. In many cases, restarting your router will resolve speed and connectivity issues. Other factors, such as peak usage times and speed throttling can also cause temporary speed issues.

Take a speed test to see what download and upload speeds you are getting. For the best results, perform the test over a wired connection. View our speed test guide for a full breakdown of your results. If you want faster speeds, consider these tips for boosting internet speed, or shop for faster internet plans in your area.