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AT&T $30 100 - 6 MbpsDSL47%
Xfinity $29.99 15 - 150 MbpsCable100%
Atlantic Broadband $39.99 50 - 120 MbpsCable13%
HughesNet $59.99 25 - 25 MbpsSatellite100%
Viasat $50 12 - 12 MbpsSatellite100%
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Clearwater internet service at a glance

At 100%, broadband coverage in Clearwater is comparable to the rest of South Carolina - 97%, and comparable to broadband coverage across the U.S. - 95%.

The vast majority of those living in the Clearwater area will have access to cable, which covers 100% of Clearwater residents. DSL internet is also an option for many, offering service to 47% of the area. No fiber-optic providers are currently available in Clearwater, but satellite or fixed-wireless providers may offer broadband options in your area.

There are five internet providers serving the Clearwater area, and 47.05% of households will have internet options from more than one provider. Among Clearwater's five internet providers, prices start at $29.99 and available download speeds reach up to 150 Mbps.

Top high-speed internet providers in Clearwater

The largest internet providers in Clearwater are AT&T, Xfinity, and Atlantic Broadband bringing DSL and cable options to Clearwater.

DSL internet from AT&T is available to many Clearwater residents, covering 47% of households. Many will also have the option of cable from Xfinity, which covers 100% of the area. Clearwater’s third most-available internet provider, Atlantic Broadband, offers cable to around 13% of Clearwater residents.

AT&T DSL internet

Provider
AT&T
Starting price*
$30/mo.
Max download speed

6 Mbps

Max upload speed

0.6 Mbps

Average availability

47%

DSL from AT&T offers broadband to about half of households in Clearwater covering 47% of the area.

DSL internet from AT&T uses telephone lines in Clearwater 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 AT&T start at $30/mo.*, which is significantly lower than the average starting price for internet in Clearwater, $41.99.

AT&T customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 100 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $0.30 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Clearwater, $1.05.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, AT&T offers download speeds up to 6 Mbps and upload speeds up to 0.6 Mbps in Clearwater. These download speeds are available to 47% of the area, and are slightly slower than the average max speeds from all Clearwater's providers, 63 Mbps.

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Xfinity cable internet

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

150 Mbps

Max upload speed

20 Mbps

Average availability

100%

Cable from Xfinity offers broadband to all households in Clearwater covering 100% of the area.

Xfinity’s cable network is likely to offer faster speeds than DSL or satellite service, but Clearwater 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 Clearwater, $41.99.

Xfinity customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 15 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $2.00 per Mbps, higher than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Clearwater, $1.05.

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 Clearwater. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are slightly faster than the average max speeds from all Clearwater's providers, 63 Mbps.

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Atlantic Broadband cable internet

Provider

Atlantic Broadband

Starting price*
$39.99/mo.
Max download speed

120 Mbps

Max upload speed

10 Mbps

Average availability

13%

Cable from Atlantic Broadband offers broadband to a limited number of households in Clearwater covering 13% of the area.

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

Internet prices for Atlantic Broadband start at $39.99/mo.*, which is about the same as the average starting price for internet in Clearwater, $41.99.

Atlantic Broadband customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 50 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $0.80 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Clearwater, $1.05.

For those who value internet speed as much as cost, Atlantic Broadband offers download speeds up to 120 Mbps and upload speeds up to 10 Mbps in Clearwater. These download speeds are available to 13% of the area, and are slightly faster than the average max speeds from all Clearwater's providers, 63 Mbps.

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Internet coverage for rural areas

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

Satellite internet from HughesNet and Viasat offers 100% availability in Clearwater and surrounding areas. HughesNet starting prices are significantly higher than average in Clearwater at $59.99/mo. for speeds up to 25 Mbps. Viasat starting prices are higher than average in Clearwater at $50/mo. for speeds up to 12 Mbps. Satellite internet is a less appealing option for many Clearwater 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 Clearwater with download speeds up to 150 Mbps. These speeds are available to 100% of households in Clearwater. The next fastest internet provider in Clearwater is Atlantic Broadband, offering download speeds up to 120 Mbps to 13% of the area.

Xfinity offers the cheapest internet in Clearwater with plans starting at $29.99/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in Clearwater, $41.99.

Select internet providers including AT&T, Spectrum and Xfinity have thousands of Wi-Fi hotspots that customers can connect to at no extra cost. If your internet provider does not offer free Wi-Fi hotspots, you can find free public Wi-Fi at your local library or many restaurants and cafes. Consider these tips for using public Wi-Fi safely.

Downgrading services or cutting extras, such as Wi-Fi extenders or premium tech support, can lower your monthly internet bill. You can also try to negotiate with your internet provider for a lower rate. Switching internet providers and bundling internet with other services is another common way to lower internet costs.

No matter where you live, your address is likely serviceable for satellite internet from providers such as HughesNet and Viasat. You will probably also have the option of at least one cable provider, such as Cox, Spectrum and Xfinity, and DSL providers such as Frontier and Verizon. Roughly a third of households will be eligible for fiber internet from AT&T, CenturyLink, Windstream or other providers.

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.