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Internet providers in Clearwater, SC

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Clearwater, SC internet providers

Provider
AT&T $55.00 25 - 6 MbpsDSL47%
Xfinity $30.00 50 - 150 MbpsCable100%
Atlantic Broadband $19.99 100 - 120 MbpsCable13%
HughesNet $64.99 25 - 25 MbpsSatellite100%
Viasat $64.99 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 $19.99 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*
$55/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 $55/mo.*, which is higher than the average starting price for internet in Clearwater, $46.99.

AT&T customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 25 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $2.20 per Mbps, higher than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Clearwater, $1.12.

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*
$30/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 $30/mo.*, which is significantly lower than the average starting price for internet in Clearwater, $46.99.

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 Clearwater, $1.12.

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*
$19.99/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 $19.99/mo.*, which is significantly lower than the average starting price for internet in Clearwater, $46.99.

Atlantic Broadband customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 100 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $0.20 per Mbps, lower than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Clearwater, $1.12.

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 $64.99/mo. for speeds up to 25 Mbps. Viasat starting prices are significantly higher than average in Clearwater at $64.99/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.

Atlantic Broadband offers the cheapest internet in Clearwater with plans starting at $19.99/mo. This is significantly less than the average starting price for internet in Clearwater, $46.99.

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.

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.

Upgrading your internet plan or switching to a new provider that offers faster internet service is the best way to get significantly faster speeds, but that will likely also come with a price increase. To get faster internet without changing your plan or provider, upgrade your internet equipment or reduce the number of devices connected to your network.

There are benefits to using your own router vs. buying or renting one from your internet provider, such as lower monthly costs and more product options. If you choose to use your own router, keep in mind that your internet provider’s tech support may not be able to fully assist you with your personal router. Select providers may not give you the option to use your own router.