Internet providers in Clearwater, SC

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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.

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Top high-speed internet providers in Clearwater

The largest internet providers in Clearwater are AT&T, Xfinity, and HughesNet bringing DSL, cable, and satellite 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, HughesNet, offers satellite to around 100% of Clearwater residents.

AT&T DSL internet

Provider
AT&T
Starting price*
$49.99/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 $49.99/mo.*, which is about the same as the average starting price for internet in Clearwater, $47.49.

AT&T customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 100 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $0.50 per Mbps, lower than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Clearwater, $1.48.

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, 48 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, $47.49.

Xfinity customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 15 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $2.00 per Mbps, about the same as the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Clearwater, $1.48.

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 much faster than the average max speeds from all Clearwater's providers, 48 Mbps.

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HughesNet satellite internet

Provider
HughesNet
Starting price*
$59.99/mo.
Max download speed

25 Mbps

Max upload speed

3 Mbps

Average availability

100%

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

HughesNet satellite internet offers reliable connection in areas of Clearwater 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 $59.99/mo.*, which is significantly higher than the average starting price for internet in Clearwater, $47.49.

HughesNet customers who choose the lowest-priced plan can expect speeds up to 2 Mbps, which comes to an estimated $30.00 per Mbps, significantly higher than the average cost per Mbps for the lowest priced plans in Clearwater, $1.48.

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 Clearwater. These download speeds are available to 100% of the area, and are about the same as the average max speeds from all Clearwater's providers, 48 Mbps.

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Clearwater, SC internet providers

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Provider
AT&T $49.99/mo. 100 - 6 MbpsDSL47%
Xfinity $29.99/mo. 15 - 150 MbpsCable100%
Acquisitions Cogeco Cable Holdings II Inc. - -Cable13%
HughesNet $59.99/mo. 2 - 25 MbpsSatellite100%
ViaSat, Inc. $50/mo. 12 - 12 MbpsSatellite100%
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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 Acquisitions Cogeco Cable Holdings II Inc., 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, $47.49.

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.

Monthly costs for internet can range from $20 to $60, depending on which providers are available in your area. Added fees for Wi-Fi service and equipment can add to that cost, but your internet provider may give you the option to use your own router, which can lower the monthly internet cost.

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.

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.