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1. Spectrum
99% available in Tampa
Connection:
Cable
Download speeds up to
1000Mbps
(wireless speeds may vary)

Speed based on wired connection and may vary by address. Wireless speeds may vary. Services subject to all applicable service terms and conditions, subject to change. Services not available in all areas. Restrictions apply.

2. Xfinity
50% available in Tampa
Connection:
Cable
Download speeds up to
1200Mbps
3. T-Mobile Home Internet
99% available in Tampa
Connection:
5G Home
Download speeds up to
182Mbps

Eligible new customers get a $50 Virtual Prepaid Mastercard®

4. EarthLink
99% available in Tampa
Connection:
Fiber
Download speeds up to
5000Mbps

User Rating(66)
5. Frontier
99% available in Tampa
Connection:
Fiber
Download speeds up to
5000Mbps
6. HughesNet
99% available in Tampa
Connection:
Geo Satellite & Satellite
Download speeds up to
25Mbps

User Rating(199)
7. Viasat
99% available in Tampa
Connection:
Satellite
Download speeds up to
100Mbps
8. Summit Broadband
7% available in Tampa
Connection:
Fiber
Download speeds up to
1000Mbps
9. Hotwire Communications
50% available in Tampa
Connection:
Fiber
Download speeds up to
10000Mbps
10. ispMint
99% available in Tampa
Connection:
DSL
Download speeds up to
100Mbps
11. Unlimitedville
99% available in Tampa
Connection:
LTE Home
Download speeds up to
99Mbps
1. Spectrum
99% available in Tampa
Connection:
Cable
Download speeds up to
1000Mbps
(wireless speeds may vary)

Speed based on wired connection and may vary by address. Wireless speeds may vary. Services subject to all applicable service terms and conditions, subject to change. Services not available in all areas. Restrictions apply.

2. Frontier
99% available in Tampa
Connection:
Fiber
Download speeds up to
2000Mbps
3. HughesNet
99% available in Tampa
Connection:
Geo Satellite & Satellite
Download speeds up to
25Mbps

User Rating(199)
4. Viasat
99% available in Tampa
Connection:
Satellite
Download speeds up to
100Mbps
5. Ooma
50% available in Tampa
Connection:
Wireless LTE
Download speeds up to
100Mbps
6. FiberLight
3% available in Tampa
Connection:
Fiber
Download speeds up to
10Mbps
7. Summit Broadband
7% available in Tampa
Connection:
Fiber
Download speeds up to
1000Mbps
8. Zayo Group
20% available in Tampa
Connection:
DSL, Fiber, Fixed Wireless & Other Copper Wireline
Download speeds up to
1000Mbps
9. Hotwire Communications
50% available in Tampa
Connection:
Fiber
Download speeds up to
10000Mbps
10. ispMint
99% available in Tampa
Connection:
DSL
Download speeds up to
100Mbps
11. Unlimitedville
99% available in Tampa
Connection:
LTE Home
Download speeds up to
99Mbps
1. T-Mobile
Available in Tampa
Connection:
Mobile
T-Mobile
4GLTE

User Rating
2. Verizon Wireless
Available in Tampa
Connection:
Mobile
Verizon Wireless
4GLTE

User Rating
3. AT&T Wireless
Available in Tampa
Connection:
Mobile
AT&T Wireless
5G

User Rating
4. Xfinity Mobile
Available in Tampa
Connection:
Mobile
Xfinity Mobile
4GLTE

User Rating
5. Mint
Available in Tampa
Connection:
Mobile
Mint
4GLTE

User Rating
6. Visible
Available in Tampa
Connection:
Mobile
Visible
4GLTE

User Rating

What’s a good internet speed?

Take our quiz to find out how much internet speed you need. Or use our internet speed test to test your current speeds.

0–5 Mbps

Works for:

  • Checking email
  • Streaming music on one device
  • Searching on Google

5–40 Mbps

Works for:

  • Streaming video on one device
  • Video calling with Skype or FaceTime
  • Online gaming for one player

40–100 Mbps

Works for:

  • Streaming HD video on a few devices
  • Multiplayer online gaming
  • Downloading large files

100–500 Mbps

Works for:

  • Streaming video in UHD on multiple screens
  • Downloading files quickly
  • Gaming online for multiple players

500–1,000+ Mbps

Works for:

  • Doing a lot of almost anything

What is the best internet provider in Tampa?

Tampa residents have multiple options for internet providers, but only four are serious contenders: EarthLink, Spectrum, Xfinity, and Frontier. While Viasat and HughesNet provide satellite internet services, they’re both significantly more expensive and slower than the competition. They’re really worth considering only if satellite internet is the only option in your area.

That said, even the most isolated customers in the Tampa area should be able to get internet coverage from Spectrum or Frontier for less.

Xfinity

Xfinity has the most flexible plan options—from 75 Mbps to 1,200 Mbps. Xfinity also generally has great prices, ranging from cheap internet options to deluxe Wi-Fi packages and bundle deals. But it also has the most limited coverage, mostly covering areas in East Tampa and suburbs further east.

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EarthLink

EarthLink has widespread coverage across Tampa and has an excellent track record for prices and performance. It was the lead in our annual customer satisfaction survey, getting the top ranking for overall satisfaction and in the price and customer service categories.

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Spectrum

Spectrum has broad availability in the Tampa area. It provides cable Internet with a wide range of speeds and pricing options. Some of its plans are more pricey than you’d get from other providers, but you don’t have to sign up for any contracts and you get unlimited data.

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Frontier

Frontier is another provider with very wide availability in Tampa. But unlike Spectrum and Xfinity, Frontier provides fiber internet with symmetrical speeds up to 5,000 Mbps, making it one of the fastest providers in the area. Frontier also offers DSL internet if you can’t get fiber where you live.

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Summary of Tampa internet providers

Provider Type Download speeds up to User rating Order online
Spectrum Cable 1000 Mbps
(wireless speeds may vary)
2.5/5 View Plans for Spectrum
Xfinity Cable 1200 Mbps 3.0/5 View Plans for Xfinity
T-Mobile Home Internet 5G Home 182 Mbps 4.0/5 View Plans for T-Mobile Home Internet
EarthLink Fiber 5000 Mbps 3.0/5 View Plans for EarthLink
Frontier Fiber 5000 Mbps 2.0/5 View Plans for Frontier
HughesNet Geo Satellite & Satellite 25 Mbps 2.5/5 View Plans for HughesNet
Viasat Satellite 100 Mbps 1.5/5 View Plans for Viasat
Summit Broadband Fiber 1000 Mbps 2.5/5 View Plans for Summit Broadband
Hotwire Communications Fiber 10000 Mbps 2.5/5 View Plans for Hotwire Communications
ispMint DSL 100 Mbps N/A View Plans for ispMint
Unlimitedville LTE Home 99 Mbps N/A View Plans for Unlimitedville

Availability and speeds displayed are not guaranteed and are subject to change.

Technology Type

DSL:

DSL provides internet service via phone cables and is up to ten times faster than dial-up service.

Cable:

Cable provides internet speeds faster than DSL through the same cables used for cable TV.

Satellite:

Satellite internet is widely available, but offers slower speeds due to a far-traveling signal.

Fiber:

Fiber relies on glass strands to relay digital code and is much faster than both DSL and cable.

Highest-rated internet providers in Tampa

We’ve seen what each of the main competitors in Tampa have to offer, but how do they stack up side by side? EarthLink took top nationwide rankings in our annual ISP customer satisfaction survey.

EarthLink

EarthLink is the highest-ranked nationwide provider available in Tampa, taking first place nationally for overall customer satisfaction. EarthLink scored particularly well in the categories of customer service and price, so even though there are cheaper providers out there, EarthLink customers certainly feel like they’re getting their money’s worth.

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T-Mobile

Although T-Mobile is still a bit of a newcomer to the realm of home internet, it actually earned a higher overall customer satisfaction score than the bigger nationwide providers with its 5G home internet.

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Xfinity

Xfinity took fifth place, putting it just behind the leaders. Xfinity got especially high ratings in the categories of speed, where it took first place, and reliability, where it came in just behind Verizon. Xfinity did better than average in every category, making it a solid choice for your average internet user.

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Spectrum

Spectrum was the third-highest nationwide provider in our survey, scoring in the top three for overall satisfaction, speed, and reliability. It was especially highly rated for speed, with 81% of customers saying that Spectrum was usually or always as fast as promised. Spectrum also received the highest score out of cable providers.

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Frontier

Frontier ranked 11th out of the 13 nationwide brands we surveyed. However, Frontier’s fiber customers rated their service higher than DSL customers.

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Fastest internet service providers in Tampa

Tampa’s fastest internet provider is Frontier, which narrowly edges out the competition with its new 2 Gbps internet plan. Xfinity, EarthLink, and Spectrum are close behind with their 1 Gbps plans, which still provide more speed than most households use, even on the busiest days.

ProviderPriceSpeedRatingView on Provider Site
Frontier$49.99–$154.99/mo.* w/Auto Pay & Paperless BillUp to 5,000 Mbps3.5/5View Frontier Plans
Xfinity$25.00–$80.00/mo.Up to 1,200 Mbps3.7/5View Xfinity Plans
EarthLink$49.95–$189.95/mo.Up to 5,000 Mbps4.0/5View EarthLink Plans
Spectrum$49.99–$89.99/mo.§
for 12 mos.
Up to 1,000 Mbps
(wireless speeds may vary)
3.7/5View Spectrum Plans

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Cheapest internet service providers in Tampa

The cheapest internet service in Tampa is Xfinity, which blows away the competition by offering plans starting at less than half the price of other providers’ cheapest options. Most other providers start around $50, though the speeds offered by these budget plans can vary dramatically. With a lot of plans at a similar price point, make sure you choose the provider with the best value for your dollar.

ProviderPriceSpeedRatingView on Provider Site
Xfinity$25.00–$80.00/mo.Up to 1,200 Mbps3.7/5View Xfinity Plans
EarthLink$49.95–$189.95/mo.Up to 5,000 Mbps4.0/5View EarthLink Plans
Frontier$49.99–$154.99/mo.* w/Auto Pay & Paperless BillUp to 5,000 Mbps3.5/5View Frontier Plans
Spectrum$49.99–$89.99/mo.§
for 12 mos.
Up to 1,000 Mbps
(wireless speeds may vary)
3.7/5View Spectrum Plans
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Internet Deals and Promotions in Tampa, FL

ProviderAvailable DealView on Provider’s Site
Xfinity Get Xfinity's Connect More plan for $25.00 a month, which gives you 200 Mbps of download speed, if you sign up before 3/31. There's no contract required and the plan has a 2-year rate guarantee.Get the Deal
T-Mobile Get Paramount+ for one year at no extra cost when you sign up for T-Mobile 5G Home Internet.Get the Deal
Spectrum Get a free, 90-day trial of Peacock Premium when you sign up for a qualifying internet plan.Get the Deal
EarthLink Earthlink’s fiber plans include unlimited data without an extra fee.Get the Deal
Frontier Get $10/mo. off YouTube TV for one year on all fiber plans. Terms and Conditions apply.Get the Deal

Fiber internet in Tampa

Although there’s fierce competition for the fastest internet in Tampa, there are actually very few fiber providers—the most widely available are Frontier and EarthLink. You can get gigabit speeds over other types of connection, but fiber also offers other advantages such as reliability, low latency, and symmetrical upload speeds. Fast, reliable internet like this really comes in handy when you live with a lot of people and everyone is shares the same Wi-Fi. Even with 10 people in your house, with fiber you can still stream, download, play games, and hop on video chats without major slowdowns or constant buffering. The following providers offer fiber connections in Tampa:

  • Frontier
  • EarthLink
  • Hotwire Communications
  • Summit Broadband

How much speed do you need?

Take a quick quiz to decide what speeds are best for your household

Wanna know more? Compare internet providers head-to-head.

Spectrum vs. Frontier

Spectrum provides an overall better experience with a slightly higher price. Frontier is cheaper, but it loses some points to Spectrum for its customer service.

Read more about Spectrum vs. Frontier

Xfinity vs. Frontier

Xfinity is faster and more readily available than the competition, but that tends to come with a price. Frontier can’t match it for speed but is the more affordable of the two options.

Read more about Xfinity vs. Frontier

Xfinity vs. Spectrum

Xfinity provides wide coverage and blazing fast speeds—sometimes up to two gigs over a standard cable line. Spectrum, on the other hand, is great for its unlimited data and top-tier customer service.

Read more about Xfinity vs. Spectrum

Tampa residential internet coverage

Residents in the general metro area can choose from Spectrum and Frontier, with plans offering download speeds from 25 Mbps to 5 Gbps. Those in the Brandon area will have even more plan variety from Xfinity’s many options. EarthLink is also widely available across Tampa. No matter where you live, you’ll have the option of fiber connections with Frontier and EarthLink or cable connections from Xfinity and Spectrum.

For satellite users outside of conventional hardline coverage, Viasat and HughesNet provide low-use access. Just don’t expect to watch a lot of high-definition videos on a satellite internet connection—satellite has high latency and low data caps, with drops in speed when you go over.

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Featured customer reviews

Xfinity

 

“Xfinity was great, I loved the speed and they always seemed to be increasing the speed free of charge. The price is very expensive.”

–Cole J.

Frontier

 

“Great product at a good price. I have the High Speed Internet and run multiple devices wireless.”

–Mark B.

Spectrum

 

“The service was good—a little expensive but good. Once I hit the second year of service, my bill went up an extra $20 a month.”

–Heather R.

Tampa internet FAQ

What’s the fastest internet in Tampa?

The fastest internet speed you can get in Tampa is the 5,000 Mbps plan from both Earthlink and Frontier. You can also get gigabit speeds from Xfinity’s cable service in the Brandon area or Spectrum’s cable service across the city.

What’s the cheapest internet in Tampa?

The cheapest internet in Tampa is from Xfinity. Xfinity packages start at $25.00 per month. Most other major providers have plans starting at around $50 per month.

Is Xfinity in Tampa?

Xfinity is in parts of Eastern Tampa, but you’ll need to  to find out if it can provide service to your home specifically. It has spotty coverage that broadens as you go east.

How much is internet service in Tampa?

Tampa internet service varies in pricing, from cheap packages that start at around $20 per month to high-end packages that cost as much as $100 per month or more. Providers like Xfinity adjust their rates based on a number of variables, so you’ll need to call to see actual costs. Expect to pay between $25 and $70 for internet in Tampa, regardless of which provider you choose.

Which Tampa provider gives the best service for cost?

EarthLink takes the top spot for overall customer satisfaction in our latest customer satisfaction survey. But if you can’t get Earthlink where you live, Frontier is a good fiber alternative, or choose Spectum’s cable internet.

Customer reviews of internet providers in Tampa

Spectrum

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Austin L | 12-02-2021

Verified User

Service is Not that good. They say unlimited but once you go over a certain amount, your phone crashes and won’t load anything. You pay a heck of a lot more than any other service provider. They talk you into it by giving you a good deal, then all of the sudden your bill skyrockets by 70 dollars and they never tell you why. You have to call and ask. Wi-Fi goes out constantly, and good luck using a GPS when your stuck if your “unlimited plan” goes over.

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Spectrum

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Austin A | 07-27-2021

Verified User

Terrible service. Terrible internet. What exactly am I paying for?

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Spectrum

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Jeanne F | 06-23-2021

The speed and ease of setting up this service was overall good. However, be aware that if you move and cancel 1 DAY into the billing cycle, your are responsible to pay for the WHOLE month. Sales representative did not inform me and just want others to know the rules.

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Xfinity disclaimers

† For the first 12 months with a 1-year agreement. Taxes and equipment not included.

† No term contract. Taxes not included. Unlimited data and WiFi equipment included for new Xfinity Customers only for 12 months. Not available in all areas.

† For 24 months. No term contract. Taxes not included. Unlimited data and WiFi equipment included for new Xfinity Customers only for 12 months. Not available in all areas.

† For 24 months. No term contract. Taxes not included. Includes $10/mo automatic payments and paperless billing discount.

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