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1. Xfinity
20% available in Tampa
Connection:
Cable
Download speeds up to
1000Mbps

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2. EarthLink
99% available in Tampa
Connection:
Fiber
Download speeds up to
500Mbps

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

Speed based on wired connection. Available Internet speeds may vary by address. Gig capable modem required for Gig speed.

4. Frontier
57% available in Tampa
Connection:
Fiber
Download speeds up to
940Mbps

Limited Offers. Contact-Free Guided Installations Only

5. Viasat
99% available in Tampa
Connection:
Satellite
Download speeds up to
25Mbps
6. HughesNet
99% available in Tampa
Connection:
Geo Satellite & Satellite
Download speeds up to
25Mbps

User Rating (72)
7. Synergy Internet
95% available in Tampa
Connection:
Cable & DSL
Download speeds up to
200Mbps
1. Megapath
50% available in Tampa
Connection:
DSL & Other Copper Wireline
Download speeds up to
25Mbps
2. Viasat
99% available in Tampa
Connection:
Satellite
Download speeds up to
25Mbps
3. Summit Broadband
5% available in Tampa
Connection:
Fiber
Download speeds up to
1000Mbps
4. Zayo Group
4% available in Tampa
Connection:
DSL, Fiber, Fixed Wireless & Other Copper Wireline
Download speeds up to
1000Mbps
5. Allstream
Available in Tampa
Connection:
DSL, Fiber & Other Copper Wireline
Download speeds up to
1000Mbps
6. Syringa Networks
Available in Tampa
Connection:
Fiber & Fixed Wireless
Download speeds up to
1000Mbps
7. PowerOne
Available in Tampa
Connection:
Fixed Wireless
Download speeds up to
6Mbps
8. One Ring Networks
Available in Tampa
Connection:
Fixed Wireless
Download speeds up to
6Mbps
1. T-Mobile
Available in Tampa
Connection:
Mobile
T-Mobile
4GLTE

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2. Xfinity Mobile
Available in Tampa
Connection:
Mobile
Xfinity Mobile
4GLTE

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3. Verizon Wireless
Available in Tampa
Connection:
Mobile
Verizon Wireless
4GLTE

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4. AT&T Wireless
Available in Tampa
Connection:
Mobile
AT&T Wireless
5G

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How much internet speed do I need?

5+ Mbps

  • Regular browsing
  • Music streaming
  • Ideal for 1 person

10+ Mbps

  • HD video streaming
  • Casual gaming
  • Ideal for 1-2 people

20+ Mbps

  • Ultra HD streaming
  • Frequent gaming
  • Ideal for 2-4 people

40+ Mbps

  • Simultaneous HD streaming
  • Simultaneous gaming
  • Ideal for 4+

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What is the best internet provider in Tampa?

Tampa residents have seven different 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 Frontier for less.

Removing satellite providers from the lineup, we can check out the main players in Tampa.

Xfinity

Xfinity has the most flexible plan options—from 25 Mbps to 2,000 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.

EarthLink

EarthLink has widespread coverage across Tampa and has an excellent track record for prices and performance. It swept to the lead in our latest customer satisfaction survey, getting the top ranking for overall satisfaction and a number of other important categories.

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.

Frontier

Along with Spectrum, Frontier is another provider with very wide availability in Tampa. It gives you fiber and DSL connections. The DSL plans tend to be a bit slow, but the fiber plans come at a solid price and give you excellent speeds and performance.

Summary of Tampa internet providers

Provider Type Download speeds up to User Rating
Xfinity Cable 1000 Mbps 3.0/5
EarthLink Fiber 500 Mbps 3.5/5
Spectrum Cable 1000 Mbps
(wireless speeds may vary)
3.0/5
Frontier Fiber 940 Mbps 1.5/5
Viasat Satellite 25 Mbps 2.0/5
HughesNet Geo Satellite & Satellite 25 Mbps 2.0/5
Synergy Internet Cable & DSL 200 Mbps N/A

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 rankings in our annual ISP customer satisfaction survey.

EarthLink

EarthLink got the highest rating in our survey for overall customer satisfaction. It also came in first place for customer service, tech support, and billing, while entering the top five for speed and reliability. All in all it’s clear that customers are highly satisfied with EarthLInk’s service, choosing it over much larger providers. 

Xfinity

Xfinity also performed well in our satisfaction survey. Xfinity took the lead for internet speed, which is no surprise given its impressive gigabit internet plans—one of which tops out as a mind-boggling 2,000 Mbps. Xfinity also entered the top five for setup, reliability, tech support, and overall satisfaction. But it got middle rankings for billing. 

Spectrum

According to our survey, Spectrum is above average for speed and reliability—coming in fourth and fifth place in those categories, respectively. It’s closer to middle rankings for installation, tech support, customer service, and overall satisfaction. Still, you can’t go wrong with its no-contract option and unlimited data. 

Frontier

Frontier came in lowest among the three providers in our satisfaction survey, ranking just below average for customer service, reliability, installation, and speed. 

Fastest internet service providers in Tampa

Xfinity offers internet at speeds up to 1000 Mbps

Spectrum offers internet at speeds up to 1000 Mbps

Frontier offers internet at speeds up to 940 Mbps

EarthLink offers internet at speeds up to 500 Mbps

Xfinity and Spectrum—the fastest internet you can get in Tampa 

Xfinity offers the fastest internet in the Tampa area—its Gigabit Pro plan delivers 2,000 Mbps speeds for a hefty fee of $299.95 per month. That’s the fastest internet you can get anywhere in the United States, but it’s also really expensive and probably overkill for most internet users. 

If that’s too expensive for you, worry not: Xfinity’s Gigabit plan delivers 940 Mbps speeds for a much more affordable $70 per month. 

Spectrum and EarthLink—also very fast

Spectrum and EarthLink offer plans with speeds up to 1,000 Mbps, which is incredibly fast and will hold up against pretty much anything you throw at it. Their gigabit internet prices are just a bit higher than Xfinity’s Gigabit plan but will still serve you well. A speed of 500–1,000 Mbps is fast enough to let you do all sorts of things:

  • Stream in HD on 5 or more devices
  • Play online multiplayer games
  • Download a 2 GB file in a couple minutes
  • Attend Zoom meetings on 5 or more devices

Top-speed internet like this really comes in handy when you’re living with a lot of people and everyone is sharing the same Wi-Fi. Even with 10 people in your house, you’ll be able to stream, download, play games, and do video chats without any major slowdowns or constant buffering. 

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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

Tampa Bay lacks some of the options found in other large US cities. But it still has enough providers and plans to give you lots of options when it comes to affordable prices and fast speeds.

Residents in the general metro area can choose from Spectrum and Frontier, with plans that cover 50 Mbps, 100 Mbps, 500 Mbps, 940 Mbps, and more. 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 speeds you can get in Tampa are typically 1,000 Mbps. You can get that from Xfinity’s cable service in the Brandon area, Spectrum’s cable service across the city, and Frontier’s fiber-optic service that covers parts of Tampa and its suburbs.

What’s the cheapest internet in Tampa?

The cheapest internet in Tampa is from either Xfinity or Frontier, depending on what’s available in your area. Xfinity packages start at $20.00 per month for 25 Mbps and Frontier’s 50 Mbps package is $29.99 per month.

Is Xfinity in Tampa?

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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. Because Xfinity adjusts its rates based on a number of variables, you’ll need to call Xfinity to see actual costs. Expect to pay between $30 and $70 for internet in Tampa, regardless of which provider you choose.

Which Tampa provider gives the best service for cost?

We’d say EarthLink gives the best service for cost—it got the best rating for overall satisfaction in our 2020 customer satisfaction survey. Frontier isn’t a bad choice, since it offers cheap fiber and DSL connections that are easily accessible. But it gets much lower ratings for customer satisfaction. If you need something to get started, Spectrum’s 100 Mbps plan gives you a lot of speed for a great price. Use our tools to see how much bandwidth you currently have and to find out how much speed you need.

Customer reviews of internet providers in Tampa

Spectrum

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Krish | 08-13-2019

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Had Spectrum service installed last week. Cables are exposed and have been told this is how Spectrum do the job. Very unprofessional standard.

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Frontier

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Suzanne B | 01-11-2019

Being a former Spectrum Customer which developed into being the pits overall I was very nervous about switching to anyone but took the plunge and did to Frontier. So far best move I ever made from installation which the guy was fabulous thru to the reception on TV and now have a working phone which I was w/o for a month w/Spectrum and internet is great as well. Now I haven't had to contact service for anything so that remains to be seen but so far I am extremely happy w/what I have now. When I contacted Spectrum regarding my phone service I was told by the person on the phone that they could not help me because I was a former Bright House Customer and they hadn't been trained for that. Had no idea what that had to do w/not having phone service so went w/o for a month.

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Spectrum

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Johnathan R | 11-06-2018

My mom paid for the 400mbps 6 days ago and still no one has came for installation and we’ve been told 3 times they were going to come out that day and still never came for no reason at all. The lady on customer service said she put us on a priority list and still no show. Just doesn’t make sense whatsoever

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