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 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 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.
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 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.