Percentage with access to 100 Mbps download or faster
Percentage with access to
1 Gbps download or faster
Average Mbps download speed
Being close to a metro area means that you might have access to a larger pool of fast internet options. Below are the top 3 metro locations per state.
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach – Population 6,198,782
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater – Population 3,142,663
Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford – Population 2,572,962
The largest metro area in Florida is Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach with a population of 6,198,782.00. This is followed by the Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater metro area, with a population of 3,142,663.00. This matters because according to the FCC data, areas with the highest population density tend to offer higher speeds and have access to more Internet providers.
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91% get DSL
93% get Cable
37% get Fiber
100% get Satellite
Broadband government information
Large portions of the northwestern and south-central regions of Florida have been designated by the Governor as Rural Areas of Critical Economic Concern (RACECs) due to a disparity in income and access to education and healthcare services. Community anchor institutions in these RACECs often lack the necessary broadband infrastructure to thrive in the modern economy.
FL Internet news
As part of a longstanding project to connect essential community anchor institutions across the country, and facilitate closer collaboration and long-term benefits for education, research, healthcare, public safety, and government services, the University Corporation for Advanced Internet Development (UCAID) proposes a comprehensive 50-state network benefitting approximately 121,000 community anchors.