Phoenix Internet | Service Providers in Phoenix

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About Internet Service in Phoenix

Despite their lack of high-speed fiber connection, the ISPs in Phoenix have smoking fast Internet speeds, with download speeds clocking in at over 3 Mbps higher than the national average. This is an interesting trend, since Phoenix residents only have three ISPs to choose from. However, CenturyLink does provide a maximum downstream speed of 40 Mbps per hour, which can definitely raise residential speed averages.

Phoenix Quick Facts

  • Total Area (sq miles): 476
  • Population: 1,471,634
  • Housing Units: 620,061
Phoenix Education Levels Overall U.S. Education Levels
H.S. Graduates 73.6% 80%
Bachelor’s Degree 22.3% 24.8%
Phoenix Resident Incomes Overall U.S. Incomes
Median Income $ 55,564 $58,283
Poverty Rate 16.6% 15.8%
Below $25k 24.8% 24.1%
$25k-$50k 33.0% 30.0%
$50k-$100k 29.7% 30.6%
$100k-$200k 15.1% 16.5%
$200k or more 3.6% 4.2%

Source: BroadbandMap.gov

Internet Access in Phoenix

City Connectivity

Residents in Phoenix have higher than average access to most types of Internet connections, such as DSL, Cable, and Wireless. However, Fiber connectivity is extremely rare in this city, with only Cox Communications providing fiber-optic service to businesses within this area.

City Accessibility Rates Overall U.S. Rates
DSL 99.5% 89.7%
Fiber 0.9% 23.3%
Cable 99.5% 88.6%
Wireless 100.0% 99.0%

Source: BroadbandMap.gov

Internet Speed in Phoenix

Internet users in Phoenix enjoy download and upload rates comparable to the state averages of 23.81 Mbps and 8.28 Mbps. However, Phoenix download speeds are significantly lower than the 71.34 Mbps enjoyed in Paradise Valley, a town known as a major tourist and resort hub. Smaller towns, such as Payson, have Internet speeds that are lower than the state average, clocking in at 16.81 Mbps and 2.32 Mbps.

  • Upload Speed: 8.69 Mbps
  • Download Speed: 23.52 Mbps
  • Source: NetIndex.com

Phoenix-Area Providers

It might seem like a staggering number of ISPs service Phoenix, when you browse the National Broadband Map. However, while a dozen of ISPs are listed for this area, most of these only provide enterprise or business-only services, so they have been omitted from the list of providers. The following list documents ISPs that provide service to Phoenix residents.

For Phoenix, the final list of ISPs looks like this:

Verizon (High Speed DSL)

  • Service Areas: Some coverage based on residential address
  • Service Tiers: High Speed Internet and High Speed Internet Enhanced
  • Downstream Speeds: 0.5 – 15 Mbps
  • Monthly Price: $19.99 – $29.99 (One year minimum contract)
  • Features and Limitations: Verizon Internet service plans can be bundled with TV and phone service. However, Verizon’s downstream rates for their starting bundle area extraordinarily slow compared to the city’s average speed of 23.52 Mbps.

T-Mobile (Mobile Internet)

  • Service Areas: 4G LTE coverage across all of Phoenix
  • Service Tiers: 500 MB, 2.5 GB, 4.5 GB, 6.5 GB, 8.5 GB, and 10.5 GB
  • Downstream Speeds: 13.11 Mbps – 36.65 Mbps
  • Monthly Price: $20 – $70
  • Features and Limitations: T-Mobile’s wireless hotspots can be used around the city with any device that connect to Wi-Fi. The disadvantage to a mobile hotspot is that speeds can fluctuate based on 4G reception in your area.

CenturyLink

  • Service Areas: Some coverage based on residential address
  • Service Tiers: Four tiers based on downstream speeds: 1.5 Mbps, 7 Mbps, 25 Mbps, and 40 Mbps
  • Downstream Speeds: 1.5 – 40 Mbps
  • Monthly Price: $29.95 – $60
  • Features and Limitations: These online services can be bundled with TV and Phone plans. Like Verizon, the entry-level tier is significantly slower than the city average. In order to reach an Internet speed comparable to the Phoenix average, subscribers must pay at least $50 a month.

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