Tucson Internet | Service Providers in Tucson

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About Internet Service in Tucson

Tucson, Arizona’s second largest city, offers residents Internet connection speeds that exceed the national average, and that are in line with the Arizona State average. Despite Tucson’s sizeable population, it is only ranked 23rd in the state for connection speeds.

Tucson County Quick Facts

  • Total Area (sq miles): 212
  • Population: 527,172
  • Housing Units: 238,302
Tucson Education Levels Overall U.S. Education Levels
H.S. Graduates 78.9% 80.0%
Bachelor’s Degree 22.7% 24.8%
Tucson Resident Incomes Overall U.S. Incomes
Median Income $40,983 $58,283
Poverty Rate 17.8% 15.8%
Below $25k 33.3% 24.1%
$25k-$50k 37.2% 30.0%
$50k-$100k 26.8% 30.6%
$100k-$200k 8.7% 16.5%
$200k or more 1.1% 4.2%

Source: BroadbandMap.gov

Internet Access in Tucson

City Connectivity

Like many mid-size cities, Tucson has technology initiatives that are stifled by a lack of fiber optic infrastructure; Tucson’s Internet capacity is only supported by 2.5% fiber plant. While copper carriers can offer speeds greater than currently available, they require more tweaking, and therefore seldom operate at peak capacity.

City Accessibility Rates Overall U.S. Rates
DSL 99.2% 89.7%
Fiber 2.5% 23.3%
Cable 98.1% 88.6%
Wireless 100.0% 99.0%

Source: BroadbandMap.gov

Internet Speed in Tucson

Tucson’s download speeds are about .75 Mbps faster than the state average, and upload speeds are about .25 Mbps faster than the state average. Some smaller municipalities offer faster connections; Buckeye leads the state with 33.06 Mbps downloads, while the small mountain town of Prescott offers subscribers download speeds of 27.05 Mbps. Tucson’s cost per Mbps, $3.11, is also higher than most other locales.

  • Upload Speed: 8.45 Mbps
  • Download Speed: 24.80 Mbps
  • Source: NetIndex.com

Tucson-Area Providers

Residents of Tucson will find that there are additional companies listed on the National Broadband Map for the city. It must be noted, however, that many of these companies only provide service to commercial and enterprise accounts.

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

Cox Communications

  • Service Areas: Service levels and availability vary by address
  • Service Tiers: Essential, Preferred and Premier
  • Downstream Speeds: 5 Mbps, 25 Mbps, and 50 Mbps
  • Monthly Price: $34.99, $49.99 and $60.99
  • Features and Limitations: Cox offers subscribers savings for bundled services such as Internet, TV, and telephone services. All the plans require a minimum of a 3 month contract.

CenturyLink

  • Service Areas: Availability based on address
  • Service Tiers: 3 Levels of service
  • Downstream Speeds: 1.5 Mbps, 3 Mbps,and 10 Mbps
  • Monthly Price: $39.95
  • Features and Limitations: The website lists the same price for all three levels of service, which does not include a service activation charge.

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