Surprise, Arizona Broadband Internet Service
Broadband is defined as internet service with a minimum download speed of 25 Mbps. There are 6 choices for service in Surprise, AZ that meet this minimum speed threshold. Of course, many households will find this minimum speed is not sufficient for their needs, especially if they often have multiple downloads occurring simultaneously.
We aim to help you find the best choice when shopping for high speed internet service in Surprise by using our ranking algorithm that takes into consideration the upload speed, download speed, coverage area and overall value. A summary of our results is as follows:
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Surprise AZ Internet Access Options
More internet service competition in a city encourages providers to continue to build out and improve their network in addition to keeping prices fair.
The following represents the percentage of population in Surprise which have access to at least two internet service providers with a particular internet access speed:
Broadband Internet Speeds
For most users, the average download speed of their internet service is more important than their upload speed. However, upload speed plays at least some role for all users.
Average upload speeds in Surprise of 7.16 Mbps are faster than the Maricopa County upload speeds and faster than the statewide average for Arizona.
Surprise Internet Access Facts
The average internet download speed in Surprise is 38.71 Mbps based upon 206960 measurements taken in the last 12 months
Cable internet is available to 87.7% of Maricopa County residents
Cable internet is available to 92.6% of the Surprise population
Fiber optic internet is available to 34.4% of Maricopa County residents
DSL internet is available to 100.0% of Surprise residents
There are 6 residential internet providers in Surprise, AZ providing service to at least 15% of the city
Internet Access Technologies
DSL, Cable, Fiber and Fixed Wireless are four common types of technology used to provide internet access. The following chart shows the percentage of Surprise residents who have access to each of these technology types.
Internet Service FAQs
Who has the best internet service near me?
Our proprietary algorithm that takes into consideration download speed, upload speed, availability and overall value ranks Cox as the top provider for Surprise, Arizona.
Who has the fastest internet service in Surprise?
Cox with a download speed of 1000 Mbps provides the fastest internet service in Surprise.
What locations were used in calculating broadband internet coverage for Surprise, Arizona?
The following zip codes were used: 85342, 85355, 85361, 85374, 85375, 85378, 85379, 85383, 85387, 85388 and 85396
How do the internet speeds in Surprise compare to other cities in Arizona?
What is DSL internet service?
DSL provides internet service via phone lines but at speeds typically 100x or more than old fashioned dial-up service over those same phone lines. Download speeds are typically slower than cable, but DSL is more likely to be available in a remote location than cable.
What is fixed wireless internet service?
Fixed wireless internet is typical used in rural areas where there are no buried telephone or cable lines. An antenna is attached to the home or business which transmits and receives data from access point towers. Download speeds are typically much better than with satellite.
Which internet service provider offers the most coverage in Surprise, Arizona?
Triad Wireless provides broadband internet service to 100.0% of Surprise.
How many broadband service providers are there near me?
Currently there are 6 companies that provide internet service to at least 15% of Surprise, AZ residents.
What is cable internet service?
Cable internet service streams data through the same coaxial cables used for cable television. In nearly all instances cable internet will be faster than DSL. Cable internet is available to nearly 90% of Americans but does not have as much coverage in remote areas as DSL.
What is Mbps?
Mbps is an abbreviation for Megabits Per Second and represents the rate of data transmission. A larger value for download Mbps or upload Mbps means a file will take less time to be sent than it will with an internet connection with a lower Mbps.
Surprise Cable TV, Satellite TV and Streaming Services
Our ranking of internet service plans can make choosing a new provider fairly easy. Selecting a TV provider is more difficult as additional variables are involved. If you are a heavy TV viewer and/or watch in multiple rooms at the same time, a traditional cable TV package or satellite TV provider may be the best option for you. However, if you live in a rental property or a heavily wooded area, satellite TV may not be a viable option. Streaming TV packages can be a good option for many, especially if your internet plan does not have a data limit. Read through the pros and cons of the various TV packages available to you and chose the best match to your viewing needs.
- 250+ channels
- Contour voice remote control
- Customizable add-ons
- Make your TV content portable with the Contour app app
- 290+ channels
- Satellite coverage virtually anywhere
- 4 video package tiers
- Access to apps, Google assistant and 2000 hour smart DVR
- 85+ channels
- Unlimited cloud DVR
- Local network coverage
- Sports plus, Spanish plus and premium movie add-ons
- 140+ channels
- Unlimited cloud DVR
- Local network and sports coverage
- Unlimited streams in-home. TV to go with the DIRECTV app