Tucson, AZ High Speed Internet Service
Broadband is defined as internet service with a minimum download speed of 25 Mbps. There are 7 choices for service in Tucson, 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 Tucson 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:
|Rank||Provider||Tech||Max Download Speed||Max Upload Speed||Availability|
|1||Cox||Cable, Fiber||1000 Mbps||1000 Mbps||93.2%|
|2||CenturyLink||DSL, Fiber||940 Mbps||940 Mbps||71.1%|
|3||Triad Wireless||wireless||300 Mbps||50 Mbps||88.7%|
|4||Bluespan Wireless||wireless||50 Mbps||10 Mbps||100.0%|
|5||Simply Bits||wireless||25 Mbps||7 Mbps||100.0%|
|6||ViaSat||Satellite||100 Mbps||3 Mbps||100%|
|7||HughesNet||Satellite||25 Mbps||3 Mbps||100%|
Tucson AZ Internet Access Options
When it comes to high speed internet availability, download speeds and overall customer satisfaction, cities with more than a single provider more often than not lead in all of these categories.
Does Tucson have more than a single option at 25 Mbps, 100 Mbps, 250 Mbps and 1000 Mbps? The diagram below shows a summary:
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 Tucson of 5.08 Mbps are faster than the Pima County upload speeds and slower than the statewide average for Arizona.
Tucson Internet Access Facts
The average upload speed in Tucson is 5.08 Mbps. This is 10.4% slower than the average in Arizona and 56.2% slower than the national average of 11.56 Mbps
The average download speed in Tucson is 31.1% faster than the Pima County average and 31.6% slower than the national average of 32.4 Mbps
The average upload speed in Tucson is 5.08 Mbps. This is 8.8% faster than the Pima County average and 56.2% slower than the national average of 11.56 Mbps
Cable internet is available to 88.8% of Pima County residents
Fiber optic internet is available to 17.9% of Pima County residents
The average internet download speed in Pima County is 16.9 Mbps based upon 2288416 samples taken in the past year
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 Tucson 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 Tucson, Arizona.
What locations were used in calculating broadband internet coverage for Tucson, Arizona?
The following zip codes were used: 85629, 85641, 85701, 85702, 85703, 85704, 85705, 85706, 85707, 85708, 85709, 85710, 85711, 85712, 85713, 85714, 85715, 85716, 85717, 85718, 85719, 85720, 85721, 85722, 85723, 85724, 85725, 85726, 85730, 85731, 85732, 85733, 85734, 85738, 85741, 85745, 85746, 85747, 85748, 85749, 85750, 85751, 85754, 85756, 85775 and 85777
How do the internet speeds in Tucson compare to other cities in Arizona?
Who has the fastest internet service in Tucson?
Cox with a download speed of 1000 Mbps provides the fastest internet service in Tucson.
Is there DSL internet service near me?
Yes, there is 1 DSL provider in Tucson - CenturyLink.
What is an internet data cap?
Some internet providers on their lowest end plans limit the amount of data that can be downloaded in a month. Like cellular phone plans, when that usage limit is hit, an additional charge is added to the customer's bill. Data caps are typically 1TB or more. In a month you could send 40,000 emails, streaming music 24 hours a data, surf the web 24 hours a day plus stream HD video 12 hours a day and still not hit a 1TB limit. Fewer than 10% of customers hit their data caps in a month.
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.
How many broadband service providers are there near me?
Currently there are 7 companies that provide internet service to at least 15% of Tucson, AZ residents.
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.
Tucson 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