Florence, Mississippi Broadband Internet Service

Florence, MS has a total of 6 options for high speed internet providers that meet the minimum broadband download speed of 25 Mbps. It can be understandably confusing when trying to determine which of these broadband providers to choose. Hopefully we can eliminate some of the guesswork for you by applying our ranking algorithm to those 6 internet service options in Florence. The calculation we perform considers the download connection speed, upload connection speed, population covered and overall value provided by each company. Based upon that calculation, our top choice for Florence is Windstream Holding. A summary of all the results:

Rank Provider Tech Max Download Speed Max Upload Speed Availability
1Windstream HoldingDSL, Fiber1000 Mbps1000 Mbps98.5%
2XfinityCable987 Mbps35 Mbps99.6%
3TelapexFiber1000 Mbps1000 Mbps80.9%
4ViaSatSatellite100 Mbps3 Mbps100%
5HughesNetSatellite25 Mbps3 Mbps100%
6AT&TDSL100 Mbps20 Mbps22.1%
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Florence MS Internet Access Options

Studies have shown that the competition from having two or more broadband internet providers in a community leads to lower prices and better overall service.
The chart below graphs the segment of the population which has a choice of internet providers at four different ranges of download speeds.

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Broadband Internet Speeds

Curious how fast the average internet speeds in Florence are compared to Rankin County? Also, curious how the speeds compare to Mississippi overall?
Average download speeds in Florence of 19.35 Mbps are slower than the Rankin County average download speeds and slower than the statewide average for Mississippi.

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Florence Internet Access Facts

  • The average download speed in Florence is 10.8% slower than the Rankin County average and 40.3% slower than the national average of 32.4 Mbps

  • The average upload speed in Florence is 3.06 Mbps. This is 51.4% slower than the Rankin County average and 73.6% slower than the national average of 11.56 Mbps

  • Cable internet is available to 88.3% of Rankin County residents

  • Fiber optic internet is available to 53.0% of Rankin County residents

  • The average internet download speed in Rankin County is 21.69 Mbps based upon 218536 samples taken in the past year

  • The average download speed in Florence is 16.4% slower than the average in Mississippi and 40.3% slower than the national average of 32.4 Mbps

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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 Florence 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 Windstream Holding as the top provider for Florence, Mississippi.

What locations were used in calculating broadband internet coverage for Florence, Mississippi?

The following zip codes were used: 39073 and 39218

How do the internet speeds in Florence compare to other cities in Mississippi?

Click through to see how the Florence broadband speeds compare to these other cities throughout the state: Collinsville, Fayette, Flowood, Jackson, Rolling Fork, Vancleave, Verona

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 6 companies that provide internet service to at least 15% of Florence, MS 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.

What is fiber internet service?

Fiber internet service transmits data by sending pulses of light over thin glass fiber optic cable. In most cases fiber internet service download speeds will be faster than cable or DSL, however, fiber service is limited with less than half of Americans living in an area with fiber coverage.

Who has the fastest internet service in Florence?

Windstream Holding and Telapex with a download speed of 1000 Mbps provide the fastest internet service in Florence.




Florence 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.


Xfinity

  • 260+ channels
  • Award winning voice remote
  • Customize your plan
  • Watch TV, DVR and OnDemand anywhere with the Xfinity Stream app
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DISH

  • 290+ channels
  • Satellite coverage virtually anywhere
  • 4 video package tiers
  • Access to apps, Google assistant and 2000 hour smart DVR
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Hulu Live TV

  • 75+ channels
  • Access to premium Hulu originals
  • Includes Disney+ and ESPN+
  • 2 simultaneous streams supported on a broad array of devices
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YouTube TV

  • 85+ channels
  • Unlimited cloud DVR
  • Local network coverage
  • Sports plus, Spanish plus and premium movie add-ons
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DIRECTV stream

  • 140+ channels
  • Unlimited cloud DVR
  • Local network and sports coverage
  • Unlimited streams in-home. TV to go with the DIRECTV app
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fuboTV

  • 180+ channels
  • 1000 hours of cloud DVR
  • Local network coverage
  • Extensive sports coverage plus sports add-on packages
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