Internet Data for Tucson, AZ

There are 16 home internet options and 24 business internet options in Tucson. 96.8% of homes can get fixed-line service. Competition in Tucson is more competitive than the average US city. There are 12 home internet providers in the entire city which is way above average. The majority of Tucson, AZ residents have three to five options for wired internet service at their homes.

Internet service providers (ISPs) in Tucson:

See individual ISP details below. Read this if you're unsure what to choose.

  • fiber

    1

    fiber

    1.0% of homes can get fiber.

  • cable

    96

    cable

    95.6% of homes can get cable.

  • dsl

    95

    dsl

    94.6% of homes can get dsl.

  • wired internet

    97

    wired internet

    96.8% of homes can get wired internet.




Home Internet providers in Tucson, AZ


DSL Internet Providers in Tucson, AZ


 CenturyLink logo


Home DSL

Internet service available

Highest advertised speed:

140 Mbps

Availability:

66.2% of Tucson


About CenturyLink in Tucson, AZ

66.2% of residents in this area code can get CenturyLink DSL. The fastest internet service the ISP offers here is 140 Mbps, which is way below average speed for Tucson residential internet providers. 3.6% of local customers in Tucson can get the fastest download speed with DSL offered by CenturyLink.

The table below shows the percentage of customers who can get the speed in the left column. For example, 3.6% of local customers can purchase download speeds somewhere in the 101 to 250 Mbps range, while 15.2% of customers can expect the fastest upload speeds somewhere in the 31 to 75 Mbps range.

Internet Speeds in Tucson, AZ

Speed RangeDownload SpeedUpload Speed
.1 to 5 Mbps28.6%63.1%
6 to 10 Mbps5.3%13.9%
11 to 20 Mbps20.1%2.4%
31 to 75 Mbps9.0%15.2%
76 to 100 Mbps27.9%0.0%
101 to 250 Mbps3.6%0.0%

For other cities, see CenturyLink coverage and availability maps. TV service service is not available through CenturyLink DSL in Tucson, AZ. You may either call and see what bundling options are available or call for internet-only service with satellite TV.

Cable TV & Internet Providers in Tucson, AZ


 Cox logo


Home Cable

Internet service available

Highest advertised speed:

300 Mbps

Availability:

93.2% of Tucson


About Cox in Tucson, AZ

93.2% of residents in this area code can get Cox Cable. The fastest internet service the ISP offers here is 300 Mbps, which is way above average speed for Tucson residential internet providers. 93.2% of local customers in Tucson can get the fastest download speed with Cable offered by Cox.

The table below shows the percentage of customers who can get the speed in the left column. For example, 93.2% of local customers can purchase download speeds somewhere in the 251 to 500 Mbps range, while 93.2% of customers can expect the fastest upload speeds somewhere in the 21 to 30 Mbps range.

Internet Speeds in Tucson, AZ

Speed RangeDownload SpeedUpload Speed
21 to 30 Mbps0.0%93.2%
251 to 500 Mbps93.2%0.0%

For other cities, see Cox coverage and availability maps. TV service service is available through Cox Cable in Tucson, AZ. You may either call and see what bundling options are available or call for internet-only service with satellite TV.

Fiber Internet Providers in Tucson, AZ


 CenturyLink logo


Home Fiber Optic

Internet service available

Highest advertised speed:

1000 Mbps

Availability:

0.9% of Tucson


About CenturyLink in Tucson, AZ

0.9% of residents in this area code can get CenturyLink Fiber Optic. The fastest internet service the ISP offers here is 1000 Mbps, which is way above average speed for Tucson residential internet providers. 0.4% of local customers in Tucson can get the fastest download speed with Fiber Optic offered by CenturyLink.

The table below shows the percentage of customers who can get the speed in the left column. For example, 0.4% of local customers can purchase download speeds somewhere in the 1000+ Mbps range, while 0.4% of customers can expect the fastest upload speeds somewhere in the 1000+ Mbps range.

Internet Speeds in Tucson, AZ

Speed RangeDownload SpeedUpload Speed
31 to 75 Mbps0.0%0.4%
76 to 100 Mbps0.4%0.0%
> 1000 Mbps0.4%0.4%

For other cities, see CenturyLink coverage and availability maps. TV service service is not available through CenturyLink Fiber Optic in Tucson, AZ. You may either call and see what bundling options are available or call for internet-only service with satellite TV.

 Cox logo


Home Fiber Optic

Internet service available

Highest advertised speed:

1000 Mbps

Availability:

0.1% of Tucson


About Cox in Tucson, AZ

0.1% of residents in this area code can get Cox Fiber Optic. The fastest internet service the ISP offers here is 1000 Mbps, which is way above average speed for Tucson residential internet providers. 0.1% of local customers in Tucson can get the fastest download speed with Fiber Optic offered by Cox.

The table below shows the percentage of customers who can get the speed in the left column. For example, 0.1% of local customers can purchase download speeds somewhere in the 1000+ Mbps range, while 0.1% of customers can expect the fastest upload speeds somewhere in the 1000+ Mbps range.

Internet Speeds in Tucson, AZ

Speed RangeDownload SpeedUpload Speed
> 1000 Mbps0.1%0.1%

For other cities, see Cox coverage and availability maps. TV service service is not available through Cox Fiber Optic in Tucson, AZ. You may either call and see what bundling options are available or call for internet-only service with satellite TV.

Satellite TV and Internet Providers

Satellite TV is generally a good choice for customer service and channel selection. DIRECTV and DISH are ranked above traditional wired TV providers in almost every survey and study done. If you're not sure which provider is best, make sure to read our DISH vs. DIRECTV comparison.

Satellite Internet (like HughesNet) should be a last resort. Latency is often very high, making it impossible to live stream video or play games. For rural customers with no wired internet service, however, HughesNet is likely the best option.

DISH and DISHnet

Satellite TV

TV service available

Highest advertised speed:No Internet service available

Availability:

Anywhere with a clear view of the southern sky.



About DISH

DISH TV is an excellent choice for TV service. DISH consistently beats cable providers for TV service satisfaction, especially in the North Central and Western US. Note that DISH does partner with other companies to offer internet service, potentially at a discount, if it is available in your area. You can find these deals by calling


DIRECTV

Satellite TV

TV service available

Highest advertised speed:No Internet service available

Availability:

Anywhere with a clear view of the southern sky.



About DIRECTV

DIRECTV is often ranked first in TV service. DIRECTV won JD Power's most recent survey in the East and South regions for customer satisfaction, beating cable companies by a wide margin. DIRECTV does not have an Internet option. If DSL or cable is available, we recommend choosing wired Internet and satellite TV. If no wired services are available, customers can set HughesNet and DIRECTV up separately.


HughesNet

Satellite Internet

Internet service available

Highest advertised speed:
25 Mbps

Availability:

Anywhere with a clear view of the southern sky.



About HughesNet Satellite Internet

HughesNet satellite internet is probably the best satellite internet-only option available. Remember that while speeds may reach 15 Mbps, the latency of satellite internet will make it feel like a significantly slower connection. HughesNet is primarily recommended for rural areas, and may require pre-downloading movies and music.


ViaSat

Satellite Internet

Internet service available

Highest advertised speed:100 Mbps

Availability:

Anywhere with a clear view of the southern sky or wireless towers.



About Viasat Internet

If you don't have wired providers or internet in your area Viasat is a good company to call. Not only do they have quality satellite internet, but Viasat can connect you with a faster and lower-latency fixed wireless provider if it's available. Viasat offers the best service in your area by default, making it an obvious call for those in rural areas.


Mobile (Cell) Internet Providers

Mobile/wireless data service is often marketed in a way that makes it hard to compare. We've included access charges and unlimited talk/text on cell phone plans as well as autopay/paper-free discounts to show what you'll actually pay for the listed data. Monthly payments will be higher if you choose a subsidized phone.

Consider mobile internet as your primary access if: (1) no wired providers are available; (2) your data usage is light (few videos); and, (3) your computer or main device can connect to 4G or connect wirelessly using your phone as a hot spot. 4G data is often faster and much lower in latency than satellite internet. You can connect using a hotspot, but it's generally a better idea to buy a cellular modem.


AT&T Wireless
Lowest Price 1GB for $50/mo.
Highest Cap Unlimited available for DIRECTV/U-verse customers. Call here.

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Additional Details

  • Prices include required device access charge of $20 on most data plans. Includes unlimited domestic calls and text.
  • Unlimited data available to DIRECTV, U-verse, or DIRECTV NOW customers. Call 1-855-701-1975 for details. $5/month discount for setting up automatic payments and paper-free statements.
  • Unlimited plans may be throttled at 22 GB during high usage.
  • No overage fees. AT&T throttles to 2G data speeds if you go over your plan.

Sprint
Lowest Price 2GB for $45/mo.
Highest Cap Unlimited for $55/mo.

Additional Details

  • Includes a $5/month discount for setting up automatic payments and paper-free statements.
  • Plans include unlimited domestic calls and text.
  • Unlimited data may be throttled at 23 GB during high usage.
  • Data overage fees apply to non-unlimited plans.

Verizon Wireless
Lowest Price 2 GB for $50/mo.
Highest Cap Unlimited for $80/mo.

Additional Details

  • Includes a $5/month discount for setting up automatic payments and paper-free statements.
  • Prices include mandatory access charge of $20 on most data plans. Includes unlimited domestic calls and text.
  • Unlimited data may be throttled at 22 GB during high usage.
  • No overage fees. Verizon simply alerts you and throttles LTE data if you go over your plan.

T-Mobile
Lowest Price Prepaid only
Highest Cap Unlimited for $70/mo.

Additional Details

  • T-mobile now sells primarily unlimited data. Pre-paid plans exist, but are generally a poor value.
  • Unlimited includes a $5/month discount for setting up automatic payments and paper-free statements.
  • Prices include device access charges. Plans include unlimited domestic calls and text.
  • Unlimited data may be throttled at 32GB during high usage.
  • No overage fees on unlimited. T-Mobile alerts you and throttles LTE data if you go over your plan.

Fixed Wireless Internet Providers in Tucson, AZ

We generally recommend a wired provider first, if available. Never heard of fixed wireless? Click to learn more about fixed wireless.


PCC Holdings, Inc.


Home Wireless

Internet service available

Highest advertised speed:

10 Mbps

Availability:

100.0% of Tucson


About PCC Holdings, Inc. in Tucson, AZ

100.0% of residents in this area code can get PCC Holdings, Inc. Wireless. The fastest internet service the ISP offers here is 10 Mbps, which is way below average speed for Tucson residential internet providers.

TV service service is not available through PCC Holdings, Inc. Wireless in Tucson, AZ. You may either call and see what bundling options are available or call for internet-only service with satellite TV.

 Simply Bits, LLC logo


Home Wireless

Internet service available

Highest advertised speed:

12 Mbps

Availability:

100.0% of Tucson


About Simply Bits, LLC in Tucson, AZ

100.0% of residents in this area code can get Simply Bits, LLC Wireless. The fastest internet service the ISP offers here is 12 Mbps, which is way below average speed for Tucson residential internet providers.

For other cities, see Simply Bits, LLC coverage and availability maps. TV service service is not available through Simply Bits, LLC Wireless in Tucson, AZ. You may either call and see what bundling options are available or call for internet-only service with satellite TV.

Business and Government Internet Providers in Tucson, AZ

Because there are so many business providers, they are hidden below by default for the convenience of residential internet customers. Business customers may choose from one of the providers below or contact neutral technology specialists for a free consultation at 1-877-415-4971. These specialists will guide you to the ideal solution based on the location, performance requirements and budget of your business or businesses today.

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 CenturyLink logo


Business DSL

Internet service available

Highest advertised speed:

140 Mbps

Availability:

66.2% of Tucson


About CenturyLink in Tucson, AZ

66.2% of businesses in this area code can get CenturyLink DSL. The fastest internet service the ISP offers here is 140 Mbps, which is way below average speed for Tucson business internet providers. 3.6% of local customers in Tucson can get the fastest download speed with DSL offered by CenturyLink.

The table below shows the percentage of customers who can get the speed in the left column. For example, 3.6% of local customers can purchase download speeds somewhere in the 101 to 250 Mbps range, while 15.2% of customers can expect the fastest upload speeds somewhere in the 31 to 75 Mbps range.

Internet Speeds in Tucson, AZ

Speed RangeDownload SpeedUpload Speed
.1 to 5 Mbps28.6%63.1%
6 to 10 Mbps5.3%13.9%
11 to 20 Mbps20.1%2.4%
31 to 75 Mbps9.0%15.2%
76 to 100 Mbps27.9%0.0%
101 to 250 Mbps3.6%0.0%

For other cities, see CenturyLink coverage and availability maps. TV service service is not available through CenturyLink DSL in Tucson, AZ. You may either call and see what bundling options are available or call for internet-only service with satellite TV.

 Xfinity logo


Business Cable

Internet service available

Highest advertised speed:

250 Mbps

Availability:

6.5% of Tucson


About Xfinity in Tucson, AZ

6.5% of businesses in this area code can get Xfinity Cable. The fastest internet service the ISP offers here is 250 Mbps, which is way above average speed for Tucson business internet providers. 5.9% of local customers in Tucson can get the fastest download speed with Cable offered by Xfinity.

The table below shows the percentage of customers who can get the speed in the left column. For example, 5.9% of local customers can purchase download speeds somewhere in the 101 to 250 Mbps range, while 5.9% of customers can expect the fastest upload speeds somewhere in the 21 to 30 Mbps range.

Internet Speeds in Tucson, AZ

Speed RangeDownload SpeedUpload Speed
21 to 30 Mbps0.0%5.9%
101 to 250 Mbps5.9%0.0%

For other cities, see Xfinity coverage and availability maps. TV service service is available through Xfinity Cable in Tucson, AZ. You may either call and see what bundling options are available or call for internet-only service with satellite TV.

 Cox logo


Business Cable

Internet service available

Highest advertised speed:

300 Mbps

Availability:

66.5% of Tucson


About Cox in Tucson, AZ

66.5% of businesses in this area code can get Cox Cable. The fastest internet service the ISP offers here is 300 Mbps, which is way above average speed for Tucson business internet providers. 93.2% of local customers in Tucson can get the fastest download speed with Cable offered by Cox.

The table below shows the percentage of customers who can get the speed in the left column. For example, 93.2% of local customers can purchase download speeds somewhere in the 251 to 500 Mbps range, while 93.2% of customers can expect the fastest upload speeds somewhere in the 21 to 30 Mbps range.

Internet Speeds in Tucson, AZ

Speed RangeDownload SpeedUpload Speed
21 to 30 Mbps0.0%93.2%
251 to 500 Mbps93.2%0.0%

For other cities, see Cox coverage and availability maps. TV service service is available through Cox Cable in Tucson, AZ. You may either call and see what bundling options are available or call for internet-only service with satellite TV.

 CenturyLink logo


Business Fiber Optic

Internet service available

Highest advertised speed:

1000 Mbps

Availability:

0.9% of Tucson


About CenturyLink in Tucson, AZ

0.9% of businesses in this area code can get CenturyLink Fiber Optic. The fastest internet service the ISP offers here is 1000 Mbps, which is way above average speed for Tucson business internet providers. 0.4% of local customers in Tucson can get the fastest download speed with Fiber Optic offered by CenturyLink.

The table below shows the percentage of customers who can get the speed in the left column. For example, 0.4% of local customers can purchase download speeds somewhere in the 1000+ Mbps range, while 0.4% of customers can expect the fastest upload speeds somewhere in the 1000+ Mbps range.

Internet Speeds in Tucson, AZ

Speed RangeDownload SpeedUpload Speed
31 to 75 Mbps0.0%0.4%
76 to 100 Mbps0.4%0.0%
> 1000 Mbps0.4%0.4%

For other cities, see CenturyLink coverage and availability maps. TV service service is not available through CenturyLink Fiber Optic in Tucson, AZ. You may either call and see what bundling options are available or call for internet-only service with satellite TV.

 Cox logo


Business Fiber Optic

Internet service available

Highest advertised speed:

1000 Mbps

Availability:

9.5% of Tucson


About Cox in Tucson, AZ

9.5% of businesses in this area code can get Cox Fiber Optic. The fastest internet service the ISP offers here is 1000 Mbps, which is way above average speed for Tucson business internet providers. 0.1% of local customers in Tucson can get the fastest download speed with Fiber Optic offered by Cox.

The table below shows the percentage of customers who can get the speed in the left column. For example, 0.1% of local customers can purchase download speeds somewhere in the 1000+ Mbps range, while 0.1% of customers can expect the fastest upload speeds somewhere in the 1000+ Mbps range.

Internet Speeds in Tucson, AZ

Speed RangeDownload SpeedUpload Speed
> 1000 Mbps0.1%0.1%

For other cities, see Cox coverage and availability maps. TV service service is not available through Cox Fiber Optic in Tucson, AZ. You may either call and see what bundling options are available or call for internet-only service with satellite TV.

PCC Holdings, Inc.


Business Wireless

Internet service available

Highest advertised speed:

10 Mbps

Availability:

100.0% of Tucson


About PCC Holdings, Inc. in Tucson, AZ

100.0% of businesses in this area code can get PCC Holdings, Inc. Wireless. The fastest internet service the ISP offers here is 10 Mbps, which is way below average speed for Tucson business internet providers. 100.0% of local customers in Tucson can get the fastest download speed with Wireless offered by PCC Holdings, Inc..

The table below shows the percentage of customers who can get the speed in the left column. For example, 100.0% of local customers can purchase download speeds somewhere in the 6 to 10 Mbps range, while 100.0% of customers can expect the fastest upload speeds somewhere in the .1 to 5 Mbps range.

Internet Speeds in Tucson, AZ

Speed RangeDownload SpeedUpload Speed
.1 to 5 Mbps0.0%100.0%
6 to 10 Mbps100.0%0.0%

TV service service is not available through PCC Holdings, Inc. Wireless in Tucson, AZ. You may either call and see what bundling options are available or call for internet-only service with satellite TV.

 Simply Bits, LLC logo


Business Wireless

Internet service available

Highest advertised speed:

12 Mbps

Availability:

100.0% of Tucson


About Simply Bits, LLC in Tucson, AZ

100.0% of businesses in this area code can get Simply Bits, LLC Wireless. The fastest internet service the ISP offers here is 12 Mbps, which is way below average speed for Tucson business internet providers. 100.0% of local customers in Tucson can get the fastest download speed with Wireless offered by Simply Bits, LLC.

The table below shows the percentage of customers who can get the speed in the left column. For example, 100.0% of local customers can purchase download speeds somewhere in the 11 to 20 Mbps range, while 100.0% of customers can expect the fastest upload speeds somewhere in the .1 to 5 Mbps range.

Internet Speeds in Tucson, AZ

Speed RangeDownload SpeedUpload Speed
.1 to 5 Mbps0.0%100.0%
11 to 20 Mbps100.0%0.0%

For other cities, see Simply Bits, LLC coverage and availability maps. TV service service is not available through Simply Bits, LLC Wireless in Tucson, AZ. You may either call and see what bundling options are available or call for internet-only service with satellite TV.


Summary of Internet Providers in Tucson, AZ

Internet providerAvailabilityMaximum speedLink
PCC Holdings, Inc. Wireless 100.0%10 Mbps
Simply Bits, LLC Wireless 100.0%12 Mbps
Cox Cable 93.2%1000 MbpsVisit site
CenturyLink DSL 66.2%1000 MbpsVisit site
Xfinity Cable 5.9%250 MbpsVisit site
Pivotal Global Capacity, LLC DSL 4.4%6 Mbps
Bluespan Wireless, LLC Wireless 2.8%98 Mbps
CenturyLink Fiber Optic 0.9%1000 MbpsVisit site
Triad Wireless, LLC Wireless 0.3%25 Mbps
Webhiway Communications LLC Wireless 0.2%25 Mbps
Cox Fiber Optic 0.1%1000 MbpsVisit site
Hopi Telecommunications, Inc. DSL 0.0%15 Mbps
Hopi Telecommunications, Inc. Wireless 0.0%15 Mbps
Gila River Telecommunications, Inc. DSL 0.0%15 Mbps

Not every customer can get the maximum speeds. See the provider details above for reported speed distributions.

Summary of Internet Speeds in Tucson, AZ

As mentioned, competition in Tucson, AZ is more competitive than the average area. The table below shows how many options you have in each speed range.

Residents withAny speedAt least 25 MbpsAt least 100 MbpsAt least 500 Mbps
1 option0.5%0.3%2.5%0.0%
2 options28.1%15.0%42.6%0.0%
3 or more options2.0%0.2%1.7%0.0%

Speed and availability are calculated on a block level for the highest possible level of accuracy, but rarely only half of a block is wired. Click through or call providers for more info.

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Frequently Asked Questions About Internet in Tucson, AZ

What internet speed do I need?

In Tucson, AZ, you can get DSL, Cable, Fiber, Wireless and Satellite internet, with speeds ranging from 2 to 1000 Mbps. The best internet speed depends on your activities and number of devices. For light internet usage in Tucson, AZ (such as web browsing, email, and social media) you may need a minimum download speed of 1 Mbps. High use, such as video streaming or gaming, with more than one user or device, may require speeds of at least 25 Mbps. Additionally, for students and telecommuters in Tucson, AZ, the FCC recommends speeds anywhere from 5-25 Mbps.

What is the fastest internet speed available in Tucson, AZ?

CenturyLink and Cox offer the fastest internet service in Tucson, AZ, with speeds of up to 1000 Mbps. These speeds are available in 0.9% of the city. To find out which providers are available in your area, enter your Zip code or give us a call.

Which internet service provider offers the most coverage in Tucson, AZ?

HughesNet is available to the most residents in Tucson, AZ, covering 100.0% of the city.