Best internet providers in Apopka, Florida
Apopka locals have some decent choices for internet, so don’t be afraid to be a little picky. CenturyLink, Spectrum, and T-Mobile are your best bets, but several satellite providers and Verizon 5G are also available.
Our top 3 ISP choices in Apopka, FL
CenturyLink fiber is our pick for best internet provider in Apopka. But if that’s not available to you, check out Spectrum or T-Mobile instead. Both are better than CenturyLink DSL.
#1: CenturyLink fiber internet
CenturyLink fiber (also known as Quantum Fiber) is available in both Apopka and South Apopka, and it’s the best deal if you want fast, reliable internet. You won’t have to sign a contract, but you can if you want unlimited data. However, if you have access to only CenturyLink DSL, you’ll get far slower speeds and less value.
#2: Spectrum internet
Spectrum is available nearly everywhere in Apopka. It’s just as reliable as CenturyLink and also offers 1 gig speeds, but download speeds are a little slower. You can also expect second-year prices hikes and mediocre customer service, though, so if you can get CenturyLink fiber, it’s probably a better bet.
#3: T-Mobile internet
T-Mobile is available all over Apopka, but whether it will be reliable at your house depends on a lot of factors. Your neighbor might average 182 Mbps most of the time while you get a slow trickle of a connection. The good news is, T-Mobile doesn’t require a contract, so you can try it for a month without a commitment. Plus, T-Mobile cell phone customers get a huge discount on internet service.
All internet providers in Apopka
Apopka locals have multiple internet options that didn’t make our top three. If T-Mobile didn’t work well for you, Verizon fixed wireless internet offers similar speeds and prices. It’s available in fewer places, but you could have more luck with it than T-Mobile.
You’ll also be able to get satellite internet, but it’ll be slower and more expensive than almost any other option. You’ll have to mount a satellite dish on your roof, and that’s probably not possible if you live with a strict HOA or in an apartment. Still, satellite could be better than nothing, if you can afford it. HughesNet and Viasat offer immediate service, while Starlink has a waitlist in Apopka.
Fastest internet providers in Apopka
CenturyLink fiber and Spectrum are neck-and neck for top speed in Apopka. Spectrum’s download speeds are slightly faster (1 gig compared to 940 Mbps), but CenturyLink’s upload speeds are way faster (940 Mbps compared to up to 100 Mbps). All other providers in Apopka have top speeds of 200 Mbps or less.
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Cheapest internet providers in Apopka
Spectrum and CenturyLink are likely to be the cheapest internet options for most people. They both cost around $30 per month for the cheapest plan, but for that price you'll get 200 Mbps from CentruyLink and only 100 Mbps from Spectrum. Alternatively, T-Mobile cell phone customers can get a less reliable 182 Mbps for slightly less, as long as you bundle with a qualifying mobile plan.
Internet options in nearby cities
Apopka has more fiber internet availability than almost any other nearby city, so the further out you go, the less likely you are to find fiber providers like CenturyLink and AT&T fiber. That said, most nearby cities have at least some fiber from one of these providers.
T-Mobile and satellite providers are widely available both inside and outside Apopka’s city limits, so you’re almost certain to find them wherever you go. A few communities—like Alafaya and Four Corners—can also get Xfinity, and you might find a few small, local providers in the region.
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What Apopka residents are saying on Reddit
Most people who have CenturyLink fiber seem satisfied with the service, but a few report problems with signal drops. It seems to be an issue with the modem and router provided by the company, and some people have solved the problem by getting their own router. Others acknowledge the problem but plan to keep the service because it’s cheaper than Spectrum’s regular price hikes.
Spectrum’s reputation is less positive, and many local customers are looking for alternatives. T-Mobile seems to be a good choice for some, but others can’t get great signal where they live.
I currently have spectrum, but I’ve been having issues with connectivity lately. I also pay about $80 a month just for internet (I use my own equip). Any suggestions on superior service or equal service for cheaper in the area? I’m located South East downtown, and would love fiber access.
If so do you like it? In the Altamonte Springs area and thinking of switching to it.
So I'm a big T-Mobile fan. I tried it but it didn't work out but not for reasons most people think. I'm a very technical person, so I figured out what happened.
If I stand on my roof, I can see the huge 5G T-Mobile cell tower, it's not that far away... 1.2 miles. However, I got a disappointing 16 Mbs inside my house. When I put my new Gateway (supplied modem/router) in my car on an inverter and drove to across the street from the tower, I could get speeds of over 400 Mbs down and 100 Mbs up. It would even fluctuate up to 500/150.
Lots of testing from further and further distances until I got home. Long story short - I live in a Faraday Cage. That's a wire cage that blocks wireless signals.
My house has stucco siding, which is basically chicken-wire with cement slathered over it. I also have windows that are hurricane resistant. They have a wire-mesh film on them to keep from shattering. Outside on my back porch, I can obtain speeds of 250/30. But inside my house - 16/5.
I called and asked about an external antenna option and they were unwilling to provide one even though I could easily modify my Gateway without any drilling, soldering or damage. I was unwilling to spend the $250 needed, plus drilling a hole in my house, to make their equipment work. So I returned it.
I just got Quantum Fiber installed a couple days ago, it’s really fast. The only problem is my Internet drops at least once to twice a day, whereas with spectrum I could go months without it dropping. Is anyone else having the same issues? Is this just a century link thing that I have to get used to?
I now have Quantum fiber as it was cheaper and faster speeds than spectrum in my area. The router they provide is not the greatest quality so I constantly had connection issues throughout the house so I had to buy a mesh system to fix this issue and never had any drops in connection ever since.
Internet news and infrastructure in Apopka, FL
Nearly all Apopka residents have broadband internet access, and soon they all will. Spectrum and Orange County have partnered to use $4.4 million in ARPA funds to improve broadband access. (1) Spectrum has promised that every Orange County resident, including those of Apopka and South Apopka, will have high speed internet by 2024. Once the project is finished, Spectrum will begin laying fiber optic lines to improve speeds, but no date has been set for completion.
Frequently asked internet questions in Apopka
Spectrum is better than CenturyLink’s DSL service, but not its fiber internet. Spectrum offers much faster speeds than CenturyLink DSL—and at a price that gives you more bang for your buck, even when you factor in Spectrum's hidden fees and frequent price hikes.
However, CenturyLink's fiber service beats Spectrum. If it’s available to you, CenturyLink fiber is cheaper than comparable speeds from Spectrum. You don’t have to sign a contract either, but if you do you’ll get unlimited data. Compare Spectrum vs. CenturyLink.
Yes! Apopka has more fiber coverage than most of its neighboring cities. Both CenturyLink and Spectrum offer fiber in the city. Spectrum has a slightly higher max speed of 1,000 Mbps compared to CenturyLink’s 940 Mbps, but with CenturyLink you’ll get much faster upload speeds. You’ll get symmetrical speeds—meaning that uploading is just as fast as downloading. Spectrum’s upload speeds reach only 100 Mbps max.
Apopka will also see more fiber availability in the future. WOW! Internet is building out additional fiber availability in the area and promises to deliver speeds of up to 5 gigs. Almost no one needs speeds that high, but we’re happy to see more widespread fiber internet anyway.
CenturyLink offers great fiber internet at a great price. We love that you don’t need a contract, either—that is, unless you want unlimited data. Its customer service is decent, and for the most part CenturyLink is reliable. We’ve seen a few complaints from online gamers about signal dropping, but most people love the service.
On the downside, CenturyLink’s fiber network is small compared to its DSL network, which is far slower without being much cheaper. It’s one of the best DSL providers out there, but DSL is just lackluster in general when compared to fiber or cable internet.