Best internet providers in Daytona Beach, Florida
If you live in Daytona Beach, you have some great internet options—including our pick for best internet, AT&T fiber. Spectrum and T-mobile round out the top three, and both are widely available in the region. You might even be able to find Verizon fixed wireless. And if all that fails, you have a few satellite internet options too.
Our top 3 ISP choices in Daytona Beach, FL
The best internet provider in Daytona Beach is AT&T fiber, but Spectrum and T-Mobile Home Internet are great options too—and they’re more widely available.
#1: AT&T fiber internet
AT&T is fast and reliable. It also packs a ton of value in each plan, considering you won’t have to sign a contract, rent equipment, or deal with data caps. Most of Daytona Beach can get AT&T, but make sure AT&T fiber specifically is available in your area. AT&T DSL is much slower, and AT&T is phasing it out anyway.
#2: Spectrum internet
Spectrum is more widely available than AT&T fiber and offers comparable top speeds. You can also get slower, low-cost plans that AT&T doesn’t offer if you’re in Spectrum’s cable internet area (as opposed to its fiber area). You’ll get less overall value and see more hidden fees, but if you don’t need a ton of speed it could be a better option than AT&T.
#3: T-Mobile internet
T-Mobile offers fixed wireless internet in nearly all of Daytona Beach, so if you can’t get AT&T fiber or Spectrum, it’s a good alternative. Speeds stay under 200 Mbps, which is plenty for a lot of households, but reliability could be an issue depending on where you live. Still, this internet is some of the cheapest we’ve seen—if you take advantage of a hefty discount offered to existing T-Mobile cell phone customers.
All internet providers in Daytona Beach
In addition to AT&T fiber, Spectrum, and T-Mobile, Daytona Beach residents also have access to satellite internet and Verizon’s fixed wireless internet. However, these options are generally less reliable.
We don’t typically recommend satellite internet providers unless you don’t have any other options. Providers like HughesNet and Viasat deliver decent speeds but with crippling data caps and low reliability—all for a higher price than most other providers. Starlink has better latency and doesn’t have data caps, but you’ll have to sign up on a waitlist to get this service and pay hundreds of dollars for equipment upfront.
Verizon fixed wireless is likely a better option than satellite, but its availability in the Daytona Beach area is limited. The good news is you won’t have to sign a contract, so you can try the service out for a month with no commitment.
Fastest internet providers in Daytona Beach
AT&T boasts the fastest possible internet in Daytona Beach with a whopping 5 gigs, but almost no household needs this much speed. Most people find that 1 gig is lightning fast—even large households that do a lot of gaming, streaming, and remote work. Both AT&T and Spectrum offer 1 gig speeds.
How much speed do you need?
Cheapest internet providers in Daytona Beach
If you’re willing to bundle your cell phone service with your internet service, both T-Mobile and Verizon have awesome deals that could be your cheapest option in Daytona Beach. If you don’t want to bundle, your cheapest option is likely one of Spectrum’s 100 Mbps or lower plans.
Internet options in nearby cities
Daytona Beach residents have better fiber access than most surrounding cities, but Horizon West and Apopka have about the same availability. Nearby Deltona has far less fiber. Most fiber internet in this part of Florida comes from AT&T, CenturyLink, and Spectrum, but a few areas have Xfinity or small local providers.
T-Mobile has a huge fixed wireless presence, and you can find good Verizon internet signal in a few places too. You can get satellite internet from Viasat and HughesNet nearly anywhere on the Daytona–Orlando area, but Starlink has a waitlist for the area.
See what’s available in cities near Daytona Beach, FL:
What Daytona Beach residents are saying on Reddit
It looks like the locals pay between $40 and $85 for internet, with internet, phone, and TV bundles sometimes reaching $240. What they’re getting for that varies. Most of the pricier plans seem to be AT&T fiber, with the cheaper plans being slower Spectrum plans—sometimes assisted by an Affordable Connectivity subsidy.
Generally, people are happier with AT&T than Spectrum, as long as they can get AT&T fiber—its DSL service isn’t as beloved. Spectrum has a pretty bad reputation, and many customers are seeking alternatives, like T-Mobile. However, T-Mobile internet signal in the area is hit or miss, even in places with great T-Mobile cell signal.
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.
I currently pay around $50 a month for spectrum and get decent speeds but lately my ping has been all over the place. I stream rocket league and this causes issues both with playing and the stream.
Does anyone have experience with AT&T fiber while streaming/playing a game like rocket league where ping is really noticeable? How often do you get random ping/lag spikes?
Spectrum recently has been awful with nearly everyday having ping fluctuating from a nice 40 up to 300+ every couple of minutes.
I've had it for years and it's been reliable and speedy. Much better in comparison to cable.
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.
Internet news and infrastructure in Daytona Beach, FL
Nearly all residents in Daytona Beach have broadband internet access, but those on the coast near Oak Hill or around Lake Woodruff might not. These residents can still get satellite internet, but it’ll be slower and more expensive.
Additional infrastructure is also in the works. Metronet is building fiber-optic lines in Daytona Beach and surrounding areas. (1) The company broke ground in the summer of 2022 but has since damaged several water mains, slowing its progress—and temporarily cutting water access for many residents. (2)
Volusia county and Spectrum are working together on a $19.6 million project to improve broadband access. More than 3,700 residents should gain access to 100 Mbps broadband service by February 2026. (3) Meanwhile, Verizon is expanding its wireless internet—to the Daytona International Speedway. Fans will be able to connect for free anywhere at the World Center of Racing. (4)
Frequently asked internet questions in Daytona Beach
AT&T is better, but only if it has fiber available in your area. AT&T is working to replace its legacy DSL infrastructure with fiber, but that means some existing customers will have AT&T DSL, which is much slower than Spectrum.
If you can get AT&T fiber, it’s a better deal than Spectrum, even if you can get Spectrum fiber. That’s because AT&T has better upload speeds, no data caps, no contracts, and no hidden fees. That said, Spectrum is still a solid choice for people who live in Daytona Beach.
There are usually three kinds of internet available in rural areas: DSL, fixed wireless, and satellite. In Daytona Beach, you’ll have T-Mobile and Verizon, which are fixed wireless providers. You’ll also be able to get Hughesnet and Viasat satellite internet—and add yourself to the waitlist for Starlink internet.
The more rural areas of Daytona beach may also be in AT&T’s DSL footprint, but most new customers can get only AT&T fiber. That means you can’t get DSL even if your neighbors have it. However, AT&T is replacing its DSL infrastructure with fiber optic lines, so you should have access to that in the future.
Yes. Florida has several fiber internet providers, including AT&T, Spectrum, Xfinity, and CenturyLink. Some areas also have local municipal fiber providers.
Daytona Beach has two fiber providers: AT&T and Spectrum. AT&T has faster fiber plans that are usually a better deal, but Spectrum is available in more neighborhoods.
We think AT&T fiber delivers the best value and customer experience in Daytona Beach. You can get speeds from 300 Mbps to 5 gigs at a reasonable price. And you won’t have to sign a contract, watch your data usage, or pay for equipment rental.
The downside is that not everyone needs 300 Mbps, so if you go with AT&T, you might be overpaying for speed you’ll never use. Find out how much speed you really need, and if it’s less than about 200 Mbps, consider Spectrum or T-Mobile instead.
It’s usually best to find out which providers serve your area first so you don’t waste time looking at plans you can’t get. Then, read reviews, search social media threads, and look at plans to see which providers offer the best internet for the money.
We try to make that process super easy by providing all the info you need in one place.