The Tampa region provides the reliable networking and utilities local residents and business owners demand to operate efficiently. Utility and telecommunications companies have made significant investments in this area, as well as statewide, to provide reliable infrastructure for utility service, wireless connectivity and information technology.

Electric and Natural Gas Providers

Tampa Electric has supplied the Tampa Bay area with electricity since 1899 and has nearly 4,700 megawatts of generating capacity to service the nearly 725,000 residential, commercial and industrial customers throughout the region. TECO’s West Central Florida service area covers 2,000 square miles.

Since 1895, TECO Peoples Gas has provided Florida residents and businesses with reliable, environmentally-friendly, economical natural gas products and service. TECO Peoples Gas’ natural gas delivery system consists of approximately 11,000 miles of gas mains, serving nearly 365,000 customers in Florida.

Data and Telecommunications

The Tampa area’s advanced telecommunications assets make it one of the most connected regions in the country. Features, like a widespread Integrated Services Digital Network and over 100 digital switching centers, ensure both residential and enterprise customers have quick and reliable access to the most advanced technology, including voice, data, video communications services, and wireless, high-speed Internet access.

Fast facts:

  • Tampa Bay offers the only all-fiber optic network that is available for both residential and small business use.
  • Broadband connections possess download speeds of up to 150 Megabits per second and upload speeds of up to 35 Megabits.
  • Tampa Bay is home to the highest concentration of certified LAN installers in the country.
  • Tampa Bay scored at the top among 27 U.S. markets for wireless call quality, according to a J.D. Power survey. We recorded the lowest number of problems per 100 calls of the same markets, with only five problems for every 100 calls.

Telecommunications & Internet Providers

AT&T Business offers solutions that help companies in every industry serve their customers better. They deliver advanced services to nearly 3.5 million businesses on six continents, including nearly all of the Fortune 1000 and neighborhood businesses across the United States.

Spectrum Business moves businesses of all sizes forward with Business Voice, Internet, and TV services at the best price possible — without having to sign an annual contract.

Frontier Communications is an S&P 500 company and is included in the Fortune 1000 list of America’s largest corporations. The company offers a variety of services to customers over its fiber-optic and copper networks, including video, high-speed internet, advanced voice and Frontier Secure digital protection solutions. Frontier Business Edge offers communications solutions to small, medium, and enterprise businesses.

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