Document And Entity Information
3 Months Ended
Mar. 31, 2014
May 08, 2014
Document and Entity Information [Abstract]    
Entity Registrant Name TOWERSTREAM CORP  
Document Type 10-Q  
Current Fiscal Year End Date --12-31  
Entity Common Stock, Shares Outstanding   66,445,044
Amendment Flag false  
Entity Central Index Key 0001349437  
Entity Current Reporting Status Yes  
Entity Voluntary Filers No  
Entity Filer Category Accelerated Filer  
Entity Well-known Seasoned Issuer Yes  
Document Period End Date Mar. 31, 2014  
Document Fiscal Year Focus 2014  
Document Fiscal Period Focus Q1