Broadband Internet in Texas

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Broadband in Texas

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25.9 MBPS Average State-Wide Speed1
31st Most Connected State2
10+ MBPS
Coverage3
Population Underserved4

Coverage by County

Texas Interactive SVG Map showing broadband coverage by county.

Broadband Speeds

88.5%
of Texans have access to wired broadband 10mbps or faster.
52.0%
of Texans have access to wired broadband 50mbps or faster.
32.7%
of Texans have access to wired broadband 100mbps or faster.

Wired Coverage

93.5%
of Texans have access to wireline service.
9.8%
of Texans have access to fiber-optic service.
85.2%
of Texans have access to cable service.
85.6%
of Texans have access to DSL service.

Wireless Coverage

99.8%
of Texans have access to mobile broadband service.
84.3%
of Texans have access to fixed wireless service.

Fastest Cities in Texas

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Gov't Funding

Since 2010, Connected Texas has been awarded $8,026,000 in federal grants for Texas's Broadband Initiative.

Another $67,698,503, accounting for 1.9% of all federal infrastructure grants, was awarded to broadband infrastructure projects in Texas.

Since 2011, access to a wired connection of at least 10mbps has improved from 87.9% to 88.5% of Texans.

Quick Stats

In total there are 266 broadband providers in Texas.
There are 56,000 people in Texas without any access to broadband.
There are 3.1 million people in Texas that have access to only one wired provider, leaving them no options to switch.
1.2 million people in Texas depend on fixed wireless or mobile broadband with low data caps for their home internet connection.

1 Average download speed based on 197,182,260 tests from Apr 2014 to Oct 2014 provided by Net Index by Ookla.

2 Rank based on the % of the population with access to 10+ mbps wired broadband.

3 The % of Texas's population with access to wired broadband speeds of at least 10mbps.

4 The % of Texas's population with access to less than 2 wired providers.

Sources: Data collected via the FCC, NTIA, and Ookla's NetIndex. For a full list of data sources please visit our data page.

Texas Cities

City Avg Download # of Providers
Abilene 14.3 mbps 20 providers
Allen 20.3 mbps 20 providers
Amarillo 17.0 mbps 22 providers
Arlington 17.9 mbps 18 providers
Austin 43.7 mbps 26 providers
Baytown 21.6 mbps 14 providers
Beaumont 14.2 mbps 13 providers
Bedford 19.6 mbps 16 providers
Brownsville 17.3 mbps 10 providers
Carrollton 33.9 mbps 21 providers
Cedar Park 64.4 mbps 22 providers
College Station 20.8 mbps 18 providers
Conroe 15.5 mbps 21 providers
Corpus Christi 21.7 mbps 19 providers
Cypress 28.0 mbps 18 providers
Dallas 19.5 mbps 22 providers
Denton 29.6 mbps 22 providers
Desoto 18.5 mbps 16 providers
Edinburg 11.3 mbps 16 providers
El Paso 15.3 mbps 23 providers
Euless 19.5 mbps 17 providers
Flower Mound 34.6 mbps 23 providers
Fort Worth 27.2 mbps 32 providers
Frisco 23.1 mbps 20 providers
Garland 28.0 mbps 19 providers
Georgetown 33.5 mbps 23 providers
Grand Prairie 17.0 mbps 18 providers
Grapevine 39.1 mbps 21 providers
Harlingen 18.0 mbps 12 providers
Houston 24.0 mbps 25 providers
Humble 25.3 mbps 16 providers
Irving 21.8 mbps 17 providers
Katy 31.4 mbps 25 providers
Keller 36.2 mbps 23 providers
Killeen 15.1 mbps 17 providers
Laredo 18.7 mbps 18 providers
League City 30.1 mbps 16 providers
Lewisville 33.2 mbps 20 providers
Longview 10.8 mbps 22 providers
Lubbock 17.4 mbps 21 providers
Mansfield 23.8 mbps 18 providers
Mcallen 16.4 mbps 12 providers
Mckinney 20.4 mbps 22 providers
Mesquite 18.2 mbps 18 providers
Midland 21.1 mbps 18 providers
Mission 16.4 mbps 15 providers
Missouri City 31.2 mbps 19 providers
New Braunfels 18.9 mbps 26 providers
North Richland Hills 27.5 mbps 20 providers
Odessa 19.1 mbps 18 providers
Pasadena 28.2 mbps 16 providers
Pearland 26.6 mbps 15 providers
Pflugerville 68.8 mbps 19 providers
Plano 32.1 mbps 21 providers
Richardson 18.0 mbps 18 providers
Richmond 27.5 mbps 23 providers
Round Rock 44.2 mbps 22 providers
Rowlett 36.1 mbps 19 providers
San Angelo 14.5 mbps 14 providers
San Antonio 19.3 mbps 31 providers
San Marcos 27.8 mbps 25 providers
Spring 26.6 mbps 19 providers
Sugar Land 25.6 mbps 20 providers
Temple 17.3 mbps 17 providers
Texarkana 15.6 mbps 10 providers
Tyler 43.0 mbps 21 providers
Waco 23.0 mbps 19 providers
Wichita Falls 14.8 mbps 26 providers
Wylie 34.3 mbps 21 providers
Last Updated on 11/17/2014.