Internet Providers in Houston, Delaware
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Residential Internet Statistics for Houston, DE
|Wired Internet Providers:||2|
|Average Speed Test Result:||80.1 Mbps|
|Top Advertised Speed:||1,000 Mbps|
|No Broadband Access:||5.6%|
Most Popular Residential Internet Providers in Houston, Delaware
Internet Access in Houston, Delaware
FCC data shows two main broadband service options within Houston — coaxial cable (94.40% availability) and DSL (59.56% coverage). Coaxial cable Internet access is provided via TV providers, using their pre-existing coaxial TV cables mounted on telephone poles or buried in the road. DSL Internet is delivered via landline phone wires.  Most Houston neighborhoods and street addresses can subscribe to cable and DSL service from two or more ISPs.
XFINITY from Comcast as well as Verizon High Speed Internet also offer Internet service in Houston, although speed test data indicates that real-world performance from Xfinity might be faster.
Looking at the less developed communities within Houston, our data shows that as many as 500 people have only one or fewer options for wired Internet.
Coverage from Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) and HughesNet, in most cases, will overlap. As a result, the decision between Viasat and HughesNet is common in Houston.
The Internet access insights here and elsewhere on BroadbandNow are based on government data and private data collected directly from industry sources or through private sources. Statistics about speed and performance data is sourced primarily from M-Labs. Our in-house researchers have hand-aggregated package pricing and service data on 230 broadband offerings in the Houston market to date.
Internet Statistics 2021
40.4% of consumers in Houston500 People Only have access to 1 or fewer wired internet providers available at their address.
This data is calculated from FCC datasets which providers are legally required to supply twice a year. We further validate this data for accuracy.
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Summary Of Fastest Internet Providers In Houston, Delaware
|Provider||Speed||Type||Time To Download 1 GB|
|XFINITY from Comcast||1,000 Mbps||Cable||8s|
|Viasat Internet (formerly Exede)||100 Mbps||Satellite||1m 21s|
|HughesNet||25 Mbps||Satellite||5m 27s|
Summary of Internet Providers Availability in Houston, Delaware
- Xfinity - 97.1% Availability in Houston - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
- Viasat - 100.0% Availability in Houston - Speeds up to 100 Mbps
- HughesNet - 100.0% Availability in Houston - Speeds up to 25 Mbps
The “Connected” metric is a citywide average based on FCC data showing the density of broadband options at the census block level.
This statistic is drawn from the population in census blocks not served by at least one wired broadband provider.
This coverage statistic is based on a mix of FCC and private provider reporting in the past two quarters.
25 Mbps download and 3 Mbps upload is the minimum speed for an Internet connection to be classified as “Broadband” by the FCC.
Data Caps and Video Streaming in Houston
Data from our research team shows that top ISPs use data caps on home broadband packages. Data caps are a public issue lately since subscribers see them as a tactic to stop streaming. Providers insist that they are a necessary strategy as they struggle to manage network traffic. In either case, the issue is over-the-top streaming, which easily consumes anywhere from 1–7GB/hr.
Summary Of Internet Providers In Houston
|XFINITY from Comcast||Cable||97.1%+||1,000 Mbps|
|Bloosurf||Fixed Wireless||17.8%+||50 Mbps|
|Viasat Internet (formerly Exede)||Satellite||100%||100 Mbps|
|Comcast Business||Cable||100%||987 Mbps|
|Bloosurf||Fixed Wireless||62.9%+||50 Mbps|
Compare Houston to the 5 largest cities in the US
|City||Average Download Speed||Number of Providers||Average Cost per Mbps|
|Houston||80.1 Mbps||5||$0.39 ( + $0.00 )|
|New York||349.1 Mbps ( +269 Mbps )||15 ( +10 )||$0.46 ( + $0.00 )|
|Los Angeles||107.1 Mbps ( +27 Mbps )||18 ( +13 )||$0.27 ( $0.00 )|
|Chicago||99.7 Mbps ( +19.6 Mbps )||15 ( +10 )||$0.30 ( $0.00 )|
|Houston||111.7 Mbps ( +31.6 Mbps )||21 ( +16 )||$0.26 ( $0.00 )|
|Philadelphia||115.3 Mbps ( +35.2 Mbps )||9 ( +4 )||$0.34 ( $0.00 )|