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< 25 Mbps basic internet for checking e-mail, google searches 25-99 Mbps will handle streaming Netflix, FaceTime, Zoom calls 100-499 Mbps fast downloads, gaming online, streaming UHD on multiple screens 500-1,000 Mbps blazing fast for just about anything
Internet Providers in Houston, Delaware
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FCC data shows two main broadband service options within Houston — coaxial cable (99.18% 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 as well as T-Mobile Home Internet also offer Internet service in Houston, with 99 percent and 62 percent coverage within the city respectively.
40.44 percent of Houston is still left with only one or zero choices for broadband-quality Internet service. Adjusting for all census blocks in city limits, the average customer has 2-3 providers to choose from. In general, areas with more competition see lower prices, since companies will improve their services to earn subscribers.
Coverage from Viasat Internet 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 269 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||Availability|
|Viasat Internet||100 Mbps||Satellite||1m 21s||100.0%|
|T-Mobile Home Internet||100 Mbps||Fixed Wireless||1m 21s||62.4%|
|HughesNet||25 Mbps||Satellite||5m 27s||100.0%|
Internet Provider Competition Map For Houston
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.
Compare Houston to the 5 largest cities in the US
|City||Average Download Speed||Number of Providers||Average Cost per Mbps|
|Houston||90.2 Mbps||6||$0.61 ( + $0.00 )|
|New York||545.6 Mbps ( +455.4 Mbps )||19 ( +13 )||$0.41 ( $0.00 )|
|Los Angeles||161.3 Mbps ( +71.1 Mbps )||19 ( +13 )||$0.31 ( $0.00 )|
|Chicago||180.9 Mbps ( +90.7 Mbps )||17 ( +11 )||$0.27 ( $0.00 )|
|Houston||186.6 Mbps ( +96.4 Mbps )||24 ( +18 )||$0.25 ( $0.00 )|
|Philadelphia||179.1 Mbps ( +88.9 Mbps )||9 ( +3 )||$0.52 ( $0.00 )|