Internet Providers in Houston, PA

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Residential Internet Statistics for Houston, PA
Internet Providers: 8
Internet Plans: 19
Fastest Speed Available: 1,200 Mbps
Average Plan Price: $52.35

Internet Access in Houston, Pennsylvania

Viasat Internet has the strongest coverage footprint in Houston. HughesNet is also widely available.

When we're looking at network tech offered in the Houston area, we see that the most common physical wire broadband Internet technology infrastructures are Cable (close to one hundred percent coverage) and DSL (92.84 percent coverage). Cable Internet is marketed by former cable TV operators, who use existing coaxial cable networks. Cable often makes sense for Houston residents because of the strong mix of speed and value. DSL is delivered over phone lines on utility poles, and comes from corporations like Verizon High Speed Internet that own copper phone lines. Compared to other copper-based networks, the twisted copper bundle construction seen in telephone wires allows for lower speeds and bandwidth than cable and several times less than fiber.

XFINITY from Comcast provides a common alternative, serving Houston with a maximum download speed of 987 Mbps. Outside of residential Internet, there are also 2 providers in city limits selling specialized enterprise-level subscriptions such as SD-WAN. BroadbandNow includes all providers with business plans on their website, but residential providers sometimes offer business plans as well.

The information listed here is primarily sourced via provider coverage reports. Data is confirmed with privatized databases and direct provider reporting to provide more granular listings than governmental websites. Speed and pricing data is generated by our data division, who gather thousands of plans annually.

Overall, amount of providers in Houston isn't strong (2.59 providers available in the average census block). 2-3 companies per resident isn't much, yet it's enough to drive competition on price that is good for consumers in well-wired parts of the city.

Internet Statistics 2021

200 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, Pennsylvania

Provider Speed Type Time To Download 1 GB Availability
XFINITY from Comcast 1,200 Mbps Cable 6s 99.9%
Aurora by Hickory Telephone Company 400 Mbps Fiber 20s 15.0%
Viasat Internet 100 Mbps Satellite 1m 21s 100.0%
Consolidated Communications 100 Mbps Cable 1m 21s 7.2%
HughesNet 25 Mbps Satellite 5m 27s 100.0%
Consolidated Communications (Formerly Fairpoint Communications) 25 Mbps DSL 5m 27s 7.2%

Internet Provider Competition Map For Houston

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Houston is the 389th most connected city in Pennsylvania ahead of Washington, Mc Donald, Canonsburg, and Cecil, but behind Eighty Four.

The “Connected” metric is a citywide average based on FCC data showing the density of broadband options at the census block level.

Approximately 3,000 people in Washington County don't have access to any wired internet.

This statistic is drawn from the population in census blocks not served by at least one wired broadband provider.

Fiber Availability: 48% of people living in Houston have residential fiber service available to them.

Fiber coverage data is sourced from FCC Form 477 filings and cross-validated through BroadbandNow with private datasets and direct provider reporting.

Approximately 95% of Houston residents are serviced by multiple wired providers.

This coverage statistic is based on a mix of FCC and private provider reporting in the past two quarters.

In Washington County, approximately 11,000 people do not have access to 25 Mbps wired broadband.

25 Mbps download and 3 Mbps upload is the minimum speed for an Internet connection to be classified as “Broadband” by the FCC.

Data Cap Issues and Cord Cutting in Houston

Data from our research team suggests that common providers currently place some sort of limit on streaming on home broadband packages. Data caps are disliked since customers view caps as a strategy for limiting streaming services. Providers explain that caps are a reasonable strategy for managing heavy network traffic. Either way, the problem is streaming services, which easily uses anywhere from 1–7GB per hour.

Compare Houston to the 5 largest cities in the US

City Average Download Speed Number of Providers Average Cost per Mbps
Houston 44.7 Mbps 8 $0.36 ( + $0.00 )
New York 534.4 Mbps ( +489.7 Mbps ) 17 ( +9 ) $0.89 ( + $0.00 )
Los Angeles 148.8 Mbps ( +104.1 Mbps ) 17 ( +9 ) $0.24 ( $0.00 )
Chicago 160.6 Mbps ( +115.9 Mbps ) 15 ( +7 ) $0.27 ( $0.00 )
Houston 169.5 Mbps ( +124.8 Mbps ) 23 ( +15 ) $0.26 ( $0.00 )
Philadelphia 162.1 Mbps ( +117.4 Mbps ) 8 $0.38 ( + $0.00 )