Internet Service Providers in Texas

Texas Internet Coverage and Availability

Internet Availability by County

85.3%
67.3%

183.3

8th

High-Speed Internet Access

91.0%

of Texans have access to broadband 100mbps or faster.

55.9%

of Texans have access to 1 gigabit broadband.

Wired Internet Access

96.1%

of Texans have access to wireline service

43.7%

of Texans have access to fiber-optic service

87.5%

of Texans have access to cable service

87.4%

of Texans have access to DSL service

Metro & Rural County Coverage

County Name % Broadband Coverage
Anderson 63.3%
Andrews 99.0%
Angelina 91.1%
Aransas 96.8%
Archer 87.2%
Armstrong 86.5%
Atascosa 49.8%
Austin 60.8%
Bailey 83.6%
Bandera 55.5%
Bastrop 76.5%
Baylor 99.8%
Bee 80.9%
Bell 96.4%
Bexar 98.4%
Blanco 26.5%
Borden 64.1%
Bosque 45.9%
Bowie 97.4%
Brazoria 88.1%
Brazos 91.2%
Brewster 84.2%
Briscoe 89.1%
Brooks 83.2%
Brown 63.0%
Burleson 42.2%
Burnet 86.8%
Caldwell 71.8%
Calhoun 91.6%
Callahan 86.7%
Cameron 92.9%
Camp 52.4%
Carson 69.6%
Cass 63.5%
Castro 85.0%
Chambers 95.6%
Cherokee 63.8%
Childress 95.4%
Clay 53.0%
Cochran 84.0%
Coke 5.0%
Coleman 31.7%
Collin 97.6%
Collingsworth 86.6%
Colorado 62.7%
Comal 98.5%
Comanche 48.8%
Concho 14.2%
Cooke 79.4%
Coryell 86.8%
Cottle 99.1%
Crane 93.8%
Crockett 0.0%
Crosby 91.8%
Culberson 91.7%
Dallam 99.1%
Dallas 99.8%
Dawson 76.3%
Deaf Smith 94.2%
Delta 54.9%
Denton 97.2%
DeWitt 56.1%
Dickens 98.5%
Dimmit 84.7%
Donley 82.6%
Duval 74.3%
Eastland 59.7%
Ector 93.7%
Edwards 48.6%
Ellis 78.1%
El Paso 99.3%
Erath 74.7%
Falls 35.6%
Fannin 42.9%
Fayette 76.9%
Fisher 37.3%
Floyd 50.4%
Foard 100.0%
Fort Bend 95.5%
Franklin 78.0%
Freestone 79.0%
Frio 86.9%
Gaines 71.2%
Galveston 97.0%
Garza 96.5%
Gillespie 75.9%
Glasscock 83.0%
Goliad 25.5%
Gonzales 43.9%
Gray 87.9%
Grayson 84.7%
Gregg 93.9%
Grimes 63.7%
Guadalupe 89.5%
Hale 86.8%
Hall 80.1%
Hamilton 65.7%
Hansford 61.8%
Hardeman 59.8%
Hardin 80.2%
Harris 97.3%
Harrison 81.4%
Hartley 95.3%
Haskell 97.1%
Hays 95.3%
Hemphill 83.3%
Henderson 81.6%
Hidalgo 90.7%
Hill 44.5%
Hockley 84.7%
Hood 93.5%
Hopkins 71.4%
Houston 78.3%
Howard 96.2%
Hudspeth 75.0%
Hunt 52.4%
Hutchinson 90.8%
Irion 0.0%
Jack 18.1%
Jackson 74.5%
Jasper 37.0%
Jeff Davis 37.3%
Jefferson 94.2%
Jim Hogg 0.0%
Jim Wells 80.2%
Johnson 87.6%
Jones 57.3%
Karnes 0.0%
Kaufman 77.9%
Kendall 94.5%
Kenedy 6.0%
Kent 90.8%
Kerr 96.5%
Kimble 62.4%
King 66.4%
Kinney 0.0%
Kleberg 84.9%
Knox 100.0%
Lamar 75.6%
Lamb 89.0%
Lampasas 99.9%
La Salle 66.7%
Lavaca 47.9%
Lee 54.5%
Leon 72.2%
Liberty 64.9%
Limestone 72.9%
Lipscomb 85.0%
Live Oak 64.6%
Llano 84.6%
Loving 53.7%
Lubbock 94.5%
Lynn 96.1%
McCulloch 49.8%
McLennan 88.7%
McMullen 0.6%
Madison 58.1%
Marion 61.3%
Martin 91.9%
Mason 68.6%
Matagorda 79.4%
Maverick 97.4%
Medina 54.2%
Menard 2.7%
Midland 97.4%
Milam 33.2%
Mills 85.5%
Mitchell 8.9%
Montague 67.9%
Montgomery 95.9%
Moore 98.3%
Morris 92.5%
Motley 94.9%
Nacogdoches 83.9%
Navarro 71.6%
Newton 36.3%
Nolan 79.0%
Nueces 97.5%
Ochiltree 91.5%
Oldham 81.0%
Orange 88.9%
Palo Pinto 73.3%
Panola 64.0%
Parker 62.2%
Parmer 90.9%
Pecos 81.4%
Polk 83.2%
Potter 97.3%
Presidio 32.3%
Rains 16.9%
Randall 98.4%
Reagan 43.1%
Real 76.0%
Red River 87.8%
Reeves 76.0%
Refugio 70.9%
Roberts 65.8%
Robertson 64.5%
Rockwall 99.1%
Runnels 71.5%
Rusk 81.9%
Sabine 82.4%
San Augustine 38.1%
San Jacinto 87.0%
San Patricio 90.5%
San Saba 81.7%
Schleicher 0.0%
Scurry 81.1%
Shackelford 67.8%
Shelby 38.3%
Sherman 92.8%
Smith 92.7%
Somervell 88.1%
Starr 91.3%
Stephens 81.6%
Sterling 0.0%
Stonewall 96.1%
Sutton 84.5%
Swisher 87.2%
Tarrant 99.3%
Taylor 98.8%
Terrell 90.0%
Terry 84.6%
Throckmorton 78.1%
Titus 68.1%
Tom Green 90.8%
Travis 99.2%
Trinity 83.0%
Tyler 42.8%
Upshur 91.2%
Upton 12.7%
Uvalde 85.8%
Val Verde 98.0%
Van Zandt 27.6%
Victoria 85.5%
Walker 82.7%
Waller 51.5%
Ward 70.0%
Washington 61.5%
Webb 98.3%
Wharton 65.9%
Wheeler 72.2%
Wichita 94.0%
Wilbarger 94.1%
Willacy 88.3%
Williamson 97.0%
Wilson 16.5%
Winkler 72.9%
Wise 47.8%
Wood 72.0%
Yoakum 91.0%
Young 84.6%
Zapata 92.3%
Zavala 72.5%

Internet Speed in Top Texas Cities

City Avg. Download Speed No. of Providers
1. Houston 186.6 MBPS 47 Providers
2. San Antonio 178.8 MBPS 48 Providers
3. Dallas 205.8 MBPS 49 Providers
4. Austin 215.8 MBPS 47 Providers
5. Fort Worth 136.3 MBPS 40 Providers

Fastest Major Providers in Texas

Provider Avg. download speed
AT&T Internet 244.1 MBPS
XFINITY from Comcast 218.7 MBPS
Spectrum 179.4 MBPS
Nextlink Internet 42.2 MBPS
Rise Broadband 20.1 MBPS

High-Speed Internet in Texas, 2021

Written by the BroadbandNow team. Last updated 11/22/2021.

When it comes to internet connectivity, those living in Texas are rather fortunate as they have access to one of the top broadband infrastructures in the country. Coming in as the 8th most connected on a list of all 50 states, Texas has a state-wide average download speed of 63.3 Mbps. Internet connection is spread fairly evenly across the entire state. However, if you live in a metropolitan area, you have a solid advantage over people living in rural areas who may not have access to the same level of internet.

The Digital Divide in Texas

The “digital divide” is a term used to describe any uneven distribution in the access to communication technologies over a certain area. In this case, internet access in the state of Texas. When we determined the digital divide for Texas, we took into account two important factors, affordability and public broadband availability.

In regards to affordability, Texas scores well. Our latest affordability data shows that 67.3% of Texas’ population has access to a standalone broadband internet plan under $60 per month.

When it comes to broadband availability, 91% of Texas residents have access to a 25 Mbps wired internet connection. While this is a huge percentage, 2.1 million people still don’t have access to a wired connection capable of the same speed. On top of that, there are 2.7 million people that have access to only one wired provider, and still another 1.2 million people without access to a wired connection at all, the majority of which being in rural areas.

Best-Connected Cities

Of the smaller towns in Texas, Colleyville is the best-connected. 100% of Colleyvilles’s population has access to at least three internet service providers as well as affordable plans starting under $60/mo.

When it comes to larger Texas cities, Garland ranks the highest on the list. In fact, Garland ranks number 7 of all major cities in the U.S. This large metropolitan area boasts the same excellent, 100% coverage as its smaller sister town on Colleyville.

Internet for Rural Areas in Texas

On the other hand, the worst connected town in Texas is Silver. There are no wired connection options for this small town. Residents must resort to satellite internet service if they want download speeds over 4 Mbps.

Governmental Initiatives

The Texas government has given its support in improving the broadband infrastructure by awarding numerous federal grants. In 2010 the Connected Nation Texas program was implemented in order to create “better economic & life opportunities by expanding access, adoption, & use of broadband.”

Overall their efforts have proven successful, as the program was awarded $8,026,000 in federal grants towards Texas’s Broadband Initiative.

In addition, the Texas Government awarded a total of $67,698,503, (1.9% of all federal infrastructure grants) to broadband infrastructure projects within the state.

These government initiatives have helped boost the percentage of Texas Residents with access to a wired connection of at least 10mbps from 87.9% to 94.8%, since 2011.

The information above is taken from a mix of public and private datasets. More about our data here.

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

Internet Providers By City in Texas

Average speed over time
Abilene 98.1%
22 providers
Alamo 98.1%
16 providers
Alice 86.1%
13 providers
Allen 99.6%
27 providers
Alvarado 75.4%
19 providers
Alvin 91.0%
22 providers
Amarillo 98.1%
22 providers
Angleton 84.8%
17 providers
Arlington 100.0%
30 providers
Athens 87.5%
12 providers
Aubrey 91.4%
19 providers
Austin 100.0%
47 providers
Azle 62.6%
20 providers
Balch Springs 100.0%
19 providers
Bastrop 85.1%
21 providers
Bay City 84.7%
14 providers
Baytown 97.9%
20 providers
Beaumont 90.3%
17 providers
Bedford 100.0%
23 providers
Beeville 88.9%
15 providers
Belton 97.2%
18 providers
Big Spring 96.2%
11 providers
Boerne 98.7%
20 providers
Brenham 72.6%
14 providers
Brownsville 99.1%
16 providers
Brownwood 73.7%
17 providers
Bryan 89.7%
20 providers
Buda 94.7%
20 providers
Burleson 98.9%
22 providers
Canyon 97.8%
13 providers
Carrollton 100.0%
28 providers
Cedar Hill 100.0%
22 providers
Cedar Park 100.0%
19 providers
Channelview 100.0%
18 providers
Cibolo 99.5%
18 providers
Cleburne 88.7%
27 providers
Cleveland 73.9%
16 providers
College Station 92.2%
22 providers
Colleyville 100.0%
18 providers
Conroe 91.6%
27 providers
Converse 99.6%
23 providers
Coppell 100.0%
20 providers
Copperas Cove 99.9%
13 providers
Corpus Christi 99.6%
28 providers
Corsicana 81.6%
19 providers
Crosby 98.6%
15 providers
Crowley 99.4%
19 providers
Cypress 99.4%
27 providers
Dallas 100.0%
49 providers
Dayton 70.8%
13 providers
Deer Park 99.9%
18 providers
Del Rio 98.3%
9 providers
Del Valle 99.3%
19 providers
Denison 93.6%
19 providers
Denton 99.3%
24 providers
Desoto 100.0%
19 providers
Dickinson 95.8%
16 providers
Donna 87.7%
14 providers
Duncanville 98.5%
22 providers
Eagle Pass 97.9%
9 providers
Edinburg 85.8%
23 providers
El Paso 99.4%
31 providers
Elgin 65.8%
20 providers
Ennis 72.6%
17 providers
Euless 100.0%
26 providers
Floresville 35.0%
17 providers
Flower Mound 100.0%
24 providers
Forney 94.7%
19 providers
Fort Hood 100.0%
13 providers
Fort Worth 99.7%
40 providers
Fredericksburg 75.3%
19 providers
Fresno 83.9%
13 providers
Friendswood 99.5%
24 providers
Frisco 99.8%
28 providers
Gainesville 85.0%
15 providers
Galveston 98.0%
16 providers
Garland 100.0%
24 providers
Gatesville 67.1%
13 providers
Georgetown 95.4%
23 providers
Gilmer 96.5%
14 providers
Granbury 94.5%
17 providers
Grand Prairie 100.0%
26 providers
Grapevine 100.0%
23 providers
Greenville 80.1%
25 providers
Haltom City 100.0%
19 providers
Harker Heights 100.0%
11 providers
Harlingen 97.2%
17 providers
Helotes 97.5%
17 providers
Henderson 93.2%
18 providers
Hereford 94.6%
9 providers
Houston 97.0%
47 providers
Humble 95.6%
22 providers
Huntsville 84.6%
15 providers
Hurst 99.9%
21 providers
Hutto 96.5%
21 providers
Irving 100.0%
31 providers
Jacksonville 72.8%
14 providers
Katy 98.8%
26 providers
Keller 95.9%
22 providers
Kerrville 98.2%
16 providers
Kilgore 79.4%
15 providers
Killeen 99.7%
16 providers
Kingsville 88.1%
20 providers
Kingwood 99.9%
21 providers
Kyle 98.8%
19 providers
La Porte 99.1%
21 providers
Lake Jackson 98.1%
15 providers
Lancaster 98.2%
22 providers
Laredo 98.8%
24 providers
League City 98.7%
18 providers
Leander 99.0%
21 providers
Lewisville 100.0%
29 providers
Little Elm 99.1%
19 providers
Livingston 92.9%
12 providers
Longview 95.2%
26 providers
Lubbock 96.9%
23 providers
Lufkin 93.8%
13 providers
Lumberton 99.1%
12 providers
Mabank 79.1%
12 providers
Magnolia 98.5%
20 providers
Mansfield 99.7%
21 providers
Marshall 83.7%
16 providers
Mcallen 99.9%
23 providers
Mckinney 99.5%
29 providers
Mercedes 71.7%
16 providers
Mesquite 99.9%
25 providers
Midland 97.5%
32 providers
Midlothian 96.0%
19 providers
Mineral Wells 81.5%
14 providers
Mission 88.0%
20 providers
Missouri City 99.6%
23 providers
Montgomery 95.7%
20 providers
Mount Pleasant 72.8%
13 providers
Nacogdoches 89.7%
15 providers
Nederland 99.8%
13 providers
New Braunfels 99.3%
23 providers
New Caney 98.7%
16 providers
North Richland Hills 99.3%
21 providers
Odessa 95.2%
27 providers
Orange 79.3%
12 providers
Palestine 69.7%
13 providers
Pampa 95.0%
16 providers
Paris 90.1%
19 providers
Pasadena 95.4%
26 providers
Pearland 99.6%
24 providers
Pflugerville 99.7%
21 providers
Pharr 99.7%
19 providers
Plainview 89.5%
14 providers
Plano 100.0%
30 providers
Port Arthur 100.0%
11 providers
Porter 97.6%
15 providers
Red Oak 94.8%
21 providers
Richardson 100.0%
28 providers
Richmond 95.2%
23 providers
Rio Grande City 93.7%
11 providers
Roanoke 98.6%
22 providers
Robstown 73.6%
14 providers
Rockport 99.0%
18 providers
Rockwall 99.7%
26 providers
Rosenberg 94.5%
22 providers
Rosharon 47.4%
16 providers
Round Rock 100.0%
24 providers
Rowlett 100.0%
23 providers
Royse City 86.6%
20 providers
Sachse 100.0%
20 providers
San Angelo 94.2%
17 providers
San Antonio 99.4%
48 providers
San Benito 80.2%
12 providers
San Juan 99.5%
16 providers
San Marcos 97.6%
20 providers
Schertz 99.6%
25 providers
Seabrook 99.8%
17 providers
Seguin 83.5%
17 providers
Sherman 93.1%
18 providers
Southlake 100.0%
22 providers
Spring 99.9%
28 providers
Stafford 98.1%
22 providers
Stephenville 79.6%
15 providers
Sugar Land 99.1%
22 providers
Sulphur Springs 81.1%
17 providers
Temple 94.5%
17 providers
Terrell 69.1%
22 providers
Texarkana 99.5%
11 providers
Texas City 98.3%
15 providers
The Colony 99.4%
21 providers
Tomball 99.1%
23 providers
Tyler 96.1%
25 providers
Universal City 100.0%
20 providers
Uvalde 95.9%
12 providers
Victoria 89.2%
25 providers
Vidor 93.4%
11 providers
Waco 96.5%
26 providers
Waxahachie 82.9%
20 providers
Weatherford 75.5%
24 providers
Webster 93.9%
22 providers
Weslaco 93.0%
16 providers
Wichita Falls 95.5%
27 providers
Willis 93.0%
19 providers
Woodway 100.0%
18 providers
Wylie 99.7%
23 providers

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