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Broadband Internet in Texas

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Internet Access in Texas

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Coverage by County

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85.3%
85.3% TERRESTRIAL BROADBAND COVERAGE
67.3%
67.3% POPULATION UNDERSERVED

86.5

8th

Broadband Speeds

89.1%

of Texans have access to broadband 100mbps or faster.

37.9%

of Texans have access to 1 gigabit broadband.

Wired Coverage

95.6%

of Texans have access to wireline service.

32.3%

of Texans have access to fiber-optic service.

86.8%

of Texans have access to cable service.

87.9%

of Texans have access to DSL service.

Coverage by County in Texas

County Name % Broadband Coverage
Anderson 53.6%
Andrews 98.1%
Angelina 88.0%
Aransas 96.8%
Archer 87.0%
Armstrong 55.9%
Atascosa 50.2%
Austin 63.2%
Bailey 78.1%
Bandera 56.0%
Bastrop 78.0%
Baylor 99.8%
Bee 81.2%
Bell 95.9%
Bexar 98.5%
Blanco 25.3%
Borden 30.7%
Bosque 34.8%
Bowie 91.5%
Brazoria 88.0%
Brazos 89.1%
Brewster 69.1%
Briscoe 73.7%
Brooks 89.0%
Brown 2.5%
Burleson 1.9%
Burnet 56.8%
Caldwell 76.2%
Calhoun 86.3%
Callahan 62.4%
Cameron 94.2%
Camp 51.4%
Carson 63.4%
Cass 54.3%
Castro 61.9%
Chambers 65.1%
Cherokee 43.0%
Childress 95.2%
Clay 17.2%
Cochran 67.0%
Coke 73.6%
Coleman 26.2%
Collin 97.7%
Collingsworth 58.8%
Colorado 62.4%
Comal 95.9%
Comanche 47.2%
Concho 8.4%
Cooke 78.5%
Coryell 75.7%
Cottle 87.0%
Crane 93.7%
Crockett 0.0%
Crosby 70.0%
Culberson 87.5%
Dallam 98.1%
Dallas 99.8%
Dawson 59.5%
Deaf Smith 90.1%
Delta 17.9%
Denton 97.3%
DeWitt 56.1%
Dickens 91.8%
Dimmit 84.7%
Donley 40.7%
Duval 78.6%
Eastland 29.8%
Ector 90.8%
Edwards 47.6%
Ellis 80.8%
El Paso 99.2%
Erath 67.5%
Falls 28.9%
Fannin 42.5%
Fayette 69.7%
Fisher 8.8%
Floyd 50.3%
Foard 99.9%
Fort Bend 95.3%
Franklin 70.7%
Freestone 72.2%
Frio 89.2%
Gaines 69.7%
Galveston 96.6%
Garza 91.9%
Gillespie 73.2%
Glasscock 84.9%
Goliad 25.5%
Gonzales 41.9%
Gray 87.7%
Grayson 84.4%
Gregg 92.3%
Grimes 52.9%
Guadalupe 93.2%
Hale 84.3%
Hall 58.7%
Hamilton 30.5%
Hansford 61.3%
Hardeman 9.9%
Hardin 80.1%
Harris 96.9%
Harrison 78.1%
Hartley 90.7%
Haskell 97.1%
Hays 95.5%
Hemphill 0.0%
Henderson 71.5%
Hidalgo 94.8%
Hill 34.8%
Hockley 57.6%
Hood 90.4%
Hopkins 60.9%
Houston 58.5%
Howard 90.3%
Hudspeth 40.1%
Hunt 47.0%
Hutchinson 89.3%
Irion 0.0%
Jack 17.3%
Jackson 72.0%
Jasper 50.7%
Jeff Davis 30.2%
Jefferson 93.7%
Jim Hogg 0.1%
Jim Wells 81.3%
Johnson 85.6%
Jones 46.9%
Karnes 52.0%
Kaufman 76.1%
Kendall 92.4%
Kenedy 6.0%
Kent 83.3%
Kerr 93.4%
Kimble 58.0%
King 66.4%
Kinney 0.0%
Kleberg 83.0%
Knox 100.0%
Lamar 71.9%
Lamb 72.1%
Lampasas 30.4%
La Salle 68.2%
Lavaca 46.9%
Lee 41.2%
Leon 59.0%
Liberty 72.8%
Limestone 71.9%
Lipscomb 81.1%
Live Oak 64.7%
Llano 1.2%
Loving 69.5%
Lubbock 93.5%
Lynn 80.3%
McCulloch 1.7%
McLennan 88.1%
McMullen 62.5%
Madison 15.6%
Marion 61.0%
Martin 87.1%
Mason 69.4%
Matagorda 77.7%
Maverick 97.4%
Medina 54.3%
Menard 1.7%
Midland 97.0%
Milam 52.4%
Mills 69.1%
Mitchell 6.7%
Montague 58.5%
Montgomery 96.1%
Moore 90.8%
Morris 68.3%
Motley 94.1%
Nacogdoches 82.9%
Navarro 64.3%
Newton 26.0%
Nolan 78.4%
Nueces 97.5%
Ochiltree 90.8%
Oldham 53.9%
Orange 88.9%
Palo Pinto 69.5%
Panola 58.1%
Parker 63.6%
Parmer 51.6%
Pecos 71.6%
Polk 45.6%
Potter 91.4%
Presidio 14.2%
Rains 8.7%
Randall 97.2%
Reagan 1.3%
Real 68.2%
Red River 78.0%
Reeves 67.7%
Refugio 70.9%
Roberts 64.1%
Robertson 38.8%
Rockwall 97.3%
Runnels 71.0%
Rusk 60.2%
Sabine 65.5%
San Augustine 16.6%
San Jacinto 42.5%
San Patricio 90.5%
San Saba 72.0%
Schleicher 0.0%
Scurry 77.7%
Shackelford 40.1%
Shelby 13.4%
Sherman 40.1%
Smith 90.9%
Somervell 64.6%
Starr 93.7%
Stephens 81.3%
Sterling 0.0%
Stonewall 82.2%
Sutton 81.8%
Swisher 77.9%
Tarrant 99.3%
Taylor 97.9%
Terrell 3.6%
Terry 57.1%
Throckmorton 62.5%
Titus 65.8%
Tom Green 90.6%
Travis 99.3%
Trinity 64.4%
Tyler 36.5%
Upshur 88.2%
Upton 65.6%
Uvalde 87.5%
Val Verde 97.4%
Van Zandt 40.1%
Victoria 82.0%
Walker 76.3%
Waller 51.6%
Ward 49.8%
Washington 65.8%
Webb 98.3%
Wharton 64.8%
Wheeler 26.0%
Wichita 92.8%
Wilbarger 94.3%
Willacy 93.8%
Williamson 95.6%
Wilson 18.1%
Winkler 32.9%
Wise 35.2%
Wood 64.9%
Yoakum 79.2%
Young 78.3%
Zapata 92.3%
Zavala 72.5%

Internet Speed in Top Texas Cities

City Avg. Download Speed No. of Providers
1. Houston 85.4 MBPS 46 Providers
2. San Antonio 102.0 MBPS 48 Providers
3. Dallas 77.7 MBPS 48 Providers
4. Austin 116.3 MBPS 43 Providers
5. Fort Worth 88.5 MBPS 42 Providers

Speeds for Major Providers in Texas

Provider Avg. Download Speed
AT&T Internet 122.4 MBPS
XFINITY from Comcast 117.6 MBPS
Charter Spectrum 101.9 MBPS
NextLink 24.7 MBPS
Rise Broadband 11.0 MBPS

The State of Broadband in Texas, 2020

Written by the BroadbandNow team. Last updated 6/19/2020.

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.

Worst-Connected Cities

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.

Texas Cities

Average speed over time
Abilene 97.4% 18 providers
Alamo 99.1% 16 providers
Alice 89.8% 14 providers
Allen 99.6% 27 providers
Alvarado 75.1% 20 providers
Alvin 91.3% 21 providers
Amarillo 94.3% 21 providers
Angleton 88.2% 18 providers
Arlington 100.0% 32 providers
Athens 80.1% 14 providers
Aubrey 94.3% 19 providers
Austin 99.9% 43 providers
Azle 63.8% 22 providers
Balch Springs 100.0% 22 providers
Bastrop 83.3% 22 providers
Bay City 85.7% 14 providers
Baytown 88.6% 20 providers
Beaumont 89.9% 17 providers
Bedford 100.0% 23 providers
Beeville 88.9% 14 providers
Belton 96.6% 19 providers
Big Spring 90.2% 12 providers
Boerne 97.6% 22 providers
Brenham 77.5% 13 providers
Brownsville 99.2% 17 providers
Brownwood 2.0% 16 providers
Bryan 87.4% 20 providers
Buda 94.7% 22 providers
Burleson 99.0% 25 providers
Canyon 96.3% 12 providers
Carrollton 100.0% 30 providers
Cedar Hill 100.0% 23 providers
Cedar Park 100.0% 20 providers
Channelview 100.0% 19 providers
Cibolo 99.5% 17 providers
Cleburne 87.0% 28 providers
Cleveland 76.5% 19 providers
College Station 90.8% 20 providers
Colleyville 100.0% 18 providers
Conroe 92.5% 28 providers
Converse 99.6% 23 providers
Coppell 100.0% 18 providers
Copperas Cove 97.3% 12 providers
Corpus Christi 99.6% 27 providers
Corsicana 81.9% 19 providers
Crosby 89.0% 14 providers
Crowley 98.2% 21 providers
Cypress 99.4% 26 providers
Dallas 100.0% 48 providers
Dayton 86.5% 13 providers
Deer Park 99.9% 20 providers
Del Rio 98.1% 11 providers
Del Valle 99.3% 19 providers
Denison 96.9% 18 providers
Denton 99.2% 25 providers
Desoto 100.0% 18 providers
Dickinson 95.4% 18 providers
Donna 94.3% 15 providers
Duncanville 98.5% 23 providers
Eagle Pass 97.9% 9 providers
Edinburg 94.6% 22 providers
El Paso 99.4% 29 providers
Elgin 78.2% 20 providers
Ennis 78.4% 19 providers
Euless 100.0% 25 providers
Floresville 35.0% 18 providers
Flower Mound 100.0% 22 providers
Forney 99.7% 19 providers
Fort Hood 100.0% 12 providers
Fort Worth 99.6% 42 providers
Fredericksburg 74.5% 15 providers
Fresno 85.3% 14 providers
Friendswood 97.8% 22 providers
Frisco 99.6% 26 providers
Gainesville 87.4% 16 providers
Galveston 98.4% 18 providers
Garland 100.0% 23 providers
Gatesville 34.1% 13 providers
Georgetown 92.5% 22 providers
Gilmer 96.6% 14 providers
Granbury 94.8% 18 providers
Grand Prairie 100.0% 25 providers
Grapevine 100.0% 24 providers
Greenville 81.3% 24 providers
Haltom City 100.0% 18 providers
Harker Heights 100.0% 10 providers
Harlingen 98.0% 17 providers
Helotes 97.3% 17 providers
Henderson 72.0% 19 providers
Hereford 91.1% 10 providers
Houston 96.7% 46 providers
Humble 95.6% 22 providers
Huntsville 82.2% 15 providers
Hurst 99.9% 23 providers
Hutto 96.0% 22 providers
Irving 100.0% 32 providers
Jacksonville 67.8% 12 providers
Katy 99.1% 25 providers
Keller 95.9% 23 providers
Kerrville 96.6% 13 providers
Kilgore 78.4% 15 providers
Killeen 99.2% 17 providers
Kingsville 87.1% 19 providers
Kingwood 99.6% 20 providers
Kyle 98.8% 20 providers
La Porte 99.1% 20 providers
Lake Jackson 98.1% 15 providers
Lancaster 98.2% 21 providers
Laredo 98.6% 23 providers
League City 98.3% 16 providers
Leander 98.5% 20 providers
Lewisville 100.0% 31 providers
Little Elm 99.1% 18 providers
Livingston 54.7% 11 providers
Longview 93.8% 24 providers
Lubbock 96.3% 23 providers
Lufkin 92.0% 12 providers
Lumberton 99.1% 12 providers
Mabank 70.6% 14 providers
Magnolia 99.7% 19 providers
Mansfield 99.9% 21 providers
Marshall 80.0% 17 providers
Mcallen 99.9% 21 providers
Mckinney 99.6% 29 providers
Mercedes 71.7% 17 providers
Mesquite 99.9% 28 providers
Midland 97.2% 28 providers
Midlothian 96.3% 18 providers
Mineral Wells 81.1% 17 providers
Mission 98.2% 20 providers
Missouri City 99.8% 23 providers
Montgomery 95.5% 20 providers
Mount Pleasant 70.5% 12 providers
Nacogdoches 88.8% 15 providers
Nederland 99.8% 11 providers
New Braunfels 99.2% 25 providers
New Caney 98.3% 12 providers
North Richland Hills 99.5% 25 providers
Odessa 92.2% 27 providers
Orange 79.3% 13 providers
Palestine 59.1% 13 providers
Pampa 94.9% 15 providers
Paris 87.3% 18 providers
Pasadena 95.0% 26 providers
Pearland 99.7% 24 providers
Pflugerville 99.7% 25 providers
Pharr 99.8% 20 providers
Plainview 88.6% 14 providers
Plano 100.0% 28 providers
Port Arthur 100.0% 11 providers
Porter 97.5% 14 providers
Red Oak 94.5% 18 providers
Richardson 100.0% 27 providers
Richmond 93.8% 21 providers
Rio Grande City 95.0% 10 providers
Roanoke 98.2% 21 providers
Robstown 73.7% 16 providers
Rockport 98.9% 19 providers
Rockwall 99.4% 26 providers
Rosenberg 92.9% 20 providers
Rosharon 44.3% 16 providers
Round Rock 100.0% 26 providers
Rowlett 100.0% 23 providers
Royse City 69.2% 17 providers
Sachse 100.0% 17 providers
San Angelo 94.0% 17 providers
San Antonio 99.4% 48 providers
San Benito 85.2% 13 providers
San Juan 99.5% 16 providers
San Marcos 97.7% 20 providers
Schertz 99.6% 23 providers
Seabrook 99.8% 20 providers
Seguin 91.5% 18 providers
Sherman 91.9% 19 providers
Southlake 100.0% 24 providers
Spring 99.9% 29 providers
Stafford 96.0% 20 providers
Stephenville 77.1% 14 providers
Sugar Land 99.0% 23 providers
Sulphur Springs 78.7% 17 providers
Temple 94.4% 20 providers
Terrell 74.5% 23 providers
Texarkana 98.4% 11 providers
Texas City 98.3% 16 providers
The Colony 99.4% 21 providers
Tomball 99.1% 23 providers
Tyler 95.2% 24 providers
Universal City 100.0% 25 providers
Uvalde 95.8% 11 providers
Victoria 88.2% 24 providers
Vidor 93.4% 11 providers
Waco 96.1% 25 providers
Waxahachie 89.1% 22 providers
Weatherford 77.3% 25 providers
Webster 89.9% 22 providers
Weslaco 93.0% 18 providers
Wichita Falls 95.2% 26 providers
Willis 87.1% 17 providers
Woodway 99.8% 19 providers
Wylie 99.7% 20 providers
Last Updated on 6/19/2020.