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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

98.2

8th

Broadband Speeds

89.7%

of Texans have access to broadband 100mbps or faster.

44.1%

of Texans have access to 1 gigabit broadband.

Wired Coverage

95.8%

of Texans have access to wireline service.

40.5%

of Texans have access to fiber-optic service.

87.1%

of Texans have access to cable service.

88.4%

of Texans have access to DSL service.

Coverage by County in Texas

County Name % Broadband Coverage
Anderson 50.1%
Andrews 98.4%
Angelina 87.9%
Aransas 96.8%
Archer 87.0%
Armstrong 64.9%
Atascosa 36.9%
Austin 63.3%
Bailey 78.3%
Bandera 56.9%
Bastrop 77.7%
Baylor 99.8%
Bee 81.2%
Bell 95.6%
Bexar 98.9%
Blanco 25.3%
Borden 32.6%
Bosque 30.3%
Bowie 92.1%
Brazoria 88.1%
Brazos 89.7%
Brewster 75.7%
Briscoe 88.3%
Brooks 85.9%
Brown 3.3%
Burleson 1.9%
Burnet 59.7%
Caldwell 77.1%
Calhoun 88.1%
Callahan 77.2%
Cameron 94.1%
Camp 52.4%
Carson 64.1%
Cass 56.0%
Castro 65.4%
Chambers 70.5%
Cherokee 44.3%
Childress 95.2%
Clay 36.5%
Cochran 70.6%
Coke 73.6%
Coleman 27.8%
Collin 97.8%
Collingsworth 63.6%
Colorado 62.8%
Comal 96.8%
Comanche 48.0%
Concho 13.1%
Cooke 77.9%
Coryell 73.5%
Cottle 90.9%
Crane 93.7%
Crockett 1.0%
Crosby 75.0%
Culberson 91.0%
Dallam 98.1%
Dallas 99.9%
Dawson 80.1%
Deaf Smith 92.6%
Delta 17.9%
Denton 97.0%
DeWitt 56.1%
Dickens 97.2%
Dimmit 84.7%
Donley 43.9%
Duval 78.8%
Eastland 30.0%
Ector 91.9%
Edwards 47.6%
Ellis 80.9%
El Paso 99.2%
Erath 63.9%
Falls 29.6%
Fannin 42.9%
Fayette 73.8%
Fisher 8.8%
Floyd 50.3%
Foard 100.0%
Fort Bend 95.2%
Franklin 73.7%
Freestone 74.0%
Frio 89.0%
Gaines 70.5%
Galveston 96.7%
Garza 95.3%
Gillespie 75.3%
Glasscock 84.8%
Goliad 25.5%
Gonzales 42.5%
Gray 87.8%
Grayson 85.2%
Gregg 92.9%
Grimes 52.5%
Guadalupe 93.2%
Hale 85.0%
Hall 62.6%
Hamilton 22.9%
Hansford 61.3%
Hardeman 9.9%
Hardin 80.3%
Harris 97.1%
Harrison 78.7%
Hartley 90.7%
Haskell 97.1%
Hays 95.2%
Hemphill 0.0%
Henderson 72.4%
Hidalgo 94.8%
Hill 37.2%
Hockley 67.3%
Hood 90.6%
Hopkins 62.3%
Houston 62.8%
Howard 96.2%
Hudspeth 54.0%
Hunt 49.6%
Hutchinson 89.3%
Irion 0.0%
Jack 15.4%
Jackson 75.5%
Jasper 50.7%
Jeff Davis 30.2%
Jefferson 93.9%
Jim Hogg 0.1%
Jim Wells 79.4%
Johnson 86.6%
Jones 47.0%
Karnes 52.0%
Kaufman 75.5%
Kendall 94.5%
Kenedy 6.0%
Kent 88.6%
Kerr 96.4%
Kimble 59.8%
King 66.4%
Kinney 0.0%
Kleberg 83.1%
Knox 100.0%
Lamar 72.0%
Lamb 80.1%
Lampasas 32.7%
La Salle 68.6%
Lavaca 48.3%
Lee 38.8%
Leon 62.1%
Liberty 74.2%
Limestone 71.0%
Lipscomb 81.5%
Live Oak 64.3%
Llano 26.5%
Loving 70.7%
Lubbock 94.1%
Lynn 86.2%
McCulloch 2.8%
McLennan 88.1%
McMullen 63.8%
Madison 15.6%
Marion 60.7%
Martin 88.5%
Mason 73.2%
Matagorda 80.1%
Maverick 97.4%
Medina 54.5%
Menard 3.9%
Midland 98.2%
Milam 51.3%
Mills 71.5%
Mitchell 6.7%
Montague 63.6%
Montgomery 96.3%
Moore 94.3%
Morris 71.7%
Motley 94.9%
Nacogdoches 83.8%
Navarro 64.7%
Newton 28.4%
Nolan 78.9%
Nueces 97.5%
Ochiltree 90.8%
Oldham 56.5%
Orange 88.9%
Palo Pinto 67.7%
Panola 59.0%
Parker 63.5%
Parmer 58.6%
Pecos 72.8%
Polk 52.7%
Potter 97.2%
Presidio 30.7%
Rains 9.8%
Randall 98.3%
Reagan 1.3%
Real 75.8%
Red River 79.1%
Reeves 71.0%
Refugio 70.9%
Roberts 64.7%
Robertson 35.1%
Rockwall 98.9%
Runnels 70.9%
Rusk 57.6%
Sabine 68.6%
San Augustine 19.7%
San Jacinto 41.1%
San Patricio 90.5%
San Saba 74.8%
Schleicher 0.0%
Scurry 81.0%
Shackelford 20.6%
Shelby 14.4%
Sherman 46.1%
Smith 91.6%
Somervell 69.3%
Starr 93.7%
Stephens 81.5%
Sterling 0.0%
Stonewall 82.2%
Sutton 81.8%
Swisher 84.6%
Tarrant 99.4%
Taylor 98.4%
Terrell 79.6%
Terry 74.3%
Throckmorton 65.6%
Titus 66.9%
Tom Green 90.9%
Travis 99.3%
Trinity 68.4%
Tyler 36.7%
Upshur 87.2%
Upton 65.6%
Uvalde 87.6%
Val Verde 97.5%
Van Zandt 39.1%
Victoria 82.4%
Walker 82.1%
Waller 54.4%
Ward 52.1%
Washington 66.8%
Webb 98.3%
Wharton 65.9%
Wheeler 26.5%
Wichita 92.8%
Wilbarger 94.3%
Willacy 93.0%
Williamson 95.6%
Wilson 18.1%
Winkler 41.6%
Wise 28.4%
Wood 66.4%
Yoakum 83.1%
Young 78.6%
Zapata 92.3%
Zavala 72.5%

Internet Speed in Top Texas Cities

City Avg. Download Speed No. of Providers
1. Houston 94.3 MBPS 43 Providers
2. San Antonio 112.5 MBPS 46 Providers
3. Dallas 87.9 MBPS 47 Providers
4. Austin 128.1 MBPS 44 Providers
5. Fort Worth 95.8 MBPS 41 Providers

Speeds for Major Providers in Texas

Provider Avg. Download Speed
AT&T Internet 137.3 MBPS
XFINITY from Comcast 128.4 MBPS
Charter Spectrum 110.4 MBPS
Nextlink Internet 25.6 MBPS
Rise Broadband 11.4 MBPS

The State of Broadband in Texas, 2020

Written by the BroadbandNow team. Last updated 9/1/2020.

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 97.8% 19 providers
Alamo 99.1% 15 providers
Alice 89.8% 12 providers
Allen 99.6% 26 providers
Alvarado 76.6% 19 providers
Alvin 91.8% 21 providers
Amarillo 98.0% 21 providers
Angleton 87.9% 16 providers
Arlington 100.0% 31 providers
Athens 80.4% 13 providers
Aubrey 95.8% 18 providers
Austin 100.0% 44 providers
Azle 63.8% 20 providers
Balch Springs 100.0% 21 providers
Bastrop 82.8% 21 providers
Bay City 87.4% 14 providers
Baytown 90.2% 19 providers
Beaumont 90.2% 16 providers
Bedford 100.0% 22 providers
Beeville 88.9% 15 providers
Belton 96.0% 18 providers
Big Spring 96.2% 11 providers
Boerne 98.1% 20 providers
Brenham 78.5% 14 providers
Brownsville 99.2% 16 providers
Brownwood 2.2% 16 providers
Bryan 88.5% 20 providers
Buda 94.7% 22 providers
Burleson 99.1% 22 providers
Canyon 97.7% 11 providers
Carrollton 100.0% 30 providers
Cedar Hill 100.0% 21 providers
Cedar Park 100.0% 19 providers
Channelview 100.0% 18 providers
Cibolo 99.5% 17 providers
Cleburne 87.1% 25 providers
Cleveland 79.4% 18 providers
College Station 91.0% 20 providers
Colleyville 100.0% 20 providers
Conroe 92.5% 25 providers
Converse 99.6% 22 providers
Coppell 100.0% 18 providers
Copperas Cove 97.2% 12 providers
Corpus Christi 99.6% 26 providers
Corsicana 81.6% 16 providers
Crosby 93.3% 13 providers
Crowley 99.5% 20 providers
Cypress 99.4% 24 providers
Dallas 100.0% 47 providers
Dayton 86.6% 13 providers
Deer Park 99.9% 19 providers
Del Rio 98.3% 9 providers
Del Valle 99.3% 18 providers
Denison 97.0% 18 providers
Denton 99.2% 25 providers
Desoto 100.0% 18 providers
Dickinson 95.4% 17 providers
Donna 94.3% 13 providers
Duncanville 98.5% 21 providers
Eagle Pass 97.9% 10 providers
Edinburg 94.6% 20 providers
El Paso 99.4% 29 providers
Elgin 78.2% 20 providers
Ennis 78.4% 18 providers
Euless 100.0% 26 providers
Floresville 35.0% 16 providers
Flower Mound 100.0% 23 providers
Forney 99.8% 17 providers
Fort Hood 100.0% 11 providers
Fort Worth 99.8% 41 providers
Fredericksburg 76.2% 16 providers
Fresno 86.5% 12 providers
Friendswood 97.8% 22 providers
Frisco 99.8% 27 providers
Gainesville 87.6% 15 providers
Galveston 98.4% 16 providers
Garland 100.0% 24 providers
Gatesville 26.8% 12 providers
Georgetown 92.7% 23 providers
Gilmer 96.5% 14 providers
Granbury 94.8% 17 providers
Grand Prairie 100.0% 26 providers
Grapevine 100.0% 25 providers
Greenville 79.7% 26 providers
Haltom City 100.0% 19 providers
Harker Heights 100.0% 10 providers
Harlingen 98.1% 19 providers
Helotes 97.5% 16 providers
Henderson 72.4% 18 providers
Hereford 93.6% 9 providers
Houston 96.8% 43 providers
Humble 95.5% 22 providers
Huntsville 87.8% 14 providers
Hurst 99.9% 21 providers
Hutto 95.9% 20 providers
Irving 100.0% 30 providers
Jacksonville 68.9% 11 providers
Katy 98.8% 23 providers
Keller 96.0% 22 providers
Kerrville 97.3% 14 providers
Kilgore 78.5% 15 providers
Killeen 99.1% 15 providers
Kingsville 87.1% 18 providers
Kingwood 99.8% 18 providers
Kyle 98.8% 18 providers
La Porte 99.1% 18 providers
Lake Jackson 98.1% 14 providers
Lancaster 98.2% 21 providers
Laredo 98.6% 23 providers
League City 98.3% 16 providers
Leander 98.6% 19 providers
Lewisville 100.0% 30 providers
Little Elm 99.1% 19 providers
Livingston 66.1% 11 providers
Longview 94.3% 23 providers
Lubbock 96.7% 23 providers
Lufkin 91.2% 11 providers
Lumberton 99.1% 12 providers
Mabank 72.8% 13 providers
Magnolia 99.7% 19 providers
Mansfield 99.9% 20 providers
Marshall 81.0% 16 providers
Mcallen 99.9% 19 providers
Mckinney 99.6% 27 providers
Mercedes 71.7% 14 providers
Mesquite 99.9% 26 providers
Midland 98.3% 29 providers
Midlothian 96.3% 19 providers
Mineral Wells 81.9% 16 providers
Mission 98.2% 19 providers
Missouri City 99.9% 21 providers
Montgomery 96.0% 19 providers
Mount Pleasant 71.4% 11 providers
Nacogdoches 89.4% 13 providers
Nederland 99.8% 11 providers
New Braunfels 99.2% 24 providers
New Caney 98.7% 14 providers
North Richland Hills 99.5% 24 providers
Odessa 93.5% 25 providers
Orange 79.3% 12 providers
Palestine 56.1% 12 providers
Pampa 94.9% 14 providers
Paris 87.5% 18 providers
Pasadena 95.1% 24 providers
Pearland 99.7% 23 providers
Pflugerville 100.0% 23 providers
Pharr 99.8% 20 providers
Plainview 88.9% 13 providers
Plano 100.0% 28 providers
Port Arthur 100.0% 10 providers
Porter 97.6% 13 providers
Red Oak 94.8% 19 providers
Richardson 100.0% 26 providers
Richmond 93.6% 22 providers
Rio Grande City 95.0% 9 providers
Roanoke 98.3% 21 providers
Robstown 73.7% 14 providers
Rockport 98.9% 16 providers
Rockwall 99.8% 25 providers
Rosenberg 94.2% 18 providers
Rosharon 45.6% 15 providers
Round Rock 100.0% 22 providers
Rowlett 100.0% 22 providers
Royse City 76.0% 18 providers
Sachse 100.0% 18 providers
San Angelo 94.3% 17 providers
San Antonio 99.5% 46 providers
San Benito 85.2% 11 providers
San Juan 99.5% 15 providers
San Marcos 97.0% 19 providers
Schertz 99.6% 23 providers
Seabrook 99.8% 17 providers
Seguin 91.5% 17 providers
Sherman 92.4% 17 providers
Southlake 100.0% 22 providers
Spring 99.9% 27 providers
Stafford 96.0% 20 providers
Stephenville 71.8% 13 providers
Sugar Land 99.0% 22 providers
Sulphur Springs 79.3% 16 providers
Temple 94.0% 20 providers
Terrell 74.6% 21 providers
Texarkana 98.9% 11 providers
Texas City 98.3% 15 providers
The Colony 99.4% 22 providers
Tomball 99.2% 22 providers
Tyler 96.0% 26 providers
Universal City 100.0% 21 providers
Uvalde 95.9% 11 providers
Victoria 88.5% 22 providers
Vidor 93.4% 10 providers
Waco 96.1% 25 providers
Waxahachie 89.3% 21 providers
Weatherford 77.7% 24 providers
Webster 91.3% 21 providers
Weslaco 93.0% 17 providers
Wichita Falls 95.2% 25 providers
Willis 88.2% 15 providers
Woodway 99.8% 18 providers
Wylie 99.7% 21 providers
Last Updated on 9/1/2020.