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Coverage by County

85.3%
67.3%

169.1

8th

Broadband Speeds

89.8%

of Texans have access to broadband 100mbps or faster.

44.4%

of Texans have access to 1 gigabit broadband.

Wired Coverage

95.7%

of Texans have access to wireline service

42.4%

of Texans have access to fiber-optic service

86.1%

of Texans have access to cable service

87.6%

of Texans have access to DSL service

Coverage by County in Texas

County Name % Broadband Coverage
Anderson 61.8%
Andrews 98.6%
Angelina 81.0%
Aransas 96.8%
Archer 87.2%
Armstrong 86.5%
Atascosa 51.5%
Austin 61.4%
Bailey 80.2%
Bandera 55.3%
Bastrop 72.0%
Baylor 99.8%
Bee 80.9%
Bell 96.2%
Bexar 98.4%
Blanco 26.5%
Borden 63.7%
Bosque 46.1%
Bowie 97.3%
Brazoria 87.3%
Brazos 85.3%
Brewster 81.0%
Briscoe 89.1%
Brooks 89.0%
Brown 62.0%
Burleson 34.3%
Burnet 65.5%
Caldwell 72.5%
Calhoun 88.1%
Callahan 85.8%
Cameron 92.9%
Camp 44.8%
Carson 69.7%
Cass 62.4%
Castro 82.4%
Chambers 92.4%
Cherokee 56.2%
Childress 95.2%
Clay 51.3%
Cochran 83.9%
Coke 5.0%
Coleman 31.7%
Collin 97.0%
Collingsworth 85.1%
Colorado 62.7%
Comal 97.9%
Comanche 48.6%
Concho 14.3%
Cooke 76.6%
Coryell 80.7%
Cottle 91.0%
Crane 93.8%
Crockett 1.0%
Crosby 91.6%
Culberson 92.2%
Dallam 98.3%
Dallas 99.8%
Dawson 75.8%
Deaf Smith 94.1%
Delta 53.0%
Denton 96.9%
DeWitt 56.1%
Dickens 98.1%
Dimmit 84.7%
Donley 79.1%
Duval 80.0%
Eastland 42.6%
Ector 93.6%
Edwards 47.6%
Ellis 78.1%
El Paso 99.3%
Erath 73.6%
Falls 35.5%
Fannin 46.8%
Fayette 76.7%
Fisher 0.9%
Floyd 45.7%
Foard 100.0%
Fort Bend 95.2%
Franklin 72.4%
Freestone 78.9%
Frio 89.2%
Gaines 70.3%
Galveston 96.8%
Garza 95.1%
Gillespie 75.9%
Glasscock 83.0%
Goliad 24.7%
Gonzales 42.5%
Gray 87.8%
Grayson 83.6%
Gregg 92.2%
Grimes 57.3%
Guadalupe 89.5%
Hale 82.7%
Hall 80.4%
Hamilton 64.5%
Hansford 61.5%
Hardeman 12.7%
Hardin 80.3%
Harris 97.0%
Harrison 81.7%
Hartley 93.6%
Haskell 97.1%
Hays 95.6%
Hemphill 0.0%
Henderson 77.2%
Hidalgo 95.4%
Hill 44.4%
Hockley 84.7%
Hood 93.4%
Hopkins 67.7%
Houston 76.9%
Howard 87.6%
Hudspeth 72.1%
Hunt 52.3%
Hutchinson 90.8%
Irion 0.0%
Jack 18.1%
Jackson 73.2%
Jasper 36.9%
Jeff Davis 37.3%
Jefferson 94.2%
Jim Hogg 0.3%
Jim Wells 80.2%
Johnson 87.4%
Jones 48.2%
Karnes 0.0%
Kaufman 71.5%
Kendall 93.8%
Kenedy 6.0%
Kent 90.1%
Kerr 95.9%
Kimble 59.3%
King 66.4%
Kinney 0.0%
Kleberg 84.9%
Knox 100.0%
Lamar 70.3%
Lamb 88.2%
Lampasas 38.0%
La Salle 68.7%
Lavaca 48.5%
Lee 53.6%
Leon 71.8%
Liberty 63.5%
Limestone 74.3%
Lipscomb 84.0%
Live Oak 64.7%
Llano 59.2%
Loving 73.2%
Lubbock 92.1%
Lynn 96.1%
McCulloch 9.3%
McLennan 88.6%
McMullen 63.8%
Madison 57.7%
Marion 60.3%
Martin 91.7%
Mason 68.9%
Matagorda 78.6%
Maverick 97.4%
Medina 54.4%
Menard 2.7%
Midland 95.1%
Milam 30.4%
Mills 79.5%
Mitchell 8.9%
Montague 67.5%
Montgomery 94.5%
Moore 98.0%
Morris 90.5%
Motley 94.9%
Nacogdoches 65.9%
Navarro 71.8%
Newton 35.5%
Nolan 75.3%
Nueces 97.5%
Ochiltree 91.7%
Oldham 81.0%
Orange 88.9%
Palo Pinto 69.7%
Panola 64.1%
Parker 62.2%
Parmer 81.4%
Pecos 81.4%
Polk 81.3%
Potter 89.6%
Presidio 31.0%
Rains 12.3%
Randall 95.7%
Reagan 1.2%
Real 73.2%
Red River 86.2%
Reeves 75.8%
Refugio 70.9%
Roberts 65.8%
Robertson 64.6%
Rockwall 98.9%
Runnels 71.5%
Rusk 78.3%
Sabine 82.2%
San Augustine 21.6%
San Jacinto 84.2%
San Patricio 90.5%
San Saba 79.4%
Schleicher 0.0%
Scurry 72.8%
Shackelford 24.1%
Shelby 28.0%
Sherman 89.4%
Smith 87.0%
Somervell 85.5%
Starr 94.2%
Stephens 70.5%
Sterling 0.0%
Stonewall 96.1%
Sutton 74.0%
Swisher 86.9%
Tarrant 99.3%
Taylor 93.9%
Terrell 90.0%
Terry 84.4%
Throckmorton 78.1%
Titus 60.6%
Tom Green 84.9%
Travis 99.2%
Trinity 82.7%
Tyler 43.1%
Upshur 89.1%
Upton 12.7%
Uvalde 87.7%
Val Verde 97.6%
Van Zandt 25.7%
Victoria 78.7%
Walker 66.8%
Waller 51.3%
Ward 58.9%
Washington 55.8%
Webb 98.8%
Wharton 66.1%
Wheeler 38.8%
Wichita 91.9%
Wilbarger 94.1%
Willacy 94.3%
Williamson 95.4%
Wilson 16.5%
Winkler 47.9%
Wise 46.2%
Wood 67.4%
Yoakum 90.8%
Young 83.4%
Zapata 92.3%
Zavala 72.5%

Internet Speed in Top Texas Cities

City Avg. Download Speed No. of Providers
1. Houston 169.5 MBPS 46 Providers
2. San Antonio 168.9 MBPS 46 Providers
3. Dallas 186.3 MBPS 47 Providers
4. Austin 201.2 MBPS 49 Providers
5. Fort Worth 129.4 MBPS 39 Providers

Speeds for Major Providers in Texas

Provider Avg. download speed
AT&T Internet 226.6 MBPS
XFINITY from Comcast 202.0 MBPS
Spectrum 168.1 MBPS
Nextlink Internet 38.7 MBPS
Rise Broadband 18.2 MBPS

The State of Broadband in Texas, 2021

Written by the BroadbandNow team. Last updated 6/7/2021.

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.

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 93.0%
20 providers
Alamo 100.0%
15 providers
Alice 86.5%
12 providers
Allen 99.5%
26 providers
Alvarado 75.4%
19 providers
Alvin 89.4%
19 providers
Amarillo 92.8%
21 providers
Angleton 81.5%
15 providers
Arlington 100.0%
30 providers
Athens 82.8%
11 providers
Aubrey 90.3%
18 providers
Austin 99.9%
49 providers
Azle 62.6%
19 providers
Balch Springs 99.9%
19 providers
Bastrop 72.8%
20 providers
Bay City 83.7%
13 providers
Baytown 96.2%
19 providers
Beaumont 90.3%
17 providers
Bedford 100.0%
22 providers
Beeville 88.9%
14 providers
Belton 96.7%
16 providers
Big Spring 87.3%
10 providers
Boerne 98.0%
20 providers
Brenham 65.4%
14 providers
Brownsville 99.1%
16 providers
Brownwood 73.7%
16 providers
Bryan 84.7%
22 providers
Buda 94.7%
21 providers
Burleson 98.9%
22 providers
Canyon 92.3%
12 providers
Carrollton 100.0%
27 providers
Cedar Hill 100.0%
22 providers
Cedar Park 100.0%
19 providers
Channelview 100.0%
19 providers
Cibolo 99.5%
17 providers
Cleburne 88.7%
25 providers
Cleveland 73.0%
17 providers
College Station 85.7%
22 providers
Colleyville 100.0%
17 providers
Conroe 89.2%
26 providers
Converse 99.6%
23 providers
Coppell 100.0%
18 providers
Copperas Cove 98.1%
12 providers
Corpus Christi 99.6%
27 providers
Corsicana 81.8%
18 providers
Crosby 98.1%
14 providers
Crowley 99.4%
19 providers
Cypress 99.3%
25 providers
Dallas 100.0%
47 providers
Dayton 68.2%
13 providers
Deer Park 99.9%
18 providers
Del Rio 98.3%
8 providers
Del Valle 99.3%
18 providers
Denison 93.6%
18 providers
Denton 99.3%
24 providers
Desoto 100.0%
19 providers
Dickinson 95.4%
16 providers
Donna 100.0%
13 providers
Duncanville 98.5%
21 providers
Eagle Pass 97.9%
8 providers
Edinburg 91.4%
22 providers
El Paso 99.4%
31 providers
Elgin 65.8%
19 providers
Ennis 72.6%
16 providers
Euless 100.0%
27 providers
Floresville 35.0%
16 providers
Flower Mound 100.0%
23 providers
Forney 94.6%
18 providers
Fort Hood 100.0%
11 providers
Fort Worth 99.7%
39 providers
Fredericksburg 75.2%
18 providers
Fresno 86.2%
12 providers
Friendswood 98.0%
22 providers
Frisco 99.7%
26 providers
Gainesville 81.0%
14 providers
Galveston 97.9%
15 providers
Garland 100.0%
24 providers
Gatesville 48.9%
11 providers
Georgetown 92.3%
22 providers
Gilmer 96.3%
14 providers
Granbury 94.5%
17 providers
Grand Prairie 100.0%
23 providers
Grapevine 100.0%
22 providers
Greenville 80.1%
24 providers
Haltom City 100.0%
18 providers
Harker Heights 100.0%
10 providers
Harlingen 97.2%
17 providers
Helotes 97.5%
15 providers
Henderson 90.1%
17 providers
Hereford 94.5%
8 providers
Houston 96.7%
46 providers
Humble 95.5%
20 providers
Huntsville 68.4%
14 providers
Hurst 99.9%
20 providers
Hutto 95.8%
20 providers
Irving 100.0%
30 providers
Jacksonville 64.8%
11 providers
Katy 98.4%
25 providers
Keller 96.0%
22 providers
Kerrville 98.0%
15 providers
Kilgore 77.2%
15 providers
Killeen 99.4%
14 providers
Kingsville 88.1%
19 providers
Kingwood 96.3%
20 providers
Kyle 98.8%
19 providers
La Porte 99.1%
20 providers
Lake Jackson 98.1%
15 providers
Lancaster 98.2%
21 providers
Laredo 99.1%
23 providers
League City 98.3%
17 providers
Leander 97.9%
20 providers
Lewisville 100.0%
27 providers
Little Elm 98.6%
18 providers
Livingston 90.8%
10 providers
Longview 94.1%
23 providers
Lubbock 94.3%
24 providers
Lufkin 85.2%
13 providers
Lumberton 99.1%
12 providers
Mabank 76.0%
13 providers
Magnolia 98.3%
18 providers
Mansfield 99.7%
20 providers
Marshall 84.3%
15 providers
Mcallen 100.0%
21 providers
Mckinney 99.2%
27 providers
Mercedes 79.3%
16 providers
Mesquite 99.9%
24 providers
Midland 95.1%
30 providers
Midlothian 96.0%
20 providers
Mineral Wells 77.4%
13 providers
Mission 95.9%
19 providers
Missouri City 99.7%
21 providers
Montgomery 93.1%
19 providers
Mount Pleasant 65.8%
11 providers
Nacogdoches 69.4%
12 providers
Nederland 99.8%
12 providers
New Braunfels 99.1%
23 providers
New Caney 97.2%
15 providers
North Richland Hills 99.3%
22 providers
Odessa 95.1%
23 providers
Orange 79.3%
11 providers
Palestine 68.3%
11 providers
Pampa 94.9%
15 providers
Paris 87.1%
18 providers
Pasadena 95.2%
21 providers
Pearland 99.6%
23 providers
Pflugerville 99.4%
21 providers
Pharr 100.0%
19 providers
Plainview 84.5%
13 providers
Plano 100.0%
29 providers
Port Arthur 100.0%
10 providers
Porter 97.1%
14 providers
Red Oak 94.8%
21 providers
Richardson 100.0%
27 providers
Richmond 94.1%
21 providers
Rio Grande City 95.8%
10 providers
Roanoke 98.4%
21 providers
Robstown 73.6%
13 providers
Rockport 99.0%
16 providers
Rockwall 99.6%
25 providers
Rosenberg 94.3%
19 providers
Rosharon 46.3%
14 providers
Round Rock 100.0%
24 providers
Rowlett 100.0%
23 providers
Royse City 86.4%
18 providers
Sachse 100.0%
18 providers
San Angelo 89.8%
17 providers
San Antonio 99.4%
46 providers
San Benito 80.2%
11 providers
San Juan 100.0%
15 providers
San Marcos 98.2%
19 providers
Schertz 99.6%
24 providers
Seabrook 99.8%
16 providers
Seguin 83.4%
16 providers
Sherman 92.7%
17 providers
Southlake 100.0%
22 providers
Spring 99.9%
27 providers
Stafford 96.0%
21 providers
Stephenville 78.7%
14 providers
Sugar Land 99.0%
20 providers
Sulphur Springs 76.9%
16 providers
Temple 94.5%
18 providers
Terrell 65.2%
20 providers
Texarkana 99.4%
10 providers
Texas City 98.3%
14 providers
The Colony 99.4%
21 providers
Tomball 98.7%
22 providers
Tyler 91.0%
24 providers
Universal City 100.0%
19 providers
Uvalde 96.1%
11 providers
Victoria 84.4%
25 providers
Vidor 93.4%
9 providers
Waco 96.5%
25 providers
Waxahachie 82.9%
21 providers
Weatherford 75.5%
23 providers
Webster 92.4%
22 providers
Weslaco 98.9%
16 providers
Wichita Falls 95.5%
26 providers
Willis 89.0%
19 providers
Woodway 100.0%
17 providers
Wylie 99.5%
21 providers