Broadband Internet in Texas

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Coverage by County

85.3%
67.3%

117.9

8th

Broadband Speeds

90.0%

of Texans have access to broadband 100mbps or faster.

42.2%

of Texans have access to 1 gigabit broadband.

Wired Coverage

95.6%

of Texans have access to wireline service

41.3%

of Texans have access to fiber-optic service

85.9%

of Texans have access to cable service

88.3%

of Texans have access to DSL service

Coverage by County in Texas

County Name % Broadband Coverage
Anderson 49.2%
Andrews 98.0%
Angelina 90.8%
Aransas 96.8%
Archer 87.2%
Armstrong 71.7%
Atascosa 51.0%
Austin 63.3%
Bailey 80.0%
Bandera 54.9%
Bastrop 79.4%
Baylor 99.8%
Bee 81.2%
Bell 95.8%
Bexar 98.9%
Blanco 27.0%
Borden 33.7%
Bosque 30.0%
Bowie 92.5%
Brazoria 88.3%
Brazos 84.0%
Brewster 80.9%
Briscoe 89.1%
Brooks 89.0%
Brown 100.0%
Burleson 35.8%
Burnet 59.7%
Caldwell 77.1%
Calhoun 88.1%
Callahan 79.1%
Cameron 94.2%
Camp 44.1%
Carson 64.5%
Cass 56.0%
Castro 68.1%
Chambers 90.6%
Cherokee 58.4%
Childress 95.3%
Clay 50.9%
Cochran 74.4%
Coke 73.6%
Coleman 31.7%
Collin 97.2%
Collingsworth 66.9%
Colorado 62.8%
Comal 97.5%
Comanche 48.6%
Concho 13.3%
Cooke 77.7%
Coryell 73.6%
Cottle 91.0%
Crane 93.7%
Crockett 1.0%
Crosby 79.9%
Culberson 91.5%
Dallam 98.1%
Dallas 99.8%
Dawson 81.7%
Deaf Smith 93.2%
Delta 20.5%
Denton 96.9%
DeWitt 56.1%
Dickens 97.5%
Dimmit 84.7%
Donley 50.8%
Duval 79.0%
Eastland 40.6%
Ector 93.8%
Edwards 46.9%
Ellis 80.9%
El Paso 99.3%
Erath 69.7%
Falls 29.9%
Fannin 42.2%
Fayette 74.0%
Fisher 0.0%
Floyd 45.1%
Foard 100.0%
Fort Bend 95.9%
Franklin 71.3%
Freestone 74.7%
Frio 89.2%
Gaines 67.3%
Galveston 96.8%
Garza 94.4%
Gillespie 73.8%
Glasscock 83.0%
Goliad 24.7%
Gonzales 42.5%
Gray 87.8%
Grayson 84.7%
Gregg 91.9%
Grimes 47.5%
Guadalupe 93.2%
Hale 81.0%
Hall 67.7%
Hamilton 53.0%
Hansford 61.3%
Hardeman 12.3%
Hardin 80.3%
Harris 97.1%
Harrison 80.6%
Hartley 90.8%
Haskell 97.1%
Hays 95.8%
Hemphill 0.0%
Henderson 66.7%
Hidalgo 94.8%
Hill 38.3%
Hockley 73.0%
Hood 93.6%
Hopkins 59.0%
Houston 66.7%
Howard 87.5%
Hudspeth 61.0%
Hunt 46.7%
Hutchinson 90.4%
Irion 0.0%
Jack 16.7%
Jackson 74.7%
Jasper 50.7%
Jeff Davis 36.0%
Jefferson 93.9%
Jim Hogg 0.1%
Jim Wells 82.1%
Johnson 86.9%
Jones 47.7%
Karnes 52.0%
Kaufman 70.2%
Kendall 93.7%
Kenedy 6.0%
Kent 89.2%
Kerr 94.6%
Kimble 59.3%
King 66.4%
Kinney 0.0%
Kleberg 83.4%
Knox 100.0%
Lamar 67.5%
Lamb 84.3%
Lampasas 34.8%
La Salle 68.7%
Lavaca 47.8%
Lee 54.3%
Leon 63.2%
Liberty 75.7%
Limestone 71.1%
Lipscomb 81.6%
Live Oak 64.7%
Llano 26.5%
Loving 72.0%
Lubbock 92.4%
Lynn 88.2%
McCulloch 5.9%
McLennan 88.4%
McMullen 63.8%
Madison 15.7%
Marion 59.5%
Martin 90.8%
Mason 65.5%
Matagorda 80.1%
Maverick 97.4%
Medina 54.8%
Menard 2.3%
Midland 96.3%
Milam 51.2%
Mills 77.8%
Mitchell 8.4%
Montague 67.4%
Montgomery 96.2%
Moore 96.2%
Morris 71.0%
Motley 94.9%
Nacogdoches 66.1%
Navarro 65.1%
Newton 30.1%
Nolan 74.8%
Nueces 97.5%
Ochiltree 90.8%
Oldham 64.9%
Orange 88.9%
Palo Pinto 68.4%
Panola 68.3%
Parker 63.3%
Parmer 67.8%
Pecos 81.1%
Polk 80.6%
Potter 89.5%
Presidio 30.8%
Rains 2.8%
Randall 95.5%
Reagan 1.2%
Real 70.9%
Red River 74.9%
Reeves 73.4%
Refugio 70.9%
Roberts 64.7%
Robertson 27.9%
Rockwall 98.8%
Runnels 70.9%
Rusk 74.0%
Sabine 72.7%
San Augustine 24.0%
San Jacinto 86.5%
San Patricio 90.5%
San Saba 77.8%
Schleicher 0.0%
Scurry 71.9%
Shackelford 24.7%
Shelby 27.3%
Sherman 52.7%
Smith 86.6%
Somervell 69.7%
Starr 94.1%
Stephens 69.8%
Sterling 0.0%
Stonewall 90.1%
Sutton 68.5%
Swisher 84.9%
Tarrant 99.4%
Taylor 93.7%
Terrell 90.0%
Terry 78.1%
Throckmorton 70.7%
Titus 59.7%
Tom Green 85.3%
Travis 99.3%
Trinity 75.8%
Tyler 39.0%
Upshur 89.0%
Upton 65.6%
Uvalde 87.3%
Val Verde 97.5%
Van Zandt 31.6%
Victoria 80.4%
Walker 77.9%
Waller 66.5%
Ward 58.0%
Washington 65.2%
Webb 98.9%
Wharton 65.7%
Wheeler 29.9%
Wichita 91.9%
Wilbarger 94.3%
Willacy 94.3%
Williamson 94.8%
Wilson 18.1%
Winkler 45.6%
Wise 26.3%
Wood 67.3%
Yoakum 84.4%
Young 83.3%
Zapata 92.3%
Zavala 72.5%

Internet Speed in Top Texas Cities

City Avg. Download Speed No. of Providers
1. Houston 111.7 MBPS 45 Providers
2. San Antonio 132.0 MBPS 47 Providers
3. Dallas 112.2 MBPS 46 Providers
4. Austin 146.6 MBPS 45 Providers
5. Fort Worth 106.8 MBPS 41 Providers

Speeds for Major Providers in Texas

Provider Avg. download speed
AT&T Internet 162.8 MBPS
XFINITY from Comcast 145.6 MBPS
Spectrum 125.9 MBPS
Nextlink Internet 30.8 MBPS
Rise Broadband 12.1 MBPS

The State of Broadband in Texas, 2021

Written by the BroadbandNow team. Last updated 2/2/2021.

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 92.7%
19 providers
Alamo 99.1%
15 providers
Alice 89.8%
12 providers
Allen 99.5%
25 providers
Alvarado 76.6%
19 providers
Alvin 91.9%
21 providers
Amarillo 92.7%
21 providers
Angleton 88.1%
16 providers
Arlington 100.0%
30 providers
Athens 76.1%
12 providers
Aubrey 95.3%
19 providers
Austin 99.9%
45 providers
Azle 63.8%
19 providers
Balch Springs 99.9%
20 providers
Bastrop 84.8%
22 providers
Bay City 87.4%
14 providers
Baytown 96.1%
19 providers
Beaumont 90.2%
17 providers
Bedford 100.0%
23 providers
Beeville 88.9%
15 providers
Belton 96.5%
18 providers
Big Spring 87.2%
11 providers
Boerne 98.0%
21 providers
Brenham 74.8%
14 providers
Brownsville 99.2%
16 providers
Brownwood 100.0%
17 providers
Bryan 83.2%
22 providers
Buda 94.7%
22 providers
Burleson 99.1%
22 providers
Canyon 92.2%
12 providers
Carrollton 100.0%
28 providers
Cedar Hill 100.0%
22 providers
Cedar Park 100.0%
19 providers
Channelview 100.0%
19 providers
Cibolo 99.5%
17 providers
Cleburne 87.7%
25 providers
Cleveland 80.0%
18 providers
College Station 85.0%
20 providers
Colleyville 100.0%
20 providers
Conroe 93.0%
25 providers
Converse 99.6%
22 providers
Coppell 100.0%
20 providers
Copperas Cove 97.8%
11 providers
Corpus Christi 99.6%
27 providers
Corsicana 81.6%
17 providers
Crosby 98.1%
14 providers
Crowley 99.5%
20 providers
Cypress 99.4%
26 providers
Dallas 100.0%
46 providers
Dayton 92.8%
13 providers
Deer Park 99.9%
19 providers
Del Rio 98.3%
8 providers
Del Valle 99.3%
17 providers
Denison 97.4%
17 providers
Denton 99.2%
25 providers
Desoto 100.0%
19 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%
21 providers
El Paso 99.4%
30 providers
Elgin 78.2%
21 providers
Ennis 78.4%
18 providers
Euless 100.0%
26 providers
Floresville 35.0%
16 providers
Flower Mound 100.0%
24 providers
Forney 99.7%
17 providers
Fort Hood 100.0%
11 providers
Fort Worth 99.8%
41 providers
Fredericksburg 74.1%
17 providers
Fresno 86.5%
13 providers
Friendswood 97.8%
22 providers
Frisco 99.8%
27 providers
Gainesville 85.0%
16 providers
Galveston 98.4%
15 providers
Garland 100.0%
26 providers
Gatesville 26.8%
11 providers
Georgetown 87.8%
23 providers
Gilmer 96.3%
14 providers
Granbury 94.9%
18 providers
Grand Prairie 100.0%
25 providers
Grapevine 100.0%
25 providers
Greenville 79.7%
24 providers
Haltom City 100.0%
18 providers
Harker Heights 100.0%
10 providers
Harlingen 98.0%
17 providers
Helotes 97.5%
16 providers
Henderson 89.3%
18 providers
Hereford 94.1%
9 providers
Houston 96.8%
45 providers
Humble 95.5%
21 providers
Huntsville 80.7%
16 providers
Hurst 99.9%
22 providers
Hutto 95.8%
21 providers
Irving 100.0%
31 providers
Jacksonville 63.5%
11 providers
Katy 99.5%
26 providers
Keller 96.0%
21 providers
Kerrville 97.4%
15 providers
Kilgore 77.3%
16 providers
Killeen 99.1%
14 providers
Kingsville 87.1%
19 providers
Kingwood 95.8%
19 providers
Kyle 98.8%
19 providers
La Porte 99.1%
19 providers
Lake Jackson 98.1%
15 providers
Lancaster 98.2%
22 providers
Laredo 99.2%
23 providers
League City 98.3%
17 providers
Leander 98.6%
20 providers
Lewisville 100.0%
27 providers
Little Elm 98.6%
18 providers
Livingston 89.1%
11 providers
Longview 93.7%
23 providers
Lubbock 94.9%
24 providers
Lufkin 93.1%
12 providers
Lumberton 99.1%
13 providers
Mabank 66.9%
13 providers
Magnolia 99.7%
18 providers
Mansfield 99.9%
20 providers
Marshall 82.8%
16 providers
Mcallen 99.9%
20 providers
Mckinney 99.2%
27 providers
Mercedes 71.7%
14 providers
Mesquite 99.9%
26 providers
Midland 96.4%
30 providers
Midlothian 96.3%
19 providers
Mineral Wells 80.3%
13 providers
Mission 98.2%
19 providers
Missouri City 99.9%
22 providers
Montgomery 95.8%
20 providers
Mount Pleasant 64.9%
11 providers
Nacogdoches 68.9%
13 providers
Nederland 99.8%
12 providers
New Braunfels 99.2%
24 providers
New Caney 98.4%
16 providers
North Richland Hills 99.5%
23 providers
Odessa 95.3%
24 providers
Orange 79.3%
12 providers
Palestine 55.5%
11 providers
Pampa 94.9%
15 providers
Paris 83.4%
18 providers
Pasadena 95.1%
21 providers
Pearland 99.7%
23 providers
Pflugerville 99.6%
22 providers
Pharr 99.8%
20 providers
Plainview 83.4%
13 providers
Plano 100.0%
28 providers
Port Arthur 100.0%
11 providers
Porter 97.0%
14 providers
Red Oak 94.8%
20 providers
Richardson 100.0%
26 providers
Richmond 94.1%
21 providers
Rio Grande City 95.6%
9 providers
Roanoke 98.3%
22 providers
Robstown 73.7%
14 providers
Rockport 98.9%
17 providers
Rockwall 99.7%
25 providers
Rosenberg 94.2%
18 providers
Rosharon 46.0%
16 providers
Round Rock 100.0%
24 providers
Rowlett 100.0%
22 providers
Royse City 75.0%
18 providers
Sachse 100.0%
17 providers
San Angelo 90.2%
17 providers
San Antonio 99.5%
47 providers
San Benito 85.2%
11 providers
San Juan 99.5%
15 providers
San Marcos 97.2%
20 providers
Schertz 99.6%
23 providers
Seabrook 99.8%
18 providers
Seguin 91.5%
17 providers
Sherman 92.6%
18 providers
Southlake 100.0%
24 providers
Spring 99.9%
27 providers
Stafford 96.0%
21 providers
Stephenville 74.0%
13 providers
Sugar Land 99.0%
23 providers
Sulphur Springs 75.8%
16 providers
Temple 93.9%
19 providers
Terrell 74.1%
21 providers
Texarkana 99.1%
10 providers
Texas City 98.3%
14 providers
The Colony 99.4%
21 providers
Tomball 99.2%
22 providers
Tyler 91.0%
26 providers
Universal City 100.0%
19 providers
Uvalde 95.8%
11 providers
Victoria 86.4%
23 providers
Vidor 93.4%
10 providers
Waco 96.4%
25 providers
Waxahachie 89.4%
19 providers
Weatherford 77.3%
25 providers
Webster 91.3%
22 providers
Weslaco 93.0%
17 providers
Wichita Falls 95.5%
25 providers
Willis 88.3%
17 providers
Woodway 99.8%
17 providers
Wylie 99.5%
22 providers