Internet Providers in Altair, TX

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Internet Access in Altair, Texas

Information shown below is calculated based on the FCC's bi-annual broadband coverage reporting. BroadbandNow also uses direct provider reports to enhance the information down to the census block level. Plane and pricing data is collected by our data team. We have analyzed and verified 149 bundled broadband plans in Altair since founding in 2014. Speed test data in the graph below is limited to 1 records as of 2021. This gives a snapshot of what some subscribers are getting in the area, but trends low since tests are usually run to diagnose home networking issues.

100 percent of Altair is still left with one or fewer choices for Internet services. Aside from these less connected areas, the average resident has 2 Internet providers available. Addresses with better competition usually get reduced prices and stronger performance, since providers are incentivized to improve service to earn customers.

Fixed wireless Internet service is the strongest network option in much of the Altair area, and the only alternative to Internet access choices such as satellite Internet. Our data shows that near one hundred percent of Altair has coverage for fixed wireless. Fixed wireless coverage will likely grow as fixed wireless technology advances.

According to the latest FCC filings, Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) and HughesNet are the strongest providers in Altair so far as coverage. As the interactive maps below show, these ISPs often compete at addresses in most neighborhoods around Altair.

Internet Statistics 2021

100 People Only have access to 1 or fewer wired internet providers available at their address.

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Summary Of Fastest Internet Providers In Altair, Texas

Provider Speed Type Time To Download 1 GB
Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) 50 Mbps Satellite 2m 43s
HughesNet 25 Mbps Satellite 5m 27s
AT&T 25 Mbps Fixed Wireless 5m 27s

Summary of Internet Providers Availability in Altair, Texas

  • AT&T - Fixed Wireless - 36.8% Availability in Altair - Speeds up to 25 Mbps
  • Viasat - Satellite - 100.0% Availability in Altair - Speeds up to 50 Mbps
  • HughesNet - Satellite - 100.0% Availability in Altair - Speeds up to 25 Mbps

Internet Provider Competition Map For Altair

Altair Internet Competition Map. Click for interactive map.
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Altair is the 1,304th most connected city in Texas behind Columbus, Eagle Lake, Weimar, New Ulm, and Sealy.

The “Connected” metric is a citywide average based on FCC data showing the density of broadband options at the census block level.

Approximately 5,000 people in Colorado County don't have access to any wired internet.

This statistic is drawn from the population in census blocks not served by at least one wired broadband provider.

In Colorado County, approximately 7,000 people do not have access to 25 Mbps wired broadband.

25 Mbps download and 3 Mbps upload is the minimum speed for an Internet connection to be classified as “Broadband” by the FCC.

Data Caps in Altair

Data collected by our researchers shows that popular ISPs in the area currently place a limit on streaming on residential broadband connections. Data caps are a public issue since consumers see caps as a tactic for limiting streaming services. Providers insist caps are a necessary tool as they struggle to manage network traffic. Either way, the issue is streaming video, which can eat up one to seven Gigabytes per hour.

Summary Of Internet Providers In Altair

Provider Type Coverage Speed
Ranch Wireless Fixed Wireless 87.7%+ 25 Mbps
Wharton County Electric Cooperative Fixed Wireless 75.5%+ 15 Mbps
AT&T Fixed Wireless 36.8%+ 25 Mbps
Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) Satellite 100% 50 Mbps
HughesNet Satellite 100% 25 Mbps
Ranch Wireless Fixed Wireless 22.4%+ 25 Mbps

Compare Altair to the 5 largest cities in the US

City Average Download Speed Number of Providers Average Cost per Mbps
Altair 36.5 Mbps 5 $3.85 ( + $0.00 )
New York 415.4 Mbps ( +378.9 Mbps ) 14 ( +9 ) $0.54 ( $0.00 )
Los Angeles 118.9 Mbps ( +82.4 Mbps ) 18 ( +13 ) $0.25 ( $0.00 )
Chicago 116.2 Mbps ( +79.7 Mbps ) 15 ( +10 ) $0.38 ( $0.00 )
Houston 127.4 Mbps ( +90.9 Mbps ) 21 ( +16 ) $0.25 ( $0.00 )
Philadelphia 127.6 Mbps ( +91.1 Mbps ) 8 ( +3 ) $0.33 ( $0.00 )