Internet Providers in Alvarado, TX

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Residential Internet Statistics for Alvarado, TX
Internet Providers: 14
Internet Plans: 11
Fastest Speed Available: 1,000 Mbps
Average Plan Price: $62.7

Internet Access in Alvarado, Texas

Information here is calculated based on biannual FCC provider coverage reporting. We leverage direct provider coverage reports and other privatized data to validate that data down to the census block level. Plane and pricing information is gathered manually by our data division. We have collected and verified 303 broadband plans in Alvarado in the past few years. The speed averages shown here are calculated from 3,518 speed test recordings in the past 12 months.

DSL Internet providers connect customers to Internet services via phone infrastructure, which is why it is sold through companies that bundle Internet access with phone connections. DSL Internet is available to 74.82 percent of Alvarado homes. The twisted copper wires delivering DSL service have limited bandwidth compared to those used for cable or fiber, resulting in low overall download speeds. The Alvarado local average download rate is 23.71 Mbps as a result, beneath the 133.04 Mbps state average download speed.

Broadband competition available for Alvarado is relatively strong. The majority of households have around 7-8 Internet providers available to them. Access isn't distributed equally, however — as a surprising 26.07 percent of area residents still have only one or fewer options for true broadband services.

Viasat Internet and HughesNet are Alvarado's most common wired broadband providers.

Besides the Internet options detailed above, Rise Broadband is another option to consider. They have wired broadband in close to one hundred percent of the Alvarado area. Fixed wireless companies like Nextlink Internet are also sometimes a good choice, but the main wired options are usually a better value so far as performance and price.

  • There are 19 internet providers in Alvarado with 14 of those offering residential service
  • Alvarado is the 137th most connected city in Texas ahead of Venus and Grandview, but behind Joshua, Burleson, and Keene.
  • The fastest zip code in Alvarado for April 2021 is 76009. (see all below).

Internet Statistics 2021

5,000 People Only have access to 1 or fewer wired internet providers available at their address.

This data is calculated from FCC datasets which providers are legally required to supply twice a year. We further validate this data for accuracy.

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Summary Of Fastest Internet Providers In Alvarado, Texas

Provider Speed Type Time To Download 1 GB
EarthLink Fiber 1,000 Mbps Fiber 8s
AT&T Fiber 940 Mbps Fiber 8s
Windstream 200 Mbps DSL 40s
AT&T Internet 100 Mbps IPBB 1m 21s
Rise Broadband 100 Mbps Fixed Wireless 1m 21s
EarthLink 100 Mbps DSL 1m 21s
Viasat Internet 100 Mbps Satellite 1m 21s
HughesNet 25 Mbps Satellite 5m 27s

Summary of Internet Providers Availability in Alvarado, Texas

  • Rise Broadband - Fixed Wireless - 99.6% Availability in Alvarado - Speeds up to 100 Mbps
  • AT&T Internet - IPBB - 73.1% Availability in Alvarado - Speeds up to 100 Mbps
  • EarthLink - DSL - 74.5% Availability in Alvarado - Speeds up to 100 Mbps
  • AT&T Fiber - Fiber - 10.4% Availability in Alvarado - Speeds up to 940 Mbps
  • EarthLink - Fiber - 8.0% Availability in Alvarado - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • Windstream - DSL - 1.2% Availability in Alvarado - Speeds up to 200 Mbps
  • Viasat - Satellite - 100.0% Availability in Alvarado - Speeds up to 100 Mbps
  • HughesNet - Satellite - 100.0% Availability in Alvarado - Speeds up to 25 Mbps

Internet Provider Competition Map For Alvarado

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Alvarado is the 137th most connected city in Texas ahead of Venus and Grandview, but behind Joshua, Burleson, and Keene.

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

Approximately 18,000 people in Johnson 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.

Fiber Availability: 10% of people living in Alvarado have residential fiber service available to them.

Fiber coverage data is sourced from FCC Form 477 filings and cross-validated through BroadbandNow with private datasets and direct provider reporting.

Approximately 74% of Alvarado residents are serviced by multiple wired providers.

This coverage statistic is based on a mix of FCC and private provider reporting in the past two quarters.

As of this month, 76009 is the zip code with the fastest average download speed in Alvarado.

Zip-based speed averages are calculated from M-Labs consumer speed tests run by IP addresses in the area.

In Johnson County, approximately 20,000 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 Alvarado

Data collected by our researchers shows that many of the common providers in the area currently place a limit on streaming on residential broadband packages. Data caps are controversial since users see them as a tactic to limit video streaming, while providers insist that caps are a reasonable strategy for managing network congestion. In either case, the problem is over-the-top streaming, which easily consumes 1–7GB/hour.

Summary Of Internet Providers In Alvarado

Provider Type Coverage Speed
Nextlink Internet Fixed Wireless 100% 100 Mbps
Cirra Networks Fixed Wireless 100% 50 Mbps
TierOne Networks Fixed Wireless 99.9%+ 5 Mbps
Rise Broadband Fixed Wireless 99.6%+ 100 Mbps Fixed Wireless 98.9%+ 16 Mbps
AT&T Internet IPBB 73.1%+ 100 Mbps
EarthLink DSL 74.5%+ 100 Mbps
5G-X Fixed Wireless 46.8%+ 100 Mbps
1stel Fixed Wireless 29.9%+ 100 Mbps
AT&T Fiber Fiber 10.4%+ 940 Mbps
EarthLink Fiber Fiber 8.0%+ 1,000 Mbps
Windstream DSL 1.2%+ 200 Mbps
Viasat Internet Satellite 100% 100 Mbps
HughesNet Satellite 100% 25 Mbps
Nextlink Internet Fixed Wireless 100% 100 Mbps
Rise Broadband Fixed Wireless 100% 100 Mbps
Cirra Networks Fixed Wireless 100% 50 Mbps
5G-X Fixed Wireless 96.2%+ 100 Mbps Fixed Wireless 100% 25 Mbps
TierOne Networks Fixed Wireless 100% 5 Mbps
BelWave Communications Fixed Wireless 100% 200 Mbps
AT&T Fiber 18.9%+ 940 Mbps
Unite Private Networks Fiber 21.6%+ 1,000 Mbps
1stel Fiber 6.5%+ 250 Mbps
TPx Communications Copper 4.1%+ 1.5 Mbps

Compare Alvarado to the 5 largest cities in the US

City Average Download Speed Number of Providers Average Cost per Mbps
Alvarado 23.7 Mbps 14 $0.46 ( + $0.00 )
New York 415.4 Mbps ( +391.7 Mbps ) 16 ( +2 ) $0.21 ( $0.00 )
Los Angeles 118.9 Mbps ( +95.2 Mbps ) 17 ( +3 ) $0.15 ( $0.00 )
Chicago 116.2 Mbps ( +92.5 Mbps ) 15 ( +1 ) $0.19 ( $0.00 )
Houston 127.4 Mbps ( +103.7 Mbps ) 23 ( +9 ) $0.18 ( $0.00 )
Philadelphia 127.6 Mbps ( +103.9 Mbps ) 8 ( -6 ) $0.18 ( $0.00 )

Customer Reviews of Internet Providers in Alvarado

Good value

Much better value than others we have had.