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Internet Providers in Corpus Christi, Texas
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Internet Access in Corpus Christi, Texas
Broadband competition is above-average in Corpus Christi compared to other Texas communities, with are 6.64 providers per census block on average. Corpus Christi ranks 120th on the "most connected city" charts. (Measured by the number of providers available at each local address) Only 2.04 percent of the area have fewer than two options for Internet.
Spectrum as well as AT&T Internet also have coverage in Corpus Christi, with shared territory in some neighborhoods.
DSL and cable are the two main network options within Corpus Christi, frequently overlapping and competing on service quality. Cable network speed tends to be better and more consistent, but overall performance of either type are similar and which is "best" frequently varies based on the network infrastructure in a given area.
Coverage from the most common providers, Viasat Internet and HughesNet, in most cases, will overlap. As a result, the decision between Viasat and HughesNet is a common one in Corpus Christi.
Coverage data here comes via FCC data. ISPs in Corpus Christi are required by law to submit availability data biannually. Leveraging direct agreements with providers, BroadbandNow is able to validate public datasets against private data submitted directly by Internet providers. This strategy lets us to create more accurate mapping than government reports. Our speed averages are calculated based on actual speed tests originating in Corpus Christi.
Internet Statistics 2021
2.0% of consumers in Corpus Christi6,000 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 Corpus Christi, Texas
|Provider||Speed||Type||Time To Download 1 GB||Availability|
|Grande Communications||1,000 Mbps||Cable||8s||82.9%|
|VTX Communications||1,000 Mbps||Fiber||8s||0.4%|
|XFINITY from Comcast||987 Mbps||Cable||8s||0.5%|
|AT&T Internet||940 Mbps||IPBB and Fiber||8s||92.3%|
|EarthLink||1,000 Mbps||DSL and Fiber||8s||81.6%|
|Viasat Internet||100 Mbps||Satellite||1m 21s||100.0%|
|HughesNet||25 Mbps||Satellite||5m 27s||100.0%|
|Rise Broadband||50 Mbps||Fixed Wireless||2m 43s||0.1%|
|CenturyLink||940 Mbps||DSL and Fiber||8s||2.8%|
Internet Providers in Nearby Cities
The “Connected” metric is a citywide average based on FCC data showing the density of broadband options at the census block level.
This statistic is drawn from the population in census blocks not served by at least one wired broadband provider.
Fiber coverage data is sourced from FCC Form 477 filings and cross-validated through BroadbandNow with private datasets and direct provider reporting.
This coverage statistic is based on a mix of FCC and private provider reporting in the past two quarters.
Zip-based speed averages are calculated from M-Labs consumer speed tests run by IP addresses in the area.
25 Mbps download and 3 Mbps upload is the minimum speed for an Internet connection to be classified as “Broadband” by the FCC.
Internet Service Availability Surrounding Texas A & M University-Corpus Christi
Students residing within two miles of Texas A & M University-Corpus Christi can expect to have a selection of 5 ISPs providers. As elsewhere in Corpus Christi, Viasat and HughesNet are the most common options. Speed tests suggest that internet performance in the Texas A & M University-Corpus Christi area is over 25 Mbps, with averages in the zip code around (125.68 Mbps as of our latest data.) This speed should be sufficient for students in Corpus Christi who want to stream high-definition video, share a router with housemates, and etc. Since these averages are calculated on openly available speed test data, they often trend lower than actual top speeds available in an area. Use the zip search tool above to see more information on broadband internet options at a specific address.
Data Caps in Corpus Christi
Internet providers have been moving to add "data caps" for their residential broadband packages in recent years. Some major providers in Corpus Christi — AT&T Internet included — have data caps, according to our most recent data. Data caps vary widely. They typically can be from 250 Gigabytes up to one Terabyte. Data limits are generally quite high, so they don't pose a problem for most people. Most ISPs offer a usage tracking meter on their site. Data caps have been increasing as the standard of streaming video quality rises. If you're signing up for AT&T Internet in Corpus Christi, verify data limitations on the plan before inquiring about service.
Compare Corpus Christi to the 5 largest cities in the US
|City||Average Download Speed||Number of Providers||Average Cost per Mbps|
|Corpus Christi||139.2 Mbps||17||$0.30 ( + $0.00 )|
|New York||534.4 Mbps ( +395.2 Mbps )||17||$0.48 ( + $0.00 )|
|Los Angeles||148.8 Mbps ( +9.6 Mbps )||17||$0.28 ( $0.00 )|
|Chicago||160.6 Mbps ( +21.4 Mbps )||15 ( -2 )||$0.32 ( + $0.00 )|
|Houston||169.5 Mbps ( +30.3 Mbps )||23 ( +6 )||$0.31 ( + $0.00 )|
|Philadelphia||162.1 Mbps ( +22.9 Mbps )||8 ( -9 )||$0.66 ( + $0.00 )|
Customer Reviews of Internet Providers in Corpus Christi
I love Spectrum!
By far the BEST cable company! Anytime I’ve ever had an issue, 24/7 customer service has always helped me out. Spectrum has more channels than most companies. Awesome features as well. Prior to Spectrum, I had a satellite TV provider that always “disconnected” during a storm or if it got a little windy outside. I no longer have to worry about my connection. Thank you Spectrum for being so amazing!