Internet Providers in Corpus Christi, TX

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Residential Internet Statistics for Corpus Christi, TX
Internet Providers: 17
Internet Plans: 28
Fastest Speed Available: 1,000 Mbps
Average Plan Price: $67.34

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.

  • There are 27 internet providers in Corpus Christi with 17 of those offering residential service
  • Corpus Christi is the 120th most connected city in Texas ahead of Portland, Taft, Odem, Gregory, and Ingleside.
  • The fastest zip code in Corpus Christi for April 2021 is 78412. (see all below).

Internet Statistics 2021

6,000 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
EarthLink Fiber 1,000 Mbps Fiber 8s
Grande Communications 1,000 Mbps Cable 8s
VTX Communications 1,000 Mbps Fiber 8s
XFINITY from Comcast 1,000 Mbps Cable 8s
Spectrum 1,000 Mbps Cable 8s
AT&T Fiber 940 Mbps Fiber 8s
AT&T Internet 100 Mbps IPBB 1m 21s
EarthLink 100 Mbps DSL 1m 21s
Viasat Internet 100 Mbps Satellite 1m 21s
Rise Broadband 50 Mbps Fixed Wireless 2m 43s
HughesNet 25 Mbps Satellite 5m 27s
CenturyLink Fiber Gigabit 940 Mbps Fiber 8s
CenturyLink 100 Mbps DSL 1m 21s

Summary of Internet Providers Availability in Corpus Christi, Texas

  • AT&T Internet - IPBB - 92.3% Availability in Corpus Christi - Speeds up to 100 Mbps
  • EarthLink - DSL - 81.6% Availability in Corpus Christi - Speeds up to 100 Mbps
  • Spectrum - Cable - 99.5% Availability in Corpus Christi - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • Grande - Cable - 82.9% Availability in Corpus Christi - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • AT&T Fiber - Fiber - 61.2% Availability in Corpus Christi - Speeds up to 940 Mbps
  • EarthLink - Fiber - 54.8% Availability in Corpus Christi - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • CenturyLink - DSL - 0.4% Availability in Corpus Christi - Speeds up to 100 Mbps
  • CenturyLink Fiber Gigabit - Fiber - 2.8% Availability in Corpus Christi - Speeds up to 940 Mbps
  • Xfinity - Cable - 0.5% Availability in Corpus Christi - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • VTX - Fiber - 0.4% Availability in Corpus Christi - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • Rise Broadband - Fixed Wireless - 0.1% Availability in Corpus Christi - Speeds up to 50 Mbps
  • Viasat - Satellite - 100.0% Availability in Corpus Christi - Speeds up to 100 Mbps
  • HughesNet - Satellite - 100.0% Availability in Corpus Christi - Speeds up to 25 Mbps

Internet Provider Competition Map For Corpus Christi

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Corpus Christi is the 120th most connected city in Texas ahead of Portland, Taft, Odem, Gregory, and Ingleside.

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

Approximately 8,000 people in Nueces 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: 61% of people living in Corpus Christi 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 98% of Corpus Christi 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, 78412 is the zip code with the fastest average download speed in Corpus Christi.

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

In Nueces County, approximately 9,000 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.

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 (107.12 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.

Summary Of Internet Providers In Corpus Christi

Provider Type Coverage Speed
AT&T Internet IPBB 92.3%+ 100 Mbps
EarthLink DSL 81.6%+ 100 Mbps
Spectrum Cable 99.5%+ 1,000 Mbps
AwesomeNet Fixed Wireless 97.1%+ 15 Mbps
Grande Communications Cable 82.9%+ 1,000 Mbps
Ranch Wireless Fixed Wireless 81.5%+ 25 Mbps
AT&T Fiber Fiber 61.2%+ 940 Mbps
EarthLink Fiber Fiber 54.8%+ 1,000 Mbps
VTX Communications Fiber 0.4%+ 1,000 Mbps
VTX Communications Fixed Wireless 10.1%+ 25 Mbps
GTEK Communications Fixed Wireless 3.6%+ 40.96 Mbps
CenturyLink DSL 0.4%+ 100 Mbps
CenturyLink Fiber Gigabit Fiber 2.8%+ 940 Mbps
XFINITY from Comcast Cable 0.5%+ 1,000 Mbps
Rise Broadband Fixed Wireless 0.1%+ 50 Mbps
Viasat Internet Satellite 100% 100 Mbps
HughesNet Satellite 100% 25 Mbps
Ranch Wireless Fixed Wireless 90.4%+ 25 Mbps
Spectrum Business Cable 99.1%+ 1,000 Mbps
AwesomeNet Fixed Wireless 100% 20 Mbps
AT&T Fiber 46.5%+ 940 Mbps
Spectrum Business Fiber 19.6%+ 940 Mbps
GTEK Communications Fixed Wireless 11.1%+ 40.96 Mbps
CenturyLink Business Fiber 5.6%+ 1,000 Mbps
Verizon Business Copper 5.4%+ 50 Mbps
TPx Communications Copper 4.9%+ 1.5 Mbps
Grande Communications Fiber 4.0%+ 1,000 Mbps
Foremost Telecommunications Copper 2.1%+ 100 Mbps
Windstream Fiber 1.7%+ 100 Mbps
Fusion Connect Copper 1.4%+ 20 Mbps
GTT Communications Copper 1.3%+ -- Mbps
Crown Castle Fiber Fiber 1.2%+ 1,000 Mbps
VTX Communications Fiber 0.8%+ 1,000 Mbps
Rise Broadband Fixed Wireless 0.4%+ 100 Mbps
Comcast Business Cable 0.2%+ 987 Mbps
Spectrotel Fiber 0.1%+ 5 Mbps
1stel Fiber 0.0%+ 250 Mbps
SmartCom Telephone Fiber 0.0%+ 10,000 Mbps

Compare Corpus Christi to the 5 largest cities in the US

City Average Download Speed Number of Providers Average Cost per Mbps
Corpus Christi 121.6 Mbps 17 $0.28 ( + $0.00 )
New York 415.4 Mbps ( +293.8 Mbps ) 16 ( -1 ) $0.70 ( + $0.00 )
Los Angeles 118.9 Mbps ( -2.7 Mbps ) 17 $0.25 ( $0.00 )
Chicago 116.2 Mbps ( -5.4 Mbps ) 15 ( -2 ) $0.34 ( + $0.00 )
Houston 127.4 Mbps ( +5.8 Mbps ) 23 ( +6 ) $0.27 ( $0.00 )
Philadelphia 127.6 Mbps ( +6 Mbps ) 8 ( -9 ) $0.36 ( + $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!

Frequently Asked Questions About Internet in Corpus Christi, Texas

  • What is the cheapest Internet service in Corpus Christi?

    What is the cheapest Internet service in Corpus Christi?

  • What is the fastest Internet in Corpus Christi?

    XFINITY from Comcast is the fastest internet provider in Corpus Christi, with speeds up to 1200 Mbps.

  • How much is Internet in Corpus Christi?

    Internet service costs $19.95/month for internet-only. Bundle plans with TV cost $68.82/month in Corpus Christi.