Internet Providers in Edinburg, TX

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Residential Internet Statistics for Edinburg, TX
Internet Providers: 21
Internet Plans: 12
Fastest Speed Available: 1,000 Mbps
Average Plan Price: $76.24

Internet Access in Edinburg, Texas

Edinburg has two major broadband network choices — cable (85.59% availability) and DSL (77.16% coverage). Cable broadband service is delivered by traditional cable TV companies via their pre-existing copper coaxial television lines on utility poles. DSL Internet, similarly, is delivered via twisted copper phone lines. The majority of Edinburg neighborhoods and blocks have access to coaxial cable or DSL from two or more providers.

Spectrum provides an alternative. They offer 85 percent local coverage and a maximum speed of 940 Mbps. Wired Internet isn't the only choice for Internet service in Edinburg. For example, fixed wireless companies such as Sinlar Broadband can deliver 3 Mbps via wireless hardware. There are 9 providers within Edinburg offering specialized enterprise and business technologies like T1 or custom fiber loops. The small business listings here include every provider with business plans on their website.

In terms of coverage options, the average Edinburg building will find 6-7 providers at their location. Only 23.53 percent of Edinburg residents have one or fewer options for Internet.

Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) is the most widely available choice for Edinburg residents. The provider is available to near one hundred percent of Edinburg. HughesNet is the most common second choice, providing virtually one hundred percent of Edinburg with predominantly Satellite service. HughesNet's fastest package in Edinburg is 25 Mbps.

Broadband availability insights on the page below are drawn from a mix of governmental data and privatized data we source directly from telecom industry sources, or via private third parties. Average statistics about speed averages comes from M-Labs. The BroadbandNow researchers have hand-gathered package pricing and plan details for 406 Internet deals in the Edinburg market as of 2021.

  • There are 21 internet providers in Edinburg with 12 of those offering residential service
  • Edinburg is the 177th most connected city in Texas ahead of Pharr, Mcallen, Mission, San Juan, and Elsa.
  • The fastest zip code in Edinburg for April 2021 is 78541. (see all below).

Internet Statistics 2021

32,000 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 Edinburg, Texas

Provider Speed Type Time To Download 1 GB
VTX Communications 1,000 Mbps Fiber 8s
Spectrum 1,000 Mbps Cable 8s
AT&T Fiber 940 Mbps Fiber 8s
AT&T Internet 100 Mbps IPBB 1m 21s
Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) 100 Mbps Satellite 1m 21s
Coba Systems 95 Mbps Cable 1m 26s
HughesNet 25 Mbps Satellite 5m 27s
SmartCom Telephone 6 Mbps DSL 22m 45s

Summary of Internet Providers Availability in Edinburg, Texas

  • Spectrum - Cable - 85.6% Availability in Edinburg - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • Coba Systems - Cable - 81.3% Availability in Edinburg - Speeds up to 95 Mbps
  • AT&T Internet - IPBB - 74.8% Availability in Edinburg - Speeds up to 100 Mbps
  • AT&T Fiber - Fiber - 1.8% Availability in Edinburg - Speeds up to 940 Mbps
  • VTX - Fiber - 1.4% Availability in Edinburg - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • SmartCom Telephone - DSL - 0.4% Availability in Edinburg - Speeds up to 6 Mbps
  • Viasat - Satellite - 100.0% Availability in Edinburg - Speeds up to 100 Mbps
  • HughesNet - Satellite - 100.0% Availability in Edinburg - Speeds up to 25 Mbps

Internet Providers in Nearby Cities

Internet Provider Competition Map For Edinburg

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Edinburg is the 177th most connected city in Texas ahead of Pharr, Mcallen, Mission, San Juan, and Elsa.

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

Approximately 35,000 people in Hidalgo 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.

Approximately 76% of Edinburg 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, 78541 is the zip code with the fastest average download speed in Edinburg.

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

In Hidalgo County, approximately 46,000 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.

Broadband Access for Education in Edinburg

The University Of Texas-Pan American and Rio Grande Bible Institute are the biggest universities in Edinburg. For the 21,147 combined students living in the area, fast broadband access is a must for accessing online course materials and conducting research. The University Of Texas-Pan American homes have 5 internet providers servicing the area on average, while Rio Grande Bible Institute has nearer to 5-6. The University Of Texas-Pan American students that live close to campus can expect to get download speeds of around 87.27 Mbps, according to speed test data in the The University Of Texas-Pan American zip code. Speeds close to Rio Grande Bible Institute average out to 113.54 Mbps over 13,677 tests run in the past year. FCC and US Government reports often cite the need to improve broadband availability for college and high school students.

Data Cap Issues and Video Streaming Around Edinburg

Data from our research team shows that common providers currently place some sort of limit on streaming for their home broadband plans. Data caps are controversial because subscribers view caps as a strategy for limiting "cord cutting", while providers maintain that they are a necessary strategy as they struggle to manage network congestion. In either case, the issue is over-the-top streaming services, which can eat up anywhere from 1–7GB per hour.

Summary Of Internet Providers In Edinburg

Provider Type Coverage Speed
Coba Systems Fixed Wireless 81.3%+ 95 Mbps
VTX Communications Fiber 1.4%+ 1,000 Mbps
Sinlar Broadband Fixed Wireless 100% 3.0 Mbps
VTX Communications Fixed Wireless 99.8%+ 25 Mbps
Twin Wireless Fixed Wireless 99.5%+ 40 Mbps
Spectrum Cable 85.6%+ 1,000 Mbps
Coba Systems Cable 81.3%+ 95 Mbps
AT&T Internet IPBB 74.8%+ 100 Mbps
AT&T Fiber Fiber 1.8%+ 940 Mbps
SmartCom Telephone DSL 0.4%+ 6 Mbps
Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) Satellite 100% 100 Mbps
HughesNet Satellite 100% 25 Mbps
Spectrum Business Cable 87.8%+ 940 Mbps
Twin Wireless Fixed Wireless 100% 40 Mbps
Spectrum Business Fiber 17.1%+ 940 Mbps
VTX Communications Fiber 17.0%+ 1,000 Mbps
SmartCom Telephone Fiber 11.4%+ 1,000 Mbps
Verizon Business Copper 5.2%+ 5 Mbps
AT&T Fiber 2.5%+ 940 Mbps
CenturyLink Business Copper 4.6%+ 45 Mbps
Windstream Fiber 2.6%+ 100 Mbps
GTT Communications Copper 1.1%+ -- Mbps
Foremost Telecommunications Copper 0.6%+ 3.0 Mbps
TPx Communications Copper 0.3%+ -- Mbps

Compare Edinburg to the 5 largest cities in the US

City Average Download Speed Number of Providers Average Cost per Mbps
Edinburg 83.8 Mbps 13 $0.33 ( + $0.00 )
New York 415.4 Mbps ( +331.6 Mbps ) 14 ( +1 ) $0.54 ( + $0.00 )
Los Angeles 118.9 Mbps ( +35.1 Mbps ) 18 ( +5 ) $0.25 ( $0.00 )
Chicago 116.2 Mbps ( +32.4 Mbps ) 15 ( +2 ) $0.38 ( + $0.00 )
Houston 127.4 Mbps ( +43.6 Mbps ) 21 ( +8 ) $0.25 ( $0.00 )
Philadelphia 127.6 Mbps ( +43.8 Mbps ) 8 ( -5 ) $0.33 ( + $0.00 )

Customer Reviews of Internet Providers in Edinburg

Grande Quality Declining

I have been with Grande since 2003. Since the takeover by the new owners, Grande's quality and services have seriously declined. The hardware I had pre-sellout would cover a larger area. The new version of Grande no longer offers true tech support. They only train-employ Customer Service Reps [salespersons]. So if you have any kind of technical question, the answer is "Sorry we have not been trained in that area". I called for a simple firewall question and that was my answer. Grande is being turned into Comcast-Spectrum, all of the giants we all hate. Customers go to Grande for value and a relationship. That is gone now. When a company selling internet service cannot even answer a simple question about how that service works, well you decide, is this where you want to spend your money?

Good Value

Great value for your money. Not very fast but constant speed about 99% of the time. No down time.