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Internet Providers in Edinburg, Texas
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Internet Access in Edinburg, Texas
Edinburg has two major broadband network choices — cable (91.15% availability) and DSL (74.00% 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 15.15 percent of Edinburg residents have one or fewer options for Internet.
Viasat Internet 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 411 Internet deals in the Edinburg market as of 2021.
Internet Statistics 2021
15.2% of consumers in Edinburg20,000 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||Availability|
|VTX Communications||1,000 Mbps||Fiber||8s||1.4%|
|AT&T Internet||940 Mbps||IPBB and Fiber||8s||73.7%|
|Viasat Internet||100 Mbps||Satellite||1m 21s||100.0%|
|EarthLink||100 Mbps||DSL||1m 21s||20.2%|
|Coba Systems||95 Mbps||Cable||1m 26s||81.3%|
|HughesNet||25 Mbps||Satellite||5m 27s||100.0%|
|SmartCom Telephone||6 Mbps||DSL||22m 45s||0.4%|
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.
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.
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 138.93 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 159.54 Mbps over 6,426 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.
Compare Edinburg to the 5 largest cities in the US
|City||Average Download Speed||Number of Providers||Average Cost per Mbps|
|Edinburg||126.6 Mbps||14||$0.47 ( + $0.00 )|
|New York||534.4 Mbps ( +407.8 Mbps )||17 ( +3 )||$0.48 ( + $0.00 )|
|Los Angeles||148.8 Mbps ( +22.2 Mbps )||17 ( +3 )||$0.28 ( $0.00 )|
|Chicago||160.6 Mbps ( +34 Mbps )||15 ( +1 )||$0.32 ( $0.00 )|
|Houston||169.5 Mbps ( +42.9 Mbps )||23 ( +9 )||$0.31 ( $0.00 )|
|Philadelphia||162.1 Mbps ( +35.5 Mbps )||8 ( -6 )||$0.66 ( + $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?
Great value for your money. Not very fast but constant speed about 99% of the time. No down time.