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Internet Providers in El Paso, Texas
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Internet Access in El Paso, Texas
Data on this page is calculated from the FCC's bi-annual provider territory reports. We leverage direct provider coverage reports to validate that data, down to the census block level. Plan, pricing, and other data on BroadbandNow is hand-gathered manually by our research team. We have aggregated 590 broadband deals in the area around El Paso since 2014. speed averages shown here are based on 92,102 local user speed tests and intended for provider comparison purposes only.
Coverage from Viasat Internet and HughesNet, as a rule, will overlap. As you might predict, the decision between Viasat and HughesNet is a common one.
Cable and DSL are the main broadband types in the El Paso area. They are fighting over the same subscribers at many addresses and generally competing with each other. Coaxial cable speed tends to be better and more consistent, but the overall speeds of either system are comparable.
Spectrum and AT&T Internet also offer Internet service in El Paso, often competing for the same customers.
View our custom maps on the page below for insights about how availability varies across parts of El Paso at the census block level. As of this quarter, our coverage data shows that the average census block in area has 4.16+ serviceable Internet service companies.
- There are 31 internet providers in El Paso with 17 of those offering residential service
- El Paso is the 265th most connected city in Texas ahead of Santa Teresa, Sunland Park, Canutillo, and Fort Bliss, but behind Chaparral.
- Explore internet access for communities within El Paso: Socorro and Horizon City
- The fastest zip code in El Paso for July 2021 is 79934. (see all below).
Internet Statistics 2021
3.9% of consumers in El Paso28,000 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 El Paso, Texas
|Provider||Speed||Type||Time To Download 1 GB||Availability|
|XFINITY from Comcast||1,200 Mbps||Cable||6s||0.4%|
|AT&T Internet||940 Mbps||IPBB and Fiber||8s||92.9%|
|EarthLink||1,000 Mbps||DSL and Fiber||8s||89.8%|
|Mid-Plains Rural Telephone Cooperative||200 Mbps||Fiber||40s||0.1%|
|Viasat Internet||100 Mbps||Satellite||1m 21s||100.0%|
|Dell Telephone Cooperative||100 Mbps||DSL and Fiber||1m 21s||0.6%|
|HughesNet||25 Mbps||Satellite||5m 27s||100.0%|
|Windstream||100 Mbps||DSL||1m 21s||1.8%|
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 for Education in El Paso
Economic development reports often identify a large pattern between web availability and enhanced schooling. Internet access is basically a requirement as colleges like The University Of Texas At El Paso in El Paso adapt digital systems to distribute out-of-class work. Looking at 2,762 speed tests recorded over the past year at locations within two miles of The University Of Texas At El Paso campus, performance averages are close to 69.2 Mbps — far above the lowest connection speed needed for streaming video and operating hosted or communication platforms.
Data Cap Issues and Cord Cutting in El Paso
Data collected by our research team suggests that many of the common ISPs in the area currently place some sort of limit on streaming for their residential Internet connections. Data caps are controversial because subscribers see them as a strategy for limiting streaming, while providers insist that they are a necessary tool for managing network traffic. Either way, the issue is video streaming, which can eat up one to seven Gigabytes/hr.
Internet access in El Paso neighborhoods
We have compiled information and statistics about Internet coverage across the following neighborhoods in El Paso: Socorro, Horizon City.
Customer Reviews of Internet Providers in El Paso
Great customer service. Always able to help with my computer and TV when I need a hand. Much more affordable than my previous provider. Highly recommended.
We were one of the first people that signed up for Hyper Fusion in 2007. There were a lot of bumps and some frustrating times with the service. But now our service has been flawless for quite a while. We are running 3 phones and 2 Roku and we couldn't be happier. As I said, we are happy with our Hyper Fusion!
Superb customer service and technical support.
Love, love, love it!
Great service, speeds, customer support, and channels. No problems whatsoever. I've been a customer for 6 years.
Speed: slow Customer service: average Reliability: average Value: expensive