Internet Providers in Garland, TX

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Residential Internet Statistics for Garland, TX
Internet Providers: 25
Internet Plans: 28
Fastest Speed Available: 1,000 Mbps
Average Plan Price: $55.17

Internet Access in Garland, Texas

There are two primary Internet service options in Garland: cable (virtually one hundred percent availability) and DSL (94.95% availability). Coaxial cable Internet access is usually delivered through cable TV providers via their pre-existing copper coaxial TV wires strung up on telephone poles. DSL Internet, similarly, is delivered via phone wires. The majority of Garland neighborhoods and census blocks can access both cable and DSL from at least two Internet providers.

Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) and HughesNet are the most common Internet choices in Garland.

broadband competition is decent in general. The average Garland census block has 5-6 providers to choose from. Averaged out across all census blocks, that's precisely 5.2 service options per household.

We should note that since FCC data is currently collected twice a year and only published six or more months after filing, availability shown here may not be complete. This page incorporates direct provider reporting to help reduce this lag.

Aside from the Internet options listed above, Spectrum is another option to consider. They have wired broadband in practically one hundred percent of the Garland area. Wireless providers such as Argon Technologies and satellite Internet providers such as are also worth looking at. However, the main wired options usually offer a stronger deal when it comes to speed and price.

  • There are 25 internet providers in Garland with 14 of those offering residential service
  • Garland is the 76th most connected city in Texas ahead of Sunnyvale, but behind Rockwall, Sachse, Rowlett, and Richardson.
  • The fastest zip code in Garland for April 2021 is 75043. (see all below).

Internet Statistics 2021

11,000 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 Garland, Texas

Provider Speed Type Time To Download 1 GB
Windstream 1,000 Mbps Fiber 8s
En-Touch Systems 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
En-Touch Systems 940 Mbps Cable 8s
Frontier Communications 940 Mbps Fiber 8s
AT&T Internet 100 Mbps IPBB 1m 21s
Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) 100 Mbps Satellite 1m 21s
Frontier Communications 115 Mbps DSL 1m 11s
Rise Broadband 50 Mbps Fixed Wireless 2m 43s
HughesNet 25 Mbps Satellite 5m 27s

Summary of Internet Providers Availability in Garland, Texas

  • Frontier - DSL - 84.7% Availability in Garland - Speeds up to 115 Mbps
  • Spectrum - Cable - 100.0% Availability in Garland - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • Frontier - Fiber - 84.4% Availability in Garland - Speeds up to 940 Mbps
  • Rise Broadband - Fixed Wireless - 24.5% Availability in Garland - Speeds up to 50 Mbps
  • AT&T Internet - IPBB - 11.5% Availability in Garland - Speeds up to 100 Mbps
  • AT&T Fiber - Fiber - 2.1% Availability in Garland - Speeds up to 940 Mbps
  • Windstream - Fiber - 1.6% Availability in Garland - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • Xfinity - Cable - 0.7% Availability in Garland - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • enTouch Systems - Fiber - 0.3% Availability in Garland - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • En-Touch Systems - Cable - 0.3% Availability in Garland - Speeds up to 940 Mbps
  • Viasat - Satellite - 100.0% Availability in Garland - Speeds up to 100 Mbps
  • HughesNet - Satellite - 100.0% Availability in Garland - Speeds up to 25 Mbps

Internet Provider Competition Map For Garland

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Garland is the 76th most connected city in Texas ahead of Sunnyvale, but behind Rockwall, Sachse, Rowlett, and Richardson.

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

Approximately 5,000 people in Dallas 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: 86% of people living in Garland 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 95% of Garland 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, 75043 is the zip code with the fastest average download speed in Garland.

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

In Dallas County, approximately 5,000 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 for Education in Garland

Economic development reports routinely spot a increasing pattern between internet service availability and improved education. Broadband access is essentially required as colleges including Amberton University migrate to online systems to distribute out-of-class work. Looking at 9,352 speed tests recorded in the past annum at areas within two miles of Amberton University campus, performance averages are around 232.85 Mbps — considerably above the lowest connection speed needed for viewing video and operating hosted or communication platforms.

Data Cap Issues and Cord Cutting in Garland

Data from our researchers suggests that top ISPs in Garland currently place a limit on data use for their home broadband packages. Data caps are disliked because subscribers view caps as a tactic for limiting streaming, while providers explain that they are a necessary tool as they struggle to manage heavy network traffic. Either way, the problem is streaming services, which can consume anywhere from one to seven Gigabytes/hour.

Summary Of Internet Providers In Garland

Provider Type Coverage Speed
Frontier Communications DSL 84.7%+ 115 Mbps
Spectrum Cable 100% 1,000 Mbps
Argon Technologies Fixed Wireless 95.2%+ 10 Mbps
Frontier Communications Fiber 84.4%+ 940 Mbps
TierOne Networks Fixed Wireless 54.2%+ 5 Mbps
Rise Broadband Fixed Wireless 24.5%+ 50 Mbps
AT&T Internet IPBB 11.5%+ 100 Mbps
AT&T Fiber Fiber 2.1%+ 940 Mbps
Windstream Fiber 1.6%+ 1,000 Mbps
XFINITY from Comcast Cable 0.7%+ 1,000 Mbps
En-Touch Systems Fiber 0.3%+ 1,000 Mbps
En-Touch Systems Cable 0.3%+ 940 Mbps
Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) Satellite 100% 100 Mbps
HughesNet Satellite 100% 25 Mbps
Frontier Business DSL 83.4%+ 115 Mbps
Frontier Business Fiber 74.5%+ 940 Mbps
Spectrum Business Cable 100% 940 Mbps
BelWave Communications Fixed Wireless 100% 200 Mbps
Argon Technologies Fixed Wireless 95.9%+ 15 Mbps
TierOne Networks Fixed Wireless 49.6%+ 5 Mbps
MHO Networks Fixed Wireless 35.2%+ 1,000 Mbps
Rise Broadband Fixed Wireless 17.5%+ 100 Mbps
Unite Private Networks Fiber 23.5%+ 1,000 Mbps
Spectrum Business Fiber 16.6%+ 940 Mbps
CenturyLink Business Fiber 3.3%+ 1,000 Mbps
GTT Communications Copper 7.7%+ 100 Mbps
Verizon Business Copper 5.5%+ 50 Mbps
Fusion Connect Copper 2.9%+ 100 Mbps
AT&T Fiber 1.3%+ 940 Mbps
Windstream Fiber 1.7%+ 1,000 Mbps
Comcast Business Cable 0.7%+ 987 Mbps
TPx Communications Copper 1.1%+ 200 Mbps
Allstream Fiber 0.9%+ -- Mbps
Jabo Communications Copper 0.3%+ 10 Mbps

Compare Garland to the 5 largest cities in the US

City Average Download Speed Number of Providers Average Cost per Mbps
Garland 131.3 Mbps 14 $0.30 ( + $0.00 )
New York 415.4 Mbps ( +284.1 Mbps ) 14 $0.54 ( + $0.00 )
Los Angeles 118.9 Mbps ( -12.4 Mbps ) 18 ( +4 ) $0.25 ( $0.00 )
Chicago 116.2 Mbps ( -15.1 Mbps ) 15 ( +1 ) $0.38 ( + $0.00 )
Houston 127.4 Mbps ( -3.9 Mbps ) 21 ( +7 ) $0.25 ( $0.00 )
Philadelphia 127.6 Mbps ( -3.7 Mbps ) 8 ( -6 ) $0.33 ( + $0.00 )