Internet Service Providers in Giddings, Texas

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Residential Internet Statistics for Giddings, TX
Wired Internet Providers: 4
Average Speed Test Result: 35.5 Mbps
Top Advertised Speed: 1,000 Mbps
No Broadband Access: 27.16%

Internet Access in Giddings, Texas

Consumers will find 20 Internet service providers (ISPs) in Giddings. 3 of these are mobile companies and 15 offer wired or wireless residential broadband.

Competition between broadband providers in Giddings is strong. The majority of homes have around 7 Internet service providers available to them. Internet access isn't spread out equally. A surprising 29.41 percent of area residents are still limited to one or zero options for true broadband service.

Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) and HughesNet are the most common Internet options in Giddings.

We should note here that since FCC availability data is processed biannually and only made public six or more months later, provider availability listed in the results may not reflect the latest upgrades.

To summarize, DSL and Fixed Wireless are the most widespread network technologies available in the Giddings area. The map and user speed test data seen below show where the real-world speed and performance results differ between specific zip codes and providers in Giddings.

  • There are 19 internet providers in Giddings with 15 of those offering residential service
  • Giddings is the 79th most connected city in Texas ahead of Lexington, Paige, and La Grange, but behind Smithville and Burton.
  • The fastest zip code in Giddings for February 2021 is 78942. (see all below).

Internet Statistics 2021

2,000 People Only have access to 1 or fewer wired internet providers available at their address.

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Summary Of Fastest Internet Providers In Giddings, Texas

Provider Speed Type Time To Download 1 GB
Sparklight (formerly Cable One) 1,000 Mbps Cable 8s
Zochnet 1,000 Mbps Fiber 8s
Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) 50 Mbps Satellite 2m 43s
HughesNet 25 Mbps Satellite 5m 27s
Colorado Valley Communications 25 Mbps DSL 5m 27s
Frontier Communications 115 Mbps DSL 1m 11s
Rise Broadband 50 Mbps Fixed Wireless 2m 43s

Summary of Internet Providers Availability in Giddings, Texas

  • Frontier - 79.3% Availability in Giddings - Speeds up to 115 Mbps
  • Rise Broadband - 76.2% Availability in Giddings - Speeds up to 50 Mbps
  • Sparklight - 68.1% Availability in Giddings - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • ZochNet - 60.2% Availability in Giddings - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • Colorado Valley - 1.3% Availability in Giddings - Speeds up to 25 Mbps
  • Viasat - 100.0% Availability in Giddings - Speeds up to 50 Mbps
  • HughesNet - 100.0% Availability in Giddings - Speeds up to 25 Mbps

Internet Provider Competition Map For Giddings

Giddings Internet Competition Map. Click for interactive map.
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Giddings is the 79th most connected city in Texas ahead of Lexington, Paige, and La Grange, but behind Smithville and Burton.

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 Lee 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: 60% of people living in Giddings 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 71% of Giddings 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, 78942 is the zip code with the fastest average download speed in Giddings.

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

In Lee County, approximately 7,000 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.

Data Caps Among Giddings ISPs

Internet companies have decided to add data limits to residential Internet plans in recent years. This trend holds true for the Giddings market, with Internet choices like Sparklight featuring plans with data caps. This doesn't really matter for most Internet subscribers, but is liable to be an issue for households that share the WiFi or techies who consume a lot of high-def content. An HD video stream on Netflix uses around 3 Gigabytes of data hourly.

Summary Of Internet Providers In Giddings

Provider Type Coverage Speed
Zochnet Fiber and Fixed Wireless 100% 1,000 Mbps
GVEC.net Fixed Wireless 100% 25 Mbps
ERF Wireless Fixed Wireless 99.6%+ 0.768 Mbps
Frontier Communications DSL 79.3%+ 115 Mbps
Rise Broadband Fixed Wireless 76.2%+ 50 Mbps
Sparklight (formerly Cable One) Cable 68.1%+ 1,000 Mbps
Ranch Wireless Fixed Wireless 54.1%+ 25 Mbps
VTX Communications Fixed Wireless 24.9%+ 25 Mbps
SCT Broadband Fixed Wireless 14.2%+ 20 Mbps
Nextlink Internet Fixed Wireless 13.9%+ 100 Mbps
CG Communications Inc Fixed Wireless 7.5%+ 1.5 Mbps
Colorado Valley Communications DSL 1.3%+ 25 Mbps
Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) Satellite 100% 50 Mbps
HughesNet Satellite 100% 25 Mbps
Rise Broadband Fixed Wireless 100% 50 Mbps
Ranch Wireless Fixed Wireless 98.5%+ 25 Mbps
Nextlink Internet Fixed Wireless 93.0%+ 100 Mbps
GVEC.net Fixed Wireless 100% 25 Mbps
Frontier Business DSL 100% 115 Mbps
ERF Wireless Fixed Wireless 100% 0.768 Mbps
CG Communications Inc Fixed Wireless 47.3%+ 1.5 Mbps
CenturyLink Business Fiber 2.4%+ 1,000 Mbps
Verizon Business Copper 3.9%+ 45 Mbps

Compare Giddings to the 5 largest cities in the US

City Average Download Speed Number of Providers Average Cost per Mbps
Giddings 35.5 Mbps 15 $0.44 ( + $0.00 )
New York 349.1 Mbps ( +313.6 Mbps ) 15 $0.46 ( + $0.00 )
Los Angeles 107.1 Mbps ( +71.6 Mbps ) 18 ( +3 ) $0.25 ( $0.00 )
Chicago 99.7 Mbps ( +64.2 Mbps ) 15 $0.28 ( $0.00 )
Houston 111.7 Mbps ( +76.2 Mbps ) 21 ( +6 ) $0.25 ( $0.00 )
Philadelphia 115.3 Mbps ( +79.8 Mbps ) 9 ( -6 ) $0.34 ( $0.00 )