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Internet Providers in Harlingen, Texas
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Internet Access in Harlingen, Texas
Viasat Internet has the strongest coverage footprint in Harlingen. HughesNet is also commonly available.
The Internet packages shown here are manually gathered by our data analysis division.
Cable and DSL are the dominant broadband network types within the Harlingen area. They are fighting for potential customers at many addresses and generally competing with each other. Cable network speed is overall better, but the overall speeds we've recorded with either system are comparable and which is "best" frequently varies from block to block based on the network infrastructure in a given neighborhood.
Spectrum and AT&T Internet also offer Internet service in Harlingen, often competing for the same customers.
Activate the map shown below to explore Internet service choice at the street level. As illustrated, while the majority of blocks have around 4-5 choices, others are less well-served or may only have one provider available.
- There are 17 internet providers in Harlingen with 9 of those offering residential service
- Harlingen is the 401st most connected city in Texas ahead of Santa Rosa, San Benito, Sebastian, La Feria, and Rio Hondo.
- Explore internet access for communities within Harlingen: Palm Valley
- The fastest zip code in Harlingen for July 2021 is 78552. (see all below).
Internet Statistics 2021
12.3% of consumers in Harlingen10,000 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 Harlingen, Texas
|Provider||Speed||Type||Time To Download 1 GB||Availability|
|AT&T Internet||940 Mbps||IPBB and Fiber||8s||88.1%|
|EarthLink||1,000 Mbps||DSL and Fiber||8s||56.6%|
|Viasat Internet||100 Mbps||Satellite||1m 21s||100.0%|
|HughesNet||25 Mbps||Satellite||5m 27s||100.0%|
|SmartCom Telephone||6 Mbps||DSL||22m 45s||0.9%|
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.
Data Cap Issues and Cord Cutting in Harlingen
Data collected by our research team suggests that popular ISPs currently use data caps for their home Internet plans. Data caps are a public issue because subscribers see them as a strategy to stop streaming services, while providers explain data caps are a reasonable strategy for managing network traffic. In either case, the issue is video streaming, which can use one to seven Gigabytes/hr.
Compare Harlingen to the 5 largest cities in the US
|City||Average Download Speed||Number of Providers||Average Cost per Mbps|
|Harlingen||87.6 Mbps||11||$0.28 ( + $0.00 )|
|New York||534.4 Mbps ( +446.8 Mbps )||17 ( +6 )||$0.41 ( + $0.00 )|
|Los Angeles||148.8 Mbps ( +61.2 Mbps )||17 ( +6 )||$0.22 ( $0.00 )|
|Chicago||160.6 Mbps ( +73 Mbps )||15 ( +4 )||$0.25 ( $0.00 )|
|Houston||169.5 Mbps ( +81.9 Mbps )||23 ( +12 )||$0.24 ( $0.00 )|
|Philadelphia||162.1 Mbps ( +74.5 Mbps )||8 ( -3 )||$0.30 ( + $0.00 )|
Customer Reviews of Internet Providers in Harlingen
Good customer service, Bad Internet connection
I have had Spectrum for years and it has always been good. Recently I have had intermittent internet connection. Internet drops and goes out as it pleases. I had 3 technicians come to check and replace connectors, cables, and modem. The problem still persists. They told me that there was nothing wrong. The customer service reps were very helpful though. I wish I could be more patient.