Internet Providers in Laredo, TX
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Residential Internet Statistics for Laredo, TX
|Fastest Speed Available:||1,000 Mbps|
|Average Plan Price:||$63.87|
Most Popular Residential Internet Providers in Laredo, Texas
Internet Access in Laredo, Texas
Viasat Internet has the strongest coverage footprint in Laredo. HughesNet is also a common option.
Looking at the technology options within Laredo, you essentially see two primary systems: cable and DSL (think AT&T Internet).
The average Laredo home has around 2 providers to choose from. Averaged out across all blocks, the density of competition is precisely 2.19 providers for each location.
Keep in mind that since FCC data is currently only tallied up twice annually and only published six months after filing, provider availability shown in the results may not reflect the most recent network expansions or regional changes.
Outside of the providers listed above, Spectrum provides a third option for wired broadband in 97 percent of the Laredo area.
- There are 23 internet providers in Laredo with 13 of those offering residential service
- Laredo is the 523rd most connected city in Texas ahead of Freer and Zapata, but behind Hebbronville, Encinal, and Cotulla.
- Explore internet access for communities within Laredo: Rio Bravo
- The fastest zip code in Laredo for April 2021 is 78043. (see all below).
Internet Statistics 2021
3.4% of consumers in Laredo8,000 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 Laredo, Texas
|Provider||Speed||Type||Time To Download 1 GB|
|En-Touch Systems||1,000 Mbps||Fiber||8s|
|VTX Communications||1,000 Mbps||Fiber||8s|
|XFINITY from Comcast||1,000 Mbps||Cable||8s|
|AT&T Fiber||940 Mbps||Fiber||8s|
|En-Touch Systems||940 Mbps||Cable||8s|
|Viasat Internet||50 Mbps||Satellite||2m 43s|
|AT&T Internet||100 Mbps||IPBB||1m 21s|
|HughesNet||25 Mbps||Satellite||5m 27s|
|ACI||25 Mbps||DSL||5m 27s|
|Border to Border Communications||20 Mbps||Fiber||6m 49s|
|EarthLink||18 Mbps||DSL||7m 35s|
|VTX Communications||15 Mbps||DSL||9m 6s|
Summary of Internet Providers Availability in Laredo, Texas
- AT&T Internet - IPBB - 96.3% Availability in Laredo - Speeds up to 100 Mbps
- Spectrum - Cable - 98.0% Availability in Laredo - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
- EarthLink - DSL - 16.8% Availability in Laredo - Speeds up to 18 Mbps
- AT&T Fiber - Fiber - 4.3% Availability in Laredo - Speeds up to 940 Mbps
- Border to Border - Fiber - 1.2% Availability in Laredo - Speeds up to 20 Mbps
- enTouch Systems - Fiber - 0.4% Availability in Laredo - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
- ACI - DSL - 0.8% Availability in Laredo - Speeds up to 25 Mbps
- VTX - Fiber - 0.3% Availability in Laredo - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
- Xfinity - Cable - 0.5% Availability in Laredo - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
- En-Touch Systems - Cable - 0.4% Availability in Laredo - Speeds up to 940 Mbps
- VTX - DSL - 0.3% Availability in Laredo - Speeds up to 15 Mbps
- Viasat - Satellite - 100.0% Availability in Laredo - Speeds up to 50 Mbps
- HughesNet - Satellite - 100.0% Availability in Laredo - Speeds up to 25 Mbps
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.
Internet for Education in Laredo
Economic development reports routinely find a large pattern between web access and performance in education. Internet is increasingly required as colleges like Texas A & M International University in Laredo move digital platforms to share student work. Looking at 10,876 speed tests reported over the past year at areas within two miles of Texas A & M International University campus, performance averages are close to 90.69 Mbps — considerably higher than the lowest speeds needed for streaming video and operating hosted or communication platforms.
Data Cap Issues and Cord Cutting Around Laredo
Data collected by our researchers suggests that top providers in the area place a limit on data use for their residential Internet plans. Data caps are disliked because subscribers see them as a tactic to limit video streaming, while providers maintain they are a necessary strategy for managing heavy network congestion. Either way, the issue is streaming video, which can eat up anywhere from 1–7GB/hr.
Internet access in Laredo neighborhoods
We have compiled data about Internet coverage in all these communities within Laredo: Rio Bravo.
Summary Of Internet Providers In Laredo
|AT&T Internet||IPBB||96.3%+||100 Mbps|
|AT&T Fiber||Fiber||4.3%+||940 Mbps|
|Border to Border Communications||Fiber||1.2%+||20 Mbps|
|En-Touch Systems||Fiber||0.4%+||1,000 Mbps|
|VTX Communications||Fiber||0.3%+||1,000 Mbps|
|XFINITY from Comcast||Cable||0.5%+||1,000 Mbps|
|En-Touch Systems||Cable||0.4%+||940 Mbps|
|VTX Communications||DSL||0.3%+||15 Mbps|
|Viasat Internet||Satellite||100%||50 Mbps|
|Spectrum Business||Cable||65.2%+||1,000 Mbps|
|Autophone of Laredo||Fixed Wireless||76.0%+||10 Mbps|
|Spectrum Business||Fiber||19.1%+||940 Mbps|
|SmartCom Telephone||Fiber||10.6%+||10,000 Mbps|
|Crown Castle Fiber||Fiber||6.7%+||1,000 Mbps|
|CenturyLink Business||Copper||4.8%+||1,000 Mbps|
|Verizon Business||Copper||3.9%+||50 Mbps|
|GTT Communications||Copper||3.5%+||-- Mbps|
|VTX Communications||Fiber||3.2%+||1,000 Mbps|
|TPx Communications||Copper||3.1%+||1.5 Mbps|
|Comcast Business||Cable||0.2%+||987 Mbps|
Compare Laredo to the 5 largest cities in the US
|City||Average Download Speed||Number of Providers||Average Cost per Mbps|
|Laredo||79.6 Mbps||13||$0.22 ( + $0.00 )|
|New York||415.4 Mbps ( +335.8 Mbps )||15 ( +2 )||$0.54 ( + $0.00 )|
|Los Angeles||118.9 Mbps ( +39.3 Mbps )||17 ( +4 )||$0.23 ( + $0.00 )|
|Chicago||116.2 Mbps ( +36.6 Mbps )||15 ( +2 )||$0.26 ( + $0.00 )|
|Houston||127.4 Mbps ( +47.8 Mbps )||23 ( +10 )||$0.24 ( + $0.00 )|
|Philadelphia||127.6 Mbps ( +48 Mbps )||8 ( -5 )||$0.34 ( + $0.00 )|
Customer Reviews of Internet Providers in Laredo
Great customer service
The internet/Customer Service team at En-Touch is a team that is responsive to its customers. They have successfully provided me with prompt resolutions and always very pleasant and understanding to my technical issues.