Internet Providers in Laredo, TX

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Residential Internet Statistics for Laredo, TX
Internet Providers: 11
Internet Plans: 25
Fastest Speed Available: 1,200 Mbps
Average Plan Price: $62.47

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 11 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 July 2021 is 78043. (see all below).

Internet Statistics 2021

8,000 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 Availability
En-Touch Systems 1,000 Mbps Fiber 8s 0.4%
VTX Communications 1,000 Mbps Fiber and DSL 8s 0.3%
XFINITY from Comcast 1,200 Mbps Cable 6s 0.5%
AT&T Internet 940 Mbps IPBB and Fiber 8s 96.3%
Spectrum 1,000 Mbps Cable 8s 98.0%
En-Touch Systems 940 Mbps Cable 8s 0.4%
Viasat Internet 50 Mbps Satellite 2m 43s 100.0%
HughesNet 25 Mbps Satellite 5m 27s 100.0%
ACI 25 Mbps DSL 5m 27s 0.8%
Border to Border Communications 20 Mbps Fiber 6m 49s 1.2%
EarthLink 18 Mbps DSL 7m 35s 16.8%

Internet Provider Competition Map For Laredo

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Laredo is the 523rd most connected city in Texas ahead of Freer and Zapata, but behind Hebbronville, Encinal, and Cotulla.

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

Approximately 3,000 people in Webb 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.

Approximately 97% of Laredo 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, 78043 is the zip code with the fastest average download speed in Laredo.

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

In Webb County, approximately 3,000 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.

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 6,824 speed tests reported over the past year at areas within two miles of Texas A & M International University campus, performance averages are close to 90.52 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.

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 $0.25 ( + $0.00 )
New York 534.4 Mbps ( +454.8 Mbps ) 17 ( +4 ) $0.89 ( + $0.00 )
Los Angeles 148.8 Mbps ( +69.2 Mbps ) 17 ( +4 ) $0.24 ( $0.00 )
Chicago 160.6 Mbps ( +81 Mbps ) 15 ( +2 ) $0.27 ( + $0.00 )
Houston 169.5 Mbps ( +89.9 Mbps ) 23 ( +10 ) $0.26 ( + $0.00 )
Philadelphia 162.1 Mbps ( +82.5 Mbps ) 8 ( -5 ) $0.38 ( + $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.