Internet Providers in Mcallen, TX

Residential Internet Statistics for Mcallen, TX
Internet Service Providers: 11
Plans Start From: $9.99
Top Download Speed: 5 Gbps
Fastest Connection Type: Fiber

Top Internet Providers in Mcallen, Texas:

Showing 1 to 13 Providers

  • 1. AT&T Internet
    76.8% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *5 Gbps
    • Fiber
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • Fiber
    76.8% Available
  • 2. Spectrum
    99.9% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *1 Gbps
    • Cable
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • Cable
    99.9% Available
  • 3. T-Mobile 5G Home Internet
    62.7% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *182 Mbps
    • 5G Internet
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • 5G Internet
    62.7% Available
  • 4. Viasat
    100% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *100 Mbps
    • Satellite
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • Satellite
    100% Available
  • 5. 5. HughesNet
    100% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *25 Mbps
    • Satellite
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • Satellite
    100% Available
  • 6. 6. Sinlar
    100% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *3
    • Fixed Wireless
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • Fixed Wireless
    100% Available
  • 7. 7. Twin Wireless
    100% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *40 Mbps
    • Fixed Wireless
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • Fixed Wireless
    100% Available
  • 8. 8. VTX
    100% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *25 Mbps
    • Fixed Wireless
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • Fixed Wireless
    100% Available
  • 9. 9. Power Broadband
    88.1% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *990 Mbps
    • Fixed Wireless
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • Fixed Wireless
    88.1% Available
  • 10. 10. Coba Systems
    80.5% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *95 Mbps
    • Fixed Wireless
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • Fixed Wireless
    80.5% Available
  • 11. SmartCom Telephone
    1% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *6 Mbps
    • DSL
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • DSL
    1% Available
  • 12. Astound Broadband Powered by En-Touch
    0.7% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *1 Gbps
    • Fiber
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • Fiber
    0.7% Available
  • 13. Astound Broadband Powered by En-Touch
    0.7% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *940 Mbps
    • Cable
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • Cable
    0.7% Available
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Internet Access in Mcallen, Texas

Viasat Internet has the most availability in Mcallen. HughesNet is also a common option.

The data on this page comes via FCC reports. Coverage data is cross-validated through private data sources and direct provider reporting to provide more accurate results than is available from the FCC directly. Information on pricing and speeds of individual Internet plans is sourced thanks to our data division, who gather tens of thousands of data points every year. We've analyzed 420 Mcallen Internet plans from 2014 to the present. There are 54 Internet or bundled plans currently on the market in the area.

In terms of availability, the average home in Mcallen has 7-8 providers at their location, or precisely 7.33 Internet providers per census block. Only 18.12 percent of the Mcallen population have one or fewer options for residential Internet service.

Spectrum provides an second choice to the primary providers (Viasat and HughesNet). They offer a top download speed of 940 Mbps. Wired broadband isn't the only option for Internet access for residents of Mcallen. fixed wireless companies such as Sinlar Broadband can achieve 3 Mbps or more over wireless links. Aside from residential Internet, there are also 8 providers in the city offering enterprise and business products and services such as point-to-point connectivity and MPLS. The small business listings above include every local provider with explicit business services on their website, but home providers often offer unlisted business options as well.

Overall, Mcallen's broadband infrastructure follows a common pattern in Texas communities: wide coverage of bundled cable and DSL, with the catch that most houses or apartments are limited to a single provider for either Internet service. This pattern is normal because Internet service providers started as cable TV and landline phone companies. So, they use these pre-existing copper wired networks on utility poles to deliver broadband Internet services.

  • There are 24 internet providers in Mcallen with 13 of those offering residential service
  • Mcallen is the 187th most connected city in Texas ahead of Alamo, San Juan, and Hidalgo, but behind Mission and Pharr.

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Summary Of Fastest Internet Providers In Mcallen, Texas

Provider Speed Type Time To Download 1 GB Availability
AT&T Internet 5,000 Mbps IPBB and Fiber 1s 76.8%
Astound Broadband Powered by En-Touch 1,000 Mbps Fiber 8s 0.7%
Spectrum 1,000 Mbps Cable 8s 99.9%
Astound Broadband Powered by En-Touch 940 Mbps Cable 8s 0.7%
Viasat Internet 100 Mbps Satellite 1m 21s 100.0%
T-Mobile 5G Home Internet 182 Mbps 5G Internet 45s 62.7%
HughesNet 25 Mbps Satellite 5m 27s 100.0%
SmartCom Telephone 6 Mbps DSL 22m 45s 1.0%
23,000 People Only have access to 1 or fewer wired internet providers available at their address.

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This data is calculated from FCC datasets which providers are legally required to supply twice a year. We further validate this data for accuracy.

Mcallen is the 187th most connected city in Texas ahead of Alamo, San Juan, and Hidalgo, but behind Mission and Pharr.

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

Approximately 39,000 people in Hidalgo County don't have access to any wired internet.

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This statistic is drawn from the population in census blocks not served by at least one wired broadband provider.

Fiber Availability: 11% of people living in Mcallen have residential fiber service available to them.

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Fiber coverage data is sourced from FCC Form 477 filings and cross-validated through BroadbandNow with private datasets and direct provider reporting.

Approximately 82% of Mcallen residents are serviced by multiple wired providers.

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This coverage statistic is based on a mix of FCC and private provider reporting in the past two quarters.

In Hidalgo County, approximately 82,000 people do not have access to 25 Mbps wired broadband.

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25 Mbps download and 3 Mbps upload is the minimum speed for an Internet connection to be classified as “Broadband” by the FCC.

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Compare Mcallen to the 5 largest cities in the US

City Average Download Speed Number of Providers Average Cost per Mbps
Mcallen 168.6 Mbps 18 $0.27 ( + $0.00 )
New York 581.7 Mbps ( +413.1 Mbps ) 22 ( +4 ) $0.34 ( + $0.00 )
Los Angeles 172.8 Mbps ( +4.2 Mbps ) 21 ( +3 ) $0.25 ( $0.00 )
Chicago 199.7 Mbps ( +31.1 Mbps ) 20 ( +2 ) $0.24 ( $0.00 )
Houston 202.2 Mbps ( +33.6 Mbps ) 27 ( +9 ) $0.25 ( $0.00 )
Philadelphia 196.5 Mbps ( +27.9 Mbps ) 11 ( -7 ) $0.39 ( + $0.00 )