Internet Providers in Penitas, TX

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Residential Internet Statistics for Penitas, TX
Internet Providers: 9
Internet Plans: 4
Fastest Speed Available: 1,000 Mbps
Average Plan Price: $68.74

Internet Access in Penitas, Texas

Penitas features only two major Internet service choices to understand: coaxial cable (virtually one hundred percent availability) and DSL (51.86% coverage). Cable Internet is usually delivered by TV corporations, using their pre-existing copper coaxial television wires strung up on telephone poles. DSL Internet is delivered via landline phone lines. Most Penitas blocks have access to cable and DSL service from two alternating companies.

Coba Systems as well as Spectrum also offer Internet service in Penitas, often competing for the same customers.

Coverage from Viasat Internet and HughesNet, in most cases, will overlap. As you might expect, the choice between Viasat and HughesNet is common.

The packages displayed on this page are manually gathered by our research division.

Click through the map below for more insights on broadband market competition at the census block level. Although most blocks have around 6-7 options, some areas can be less connected or may only have one company available.

Internet Statistics 2021

1,000 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 Penitas, Texas

Provider Speed Type Time To Download 1 GB Availability
Spectrum 1,000 Mbps Cable 8s 77.9%
AT&T Internet 100 Mbps IPBB 1m 21s 51.9%
Viasat Internet 100 Mbps Satellite 1m 21s 100.0%
Coba Systems 95 Mbps Cable 1m 26s 99.7%
HughesNet 25 Mbps Satellite 5m 27s 100.0%

Internet Provider Competition Map For Penitas

Penitas Internet Competition Map. Click for interactive map.
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Penitas is the 332nd most connected city in Texas ahead of La Joya and Sullivan City, but behind Mcallen, Mission, and Hidalgo.

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

Approximately 19,000 people in Hidalgo 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 86% of Penitas 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.

In Hidalgo County, approximately 41,000 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 and Cord Cutting in Penitas

Data from our researchers suggests that popular providers in Penitas use data caps on residential Internet plans. Data caps are controversial because consumers view caps as a strategy for limiting streaming, while providers explain that they are a necessary strategy as they struggle to manage network congestion. Either way, the culprit is the same: streaming video, which can eat up one to seven Gigabytes per hour.

Compare Penitas to the 5 largest cities in the US

City Average Download Speed Number of Providers Average Cost per Mbps
Penitas 87.3 Mbps 9 $0.96 ( + $0.00 )
New York 534.4 Mbps ( +447.1 Mbps ) 17 ( +8 ) $0.89 ( $0.00 )
Los Angeles 148.8 Mbps ( +61.5 Mbps ) 17 ( +8 ) $0.24 ( $0.00 )
Chicago 160.6 Mbps ( +73.3 Mbps ) 15 ( +6 ) $0.27 ( $0.00 )
Houston 169.5 Mbps ( +82.2 Mbps ) 23 ( +14 ) $0.26 ( $0.00 )
Philadelphia 162.1 Mbps ( +74.8 Mbps ) 8 ( -1 ) $0.38 ( $0.00 )