Internet Providers in Richardson, TX

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Residential Internet Statistics for Richardson, TX
Internet Providers: 12
Internet Plans: 16
Fastest Speed Available: 1,000 Mbps
Average Plan Price: $65.29

Internet Access in Richardson, Texas

Richardson features a total of 12 Internet service providers (ISPs) marketing home connections, and a total of 36 including smb, enterprise, and mobile providers such as Verizon Business.

So far as availability, the average Richardson building has 4-5 providers at a given location. Only 4.6 percent of the Richardson population are limited to one or fewer options for broadband.

Taking a look now at network tech offered around the Richardson area, we see that the most common physical wire broadband technology infrastructures are Cable (virtually one hundred percent coverage) and Fiber (84.80 percent coverage). Traditional cable TV corporations are where customers look for cable Internet, since they can use pre-existing TV wires — which have already been built out to homes in the area — to connect subscribers to Internet service. Richardson customers of cable ISPs such as Spectrum overwhelmingly pick cable because of the reasonably low pricing for workable speeds. (Compared to DSL at any rate.) Fiber uses future-proofed fiber-optic lines made of hair-like glass strands which transmit binary data using light. Largely thanks to fiber, broadband Internet speeds around Richardson are 13.37 percent higher than the state average in Texas. Not all "Fiber" connections reach the subscriber address, however. Some switch to to copper cables once in the "last mile." As a result, some fiber connections might not offer true "gigabit" performance.

The data listed here is primarily sourced via FCC reports. Then, it is enhanced through private data sources to create more accurate resources than can be accessed through the FCC directly. Speed and pricing data is sourced by manually collecting tens of thousands of data points each year. There are 716 Internet plans in Richardson since 2014. There are 63 Internet or bundled deals currently on the market in the area.

Viasat Internet is the most common overall. They offer coverage reaching near one hundred percent of the area. HughesNet is available for virtually one hundred percent of local residents. The top speed recorded for Viasat reaches 100 Mbps. HughesNet advertised up to 25 Mbps. In general, anything over 10 Mbps will be enough to stream SD videos to devices on WiFi. However, it may become an issue when multiple users try to use modern services like Skype and multiplayer gaming. See the availability maps below to see how broadband coverage compares at the census block level.

  • There are 27 internet providers in Richardson with 12 of those offering residential service
  • Richardson is the 70th most connected city in Texas ahead of Garland, but behind Addison, Allen, Plano, and Sachse.
  • The fastest zip code in Richardson for April 2021 is 75080. (see all below).

Internet Statistics 2021

4,000 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 Richardson, Texas

Provider Speed Type Time To Download 1 GB
EarthLink Fiber 1,000 Mbps Fiber 8s
Spectrum 1,000 Mbps Cable 8s
AT&T Fiber 940 Mbps Fiber 8s
AT&T Internet 100 Mbps IPBB 1m 21s
Frontier Communications Call For Speed Availability Fiber 8s
EarthLink 100 Mbps DSL 1m 21s
Viasat Internet 100 Mbps Satellite 1m 21s
Rise Broadband 50 Mbps Fixed Wireless 2m 43s
Frontier Communications Call For Speed Availability DSL 4m 33s
HughesNet 25 Mbps Satellite 5m 27s

Summary of Internet Providers Availability in Richardson, Texas

  • AT&T Internet - IPBB - 70.1% Availability in Richardson - Speeds up to 100 Mbps
  • Spectrum - Cable - 100.0% Availability in Richardson - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • EarthLink - DSL - 47.5% Availability in Richardson - Speeds up to 100 Mbps
  • AT&T Fiber - Fiber - 84.8% Availability in Richardson - Speeds up to 940 Mbps
  • EarthLink - Fiber - 52.2% Availability in Richardson - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • Frontier - DSL - 9.5% Availability in Richardson - Call For Speed Availability
  • Rise Broadband - Fixed Wireless - 12.7% Availability in Richardson - Speeds up to 50 Mbps
  • Frontier - Fiber - 8.3% Availability in Richardson - Call For Speed Availability
  • Viasat - Satellite - 100.0% Availability in Richardson - Speeds up to 100 Mbps
  • HughesNet - Satellite - 100.0% Availability in Richardson - Speeds up to 25 Mbps

Internet Provider Competition Map For Richardson

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Richardson is the 70th most connected city in Texas ahead of Garland, but behind Addison, Allen, Plano, and Sachse.

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

Approximately 4,000 people in Dallas 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.

Fiber Availability: 86% of people living in Richardson have residential fiber service available to them.

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

Approximately 95% of Richardson 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, 75080 is the zip code with the fastest average download speed in Richardson.

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

In Dallas County, approximately 5,000 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.

ISP Coverage surrounding The University Of Texas At Dallas and National American University-Richardson

Within the 2 mile area around The University Of Texas At Dallas, a normal home will have 3-4 options for consumer internet access. National American University-Richardson has 4.63 providers to choose from at homes within a couple of miles of the university. Both universities have average internet speeds that are appropriate for student use cases like streaming video, sharing big folders, and online gaming. Plans in this range aren't guaranteed to be available in every area surrounding campus, and may be unaccessible in apartment buildings. Remember that these averages are based on speed analysis', and actual performance will likely be closer to the official download speeds shown above.

Working from Home in Richardson

There are 3,597 workers living in Richardson who perform their job out of their home via telecommuting. Of those telecommuting, 60.27 percent take home less than $75K annually. Richardson has a high amount of Fiber coverage. So it's unsurprising that working from home would be a popular option in the area. Fiber is a great Broadband choice good for cloud services and many other high-bandwidth work uses. Among the portion of Richardson that census records identify as working from home, 60.27 Within home office workers in Richardson, 60.27% make less than $75,000. If you're putting together home WiFi for a home office, it's important to verify data caps on your package. Some residential Broadband plans have data caps, which can be difficult if you use a lot of data for work purposes like video conferencing, etc. Business connections should be provided if you need more than a consumer-grade bundle.

Summary Of Internet Providers In Richardson

Provider Type Coverage Speed
AT&T Internet IPBB 70.1%+ 100 Mbps
Spectrum Cable 100% 1,000 Mbps
EarthLink DSL 47.5%+ 100 Mbps
AT&T Fiber Fiber 84.8%+ 940 Mbps
TierOne Networks Fixed Wireless 72.7%+ 5 Mbps
EarthLink Fiber Fiber 52.2%+ 1,000 Mbps
Argon Technologies Fixed Wireless 21.3%+ 10 Mbps
Frontier Communications DSL 9.5%+ Call For Speed Availability
Rise Broadband Fixed Wireless 12.7%+ 50 Mbps
Frontier Communications Fiber 8.3%+ Call For Speed Availability
Viasat Internet Satellite 100% 100 Mbps
HughesNet Satellite 100% 25 Mbps
AT&T Fiber 64.9%+ 940 Mbps
Spectrum Business Cable 100% 1,000 Mbps
BelWave Communications Fixed Wireless 100% 200 Mbps
TierOne Networks Fixed Wireless 67.8%+ 5 Mbps
MHO Networks Fixed Wireless 57.8%+ 1,000 Mbps
Rise Broadband Fixed Wireless 14.9%+ 100 Mbps
Unite Private Networks Fiber 29.1%+ 1,000 Mbps
One Ring Networks Fixed Wireless 24.8%+ 150 Mbps
Frontier Business DSL 7.2%+ Call For Speed Availability
Argon Technologies Fixed Wireless 19.5%+ 15 Mbps
Spectrum Business Fiber 18.3%+ 940 Mbps
CenturyLink Business Fiber 16.5%+ 1,000 Mbps
Verizon Business Copper 12.9%+ 50 Mbps
Frontier Business Fiber 6.3%+ Call For Speed Availability
Crown Castle Fiber Fiber 6.9%+ 1,000 Mbps
GTT Communications Copper 4.5%+ 100 Mbps
LOGIX Fiber Networks Fiber 3.3%+ 1,000 Mbps
Fusion Connect Copper 3.0%+ 20 Mbps
Windstream Fiber 2.3%+ 100 Mbps
TPx Communications Copper 1.6%+ 1.5 Mbps
Zayo Fiber 1.1%+ 1,000 Mbps
Cogent Communications Fiber 0.6%+ 1,000 Mbps

Compare Richardson to the 5 largest cities in the US

City Average Download Speed Number of Providers Average Cost per Mbps
Richardson 153.6 Mbps 12 $0.17 ( + $0.00 )
New York 415.4 Mbps ( +261.8 Mbps ) 16 ( +4 ) $0.21 ( + $0.00 )
Los Angeles 118.9 Mbps ( -34.7 Mbps ) 17 ( +5 ) $0.15 ( $0.00 )
Chicago 116.2 Mbps ( -37.4 Mbps ) 15 ( +3 ) $0.19 ( + $0.00 )
Houston 127.4 Mbps ( -26.2 Mbps ) 23 ( +11 ) $0.18 ( + $0.00 )
Philadelphia 127.6 Mbps ( -26 Mbps ) 8 ( -4 ) $0.18 ( + $0.00 )

Customer Reviews of Internet Providers in Richardson

Two of the nicest people I've ever met

I had to place two separate calls for Business internet and was assisted by two of the nicest people I've ever had the pleasure of talking to. Tory and Andre, if y'all are out there somewhere, thank you guys for being so effin' chill .

Switched to Spectrum and get NO internet!

Switched to Spectrum a week ago, paying for 100Mbps but that's not even close to what we get. It works if we reset the router and so far we've had to do that every single day - and even then we only get reliable wi-fi for a few minutes. If I want to actually get work done, I have to use the LTE network. Incredibly frustrating and not worth the price. I'm furious.

dependable with good download speeds

I pay for 6 Mbps but different sites that measure download speeds regularly report 7 and 8 Mbps download speeds.

AT&T U-verse

When it's working, the service is excellent. The customer service experience is better than any other provider. The problem is the equipment in our area is outdated and overloaded. It simply cannot handle all of the devices we use today. We have an ongoing connectivity issue that AT&T claims to be working on. They are still lagging with features, as well. Only three HD programs can be recording at a time, while others offer between five and eight. No acceptable answer to that considering AT&T now owns DirecTV. Wifi speed is simply unacceptable. We had been paying for speeds that the equipment cannot provide. To their credit, they are refunding those overages, but they sold it to us knowing they could not provide it. The technicians are very good, but limited. They are honest and forthcoming. We have had almost every other service available and they are all problematic. At least they are aware of the problems and are actively working to improve. Other providers we've used didn't even keep records of our complaints.