Internet Providers in Richardson, TX

Residential Internet Statistics for Richardson, TX
Internet Service Providers: 8
Plans Start From: $44.95
Top Download Speed: 5 Gbps
Fastest Connection Type: Fiber

Top Internet Providers in Richardson, Texas:

Showing 1 to 10 Providers

  • 1. AT&T Internet
    86.5% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *5 Gbps
    • Fiber
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • Fiber
    86.5% Available
  • 2. Spectrum
    100% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *1 Gbps
    • Cable
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • Cable
    100% Available
  • 3. T-Mobile 5G Home Internet
    39.5% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *182 Mbps
    • 5G Internet
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • 5G Internet
    39.5% Available
  • 4. Verizon
    90% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *1 Gbps
    • 5G Internet
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • 5G Internet
    90% Available
  • 5. 5. Viasat
    100% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *100 Mbps
    • Satellite
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • Satellite
    100% Available
  • 6. 6. HughesNet
    100% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *25 Mbps
    • Satellite
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • Satellite
    100% Available
  • 7. 7. EarthLink
    52.2% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *940 Mbps
    • Fiber
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • Fiber
    52.2% Available
  • 8. 8. Rise Broadband
    12.7% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *50 Mbps
    • Fixed Wireless
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • Fixed Wireless
    12.7% Available
  • 9. Frontier
    0.7% Available
    Call For Speed Availability: (855) 915-4111
    • Fiber
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • Fiber
    0.7% Available
  • 10. 9. Argon Technologies
    21.3% Available
    Download Speeds up to:
    *10 Mbps
    • Fixed Wireless
    *Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
    • Fixed Wireless
    21.3% Available
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Internet Access in Richardson, Texas

Richardson features a total of 10 Internet service providers (ISPs) marketing home connections, and a total of 35 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 IPBB and Fiber (86.51 percent coverage) and Cable (virtually one hundred 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.)

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 675 Internet plans in Richardson since 2014. There are 74 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 10 of those offering residential service
  • Richardson is the 76th most connected city in Texas ahead of Garland, but behind Addison, Allen, Plano, and Sachse.

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Summary Of Fastest Internet Providers In Richardson, Texas

Provider Speed Type Time To Download 1 GB Availability
AT&T Internet 5,000 Mbps IPBB and Fiber 1s 86.5%
Spectrum 1,000 Mbps Cable 8s 100.0%
EarthLink 1,000 Mbps DSL and Fiber and 5G Internet 8s 52.2%
Viasat Internet 100 Mbps Satellite 1m 21s 100.0%
Rise Broadband 50 Mbps Fixed Wireless 2m 43s 12.7%
T-Mobile 5G Home Internet 182 Mbps 5G Internet 45s 39.5%
HughesNet 25 Mbps Satellite 5m 27s 100.0%
Frontier Communications Call For Speed Availability DSL and Fiber -- 0.7%
4,000 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.

Richardson is the 76th most connected city in Texas ahead of Garland, but behind Addison, Allen, Plano, and Sachse.

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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 4,000 people in Dallas 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: 87% of people living in Richardson 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 95% of Richardson 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 Dallas County, approximately 4,000 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 Richardson to the 5 largest cities in the US

City Average Download Speed Number of Providers Average Cost per Mbps
Richardson 298.7 Mbps 14 $0.28 ( + $0.00 )
New York 581.7 Mbps ( +283 Mbps ) 22 ( +8 ) $0.34 ( + $0.00 )
Los Angeles 172.8 Mbps ( -125.9 Mbps ) 21 ( +7 ) $0.25 ( $0.00 )
Chicago 199.7 Mbps ( -99 Mbps ) 20 ( +6 ) $0.24 ( $0.00 )
Houston 202.2 Mbps ( -96.5 Mbps ) 27 ( +13 ) $0.25 ( $0.00 )
Philadelphia 196.5 Mbps ( -102.2 Mbps ) 11 ( -3 ) $0.39 ( + $0.00 )