Internet Providers in Richardson, Texas

Most Popular Internet Providers in Richardson, Texas:

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  • 1. 1. AT&T Internet
    84.8% Available
    84.8%

    Available

    Speeds up to:
    940 Mbps
    Download
    1000 Mbps
    Upload
    Not all internet speeds available in all areas. *See offer details.
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    • Deal
    • Fiber
    • IPBB
    • Internet Plans: 4
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 4
    • Speed Range: 100-940mbps
    • Connection: IPBB and Fiber
    • Installation: Up to $99 installation cost.
    • Price Range: $35 - $129.99
    • Contracts: None - None required
    Deal
    There are 2 active deals on select plans from this provider
  • 2. 2. Spectrum
    100% Available
    100%

    Available

    Speeds up to:
    1000 Mbps
    Download
    35 Mbps
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    • Deal
    • Cable
    • Internet Plans: 3
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 6
    • Speed Range: 200-1000mbps
    • Connection: Cable
    • Price Range: $49.99 - $152.97
    • Contracts: None - None required
    Deal
    There are 6 active deals on select plans from this provider
  • 3. 3. Viasat
    100% Available
    100%

    Available

    Speeds up to:
    100 Mbps
    Download
    3 Mbps
    Upload
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    • Satellite
    • Internet Plans: 4
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 0
    • Speed Range: 12-100mbps
    • Connection: Satellite
    • Price Range: $49.99 - $199.99
    • Contracts: 2 Years - 2 Years required
  • 4. 4. HughesNet
    100% Available
    100%

    Available

    Speeds up to:
    25 Mbps
    Download
    3 Mbps
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    • Deal
    • Satellite
    • Internet Plans: 4
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 0
    • Speed Range: 25-25mbps
    • Connection: Satellite
    • Installation: Standard installation is free.
    • Price Range: $39.99 - $149.99
    • Contracts: 2 Years - 2 Years required
    Deal
    There are 4 active deals on select plans from this provider
  • 5. 5. EarthLink
    52.2% Available
    52.2%

    Available

    Speeds up to:
    940 Mbps
    Download
    1000 Mbps
    Upload
    Not all internet speeds available in all areas.
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    • Fiber
    • DSL
    • Internet Plans: 5
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 0
    • Speed Range: 7-1000mbps
    • Connection: DSL and Fiber
    • Installation: Includes shipping of modem and self-install kit.
    • Price Range: $49.95 - $99.95
    • Contracts: 1 Year - 1 Year required
  • 6. 6. Rise Broadband
    12.7% Available
    12.7%

    Available

    Speeds up to:
    50 Mbps
    Download
    5 Mbps
    Upload
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    • Deal
    • Fixed Wireless
    • Internet Plans: 4
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 0
    • Speed Range: 25-50mbps
    • Connection: Fixed Wireless
    • Installation: Free installation.
    • Price Range: $34.95 - $64.95
    Deal
    There are 1 active deals on select plans from this provider
  • 7. 7. Frontier
    9.5% Available
    9.5%

    Available

    Call For Speed Availability
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    • Fiber
    • DSL
    • Internet Plans: 4
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 0
    • Speed Range: 30-940mbps
    • Connection: DSL and Fiber
    • Price Range: $49.99 - $84.99
    • Contracts: None - 1 Year required
  • 8. 8. TierOne
    72.7% Available
    72.7%

    Available

    Speeds up to:
    5 Mbps
    Download
    2.5 Mbps
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    • Fixed Wireless
    • Internet Plans: 3
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 0
    • Speed Range: 2.5-5mbps
    • Connection: Fixed Wireless
    • Installation: Free installation.
    • Price Range: $42.5 - $64.5
    • Contracts: None - None required
  • 9. 9. Argon Technologies
    21.3% Available
    21.3%

    Available

    Speeds up to:
    10 Mbps
    Download
    3 Mbps
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    • Fixed Wireless
    • Internet Plans: 3
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 0
    • Speed Range: 2-10mbps
    • Connection: Fixed Wireless
    • Installation: Includes installation.
    • Price Range: $44.95 - $74.95
    • Contracts: 2 Years - 2 Years required
3 Business internet providers are hidden due to low coverage in Richardson. See All
  • 1. 1. AT&T Wireless
    100% Available
    100%

    Available

    Speeds up to:
    10 Mbps
    Download
    3 Mbps
    Upload
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    • Mobile Broadband
    • Internet Plans: 2
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 0
    • Speed Range: 0-10mbps
    • Connection: Mobile Broadband
    • Price Range: $50 - $75
  • 2. 2. Metro® by T-Mobile
    100% Available
    100%

    Available

    Speeds up to:
    1.5 Mbps
    Download
    1.5 Mbps
    Upload
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    • Deal
    • Mobile Broadband
    • Internet Plans: 3
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 0
    • Speed Range: 0-1.5mbps
    • Connection: Mobile Broadband
    • Price Range: $40 - $60
    Deal
    There are 2 active deals on select plans from this provider
  • 3. 3. T-Mobile
    100% Available
    100%

    Available

    Speeds up to:
    10 Mbps
    Download
    6 Mbps
    Upload
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    • Deal
    • Mobile Broadband
    • Internet Plans: 3
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 0
    • Speed Range: 0-10mbps
    • Connection: Mobile Broadband
    • Price Range: $60 - $85
    Deal
    There are 2 active deals on select plans from this provider
  • 4. 4. Verizon
    100% Available
    100%

    Available

    Speeds up to:
    10 Mbps
    Download
    3 Mbps
    Upload
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    • Deal
    • Mobile Broadband
    • Internet Plans: 2
    • Internet & TV Bundles: 0
    • Speed Range: 0-10mbps
    • Connection: Mobile Broadband
    • Price Range: $55 - $65
    Deal
    There are 2 active deals on select plans from this provider

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Internet Access in Richardson, Texas

Richardson features a total of 9 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 IPBB and Fiber (84.80 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 738 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 9 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 July 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 Availability
AT&T Internet 940 Mbps IPBB and Fiber 8s 84.8%
Spectrum 1,000 Mbps Cable 8s 100.0%
EarthLink 1,000 Mbps DSL and Fiber 8s 52.2%
Viasat Internet 100 Mbps Satellite 1m 21s 100.0%
Frontier Communications Call For Speed Availability DSL and Fiber 8s 9.5%
Rise Broadband 50 Mbps Fixed Wireless 2m 43s 12.7%
HughesNet 25 Mbps Satellite 5m 27s 100.0%

Internet Provider Competition Map For Richardson

Richardson Internet Competition Map. Click for interactive map.
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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.

Compare Richardson to the 5 largest cities in the US

City Average Download Speed Number of Providers Average Cost per Mbps
Richardson 214.6 Mbps 12 $0.26 ( + $0.00 )
New York 534.4 Mbps ( +319.8 Mbps ) 17 ( +5 ) $0.48 ( + $0.00 )
Los Angeles 148.8 Mbps ( -65.8 Mbps ) 17 ( +5 ) $0.24 ( $0.00 )
Chicago 160.6 Mbps ( -54 Mbps ) 15 ( +3 ) $0.27 ( + $0.00 )
Houston 169.5 Mbps ( -45.1 Mbps ) 23 ( +11 ) $0.26 ( + $0.00 )
Philadelphia 162.1 Mbps ( -52.5 Mbps ) 8 ( -4 ) $0.34 ( + $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.