Internet Providers in Rio Frio, TX

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Residential Internet Statistics for Rio Frio, TX
Internet Providers: 6
Internet Plans: 14
Fastest Speed Available: 1,000 Mbps
Average Plan Price: $97.82

Internet Access in Rio Frio, Texas

Currently, there are 7 ISPs in the Rio Frio area marketing residential service, and a total of 8 including specialized smb, enterprise, and mobile providers. (Note that some may be "doubles", since many incumbent providers list residential service and business service under separate branches.)

Looking at network technology available in the Rio Frio area, we see that the most common hardwired broadband Internet technology types are Satellite (near one hundred percent coverage) and DSL (95.45 percent coverage). DSL service is delivered by twisted copper telephone wires up on utility poles, and comes from providers such as HCTC that own phone lines. Compared to other copper-based networks, the twisted copper bundle makeup seen in telephone wires allows for a lower bandwidth ceiling compared to newer wire types such as cable and several times less than fiber.

Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) is the most widely available provider in Rio Frio. The company is available to near one hundred percent of Rio Frio addresses. HughesNet is the most common second option, with coverage in practically one hundred percent of local addresses with Satellite Internet service. HughesNet's fastest package for Rio Frio is 25 megabits per second.

The information listed here is primarily sourced via provider coverage reports specific to the area, and is confirmed against private data sources to output more useful results than can be accessed through the FCC directly. Information on pricing of specific Internet plans is generated by manually collecting tens of thousands of data points each year.

Looking at the big picture, the average Rio Frio resident has 2 options for Internet. This is average for Texas. Rio Frio ranks 313th out of 1,326 Texas cities in terms of the amount of broadband competition per address.

  • There are 6 internet providers in Rio Frio with 7 of those offering residential service
  • Rio Frio is the 313th most connected city in Texas ahead of Medina, Rocksprings, and Leakey, but behind Sabinal and Uvalde.

Internet Statistics 2021

100 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 Rio Frio, Texas

Provider Speed Type Time To Download 1 GB
HCTC 1,000 Mbps DSL and Fiber 8s
Southwest Texas Communications 250 Mbps Fiber and DSL 32s
Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) 50 Mbps Satellite 2m 43s
HughesNet 25 Mbps Satellite 5m 27s

Summary of Internet Providers Availability in Rio Frio, Texas

  • HCTC - 95.5% Availability in Rio Frio - Speeds up to 1,000 Mbps
  • Southwest Texas Communications - 1.5% Availability in Rio Frio - Speeds up to 250 Mbps
  • Viasat - 100.0% Availability in Rio Frio - Speeds up to 50 Mbps
  • HughesNet - 100.0% Availability in Rio Frio - Speeds up to 25 Mbps

Internet Provider Competition Map For Rio Frio

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Rio Frio is the 313th most connected city in Texas ahead of Medina, Rocksprings, and Leakey, but behind Sabinal and Uvalde.

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

Approximately 27 people in Real 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: 55% of people living in Rio Frio 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 55% of Rio Frio 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 Real County, approximately 900 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.

Summary Of Internet Providers In Rio Frio

Provider Type Coverage Speed
HCTC DSL and Fiber 95.5%+ 1,000 Mbps
rNetworks Wireless Broadband Fixed Wireless 54.6%+ 50 Mbps
Southwest Texas Communications Fiber and DSL 1.5%+ 250 Mbps
Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) Satellite 100% 50 Mbps
HughesNet Satellite 100% 25 Mbps

Compare Rio Frio to the 5 largest cities in the US

City Average Download Speed Number of Providers Average Cost per Mbps
Rio Frio 7.1 Mbps 7 $1.42 ( + $0.00 )
New York 415.4 Mbps ( +408.3 Mbps ) 15 ( +8 ) $0.45 ( $0.00 )
Los Angeles 118.9 Mbps ( +111.8 Mbps ) 18 ( +11 ) $0.24 ( $0.00 )
Chicago 116.2 Mbps ( +109.1 Mbps ) 15 ( +8 ) $0.28 ( $0.00 )
Houston 127.4 Mbps ( +120.3 Mbps ) 21 ( +14 ) $0.25 ( $0.00 )
Philadelphia 127.6 Mbps ( +120.5 Mbps ) 9 ( +2 ) $0.33 ( $0.00 )