Internet Providers in Rio Frio, TX
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Residential Internet Statistics for Rio Frio, TX
|Fastest Speed Available:||1,000 Mbps|
|Average Plan Price:||$97.82|
Most Popular Residential Internet Providers in Rio Frio, Texas
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.
Internet Statistics 2021
44.7% of consumers in Rio Frio100 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 Providers in Nearby Cities
The “Connected” metric is a citywide average based on FCC data showing the density of broadband options at the census block level.
This statistic is drawn from the population in census blocks not served by at least one wired broadband provider.
Fiber coverage data is sourced from FCC Form 477 filings and cross-validated through BroadbandNow with private datasets and direct provider reporting.
This coverage statistic is based on a mix of FCC and private provider reporting in the past two quarters.
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
|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|
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 )|