Internet Providers in Rock Island, TX

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Residential Internet Statistics for Rock Island, TX
Internet Providers: 10
Internet Plans: 1
Fastest Speed Available: 6 Mbps
Average Plan Price: $45

Internet Access in Rock Island, Texas

Consumers will find 11 Internet service providers (ISPs) operating in Rock Island. There are 4 LTE companies, and 7 offer wired or wireless residential broadband.

The average Rock Island customer has 2 providers with the ability to provide availability for that building. Competition is good. It tends to improve pricing at a given address. This choice isn't universal, though. In fact, a surprising 98.52 of the local population still has only one or zero options for broadband service.

Wireless Internet connections like fixed wireless have a variety of key caveats, making them less than preferable for broadband access. data limits present the big one, although fixed wireless caps are often more comparable to those on wired DSL Internet service.

Keep in mind, since FCC coverage data is only collected biannually and only released 6+ months after, availability shown here may not be complete. We collect coverage and plan data directly from many major Internet providers to help reduce the lag.

Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) is the most common overall. They offer coverage for close to one hundred percent of Rock Island residents. HughesNet has availability for close to close to one hundred percent of the population. The top speed recorded for Viasat is up to 35 Mbps, while HughesNet offers packages up to 25 Mbps. As a rule, anything above 10 megabits per second (Mbps) is sufficient to view standard definition video over WiFi. However, it may become challenging for large households or modern services like Skype, cloud apps, and multiplayer gaming. Refer to the Internet coverage map below to see how Internet options compare on a granular level.

Internet Statistics 2021

300 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 Rock Island, Texas

Provider Speed Type Time To Download 1 GB
Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) 50 Mbps Satellite 2m 43s
HughesNet 25 Mbps Satellite 5m 27s
AT&T 25 Mbps Fixed Wireless 5m 27s
AT&T Internet 6 Mbps IPBB 22m 45s

Summary of Internet Providers Availability in Rock Island, Texas

  • AT&T Internet - IPBB - 1.5% Availability in Rock Island - Speeds up to 6 Mbps
  • AT&T - Fixed Wireless - 55.3% Availability in Rock Island - Speeds up to 25 Mbps
  • Viasat - Satellite - 100.0% Availability in Rock Island - Speeds up to 50 Mbps
  • HughesNet - Satellite - 100.0% Availability in Rock Island - Speeds up to 25 Mbps

Internet Provider Competition Map For Rock Island

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Rock Island is the 609th most connected city in Texas ahead of Schulenburg, but behind Columbus, Eagle Lake, Weimar, and New Ulm.

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

Approximately 5,000 people in Colorado 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.

In Colorado County, approximately 7,000 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.

Summary Of Internet Providers In Rock Island

Provider Type Coverage Speed
Ranch Wireless Fixed Wireless 100% 25 Mbps
AT&T Internet IPBB 1.5%+ 6 Mbps
AT&T Fixed Wireless 55.3%+ 25 Mbps
SCT Broadband Fixed Wireless 43.5%+ 15 Mbps
VTX Communications Fixed Wireless 6.5%+ 25 Mbps
Viasat Internet (formerly Exede) Satellite 100% 50 Mbps
HughesNet Satellite 100% 25 Mbps
Ranch Wireless Fixed Wireless 100% 25 Mbps